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Hitting the Reset Button – While I’m Away Reminders February 15 – 24


elephantJust a reminder that I am going to be away on a little recharging journey starting tomorrow morning, Saturday, February 15th and won’t be back until Monday night, February 24th. I will have computer access to assist with any questions and inquiries, but won’t be available for any sessions or requests during this time.

If you are interested in anything including healing and artistic services, you can still contact me and we can schedule something for after I return.

I will likely not post blogs as often while gone, but will have some time here and there to share. I will still be connected and keeping an eye on things, as well as be energetically tuned in to the collective scene and what inspirations I’m guided to express.

I’m looking forward to some time in the mountains and snow of Mammoth, where I’m headed. This will be a way to reset the button for a new cycle for me, as my birthday comes just two days after I return.

Then, will finish off this time away, further up north in Santa Rosa at Dr. McDougall’s Center for the 3-Day Advanced Study Weekend and the Bay Area at The Commonwealth Club, before heading home – it will be a big weekend for Meatonomics. So along with getting a recharge, I’m sure I’ll return loaded with a lot of insightful information on the world scene of health, food, the environment, and more!

In the meantime, don’t forget that February 28th is the last day to register for the upcoming March Reiki Renewal Retreat in Laguna Beach. All details are at the link. If you are only wanting to come for one or both of the workshop days, please message me for individual rates.

March 20th is the last day to register early for the upcoming Accelerate Your Vibration Bimini Retreat in July and take advantage of the pre-registration discount for a single traveler or the special discount on groups of more than one. You can also take advantage of both and DOUBLE the discounts, which saves you up to $200.

And lastly, there’s also this month’s February Special on Sacred Tattoo Designs that is good through the end of the month only. For more on that please visit: Tania’s Offering of the Month

There looks to be a Reiki 1 and 2 Workshop forming in Costa Mesa for Friday, March 7th, so if this is of interest, please contact me for more details.

Please direct any questions and inquiries to my email: tania@taniamarie.com

I hope everyone enjoys their Full Moon Love celebration today and please remember to extend all conscious efforts you put forth on certain days, to every day of your life. When you live life as if every moment and every day is special, you’ll find life to be an eternal and seamless celebration that will keep you balanced and vibrant in your well being of heart, body, mind, and soul.

Love and Creative Magick to you always!!

A Lovely Closing Reception Celebration at The Liberty Art Gallery


Thank you so dearly to everyone who came out to the Closing Reception last night for Ménage MIXED at The Liberty Art Gallery in Long Beach. I really had a nice time visiting with everyone, sharing and expressing the meaning behind my series, Universal ARKitecture.

I also really enjoyed connecting with a long time friend I haven’t seen in 7+ years, as well as new friends that are part of the beautiful group joining in Bimini in just 7 days!

Thank you Paige Bauer, owner of The Liberty Art Gallery for putting together a lovely exhibit this last month and for the opportunity to be part of the group of talented artists and photographers showing their work.

It was a beautiful evening all around, which followed a lovely goodbye dinner in Los Angeles with great people for amazing animal rights activists Bryan Monell and Lenka Fill before they move off to Maryland to work for FARM.

Here are a few photos from last evening with some of my friends and loved ones who came out to show their love. Thank you again for supporting the creative arts!

There Will Be Magick! – Creative Fun to Come


As shared, I will be away Sunday 11/4 – Monday 11/12 on vacation and will not be checking emails and messages, nor posting while I am away. I am looking forward to going within and enjoying full days of communion with nature, especially the Caribbean Sea and the rain forests, which creates a deepening connection to the Universe. I love how my latest painting, “Dance of the Twin Flames” seems to set the stage for my time in the tropical water energy. I also look forward to the experiences and energy that will come through, as my travel journeys always bring great change with them that infuses my life and work.

While I’m away don’t forget the Bimini retreat continues to edge closer and when I return we will only be about a month away from embarking. You can review the trip here Bimini 2012 and drop me a message with any questions and your desire to register, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I return. Spaces are limited so don’t hesitate now that we’re down to the wire.

The opening reception celebration of Ménage MIXED…An Evening of ART+MUSIC+ WINE!!! featuring the Jill Warren Trio will be on Saturday 11/10, while I am away, where you have a chance to experience my series, Universal ARKitecture, in person and can meet my partner Allison Jacobson. I will attend the closing on 12/8 for a chance to connect as well. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join for one of them. You can find more information here: The Liberty Art Gallery.

And when I return, the magickal holiday season will be filling the air and a lot of new excitement stirring, as we approach the end of 2012 – an opportunity to infuse new sacred values and rituals that are more mirroring of your true nature, in place of the old.

Along with getting ready for our journey to Bimini, I will be a little faery buzzing around in my creative, crystal studio shop with tons of energy to infuse into many new things and sharings, just like Santa’s magick elves buzz around the toy workshop. 🙂

Upon my return, you can look forward to an enormous collection of new and amazing, individual crystals and crystal pendants from Joyful Earth Crystals that will “rock” your world, more details on the upcoming 2013 Creating Life as a Work of Art Workshop Series (info in the newsletter link found here), the Closing Reception Celebration at The Liberty Gallery on 12/8, which I will be attending, and more new developments I’m creating and intending. The more you nurture your inspirations, the more joy and abundance you will discover. Creativity is love! Stay tuned, as there will be empowering fun to be had and that equates to experiencing and creating magick!

