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Ask Astrid Fridays ~ The Rabbit’s Corner: Nurturing Well-Rounded Experiences


The ever-wise Astrid joins us today for a share about wellness derived from a balance of varied experiences we invite into the dance of life with us. It’s also about how living from the source of love in your heart, opens doorways to accessing your multi-dimensionality. The result – greater feelings of wholeness and well-being.

It feels like we’re constantly receiving the same theme messages over and over, but the truth is there aren’t any really new messages or ideas – there’s simply different perspectives they come through or evoke and different, perhaps more aligned timing they speak to us.

Because of these, the present landscape feels seeded with greater potential for openings, as a vast majority of the collective continues to slow down and is faced with more contrasting experiences.

Briefly, I’m happy to report that Astrid continues doing extremely well, her toe injury from losing her full nail has been non-existent since we arrived to our location of the last nearly three weeks, and she increasingly exhibits a deepening of joyful exuberance and loving connection that have added both comic relief and socialization sweetness.

While being displaced from her normal routines and realm on this trip, as well as having more confined spaces at times, could very well have made Astrid retreat into herself, permanently revert to triggered patterns from her past, or even worse – weighed on her physical well-being – quite the opposite has taken place. I’ve already written about how she’s been opening up even more and working through core fears, but today we thought to share some sweet photos and fun little stories to accompany her transformation because after all, a picture speaks a thousand words.

The reason she feels it important to share this, is because rabbits can be an extreme example for the same things we go through because of their sensitivities.

Rather than pull back, feel depressed, or become ill, Astrid has welcomed more layers of living to be part of her experience no matter the circumstances. She exercises, plays, has conscious introspection time, rests, eats and hydrates regularly, communicates, and engages connection by choice. All of which help her to maintain wellness and support an increased level of personal evolution for her soul in rabbit body.

She’s especially become fond of yoga, stretching, and meditation time with dad during the wee hours of the morning or in the evenings by the fire while watching a movie.

When ever dad gets the yoga mat out, Astrid makes a beeline to him and plops herself down right next to him, runs around or lays on the mat on her own, stretches, or engages Boojum to invite him to play on the mat with her.

In the mornings she sits quietly with dad during meditation or gives and invites loving connection to show that she’s creating space for this healing practice and supporting him with something she enjoys too.

This is all especially endearing to see, as she used to only engage with me and now she’s truly opened to the whole family.

Then there’s super Astrid exercise time to express her exuberant joy of life and being in body. This consists of her leaping, twisting, and hopping in place (called binkies), or racing around like a flash of lightning until she’s fully released the wave of energy spontaneously moving through her. One morning she demonstrated her amazing strength and agility running laps in and out of tight corners, then raced from one end of the room and did a flying leap over the 1 1/2 foot high, 3 foot long ottoman, ending with zooming right under our female cat’s body between her back and front legs, as she was mid-walking. She had me in stitches!

And of course the multitude of ways she shows her desire to connect, communicate, engage, and love from a vulnerable space that include anything from jumping on the bed with a good morning nudge to laying next to us while we are working, relaxing, napping, or reading, or running over and nosing us with desire for snuggles and kisses.

She also engages the cats by sometimes touching noses with Boojum, or hopping at them and stopping a few inches in front of them, then hopping or circling away in hopes they’ll follow her lead. Sweet Pea and Astrid are often found a couple of feet away under a bed or table sharing space silently. The females seem to engage on an intellectual level and when Boojum’s introduced it, it’s usually only about fun. 😉

There’s times she chews her wood, pine cone and cardboard, times she takes down her cardboard house and moves it elsewhere, jumps into or onto things, sits on a chair demonstrating her bigness, times she lays with and licks her amethyst or stuffed friends, times she sits tall and still like a Buddha bunny, and times for the new hard flop into a tranced-out deep sleep. The hard flopping is different for her, but oh so good to see. When a bunny flops on her/his side it’s a sign of complete and utter vulnerable comfort and trusting surrender to feeling safe and loved. It took her a while to do this from when I first took her home and then she only softly would, but now there’s the full-on free-fall flop.

The more she engages on a variety of levels, the more possible avenues of joy she creates and the more she derives comfort in all the parts of herself and what being in body has gifted her opportunity to experience in this life. And the more she nurtures a more well-rounded approach, the greater her well-being.

I’ve found the same true for myself and people I know through friendships or work – the more we open to the variety of ways our souls have ability to express themselves because of being human, the more we create wellness by providing open channels for energy to do what it wants most to do – flow through. And even if we have a restriction in one way, as limitlessly creative beings we can find other ways to channel energy.

