I’m loving the energy evolution of new designs that are channeling through. The more courageously vulnerable people are in sharing with me, the more effervescent the co-creative channel between us for flowing inspiration!
For this latest piece, a few things really stood out to me energetically from my client’s sharing, which resulted in what ended up coming through while designing. I always hone in on what would be most empowering and how can it effectively be symbolically and artistically designed to capture that very essence needed.
So this latest sacred tattoo design I created is intended to go over the back of their neck (mirroring the pit of their throat) so it lies at the upper back area and flows out and down slightly in its graceful flow to the sides, sort of energetically framing the way the shoulders begin in curvature. I incorporated the Throat Chakra symbol and energy this time and saw how I could transpose a Peacock utilizing part of it and then flowing out from it. As some know, the Throat Chakra is how you express yourself to the world and to have it strong and healthy is signified by how openly and honestly you express yourself. Empowering it supports courageous, vulnerable and authentic creative self-expression – your voice in the world, unique to you. It aids the flow and openness of communication, telepathy, and creative expression with clear and uninhibited emotions so the energy center remains unblocked and unrestricted, allowing you to bring forth your innate, unique inner truth and beauty to the world through the gifts you have to share. It allows also for you to be humble, open, and receptive to others’ uniqueness simultaneously. I felt that this focus of empowering the truth of my client’s inner voice would help guide them in aligning their actions in accord with the times. This will help them to express themselves more and more fully, as they desired, and to back it up with their authenticity of courageous self-expression without judgment or fear. A way to also “eat life” through the energy exchange of this center in giving out and receiving as they communicate their gifts in joyous voice to the world. It will also aid and promote clarity.
The Peacock was something they were drawn to and it felt appropriate for them and this design, as the Peacock is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics, and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty you can achieve when you endeavor to show your true colors. So it empowers the theme of my client’s authentic, creative self-expression. They say to contemplate the powers of the Peacock when you need more vibrancy and vitality in your experience. The Peacock can also help you on your spiritual path, and breathe new life into your walk of faith. The Peacock can rejuvenate self-esteem levels too and revive from that “blah” and blue feeling – just imagine the glorious, techno-color display the Peacock provides. So the Peacock helps support you in embracing your own nobility – again a great partnering energy with the Throat Chakra energy of courageous, authentic, creative self-expression. Peacocks also represent: glory, vision, royalty, spirituality, awakening, immortality, refinement, incorruptibility.
My client was also drawn to Mehndi inspired designs, but with more flow and less blocky-ness or primitive feel. So the design I was inspired to create to really emanate out the beauty of their personal self-expressive center is a flowing and graceful design with Mehndi influence. It includes the Peacock and I wanted to also incorporate the elemental and sort of alchemical connection they have with herbs – particularly Alchemilla that they have a strong relationship with. I incorporated five of these (mirroring the energy of the 5th Throat Chakra) around the design. Five signifying change and transformative ability, as well as versatility and flexibility, as the Throat Chakra is also the energy center for change and removing resistances to flowing with the new. I love the reference of this lovely medicinal herb as genus “Alchemilla” that comes from Arabic Alkemelych (alchemy) meaning “little magical one”.
I feel there is a good balance of earth and spirituality energies in the “alchemy” of this sacred tattoo for my client that integrates as it empowers, within and without. The flow of the design, if you follow it, is almost spiraling, as well, which is like creating a living symbol that is moving the energy of this chakra – keeping it flowing and stimulated, abundantly lush and in full bloom. There is an organic, yet refined quality simultaneously imbued in the design too.
Another unique co-creative journey of sacred tattoo design empowerment!
Empowering Your Heart Chakra – Reflections, Meditative Tools and My Inspirations Behind Emerald Bridge
After posting about the new Emerald Bridge Empowered Heart Chakra, sacred temporary tattoos, I felt guided to expound upon the Heart Chakra and its powerfully healing energy – LOVE – as we can’t get too much of it and we definitely could use more of it!
In the human energy system, the source of powerful and creative, unconditional love energy lies at the center of your chest in the Heart Chakra, or “Anahata,” in Sanskrit. From its middle position as fourth in a system of seven chakras, it is the balancing integrator of opposites (between body and spirit, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity) and acts as an energetic “bridge” between the lower and upper chakras. It is symbolized by a lotus of twelve petals and the color green, with emerald as one of its associated gemstones. It is from this place of peaceful centeredness that love emanates as divine power.
This is the foundation of, and inspiration behind, my company, Emerald Bridge, and its compassionately conscious focus that fuses visionary services and creations. The name was born as a reflection of the divine and powerful essence of the Heart Chakra and its integrative, healing synergy. I was guided to birth this energy as the foundation and focus of my company and then designed a symbol that would embody the essence of this energy, as well as be a visual activation and meditative tool to encourage taking courageous steps in following your heart’s joy and to shift into new realities of experience.
Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe and is a vital energy to be focusing on every moment of every day, more so now, if you aren’t already doing this, than ever. Holding your hand over your heart with conscious connection, for even just minutes a day, can help you to stay present in your heart, help heal and open it to greater depths. Ask for help in doing so from your guides, angels, your Source connection and even ask your essence to be present in your higher heart always.
