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Hoppy New Year!


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Astrid is excited for 2018! And together we are both wanting to share the joy, so here’s a cute little video of her jumping with glee (sorry the evening lighting is so dim) and her first morning, Full Supermoon of 2018 photo, bright-eyed and ready to get this party going! As promised, she and I sent in our Save A Bunny donation this morning from the holiday sales, which felt really good. Thank you to everyone who helped! We were so happy to hear they met their 2017 end-of-year donation goal, so we decided to be the first of 2018 to get things rolling there for the bunnies! Also a way for us both to anchor in what’s dearest to our hearts.

She and I did a big Reiki Healing Attunement last evening from our new magickal space, to put into motion all that we are working towards creating in 2018 and today there’ll be more intentional actions taken place to support these too.

Part of our New Year’s Eve was spent walking through the forest by moonlight (there was a faint rainbow ring around it), which was my favorite part of the evening besides being welcomed home by Astrid waiting for me in the exact place I’d left her upon leaving, on the very carpet in the video you see.

We shared tons of snuggles and kisses before I went to bed, but not until I’d fully satisfied both of our desires to connect and be with each other when the house was still and only she and I were up sharing tenderness and creating magick through our hearts.

Perfect way for us to start off the New Year immersed in love.

Hoppy New Year everyone!

Christmas Reflections & New Stage of Life


It’s been a big week so far, beginning with warm celebrations at my family’s house in Reno for Christmas, some completions, and a huge day today for Astrid. I was able to complete my office, except for a new sliding glass door and three special things to hang, which meant it was time for the reveal to her. And boy was it the best day of her life, and my life with her, yet! She had a huge day of joyful tears, soulful release, and courageous leaps – quite literally!

This mirrors me, as I’ve been reflecting on all that has completed and is about to begin in my own life, which was reiterated by the Tarot cards I pulled on Christmas.

My family and I always pull cards at the holidays to see what current theme is streaming through and what the New Year holds for us. All of them were very accurate, and mine were no exception to that.

They spoke to the rebirth taking place for me, an inner calling surfaced, release from all karmic ties, and everything coming together in my life story as I reach a significant stage on my journey.

Synchronously, the last week or so I’ve had an influx of people inquiring for services I have let go of and items I used to offer. To all of them I politely said no, but shared my gratitude for the reflections. It’s become much easier to do this, as I get the clearest yet about myself and what I want and don’t want.

As I felt into the messages of the cards, it was such a relieving confirmation and when I saw Astrid’s joy today and felt and heard her own release and depth of gratitude, I knew we were riding this new path together in all ways. Her feelings were mine reflected, and vice versa.

I will soon share a post on Astrid’s explorations and fun in our new shared room, which got its name a few days ago.

For now I’ll just share this one tiny peek of her in one of her play areas, standing tall and proud, and want to express the touching moment for us.

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After she explored a bunch, she returned to the center of the room where I sat. Normally when she’s excited, she’s very interested in doing her own thing and will jet off if you come to her. But this time she came right to me and I put my hand on her head and caressed her softly, as we shared words.

Her eyes softened and lids lowered and she melted into my hand. All I could hear and feel was her joyous release and appreciation.

Like me, she’s had a long, hard journey.

Like me she’s waited patiently and kept going and believing, even when there seemed no hope.

Like me, she is experiencing the best time of her life now and receiving reflections of all the work she’s put into things, come to fruition…finally.

I could see her past and all she went through to get to this moment…how she waited for the right time and person to adopt her.

No one would and kept passing her by because they couldn’t “see” her.

She waited nearly three years, which is a lot for a little rabbit, as all of her friends at the rescue got adopted and left her behind.

And now, here she was, being gifted a magickal rabbit playroom fit for the queen that she is.

It was all overwhelming for her in a beautiful full circle way.

I felt both of our hearts open wider and our connection deepen, as we both shed tears of gratitude.

I knew her journey, as it mirrored so much of my own.

I’ll share again more in an upcoming post, but today was a huge day for us both. And on top of that, she learned to go up and down the big staircase all on the same day.

I knew she could do it, but thought it might take longer.

Astrid proved her bravery, as within a couple of hours she was up the stairs. And just a bit ago, she made it down.