For instance, Astrid can’t speak like we do, but she has found many ways to express how she feels through other kinds of sounds like grunts, thumps, teeth chattering (their way of purring), or through bodily movements like giving a quick shake to her head and ears with excitement, leaping in the air, racing around with joy, nosing you to ask for something or exchange a love message, following you and laying close to share connection, sharing a rare lick to demonstrate affection, tugging at your pant leg or sock to get your attention, or jumping on the bed to welcome the morning.

But as we know, balancing our lives remains an important aspect to wellness. If we are too out-weighed in one thing of any kind, we can create underlying blocks that express as feelings of resentment, anger, blame, sadness, frustration, boredom, etc. without realizing that we are limiting our experience of life by limiting how we choose to focus all of our energy. This can also start to create tightness in our bodies or other kinds of physical discomforts or challenges simply as a reminder to move our energy in a variety of ways. And movement doesn’t just speak to physical movement, but also creating outlets to channel the different parts of ourselves and energies so they don’t become stagnant.

Astrid could easily create literal “blocks” or blockages in her sensitive digestive system if she doesn’t keep moving energy and sampling the possibilities that opening her heart to more can provide.

Rabbits demonstrate the natural energetic flow that is so vital in the way that they must always have their systems moving in order to thrive, or how they need to move in order to help push through blocks.

If she lets fear, for instance, take over energetically….she can literally become debilitated. If she doesn’t eat or exercise properly…she can experience physical shut down.

So, she’s chosen to surrender to life no matter her circumstances, and with my loving support and encouragement, continues to experience a wider range of possibilities that more authentically reflect her multi-dimensionality.

Our hearts are incredible portals to amazing things. They are the source of more than we have yet to understand and by living from these amazing portals they provide us access to a myriad of experiences that would otherwise be limited.

Astrid’s multi-dimensional experiences used to be only limited to her inner world where she traveled both as a means of escaping the pain of her circumstances before her and the only option she had given those confined circumstances.

But once love found a way to open her heart through our connection, she realized that she no longer had to protect it nor keep her parts separate…she could channel and integrate her ethereal experiences through the enjoyment of actually being in a body now also capable of sensual enjoyments only the physical can provide. And whether that be opening to the feelings she didn’t think were possible to experience, engaging in ways she was afraid to trust before, or allowing herself to surrender into the body she always preferred hovering outside of more than being in it, she discovered that multi-dimensionality meant being able to have well-rounded experiences on every plane of existence.

I’m convinced that Astrid wouldn’t have made it much longer if we hadn’t met. As strong as she was, eventually the separate life she lived, in not being able to express her soul fully through her body, would have created a full detachment at some point. She was a butterfly living inside a glass container. Now she’s able to stretch those wings and access more layers of experience.

And this is what she wants to express to each of us.

We all have potentials of expressions beyond however we feel limited in the moment. By the nature of our being multi-dimensional, we have a multitude of ways to bring through our energy and the more we surrender to possibilities, the more possibilities we create. The more we open our hearts, the more the doorways of multi-dimensionality find an access point to weave through greater experiences of fulfillment.

Astrid, as a rabbit, may have needed someone to hold that space for her, but we as humans have greater possibilities that can come through other (any encounter, partnership, companion, friend, family member, loved one, teacher, or mentor) in the same way, or through ourselves holding that space for our inner child and essence.

But like Astrid, the more ways you move energy through you by opening to and engaging a variety of experiences, the greater balance and well being you will create because this mirrors your multi-dimensional essence, which is part of what we’re activating more of collectively. The smaller we play and the more limited place we play from, the more we separate rather than unite who we really are.

We each have layers to who we are. And these layers brought forth invite more to the table, individually and collectively.

Like Astrid is the loving, the playful, the wise, and the amazing – so too are you the loving, the playful, the wise, and the amazing you.

Small Acts of Kindness ~ Spreading Seed Messages from the Heart


It doesn’t take much to make an impact. Small acts of kindness go along way – even farther than you’ll ever know, nor need to. A simple smile, hello, or telling someone they’re beautiful or that you appreciate them can change the course of that person’s life just when they need it most.

You might never know how your little bit of heartfelt compassion will affect someone, but doing something “just because” is where the most value is. Only the ego needs to understand the result. The higher self and heart already know the intrinsic value that goes without mention.

Just recently, as Dave’s life has shifted tremendously with his work coming to closure, he’s been exploring and discovering new parts of himself that desire an outlet of expression. Like many of us, life shifts are anchoring and taking on new meaning and so, too, has he been enjoying the organic process of how that is evolving.

It’s been heart-warming and sweet to watch Dave’s unfolding creative soul finding a new voice. And while this will continue to shift, as they always do once we embrace and take action on what is showing up in the moment, the joy he is experiencing is the same I know others are and will from what he’s putting out.

