This weekend concluded the second installment of online training I was teaching for Reiki Level 1. As many of you know I felt like I would not be teaching anymore so I had completed a bunch of workshops a couple of years ago to make way for a new time in my life. As with anything, to say “never” is something I’ve been mindful of since I know things can surge through in a whole new way, if it’s aligned.
That took place just a few months ago when I started receiving guidance to revisit the possibility again with Reiki, as well as client sessions on a limited basis. I juggled the ideas of both for a while before putting them out there, but it was loud and clear to be open to how they wanted to come through at this time. And as always, by honoring and not judging what comes up, the reasons and magick of it all show up when embraced. Also, the ways in which would be most supportive and still honoring of my new path with things also made itself clear. That included periods of breaks in between offerings and breaking things up as well in new ways – in totality it invited me to change the approaches I’d adapted until now and being even more creative and flexible, which brought a new level of inspiration and joy for complete reinvention.
Teaching online has been extremely supportive on many levels and for me, a lot more energetically nurturing as well. Because of breaking up the classes into bite-sized morsels and having the luxury of being comfortable in my own space without having to rearrange things in anyway at home, I could work in the class times harmoniously. And this also opened up the ability to support a much larger group from all over the world, which was collectively more expansive and supportive at the same time.
When we say “yes” to things that might feel uncomfortable at first or out of place in terms of our ideas about things, etc., we make room for others to do so too. It was amazing to see how quickly a group of people formed, as if they’d been waiting for things to click in, and in fact I’m certain their higher selves added to the messages I was receiving. And it reiterated what I felt, given the shifts collectively taking place right now that are activating people into greater fullness.
That’s a little background as to how this year’s classes reopened and will be concluding with the 2nd and 3rd levels in October and December, but it also supported an opening for other powerful souls inhabiting animal bodies to be able to step into their roles and purposes as well.
This leads us to the title of this blog post, “Superheroes, Teachers & Guides Come in all Forms.”
Many of you know how my rabbit and tortoise companions have been a huge part of my journey and classes in the past. Each being trained as Reiki Master Teachers themselves, as this is something that can be done for souls in animal bodies too. Some of them received training from each other, my teacher, myself, or through their spirit mentor (which happens to be Nestor – my twin soul in rabbit body) before even coming to me and while with me.
I’ve had the privilege and honor of watching Nestor teach classes to wild rabbits, hearing of the same from her pet sitter at the time, hearing of how she showed up in so many people’s dreams and meditations worldwide, and watching Joy teach Cosmo, as well as witnessing Astrid calling all the little forest animals to her through the sliding glass door. My tortoise, Gaia, was also active in showing up for people like all of the bunnies did in their own way, but her work was a bit different, as she was always focused on working with extremely advanced energy frequencies in deep Earth and beyond.
If you follow my blog regularly you’ve heard many stories about all of them and more currently, about Astrid’s unfolding journey since she’s come to be with me and how she’s opened to reveal her true self more and more. This has included revealing her gifts, powers, and how adamantly she loves to join in with me to do work together like sessions with clients, Reiki Healing Attunements, channeling inspiration for writing, reflecting what I need to know or would be of greatest benefit to do most in the moment, bringing through messages for the collective, and yes, teaching.
Because she doesn’t have a voice like we do, although can speak telepathically, she lets me be her voice and shows me huge appreciation for how I invite her into everything I do.
When I used to hold some classes at home here, she would sometimes run upstairs to be in the same room with us. One time, while teaching out on the deck, she came to the screen door and scratched at it to let us know she was there.
There are times she holds space downstairs in her room, energetically anchoring things, but not necessarily feeling the need to actively show herself and engage physically.
And then there are times she is very much wanting to physically team up and tangibly make herself seen, felt, and heard.
This took place in our first class this weekend on Saturday. She knew it would be the first round of initiation attunements taking place and she really wanted to be a part of helping to activate things and make herself seen rather than in the background.
Even though I know how incredible she is and how powerful, she still puts me in awe. For the first group’s concluding Reiki Level 1 training she made her way upstairs, two times. She never comes upstairs at that time of day unless she’s on a mission and spent about a half hour moving about behind me to support everyone with her energy. I moved the screen so people could see her, and then she left back downstairs.
I thought that was it, but as soon as I started the initiation attunements, back upstairs she hopped and started chewing her cardboard house to help move energy, as that’s one way she moves energy is by chewing and processing through her teeth. It was also a way for her to make sound, since she can’t be heard otherwise, and to add that integration of chewing to the recalibrating taking place for everyone.
Then, she ran over behind me to combine her efforts with mine to everyone. In fact, she nose nudged the back of my ankles to let me know she was helping and to infuse and combine Reiki with me (she moves energy through her nose).
One review student was watching while the others were receiving and saw me smile down at Astrid during the process.
Afterward, she went over to a favorite spot of hers by the giraffes under the window sill and plopped down to relax after a job well done.