It was such a cute process….the down that is, as she kept coming to me to help her. She kept nosing my ankles and then tugged on my pant legs with her teeth, to help. So I gave her a pep talk and went to the stairs to show her how. It took a little while, as she kept checking the first step down and then circling to regroup. And then it was done.

Today was a BIG day for both of us on so many levels. Speaks to the New Year to come!

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Here are some photos from our lovely Christmas we all shared as a family, which was festive, fun, and full of giggles and yummy vegan feasting! Grateful to have parents that support our vegan lifestyle and always make, buy, or search out vegan restaurant options for us. My brother (who is absent in the photos due to camera shyness, but far from absent in the shenanigans shared) is vegan and was actually vegan a few years before I even knew what being vegan was. Both my mom (makes the entrees) and dad (makes the desserts) got in on the vegan creations and sent us home with care packages and apple dumplings to enjoy for the mornings.

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Grateful also to have Faery folk as parents, which brings to Christmas and all holidays the magick I love.

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The painting hanging here in their living room is an original by me of Venice that I painted while living in Sedona in 1997 – my first major painting I ever did – as an anniversary gift to my parents (it replicated a photo from their trip there, with a little “T” twist)

 

Such warmth shared all around! And wonderful gifties too!

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I hope everyone that celebrates Christmas enjoyed a warm, peace, and love filled one and that the holiday season (however you celebrate or don’t) was a perfect reflection of you.

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Faery kisses to all!

Merry Christmas ~ Astrid’s First of Many to Come


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Last evening, on Christmas Eve, I surprised Astrid with the first of many gifts…following in the footsteps of my parents who always let us open one gift on Christmas Eve.

I was happy to see she approved, as you can see in the photos and video of her diving right in on her special hay candy canes, fidget sticks and vines of oat and timothy hay, digging away at her Frosty the Snowman stocking to get at them.

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This morning her tummy was happy again when I presented her special holiday blends and an herbal medley that included cranberry apple mixed with timothy and oats and elder flowers, rose hips, jasmine blossoms, rose petals, and dandelion leaf.

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Yes, she’s a spoiled bunny, but after all she is my child and I do love her so! I want her healthy and happy so that she is able to do the work she has come here to do.

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You can bet I’ll be sharing photos of her exploring her other big gifts in her bunny/faery Wonderland.

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I’ve created our shared dream magickal room to be both functional and fun (so it’s whimsical, but not over the top), and of course filled with Nature’s magick, Cosmic portals, secret Otherworld friends and surprises, and inner child imagination.

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Anyway, just wanted to share the joy of this first Christmas with Astrid and in our new home – which is our big Christmas gift to ourselves and our little furry family (the kitties definitely are also in dreamland with all the places to play, sleep, and check out the critters outside).

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Yesterday was a quiet and perfect Christmas Eve relaxing, Dave went skiing in the morning and this morning, while I’ve wrapped gifts and planted all 105 new succulent babies, ate yummies, watched Netflix, and enjoyed beautiful nature time walking along Zephyr Cove.

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That was lovely being greeted by five ducks who hung out and finding a yellow citrine, heart-shaped stone that embodied Joy’s energy.

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Today, we’re off to spend the holiday with my family this year, so we’re heading down to Reno in a bit here for feasting and gifties in their Winter wonderland Faery home all decked out in Christmas decorations for the festivities.

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday and peace on Earth to all (furry, elemental, organic, human, and the like!)

Enjoy this Christmas Tree Temple off our backyard deck.

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Winter Solstice Alignments ~ Things Are Shaping Up!


I’ve been immersed in house stuff here in an all-consuming way these days, but am beginning to see the light and space is opening for more. Yesterday a lot of major things came to closure with the house, including the end of a 4 1/2 day stint my mom put in to help me out with the hardest stuff here. We still have a couple of last big projects to finalize and then some last minute tie-ins, but we’re almost there and the days of having several teams of contractors in the house all at once are over. Holding the peace within chaos will now simply settle into pure peace.

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And the timing couldn’t be more perfect, as winds started blowing in a little storm last night and this morning we woke to it snowing, perfectly timed to create a wonderland for Winter Solstice tomorrow. Timing all around truly is aligned for Christmas gifts galore and our having some stillness and relaxing for the holiday and New Year.