I like to sit quietly and imagine and visualize, as I breath in deeply, divine, luminous, love like a chord of energy come through my Crown Chakra from Universal Source, moving in liquid warmth down through all of my Chakras (illuminating each with balance and opening) and once it gets to the Root Chakra, to continue down and out through my feet, making its way into the ground beneath me and penetrating through to Earth’s core, anchoring there and absorbing Mother Earth’s nurturing warmth. Then moving back up to the surface, back through my feet and on its way up again through my Root Chakra and continuing up, this time stopping at my Heart Chakra, integrating this Divine Cosmic and Earth energy love as a well of empowered nurturing and healing I can draw upon and disperse from to all areas of my experience needed. And then once I feel this integration has taken place, I then exhale out, as I visualize this beautiful love energy emanating out through my heart and all around me to others, the Earth, intentions…the collective, in a beautifully explosive luminosity of emerald liquid love (you can also visualize it as pink, or whatever symbolically feels right to associate the energy as for you.) I hold the energy of unconditional love and compassion, while doing this and send it out towards everything, including myself, for the highest good of all concerned. Most know there to be 7 major Chakras, but there is information that shares there to be 12, 13, etc. Chakras, depending on which school of belief/thought one subscribes to. By doing this visualization, you will be hitting all of them, as you extend above and below, through your entire body, and out of your body in all directions.
Today I wanted to reflect on the Heart Chakra energy, as empowering it through healing reflection and intentful presence will create a rippling effect across your entire life’s experiences, as well as the lives of those you touch, seen and unseen. Unconditional love shifts the collective every time we choose it. The key is to have it be like breathing – for now needs conscious intent until it becomes instinctive, second nature.
Here are some Heart Chakra inspired sharings from others. You can read the whole post at the links provided:
The heart chakra is considered to be the love center of our human energy system. Among others, love, heartbreak, grief, pain, and fear, are all emotions that are felt intensely within this energy vortex. For this reason, energy-based therapies that focus on balancing the heart chakra are often the purest healing. Learning self-love is a powerful initiative to undertake in order to secure and maintain a healthy heart chakra. Exploring the Major Chakras by Phylameana lila Desy
The heart chakra is the place where unconditional love is centered. Unconditional Love is a creative and powerful energy that may guide and help us through the most difficult times. This energy is available in any moment, if we turn our attention to it and use it to free us from our limits and fears. Opening Your Heart’s Emotional Power to Transform by Christopher Stewart
The heart stands at the center of all energies and unifies our being as a whole. It is the point around which all the energies turn. A discord or imbalance in the heart chakra will adversely effect all the other centers. A clearing of the heart chakra will improve the interaction of all the other centers. It is important to maintain a balance to all the energy centers so a healthy level of awareness is manifested in our everyday lives. Clearing the Heart Chakra, Rose Quartz Meditation from Phylameana lila Desy’s Guided Meditations Collection
It is imperative, now, that we keep our hearts open, and replace judgments with acceptance. It is vital that we learn to love even more, and to allow ourselves to be loved. We must relate in our relationships, and use communication to clear misunderstandings and disagreements. When we can keep ourselves in a loving space, we will have a positive effect on our environment, a healing effect. A Healer’s View of AIDS by Martin Brofman
When the heart chakra is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself, paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love. Physical illnesses include heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in breathing. When the heart chakra is balanced you may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone. Body parts for the fourth chakra include heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back. The Seven Major Chakras by Kellie Jo Conn
A Journey, Closure, New Energy, Higher Hearts and Rooted Bodies, Unification and Integration, and a Beautiful Message for 2012
After literally “just” returning from a whirlwind, very mission-focused trip to the Reno/Tahoe, Nevada area (my previous home of 3 years) I am feeling the energies of everything really taking root. I had returned to Nevada to finalize some business and pick up the last of my things from my parent’s house that they had been storing, which comprised of my original paintings (the In Lak’ech series of potent 5 included) and other items, as well as a few crystals – one of which was my giant Master Lemurian Seed Crystal I had been guided to leave with my mom, a few years ago, to work with and to anchor and grid in Reno. This Master Crystal revealed its name to be Chamuel, as it channels the energy of Archangel Chamuel, the Archangel of Unconditional Love. For information on Archangel Chamuel here is a cool link: http://www.spiritual-encyclopedia.com/archangel-chamuel.html.
I was grateful to have my sweet friend and business partner, Allison, join me for the journey – a perfect reflection of co-supporting and co-creating with no more isolation. It was her first trip there, so it was too bad we weren’t able to do more, but we did complete the mission and having her with me was a valued gift. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a very strange and ominous sky that looked as if lava was flowing in the clouds. None of us had ever seen
anything like it. Dark grayish purple clouds with channels of blood red flowing through. Very odd. Then the next day a huge fire raged not far from my parent’s house that had already taken out 10 homes and was threatening many more. This all preceded the storms that were about to roll in. Many very interesting signs and unfoldings that were definitely sending a message. We were able to enjoy a partial day of some work and then explored the crystal shop, Stone Age, and returned from the 80 mile an hour winds and smoky air, to a cozy home and meal courtesy of mom (pictured left).
But with a little intuited trust, we sped up the trip, changed our plans and grabbed our rental truck a day early (the next morning) to get out while we still could, without getting snowed in. Some of the roads had already been closed due to the fire and snow, but luckily the 80 out of Reno, only met us with torrential rain storms, fog and impending storm clouds. We learned that last evening, after we took advantage of the intuited window, the electricity went out where my parent’s lived and the snow came in as promised. This would not have bode well for us driving a 17 foot truck, where closed roads and chains would have been quite the challenge, if not dangerous.