Just recently, on his own, he supported the nudge he got to start painting rocks and pieces of wood he found with simple messages and joyous images to leave on the trails we hike daily.

He was looking into buying some paints, but I told him he could just share mine. I was excited to supply him with the tools, including some inside pointers on using them and a lot of encouraging support with his idea. I happen to be working on two commissioned art projects currently, so we’re both in artsy mode, together, right now.

This is the first time I’ve ever seen him paint, let alone draw. And how sweet it was to watch!

I love what he’s created so far. He even made two rocks inspired by our rabbits, Cosmo and Joy, and some inspired by our Russian tortoise, Gaia.

He even included a bear, which is interesting because bear energy, as you might recall me sharing has been so prominent in my life this year both in the most recurring dream themes and in real-life sightings. And, just a couple of nights ago, bear returned again in an interesting unfolding that included a specific interaction with Dave – unbeknownst to him until I told him, but he’d already created the bear rock above.

So far he’s left two on a recent trail we did before the snow storm. I just had to document it for him, as you can see in these photos of him placing them for people to see along the trail.

Part of the fun, he said, is that the rocks will go to whom they are meant to be with. Being observant is part of that process and the rest is about alignment.

Some people may even just receive the message in heart, but decide to leave them there for other fellow explorers to discover as well.

It was almost like an Easter egg hunt with him placing them in different spots, except the rocks are not hidden. They are deliberate in terms of passing along a message and a smile.

I won’t say where these first ones were placed, but if you’re local to the area, you just might find one along a trail you explore.

He painted several more, some of which we’re taking with us on our upcoming road trip we’re leaving for tomorrow, so that he can place them on trails at our destination, too.

Spreading small acts of kindness through the creative heart is one way you can add a little light in someone’s life.

You might recall that while on our Magick Bus adventure, while gypsy-living in an rv for nearly two years, I started creating Magick Stones from the beautiful rock beings that spoke to me on our journeys.

I love that Dave came up with his own expression of rock art and how he wanted to share joy, peace, patience, and love with others – who knows what other messages he will add too! It’s fun seeing him having fun and letting his inner child out more and more.

I want this to be his project, but I did find just one rock that spoke to me while he was gathering rocks and wood for himself – it was a heart-shaped rock that felt important to share too.

And so I painted this stone yesterday before working on a mini wood portal painting, to add to his that we’ll be dispersing along trails on our mini vacation away.

I love the idea of merging our creative, child-like hearts.

So, yes, I’ll be away between the 12th (tomorrow) and 17th of this month, which put a short delay on sharing the new offerings I mentioned because of preparations and work I needed to get done. I’ve also been working on a couple of commissioned art projects and so my days have been full alongside enjoying snow shoeing adventures from our recent storm. I’m actually going to be doing a little fun work on this trip, as the energy of where we’re headed feels to be inspiring for both painting and idea-flow. So, there’s potential I might share a blog one time while I’m away. Otherwise, we’ll be immersing in our own personal journey this week to both celebrate and receive guidance on what’s to come.

Never underestimate the power of a simple act or expression. If your heart is nudging you to do something, do it. It could change someone’s life, including your own.

Happy 11/11!

Entering a New Doorway


On Getaway Bay Lake in Kearney, Nebraska a simple inspired sound channeling of musical expression came through for this new doorway being entered – the first in a while which seemed significant. Interestingly, I also noticed that this is the only video I’ve done where the energy seems to softly pulse in it, creating an almost otherworldly effect and coloring, keeping the sound clarity, but blurring or shape-shifting me into nature. That seems symbolic. So while this may not be the best quality video, perhaps it is an authentically captured essence of the now. This was taken sunset before the next day’s rare New “Black” Moon of September 30th, 2016.

I learned later that apparently on this day there was some kind of pulse from the sun that was supposed to create EMP and Northern Lights in some places according to a little Faery messenger who always provides me deets on the why’s behind things after I’ve experienced them.

So perhaps this explains the video quality that captured what was said to be “high speed solar wind streams surrounding Earth and buffeting our planet’s magnetic field” – this corroborating info synchronously came to me after her insights and seems to describe the irregular oscillation taking place, which was said to start on September 28th and persist for 2 to 3 days. The video was created on the 29th.

That info and more can be found here:

HIGH-SPEED SOLAR WIND ENGULFS EARTH 

 

To listen to other sound channelings and inspired videos you can visit my YouTube Channel here:

Tania Marie

 

 

Organic Essence Awakened


I came across my artist statement that I wrote about three years ago and it really spoke to my connection with the creative energy that channels through me, the meaningfulness of that relationship I have in my life, and it deepened an understanding of what I’ve been receiving again lately in regard to the importance of honoring that creative freedom of expression and continuing to do so through the vision of my heart.