The seasons remind you of the ever-shifting and flowing cycles of life, change, and potential to honor and make space for. Winter Solstice reminds you of the light that you are, as a gateway of sacred reverence for a “return to light” in general.

I find it perfect that our fireplace is 95% complete, and will be finalized tomorrow on the Solstice…wonderful way to ring in this change of season with the flame of warmth and inner truth.

You can visualize this as well in seeing the light and inner fire of your heart and soul expanding and filling your entire body and emanating out and joining with the light of our Great Central Sun, allowing yourself to take up more space and be who you really are.

This entire home remodeling project definitely mirrors, to me, a support to that – being “me” – and the ending of the old and the onset of the new, as well as that movement inward at this time of year to do anchor in things that will be blossoming soon.

I’m super grateful to my mom who always comes to the rescue to help whenever I have moved over the years. She’s helped with all moves except the one from house to RV – Magick Bus – and back to house after that journey. We always get tons done quickly and inhumanly at times – all the while laughing along the way. We are definitely a two-Faery team that moves mountains! There’s nothing we can’t do.

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I’m especially excited because my new office/Faery/Bunny Magick Room is 90% complete, which means I’ll be in action here shortly again – full throttle! Loving how it’s come together and how Astrid’s things are looking. I haven’t introduced her to it yet because I’d like it all complete before that. Plus, her new abode and things are meant as Christmas gifts to her. So the timing should be perfect for the big reveal on that to her too!

I’ll share photos when things are complete. I’m looking forward to getting back to my creative projects and especially full time on my book.

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I was able to jump into it twice recently, which felt really good and got Astrid all excited, as she sat by my feet nosing me the whole time and acting as my little helper and guardian to ensure no one bothered me.

She’s been shifting a lot again lately, which is fun to see. Getting super interactive, snuggly, and doing her work moving energy through the house. With my mom here a few days she was also able to connect more with her Grandma, which was sweet so they have a stronger channel of communication between them now.

Reading my story from the Forest Portal felt oh so good. I could sense the energy difference and also how that will help with the editing process for sure. Other than getting our house in shape, my book is the most important project to me.

My loved ones, learning to anchor in more peace and more harmony, communing with Nature, tuning into the Cosmos, and being more and more me are my greatest joys and focuses these days.

That’s a little update here from the Forest Portal and how things are aligning and shaping up for the Solstice, Christmas, and the New Year. We’ll be spending Christmas at my family’s house and I’ll be continuing to finalize and anchor in things here so the New Year will be fresh and fertile for the new.

Wishing everyone an inner illuminating, peace and harmony filled Winter Solstice.

Samhain Sunset & Astrid Magick


Astrid didn’t need a costume, as she embodied the perfect Halloween bunny last night with her mysterious dark brindled coat of shape-shifting markings, silver toes, belly, and tail, and a Crescent Moon eye. I took this photo of her last night right after the sun set and my auto flash went off, which not only captured two giant orbs around her body, but caught the light just right creating a red and gold Moon in her eye. I’m guessing that Cosmo and my other bunny loves wanted to make an appearance. Astrid was definitely in a calm zone, not wanting me to leave her and kept nosing my leg to get my attention and transfer energy. She was definitely comforting me with my Cosmo thoughts.

I’d just finished my first run-through of reading my book from start to end, since completing it, which included a first round of simple edits and cutting my superfluous writing down 23 pages so far. That felt perfect to complete on this special day, which had so many connections to Cosmo and much more. I still have more rounds of editing to go – it’s quite a process – perhaps completing by end of year (my goal) before it will be in a form for feedback from others.

For now, I remain the only person who has read any of it and that feels perfect in remaining true to my voice.

This is something my bunny loves have taught me the importance of…remembering my song and singing it.

It was a quiet day and evening, which felt perfect for honoring my sweet Cosmo, tuning in with my bunny loves, and for focusing on the other joy of my heart – my book.

Even the sky reflected this calm and mystery in a perfect Samhain sunset of orange and black clarity.

I snapped this photo before the one of Astrid.

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The veils were definitely thin and the love was definitely strong.