But, we did manage to make it to one of my favorite crystal shops to pick up some intended crystal friends to help ground in the new energy we are working with and that I would be utilizing in my new magickal crystal elixirs. (I intend to keep you posted on these, as they are brewing) And I also managed to finalize some business and put to closure things in Reno, to fully move into the new back in California. Since returning, the energy feels very different here at home with my new crystal friends, in listening to where they wanted to go and hanging new paintings in the house that all together make for some really nice energy and Feng Shui. Gaia, my Russian tortoise, and Joy, my lop eared bunny, are both in my room with me today (Gaia only comes in my room on certain occassions, as she’s usually busy working the rest of the house) anchoring in the new energies of our crystal buddies.
It just goes to show you that it is important not to hold to ideas and plans and to always listen to your inner heart guidance, as well as to be in tune with the Earth. Our bodies and the planet mirror each other and this is a time for a return to natural harmony, which begins with flowing with, rather than fighting the shifts within and without.
This is also a time of really grounding and rooting everything that we have been working towards, which equates to bold action, or as one of my favorite things to say is: Do it! We are creating a new template of being and it involves integration – another of my favorite words. (I have several if you haven’t already noticed) Many of us have spent a lot of time developing higher aspects of ourselves (as in our upper chakras) and spirituality, while forgetting our bodies and the need to always be in communion with our base aspects (lower chakras). This is where our heart chakras (or the emerald bridge, as I like to refer to it as) comes into play, in supporting that integration into present and heart-full living with trust, knowingness and honor of your feelings on all levels. The heart chakra lies center of the upper and lower chakras and will be a guiding force of authentic expression and unification within ourselves, with each other, and our relationship with earth and cosmos.
I’m really excited about the new directions, energy and clarification on what is unfolding. It’s always so cool to get loud reiteration of the nudges and things you were already doing or starting to incorporate and be guided towards. It is very empowering to realize your intuitive heart always knows what is best for you, even if you weren’t conscious of the specific understanding or details of why or how it was all taking place.
So a journey comes to closure and a new one begins. I am loving my new crystal friends that will be co-creating with me and I am feeling the click of the pieces of the puzzle all coming together with what I have been focused towards for most of my life. I know others are also feeling it. We’ve been on a journey from one polarity aspect, moving towards another to balance out the imbalance, but we have created another imbalance by staying put in that new polarity with continual focus and in many cases, denial or charge against the other. The journey back to center integration is taking place now rapidly for many of us, as we unify our parts through our higher hearts.
This is a nutshell of information that I have been working with and all of this, which I spent several hours talking about with my brother in the limited time I was in Reno (as we often spend hours doing when together), and which I had been formulating and processing beforehand, was beautifully essence-captured in Lee Harris’ visions for 2012 that my dear friend, Laura Bruno, posted today on her blog. It is so PERFECTLY mirroring of my own channeled feelings and visions that I told Laura I had to repost it.
Some of the key things that stood out from Lee’s sharing that I loved are these:
Trust what you choose. Live as you feel.
this is a year of action
Begin it. Become it. Do it.
…no more isolation
…a new template is needed – become an ambassador of loving silence and space…this creates a shared template
the heart is always required
a time to be in our highest hearts…when heart, throat and third eye unify so that you speak from your heart and see with spirit
we must remember our base/grounding energy
get into your lower parts of the body – this is very important and will allow those that have worked on the higher parts to bring things together
be bold in what you share
I hope you enjoy reflecting on Lee Harris’ visions:
This piece is extremely unique. Photos will never capture its beauty. It changes shades of color depending on how the light hits it. It will at times seem amber with darker brown inclusions, then it will also turn olive green and when held to direct light, will be pale yellow. It is a fantastic and potent tektite. It has portals and many unique inclusions and small rocks amidst the meteoric silica. The shape is also quite extraordinary. The first time I saw it, I felt buffalo instantly, as it has the distinct shape and energy of a buffalo head. You may also see it as an arrowhead or triangular pyramid. This is a very powerful piece that definitely is very unisex.
“Cosmic Bridge Builder” measures about 1 7/8″ long and about 1 1/8″ at the widest point. It is quite substantial at a little over 1″ thick. Parts of it are translucent and others are deeply layered. There is the feeling of an energy or world within an energy/world and the feeling of galaxies within this living being. It is like an ancient, cosmic entity that is alive with brain activity. A compact powerhouse!
Price: $175 plus shipping and handling
I previously posted a blog of my article I wrote on Libyan Desert Glass Tektite. Instead of reposting, you may read about this potent stone at the link below. The Article is called:
The images below show the variations in color, depending on the lighting. From darker (olive green), to medium (amber), to light (golden yellow). Amazing!
We are involved in an evolutionary process of our human existence wherein the collective
consciousness has been moving through the energy centers of the Chakra system. By fully embracing Chakra Four, we find balance and the ability to propel into the next dimensions. Life is a continual, progressive opportunity. This Fourth (or Heart Chakra) lies center of the Chakra system and acts as integrator of the two polarities of body and spirit. It creates a bridge that merges and disintegrates all boundaries and allows us access to our true essence and the sharing of that with others.
In order to access its energy we need to create balance and harmony between all polarities, which is inclusive of all aspects that are represented by the active male and passive female archetypes (including the dual counterpart within each) within self and without; those of
light and shadow, mind and body, physicality and spirituality, conscious and
subconscious, harmony between races, and ecological balance. The focus is
that of integration. All aspects are essential and each an important tool in their own way, enabling us to honor, as a unit, the heart, body, mind and soul, Earth, and all of creation. The Collective Consciousness is at the brink of a paradigm shift that we are all a part of, but with awareness, can now actively take part in.