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. ~Johann Wolfgang von Geothe

I wish everyone a wonder-filled experience and will connect you with you again as soon as I return. If you need to leave a message while I’m away you can do so by emailing tania@taniamarie.com, but understand I will not be able to get back to you until I return

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Last Day to Receive $100 Off the Magical Opportunity to Empower and Shift Your Life


Me in Bimini 2009 meditating with my special conch that connects me with the energies there – it sits in my office/studio with me daily

Today is the last day to receive $100 off your space in a heart-opening, magical journey of a lifetime in Bimini that I am grateful to be hosting. This offering means more to me than I can express in words. It is not only a very special place in my heart, but all the elements being brought together, the depth of meaning, the ability to share such a loving service to others to aid empowerment and support a new life experience and collective shift, are invaluable and most cherished to my heart. I know that the perfect gathering of souls is coming together for this journey and I look forward to connecting in person with those whose hearts are called.

You can read more about this journey here: Bimini Retreat 2012

Photo of some of the dolphins I connected with in Bimini 2009

Here are some highlights of the journey for August 19-24, 2012:

* Receive Reiki 1 & 2 Certification from me, (empowering to use to support healing of self, others, your animal companions and global healing, as well as to use in working with crystals, to charge and cleanse them to incorporate with your healing work)

*Swim and commune with wild dolphins

*Enjoy raw vegan or cooked vegan meals

*Relax and tune in with daily yoga

Jenny Yemaya and Tania Marie Bimini 2009

*Deep and transformative breath work with Jenny Yemaya, owner of the ARC – Atlantis Rejuvenation Center, who is hosting me

*Snorkel the magical, crystal clear turquoise waters and Atlantean sites

*Connect with a new soul family of friends

*Receive hands on Reiki sessions, massage and see some of Joyful Earth Crystals’ collection in person

You can contact me with questions at tania@taniamarie.com

Bimini 2009 – a place a piece of my heart remains

Giant Crystal Pyramid Discovery


Giant Crystal Pyramid Discovered in Bermuda Triangle

I love how more and more of what many knew or felt in their hearts, is being revealed as things keep shifting. I’m looking forward to returning to Bimini this August and visiting the Atlantis Vortex. If you feel a heart calling there, you might find the upcoming retreat to be of interest (mention the $100 discount if booked by June 30th):

Empower Your Heart, Transform your Life

Healing from the Inside Out with Reiki, Raw Foods and Wild Dolphin Communion

Bimini Retreat August 19-24, 2012

Venue: ARC – Atlantis Rejuvenation Center

Summer Solstice “Enter the Doorway” Special – Receive $100 off a Transformational Life Experience


A Walk Between Worlds by Tania Marie
I felt this painting was energetically fitting for this post since it depicts the sun (right), moon (left) and earth (below), along with my version of the Incan Medicine Wheel

With Summer Solstice’s powerful doorway of energy approaching in just a couple of days now, along with a ton of intuitive hits and visions I keep receiving, I felt a nudge to offer this supportive gift to those going through rapid changes and life transitions. I sense many can use an extra helping hand with things at this time to bring intents into manifestation. We are here to co-create and support one another. At least that’s my take on things 🙂

Receive $100 off your transformational journey when you book and pay in full by June 30, 2012. Details of this heart empowering Bimini Retreat here: Healing from the Inside Out with Reiki, Raw Food and Dolphin Communion

The powerful light energy flowing on Earth now, offers you the opportunity to jump in and join that flow, embrace it, and connect with your own fully empowered light.

Everything is moving rapidly and like the fiery energy of the Sun that breathes passionate action, we can no longer afford to sit straddling the fence. A strong passionate boost to ride the waves of change or find understanding of the bigger picture may be provided in the Solstice energy that assures we can make it through anything. New realities and more self and collective awareness await. Peace within chaos, despite what it looks or feels like, as everything is revitalizing into newness. Serious reflection, accompanied by vibrant, joyous celebration of creative potential is part of the powerful catalyst energy of the Solstice for rapid change into elevated and expansive experiences.

So, this may be just the perfect time to fully step into the doorway of experience you have been desiring and afraid to fully embrace. And one way to support those changes and desires may be with a life changing trip just like this.

For information about the Moon energy surrounding the Bimini Retreat click here: Once in a Blue Moon

PLUS! Don’t forget, there’s only 12 days left to receive these gifts: Those that book by June 30, 2012 will receive a signed copy of Spiritual Skin by Tania Marie, a specially chosen-for-you Lemurian Seed Crystal pendulum, a Reiki healing attunement to support a desired intent, and 15% off any product or service available at http://www.taniamarie.com

Looking forward to supporting this new phase of life experience you are embarking on.

 

Here is some information by Ananaia O’Leary that expresses the energy of the painting I included in this post and its meaning, which felt very appropriate energetically in many ways to the now experience (my own and collectively) we are entering.

 

Entering the Incan Medicine Wheel
by Ananaia O’Leary

A powerful pathway to relationship with Spirit is through the Incan medicine wheel. To enter a medicine wheel is to enter a microcosm of all creation. As we stand in the center of this wheel of Life, we come into alignment with the forces that framed our cosmos.

When we enter the Incan medicine wheel, we turn to the four cardinal directions (beginning in the South) and connect with the primordial archetypes of Creation: South ~ Serpent, West ~ Jaguar, North ~ Hummingbird, East ~ Eagle/ Condor. We touch the earth beneath our feet, Mother Earth. We raise our arms, our eyes and our hearts to the sky, Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, Great Spirit.