Bitter & Sweet ~ Save A Bunny’s Incredible Generosity Amidst Tragedy & Astrid’s Reminder & Voice Heard


This was Astrid a few days ago in meditative mode tuning in to all around her and sending out energy to those in need. As you can see, a blueish green ray of light is beaming across her core and through her all-seeing eye. She is connected to the Source of All That Is through the light within her, as she especially tunes in to the bunnies at Save A Bunny where she lived before coming to me and where a lot of displaced rabbits whose families had to evacuate from the fires and a big group of abandoned rabbits left in boxes in a park, have all come to be cared for there as well. She’s been extra snuggly last week, really absorbing all the love I give her. She knows the importance of giving AND receiving. This makes me happy, as my bunnies have always been huge givers and this can result in blow outs because of the enormous energy they exude from their fragile bodies, which then takes rebalancing. Astrid is a strong one, but it makes me happy to know she is open to the flow of energy to help keep her healthy and able to continue giving and working the magick as she does.

I feel that so many healers and empaths can benefit from this reminder, but everyone in general will feel that boost when opening the stream of energy to flow naturally.

That leads me to share some bitter and sweet news connected with Astrid’s focuses and the rabbit rescue from which I adopted her from, as both sides of the coin are always present in the bigger picture of things.

The following shares come to you from Save A Bunny and their Facebook updates, as well as a personal message from Marcy – the head of this incredible organization. The first involving good news for rabbits, cats, and dogs in California.

Here are some moving images and updates copied from their page. I feel called to share these, prompted by Astrid, as a way to bring her voice and the voice of these voiceless ones into form.

Celebrations for the three most euthanized animals in the U.S., reverence to all and Mother Nature, and so much love sent to everyone and all of the beings affected by these wildfires and events in the world.

Thank you hugely Marcy and Save A Bunny for all that you do. You move me beyond words with your love and dedication. Sending so much love to you all there, as just like Astrid, receiving will help aid your continued efforts.

The following comes from Save A Bunny:

 

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“California to require pet stores carry only shelter and rescue animals for adoption.

Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (AB-485) mandating only animals from animal rescues and shelters may be offered at pet stores. The legislation, aimed at reducing the number of animals in shelters, will take effect in 2019. Stores can be fined $500 for each animal not from a legitimate rescue organization. California is the first state to pass this type of legislation.

Thank you, Gov Brown, and let’s keep working to find every bun a loving forever home!”

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Arriving close to midnight, 15 Californians in 5 cardboard boxes.

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We’re deeply grateful to Heather W and Shereen R for driving 5+ hours to transport the bunnies from Salt Point State Park. They truly saved the bunnies lives.

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A baby girl who was dyed/painted purple. She has a head trauma that is very swollen.

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Baby boy with filthy and encrusted hindquarters. We spent hours this afternoon shaving and trimming all the bunnies of their dirty and matted fur.

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Baby boy with bad urine scald (thus the fur loss) and injuries to his genitals.

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3 baby boys resting and getting plenty to eat and drink. Poor things seemed so tired and traumatized on arrival, and not behaving like babies at all. But today some started coming out of the shell shock and we’ve glimpsed a tiny binky or two.

 

“Wildfire Bunnies and their rescue

Late last night we took in 15 rabbits on an emergency basis. We’re calling them the Wildfire Bunnies and they came from Salt Point State Park about 2.5 hours north of SaveABunny in a somewhat remote area of California.

A couple days ago rangers found the bunnies abandoned in the park. They’d been left in cardboard boxes with some rice and peanuts (both bad for bunnies) and no water. Doing the best they could with limited resources the rangers took them to a shed then started calling around to animal shelters, and SaveABunny was the only rescue who agreed to take them sight unseen and not knowing anything about their condition.

In the meantime wildfires began raging out of control overnight and Salt Point was declared a safe place for fire evacuees, so the bunnies had to leave the park within hours but due to the driving distance and remoteness of location it was really hard to find anyone. Thankfully 2 wonderful angels, Heather and Shereen, agreed to make the long trip after work and bring the bunnies back late at night.

There are a couple of adults and the rest are babies, all in various states of malnutrition and neglect, and it took most of the day to do a detailed assessment. Some will need to see a vet ASAP such as one baby with obvious head trauma, one with an injured (maybe broken) leg and one who’ll likely need surgery because of injury to his private parts.

At the same time we’re also housing bunnies whose families had to evacuate as well as fielding many calls for help from county animal shelters and rescues.