Cellular memories compel us to perpetuate repeated experiences until we have
learned to choose from a higher good and with a shift of perspective. Realizing
that change is necessary and embracing the process will help support guidance
into the higher frequencies of the energy centers within each Chakra, beginning
with the Heart (Fourth Chakra) – The Bridge. Or as I like to call it, the
It is through Universal Love, embracing the value and beauty of
creation in its many forms, and dispelling of fear that we can come together
and heal our Earth. Living consciously and compassionately for all of creation
is crucial so that we may realign with the Cosmos. Universal Love and Harmony is
needed to bring us to higher frequencies of being in the New Age that is upon us. The time is now with no further excuses. The time is now for dispelling of all fear and to remember. The time is now for coming together, for realizing your authenticity, and to see beyond the veil. The time is now for unconditional compassion at the deepest heart-core level.
“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity,” Mr Barrios advised before leaving Santa Fe. “Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” Carlos Barrios is the author of Kam Wuj: El Libro del Destino, a book published in Spanish that explores Mayan teachings.
The Inspiration Behind Emerald Bridge:
In the human energy system, the source of powerful and creative, unconditional
love energy lies at the center of your chest in the Heart Chakra, or “Anahata,”
in Sanskrit. From its middle position as fourth in a system of seven chakras, it
is the balancing integrator of opposites (between body and spirit, male and
female, persona and shadow, ego and unity) and acts as an energetic “bridge”
between the lower and upper chakras. It is symbolized by a lotus of twelve
petals and the color green, with emerald as one of its associated gemstones. It
is from this place of peaceful centeredness that love emanates as divine power.
This journey of the heart was the inspiration behind creating a
compassionately conscious business that fuses visionary services and creations.
And so, Emerald Bridge was born to reflect and embody the divine and powerful
essence of the Heart Chakra and its integrative, healing synergy. It is my hope
for Emerald Bridge to also inspire today’s visionaries of the world. I believe in the importance of cultivating personal expressions of creative passion and actively manifesting visions into reality. I encourage you to take courageous steps in following your heart’s joy, and to shift into new realities of experience.
Emerald Bridge is an evolving business entity that melds visionary creativity, healing and heart with intention of cultivating authentic expression and bringing people together in joyful co-creation. The future of Emerald Bridge is continually evolving to encompass
new services, creations, offerings and events. To co-create, support, or share
ideas for collaborative projects, don’t hesitate to contact me.
All of the work I share is heart-focused on supporting us into a more compassionate, responsibly conscious, integrated and abundantly expansive, loving, joyous, creative experience. There are many ways, modalities, tools, thoughts, beliefs, and steps people can choose to follow and practice and I in no way discount any of their validity if they feel true to, and work for you. We all find our own way through what resonates for us and all are of value.
Everything is a “tool” that can support us in reconnecting, remembering and reactivating our wholeness. When seen in this way and without attachment or used as a crutch to avoid your own divinity, but rather as reminders and awakeners, then you don’t get lost outside of yourself.
I have found that in all of my years of reading, searching, studying, practicing, listening, observing… that what we think is complex can actually be very simple and that we tend to strive for something that is already within us, feeling that there must be more or that we must attain all the knowledge there possibly is before we can actually achieve or create what we desire.
I find this, for myself, to be inaccurate and that the answers lie in the core of our hearts.
I have always been drawn back to ancient civilizations because of my resonance with their simplicity and potent symbolism and have learned to integrate the timeless wisdom of then into the now. I have many ancient symbols, images and writings tattooed on my body for this very reason – part of creating my skin as my own personal portal of sacred art, helping to heal, integrate, activate, and access – bridging physical and spiritual. In simple terms, to return to the innocence of my wholeness, embody what I’ve come to believe, and to be a beacon simply by that being – be the change.
I’ve written a book on this, which you can find at www.spiritualskin.com.
In the book I describe how I’ve utilized tattoos in this way and how my hands and arms are the one place I have ancient writings and symbols, while the rest of my body is adorned with images, which include the four sacred directions of the Inca medicine wheel as symbolized by animal totems that are guardians of those worlds.
Included in the writings I wear are the Three Incan Laws or Principles, which are simply encompassed in these three words that hold vast meaning.
I’d like to share them, as they speak to the heart of things in simplicity – how we can personally and collectively create the New Earth.
The Three Incan Laws:
The energy of universal and unconditional love that resides in the heart chakra, bridging our lower and higher selves and is a consciousness of acceptance and appreciation for all creation and All That Is.
The lesson of Munay is “We are One.”
The energy of our “work” or “service” towards all living creations and the universe that resides in our physical body coinciding with the first three, lower chakras. It is a state of consciousness where each individual’s soul purpose, or path in life
is in service to their fellow Man as well as the cosmos/the Divine. Shows us it is wise to live consequently and with integrity and without fear. It allows us to express our creativity through our work and can also be thought to symbolize the power of the physical body, or our animal selves.
The lesson of Llankay is “We are all Connected.”
When Munay and Llankay are in proper balance and relationship, it allows one to manifest the third Inca law of Yachay or the energy of “wisdom” and is more of an inner knowing and higher consciousness of our “authentic”, or true, selves residing in our three, upper chakras, centering at our 3rd eye. Yachay allows us to have inner peace and joy, through stillness and presence, as we release our identity with the several roles we play in life which have the tendency to bind us down and prevent us from “remembering” who we truly are. Yachay is all about living in the present.
The lesson of Yachay is “All is Well.”
Living by these three principles help to create a world of peace, balance, joy, beauty, grace, and harmony.