When we call with love, respect and clear intention, these energies respond. They arrive and sacred space is formed. In this safe and hallowed place we can connect to the Divine, embrace our vulnerability, deepen intimacy, heal old wounds, welcome new energies, receive aid from luminous beings and ancestral helpers, taste infinity. This is not the privilege of a elite few, but the birth right of every human. 

 

Choosing a Dolphin Encounter with Conscious Reflection


There are many things to consider and reflect upon, if called to swim with dolphins. Captive vs. wild encounters require personal and conscious choice.

When choosing a team to work with for the upcoming Reik, Raw Food and Wild Dolphin Bimini Retreat I’m offering this August 19-24th, it was a no-brainer for me that Jenny and her team at the ARC (Atlantis Rejuvenation Center) were most aligned with the conscious heart choices I feel more drawn to, not to mention feeling a deep resonance with Jenny and her work.

I met Jenny in Bimini 2009. In our correspondence before, there had been instant recognition of our connection and that was reiterated when we met in person in this life, for the first time. I can vouch, first hand of her integrity and heart respect and understanding of true dolphin spirit, as she facilitated a journey that I had joined her with then, that was nothing short of magical. I am so happy to be rejoining her and her lovely team (including raw vegan chef, Amanda Russcol I also met in 2009 and enjoyed her amazing cuisine) to co-host this time – offering a collective of empowering gifts to share with others.

A little about the boat and dolphin experience with the ARC team:

The boat we will be going out on each day has been recently overhauled with a new bathroom and decor and includes all snorkel equipment. Each boat trip out affords us the opportunity to spontaneously create the day. The boat has ample space to move around with lots of shade. Each day has its own unique quality and reflects what the dolphins and we bring to it. A celebration!

All levels of swimmers and non-swimmers are welcome. Everyone is welcome from all walks of life 3 months old to 80 years old. We provide support for those who are aquatically challenged, including snorkel instruction and a variety of flotation devices. Some people tune into the dolphins from the boat. Our boat, is very stable and doesn’t roll from side to side so nausea is very rare even for those who are usually sensitive. We have ginger pills and juice on board to help settle the stomach if necessary. Most people who come with a ‘fear’ of the ocean usually manage to move through it and experience freedom from that fear with support and help from the team. Usually we stay in the calmer waters, whichever side of the island is out of the wind.

Your experience will be unique, but we often hear the words blissful, healing, relaxing, meditative and life-changing. Usually we have excellent interaction with the dolphins in the Bahamas. However, this is a wilderness experience. The dolphins are free and it is up to them as to when the connection happens; how and when they may approach, communicate and interact with you.

We are lucky to work with an experienced, fun and responsible captain. We head out to the dolphin grounds five days each week.  Through years of data collection, our captain has terrific odds of finding the dolphins at the times when they are most playful.  While we can never guarantee dolphins, we feel that we can give you the best chances of having the dolphin interaction you are looking for.

Our vision is to provide a meditative and joyful environment to experience the dolphins.

Our experience has shown us that it is necessary to have the optimum conditions to be able to fully experience the unique dolphin connection.

This means: 

1. Free, joyful dolphins that want to connect with us. This happens only when they are treated with respect and not pressured or disturbed by numerous day trip boats as happens in crowded tourist areas.

2. Time. It takes a few days in a supportive environment to have the deep life enhancing experience that we have seen happen to many participants.

3. Warm, clear, unpolluted ocean. Our Bahamas location meets all these requirements. We are usually totally alone on the ocean with the dolphins

Will we disturb the dolphins? 

Like any wilderness excursion it is important that it be undertaken with awareness and sensitivity. All staff are educated and experienced in the practice of ‘minimal intrusion’.

Our intention is always to connect with the dolphins with respect and awareness. We do not feed, chase or do anything that might disrupt their natural behaviour. Only at the dolphins’ invitation do we interact with them. Respectful, educational wilderness excursions like our programs are the preference of people wishing to experience these sentient beings in their natural environment. This is an alternative to captive dolphins that live short and unnatural lives having to perform tricks and provide entertainment for their food.

Where can I swim with dolphins?

It seems that wherever there is ocean there are dolphins of many different varieties. Our experience has shown that the Bahamas provides one of  the best opportunities to connect intimately with dolphins in the wild as these dolphins choose to connect with us on a regular basis. The conditions are also perfect: warm, clear, shallow water and lots of nature and space. In this area over 100 dolphins are in the main pod, usually they are in groups of 2-8 when we connect with them.

It’s magical and profound.

About the Founder of the ARC and her dolphin experiences:

Jenny Yemaya has been fascilitating wild dolphin & whale interactions for the past 10 years around the world.

She began having vivid prophetic dreams and in 1998 she sold everything she owned and set off on a sacred journey traveling the world, visiting ancient sacred sites and connecting with earth energies at vortex points on the planetary grid. The burning questions of “Who am I” & “Where did I come from” needed answering and couldn’t wait any longer. She learnt how to trust in the universe and follow extraordinary signs and synchronicities guiding her on her path. She experienced recollections of a past existence through a  prophetic dream, providing herself with proof for her sceptical nature and cementing a deep inner faith.