We’re committed to assisting as many people and bunnies as possible, with devoted volunteers working all day and late into the night.

Here are ways to help:

— Transport: if you’re willing to pick up bunnies from the shelter in Mill Valley, CA and drive them foster homes in other parts of the area, please send a PRIVATE message to SaveABunny FB with your phone number and specifying what geographic region(s) you’re willing to cover.

— Foster: If you’re willing to host a bunny for a couple weeks and you live in the Bay Area region, please fill out the application http://www.saveabunny.org/foster. We’re really trying to keep lines of communication clear so filling out the application will help us tremendously so we have all your basic information in a way that can be shared amongst volunteers.

— Donate: If you’d like provide the Wildfire Bunnies with a little toy or some supplies our Wish List is http://tinyurl.com/SaveABunnyWishList.

Thank you so much for the encouragement and support, the bunny community is a very wonderful group to be a part of!”

 

And a note from Marcy:

 

“Dear Friends, Simply put ….thank you for your trust and support during these tragic wildfires in Northern California.

SaveABunny is “guerrilla rescue.” We’re scrappy, entrenched behind the scenes and our mission is always to take the unwanted, traumatized or abandoned rabbits left behind. Sight and condition of the rabbits is frequently unknown. That is how we are helping during the tragic wildfires in California.

Our doors are open to bunnies who have fallen between the cracks. Left behind, found as strays or now homeless. We’re also here for the displaced weary and frightened people who need peace of mind that their bunnies are safely being cared for–FREE OF CHARGE.

This is not glamorous work, nor is it a fundraiser. It is an act of love for humans and their animals. That’s what we stand for and who we are as a group.” ~Marcy

Aries Full Moon


While fiery intensity and passionate energy are some of the focuses of this Aries Harvest and Hunter’s/Blood Full Moon, there is also a reminder for tempering things to bring greater balance and harmony into our experience right now. Deepening into the truth of who you are and trusting in that inner knowing to guide you is key, and this will reflect the true beauty of things, as we become more present to the reflections of our relationships to everything within and around us.

We continue being presented with opportunities to strengthen our connection with Mother Earth – Terra – to bring greater stability and anchoring to our lives. It is from that place that peace takes hold, when we are firm with our roots, yet flowing with our expansion.

Security comes from this place of peace within, which can be accessed regardless of our surroundings and chosen regardless of thinking there is no other way. There are always multiple options and perspectives because we are creative beings living in a creative universe. There are no limits on creativity. Only the depth at which you activate your imagination becomes your limitation.

It continues to be a time for showing up more authentically and when we focus on being or embodying, then the doing takes care of itself. Not the other way around.

So don’t worry so much about that.

Focus on nurturing your essence, cultivating your creativity, having gratitude for things you overlook everyday as gifts, and celebrate what’s right in the world. Bringing your joy through into all that you do and share will infuse new life into everything and you’ll be in the flow of constant renewal.

Remember who you are and believe in yourself.

Step into yourself, shine light upon the shadows within, take actions in alignment with that truth, and reclaim empowerment in a healthy way.

Whatever we are presented with does have a way of being overcome. Release attachment to how things need to look and find the hidden gift that can shift your entire experience of life.

Do you enjoy living in the past and in limitation? If not, then rise above this. If you are ready to make leaps in life, the energies are here to support that. Be like Nature and flow with these currents.

This is a good time to get things done and start those things you’ve been procrastinating.

The above photo is of the Full Moon early this morning, which I captured literally about 3 minutes before it fully disappeared behind the mountain. Astrid had woken me with her running around like a speed racer, full of excitement. She definitely did not want me to miss out on seeing it. In person, it was big, clear, and reddish in color. And as soon as I took this quick photo, it was gone, but am glad I captured it to share.

All of my bunnies have shared a connection with the Moon and Astrid is no exception.

In the photo below you can see her basking in its glow, as I always find her each Full Moon and on major cosmic occasions.

This was taken early yesterday morning at 3 am (had to use flash) when I woke and found her in front of the French doors, lake and Moon still as can be even when I went to stroke her. Everything was dark and still except for the strong glow of the Moon illuminating the room, lake, and Astrid.

Her ears were warm with energy despite it being very cold, which was obvious to me that she was moving the Aries energy since throughout the day I’d noticed her ears cold and now at the coldest hours she was warm.