I was contacted by the author of “The Healing Power of Trees,” Sharlyn Hidalgo of Alchemical Healing Arts a couple of days ago who was needing some information about my Egypt journeys and experiences with Mohamed Nazmy, the President of Quest Travel (a premier ground operator for tour companies in Egypt), for her upcoming book.
In relaying and recalling the information, I was just so moved as if it was all happening again in the now, that I felt like sharing pieces of the experience here as well. It felt important for some reason and while what I share isn’t even 1/10th of what was experienced, perhaps it will be poignant in some way or synchronous to something others are feeling, experiencing, need, were looking for, or answers a question or intent in some small or big way.
My first journey to Egypt was 4/23/07 – 5/1/07 for the Sacred Sound Healing in Ancient Egypt trip with Mark Patterson, renowned Sound Healer. We had a very small group of only 5, plus Mark and Sheila Reed of Luminati Egyptian Travel. My heart had been beckoning me to return to Egypt for as long as I can remember, always feeling strangely magnetized to its beauty and mysticism. At this time, I was in the midst of painting the 2nd piece of my In Lak’ech series, called “Earth.” This painting incorporated Ancient Egyptian symbolism (as each of the five paintings in the series corresponded to an ancient civilization and the messages and healing needed to be integrated and completed in the now) and this coupled with the deep soul ties I felt throughout life, and synchronous alignment of being led to find this journey, were the calls for my “return.” Many of the paintings and work I create have led me to the power spots around the globe in order to integrate the healing and energy I receive there to infuse into my paintings. The trip was perfect in every way, as an unfoldment of beautiful toning and chakra work at each sacred site and sanctuary to activate our personal empowerment, but my work was not only of a personal nature, but collective healing as well.
In beginning to awaken my own throat chakra and uncovering a lot of deep past life pieces that were needed to help me with the life’s work path I was on, this journey was everything I could have asked for and more. It is much too challenging to put into words the totality of experience it is to walk once again in this sacred land and it was extremely empowering, as well as helpful in connecting the dots of my own work and more of the service I would continue to do in life. It was like reactivation of my inner core being and power, to remember. And synchronously I had become a Reiki Master Teacher, earlier that year, which helped me to facilitate what was needed during the trip for others, the collective and myself. My parents and then husband had been initiated to Reiki 1 just prior as well and this enabled them to assist me when I went through a huge kundalini and deep soul transformative experience upon arrival to Aswan before embarking on the Nile cruise, to prepare me. I discovered sound and my voice, which instantly healed me. So it was a journey of empowerment for everyone involved as well as the humbling of receiving.
The story is so profound, it is too much to explain here. And as quickly as what came over me like a lightning bolt flash of severity, was gone the next day into peaceful bliss, just before entering Philae – The Temple of Isis.
On our last day in the Great Pyramid ceremony, Mark was toning for everyone as we took turns laying in the sarcophagus. But when it came around to my turn to receive, instead Mark was guided by the energies and beings he was channeling, that it was for me to do so instead. And so not only did I produce something amazing from my voice to give to those there and to emanate from the pyramid out to the collective, but I was in this experience, also receiving – receiving back the personal empowerment and recognition of who I was. One of the participants shared this:
“The sound that came from you, while you were in the sarcophagus of the King’s Chamber, is something I will never forget. I’m getting vibed right now. What came out of you was (magical, mystical, angelic, …..) words fail to paint the experience. I’m truly honored for the experience.”
I was chilled to tears and shaking from the activation. And when I heard and saw the reactions everyone had after, it was such the beautiful ending to a most magical and profound journey. To see my mom in tears and hear my dad voice what he saw in the darkness as they circled the sarcophagus I laid in while producing this sound (which was huge coming from someone who is more of a realist and skeptical) was extremely powerful and moving. I did not want to leave.
With just a small group of seven, our journey was intimate and personal and it is then that I first met Mohamed Nazmy, President of Quest Travel, although it was more like a reconnection and reunion. He and his staff are not only an example of heart connective, and compassionate, gracious generosity, but they are an invaluable encyclopedia of knowledge and spiritual depth that helped to make the journey an all-encompassing divine experience. Mohamed and his guide/Egyptologist, Sameh soon became family. I remember how challenged I was to leave Egypt that first time, crying to have to part, but knowing I had left a piece of my heart in what seemed like a second home to me. It was easily an unspoken remembrance and recognition felt for not only Egypt, but for the connection experienced with Mohamed and Sameh. The people of Egypt are beautiful and have a very deep, sacred knowingness you can see in their eyes and feel through their hearts. Mohamed is no exception.
Here is what Mohamed wrote to me after the journey:
“I am so grateful for your love and friendship. I was sure from the first time we have met that we are ONE family and I do also know and reconfirming that you will be coming back “Home” to Egypt many, many times in future trips. I honestly believe that your soul belongs here and you do have lots of work to start and to continue here in Egypt, in which case I will always be here for you and trust me, I will spare no efforts but to make every journey of yours a unique experience for those who are meant for them to join you and you can share your love for Egypt with. I have always trusted the Universe with our tomorrow and I know that we have a BIG role to play in this lifetime for the best interest of our Global family. So let us join each other and others, hand in hand to bring peace on our planet.”
And I did return, only 4 months later, for the 9-9-9 Circle the Pyramid Event – Creating the New Earth, as I felt called to help facilitate this potent gathering in September 2007, being aligned with what my life’s service is about. This time was a whole new experience for me. I realized why the first trip had gone as such, to prepare me for this one. Many on this trip had their own profound experiences and were in need of grounded support, which I felt I was helping to anchor, having already gone through my transformation and so this trip was one in which I was to be of service to everyone involved, as well as to infuse the energy and information I had received.