I love her so much and feel honored to partner with her in this life. The photo above shows Astrid’s new markings. When she is up on all fours and stretched a bit so her cute bunny tail is up off the floor they look like mountain peeks or water waves with the sun or moon above – perhaps both depending on perspective and what speaks to each.
For me it immediately was a mountain range, which speaks to the journey of climbing to ever-greater heights and that through commitment, hope and belief, there’s nothing insurmountable. I see both the sun and moon above, reflecting the phases of life and the parts of ourselves that meld together and guide the way when we let them partner with equal value.
On this day our male cat, Boojum, and female cat Sweet Pea made brief contributions – at one moment getting into a kitty brawl and then Boojum strutting behind me briefly and adding a howl. At each point there was always something in tune with what I was saying as punctuation from them.
Then yesterday, during our second group’s concluding class, Astrid decided to anchor energies directly below me in her room and stayed there, while Sweet Pea also stayed in her room and anchored.
But it was Boojum who wanted in on the group this time, having his own message for everyone. One of the beautiful souls expressed it so perfectly, that I’ll share what she reflected about it:
“And Boojum – he was a King Cat whose energy HAD to be a part of that gathering. I LOVED that! He was really insisting on being there, and showing off a little bit with his tail swirling around you as if to say – Show it off, ladies, don’t be afraid to come out and speak YOUR truth to YOUR hearts’ content. Be virile! Be masculine! Be all sides of the Goddess, and don’t forget to SPEAK YOUR TRUTH LOUD! Refuse to be silenced, refuse to hide and keep quiet. Go Brother Boojum! Thank you!”
The swirling tail she mentions was from one point where he jumps up between my upper back and the chair and all you saw was his black tail sweeping around to the front of my neck, flicking energy wildly and looking like a serpent or boa around my neck, encouraging our integration of the divine masculine parts within us to rise to the surface (this group was all female). And moving energy through the tail to everyone at the other end, not to mention, stirring up antics that only Boojum does best.
The cats have long been around my Reiki teaching and energy, so they’ve received their training by the hours of listening and engaging classes.
Each day received the exact energetic support and messaging from the resonating energies each animal had to contribute.
I’ve often heard from many people how each of the animals here have been of support or shown up for them, which is why I so openly and consistently share about them through my blogs, posts, and in classes or sessions, as it’s a way to support our copartnering and reverence for all souls, regardless of what body or form they inhabit.
All beings have something unique to offer and simply because one has chosen to show up in a different form than ours does not make them any less. In fact, they may very well be even more evolved in some areas than us, but they have chosen to come through in the way they feel would be of most benefit to a greater good.
Ways in which challenge or help expand our perspectives and limited ideas and beliefs, I believe will continue to show up more and more.
And some of those ways are through the animal, plant, and Nature realms, which you may have noticed do seem to keep revealing more unusual and blatant ways of exhibiting things that now that we have cameras and videos, are being able to get spread across the world more easily.
We see it in the unusual ways they behave together in loving, playful and supportive experiences even though are different species. We see it in the ways they will risk their lives to save humans. We see it in the ways they will take on things to alleviate us, or give of themselves to support change.
And yes, we see it in ways like I’ve described, where they exhibit highly profound healing gifts, wisdom, and connection that is unquestionable.
I feel that part of my journey and purpose is to help bridge these connections and to help bring awareness and value to all realms of life – especially the animal realms because of my close affinity with them. It just so happens that rabbits have been a more direct channel for me, but it is because of them that I learn so much about life and about all of the other beings that so courageously have chosen to be here with us through these shifting Earth times.
It is my belief that souls in animal bodies carry a level of bravery that inspires, as it isn’t the easiest of paths in a world of humans that don’t always understand that role, nor understand how we can learn so much from them and what is beyond just our own skin and bones.
We live in a world that has developed a system of values, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that those values aren’t worth reviewing to see how they are of greatest benefit to the highest good.
So, yes, superheroes, teachers, and guides do come in all forms and for me the greatest of them in my own life truly have been the souls in animal bodies and even the unseen realms are made more tangible via my connection with them.
I dedicate this blog to all of my spirit guide family who have taught and supported my greatest evolution.
Although it’s not Ask Astrid Fridays, this post didn’t feel like it could wait for the end of the week, but since she didn’t expect me to be writing this it feels better as a surprise for her today.
Thank you Astrid. I am in awe of you daily and I feel like we’ve only just begun to see your incredible contributions that will continue to surface.
Today’s blog is simply to uplift the spirits and inspire hope with some wildflower inspiration. So for anyone who needs a little boost, a cheery burst of sweetness, or a reminder that there is beauty and potential even amidst the darker times and challenges, this is a little love note from Nature and my garden for you to know you’re not alone, to encourage strength and belief, and that from the pressures of life, you have opportunity to shine.
You might recall that this year I decided to seed my garden bed with wildflower perennials to return each year with the other flowering plants I already established both in the garden and in pots.
