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For anyone who also has hawk as a prominent animal spirit guide, I’m resharing this photo of the incredible hawk who came to perch on a tree next to the Magick Bus in the International Peace Garden so she may impart her medicine most penetratingly as you gaze in her eyes. I’ve shared in greater detail their symbolism before, but today is a short message of navigating and staying on path with deep presence and awareness, being open to and taking in wider perspectives, trusting your insights as they speak your truth, taking decisive actions with strength of vision and initiative behind them after surveying all creative possibilities, and knowing you have the ability to move through anything with grace and are being watched over by divine guardianship. You have the courage available to do anything. It’s both the time to bring forth your gifts and things you’ve procrastinated, but also a time to not act impulsively and await those air stream propulsions by assimilating everything to create alchemical alignment.
Sacred White Buffalo, White Buffalo Woman & Hawk Medicine with Dream Activation Portal ~ Magick Stone Powerhouse for Conscious Living
Another powerful Magick Stone comes to life enchanting us with spirit animal wisdom and medicine to activate portals of embodiment and experience for its keeper – and quite the powerhouse it is!
This was amazing to create and I loved sinking deep into the energy these beings impart.
I’m sharing these as I have time and hope you enjoy the energy as I do, perhaps aligning with a little infusion of inspiration or support you might need today.
Here are the details about this stone including where it originated from:
Mystic Dark Teal “Magick Stone” with Metallic Gold Accents
Sacred White Buffalo, White Buffalo Woman & Hawk Medicine with Dream Activation Portal
Sacred & Rarely Visited Longbow Arch, North of Moab, Utah
Here is the energy it carries and supports for its keeper:
Connection to one’s true gift of great abundant prosperity in all areas of life with ability to easily manifest
Hope and promise renewed, heralding great change in one’s life to embrace now
Great strength, stability, and consistency through patient perseverance
Living sacredly and with reverance within the circle of life and knowing the importance of your part in the greater whole to bring forth at this time
Gateway to timeless and ancient wisdom knowing the incredible holiness of your gift as a soul in human body to affect collective change through responsible love and action and truth of being
Coming into your own as the insightful and creative visionary that you are and stepping into your leadership role
Confidence and clarity with your path and realization of your valuable gifts and thread within the collective tapestry to channel for harmonic healing
Trusting your instincts, releasing doubt, and asserting your intentions with decisive precision and powerful initiative without hesitation and avoidance
Freeing yourself from self-imposed limitations stopping you from soaring and flourishing
Standing in the power and truth of who you are and taking what ever steps are before you now with understanding of how they will lead you to the next and help create a new and grounded foundation for your life’s path moving forward
I write this from the Forest Portal’s surprise Spring snow day, again reflecting how things shift moment-to-moment. Yesterday was special because it marked what would have been Cosmo’s (my sweet rabbit boy) fourteenth Earth birthday and on his day, as I do always with all of my dear ones’ special days, we communed through nature. Our adventure hike in Washoe Indian area was a revisit of one we only introduced ourselves to part of a couple of weeks ago for the first time with intention to complete it.
We decided on a picnic hike (above photo in a field of blooming bitterbrush was our chosen rest spot) for the nearly eight miles of exploration, which not only graced us with a solo journey without seeing a human the whole time, but proved my words before we left to be foretelling of the gifts Cosmo would bring forth for us.
I said out loud to Dave, “I wonder what Cosmo will gift us this time? What messages does he have? What animals might we see, what feather might he leave?” Well, the wildly windy day (feeling like 50 mile an hour winds at times) with a mist of faery rain drops keeping us cool, but never wet, spoke of their own purposeful, timely messages and nurturing alongside the unusual sightings.
The only companions were coyote crossing our path with a black tipped tail, raven flying overhead with a snake in its mouth, and a huge pile of the most gorgeous feathers from a Sooty Grouse with peacock tipped iridescence in gold, bronze, green, blue, purple, and pink but no body, bones or blood around – just stunning plumes. Minutes later I found a longer feather you can see pictured below with the others from a different bird – maybe hawk or osprey?
I knew each sighting was a gift and omen that I was to receive from Cosmo so I honored the bird and wrapped the ones I was called to, gently in my shirt. Being an area the Washoe Indians frequented, created extra reverence for this bird, and the gift Cosmo had brought through the Universe to me. Many Plains Indian tribes used to honor these birds with a Grouse Dance. My dance will be a sacred ritual of intention and creation this week onward, lighting each step with newly infused perspective and energy.
The photos don’t do the colors justice when the sunlight hits them, but I was told I’ll be creating something sacred with these at some point and they are a gift for imagining and manifesting that beauty.
They carry a message of personal power, protection, purpose, centering, grounding, harnessing energy for clearly defined goals, the sacred spiral for vision and enlightenment with the Great Mystery, sacred and rhythmic movement and harmonized dance within Earth’s cycles for higher awareness, creation of selfless beauty, ceasing external movement for inner life realization, and new rhythms, teachings, creations, and rituals to lead you into new dimensions.
Once abundant, grouse are now less prolific, but its feathers sure speak to abundance, beauty, and rituals that bridge Cosmos and Earth. This beautiful being somehow feels like an extended hand of clarity and connection to help me integrate the new and bring through what I’ve struggled with expressing.
And lastly, right before the hike ended three very cosmic-like deer crossed our path and just kept watching us without fear. I thought at first they were all female, but one walked out before they leaped gracefully away and it had tiny antlers growing about three inches or so – a boy! I knew right away this was Cosmo, Joy and Nestor – my rabbit soul family has often showed up in deer form when no one else is around.
In Glacier National Park, two cosmic deer had shown up after Joy’s transition – they were Nestor and Joy, as Cosmo was still with us. Yesterday Cosmo joined the girls and their showing up through the portal of unusual energies and signs felt like they were opening a new doorway for me. There may be some twists and turns as things transform, but a promise invites me – both a new one and a reminder of the old one I made. There’s that sacred spiral that grouse speaks of.
Much of the day reminded me of the adventures we had with Cosmo and Joy while in the Magick Bus for 1 1/2 years – similar vistas, memories popping up of favorite places this reminded me of, that in between-worlds energy, nobody else around, similar sightings including grouse and cosmic deer, and strange but interesting weather.
I’m still reflecting on the messages of these signs he sent, as there feels to be a story he’s sharing through them of things upcoming. A spiral dance in motion of bringing me back to center.
I also received clarification yesterday around another change. Cosmo has a very clear way of coming through since he departed on Halloween/Samhain when the veils are thinnest.
Although I won’t regularly be teaching Reiki anymore, it came through that I can and will offer just one class per each level of Reiki this year.
It might be an ongoing, once yearly offering, but for now it’s something I’ve opened to because of the state of things in the world where energetic upgrades would be beneficial, and due to inquiries both spoken and unspoken. I get a lot of messages from people on the energetic levels, so I’m putting this out there in case it speaks to you.
I’ve created a separate page with some information and how you can register.
I’ll be opening the Reiki training to online availability only, likely via Zoom, but maybe Skype to only 6 participants for each class.
These will not be starting until August, as I need time to focus on current and new projects, as well as the new changes in my life upcoming that Cosmo is also hinting at and conveying importance in timing of.
I have a very busy few months of client sessions, book cover painting for an author, writing, wedding details, record keeping for our side business, and channeling new information coming through in an anchored way. I feel some large changes on the horizon that my current projects are stepping stones toward, which makes them integral to complete.
So, the page will not have specific dates in the months proposed. That is something I will finalize once I see who actually commits to and confirms their participation, as I will then be able to communicate with the group and customize and optimize days and times for the whole.
You’ll have the ability to register with deposit, or in full on the page below.
Please contact me with any questions, to discuss your unique path, and/or individual specific needs at the contact link on this page too, so I can know how to support you best:
FYI: If you contact me and don’t hear back from me in a day or two, please check your spam folder because I’ve had a lot of people find my emails there for some reason. You can also check back with me again in a couple of days if you don’t hear from me and I’ll message you a different way if needed.
Creating life as a work of art is my personal motto and nature is such a guiding light example for this kind of artistry. I used to make life hard for so many years – part of that due to not having boundaries, which drowned out my voice of origins. The rest was a much needed excavation journey, but all along the nature of my heart kept singing. I just couldn’t hear it loud enough nor trusted it above the conditioned and accepted patterns and cycles I was caught up in.
The more I spent time in nature, the more I relaxed into my own.
I find all the answers to questions reflected around me always on nature’s canvas. Every tree, plant, flower, animal, insect, rock, terrain, season, and weather pattern displays a lesson for life and demonstrates how simply we can recreate, blend, merge, and resiliently design what is needed in each moment.