A group of 18 light-minded individuals (Masters) from the Global Spiritual Community joined together in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid. We’d prepared for this day with intensive work and committed intentions in the days preceding, including a most powerful ceremony at the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Then, led by Menita Ishmil, a 7th Level Composite Energy channeled by Shelia Reed, we participated in a Ceremony Meditation in the Great Pyramid, with the intention of connecting our planet with the higher dimensions. We were completing nine years of arduous work that had reactivated the Grid for Unconditional Love, to now activate the Planetary Merkaba for global peace and harmony. Forming and sending a powerful fusion of energy into the void of Creation would unlock knowledge into the physical, to further humanity’s enlightenment, thus moving Earth fully into the 4th Dimension, which allows for instant manifestation. At 3:30pm on 9-9-9, our ceremony commenced.
The beauty and magnitude of it cannot in any way, shape, or form be expressed. However, the energy was felt by all, including all those outside the Pyramid during our private 2 hours of meditation. We emerged vibrant and anew, feeling the lightness and expansion that engulfed us. Upon reaching the entrance to what was now a new world, we learned of a beautiful sign that had taken place during this powerful activation. And it was no short of chilling to hear. As we activated the new energy from within, we could feel the Masters all around us. Yet, they could also be felt surrounding the Pyramid with their light and brilliance. The guards, one of our guides, and a man named Tom from Germany (who we learned later had traveled solely for the same purpose, completely separate from us, after receiving a vision to come to the Great Pyramid on this important day), looked up at the top of the Pyramid and to their amazement could see a large falcon hovering just above in the sky. His wings spread wide, like an extension of the Pyramid itself, Horus hovered for nearly a half an hour before disappearing. This spectacular vision could not in any effort be caught on film though. Through the camera lens he did not exist, but to the eye he displayed his magnificence splendidly. It was most miraculous and symbolic of the completion of our work, embraced and supported by the Masters. We continued our journey to the mystical temples of Egypt to further strengthen the foundation of this new energy, rooting it firmly in our hearts and souls, and spreading it deeply to the collective consciousness. Another amazing journey and certainly not the last.
At the Giza Plateau, we all took time to meditate and be with the energy, and I remember tuning in, sending energy and connecting at the heart level with the collective through this portal vortex of powerful energy, tears swelling from the profound love, and I felt a loving and supportive hand on my shoulder from behind. Mohamed (who had joined us, as he often did in energetic support) had come behind me to join and we could feel the camaraderie of our heart’s intentions. And we shared a moment, an exchange, and a hug, as we many times had in recognition of our aligned intentions and service.
Writing all this brings me back, as if it were in the now, and I feel chills, overflowing love, tears and deep gratitude for the experiences, for the connections and for the beauty that remains in my heart and flows through the work I share.
It deepens the knowingness of the recurring themes that run throughout my life, the ancient connections, the responsibility of service, the signs, the messages about the work I do, the heart connection that is of utmost importance in life and the healing work to create a New Earth and new experience in totality for the collective to share and experience.
In remembering, I re-embrace with deepened compassion and understanding. Pieces of Egypt, and of every experience and sacred area I have visited or recall, are part of who I am, who we each are. And through unconditional embracing, we become empowered in the now and able to move forward with conscious knowingness.
As February winters come to a close, we wave goodbye to days of pink hearts and roses and say hello to green sprouts of Spring. Interesting that both Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day both carry an air of blossoming new hope and renewal of joyful splendor, where matters of the heart and life are concerned. Also notable are the colors associated with each, pink and green, both coincidentally representative of the energy of the Heart Chakra. So is green, just the new pink of Spring?
With the approaching “March” on life, we discover flowering blooms abound, precious first breaths and steps from our dear animal friends, and the onset of springtime cleaning of both our inner and outer closets, as we all take stock of what to let go of, and the new we would like to usher in. For many, that new involves change and the desire to let our dreams flourish and our hearts fill with hope. Optimism and abundance are irresistibly bountiful; helping us forget any lingering, dismal feelings. We find ourselves singing a new tune, as the melodies of birds and the phosphorescence of vibrant butterfly swarms enrapture our hearts.
But what do we know of this “green little gig” that envelopes our souls with such needed freshness? A little “Luck of the Irish” might just take us farther than we are aware, so let’s explore. Here is what one Historian, Jason Spence, has to say:
“St. Patrick is the origin of the ‘Luck of the Irish.’ He was a kidnapped Brit who was enslaved and found God on the hills herding sheep as a slave. He escaped. Became a Bishop and returned to bring the faith to the Pagan Irish who believed in the Druids. He received inspiration from God to use the three leaf clover called a shamrock, to explain the Trinity to his flocks who were the descendants of the Celts and Viking invaders. They believed in the ancient Druid’s religion of magic and many gods of nature. That there occurs four leaf clovers was explained that they were the result of God’s melting the Druid beliefs with the Trinity of the Christian beliefs. Irish soldiers conscripted into the British army began wearing the shamrock on their uniforms to bring them “magic” and avoid being killed in battle. Because they were blessed and used by St. Patrick, they believed they were on God’s side and protected by God. This is known as “Wearing of the Green.”