I also have seven beautiful lush bushes that return each year too. For veggies, I opted again to only do herbs in my Garden Tower, but it’s been supplying a bounty of aromatic herbs continuously for one sweet bunny Queen named Astrid.
I also save some to dry and have for baking and cooking during Autumn and Winter seasons. I think I’ll also make some vinegar infusions, since we use a lot of flavored vinegar, and a rose petal and crystal water blend for misting on hikes or throughout the day. My little mason jars are nearly all full.
And every week or so I create little mini faery bouquets bringing different color therapies for inside the house with some of the blooms that are lighting up the garden with joy.
I love garden time, but also like to keep things simple and manageable for my full life. Down the road I’ll likely do a lot more, as I envision a greenhouse at some point, which is optimal for being able to grow year round.
For now I just picked up 150 tulip and daffodil bulbs I’ll be planting around Autumn Equinox. Little by little I expand and envision new ideas to bring beauty that blends with the mountain wild and provides both the forest creatures, Astrid and us with some fresh goodness. I also like to keep the Faeries and Elementals of the land happy, as promised.
I intuited that my wildflower plants would likely start blooming in August, and I was right. New varieties continue to pop up with more on the way, which likely will continue through September and perhaps even October.
Anthesis is the flowering period of a plant, or the act of expansion and blooming into a fully open flower.
And now my favorite – sunflowers – have emerged in all their sunshiney glory. There are over thirty buds on this one plant!
There’s a definite and dramatic contrast being experienced across the globe including the very scary and sad heatwaves, lightning fires and smoke-filled skies enveloping much of the land west of us.
I keep sending Reiki and prayers that relief, understanding, and productive change will come from everything. Even right now we, here, have had smokey skies the last three days from the winds blowing it in from the California fires.
The energy feels heavy, but I’m also feeling the impetus for potential change and that’s what I choose to focus on so that I can be of greater help to others because my well is full and not depleted. I’m working on deeper, vulnerable transmutation and understanding of the emotional and energetic layers so I can continue to walk a middle path best I can.
I’m reminded that all cycles of life exist simultaneously and within all of this I continue to up my gratitude practice. Interestingly, I’ve been experiencing a big thrust of increased energy and abilities integrate into my life and it’s made me explore further retrieval of the rest.
Now is here for each of us to be and bring all of us to the forefront.
Remember that the thickest cloud just might bring the heaviest shower of blessings.
If we widen our perspective and open to more possibilities, this makes room for what seems hidden to suddenly come through.
It can be challenging to think that something that hurts could in any way help us.
No one ever asked a plant if it hurts to grow so rapidly and produce a bud or unfurl a leaf.
It just is.
Maybe within each unfolding, new life awaits, regardless of what package it comes in at first.
Garden surprises continue to burst forth here from the seeds I planted this year.
May hope guide a new beginning.
After teaching Reiki yesterday morning where a group of sixteen of us gathered together to intentionally raise vibrations, the water energy called. We shared a most beautiful synergy together and I’m still in awe of the incredible energy that was threaded together by everyone who embraced the invitation to another opening on their journey that has far-reaching potential.
As we stand in the doorway of Leo’s New Moon tomorrow, it’s no wonder to me that this group gathered at this time to anchor in a new level of visionary leadership with bravery, integrity, and inspired creativity. These souls are people who are not afraid to step up, show up, and help guide the way. They are bridge workers who I see forging connections for others to cross and move into a more essence and truth filled life.
Awakening is a return to alignment and the gridding of energies from across the globe yesterday was a declaration of arising new potentials being seeded. I love it!
It’s also, to me, about origins and reclaiming this in a more conscious and embodied way.
After class and a little lunch nourishment, we felt called to Fallen Leaf Lake, which was the perfect way to keep the energies fluid and integrated. I spent a lot of good earthing time leading up to the class and continued moving that energy through me to encourage continued integration, balance, and merging of experiences as one and not separate.
I can’t explain it, but being in and around these waters was like a return to origins. The alpine lake temperatures were perfect to me and I spent prolonged time floating in the crystalline-activated lake while soaking in mountain sunshine.
The feeling was freeing, expansive, fluid, and connective.
There was no separation and I experienced the realization of how merged life has become. More effortless instead of a struggle or split between realities.
I mentioned to a dear friend who shared a reflection with me this morning of how she saw a big shift in me. I responded “there’s definitely been an increased dropping into embodiment shift for me, able to more consistently bring through the ‘other’ here and now….whereas I used to feel much more anchored elsewhere.”
There is an increased fluidity of worlds – human and spirit as one…Terra and Cosmos living in unity and harmony.
I am seeing this as a new reality potential emerging on a grander scale, as we continue to crack open.
I found this feather and stone while I laid on the pebble-laced beach.
They speak to me of this integration. Ancient and timeless…Earth and Spirit…a new vision and more freeing way of navigating…of possibilities…
I’ve continued to have a lot of different animal spirit guides showing up, but I’d have to say that coyote and snake medicine has been the most profound and frequent lately.