Perhaps that’s part of why rabbits speak to me so much too, as there’s still so much wild in them even if domesticated, and their Earth connection is richly woven into their bodies and souls.
I shared some of this on an Instagram post recently, but it goes along with this share:
I find it beneficial to embrace, and allow myself to experience, all of who I am without judgment. As I embrace all of my parts and their purpose for having been, a new perspective is born that rewrites my experience. As a result it creates a new template for a more loving, flowing relationship with myself of experiences filled with greater grace every step of the way. It’s not always easy, especially in the beginning, but with practice it becomes more natural and seamless.
I no longer need a catastrophe, physical crises, break down, or shove up against a wall in my life to know what my heart and soul needs and what changes are necessary in the bigger picture of things. My process is more about alignment, trust, and flexibility.
Support and expansion is there when I am in that flow.
While it might seem more logical to make changes when there’s a challenge, I say it’s quite empowering to make them when there aren’t.
For this reason I have understood why some people have thought I might be going through a challenge of some sort to make decisions like taking sabbaticals or changing courses altogether in areas like work, home, life and love, but the decisions are based on choice following inner knowing. I’m grateful to experience things in this new way – a way that reminds me of how nature simply unfolds in every moment, whole and complete.
Nature is my constant guide for life.
My time in nature gifts me endlessly. I find it to be the most profound for channeling, receiving inspiration, the most supportive for deep conversations, and abundant with messages and answers I’ve been pondering.
Nature helps me weave life as a work of art, as not only is she full of creative potency, but she offers me so many options and perspectives for how I want to paint each experience.
This was a feather treasure from Sunday’s long trek on the Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe. It’s very peachy gold and at first reminded me of many of my hawk guide feathers although wondered about owl since the feathers have many similarities. Upon further exploration of my feather collection and hearing from bird experts we confirmed it as great horned owl. I have several feathers from owl and hawk in my treasured collection. The timing of this one and finding it on a steep ledge upside down – nearly undetectable to the naked eye unless meant to be seen – felt very aligned.
Just some of great horned owl’s symbolism includes timing, hearing the unspoken, seeing and protecting the unseen, harbinger of new cycles and life transitions, piercing beyond the veil, shape-shifting, Great Mystery, wise action, recognizing light and dark coexisting, higher intuition, knowing, able to pierce through shadows and fears and see the darkness of others’ souls – therefore not easily being deceived.
The “knowing” aspect was synchronously peculiar, as I’d just been explaining to Dave about the form of psychic awareness I have and is continuing to grow, which comes through as a “knowing” that is part of me rather than separate to me or in some flash of channeling from outside myself. There is no separation between the things I experience and receive, making them feel very normal, natural, and seamless, possibly easily dismissed in this fashion, but I’ve learned over time to trust. Owl has shown up in readings in my past as my life path.
More interesting is what I discovered upon further exploration of great horned owl showing up that speaks to what I’m feeling. Owl can speak to stillness, slowing down, and silent observation, with perhaps even removing oneself from things to see truths all around. Owl also indicates releasing part of our lives to stay aligned and continuing to steer true to the course of inner truth guidance.
The avian clan is around me always in many forms, but the bird family of hawks, owls, osprey and falcons have been especially meaningful to my life as spirit guides, visionary teachers, and protective sentinels. Hawks are the most frequent creative life partners, with owls, osprey and falcons showing up less frequently, but at crucial points.
I’ve definitely been in a recalibration mode recently, as I have had to readjust to returning from sabbatical at a challenging worldwide crisis time while also opening to more work. Things have gotten busier than I imagined (all good things with integral purpose), but it’s very different from the quiet three months. I’m back to having client sessions and doing Reiki Healing Attunements – more than I thought but understandable, am beginning work on a book cover for an author that feels to be an important portal creation, and trying to still get my novel moving forward. I’ve also been spending extra time in the garden, cleaning up, planting, seeding, and watering and getting longer miles in than usual of exercise with hiking and biking in new areas to keep my equilibrium for well being. That alongside day-to-day things we all do like taking care of a household, three fur babies, cooking, cleaning, handling a shared side business with Dave, interacting with my community online with posts and blogs, and making sure there’s pure relaxing, do-nothing-time that’s a must in every day for me – all takes initiative, intention, focus and commitment.
After early years of strict security-based regimes, I unfolded into the freedom loving, wispy, part of me not wanting to be bound by anything and wanting to avoid hard work (escapism), and now I am creating a marriage of both as my artist’s way of life. Synchronously aligned with my actual marriage upcoming, which we just got our license for yesterday.
Now is a time for constructive use of freedom through healthy self-discipline in my life – in essence, creating a delicate balance between freedom and structure. This involves using levels of freedom wisely and well, which just so happens to also point to the numerology trajectory I’ve activated with this year’s birthday.
I’ve lived at both extremes and most of my life is now focused on implementing and embodying moderation through merging of organization, commitment, routine and responsible choices to the honoring of freedom that I also seek. This is a newer undertaking that merges the natural aspects of myself and focuses on their strengths with understanding of how committing to a certain sense of structure can actually offer the true freedom I desire. It also assists with attaining goals, manifesting, and experiencing greater clarity.
Nature reflects this for me in how she embodies so many seeming opposites together that work beautifully as a unit. There is a natural cycle, structure, inherent wisdom, sacred geometry, and symbiotic relationship that abides by certain unspoken universal ground rules, but there is also incredible variety, unusual evolutions, surprising mutations and resilient behaviors, and freedom to be wildly you that she speaks to so beautifully.
When I face frustrations in my process or feel restricted in some way, while I teach myself new, more freeing ways, I’m reminded of how nature doesn’t complain, but simply discovers new ways to thrive or renew. She reminds me of the resiliency inherent within and that sticking to my commitments will see me through and the balanced way to that is by remaining flexible, but disciplined, and focused, but open to change.
This has led me to start creating a guiding, daily time schedule while I have multiple things going on. I’m putting that together in a way that feels balanced, manageable and reasonable, while being flexible when necessary. That said, it feels incredibly important to create this in a way that is motivating and fun, but keeps me on track. Life isn’t about force and punishment. Those are old patterns of conditioning that have no place in the now. In the past I’ve been more of a one-off kind of person wanting to get each things done fully before I moved on and was an extremist. Now I’ve taught myself to be okay with things constantly in motion and giving time to each as I can in a way that feels aligned and fluid. This is healthier for me to maintain daily variety, momentum in all areas, creates a more natural rhythm and takes pressure away.
It’s also how nature creates.
I’ve also learned to say no over the years to projects and things in general, which I continue to, and to only say yes to what resonates. I newly implemented weekends to not being available so I get time away from it all too. In the past, any day seemed like a free-for-all. In all, there’s a slowing down and flow in order to not create anxiety and I remove pressures of “should’s”. I’m finding life much more rewarding and rich and I’ve never felt more vibrant.
We each have our roles and parts to play and mine is definitely as an “as within, so without” process in constantly holding that mirror up to Nature and the world at large to make those adjustments in reflection.
By working on greater equilibrium in all areas of my life, continuing to support my joy and needs alongside others as equally important, and letting go, and committing to living in alignment, all of that has balanced out before my eyes, including physically with natural changes I’m going through at my age.
And speaking of blossoming, the above and below photos are of our first blooming tree here. That seems reflective of little bits of new growth and opening in my life happening one step at a time. Things don’t just burst open all at once here in the mountains until a momentum kicks in.
Much like my own process, as I keep the wheels turning and do whatever I can in some way, inevitably there’s a chain reaction of further results that come from my continued forward movement. And soon the garden and forest will cycle into full bloom.
In the meantime, nature is in slow, steady growth right now here in the mountains, with constantly shifting weather. It speaks to me that my own life creations are needing to take their own time, too. So, I plan to relax and pick up a new color to paint life with, as the moment dictates. I will paint a little here and a little there so as to bring all parts of life together with joy and connection, be present to how each piece is integral to the next, and how there’s purpose in every brushstroke.
The idea of schedules always was daunting, but I now see it as crucial to creating life as art where I bring through all strengths together just as nature creates her masterpiece as a unit.
This doesn’t mean I don’t get things done when some of them do actually have deadlines, but I create more gentleness and joy around it all along with extra room for each by stretching them out and letting go in general when things unfold differently than I thought. Life continues to open in new ways the more I open to the true nature of me.
I’m going to be a little more “in between” worlds again, as I am needing to go to places more fully to receive what the open door is ready to channel through. I seem to be going through an evolution of sorts on several levels, to include greater access to more latent parts of me now rising. I’ll continue to keep balancing my “me” and “sharing” times with increased vigilance in order to maintain that natural rhythm and alignment.