I felt inspired to share it here as a way of further sinking into its meaning for myself and perhaps may speak to the artist within that feels the urge to come forth in some way that is relative to you.

Be it as a painter, musician, florist, hair stylist, writer, chef, gardener, decorator, designer, etc., or simply a human being channeling creative energy as inspired to do so….you may find that this artistic expression may be your own key of life.

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“What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things…it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.” ~ Constantin Brancusi

Painting is my sacred key of life – my personal ankh that opens the door to life aligned with Cosmic will. I didn’t set out to produce art, but like the wing of a butterfly is essential to its flight, I discovered that creating art is the breath of life to my soul.

From the onset, the unconscious, life-giving process of manifesting on canvas, the visions that pervaded my day-time dreams, struck me as magickal. And, over the years, that magickal essence persists, yet the unfolding process is now accessed in quantum leaps of conscious experience.

It was a naturally progressive evolution that infiltrated my life with creative passion at every corner, reminding me that who I was, is who I AM.

I paint from the inside out, employing naturally innovative and intuitionally guided techniques, as my unconscious is the undisputed light that guides me through the maze of tunnels to the intended creative destination.

I started to see recurring themes as my inspirational muses – the natural world, Earth’s beautiful creatures, the mystical and ancient worlds, other-dimensional experiences, celebrations of life, integrated, spiritual connectedness, and conscious awareness. These themes were consistently infused with an etheric essence that captured what was beneath the surface and at the heart of experience.

Today, that core essence persists and is always executed with joyous energy that mirrors back the forgotten perspectives of wholeness and loving compassion we can choose each moment.

I am a visual storyteller of sometimes hieroglyphic, braille-like imagery that is accessed via sixth sense perception of the subtle yet penetrating inner dimensions and at other times as an energetic fingerprint encapsulating hidden layers within its seeming simplicity.

Through inner vision, energy swirls and color emulsions reveal themselves to me, as if I am seeing things translucent and not solid – capturing the very essence of life.

As my own evolution progresses, so too does the evolution of my work, including the choices of mediums, the canvas sizes that speak to me, the particular subject matters that desire unleashing, the kaleidoscope of vibrant colors that reveal themselves, and even the painting process – all intuitively guided and honored each step of the way.

How I receive my inspired channelings is through the process of letting go and allowing myself to “experience.”

I have found that each piece creates a specific energy that has shifted my life in direct result of creating them – like Feng Shui imbues for any sacred space.

For me, painting has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality.

My vivid, visionary portals of experience are what I refer to as “Heart Visions” – windows seen through the heart and infused with an integrated synergy of organic sensuality and etheric grace that creates “living art.”

These fearless “Heart Visions” are an eclectic tapestry of vulnerable creativity channeled from my heart’s imaginary foresight into the unseen realms, infusing each creation with visually encoded messages that provide transformative opportunity.

Mother Earth calls me to remember.

The Cosmos reminds me to believe.

The result is a weaving of ancient mysticism and innovative vision that integrates body, mind, heart and soul: a celebration of life’s mysteries, joy and beauty on canvas.

The Creative Power of Water


rain and ocean

“Rain showers my spirit and waters my soul.”  ~Emily Logan Decens

 

Last night, while asleep, the rain began and continues.

It is such a gift to hear the sacred water dance between Mother Ocean’s powerful rhythmic waves and Father Sky’s raindrop drumming that keep tempo with one another.

At times soft and gentle.

At times with penetrating force.

All the while soothing my watery soul.

Even Great Blue Heron joined in the dance at water’s edge this morning, within view from our cozy little home.

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I dreamed last night of my French grandmother who passed several years back.

In the dream I gifted her two things.

A small Buddhist trinket and a red spray bottle vial.

I remember in the dream thinking oh boy she’s going to flip over the first, as she was very religious, but she didn’t freak and accepted the gift.

The red vial I explained was to bring her courage and that she could use it to mist her face with her favorite rose water she always liked to use, as a way of refreshing and renewing.

Besides the time I’ve spent here in Avila Beach in my early thirties, we’ve spent a lot of time up and down the coast with my immediate family and family from France and the East Coast.

Seems not only am I continuing to retrieve parts of myself, but am helping healing down the ancestral lines as well, as my grandparents have been coming to mind recently and of course Nestor is here assisting.

All of this watery energy feels so good and perfect.

There is no sadness, only embrace and gratitude for the perfection of it all.

Native American Indians know the importance of water in all of its forms as being the “water of life” and a most vital, life-giving element.

Rain symbolizes renewal, cleansing, change, abundance, fertility, rebirth, nourishment, rejoice, and forgiveness.