Sweetly my big lizard friend, Fantasia, ran by the door and is sun bathing right now on a rock as if to say – “Hey, don’t forget me!”
I shared about these spirit guides already. This is just one of them in the photo above – more of a youngster – but we have larger ones in the back forest (one of which I just saw again this morning) and both morning and night we can hear packs of them howling that soul-haunting sound that is both mysterious and eerie.
An ancient call of origins.
I’ve also seen more garter snakes than I ever have. There’s one that continues to show up in the garden and front yard when I’m out watering and she literally stopped to stare at me with her little neck and head up as I spoke to her. Her sweet little red tongue ssssslithering in and out. She even opened her mouth as if to speak and just kept it open, revealing her fangless mouth, while she looked at me.
I felt a message of change through authentic voice was whispered.
So yes, significant and dramatic change continues to unfold and it’s not isolated to my experience, as I see and hear it all around to some degree or another in relative ways, reflective of each soul’s journey.
Origins, is the word that came through for me yesterday while at the lake, immersed in the water of life all around and within me.
I sense a continued deepening into accessing those roots and remembrance is coming alive and more to the surface for many.
It’s much more than an integration process, but seems to be almost like opening a time capsule that is now aligned to access as keys to what was once behind closed doors. And this creates an organic merging that for some, unless you stop to recognize it, can go almost undetectable.
It’s been an ongoing journey, but things have been showing up more and lighting up an intuitive treasure map. It’s definitely more on an esoteric level so it’s hard to put into words, but that percolation is igniting subtle seeds of activation into being.
The things we’ve envisioned or felt were happening or coming, are now starting to take form and it’s subtle, but profound. There’s a lot of richness in the overall experience of it, although still is blossoming.
I saw and felt it yesterday with the group as well. And I marveled at the courage and energy that was all gathered in one place. My sense is that not everyone saw that about themselves, but did in each other.
My hope is that everyone will feel the beauty I and others did, and know the value of who they are, how far they’ve come, and what a gift they are being for others in their own way.
May the origin of your soul song be the voice that carries your frequency into everything and to everyone you touch.
This weekend’s time was time spent well and exactly the energy needed to fuel this new week ahead. We never know what adventure the day will bring, but we follow where inspiration leads and it takes us where we need to be. It was one of my favorite weekends filled with new explorations beginning with a new hike up a river and waterfall on Friday, returning the next day to relax and read, riverside and lakeside, and then finishing off with yesterday’s epic new trail of ancient and expansive energies.
Mystical, magickal and majestic were just some of the words to describe yesterday’s discovery, although words don’t do what was seen and felt justice. To say it was otherworldly, ancient and transporting is an understatement too, but these Sentinels (the name given to these ancient rocks) were amazing and have much to share.
The trail heading up was full of wildflowers, mysterious forest, and the epic vistas were incredible. This area and these ancient stones are amazing. We’ll definitely return to spend more time soaking in the energies and visions, dive deeper, and extend the hike for the even larger loop, but glad we went now as the wildflowers were in full bloom, which added to the enchantment.
Talk about rich, deep Terra energy and retrieving embedded parts. I actually saw a super sparkly spot atop these rocks that was reflecting like a mirror to the sun’s rays. It radiated like a small beacon and I knew something was there and calling to me, but I decided to leave it a mystery for now and return to explore again or in dream time. I will not forget.
However, it also reminded me that the gems of wisdom lie within us and are there when we need them to draw upon. We have a well of yet unearthed treasures awaiting our invitation to dance with them.
After some deep earthing on the trail yesterday, we then enjoyed another new spot that was a perfect balance to the potent core energies. It was refreshing to soak my dirt-enriched feet in and nourishing for a lakeside picnic.
I find that spirit always guides us to where is most supportive to be and where the perfect blend of energies can be received in our soul well to draw upon for upcoming experiences.
This is certainly true for the full week ahead, as I handle some goals, clear the way for new energies, but also draw upon that soul well for this weekend’s first online Reiki training installment with the fifteen beautiful people ready to go that next step.
These times have been challenging for many to feel rooted because so much is up in the air around us. It has also been hard to remain centered and have that sense of peaceful connection and alignment with the heart and soul guidance you may have felt more clearly before.
Once again, Nature can help with all of this and every time I’m out immersed in the different energies, it is very easy to feel the difference and see where things can be adjusted to keep in balance and flow.
And especially for those of you who feel more inward right now, or in general as your life preference, as well as those of you who struggle to find the external outlets for your more active and fiery drives, Nature isn’t a luxury, but as important as the food and water you need.
You can experience the unseen universal life force that flows between everything when you engage in nature with presence and heart awareness. It isn’t the only way, but it is one way of making the subtle and visceral, more tangible and conscious.
This universal life force energy is Reiki and it’s no wonder that I’m drawn to immerse so much in Nature to support and anchor alignment to this way of life consistently.