Like the Sibyls, from which the ancient heritage within me is rooted, who lived hidden and out of reach in order to filter the energies that accessed them so they could remain devoted to the sacred purity of their connection with Mother Earth and the Cosmos through sound, there is a place within me calling for that path, moving in and out, at times unreachable, and yet ever more connected.
Since this is an Artist’s Corner post, Astrid and I share a little reminder that our Magick Rabbit Beltane Sale (the largest to date) continues through June 20th, Summer Solstice. We’re down to just 14 items (thanks to your loving support), which include updated versions with new bunny colors of our last three (UPDATE SOLD OUT) Serenity Silhouette Magick Rabbit Talisman Necklaces – all in the Cosmic Egg Style. There’s a royal blue with silvery white rabbit with a blue eye (SOLD), a sunflower yellow with gold rabbit with blue eye (SOLD), and an olive/green gold with black golden rabbit with green eye (SOLD).
And we also wanted to share a gratitude update that with your help our Magick Rabbit Etsy Shop has been able to raise donations of a little over $3100 for rescue rabbits, over the last 15+ months. We’ve sent portions of sales and auction items, as well as donated items to raise money, including 50% of proceeds from several original paintings to various non-profit rabbit organizations and micro sanctuaries with your help. The larger ticket items (original paintings) have been super helpful with this. We have six beloved ones remaining that include three animal spirit guide portals and three Magick Rabbit mini portals all found at the link below.
The sale includes 30-50% off, which makes owning an original painting like this a huge bargain. Smaller whimsical items still available too. Limited stock remains on greeting cards, notebooks and prints – all at incredible steals to bring joy to hearts and support to lives.
Hello again to all of our friends worldwide. Today is my first official day back after being offline for three months and so I hope you can bear with me, as this will be much longer than usual especially given the collective landscape we’re facing. I’ll be sharing some insights and experiences from these last few months, as well as announce, at the end, the special discount and support we are opening up during these challenges times, as well as our Spring, Easter, Anniversary Magick Rabbit shop sale that started yesterday.
April 1st came in a flash and with it my return to blogging and having an online presence again with our beloved community. A friend humorously asked if my return today was an April Fools’ Day joke, to which I giggled she was the only one who caught that irony, but a joke it isn’t, even though I debated about returning. Today would have been my grandmother’s 100th birthday (on my dad’s side) and interestingly she transitioned on my birthday when I was 17. That synchronicity has always held significance for me and became a legacy of hidden gifts for me to unwrap, as I have grown over the years.
Like that experience and the ancestral journey that has been my continual reframing for shifts in consciousness, ultimately I’ve come to accept invitations with an open, trusting heart, just like this return. The decision to come back earlier than planned was in answer to a collective nudge, spirit calling, and the love in my heart that feels deeply for all who have chosen to be together on Earth as she shifts so dramatically.
Speaking of DNA codes and ancestral links, during this inner time I uncovered a connection through patterns within my own lineage that shifted how I wanted to work with conditioning. While I’m aware of how fears can be passed down and feel them important to acknowledge and explore, rather than solely focusing on the shared fears I can see streaming through the line, I decided to reframe things and focus on the shared strengths/gifts/attributes and what collective result those fears created in blocking these – an unfulfilled dream.
I could literally feel a weight lift and a rush of my ancestors’ happiness wash over me when I acknowledged and heard all of my family line’s deepest desires and secret wishes that had gone undone. It was not the fear stories they wanted me to keep retelling, but to tell their dreams and rewrite them through the manifestation of my own – individual and collective being one and the same. This meant not only to be clear with and voice them, but to actually do everything in my power not to let mine die, as that would perpetuate a haunting residual effect until it was broken.
Perhaps this may have some validity for what we are experiencing right now too. Our history holds events containing many losses that have triggered life as we know it. It also holds many keys as to how we’ve learned to carry on and continue in new ways – how consciousness has changed.
Things like this have played out before, but there feels to be a new invitation in what we face today.
It mirrored to me that within our DNA are codes we have yet to tap into and there might be a connection with things like this collective pandemic that could have the ability to ignite some of those latent codes. An activation, awakening, and/or recalibration. I don’t have the answer, but something clicked and maybe that’s all there is to feel for now.
I always receive and pass on the message, “Remember who you are.”
And then, I’ve pondered more around our current collective experience, which lead me to more possibilities worth exploring.
There is no denying the harsh realities spreading for many as people are faced with no jobs, loss of income, the potential of losing homes, the rise of stress and anxiety, the threat of not having needed healthcare or support because it’s being drained and limited, the sadness of much needed human contact, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, there are no easy, quick answers, but I know we are capable of so much more than we think. I can only offer a few of my thoughts surrounding some of these things, which I’ve pondered to help me in navigating the unknown. The more we explore outside of the box, we just might find ways to make this a little bit easier and maybe, just maybe, spark ideas to bridge the gap between those suffering most and those of us who feel more grounded and have something to offer.
By forcing us into sitting with the fear of being alone and isolated, perhaps we are provided opportunity to face this fear, realize and heal stories of separation into realization and value of togetherness, connection, and compassion as a society and consciousness as a whole. Entering the dark womb within, inevitably thrusts us out into the Great Cosmic Mystery at our heart and core. Perhaps we might see and finally experience how our very nature is unified and this includes with all of Nature, herself, and the Cosmos.
I thought that this link Dave shared with me about interconnectedness and our unity with one another and the Cosmos was a great one on The Fullness of Emptiness by Thich Nhat Hanh.
It’s not selfishness we’re being placed into experiencing, but self-actualization into greater recognition of fundamental truths that connect all of us and consciousness. Through Love’s embodiment, we are sharing with others and this just might be the greater path unfolding, rather than furthering into the illusion of isolation and division.
Love and kindness are our superpowers. And as Dave always hears me say, I do feel love is the answer to all things.
Perhaps we are experiencing an invitation, both individually and collectively. Maybe even an initiation of opening greater consciousness around all things lying below the surface we have yet to unwrap. It’s not just about the shadowy parts that remain hidden, while still operating vibrationally. It’s also about the incredible gifts that have been dormant that could free us.
Yes, we are being asked to dismantle things, reintegrate, exercise responsible choice, and transmute mourning into hope.
This may be an incredible struggle, especially for so many who are experiencing the harshest parts of what is unfolding. So, for those of you who have it less challenging, or are more comfortable with navigating these unknowns, you have a lot to offer. This isn’t time to close our hearts – no matter our circumstances. This is time to open them wider so not only can we receive support, but also give it.
Love is an endless, bottomless well. How we each show up in greatest heart fullness is the definition of success.
Together we can change old “norms” and create new ones.
I believe creativity is necessary on all fronts to live and to be.
It is a hope of mine that we see the blossoming of creativity and more collective-higher good innovations that can benefit the many and not the few – that to include all of nature and not just humans, planetary and not just city, state or country wide. This speaks to our place within the entire cosmic tapestry as well – all of these being taken into consideration for how our evolution affects the galaxy, universe, and multi-verses.
Perhaps this will continue to spawn new services and online outreach as people turn to their creative nature to not only entertain themselves, but to bring innovation, joy, beauty and inspiration to others.
I don’t feel this should be a time of shutting down everything out of despair, as much as it could be about one door closing in order to open many other doors of possibility – creative impulse birthing from within chaos.
It isn’t about denying feelings that are surfacing either, but about having curiosity around them. I feel the challenge is that most people have the tendency to dwell in an emotion, become debilitated or stuck in an endless downward spiral, and in fact magnetize more of that energy until they can transform it. Although rock bottom can produce an eventual, insightful change, it doesn’t always happen that way or that gracefully. I believe being curious prompts our innate creative nature to explore solutions and sometimes we need a helping hand with that and open heart to receive it.
The presence of worry can create an access point to move through and instantly shift into productive exploration and action. Evoking creative response in place of worry is curiosity in motion of stimulating creative potentials to explore and implement. The question being, is it worry or our innate nature as a creative being that leads us to remedies and results? Are they in fact connected, or has one become predominant because we are still in process of learning to trust our nature?
Maybe it doesn’t matter, as however we get to a productive result and learn a healthy process, we can reproduce more effectively each time, I feel is a great thing. Worry might be conditioned, but our nature seems to be creative energy.
We’re all being affected by what is happening, in one way or another, either directly or indirectly. We are each experiencing a wide range of emotions and thoughts on a daily basis. We all know people who have been or will be challenged.