Her journey and a string of magical co-incidences and signs led her to the Maya lands of Mexico and Central America, eventually leading to the island of Bimini, Bahamas with its Atlantean legends. Bimini was Ernest Hemingway’s island hideaway and the place that Martin Luther King retreated to in order to write his famous speech “I have a dream”. Many life readings from Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet, spoke of past lives in Atlantis and proof of it would be discovered in 1968 off Bimini, which is the exact year the Stones of Atlantis were discovered off shore.

“As soon as I arrived on the island I felt as if I had come home.”

In 2003 Yemaya was swimming with a pod of wild dolphins in the Azores, a dolphin came towards her and pressed its rostrum against her third eye area and sonared right through her. She had been asking for some healing emotionally and felt the dolphins energy vibrating throughout her body. Her understanding is that the dolphins through their sonar rejuvenate our cells memory reactivating energy & producing a natural bliss state. This natural high stayed with her for weeks after the experience. She is honoured to have witnessed numerous times the healing effects of dolphins with people.

Jenny shares: “Swimming daily with the wild dolphins is the most heart opening experience. There is something about a wild animal, voluntarily finding you in miles of ocean, swimming in total synchronicity, spiraling around eye to eye. All time stands still and you are just in the moment, the sunbeams dancing through the turquoise water, silver bubbles glimmering as they rise to the surface, the total bliss and joy of being immersed in such unconditional interspecies love. There is nothing like it.

We had children come, two in particular stand out in my memory…One with autism who said “Mama” for the first time after being in the water with the dolphins…And another with cerebral palsy who arrived in a wheel chair being fed through a tube down his nose. On day two he removed the tube and began swallowing food again and by day 3 with help he was standing and taking steps for the first time in 2 years. Moving does not describe it. The dolphins seem to be able to rejuvenate the cellular memory, sonaring you from head to toe, tuning into to dis-ease and re-attuning you, bringing new life to your cells through total bliss.”

 

Here are some things to consider:

Wild dolphins often travel hundreds of miles across oceans and dive hundreds of meters below the surface
Captive dolphins often live in areas which may only be 4 meters deep and 15 meters wide

Wild dolphins live in large yet close-knit groups called pods which consists of close family members
Captive dolphins are often put in tanks with inappropriate companions and when captured are removed from their family

Wild dolphins hunt for live prey and choose what they want to eat and when
Captive dolphins must perform tricks and then wait until a human offers them a fish which is already dead

Wild dolphins spend very little time on the surface of the ocean
Captive dolphins will spend more than half their time on the surface of the water which may cause their dorsal fin to roll to one side

Wild dolphins have a special way of knowing where they are and where their food is using an ability called echolocation
Captive dolphins find their unique family language which uses echolocation is worthless in a smooth tank with no live fish to hunt

Wild dolphins are free to roam across ocean borders, hunt for their food and live in tight family pods which communicate with their own unique language of clicks and whistles
Captive dolphins can only swim to the sides and bottoms of their tanks, are removed from their family and their lives are controlled by their trainers 

 

OfSpirit.com featured an insightful article I just came across, synchronously as I was writing this post, by Katryn Lavanture – “Conscious Choice-Guidelines For Choosing A Dolphin Swim”. It addresses some of the things to consider in making a personal choice of captive vs. wild dolphin encounters. Katryn lectures on the dolphin-human connection and is also a dolphin swim facilitator herself. Here is what she had to share:

There are many factors to consider when choosing an up close, intimate dolphin encounter. “Intimate” is an important word here, because when you want to swim with dolphins you are asking them to agree to the equivalent of meeting a stranger then immediately spending a few hours with them, touching, hugging, becoming deeply emotional, and maybe even falling in love. Although dolphin intelligence is no longer underestimated, their awareness and consciousness often is. Asking that kind of intimacy with very conscious beings demands an honoring and understanding of who they are and how we can best relate in a respectful way to them.

The most obvious way we might begin that understanding is with clarity regarding the difference between a captive dolphin swim experience and a wild dolphin interaction.

Swimming with wild dolphins means you meet them on their turf, your experience totally dependent on their choice of how, when, and how long they will have an intimate experience with you.What is so wondrous about wild dolphin swims is that they actually do come to swim with people – they make a clear and conscious choice to be with them. I have been out on a boat with a group, anchored, minding our own business, and then looked up to see dolphins swimming straight for the boat like greyhounds, then hanging around the boat until we got in to swim with them.That takes a lot of consciousness. 

There is a very clear wild dolphin swim protocol for participants which does not allow touching, feeding, or any kind of aggressive swimming or boating around them… 

Captive facilities range from research facilities who sponsor Dolphin-Assisted Therapy programs and public dolphin swims, to resorts who offer dolphin swims as a sideline, to theme parks like Seaworld, Disney World, etc. What is curious is that most captive dolphins are bottlenose dolphins who, in the wild, are typically very shy and wary of humans. The conditions in which the dolphins live vary from saltwater lagoons with nets blocking their exit, to concrete tanks with no “live” water or sea life in them.  How the dolphins are treated within these facilities varies as well, but all captive dolphins are trained to perform stunts, and to interact with humans. That very point makes a huge difference in the kind of interaction one will have with a captive dolphin compared to a wild one who is free to make it’s own choices.