The Full Aries, Harvest and Hunter’s Moon definitely had her attention and Astrid was helping to work with the energies and prepare for the new on all levels to help clear things and create balance and ease.

Wishing everyone an empowering Full Moon. 11:11 as I finish writing this, so activations embedded in this for sure!

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Astrid’s Journey Reflects My Own: Relaxing into the Nature of Our Origins


It has been such a joy to watch Astrid relax more and more into her true self and feel safe, loved, and vulnerably expressive. It’s been just over 3 months since first she came home to us, but during that time she has come to know true comfort and joy in realizing she is here to stay and has a best friend for life in me. I’ve seen her evolve into the being I saw her to be, and not the outside persona she portrayed because of conditioning and filtering she learned to exhibit to not only survive, but to invoke others to rise to their best. She has been an example and reflection of how to view things from your heart, not judge a book by its cover, and to dig deep to celebrate the true nature of things beyond what your eyes and mind might otherwise want to react to.

Although she still is working through things and this will continue to evolve more and more over time, she is also feeling the true comfort and joy of bunnyness that she dreamed of and knew was in her nature to be.

Sounds much like me/mom, and the place I’ve come to in my life after deep explorations, surrendering, and relaxing more into my true origins of my own nature. No coincidence she and I share a journey we can support one another with and perhaps even maybe help inspire for others on a similar trajectory.

Although we’re in this interim place right now in between remodeling work being done on both places, not having furniture, and simply in process of a big move, she and our other fur babies are doing well and having fun exploring and discovering new hiding places.

This interim place seems to reflect where we all are along our transitioning journey – both animals and humans alike – in going through this huge growth spurt and relaxing more deeply into the nature of who we are – in essence, coming home to our origins.

We have a several month period of transition to go through together as a family unit, but in the end, much expansion, freedom, and creative potential awaits us. Through diligence, patience, commitment, belief, love, and keeping an eye only on moving forward from this moment, we will get through this crazy chaos with a foundation of peace at our cores to keep us on track.

And the more we each embody that, the more we support one another with it as well, as there will be times we each take the lead or are being guided by whom ever is able to move into that embodiment first – no right or wrong, no better or worse, but simply a beautiful co-creative experience for sure that is based on the foundation of pure love.

Anyway, I just love seeing Astrid’s journey first hand, and feel so grateful and blessed she has chosen me as her partner in life. Even if she has challenges in other regards, she demonstrates something altogether different with me and has come to be bonded with me in a very powerful way that helps her to feel safe because she trusts me and that bond. She is coming out more and more, but definitely will always be a one-person bonded bunny more than anything and I’m honored that she chose that person to be me.

Alongside some of the sweet things I’ll share, she has also been demonstrating her desire to be a part of everything we do as a family and to be a part of gatherings when we have people over that she likes. She will now come and stay out with everyone, hanging around to hear things and energetically join in on the group energy. She lets people she likes come and pet her, she will come out to say hi and makes it clear who she resonates with and who she doesn’t in terms of deciding to share her energy or not with (that boundary demonstration again). Even if she wants to remain alone, she will at least come out of her hiding places and give people a nose nudge to acknowledge them and give them a little bunny energy, then return back.

She also made appearances during my Reiki workshop the other day, which was her first to be part of. I could tell she had prepped the room’s energy before too and when I was doing the initiation attunements, she sat a few feet directly behind with one ear back and one ear forward, tuning in and supporting the process, as well as learning, and aiding me. That was powerful and beautiful to share with her.

But some things are too precious for words and photos do more justice to share.

One thing I’ve really REALLY been so moved to see is how Astrid in the last couple of weeks has finally done something I’d been waiting for, which is to vulnerably throw herself on her side and fall deeply into sleep without remaining cautious and on full alert. Although bunnies always are alert, I’ve wanted her to relax into this kind of sleep that my other bunnies used to do, which to me demonstrates true comfort and joy. Before then she was always laying in more “up” positions and ears alert and eyes open or immediately opened…and now she goes into true bunny dreamland and relaxes.

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She does still love to have those feet grounded though and so usually will be found with her feet up against a wall or box or whatever she can find so that even though her body is floating on a bunny cloud, those feet or rooted and ready for action if necessary. I love that. It’s also sweet because it exposes her magickal silver toes.