I currently have an elder cousin, in her mid 70’s in New Jersey, and her daughter who were both infected. My cousin was diagnosed with Covid-19, quarantined, and treated in the hospital for a few weeks, but luckily has returned home after the severity subsided. I also have a friend affected. And although I do not have fear around things, I do still implement self-care measures to be at my best for any unforeseen events, to be grounded for others, and to stay strong in case my parents need me.
My life-long weakness has been my lungs since I was a little girl, so I am keeping up continued immune system support so as not to compromise respiratory health. This has progressed as I’ve gotten older with having a condition called EIB (exercise-induced bronchoconstriction) – mine not being asthma connected like it can be for others, and only brought on by very strenuous exercise that induces very fast, heavy breathing, deep laughing, and sensitivities to irritants in the air and food that constrict my lungs and produce a mucous-filled cough for 15 – 30 minutes with mild wheezing sometimes. I have learned how to keep it at bay and regulate my breathing during such things as more challenging hikes involving steep inclines.
Yet, I still maintain a steady stream of peace, love, joy, and creative output because I know these are key in moving energy in healthy ways. I also continue to work on breathing in life, embodying my own space, and living well, rather than constricting and contracting out of a feeling of not belonging here. We are here right now for a reason.
Personally, this quiet, removed period of my three month sabbatical has been productive and insightful, and I find it interesting it came during this collective darker period. I could feel the anxiety and fear circulating, yet I felt guided to continue nurturing what was calling me and maintaining my own equilibrium so as to be of greatest benefit.
As things have progressed in the world and I feel more stabilized, it feels of importance to maintain channels of connection beyond energetic alone.
This led me to return earlier than planned. I will, however, remain ultra-conscious of my time and keeping things in check and balance as I continue novel revisions and tend to things unfolding in my private life. I also want to ensure I am at my best so I can be there for others optimally.
One thing I feel we all can offer to each other, alongside greater love and compassion, is the example of our own experiences with things and sharing our own attempts at making things better. Even what we view as our own little world is in fact part of the greater sum whole of the collective world and as even science teaches – there are no isolated systems and separate parts….in simplistic terms, space is the unification of all things. Einstein has referred to it as the unified field theory and in Tibetan Buddhist teachings, Oneness is expressed as dependent arising.
In other words, both simply being, choosing, acting upon, changing, integrating, and healing within our own experience and sharing about these things, has quantum and immeasurable effects on the sum collective.
We see and experience ourselves in one another.
I know I learn a lot from others sharing their experiences, as well as receive inspiration, joy, and reiteration from their timely messages. We live in a time of amazing bridging opportunities through technology that with discernment and filtering, can provide wonderful access to a plethora of information, support, connection, comfort, and creativity.
Life continues strange and unknown for us all right now, but despite the energy pervading I’ve felt particularly stable. That doesn’t mean I don’t go through different streams of feelings, but I find my way back to center. That becomes particularly helpful when empathing everything going on. I don’t think that in the past I would always have been able to maintain peace, but perhaps because of committing to a practice of supporting what I feel in my heart, rather than taking on what is outside of it, I believe this may be my saving grace.
It seems like the more we can connect with and trust that heart anchor, the less we get thrown off balance. This indeed takes consistent and committed practice and it likely won’t go without some stumbles, but with curiosity and kindness toward our process, it does strengthen and get easier.
While I know there is a lot of uncertainty and concern dominating thoughts and actions in the world, I feel guided to focus on ways we can bring more love, creativity, and changes we do want to see into the forefront of discussions. That isn’t to downplay the real, harsh, and sad experiences, but it is to refocus our energies on productive momentum that can help us navigate ways to harness that silver lining just as Nature continues on after each season or devastation.
And all of it is about taking each step, one at a time. We’re all learning to navigate new ways and this will take adjustments, tweaking, exploring, and experimenting, in order to find a new balance. Even just little changes or embarking on something new and creative in your life can make a huge difference right now. It will involve open hearts and minds and a willingness to take new actions with kindness toward self and others. It may involve greater trust and deeper respect for that which we can’t readily see, but is inherently sacred in experiencing.
Tempering of mind and heart calls us forth to play with this alchemy. What feels like a jolt of incredulous surprises may be a flash of genius in disguise. Improvisation and leaps of faith will accompany this New Earth curriculum we are being trained in. The Fool may in fact be the Wise One.
As a way to share my thread and how I’ve been funneling my energy and focus, I’m going to touch upon some of the things that have taken place since the start of the year. If you’re on Instagram or Facebook, I’ll likely share more photos from the last few months on those platforms with accompanying messages or insights, rather than bombard this blog post with everything.
The photos shared in this blog are the most recent and symbolic for me of this time period and the journey ahead. They include Astrid and me on the Spring Equinox of the 19th of March and a new beginning marker that took place two days later on the 21st – more on that to come.
As mentioned in my Spring Equinox A Message of Hope post, we saw a Miracle March here with Spring snow after a very dry Winter. These first few photos were taken after five magickal snowy days that brought a few feet our way. Astrid and I received inspiration to mark this memorable time with a short photo shoot right off the back deck.
I love the contrast of an enchanted white landscape (like a pure, blank canvas awaiting) and the two of us full of fertile creativity merging together and woven into the scene.
Rabbits are the epitome of Spring. They embody the energies of rebirth, balance, vitality, creative potency, regeneration, fertility of mind, body, and emotion, inspiration, prosperity, agility, receptiveness, and eternity. This symbolism manifests in associations with Springtime, the Dawn, the Moon and Sacred Fire, the Cosmic Egg from which the Cosmos is produced, the Circle and Infinity symbol, Marriage, Androgyny and Hermaphroditism, as well as Madness, Genius and Inspiration (which seem to go hand in hand). Rabbits can bring a message of nurturing your intuitive impulses and nudges from your heart and soul.
My off-white dress adorned with golden stars (reminding me of our Cosmic connection) leaped into mind when I got the idea to capture a symbolic photo of this portal and create an inspiration-marker for this time period.
Astrid was very excited about this too and we giggled together when a gust of wind blew snow from the tree branches down upon us, adorning our fur and hair with magickal snowflakes. It felt like pixie dust that Nature celebrated as a sprinkling of shared delight.
During my time away these past three months I would say the key words that jumped out at me around my experience were nurturing, peaceful, productive, regenerative, and clarifying. When I saw these photos after – as you never know what will be captured – I felt these words reflected again.
I didn’t realize how much I really needed this time and was so grateful I committed to listening to my needs. I feel it also helped me to prepare for what we are all now facing and to understand how I could funnel energy more productively.
I found myself resting a lot (I still continue to enjoy even more sleep than I already get, which speaks to integrating everything out there to help acceleration in here), continuing to immerse in nature and outdoor exercise, spending time on strengthening inner vision, focusing on the steps without rushing or pushing, and working on my craft (writing) as if I were taking college courses I never did, which included tons of researching, reading novels in my genre and writing craft books. In fact, at one point I read about fifteen books of 250-500 page length in just under three weeks while still doing other things in my life alongside this. They do say that writing and reading go hand-in-hand and of benefit is to be doing both always as a writer.
I feel solid with the precursor work I needed and as if I condensed years of training into these three months. Although I’ve only recently just embarked on the next very involved and tedious writing phase, I feel equipped and clarified with my direction and process at hand. There are many layers yet to come, as writing is definitely the art of process, but I love how it is reflecting so much about life as a journey. Writing and living are great reflective companions for me right now in teaching me how to cultivate a new approach and seed new experiences.
So, although my novel is not complete yet, I feel really good about the groundwork I was able to achieve and that I now have behind me exactly what I need. I feel it’s healthy to adapt to what shows up that may provide a more effective path for your goal.
During this time I have also been implementing more imagination and visualization, alongside exercises to expand in new ways and have seen great benefits to releasing and stepping away as needed.
We did enjoy several celebrations that included birthday travels in January to celebrate a dear friend’s 45th, celebrated my mom’s 77th, my brother’s 50th, and my 47th birthdays, did some family reunion travel to Tucson, celebrated Dave’s transition to part-time on his way to retiring, and hosted friends. I was floored and warmly surprised by so many sweet gifts and messages that poured in for my birthday, despite my being offline and out-of-touch. It moved me greatly to receive such loving gestures and was a precursor to showing me how connected we still can be and how that can touch us, even under these distancing circumstances.
This connection has continued in an upsurge of Dave organizing virtual lunch dates with friends and family so that we can enjoy connecting and sharing time – a super fun way to bridge distance. Dave has been attending online meditations, having been displaced out of regular local gatherings, and we’ve been keeping a healthy connection via virtual outreach in general.