As with all creatures forced to live outside their natural environment, captive dolphins do not live in accordance with their own natural rhythms. They cannot range as far and deep as they normally would or catch their own fish, they cannot mate according to their natural rhythms, or live within a pod social structure, and  are required to interact with humans, up close and personal, on a regular basis. This leads to the issue of aggressive behavior in dolphins. Dolphin trainers warn swim participants to behave in a certain way should the dolphins show any signs of getting “pushy”. Pregnant women are not allowed to swim with captive dolphins because the dolphins have been known to get very excited about the new life-force energies in the mother and get more physical than the woman might be comfortable with. Some people have in fact been crowded, bumped, or pushed by captive dolphins.

My take on the issue of dolphin aggression is this: If you squeeze a very highly aware and conscious being, with holographic awareness, and sonar frequencies that can theoretically alter cell structure, into a tight energetic and spatial structure you will have aberrations in the behavior of those beings.  Whether those dolphin beings have “chosen” to be in captivity as part of their karma or dharma as some people believe, makes no difference. They have to deal with confinement that would create stress on anyone, causing them to be testy and off center with their reactions and responses at times.

It is true that many people have amazing, life changing experiences with captive dolphins, their essence after all isn’t changed in that environment. I support Dolphin Assisted Therapy, in fact, as I have seen the extraordinary healing that disabled children have experienced with captive dolphins.  I wonder though, if a person is strong and healthy might they not have a responsibility to meet these beings on equal terms, where both human and dolphin have free will to decide in any given moment how much intimacy they are willing to give and receive. This, then, would be a win-win situation for all involved, one that reflects “spirit of change” thinking. 

This is an important issue to reflect deeply on – what will you support with your time, energy, and money when considering a dolphin encounter?

Another dolphin swim dynamic to consider is the choice of facilitator…Facilitators who have been “called” to this work have usually quite literally been called by the dolphins.  They most likely have some combination of life changing dolphin experiences and synchronistic events that led them to it, and so have a deep understanding of the true dolphin spirit.

Other interesting factoids: 


·         It is illegal to swim with dolphins in the U.S. due to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which requires boats and people to stay within a certain distance from dolphins and whales. This is pretty strictly enforced in Hawaii where it’s swim at your own risk. Boat operators in the Keys work more in concert with authorities to let swims happen, but with state and federal awareness. The Bahamas have no such restrictions.

·         The research group Aquathought has found that 80% of people who swim with dolphins have a change in brain wave patterns from beta to theta states of consciousness. This explains why many participants experience states of bliss, ecstasy, deep peace, and a sense of well being.

·         Dolphin brains are always synchronized between left and right hemispheres. Human brains are not – but are found to become synchronized after swimming with dolphins. This phenomena has been known to support altered states of consciousness, and even out of body experiences.

·         Dolphin sonar is 4 times more powerful than the ultrasound used in medical diagnostics.  It is sometimes used to stun fish when feeding, and is thought to be able to alter cell structure.

·         It is believed that dolphins “see” holographically and so experience themselves as part of a whole, instead of the individuated identity that we have. That means they also see us in our wholeness.

With all these dynamics of mind, body, emotions, and spirit being potentially altered into states of expansion, it is easy to see why dolphin swims are life changing. If you factor in the effects of the ocean, sun, moon, other group members, and the fact that many intimate dolphin interactions happen in high energy places on the planet, you have a very potent  brew in which to be immersed. Dolphin swims are not vacations. The more consciousness you bring to your choice of where and how to swim with dolphins the more empowered all of us involved in the dolphin-human dynamic will be – especially the dolphins.

Once in a Blue Moon – Could This Be Your Heart Calling Trip of a Lifetime?


Me flying under the 5-5-5 Super Full Moon – photo courtesy of Allison Jacobson

In my last post I shared my upcoming retreat offering for August 2012, Empower Your Heart, Transform Your Life Bimini Retreat – Healing from the Inside Out with Reiki, Raw Food and Wild Dolphin Communion, and all the exciting details. This trip will be taking place August 19-24th, 2012. But actually commencing August 18th since it is recommended to arrive the night before in Ft. Lauderdale before embarking to Bimini early the next morning of the 19th.

Today I wanted to share a little bit about the energy surrounding and supporting the journey to give you another aspect to reflect your heart upon.

The term “Blue Moon” can refer to the 2nd Full Moon in a given month. So, when people say “once in a blue moon” they are speaking about the rarity of the occurrence of a 2nd moon happening in the same given month. August 2012 is one such unique month because it will feature not 1, but 2 Full Moons! The only month of the year like this, but also a very rare occurrence in any given year.

Me under the 5-5-5 Super Full Moon – photo courtesy of Allison Jacobson

So there is a lot of powerful Moon energy surrounding August. Being one that is very connected to the Moon, when I discovered this just today, along with a bunch of nudges received previously, it’s no wonder I was guided to embrace this month, and these available days, for the retreat offered.

The week’s retreat lies not only between both Full Moons (8/2 and 8/31) of the month, but between the energy of August 17th’s New Moon and August 31st’s Full Moon with August 24th on the First Quarter Moon itself.

Me again flying with the Full Moon on our Super Full Moon 5-5-5 hike – photo courtesy of Allison Jacobson

New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, set intentions, and create a vision. This is a time to begin new projects, new ventures, initiate contracts, make important phone calls, write up a proposal, or do anything that requires a starting point – a time to visualize where you are headed both spiritually and emotionally. A New Moon in any area of your life urges you to focus on issues that require your input. It is a time for planting new seeds of growth – a time of new beginnings and new directions.