Rain clouds are considered a magickal symbol of good future prospects.

And yet for some, rain can be depressing, frustrating, and dark.

Water is the unconscious so it isn’t a mystery why it would be felt as such, because it is symbolic of the mystery within the depths of you – a place not many want to venture, or can only manage dipping in, but not fully submerging.

It can feel like drowning to experience that darkness until you understand its potential for you to learn to navigate the waters and become adept like our cetacean friends and our primal shark family.

And yet that darker experience is also where the deepest cleansing takes place that supports you to rise again.

Cathartic purging, which the rain symbolizes so flowingly, will take you through a period of release as things rise to the surface to be washed away. It then may feel like hitting rock bottom, or a dark night of the soul. But this is where the inspiration sparks and the new awareness shines for renewal.

This is why rain symbolically embodies rebirth, as with that release comes water’s supportive energy for you to powerfully recreate yourself in a new and more empowered way.

You understand creative power, which is a dual process of deepening and releasing alongside inspiration and expression.

As I said that two dolphins appeared RIGHT where the waves break to shore (closer even than the photo I captured). Incredible! Seemed almost too close, but then they were making themselves known and bringing their joyous and playful energy to the watery domain many fear…inviting and beckoning us deeper to experience the release and freedom.

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The rain and water carries abundant fertile potentials.

It fuels imagination from the source of your feelings bursting forth into creative sparks.

It’s the energy of flow and perpetual change – the constant creative source of expression that purifies the soul.

I welcome this watery day and energy for which I’ll be reflecting in, painting in, strolling in, and cozying up surrounded in.

I’m accepting dolphin’s invite and seeing where they lead.

Neptune – God of the Sea – beckons too, as the RV next to us just left and all I caught was its name in the side window “Neptune”.

Will you accept the invitation deeper?

What might you discover that could bring greatest fulfillment and possibilities to your life if you do?

“Remember that every drop of rain that falls bears into the bosom of the earth a quality of beautiful fertility.”  ~George Henry Lewes

Inner Sanctum of Ecstatic Living ~ Some Words Before I Journey Deeper Within: A Farewell for Now


What I’m sharing in this post today comes from my last Newsletter, for the month of August, which I just sent out yesterday.

It’s the last one before I head off on my three month sabbatical, which begins on September 1st and goes through November 30th.

It’s an important one to share, although I will still be posting blogs up through August 31st, as it expresses my personal journey around this, which might mirror some of your own. But it is my last newsletter, since I do those monthly, only.

Since the people who read my blog and newsletter are very different, I’m sharing it here:

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A Farewell for Now

What’s happening in my personal experience?

I usually share a lot of collective inspiration that channels through each month, sprinkled with how that relates for me. And while that will still come through this month, it will take place by you discovering your own reflections in a more personal note of sharing this time that perhaps you might relate to, or find a seed of connection with, in some way.

As you know, I will be taking off on my 3 month personal sabbatical beginning September 1st. That’s just a month away now and oh so much to do before then, as so much has been rapidly unfolding since I made that decision!

I will be completely unplugged and unreachable, as I venture into my little creative bubble and have the opportunity to be purely with myself.

On the one hand, this experience feels like a long time coming, and on the other hand, it is divinely aligned and couldn’t have happened any sooner than it is.

It also happens to coincide with some big life changes taking place – no coincidence – and so the timing couldn’t be better if I’d actually planned it, and yet of course we know I did. 😉

It has all been divinely guided by my intuition and inner heart knowing. And then completely trusted and unwavering in that knowing, although remaining flexible to the flow of energy so it would all be effortless, rather than feel like work or forced in anyway, and surrendering it with intention for the highest good of all concerned.

Since many of you have been curious and asking, I thought I’d share what’s going on in a more intimate way, as I feel that transparency and vulnerability is important to create more of the same reflections collectively.

Maybe you’ll see yourself somewhere in my share, since nothing we do is energetically isolated to just us, alone.

What has led me here?

This personal sabbatical is not one where I’ll be traveling off to explore, nor is it about sitting in meditation and stillness. It’s like a complete soul reset where I get to choose not only from a clean slate in this life, but a clean soul slate in terms of my collective soul.

I’ve shared with a few people that I’ve been what I call, “soul tired.”

This is not a physical tiredness, nor is it an energetic drain from overwork. In fact, it has little to do with my actual human body, and yet has everything to do with both my human and Earthly incarnations as a soul, on the whole.

It actually is not easy to explain how it feels, unless you’re experiencing similar, but needless to say, it is a simultaneous experience of feeling death and birth both upon me.

It is coming to a place of rest, peace, and recognition of all that has been in my Earthly lives, all that has culminated throughout my soul “history” here, and being conscious of it all, understanding what I have been awaiting myself to realize, while having integrated it as well.