On a self-nurturing, but eerie note, alongside doing things important to me, Dave and I are over three months in on implementing many lifestyle changes, budgeting, reprioritizing, and self-care for long-term vibrancy. I also did some big cleaning out purges and reorganization. We actually started all of this on 12/26/19 and that is what I find so ironic, as none of what is here now was there then.
One of the things we implemented is time-restricted eating – a form of fasting where we eat normally during a shorter window of time each day and fast the rest of the time. This has been shown to have many health benefits including on the immune system. We’ve chosen a 6 hour eating and 18 hour fasting window as a lifestyle change and not a diet. (Note: Please do your own research on this or consult a doctor especially if you have any pre-existing conditions or take medications before implementing anything). We’re enjoying the benefits of feeling good, having more energy, inner calm, and mental clarity (Dave actually sleeps the best he has in years) and it suits our lifestyle, as we do it in the breakfast and lunch window when we are most active. We also happen to be vegan (14 years strong for me), eating plant-based whole foods and are active daily outdoors. We feel extremely blessed and grateful that we live in a low populated mountain community where access to nature is easy and right out the back door, so we are still able to enjoy this lifestyle even with current social restrictions.
I also find myself baking a lot again and enjoy creating new meals. I’ve even implemented new processes for Astrid to prepare her greens with even more gourmet touches that make it both easier for me and tastier for her!
And speaking of Astrid, she has gone through her own upgrades during these few months to include new bunny adornments and friends for our shared room, new bunny cams so mom can check in on her always and a new sitter for all the fur babies (these were implemented before everything happened in the world), new toys and treats from friends that came on mom’s birthday, and even a royal coronation!
After all, every rabbit queen that presides over realms and lives in castles must have her very own crown too.
As you can see, hers is a delicate lacing of gold with six of our favorite sunflowers adorned all around it.
A unique crown of sixteen quartz crystal points and three ethically and responsibly obtained (through the natural cycle of life and antler shedding) roe deer antlers found its way to me a few years ago.
Astrid insisted that we take at least one photo on Spring Equinox with us both wearing crowns and so we did. Somehow it just felt empowering and activating. Astrid knows. 🙂
She also loves wearing hers and sits proudly with it on without shaking it away. Dave laughed at how much Astrid enjoys wearing her crown.
Another thing that showed up included us recently coming across the tree we saved three years ago in one of our largest winter snow seasons ever. We not only found him strong and taller, but now had a baby! You can see the baby (who we dug out of the snow from our recent snow fall) next to Dave below. We plan to make sure his offspring will fair strong and well too!
Seeing our tree and his baby was another sign of hope and renewal in my eyes.
I’m such a nature faery and animals are always direct messengers for me – this time period away being no exception. There’s been a couple of giant jackrabbits (one deliberately slowing to cross our path while hiking in Tucson on a Full Moon – this was also the official adoption day of our special needs rabbit, Cosmo), many cottontails leading up to that Full Moon (we even saw our first Spring cottontail on our front lawn nibbling on exposed greens peeking through the snow on the day after the Equinox – maybe a grown-up Blueberry or Hope), coyotes, chickadees, hawks, and even two great horned owls cross my/our paths as spirit guides these months.
I share these as reminders that answers and messages show up all around us, for anyone big on animal spirit totems and symbolism. The great horned owls were especially auspicious and showed up at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona. They are a couple that have made the ruins their home for the last 20 years. We saw the female in her nest perched on the ruins and the male above in the rafters of the roof that protects the ruins. Talk about ancestral spirits.
One of the other interesting interactions took place twice for me with chickadees. On a mid-February snowshoe I had chickadees landing on me several times and several at once. I put my arm out and they came to sit on my shoulder, arm, and out-stretched finger. This was right on and around the Mercury in Pisces and Mars in Capricorn of 2/16 and 17 – these just so happen to be my natal astrological chart placements. A nice pre-birthday gift from Nature.
This happened again on 3/21, right after a very significant unfolding that took place while on a snowshoeing picnic at one of our favorite spots.
Dave and I got engaged.
This wasn’t something high on our radar, as it’s not something we feel is a “should,” but we also don’t hold any judgment one way or another around it either. We’ve lived committed as life partners for nearly 12 years already, yet the message came through around this on another level and we listened. Even the date of the wedding was received without thought. It will be on 6/20/2020.
While I have heard about many events including weddings being understandably cancelled and postponed, this was not an option for us and we decided to be creative and open to ways to bring in the essence of our intentions. It was clear for us that holding the energy of hope and light amidst darker, challenging, and unknown times was exactly the alchemy we wanted to anchor for ourselves and others.
It was also clear for us, personally, to not allow anything to dictate or control our desire to deepen, initiate, and emanate greater potentials of love. Just as death and sadness can be portals to love – darker, chaotic times I feel are asking for us to reach deeper into the lining of love surrounding it all. And therefore, we wanted to anchor in and bring forth love and celebration amidst chaos. We will shine our own lights now, not later, in the ways we feel called to bring our pieces of the thread into greater clarity.
Yes, we can and will still celebrate love! In times like these, that is exactly what I feel we need the most. Not recoiling, but rejoicing in the power we do have to share – love.
The frequency we embody and emanate has profound effects.
We later learned that the date that came through held potent alchemy and was in fact the Summer Solstice – a very special and favorite day personally to me. It happens to be the day Astrid came into our lives, there will be a New Moon, it’s the longest day of the year with most light, it’s nearly exactly in the middle of both of our birthdays, and the next day is Father’s Day, a Solar Eclipse, and happens to be the day my rabbit Joy transitioned from her earthly body.
Anyway, we our planning to hold a very simple, no-frills ceremony in nature here in Lake Tahoe on our own while we live-stream it as a virtual wedding to our family in blood and heart. That way they can still be there with us, while we anchor in and create a new beginning.
To seal things with a confirming sign, right after we got engaged I saw a chickadee on the tree next to us. As Dave stood by my side, I put out my finger and the chickadee landed on it. He/she sat there for about 4-5 seconds and then returned to the tree-top.
Since there was no ring involved and everything has been an organic unfolding, it felt like Nature blessed our union and provided the elements of most meaning for us, sealed with a chickadee kiss upon my finger.
Chickadees are fragile, joyful songbirds that symbolize flexibility, curiosity, courage, good fortune, and encourage more trust and positive outlooks around social behavior. But don’t let appearances fool you. I love how vulnerable they are and yet how brave. They are small, but fierce, rising to the occasion. Unaware of their tiny physical stature, they will protect their own from much larger birds, as well as voice themselves with clarity.
On a side note: As far as rings go, although there were none officially involved with the engagement, like with everything so far, that as well has unfolded organically and symbolically. Dave’s mom so generously offered me her grandmother’s beautiful ring – Dave’s great grandmother – as an engagement ring. And for my wedding band I’ll be using my grandfather’s (on my mom’s side) simple wedding band – he and I have the exact same finger size. My mom also found my great grandmother’s (on my dad’s side) simple wedding ring – also a perfect fit – that is a sweet match with my grandfather’s band, so that can be a set. All of them are rich with history and symbolism to me. I love heirloom pieces and repurposing these rings feels perfect for these times we’re facing and meaningful. It also goes well with the ancestral energies I’ve been working with.
In the past I would have wanted all my own things, but now I love the connection and evolution – how past and present will build upon, merge strengths, recreate, and support one another into a new future beginning.
The remainder of the photos in this post are from that special day, to conclude this return post with love, hope, and light we felt strongly seeded in the landscape around and within us.
So yes, a lot of significant changes have happened and are happening in my life, as a result of these past few months of turning inward. It’s all unfolding alongside significant worldwide changes.
And if it wasn’t enough to simply know things are shaking up for some big shifts, the Earth, herself, did some literal shaking too.
The day after the Equinox, on the 20th, we experienced a 5.0 earthquake just 27 miles away that rocked the house and when we returned home on the 21st of our engagement we experienced a 3.5 aftershock of that same epicenter. We normally don’t feel earthquakes around here, but we were definitely in alignment with these.
In fact, Astrid alerted me about the first one, although I didn’t know it at the time. She has a plant-based stack of cups that were gifted to her by a dear fellow bunny mom and her bunny that she hasn’t shown much interest in until the day of the earthquake. Right before the earthquake rumbled through the house, Astrid started playing with her stacking cups while I sat at my desk. I turned around to see what the clanking was about and was so happy to see her playing with them. She did this for several minutes before I decided to start videoing it so that I could show our friend that gifted them to her. I then video’d about a minute of the fun and thought she might be done. I stopped the video, but realized she was continuing, so I restarted.