Green, yes green. A color that represents many things to many people–a melting pot of symbolism. The word green is closely related to the Old English verb growan, meaning “to grow.” And isn’t that what Spring is all about? Everything blooming, growing…a never-ending, cyclical process. Growth is our natural state and anything less than this, simply is “unnatural.” Speaking of which, the most common association for green seems to be found in its ties to nature, naturally. Culturally, green has much broader and sometimes contradictory meanings, ranging from it symbolizing hope and growth, to death, sickness, or even what some might call “evil.” Romans used green holly and evergreen as decorations for their winter solstice celebration, Saturnalia, which evolved into a green celebration called Christmas. It is also the traditional color of Islam and was symbolic of resurrection and immortality in Ancient Egypt, where the god Osiris was also depicted as green-skinned. Irish legend states that green clothes attract faeries and aid crops and the “Wearing of the Green” thus symbolizes the birth of springtime. It is known to signify witchcraft for its association with spirits of early English folklores and literatures that also traditionally use it to symbolize nature and its embodied attributes of life, fertility, and rebirth. In metaphysics, the Seven Rays system of Alice Bailey, which classifies different metaphysical personality types of humans, designates those of the third ray of creative intelligence as being “on the Green Ray,” while psychics who see auras refer to those with a green aura as typically having health/healing related occupations and being nature lovers. To me, green is the earth and it’s gardens and the caring for it. It’s the color that stimulates transformation, harmony, fertility, abundance and prosperity, endurance, stability, and regal presence. It represents safe passage (like the green traffic light), balances emotions, calms, and is also the alchemy of consciousness from one realm to another through the spiraling energies of DNA. The feeling of green is earthy and yet still feels very much like liquid, with a fluidity that is enchanting. Think enchanted forest or Emerald Bay of our very own Lake Tahoe, Nevada. And yet mostly, for me, green denotes love.
It is in the stories of the medieval period and in Hinduism that we come to learn how green is a true expression of the all-encompassing heart. Medieval stories portrayed it as representing love and the base, natural desires of man, while the Hindu’s use it to symbolically represent the fourth or Heart Chakra. You see, not only is pink indicative of love and the heart, but green is also a very powerful color linked with unconditional love. This fourth Chakra lies center of our Chakra energy system and is the most powerful energy, in my opinion, that exists. It acts as a bridge between the upper and lower three Chakras; a bridge between all worlds and illusionary divisions. As our Heart Chakra, green has great healing power and protective qualities. It is the one thing we humans can use powerfully when we learn to naturally access it and stay centered in the presence of it’s energy constantly. The Heart Chakra is an impenetrable force of healing that has no boundaries or limitations. It asks that we see, feel, think, and act on a whole other level that is motivated by nothing more than love. When we come from the purity of our hearts and commit to that compassion and acceptance, it implores us to embrace the essence of our being and know the beauty of all of existence, as an extension of ourselves. The Heart Chakra is the jewel of all Chakras, and it’s green energy is the emerald beauty of all gems.
Coincidentally, this brings us back to where we began. Back to a little “Luck of the Irish” energy. It just so happens that the most prominent Irish ring is the Claddagh ring, which has a history dating back to over 300 years and is one of history’s most meaningful and respected jewels. The features of the Claddagh ring symbolize some of the best virtues of human life. The heart held in the hands show love and the hands represent friendship and togetherness, the crown on the heart symbolizes loyalty–all virtues that have increasingly been forgotten in today’s materialistic world. No wonder many people remain fascinated by this Irish ring. People wish that some things would never change. And even though change is natural and inevitable, the core foundation of love that has transcended time, is one thing it wouldn’t hurt to hold on to, and could only benefit us more as we deepen and broaden through its evolvement. Our values and how we treat and honor ourselves, others, and everything around us are telling of what we see as our creation, in respect. Another description of the ring expresses how the heart represents the hearts of each and every member of mankind, in addition to the element which gives everlasting music to the Gael. (Remember that springtime song of birds and love ringing in our ears). The ring is also based on and directly correlative to the Shamrock, one of the oldest symbols of the Holy Trinity among the Irish. This interpretation describes the crown as a symbol of the Father, the left hand as the Son, and the right hand as the Holy Spirit, all caring for the heart in the center, symbolizing humanity. Throughout each varying symbolism, a single theme shines through, specifically that the ring symbolizes the trinity of “Love, Loyalty, and Friendship” or, in Gaelic, “Grá, Dílseacht agus Cairdeas” (pronounced ‘graw, dealshocked ogis cordiss’).
“The hands are there for friendship,
The heart is there for love.
For loyalty throughout the year,
The crown is raised above.”
Taking all of this into account, it becomes very clear, why we find ourselves immersed in good feelings, as we leap into Spring. With all this energy of beauty, renewal, healing, life, and love, it’s no wonder we don’t opt to wear, live, and breathe green all year round. And yet we can, because although the seasons change, the one thing that remains constant, but ever-growing, is the emanating power of our hearts. I am then reminded of the English folksong, “Greensleeves,” which echoes green as the color of lightness in love and the anonymous Irish street ballad, “The Wearing of the Green,” published by Dion Boucicault, from the Irish Rebellion of 1798, which ends in these words:
“And where, please God, we’ll live and die still wearin’ o’ the green!”
Through that emerald glow of love, we can create and be in that lovely energy any moment of the eternity of our lives. And the more we share our green, we can carpet the earth with velvet lawns of unconditional experience. Wearing love and life on our sleeves for always. Sounds good to me! Let us remember and reflect while we embrace the opportunity to begin anew, by planting tomorrow seeds, in the now of today.
I was drawn to intuitively check in today after a flow of inspiration was coming in and received guidance that some of my crystal creations are highly activated in seeking out their keepers right now, some of which are below and include the amazing Libyan Desert Glass Tektite, amongst other potent crystals. They are eager to align in helping to shift the earth energies that comes with synergizing into union with their chosen companions to support in healing. In light of this I am offering these four amazing pieces at very special prices. If you feel called to one, do let me know. (Shipping will be added to the prices reflected.) If you would like more information about the properties of the given crystals let me know and I will send that to you. Read on to discover the magic of Libyan Desert Glass Tektite.