First Quarter Moons are for using resources gathered to take action toward fulfilling the vision. So it’s the energy of “taking action.” This is a time that the Universe sends you the power to “just do it.” Functioning with trust and knowing will empower you during this phase. Fearlessly drop all hesitation and move forward.

Full Moons are for releasing out to spirit your intentions, taking action, celebrating the fruit of your efforts, and for bringing manifestation of, or progress toward your goal. This is the time your efforts will bear fruit and come to completion. Full moons close chapters and often bring a sense of finality to your life so you can have a fresh start with closure. The energy of the Full Moon is like a little vacation before the harvest.

The effects of a New Moon are shown in outward changes whereas the effects of a Full Moon are more emotional and directed inward.

We will be catching the wave of this cycle and the valuable gifts you receive during this retreat can be instrumental for what you set forth with intention, at onset of embarking on your journey, and would like to manifest upon conclusion and returning home.

I know many of you are connected to the Moon’s energy, as I am, so I will let you explore these energies and influences yourself to find your own personal significance in relation to the energy of this month and/or the journey that may be calling you.

Bimini Retreat 2012 – Reiki, Raw Food and Wild Dolphins


The dates for this trip have changed to December 16-21, 2012. For more information about the new trip visit: Bimini 12.21.12

I’ve been hinting at this very special journey that I will be offering this summer and now I am filled with gratitude to be able to share the details (which will be up on http://idetoxholidays.com/ shortly). Having a deep connection to the energy in Bimini, the dolphins and Atlantis, as well as with Jenny, I can’t begin to express the level of love in my heart that overflows in being able to offer this service that is my calling. I look forward to meeting the group that will be joining us. In Love, Tania

Empower Your Heart, Transform Your Life Bimini Retreat

~ Healing from the Inside Out with Reiki, Raw Food and Wild Dolphin Communion ~

 

August 19th-24th 2012 – Bimini, Bahamas

Venue: ARC – Atlantis Rejuvenation Center 

ONLY 12 spaces available and limited time to secure your place. Retreats at the ARC sell out fast, so don’t miss out on a transformational opportunity to empower your life and receive personalized support from Tania Marie to take you to the next level on your life’s journey. Prices start at $1795 for this amazing experience.

Tania is being hosted in Bimini by Jenny Yemaya and her team at the Atlantis Rejuvenation Center. The combination of synergy between your hosts/facilitators and the heart-opening, unique, energetic ingredients of this experience, make this a magical and life-changing retreat not to be missed.

Please email rawdolphins@live.com or tania@taniamarie.com with your questions.

Visions of Atlantis by Tania Marie

The Atlantis Rejuvenation Center is sited on the magical island of Bimini in the Bahamas where you will find beautiful weather, crystal clear turquoise waters and wild playful dolphins surrounded by mystical Atlantean energies. Spend your days practicing yoga, enjoying high vibration gourmet  raw vegan food, being inspired by Tania’s loving energy and classes, receiving certification in and practicing Reiki, taking daily boat trips out to swim with the dolphins, and much more. A new family of soul friend connections await that will be sure to last a lifetime and beyond.

Itinerary:

We recommend guests arrive in Ft Lauderdale the day before (August 18th) and spend a night at a hotel on the beach, as we fly out on the charter flight early on the 19th. Guests arrive mid-morning on Sunday 19th, for lunch and the first dolphin trip of the retreat. On Friday 24th, we finish at lunch time so you can catch the charter flight back to Florida. If you would like to stay extra nights, please contact us to make arrangements. (More information on this provided below under Additional Costs)

From Monday to Thursday, the days will run as follows:

Yoga – 8:00am

Breakfast – 9:15am

Reiki with Tania/Group session – 10.30 – 1.30 (some days may have shorter sessions with free time)

Lunch – 1.30-2.30

Dolphin Trip – 3:00pm – Sunset

Dinner – 8:00pm

Everything is optional, although we encourage you to participate in order to get the most from your group experience. You may decide to have a day on the island, shopping at the straw market, boutiques, visiting the beaches or hanging out with a book at the pool.

We aim to immerse you in an environment that supports you, wherever you are on your journey.

Mirror reflections – Bimini dolphins from Tania’s 2009 journey

Accommodations:

We like to provide options that meet different needs and budgets so the week’s pricing is tiered to accommodate.

The ARC is for people happy to share dormitory style accommodations in adult sized comfortable bunks with shared bathrooms. Our experience in running retreats has proved that this can lead to a deeper sense of a communal living experience with deep and bonding new friendships formed. There are two dorms – one dorm for 14 and one dorm for 6 (separate sex). The center has the best sunrise views overlooking the bay and is two minutes from the best beach on the island with stunning sunsets. The style of The ARC is beach chic. We have outdoor and indoor dining overlooking the bay.

For those happy to pay more for private 5* accommodations and en-suite facilities, we have an arrangement with our neighboring resort, Bimini Bay, in either private studios for 1 or 2 people, or condos with 1 and 2 bedrooms.