The new video only lasted ten seconds, as right as I hit record she suddenly stood still with eyes bugged out and ears and body in alert mode. Then the earthquake rolled through, shaking the house and our downstairs room a lot – accompanied by that earth rumble noise. Well, Astrid took off like a flash as soon as the rockin’-and-a-rollin’ kicked in, dashing around and behind her castle to make for her tunnel to hide. Once under cover, she gave out one loud thump.
I felt it was wild that I caught this all on video and after things settled, I realized Astrid in fact had been using the stacking cups as a way to alert me to what she knew was about to happen. Animals know, but especially very tuned in, underground rabbits who are strongly connected to inner Earth and her vibrations, as well as finely attuned to slight frequency shifts in the energy field.
Luckily, Astrid didn’t stay hidden for long like she can do when frightened by something she senses, sees, or hears. After a few minutes she came out and went to her cups again, moving them around just briefly, then ran over to me and nudged my foot. I felt she was confirming the cups were indeed her way of coding to me and now used them as an “all is well” message.
Interestingly, since then she has begun to “play” with her cups more regularly, but now that she knows I understand they are one way to communicate to me I find her playing with them when she knows it’s feeding time, or any other particular thing she wants to draw my attention to, as a way to tell me.
So, I’ll definitely be keeping on alert to further cup codes in the future.
If you’ve stuck with me this far, a big thank you is in order. Being away for so long definitely built up a lot to share, even though it’s not all expressed in this post. And it is all definitely leading me on new, unknown paths along with all of you.
Yet it all brings me to where I feel led currently.
I have received a lot of clear messages these last few months and unlike times in my past, I immediately listen to, trust, and implement them. And as I started off this post with, one of the messages received was about opening back up a couple of support lines in order to be there for others in need.
Because I’ve created a strong base and implemented the important precursor work needed, although I’ll still be deeply immersed in an extensive amount of novel revision work, I feel confident in being able to stay committed and balanced.
This means I can once again offer one-on-one coaching sessions, which I refer to as Intuitive Energy Guidance Sessions.
I will also offer distant Reiki Healing Attunements for energetic support to help with greater peace, clarity, immune boosting, alignment, and any other needs mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually.
Not included on the page is that I’m open to discussing the possibility of online Reiki training for the students that have shown interest in wanting to complete their levels, as I feel this could be important on a bigger picture level in raising collective vibrations and supporting you with more empowering tools that can bridge distance. You’ll need to please contact me so that we can have a discussion around this.
Please refer to this new page on my website for details about how these offerings might be of benefit. The page will also have the new discount pricing and sliding scale details available:
As of yesterday, March 31st through April 30th, our Magick Rabbit Etsy shop is also hosting a big store wide Spring Easter Anniversary Sale to help infuse some joy, inspiration, and sweetness into your life while you nest at home. It could also be a sweet an easy way to share love and connection with family and friends right now.
Details are found here, including the direct link to our creative shop:
There is future potential of my creating some free weekly or monthly messages and/or videos you will be able to subscribe to. This could include some virtual gatherings. Currently, I am holding off on implementing any of that, as I need to see how things go with what I already have on my plate in terms of my individual projects and these new offerings. I’ll keep you posted though and as always, am open to hearing from you on how you’re doing, any questions, or interests in relation to any or all of this in the comments below.
As an extra line of support, I thought I’d share Lee’s April Energy Forecast message (I hope you were able to see his forecasts the last couple of months including a mid-March special update). As always I smile at how they align with what I receive (we are ALL SO CONNECTED), which is the only reason I share them since they vibrate at the same frequency for me. I smile hugely at several things he said that chimed in with my experience, including ancestral energies and a very brief Atlantis mention that coincided with an Atlantean dream I had two nights ago where I found a coded gift.
Holding you all in heart and envisioning the highest good for everyone.
Keep nurtured, implement responsible action, indulge creative response, and love even more.
Sending you all a huge energetic hug of love.
“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.” ~Dawna Markova
Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Subtly Profound Shifts, Magickal Chests, Animal Equals, Doorways Upon Doorways & Grounding Visions
Hoppy 1st of November from Astrid and me. A new month begins and I’m wondering if others are feeling a subtle shift, as we are? The last two days something hit me, although I wouldn’t be able to put it into words to describe. It did, however, take both Astrid and I into a beautiful space of greater remembering and connection that led to more merging internally.
Some messages came through, including a vision and invitation, and this led to both creating this new piece you see, as well as our journeying together on yesterday’s Samhain.
I thought I would share some of what we experienced.
It’s called The Great Conjunction and is the newest Magick Rabbit Keepsake Chest. It was claimed by a very special soul before I even listed it in the shop, so I know without doubt it is going exactly where it is meant to be – I couldn’t be happier. I do have to admit though, it’s a tough one to part with.
It’s hard to capture the silver and gold metallic shimmer used, but it adds a magickal essence in person, as do the ten 3-D mini planets embedded on the chest that are each a genuine crystal and stone. Details include three shooting stars, a fourth larger one at back center, silvery moon, golden cosmic tree, and silvery white cosmic rabbit. You may have caught glimpse of other shapes emerging in the nebulae and Cosmos. It’s truly one of the most magickal potent creations I’ve made.
The energy goes along with a vision received two days ago and yesterday’s sacred journey I went on after creating it that was revealing and synchronous.
Right before all of this – creating the chest and tuning in – I had an incredible experience with four hawks that was so powerful for yesterday.
I was on my way out to do three errands and while driving to the first, suddenly a hawk appeared from my right flying so low, just feet above the ground and street. It came right across my windshield and just seconds behind, was a second hawk that did exactly the same. That was incredible itself, but it continued. Right after leaving my first errand, I got in my car getting ready to turn back on the same street and a third hawk did the very same thing. I thought wow, that’s really amazing. How often does that happen? Well, I guess for me that day it was four times, as when I left my second errand a fourth hawk did the exact thing again.
I’ve recently had this happen when driving down to Reno where one hawk had done the same thing. After crossing my windshield he made a huge circle that ended up crossing my path twice to do it again because I had gotten off of the freeway and had made a half circle turn that brought us back together again.
But four hawks?
It was a “pinch me” kind of experience and I knew it was my dear companions (Nestor, Joy, Cosmo and Gaia) sending me a little hello from beyond the veils. Hawks always show up for me from that in between world as sentinels, bringers of confirming messages, protection, support, and presence around me.
Later, after returning home, I was playing the song I shared with all of you yesterday quite a few times, as it felt in line with everything. And as usual, was singing along with it, which had Astrid sitting in a very deliberate, but softened state of engaged trance, as she communed in the energies swirling through. As this happened, a shadow flew by my office and then a raven appeared.
I went about channeling the vision into the piece above and then cleaned up and prepared for our next sacred experience.
This involved creating an intentional space for tuning in. It was not to be anything overdone. Simple, yet potent. It was so easy for me to know what we would use for this little ritual journey – so I trusted it was perfectly guided. Like with all things, I love Astrid to be able to be right by my side if she wants to, so I set things up on the floor next to her area although she was not there yet.
Then, of course, I Ask Astrid to join. 😉
I have a lot of little lights in the room and so I turned them all on, which included the rabbit wreath you see, a hanging Moon light I have, and rabbit lights. Before shutting the main lights I took a couple of quick photos.
The interesting thing is that right before this, our black male cat Boojum had been super noisy – howling and wanting attention by coming to my room. I wondered if he would interrupt this sacred time, but once I got everything set up he in fact did stop and never once made a peep or came in the entire time.
Once I’d set things in place, there was protection around it.
I won’t go into details, as it would be far too long, wild, and sound like someone on some kind of psychedelic trip from what I’ve heard people share, which I assure you I never have been on, never have done any kind of drugs, and nor do I even drink alcohol.
I did have a warm cup of new tea from my tea witch Pisces friend that is an amazing, cleansing herbal blend of aged 5 years Naked Pu’er tea.
I will share that as soon as I set up, Astrid took her place nestled to the left snuggled into her crystal friends awaiting us to begin.
And I will share also that as soon as I sat down and began to tune in, she came right over to me and didn’t leave my side the entire time. She did nose and breathe into the sacred pieces I’d placed, but then came to my right and sat there as I stroked her softly with one hand, holding my special wand with the other.
The journey took me through the doorway between worlds, which is the invitation I had received the night before to accept.
I will also share that in fact it was not just one doorway, but many doorways within doorways that spanned realms and Cosmos, communing with many beings along the way including my essence, and provided me a key to return and how to find it always.
It was truly beautiful and subtly profound without the horns and whistles, yet made a lasting mark for me and us together – took our relationship to another level.