It’s also no wonder that such deep Nature experiences were drawn our way this weekend before diving into the upcoming Reiki training.
I always find that these experiences, when embraced, can help to open another layer within us and it is just such a layer I feel is needed for supporting the group during these strange, but potentially rich times.
There is no coincidence that so many are feeling called to open new layers within and step up and into the world in more empowered ways.
I’m grateful and honored to be a part of the activation taking place across the globe through Reiki, which not only is such a powerful tool for personal support, but its collective reach can be astounding. And in these days of distancing, there couldn’t be a greater time for tapping into a channel for embodied activism, which Reiki can support so that we don’t feel helpless and we can offer our gifts to others regardless of where and who we are in the world.
I love seeing people ready to raise their vibration and I get excited to see people actively tapping into their gifts and toolbox (like with Reiki), engaging them to create the world they want to see.
AND I get super excited when people courageously step into an active teaching role to support others to be empowered. This is an example of the ripple effect of how one can touch the many.
It’s how we remember who we are and the Source from which we are expressions of.
I’m reminded of Friday’s trail that took us up the river and waterfall. I shared this on Instagram, but will end by resharing it here.
The rock steps we ascended next to the waterfall reminded me of steps I once climbed to the high temples atop cliffs overlooking the ocean and of incredible stellar architecture high above cratered water passageways. The waters around us here are infused with the essence of long ago. It’s a reason I feel such resonance, as the water carries parts of me I retrieve when in and with them. Water is life and as a Pisces it soothes my soul to hear the whispers it carries and washes over me. And then the visions and memories begin.
From the stars their liquid minds converge with mine. I can hear their songs inside my heart. Their enormity envelops me like a nebula bursting with interstellar brilliance and yet their deep and elusive howls, although eerie like the planets themselves, are light and ethereal like a feather floating at my center. Like whistling helium their spouts blow cosmic essence into the atmosphere, infusing harmony for all to breathe. As I feel each silky mass move with grace through the space between worlds, I hear them whisper, “come back to us.”
I likely won’t post again until next week, as I have things calling my attention to focus on, especially in attuning to the group class beginning Sunday. But I wanted to share the inspiration of the weekend as visual and/or energetic support for your week as well.
Wishing everyone a day and week ahead of new possibilities.
~ For anyone who feels called to further your Reiki journey during these potent times, you may still be able to register for the levels you haven’t completed yet. Reiki Level 1 is full, however, and the others are close to capacity. Contact me if you have questions or to discuss your journey with this to see if it is a good fit. Remember that a tool unused is an opportunity overlooked. If you’re looking to create more peace, alignment, overall well-being, bring through more creativity and clarity, support others or global change and healing, support the creation of something new in your life, are looking to create a new soul path with your work that is supported by distancing guidelines, etc. then this may be a path for you. The link to do so is here: Online Reiki Classes
Astrid has been very active these days in helping to move and anchor energy, as well as prepare the way for all the new. She’s an amazing soul in rabbit body who so clearly isn’t afraid to let you know who she is, what her purpose is, and what her strengths and gifts are. Astrid does Astrid effortlessly, though. It’s an act of being the creative energy that moves through her.
If she wants my attention to tell me she’s ready or to get me on point, she will run around my feet, relentlessly grab hold of my socks or pant legs with her teeth, and dig at my feet with her paws.
If I’m preparing for a session with a client or getting ready to send out Reiki, she runs over to me and nudges my hand (I like to sit on the floor so she has easy access), noses crystals I may have next to me, grabs hold of my pen or notebook if I happen to be making notes, and makes it clear she’s ready to tune in too.
She isn’t afraid to step up and take responsibility for her gifts, nor does she hold herself back from using them.
She simply follows the energy stream that is Astrid, which involves her parts moving together and not leaving any behind.
As you can see in the photos laced throughout this post, she spends tons of time cozied up in her crystal nest, which my dear friend Dawn pointed out is like her version of a Tahoe Stonehenge. It’s made up of now five (my favorite/magickal number) raw giant Tahoe Quartz I found and trekked back home, a giant piece of the Master Rabbit Amethyst, and a Twin Lemurian Seed Crystal, which was once part of a giant Master Lemurian Seed Cathedral Crystal. On the pedestals of the sleigh she lays under, next to the mini Tahoe Stonehenge, are a South African Spirit (or Faery) Quartz and a Rose Quartz tree that sits atop another Amethyst. Of course we have other crystals gridding our room, but these anchor the center where she spends much time.
Astrid has been excited for me to wind down some things so we could harness the next couple of months for greater refining and deepening. She loves a clear slate, just as I do, and so everything we accomplish, she celebrates. She also celebrates when we get ready to dive into things, so she’s preparing with me for next week’s first group, online Reiki training, as well as tuning into our next writing installments.
We have a couple of big clearing projects to do alongside work-related projects, but she sees them all equally important and brings all of her to the table with me, to help.