The paraphrased words on Moldavite from “Love is in the Earth” author, Melody: “A pathway of inter-dimensional access to the highest Galactic energies, bringing higher thought forms and patterns through to the Earth plane. A multi-dimensional passage into other realms” equally apply to Libyan Desert Glass. The difference between the two being that Libyan Desert Glass is said to operate with direct focus on the Vishudda (throat) and Anahata (heart) centers, rather than operating in the higher Chakra realms. This quality of its essence creates a source and contact for universal love and harmony, as it acts as a channel for bringing Cosmic energies directly into the center of being. It is for this reason that Libyan Desert Glass was the jewel of Tutankhamen, designed to be worn over the heart in his breastplate, making it a highly sought out gemstone of the pharaohs and royalty.
As a tektite, it is very unusual in being nearly clear and a beautiful pale yellow to green and sometimes with touches of amber to greenish brown color. The vast majority of tektites (natural glass rocks up to a few centimeters in size, which scientists say are formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth’s surface) are black, with the exception of the beautiful cosmic green Moldavite. This shining impact Libyan Desert Glass ranges from opaque to translucent. Sometimes golden in hue and even with white opaque areas, Libyan Desert Glass also varies in surface texture from having an extremely smooth quality to being covered with small to medium sized, circular indentations, reminiscent of the lunar surface.
Known to scientists since the 1930’s, it is believed, according to scientific knowledge, that this tektite emerged from a collision of a meteorite with Earth nearly 29 million years ago (about 28.5 to be more precise) and is found only in a remote area of the Great Sand Sea of Egypt near the Libyan border. Relatively abundant, they are found in massive deposits with some estimates saying there may be as much as 40,000 tons of it lying on the surface of the desert amongst a small area measuring approximately 130 x 52 km. To others, the origin of Libyan Desert Glass still remains a mystery, with some attributing their existence to an ancient nuclear explosion, others to involvement with extraterrestrial activities, some believing they are pieces of our moon, but modern science explains their creation as result of a meteor impact, although no crater of suitable size or other evidence in support of this has ever been found nearby. Regardless of their mysterious creation, it is for sure they are of extraterrestrial origin.
Libyan Desert Glass is an exceptionally pure form of primarily silica glass formed at extremely high temperatures, too high for normal volcanic activity. According to the impact theory of a meteor striking the Earth’s sand, which is also composed of primarily silica (silicon dioxide), it caused a fusion of sand with intense heat and pressure. Yet, there is research that supports this theory to be incorrect based on homogeneity studies, which in summary show that thin segments of thousands of studied tektites were found to be virtually free of structural inclusions, except for small bubbles. Impact glasses, such as obsidian, will always contain terrestrial inclusions due to the impact of Earth by heated material. Noted homogeneity also was found in individual tektites discovered side by side or fused together exhibiting significant differences.
This, along with typical meteoric material and the high iridium content (an indicator for extraterrestrial origin) being present indicate their classing as tektite, but it may also be that these tektites were formed by a glancing blow from some large extraterrestrial object. The truth may never be known, but there is much speculation and disagreement, you can imagine. Regardless, this ancient stone has been around for quite some time.
The Stone-Age people knew this tektite very well, discovering the glass in the Paleolithic period and lived in the area hundreds of thousands of years ago before it became desert. They had pragmatic ways of using the stone in tools, where it was used as substitute for flint stone in the form of sharp blades and graters. Yet, its the ancient Egyptians that found less practical uses for this “special” stone, as they considered it to be very precious and to hold powerful energy. By the time of the great Egyptian Pharaohs, the area was only accessible by hardy nomads who must have traded regularly with those living in the Nile valley. Therefore, due to its rarity and esoteric value, it became part of religious objects such as the scarab-carved amulet of Tutankhamen, as the centerpiece of his pectoral breastplate. For it to have been carved in the form of a scarab, which is the symbol of the Sun-god Ra, would seem to indicate that the ancient Egyptians were aware of its powerful cosmic connections that this stone draws in.
Today, Libyan Desert Glass is not only a valued and pricey gem beauty for collectors, but its esoteric energies attributed to this “rock of the god” are vastly potent. Its high costs are attributed to the cost of retrieving it on remote expedition from the uninhabitable desert. Yet, its amazing qualities, priced similarly to Moldavite, are well worth the cost to at least own one in your collection. Only recently have those working with stones and crystals started to realize and understand the huge potential that these unique tektites offer.
Some of the metaphysical properties include a long and prosperous life, balancing of male and female polarities, stimulating growth and karmic completion, strengthening the auric field, facilitating communication between the third dimension and the origin of the gem, tool for meditating and connecting with other realms and advanced consciousness, stimulating increased cosmic flow, which can result in acceleration of heart rate, spacey feeling and out-of-body experiences, strengthening and energizing the heart and chest areas and said to bring the holder great luck by ancient cultural belief. It is also a stone of teaching and resonates strongly with the energy of the Hermit card of the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck; the wise teacher who looks within for answers of the universe and receives in silence.
The way that they create inter-dimensional connections between many realms, lends energy to seeing them as “bridge builders” helping to integrate and harmonize all of existence through heart-blending at a universal, collective consciousness level. This energy, amongst others, will become increasingly important and essential as we shift our consciousness and vibrations into that of the new Golden Age of being.