At one point Astrid went to my left where I had moved my tea cup and even sipped a tiny bit herself! And nearing the end she visited the center of our little altar, gave it one nibble as her way of closing things, and then went back to the left knowing things were complete. She eventually returned to her crystals, as you can see.
She is always so in tune and shows me her wise self, but she was truly amazing this evening and it took our partnership to another level. Astrid is an incredible being I feel humbled to have with me and to be able to care for, so that she may thrive in her role she chose for this life.
While what I share may sound so “out there” and crazy even without the extra details, it was actually so grounded and tangible. Once again, demonstrating to me how we can merge these parts of ourselves and other realities without it being mind-blowing or altering. It speaks to how subtle does not mean less profound or powerful and that it is the softness of those whispers within and the brush of a brief vision that if trusted can make all the difference.
I am sharing this simply as my experience to perhaps open doorways for others not to be afraid to share theirs, or even to wander down new explorations within conscious reality that is available to everyone.
As Lee shares in the video below, it’s important to ground your vision because that internal rewiring aligns you with it, rather than experiencing a potentially chaotic leap.
Having done both, like Lee shares, it can indeed be exhilarating to ride the energy of a spontaneous leap, but these days we have the ability to create greater balance and aligned support so that we aren’t having to work so hard along the way, to reach the vision.
This is what I’m experiencing with my journey and the details along the way. I’m learning more and more to merge the parts of myself to create peaceful anchoring and substance to the visions I receive.
Just as I brought forth the Keepsake Chest from a vision I had, there is a way to bring through energy in a very tangible way.
And on a last note, don’t forget to turn back your clocks an hour this weekend. We may have less light, but the days and how much “time” I have always still feels extended to me during this cycle of the year. If more darkness affects you in ways that feel limiting, it’s a time to create your own light from the inside out and embrace what the darkness offers in journeying more with the emotional and subconscious worlds within your heart.
As Lee channels at the very end of this month’s energy update from a portion of his newly released cd – Journey into Your Heart – with Barry Goldstein, “The heart is the brain of the soul. It is what leads you here on Earth. So a life disconnected from heart energy, is a life half lived.”
The Aries Full Hunter Moon may have brought rise to feelings below the surface, which could both be clarifying or trying right now. The challenge is always about whether we will react and fight blindly out of survival mode alone, or initiate transformative change and find reflective response and embodiment to guide our actions.
Either way, it does feel to me to be a time of action, however that manifests relative to each person, and dealing with things. The time of pushing things aside, waiting out of insecurity, fear-based reactions, or passive aggressiveness seem to be some of the patterns worth looking at and shifting.
There’s a consistent momentum toward a shift of relationship to all things, which starts with ourselves of course.
So much time and choices are about relinquishing power over to what has happened in the past dictating the now, and so much energy is wasted on fears and uncertainties of the future so that we either stand still with anxiety, just repeat conditioned knowns, or trap ourselves in a waiting game.
It’s not an either or game, but one of balance.
In my earlier years I struggled with an inner fire that either tormented me from repressing it or could rage if triggered. I was a force to reckon with and my emotions could manifest things when they finally erupted like a volcano. That didn’t happen often, but after years of repression it could and would pop.
I’ve since taught myself to channel my fire in healthy and productive ways, to live in greater balance and to be the director of my energy rather than have it run amok on its own. Serenity returned and life became a series of choices I understood.
It’s not impossible to experience peace and balance and to not be controlled by external or unconscious factors.
It does take consistent commitment and desire to place effort into shifting things – perspective, reflection, and action.
Anyway, I just had these few little thoughts rolling around and with yesterday’s Aries Full Moon they felt like something to share.
It was interesting for me, personally, to note that yesterday was the four-year anniversary of moving into our Magick Bus RV full time, which that year landed exactly on the New Moon in Libra. A full circle energetic balancing and indeed I’d say that that decision and year and a half of life on the road of adventure, was truly the turning point for me with balancing this energy axis Libra and Aries represent.
These opposite signs provide a mirror reflection for each other and support what is lacking on either side.
The magick is in the merge.
Can you see how you might bring together these aspects within you so that the productive energies of each can manifest more effectively and holistically?
The last four days I’ve been immersed in excursions and catching up with an old friend that was here visiting. The last time being when we first returned to Lake Tahoe after deciding to, for now, conclude our Magick Bus journey. We happen to both be Pisces with birthdays just two days apart. Even after not seeing each other for a while, we always ended up with complimentary, unplanned wardrobe happening each day. Her owl shirt was also synchronous to owl and extraterrestrial discussions I’d been having with another friend just prior to her arrival.
The weather was perfect in the low 60’s or upper 50’s with full sunshine in the day, then down to the 20’s and thirties at night. The Fall colors are starting to pop and so it made for very ambient accents to our hikes. We were especially in awe of the abundant berry bushes we found at Cascade Falls that were gorgeous reds and crimsons with berries galore.
The Aries Full Hunter Moon was huge here over the mountains, glowing in orange reflections of the Autumn enchantment all around. However, even last evening’s sunset held the same mysterious energy, creating a red sunset orb through the forest portal. This was the view from our deck.
But it was all of the wildlife reflections that showed up during the last few days that really punctuated the energy abound.
Our second night a family of four raccoons crossed our path. Raccoon energy has been on high recently between myself and Laura, but I found out just recently for Janet too. She had just told me earlier that day about 4 raccoons she saw literally exactly a month ago at the Full Moon. Then these show up at the Full Moon time again for the four of us walking back to the car after dinner.
Also weird is that my phone mysteriously shut and restarted itself. This made it not possible to take photos so Janet did instead and sent these to me. When my phone came on, the day and time read August 13th at 1:10 pm, but turned to 1:11 immediately. So bizarre, as it was October 12th after 9 pm. Even restarting my phone kept it on that day. I had to manually change it. I’d seen a few unfortunately dead ones on the road recently and so had Laura seen 9 and this same day she saw a couple more on the side of the road while we saw this lively family.
I feel there’s more of a collective message with the huge amount of sightings happening for a few of us, especially given dreams and other downloads. One of which we’ve felt is about the time of masks and hiding coming to closure, veils coming down and purity piercing through however it needs to. On individual levels it could be similar, but raccoons have so many other messages like playfulness, curiosity, resourcefulness, community, connection with the forest and trees, determination against all odds to get what they need and want.
So perhaps these speak to ways to achieve these new energies and that some of these attributes could be useful to implement more in life – again that balance. There was also a lovely synergy between the four of us who saw the four raccoons so it felt much like sibling energy. But also I feel for me they reflect a new level of skill and focus that is developing and needs to become my fuel when things feel like they’re getting off course or slowing down. The 2020 year will be a 4-focused, collective energy and this would accompany that.
Anyway, the next day we saw black bear, salmon galore that are spawning right now and that the bears are feeding on to fatten up for the Winter, lots of evidence of a beaver family with newly cut mini forest of Aspens and a beaver lodge, lots of Blue Herons flying together (up to 3 and 4 at a time), and very deliberate Hawk sightings – including one that swooped right across my car windshield and a rare Doe experience on our hike right before Janet had arrived.
They each hold their own animal spirit medicine reflections that all feel tied together and I’m going to see how these energies merge into things for the coming months.
With the last four days being packed full, I’m just now getting back to things and want to thank everyone for the orders that came through from our Magick Rabbit Holiday Shop Update
I’ll be getting orders packaged up today and tomorrow with extra surprise gift goodies, of course.
Speaking of bears, this is the last remaining mini holiday tree available in our shop – the Teddy Bear Mini Manzanita Holiday Tree. The trees seem to have touched people’s hearts and I’m happy because they truly are infused with whimsical holiday warmth. I love their versatility – I happen to have two myself. They can be used at the holidays, add ornaments, create themes for different times of the year, remove all ornaments for every day decor, use as night lights, or mini jewelry trees. They each come with decorations as seen and mini battery-operated lights.
Link is below where you can check it out and the rest of the holiday gift ideas new to The Magick Rabbit Etsy shop that include the new Serenity Silhouettes line of Magick Rabbit Talismans and the mini framed original rabbit art that are whimsically and seasonally themed.
All new items are under $40, but you’ll find a 40% off sale on select other items – the biggest sale we’ve had to date – all in effort to make gift-giving to self and others easy this holiday season.
Here’s the link to the love we’ve created from our hearts to yours:
Also, for anyone feeling drawn to working on things in your life that have been nudging you, lingering, creating ongoing challenge, etc., remember that through end of this month – October 31st – there’s a 10% discount on all individual and package phone sessions.