She never leaves parts of her behind and never gives only a percentage of herself to any task.
She also doesn’t hold herself back, stop midway of her intents, nor put things off for any countless number of reasons she so easily could come up with – as she does live a pretty charmed life where she has the option not to step into more if she wanted.
Astrid doesn’t see it that way, however. She consistently is on high, being all she knows she can be, enjoying life to the fullest, and moving toward the next evolutionary phase.
Not out of dissatisfaction or feeling less than, but because it’s the gift she recognizes as being an expression of All That Is – to always consciously create and say “yes” to the next adventure she takes part in imagining.
She treats everything as valuable, enriching, and worthy of stepping into as her highest possible potential she can in each moment.
Astrid is such an inspiration to me and it’s no mystery why she chose me, as equally as I did her. She reminds me to continue the momentum of consistent recreation and deepening commitment and embodiment.
I know she appreciates how I reflect the same values, as she would otherwise likely not be with me given how strongly she stands in who she is.
And together, she says, we help create this space holder for others in our own way.
Astrid wonders where you might be holding yourself back?
Do you realize the gifts and potentials within and all around you?
Do you find yourself missing opportunities or telling yourself excuses for why you can’t be happy right now?
Do you embrace what IS actually right in front of you? – nature, connection, a new friendship or relationship, a different path to walk or drive home or to work on, an urge that calls, a bird that sings to get your attention, the step to take your work to a new level or ignite a new path that could open up more for you, using your tools (we’ve both spoken about this before), enjoying life more right now and not “when this or that happens,” moving your body to move energy, seeing the value of your unique gifts and expressing them, opening your heart or perspectives a crack more, being a little more kind, laughing a little bit more, dancing in the dark, receiving just as much as giving, stepping outside the box and daily patterned routines to invite in enriching surprises….
Astrid isn’t reflecting that more has a definition or way that it is more valuable or meaningful.
Astrid reflects that more may simply be a way to take the hand of both your soul and heart and go where they lead you.
See what someone can become – their wholeness of being, not solely what they appear to be.
See the magnificence of possibility in an individual. Then you can see what they are attached to as a current reality – their pain, their tragedies, their story of incompleteness.
By doing this you create the space between – an immeasurable void of enlightenment.
You see what is and what could be.
This place is the origin and return where the stars of the Cosmos are alive within.
When you meet someone in this void and infuse intent into the starry constellations of the heart center, a shift will occur and becoming is activated.
Stars move and form anew.
Love is the Bridge.
The Heart Chakra is where unconditional love resides. It is the balancing integrator of opposites (between body and spirit, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity) and acts as an energetic “bridge” between the lower and upper chakras.
Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe and is a vital energy to be focusing on every moment of every day, more so now than ever. Holding your hand over your heart with conscious connection, for even just minutes a day, can help you to stay present in your heart, help heal and open it to greater depths. It can help you to see with eyes of love and choose, respond, and act from love. Ask for help in doing so from your guides, angels, your Source connection and even ask your essence to be present in your higher heart always.
How was July for everyone? I felt it to be quite full with getting things done that involved very busy days and active dream nights.
Lee’s update for August has many good little morsels of insights that speak to breaking out and inspired action for the month to translate in varying energetic ways for each of us. He shares that it will be a cleanse and reset month and that there will be a lot of change momentum. I had just mentioned the same, for myself, in yesterday’s post. 😉
Things are going into action and it will be an opportune time for envisioning and seeding intentions because of the big transformation and creation energy August holds. This energy will start the wheel turning for what’s to come down the road.
Enjoy the update.
Many of you are likely also experiencing a complete remodel of your life right now, finding that one or more areas are going through a realignment process as things transition inside and out. Maybe it’s a new career, a new home, change of relationships or friendships, a new way of expressing yourself, and/or a new of relating to yourself as you haven’t before.
Change is cycling through quite rapidly right now and with it is opportunity to jump aboard a path of greater fulfillment and peace. For some that might mean really riveting changes and for others it may be more subtle refinement that simply draws in greater calm and presence of just being, where you’ve not experienced that before.
Personally, Dave and I are on the threshold of a whole new level of freedom in life and a lot of new energy moving through that will be interesting to see where it leads. It all seems to have anchored since the wedding and is in motion of transformation quite rapidly. I feel a lot of explorations in the coming months, along with fresh experiences that likely will inspire things for us both. I’ll keep you posted.
It’s interesting as always to have nature mirror messages that speak to the changes, as along with the robin family heralding renewal for us, and deer bringing gentleness, regeneration, independence, longevity, success and hope, coyote has been showing up quite a lot, and a peculiar raccoon sighting did as well.
Yesterday coyote showed up again (there have been multiple sightings) right behind the house. You can see her at center of the circled photo above. I watched her as she seemed to wander, drawn perhaps by the trail of a scent, as she went one way, back-tracked, returned, and then on the same way and beyond without a care in the world.