At times that has felt heavy, like a mourning while I review everything and make soul decisions (which will now be moment to moment and day to day at a whole new level where anything profound can take place in an instant), sometimes overwhelming, a fully encompassing soul exhaustion that literally wants to remove myself from everything, frustration knowing I’ve had to fully put closure to everything on all levels with loving release while I have been so ready soulfully to move on for over a year and have been living in the new reality already, and yet peacefully embraced with understanding at the same time, while also like a huge ecstatic relief and excitement.

It’s a recognition and reverence for it all, and involves having reviewed my soul records, realizing the contracts really ARE done, I’ve paid my dues so to speak, I’ve even finished the extensions I gave myself and in some cases didn’t realize I was living on still without need to, and knowing from here on out, it’s all up to me in a very new and freeing, expansive way, as to what I want to create, engage in, and invest my life vitality towards.

It always has been freedom of will and choice and yet there was also a personal soul responsibility I had chosen to agree to with all of me, and contracts my heart were in every way committed to see through.

I’m one of those souls, like many of you, who have been more than around the block here on Earth, incarnating more times than I can count and in more forms than you can imagine.

Things took their shift at the end of 2012, involving coming to realizations of closure, but have been in a state of not fully grasping that for many of us, and a time period of integrating what that meant for each individually and collectively.

I’d say that it didn’t fully in embodiment hit me on every level until the end of Summer, beginning of Fall, of last year 2014, although was coming through loudly all of 2014 and end of 2013.

A series of potent dream sequences (which were happening in real-soul-time) took place during that end of Summer, beginning of Fall time period that not only explicitly gave me these messages, activated an upgrade, and offered me the most freeing and yet defining choice of my Earthly soul-existence, but have changed the way in which I live, see, feel, and experience things in all ways.

Now, I am looking at this vast and boundless “space” before me, much like the black background of this newsletter, knowing that I get to purely create in each moment, with very fulfilling release from any contract to fulfill, and only having the responsibility of my essence guiding me.

No longer is it about “holding space”, but is now about “creating space.”

What will this look like?

In terms of my 3 month sabbatical, as mentioned, I won’t be in meditative stillness or off venturing around the world, but rather, will be involved in ecstatic creation during this time, as well as ecstatic embodiment, which will carry through thereafter.

This is an experience to a level never have I had before, but it’s also one that comes from the immensity of soul credit built up from all of the committed work invested.

I think many of you can relate to the weight of what I share in that without necessity for detailing, because you’ve experienced this, or are realizing and experiencing it now, and perhaps hadn’t known how to put it all into words.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be new, exciting challenges and evolutionary paths to embrace, but they are done with flow, harmony, and in the grace of essence simply unfolding creatively each moment by conscious choice.

I prefer the word “ecstasy” to “bliss”, although they share similar definitions.

Some definitions of ecstasy include:

  • rapturous delight
  • an overpowering emotion or exaltation
  • the frenzy of poetic inspiration
  • an emotional frenzy or trance-like state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self-transcendenceSo, I will be venturing into the inner sanctum of ecstatic living, and during my 3 months “off”, I will actually be very much “on” in terms of full body activation.

    This will be a time period of creative channeling based solely on where my heart is guided and nothing else.

    I have several creative projects wanting to channel through involving writing, art, soul music/musical immanence, and animals – both Cosmic and Earth connected. This will also be a time period for resetting the soul button, spending quality time with my beloveds, and most of all having a new relationship with myself and life to see where I choose to go next.

    Every moment being lived in the fullest, as if there may or may not be another tomorrow, as things are.

    Decisions will also be made during this time, as to what things will look like upon my return from this renewing and invigorating bubble, as I will also be putting together the things that have spoken to me to share with you.

    So, there will in fact be changes in store as to what offerings look like and what new things will be available for us to co-creatively engage in.

    This includes, for me, a new life of greater simplicity and ease to take in everything in a whole new, yet most naturally-me way.

    Loving life from the multi-dimensionally empowered perspective with utter freedom of will and choice at every turn. Cosmic me fully integrated with Earthly me.

    I realized this was actually integrating visibly when yesterday a man stopped me while I was out waiting for friends to join me for lunch, to discuss my tattoos (I wore a backless top). I turned around and he proceeded to ask me what I do, sharing he was a “psychic”, only to stop in the midst of his sentence, leaning in and peering closer at my eyes and said, “You have stars in your eyes, did you know that?”

    On the physical level he was speaking to the amber gold star-like burst around my pupils sitting in my blue/green eyes. But on another level, it then hit me that what I’ve been embracing embodiment of more was taking form, as he continued with “You Star People…”

    What else is happening?