Please contact me directly if interested, as the prices aren’t reflected on this page:
I’m never sure how long I’ll offer things, which pertains to these sessions in general. Everything is fluctuating, depending on what feels aligned.
I hope that this Full Moon energy hasn’t been to challenging for you. I truly feel there’s so much potential and emergence that is possible right now. May all possibilities be open to you.
I thought I’d share an official Equinox blog alongside today’s interview to celebrate this change of season. I’ll let this one be mostly photos, as sometimes just immersing in the energy of things can be inspiring, supportive, offer reflection, and even at times be like a transmission of energy that activates or helps integrate something at the moment of your seeing it.
Here’s a little walk with me over the last three days, as a way to initiate the seasonal change at hand with reflections I found along the paths I wandered.
This weekend and today we’ve focused on being outdoors a lot to really anchor in this shift and it’s been fun to see Autumn’s arrival, which also came along with more gifts from nature – since my last post of treasures – that both delight and reflect wisdom.
This included an owl feather with downy barbules (these are contour feathers closest to the skin) and lots of little nature beauties like mini acorns, pine cones, and berries that are going to become part of a project I’m creating for the holidays.
Saturday we revisited three hikes – one of which we hadn’t done for a year and felt full circle because last time was with Laura when she came for the Equinox week then. You can see photos of her and I both at this tree portal in that post. But this is me from Saturday when a rainbow appeared above the Faery doorway. I note the difference in me energetically even from last year by looking at these photos.
Yesterday we went on a brand new hike I found that was 9 1/4 miles of gorgeous vistas and tons of beautiful discoveries, which included the very first signs of Autumn with beautiful changing foliage and tons of berries in a few select places. Really gets you excited for when this kind of color dance will be everywhere soon. This is when I found the owl feather above, in the forest at top right before reaching our destination of Gilmore Lake.
Here are some of the vistas and Autumn beauty.
This hike even had an official Equinox offering to celebrate the last day of Summer and transition to Autumn. Finding this tree stump with all this gorgeous abundance of nature that hikers had placed there was such a delightful bounty to behold.
This hike also included likely my favorite tree ever (so far) that I of course had to climb and explore. It was actually two trees growing as one. I may have given it a kiss too.
It had an inside hidden chamber between the two trees – too hard to photograph, but oh so magickal to experience. Check out all of the guardian faces and wise tree spirits that inhabit this tree.
I giggle at these next photos because I look so Faery and definitely at home. Why I chose to wear braids on this day I don’t know (something I rarely do), but somehow it seems fitting.
Today’s hike down to the lake from the house had two snakes – garter snakes – crossing our path twice within a minute of each other.
Talk about potent and transformational energy perfect for this shift in season. Snakes carry so much wisdom with their rebirthing energy and do help us navigate the shadow worlds with ultra awareness, as well as initiate new experiences, sudden changes, and deep healing transformation.
Just like Autumn calls us within and sheds off the old leaves, snake heralds a time for “shedding” the very deep-rooted old in order to release and begin anew.
I also saw hawk flying above in the meadow, and said maybe he’ll leave me a feather. Well, two minutes after, I find a small hawk feather, similar in size to the owl one from the day before. And later at the edge of where the beach meets forest I found the feather you see next to it, which I don’t know its origin. It’s so tiny that it just oozes magick.
It’s been a deepening weekend that has felt very nurturing and nourishing.
I hope that you will find this season to be similar and rather than lose yourself in the outside bustle of holidays nearing, perhaps you can create new traditions and self rituals even within your time with others that you share.
Wishing everyone gentle and restorative balancing.
I’ve shared a lot about messages, signs, symbolism, prophetic and revealing dreams, and even Earth angels in disguise over the years. The one thing that always stands out in receiving these reflections and guidance, is presence. When we are willing to be more present in our lives, we are more open to seeing, hearing, feeling, and receiving the gifts all around us. We often are being shown answers to questions we’ve asked, are receiving guidance about things we’ve been wondering, or are being gifted little treasures and pearls of wisdom when we think we are all alone and without hope.
I find that more and more people are interested about finding meaning in things they experience in one form or another and I often get a lot of messages asking me my take on things showing up for them.
I’ve been seeing how more and more people are experiencing these synchronous and uncanny occurrences and noticing repetitive things showing up – or at least their serendipitous timing.
I also find the other side of the coin with many people being too busy or distracted to notice the gifts all around them and/or have challenge with trusting what the meaning is to something they have noticed.
Retraining yourself to be more present, not only opens up these channels more for you to experience, but overall will enrich your life and the connections you have with others, yourself, and everything around you, including Nature and beyond. It also draws your awareness more to the “now” moment and creates clarity of observation and perception.
There is so much going on all around you, but it isn’t all just happening to you or fitting into a stress category theme. There are a lot of really great things and sweet little treasures that can redirect life away from simply going through the motions and can be a way to discover your own empowerment in creating the life you want to experience.
Life can become more engaging, more enjoyable, and full of wonder when you teach yourself to be present to all the little nuances and vibrationally different occurrences that are taking place. In this way, you are able to spot the messages and signs that are guiding and supporting you.
These don’t necessarily have to be seen as something outside of yourself trying to get your attention, but rather a way you are drawing to yourself or manifesting reflective versions to get your own attention.
They may come through things that reflect recurring themes taking place in your life currently that are trying to get you to take notice and either make changes, adjustments, are aiding inspiration, or simply are reiterating you’re on the right track and being supported. In all, they mirror a flow of alignment and that your intentions toward manifestation are working. They also point to this kind of experience being accessed and naturally experienced even more with greater presence.
Then being open and willing to accept the messages you receive will take you to the next level, as if you have a pattern of denial this can be the very reason the messages or reiterating signs keep showing up.
And sometimes the messages and signs are simply little sweet gifts along the way to let you know you are loved, supported, and being thought of – these could be seen as coming from an outside source loving you, or are manifesting as your own inner self loving you.
So how do you become more present?
Here are some ways to help you live more in the now with greater conscious awareness and appreciation:
- Check in with yourself consistently – how are you feeling? where in the body do you feel tension? are you allowing yourself to be with an emotion? what are you thinking right now?
- Celebrate the little things in life and especially the accomplishment of steps you complete
- Really listen to others
- Really listen to your inner dialogue
- Practice living with intention, patience, and presence – consistency is key to retraining yourself – perhaps you create your own mindfulness practice, start meditating a few minutes a day, join a group that focuses on mindfulness, engage something like yoga, gardening, learning a musical instrument, journaling, painting, breath work, walking a labyrinth, walking in nature, etc.
- Create a clear space around you at all times – organizing your work space, special room, home, etc., removing distractions, minimizing life helps to stay focused
- Savor and appreciate each moment – even the small things like the textures and tastes of the food you eat, feeling the sand on your feet, listening to the sounds in the forest, the feeling of your favorite sweater on your skin, a crackling fire, scents of your favorite things, the color of someone’s eyes, a long hug, etc.
- Be open to flow and spontaneity
- Create a gratitude practice
- Create “you” time and some moments of stillness
- Focus on detaching from outcomes and not worrying as much – knowing things are happening in perfect unfolding
- Bring more forgiveness through for what is already done and now can be done anew
I’ve continued to experience a lot of synchronous messages, signs, and wild dreams lately although don’t always share them as I used to.
Around the Pisces Full Moon a lot was showing up including some of my most treasured bird friend feathers and a wondrous find – a hornet’s nest.
I’ve also seen a lot of dead animals recently to include two raccoons, a deer, porcupine, hawk, lots of little ones like squirrels and even one rabbit, and butterflies and bees. Twice, I’ve found injured butterflies I moved to safer locations so that they could at least be at peace and not run over.
Dreams have been ongoing and so many people I know have been showing up in them. I keep feeling a profound shift anchoring and surprises upcoming.
This has also been mirrored in the vastly different weather and quickly shifting temperatures from one day to the next.
And has included a lot of people and animals transitioning, having health challenges that could lead to that or big life changes, people hitting rock bottom, but also tons of new beings birthing on the scene, amazing break-throughs happening, huge healing and opportunity taking place, things hidden coming to surface, and people stepping into their best lives yet alongside all of that.
My take-away in simple words is life goes on, cycles continue, death and rebirth is natural and part of the circle of life.
My deeper take-away would be too complex to write, but simply stated – there’s a lot of intensity right now, as new frequencies are streaming in and reconfiguring things, all pointing to something different on the horizon and it’s not isolated to just here.
The best way to be with this I feel is to anchor that presence and create your own sense of peace to anchor within. Live with gratitude, be all that you can be now, love more, and savor every moment.
When you are consciously aware of the reflections all around you, you will always be guided divinely.