This picture mesmerizes me to look at and I feel so much from it….mostly that is LOVE.

And although she still runs the show around here with the cats, Boojum’s persistence has found some acceptance by Astrid, although she has his number and keeps him in check. 😉

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Another very cool thing miss Astrid has discovered, is the second story to her Magick Carrot House. She knew something was there, as she would look up the ramp inside of it since the beginning, but never ventured up.

But now everyday, after she enjoys her new spot on the bottom of the cat tree, she can be found nestled upstairs in her bedroom on the second story of the Magick Carrot House.

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It’s the cutest thing ever and so hard to capture through the tiny carrot windows, but at least these photos give you a tiny glimpse of her sacred bedroom space she enjoys being in.

I love when she sticks her nose through the carrot window to say hi to me when I come by sometimes.

Cuteness overload for sure.

I CANNOT WAIT to create her and my new space in our new home. I have so many ideas percolating and surprises in store for her. My room is her room, so it will definitely be the magickal rabbit sanctuary and secret lair. So much fun awaits!

But for now, miss Queen Astrid is also enjoying tons of fun in anticipation of it all on the new blow up living room Dave got us for the next 2 month interim of all the remodeling and moving craze. She’s having a bouncy good time! And brings giggles to my heart.

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I just adore her and love how big she is too….I adoringly call her Monster Bunny and Koala Bunny, as she is not only a huge presence, but truly is physically a power bunny embodied (similar to a bear cub, which someone called her yesterday) with a heart of gold and the alchemy of a cosmic wizard.

Yes, she is home…. Forever. And so am I.

Remember Who You Are


Astrid Magick Rabbit

If you didn’t believe in magick, Astrid’s here to help with that. She keeps revealing more and more of her brilliance through the dark Mystery that she is. Just like each of us have a lot of untapped and/or unknown magick and alchemy within to bring forth, as we brave the watery abyss of ourselves. As you look into the portal of her reflection, know that it is only because you have the same within you that you can see it. Our hope for you – Astrid and I – is that you remember who you are, return to natural harmony, and live in the integrity, purity, and beauty of that essence always. Shine on and keep singing your song. We love you!

Wonderland Delight ~ Equinox Enchantment


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On this doorway between Summer and Autumn, I’m celebrating all of it AND Winter! Yes, just as I suspected (and just may have had my own little additional hand in with Jack Frost and the Faeries), the snow began to fall right after I completed my book and then continued yesterday on and off, and all through the night (that has me singing my fav from Cyndi Lauper now…All through the night….). This left an incredible, fresh wonderland this morning for me to wake to.

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But that was preceded by an awe-inspiring sunset last night too, which had me in “ooo’s and ahhh’s” over and over. It felt like the light and portal I was watching before me, was taking place inside my heart and spirit.

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Even the magickal Astrid was giddy with delight at her very first snow, running all around the rooms like a little speed racer this morning. I SO enjoyed watching her look out the window at the snow – a Faery tale image come true. This was her last evening looking out at the new-fallen snow.

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And then this morning with the glowing sun beginning to light this new world in front of her like a warm Cosmic candle.

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She is so much like a snowshoe hare to me, I could imagine her out in it, and turning to white with the touch of her silver toes to the snow beneath her.

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She also reminds me of a harp seal. This photo is from yesterday, as she laid all relaxed and full of joy from the vision of snow. She takes on so many forms, but this photo captures her harp seal imitation, as I often call her. So perfect for the wintery snow scene… Flippers and all, which mom would likely do better with too, hehe!!

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And this is our picture window that is like a portal to me into another world.

I watched the sun rise over the snow blanketed vista, this morning, creating cotton candy pink clouds and light. Then clouds danced across the Lake’s surface like steam rising and geese began to fly.

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Just incredible.

I even put my one bare foot in the snow on the deck for the first time and hobbled my way with my healing boot on the other across to the banister to take it all in.

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Enchantment ran through me and tickled my heart with delight.

And as the pink clouds dispersed, everything turned to white and icy blue in the full light of morning. The clouds continued to dance and glide across the water like the world was upside down and the lake became the sky.

As above, so below.

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I hope you enjoy these photos shared from this magickal portal to your own heart.

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