    I also mentioned that my decision to take this 3 month time off also “happens” to coincide with some life changes that have been expedited quite rapidly since announcing this, and returning from activating in Indiana with Laura, reclaiming, acknowledging, releasing, and seeding in Sedona, as well as reconnecting with my essence with the horses in British Columbia. Not to mention the two big trips to Iceland and Peru I knew I had to take and did at onset of this year that kick-started it all.

    I can’t begin to tell you all of the extremely magickal details that have been unfolding to manifest what is happening.

    And, truth be known…I have simply connected with full heart, body, mind, and soul what I knew in my heart I wanted. Then, trusted implicitly, regardless of the hurdles that were around, or what appeared on the outside, and without need to know how.

    My entire life has shifted in reflection to my personal shifts embraced. I know you know what I mean and have experienced how that works yourself.

    EMBODY the change….SEE the change.

    In a nutshell, one thing after another has continued to fall into place…and not just “any” place, but so divinely aligned it could only be the magick of essence embodiment manifest.

    That said, in a matter of one and a half weeks, the house has been rented for three years to the most perfect, dear family and friends, this weekend the RV and car to be towed are all on their way here, all the upgrades will be started next week on the RV, I’m plugging through finalizing my work this month, the bunnies are loving best friends and both got clean bills of health from the vet through blood tests, etc. – so they’re ready to go, and amazing things keep showing up daily not only for me, but everyone I know around me.

    It’s incredible how much has shifted. And while it seems overnight, it has been a process of continued belief, dedication, and moving forward.

    No matter what I heard or any thing that would arise that seemed to halt things, I knew there was a reason and I knew it wouldn’t change what I wanted and saw happening. If a temporary road block appeared, I knew it meant to relax and realize that I was to be patient for a better and more aligned moment and experience that was on the threshold.

    So, October 15th is the official hand-over-of-the-house-to-amazing-souls-day that will also be caring for my beloved Garden Tower and garden. And the beginning of October will see the move from house to RV. YAY!!

    For now, we’ll be in an RV park in Orange County, until the next leg of the journey comes together and reveals itself. I don’t know how the next thing is going to happen, but I do know that it will.

    This was what needed to be done first and because it wasn’t forced, but flowed with…waiting just for the precise moment to leap, it all came together seamlessly.

    It’s a balance of intention without attachment or expectation, full embodiment of the new even though it isn’t here yet, flowing with the energy rather than forcing it, not allowing setbacks to deter you or discourage you, realizing the perfection of what shows up, and then courageously leaping when there’s a green light. Plus, don’t forget to intend everything for the highest good of all concerned to create the most harmonious and love-centered experience for everyone involved.

    The Universe then supports you tenfold.

    One step at a time…and it’s all about taking the steps without need to know how.

    And I KNOW the rest is going to unfold once this all takes place.

    So YES, I will be extremely busy this month of August, which is why I’m getting this very last newsletter out right away (coinciding with the potent Aquarius Full Blue Moon) before I head off on my sabbatical, as I’ll be working on projects I have to complete by August 31st, while starting to work on all that needs to be done for the life shift.

    (While I’ve always been about the Moon, everything Sun-filled with juicy Golden Light has my attention these days…working with both the Shadow and Light for depth of integration and expansion.)

    All of the preparations and getting grounded with these new life shifts will stem into my first month “off”, combining both my creative process with what I’m creating in a literal physical way, to mirror my heart’s desire of ecstatic living to support the inspirational channeling process.

    Essence and heart focus equals collective service automatically.

    Do I believe?

    You’re darn right I do and I have all my life, despite any and all experiences I’ve been through.

    It’s what has gotten me this far and how I’ve created what I have despite and because of all the challenges faced.

    My belief in things is unwavering, despite what people think of me for what I believe, or even for how I choose to live my life.

    And one of the things I believe in is you, too.

    I wish each and every one of you your heart’s desires and hope to see you on the other end of my sabbatical, sharing in your own version of ecstatic living.

    I look forward to sharing and connecting more then.

    In love and creative magick,

    Tania Marie

P.S. Remember I’m still available to discuss inquiries or questions through August 31st. So if there’s something you’ve been interested in knowing about or wanting to share, now’s the time this month to do so, as I won’t be available for the following 3 months after, beginning September 1st.

Color and Creativity


While I’ve been immersed in painting recently, I’ve been once again in awe of color.

Oh how I love color!

I love vibrant color.

I love soft, muted color.

I love surprise color blends.

I love playing with new color combinations and creating the perfect, sensual harmony that reflects the vibration of each energy that is channeling through.