Your Investment:

$1795 Shared accommodations at ARC

$2500 Shared Twin or King Room at Bimini Bay

$2900 Private King Room at Bimini Bay

Prices include:

  • Five nights new, shared, stylish accommodations at The Atlantis Rejuvenation Center (or separate luxury accommodations by arrangement at Bimini Bay Resort & Spa.
  • Five dolphin excursions (from around 3pm to sunset daily) and three extended snorkel trips to The Stones of Atlantis, The Three Sisters Cave and various coral reefs and wrecks, including complimentary snorkel equipment.
  • Five days of breakfast, lunch and dinner  – gourmet, organic raw vegan food meals (cooked vegan option available upon request) – snacks on the boat, bottled water, herbal teas, juices and smoothies. For those who desire cooked vegan, we normally offer a cooked dinner or lunch (one cooked meal a day), but if anyone wants/needs more cooked meals per day than that simply let us know. We can accommodate whatever anyone needs (including any food allergies and sensitivities) as long as we have notice and as long as it is vegan – please specify your meal needs at time of booking
  • Ground transportation on the island to and from the airport on arrival/departure
  • All activities and group sessions listed in your daily itinerary for six days, including: yoga (at the beach or infinity pool, but we will also have an air-conditioned yoga room) every morning – aerial yoga for small groups available during the day, up to three hours of Reiki instruction ($555 value of teaching and certification that will last a lifetime) as well as additional fun and empowering exercises by Tania, and a deep, transformational breathwork meditation with Jenny. Every day will be guided by the energy of the group and the moment as we share each experience.

Crystal clear turquoise waters – Bimini mother and baby dolphins from Tania’s 2009 journey

Dolphin Trips:

We are lucky to work with an experienced, fun and responsible captain. We head out to the dolphin grounds five days each week.  Through years of data collection, our captain has terrific odds of finding the dolphins at the times when they are most playful.  While we can never guarantee dolphins, we feel that we can give you the best chances of having the dolphin interaction you are looking for.

Our vision is to provide a meditative and joyful environment to experience the dolphins. Like any wilderness excursion it is important that it be undertaken with awareness and sensitivity. All staff are educated and experienced in the practice of ‘minimal intrusion’. Our intention is always to connect with the dolphins with respect and awareness. We do not feed, chase or do anything that might disrupt their natural behavior. Only at the dolphins’ invitation do we interact with them. It’s a small group, so you are assured the best possible dolphin interaction. You will receive personal facilitation and support.

Tania Marie

Reiki with Tania Marie:

Experience one week of transformational experiences through Tania’s loving support that will lead you to greater sense of self, clarity, empowerment, peace, joy, and deeper love and compassion. The focus is on learning, sharing, supporting and expanding your heart through Reiki (pronounced ray-key). The practice of channeling Reiki is an easy-to-learn, gentle and powerful system of natural healing that reduces stress, induces relaxation, supports intentions and provides many other healing benefits. The Reiki classes offered are part of the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification Training. You will be trained, initiated, and certified in Reiki 1 and 2 during this week, as well as enjoy practicing with the group, receiving valuable insights and personal attention, have access to Tania’s unique insights and energy, as well as participate in global and personal healing intentions and sessions. If you’ve been interested in taking a class and embarking on this life-changing and empowering path, then this is the retreat for you. Whether you are new to Reiki, have already been through Reiki 1 or both Reiki 1 and 2, are preparing to teach and want a refresher, or want to incorporate Reiki into your current healing practice, you will find these classes to be supportive and timely in terms of the now. This offering is provided with intention to help you to step gracefully into learning how to support yourself, other people and animals towards compassionate goals, intentions and worldwide healing and change.

For more information about Reiki and Reiki 1 and 2 Classes see: Reiki

Additional Costs:

We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance. There is a possibility of hurricanes in that area, and if the trip was cancelled due to a natural disaster, you want to make sure you are covered.

Bimini is just 50 miles off the coast of Miami and Ft Lauderdale, Florida, so you can fly to either as there is a shuttle between the two international airports. Our charter flights leave out of Ft Lauderdale at 9.30am, so we advise guests to stay a night in Ft Lauderdale the night before. We recommend The Bahia Mar Hotel in Fort Lauderdale and can arrange group rates if necessary for you. Please mention at time of booking so the extra night (August 18th) can be arranged. Tania will be staying here that night as well. Transfer the next morning to the executive airport for flight to Bimini departing at 9:30am, so check in is 8am and arrival in Bimini is 10am. On our return flight we arrive back into Ft Lauderdale around 4pm, we then have to clear US Immigration which can take some time, so do not book your return international flights too early.

The charter flight is $285 pp.

There is a $25 cash Bahamian Departure Tax when leaving Bimini.

Bimini sunset portal – from Tania’s 2009 journey

Additional activities available in Bimini
(additional costs may apply – see details below):

