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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.

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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