Coyote shares wisdom that is rarely straightforward, which is interesting given the way she sauntered in front of me back and forth, demonstrating this very clearly. They teach through indirect ways, while reminding us to keep a lightness and humor around ourselves and how we approach life. They reflect a time for letting go, trusting, and releasing the how’s to the Universe. Coyote signifies and prepares us for a time period of significant and dramatic change approaching, letting us know that presence and adaptation will be required, but also our flexibility to it will aid its success.
We also saw two raccoons lying dead, side by side on the road, on Sunday. That was a very unusual sighting. They must have been either siblings/family, a couple, or friends that were hit at the same time, together. I’ve never seen that before and it felt significant. There are similarities with coyote and raccoon energies, as raccoons teach us that following curiosity can pave the way for new exciting things and with that comes the letting go and release of the old. They also teach flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness as ways to create success with the new underway. Raccoons message that you are prepared for the big leap of transformation and transition that is upon you. They also carry shape shifting energy, death of illusions, and death of an old way of being (as represented by the masks) into even greater authenticity and fulfillment.
Once again, the natural world and presence to the messages around, continue to support and affirm to us, if we are open to receiving them.
So, indeed we’re in preparation from old to new here and it is timely with a little reset mode for me I had mentioned would begin August 1st, which is also a big day on other fronts for us.
I’ve already removed the page link on this site to the discounted support offerings that I was guided to put out when all of the challenges in the world hit. But, as I mentioned, I will be stepping away from client sessions for a short period. Likely all of August and September, or at least until September 22nd’s Equinox. If something changes with that, I’ll let you know.
This is in response to energy movement that I keep aligning with, that leads me elsewhere to focus.
With these temporary shifts, I’m also going to be putting the Magick Rabbit Etsy Shop on a vacation hold, as I am also not wanting to focus on packaging and shipping out items during that time as well.
But when I do reopen it again, there may be a shift with inventory offerings and so I’m being guided to do a last “closing out sale” before I temporarily close the shop and do a refresh.
So, for two days only, tomorrow, Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st, everything in the shop will be available with hugely slashed prices to clear out for the refresh.
Perfect for Christmas in July shopping! 😉
There are only 10 items left with 1 to very few of each item remaining to include the last of our greeting cards, notebook journals, prints, and 3 animal spirit guide paintings.
Link to the shop sale is here beginning tomorrow morning, after midnight tonight:
Beginning in August, I’ll only be focused on the upcoming Online Reiki Level 1 Certification Training classes, my writing, new inspirations, and personal shifts until I open things back up again.
Sometimes it’s important to follow particular energy streams in order to create a bigger momentum forward. So, I constantly am readjusting.
I think I mentioned that I ended up opening the class to more people because I didn’t want to turn anyone away that was ready. So I made adjustments and changes to the course training to accommodate and embraced change myself. 🙂
We reached capacity of what could be extended, but I had one of the review students needing to move out of both Saturday classes, so this makes it possible to open one more space for anyone interested.
So if you were thinking about this, on the fence, or maybe seeing this for the first time, and feel it calling please let me know as soon as possible so I can make arrangements to support you. The classes begin August 16th and the second session opening is August 22nd. Again, I can only take one person and you will also have ability to continue the courses with levels 2 and 3 in October and December.
And last, I wanted to put this out there as a potential, upcoming transformational opportunity.
I’ve often received inquiries about doing some kind of mentoring program with me and it’s one of the things I’m considering more seriously now.
This would be a more intensive one-on-one and more exclusive offering, to support a comprehensive approach to manifesting a new path that turns your purpose and passions into your career, while also transforming your life so you experience the fullest expression of your spirit potential right now.
This creative, spiritual journey will help uncover and transmute roots that may have you stuck and held back, and help reinvent, repurpose, refine and realign your life while giving you practical tools and action goals for building your life’s work.
If something along this line sounds of interest, please contact me.
I’ll continue to be blogging during this transitional time, so it’s just a subtle refocusing reset that I’m shifting into.
To wander is to live in wonder and I’m definitely a wonderer. But I wonder things into reality.
That hasn’t always been the case, although I used to do this unconsciously when I was younger. Then, my life became compartmentalized and for some time, actually, quite tormenting and/or draining because I conditioned myself to believe that the parts of me couldn’t live unified together, always.
I became masterful at the art of living separate lives that made perfect sense to me.
Now, I’m learning to master the art of living, period, which is possible through exquisite balance when we start to merge all of our parts back onto the same stream of experience and realize how they were meant to be great allies.
I’ve been refining the process of merging the two into a grounded reality where the magickal is manifested and no longer hidden away just for me.
It take practice, commitment, and consistency.
It’s been an organic, trial and patience process of relaxing more into my natural essence, which involves seeing all of my parts and unique ways of expression as valuable. Not some being better than the others, but how they each amplify and bring out the best in one another, just as we can as compassionate beings do for our fellow humans.