  • Group excursion to the healing hole fountain of youth ($40-45 pp and can be arranged when you arrive if you desire) is an option for one of the mornings.
  • If you decide to have a day on the island instead of the boat, we can recommend the best beaches to visit or places of interest.
  • There are 3 beautiful pools at the resort overlooking the ocean.
  • Kayaking on the bay can be arranged for you if you desire.
  • Golf carts are the preferred method of transport on the island and can be hired (about $75/day or less). Alternatively taxis run up and down the Kings Highway and cost $6 each way.
  • We usually go out after dinner one night during the week to see the local band playing & experience some island life (this is optional). There are a couple of places to shop for nice things as well.
  • Massage is also available for 1 hour slots. You can sign up for these, optionally, when you arrive.
  • Tania is also available for private Reiki sessions and healing attunements and will have available some specially chosen crystal healing pendants and visionary prints for those that would like any unique energetic gift items connected with the journey.
  •  Sound healing and nutritional/herbal counseling and some other healing modalities are also available upon request.
  • Sacred Journey to Atlantis: In this excursion, we would take a boat to the Atlantis Vortex, an area approximately 35 miles from Bimini in the Atlantic Ocean, part of the Bermuda Triangle where many mysteries have occurred. It is believed that the power crystal of Atlantis is beneath the waves in this area. It is an energy field of immense proportions where we will meditate and work with the new waves of information and consciousness being brought forth to assist our transition as we head through 2012 and our higher vibratory selves. If this journey is of interest to you, there is only an 8 person maximum capacity and is a day trip in itself, weather permitting. This experience involves staying one extra day at conclusion of the regular scheduled retreat itinerary. The extra night at the ARC is $100 and the boat is $150 pp for the day trip, including a packed lunch. If staying at Bimini Bay we will provide you with information on their pricing for the weekend night (Friday 24th). Please mention at time of booking, as space is limited and arrangements will need to be made.

Tania Marie

About Tania:

Tania Marie is a Reiki Master Teacher and intuitive healer who has taught this healing art to many students from around the world. She is also a skilled, experienced practitioner who has lovingly supported countless people globally with healing and empowerment and regularly uses Reiki in her own life to achieve desired intentions. Tania is also a visionary artist, designer, author of Spiritual Skin, world traveler and CEO of Emerald Bridge. Her devoted passion and service are to focus on heart-based services and offerings intended to help support global peace, return to natural harmony and unconditionally loving, compassionate synergy. Her artistic journey has inspired people around the world, giving her notability as “one of the most inspiring modern artists of our time”.

Jenny Yemaya

About Jenny:

Hosting your week and owner facilitator of iDetox Holidays and The ARC is Jenny Yemaya. Jenny is an Interspecies Communicator & Hippocrates Health Educator. She has been swimming with wild dolphins for the past 13 years, and it is her passion to share this blissful experience with others, combined with her role as a health educator in the living foods lifestyle. Her personal story has inspired others on their path to wholeness and her abilities to act as a dolphin magnet underwater have to be seen to be believed! She looks forward to sharing the magic of Bimini with you. Jenny Yemaya also teaches a form of deep transformational breathwork, which you will have opportunity to experience, often described as taking you on an inner journey back to source, flooding your cells with oxygen and light. She has traveled the world tapping into the energies at sacred sites on land and sea, making a re-connection with the planetary energy grid and gladly shares this information.

Tania and Jenny reconnected in 2009 on a similar journey in Bimini that Jenny was facilitating and they both knew in their hearts they’d be working with each other once again in loving service to others. It’s no wonder Jenny’s 13 year dream and this co-creation manifested in 2012.

The magic awaits you in this journey of healing and heart. 

For more information about the Moon energies surrounding this journey in August click here: Once in a Blue Moon

Visions of Atlantis


Visions of Atlantis
30″ x 40″ Acrylic by Tania Marie
click on photo to enlarge

I’ve had such an amazing, beautiful, flowing and deep journey with my newest painting. I followed the guidance I was receiving, as to what would be next and there were so many signs all around that pointed me energetically and literally to where that was. I love how there just is no thought process involved anymore, and it all is simply about unleashing the trust in my heart to bring forth the channeled image that wants through – even the title of the paintings immediately come in crystal clear before I even start them, while I am receiving the vision in my my mind’s eye.

This is one of those times I wish I had a professional photograph or scan to share, but these photos will have to do in helping to convey the energy. The colors are so rich in person and different in shade, and the ethereal detail really takes flight when lit by just the right lighting. As a Pisces and with a strong connection with the energy portrayed here, I felt quite at home in the visions manifested.

Having been surrounded by Larimar energy, my Quartz crystal skull, a new lively and stunning batch of 30 Lemurian Seed Crystal L.O.V.E. Seeds, my finalized magic dragon tattoo just newly healed, and profound shifts (yes again and big time!) it all has proven to be very supportive and opening for what was to come through with this painting.

Visions of Atlantis close up of nautilus-vortex energy and dolphin – click on photo to enlarge

The title is, “Visions of Atlantis,” and I’ll let its energy speak for itself.

What I can say is that when I first began painting the water depths and energy movement of it, I experienced deep Root Chakra/tailbone intensity (triggering my injury of a fracture to it several years ago) and as I completed it today, (finalizing the Nautilus-like underwater vortex and emerging bubble orb with Atlantean temple inside) big time Crown Chakra head energy…quite a complete journey of integrated healing.

Visions of Atlantis close up of dolphin and bubble orb with Atlantean temple inside emerging – click on photo to enlarge

The experience of, and the literal painting of this piece, was such a profound contrast to my painting, “Water,” from the In Lak’ech series, which was at a very different place in my and the collective’s healing journey with ancient Atlantis and Lemuria.

Needless to say, I am in love with this painting – it is very dear to me in many ways and its timing is sooo synchronous and divine.

I just received word, as I was painting it, that the Bimini Reiki retreat I have mentioned I was likely going to be offering IS to take place this summer. Dolphins, Atlantean energy and more! All the exciting details for this empowering healing journey will be posted here shortly in the next couple of days.

Until then, wishing you sweet dreams filled with “Visions of Atlantis” Love!

Visions of Atlantis close up – click on photo to enlarge

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