It’s been about loving the complexity and diversity and not hiding away simply because others are doing differently than me.
But it’s also been about actively engaging my parts – all of them – and finding ways that they can all have their place without neglecting, bashing, judging, or repressing the others. Even if it’s in simple forms that can later translate across the board once I feel more comfortable with it.
This has also involved a willingness and active intention to remember and utilize my tools – something I have seeded as reminder over and over in past shares, as I personally know how it can often get overlooked.
When you feel stressed in life, unclear, or desiring to create something new, have you remembered some of the tools you have in your toolbox to implement? Have you remembered how you’ve gotten through similar experiences with success, and so can you also use that same process for the present ones?
Every person has some kind of track record with something in their lives they’ve managed to manifest, make work, fulfill, and be successful with. No matter how big or small, there is something we can draw upon and focus on, rather than placing all of our attention, energy and focus only on the things that haven’t gone as planned.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve listened to people frustrated, but when I ask them if they have used or engaged something they learned or love (ex: self Reiki treatments, the all-powerful Reiki Healing Attunements, creative visualization, meditation, breath work, engaging their creativity, spending time in nature, dancing, hiking, walking, singing, building something with their hands, volunteering, etc.) the answer always is, “no, I forgot” or “I didn’t think about that” or “I wouldn’t have thought that would help. I just feel so tired or angry.”
One of the ways I believe we can wonder things into reality is to merge our tools, parts, and gifts. While you’re actively engaging certain aspects of your life, why not invite in and actively engage the others to support them?
If you want to experience more peace at work, perhaps a Reiki Healing Attunement with that intention might help, or finding ways to bring more peace into your life by doing things you love or being in nature when you’re not at work can help balance things out for you and say to the Universe that you’re ready for it and creating it regardless of other things going on in life. Then you may start to see a shift and reflection of this act of empowerment.
If you’d like to draw in a new job, relationship, child, home, etc. perhaps engaging your creative energy can get the wheels moving. If rather than sitting still feeling hopeless around it or just thinking about your desire, you instead decided to pick up a paintbrush and just start throwing some paint around on a canvas, you might find that this act of inviting creative energy to flow and giving yourself permission to express yourself in some form, might then open the door to new in other areas as well. It’s the act of that says yes and merges your parts to manifest.
One way I find extremely potent is to move creative energy through your vehicle – you.
This could be through things like writing, painting, singing, or even taking a walk while you allow your imagination to run wild as you enjoy the sights and sounds around you.
I’ve learned to do walking meditations, active intentions, send healing energy, and channel ideas while I hike. While my body is occupied with the trail and moving me from one place to another, my mind, imagination and heart focus on what I want to create, draw in, receive, or flow out. This is one example of a merging of parts – both of myself and my life – so they are not compartmentalized. I find this to add extra powerful intent and energy to things. I’ve also done similar with sound moving through my throat chakra when I’ve felt stuck with something – it opens the creative energy flow channels and rebalances my body. New energy is welcomed in, as I move out the old.
Returning to your creative nature is the act of being creative. And creativity is the movement of energy and expression in a way that transforms imagination into reality and/or to create new methods in life.
It doesn’t have to be complicated. We just have to remember and give ourselves permission to open these doors. Then the energy will begin to flood through.
It’s never too late. It’s never lost.
You will find yourself wondering things into reality little by little until the organic process becomes your art of living.
Money & Manifesting….What are the Barriers to Your Abundance? ~ Are You Ready to Get Real About What’s Really Limiting You?
This is a long, in depth, and layered share I wrote five plus years ago that really nudged me to reshare again. It’s a theme and topic that pops up so often around abundance, which can encompass money and financial avenues, but also can be applied really to any part of our lives we might feel deficient in simply by replacing “money” with whatever it is you feel is lacking. Being conscious of our patterns in any area of our lives is key and listening to what we feel, how are bodies react or contract, and the way our energy fluctuates around things are all key pointers for us to learn to understand more so we can begin to have a healthier and more empowered relationship with ourselves and to these things. Once we understand our patterns, we can understand how to implement a new way to approach them and retrain ourselves. I believe we are all manifestors and you can see evidence in your life of the things you do manifest, which can then be applied to anything. You aren’t limited to just one way. You are an unlimited and creative being. As I wrote in a recent post, I believe “we are also reluctant magicians fearing our own power.”
Being, doing, and having….
“We can think of life having three dimensions: being, doing, and having. Often we attempt to live our lives backwards. We try to have more money in order to feel we can do more of what we want, so we can be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. We must first be who we really are, then do what we feel guided to do, in order to have what we want.”
~ I allow myself to be; I do what feels right; I have everything I truly want. ~
In yesterday’s Reiki Master Teacher workshop, the theme of the day seemed to be about “manifestation.” It kicked off the day in a pre-discussion to our training, came up again during our training, and again later during our dinner outing.
Discussions about Reiki will often lead into discussions on how to live…
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