Colors are energy frequencies that I sense on all levels…I feel them, hear them, taste them, smell them, see them….and they appear through inner vision/feeling and music.

As an artist I feel that tapping into the boundless possibilities of creative energy is a reflection of my expansiveness in growth.

The more I discover and channel through personal expression, the more I expand, deepen, evolve, increase my vibration and vitality, and create doors to new possibilities.

This creative energy isn’t just limited to artists, but is available to anyone who desires to push the envelope of their personal expressiveness in life.

Creative energy is one of the most powerful things that there is. Exercising your imagination is invaluable.

How do you tap into the well of your creativity?

May the Long Time Sun Shine Upon You


A beautiful message and innocence to begin your day with, by allowing the purity of your creative self-expression to light the way. Let this kind of authenticity pierce your soul.

Time Off for Exercising Freedom of Creative Self-Expression PLUS Huge Sale on Visionary Art


What does freedom mean to me? It means realizing at any moment I can always choose to connect with and trust the pure spirit I am, beyond the stories, and allow this part to always guide me in harmonious ways for the highest good of all concerned. It means loving the Divine within me that is connected to the Divine within All That Is and letting that love flow freely, knowing I am always free to choose differently, see differently, speak differently, feel differently, act and respond differently…all from love.

Freedom is always knowing I have the ability to “be” myself. That is MY choice. Freedom is knowing I can rewrite any part of my experience from the now moment and have the opportunity to live more authentically and passionately by simply deciding to do so. Freedom is realizing and embodying the Universal law of Free Will knowing I can transcend and minimize the impact of experiences by choosing to allow things to flow through me without attachment and can always return to centered, natural balance. Freedom is knowing I am an empowered being and by being conscious, I can create the change I want, by choosing to be the change.

And all of this is something that is available to me every moment of every day.

As Shakti Gawain shares:

“When I’m trusting and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.”

“What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.”

“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.”

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.”

So today, one way I am exercising my freedom, is to choose to trust and support the spirit within me and honor its expression, knowing it will guide me in the highest and most harmonious of ways. My well being equates to the same potential for others and my ability to give more.

Before I left to Bimini to host the Summer Solstice Retreat, I mentioned that upon return I would be taking some time off to focus on painting. While in Bimini, I also made that intention that I would paint more and when I got back online from my time away, I found some commissions awaiting me. 🙂

So that creative channeling time kicks off now – perfect timing with having settled back in, with Mercury Retrograde’s wonderful support for going within, balancing, staying in my heart, and allowing the flow to wash through me for the new, and for integrating things deeper.

I am choosing to honor my soul need to nurture the creative being that I am, which I know in turn provides unlimitedly in ways beyond myself.

I will likely take off through the end of July, subject to shift depending upon what comes through (always keeping on my flexible toes), but for now it’s time to step into my Pisces realm fully for a while and allow more creations that would like to flow through, to do so. This is my way of keeping balanced and nurturing the parts of me that keep me vibrant and enlivened for everything else that I do. A very important thing for each of us to do, I believe – to find the balance and to do the things your heart is guiding you to express.

What would help YOU to feel more balanced in your life? When you answer that, then ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing some of what you know would nurture you in profound ways? You do have the freedom to choose differently at any moment.

During this time of creating, I will also be in receiving mode to channel guidance on the new directions and things that are in the works and will be finishing/catching up on some other creative projects like sacred tattoo designs during this time, but will not be taking on any new work until I’ve done some creativity output of my own.

The creative time will be perfect for channeling and receiving and a way to reset into the new. Creation and innovation/visionary mode rocks!

I will still be posting what comes through to share and you can still contact me to set up Reiki classes, sessions, or commission my design or painting services. This time off to create and envision just means I won’t be able to schedule or work on anything other than my current creative focuses until, on, or around August 1st. It’s just me designating specific quality, creative channeling time. So just keep that in mind.

That being said, remember also that things like commissioned sacred tattoo designs, as well as paintings, I do in the order I receive the requests and deposits. So if you do have something you’d like created, you can set that up with me during this time, so it will be the first thing I get on once I’m back in the saddle come August 1st. 😉

This all coincides synchronously, with 2 potential upcoming art showcases as well that I just received interest in my work for, so as always, timing is aligned. I’ll keep you posted on those when I finalize details.

In the meantime, in the spirit of creative abundance and creating space for the new, I have been guided to offer my paintings and prints at huge discount. It seems that the Universe has plans to move a lot of creativity through me over the months to come, so I need to free up space to house the new creations. That, along with my receiving that the energy of the other paintings is needing to work with people in a bigger way (rather than sit in the dark not doing their facilitation work), makes me, as always, ready to gift away.

So, this sale will be for the original pieces and giclee  prints I have on hand as inventory from shows and are the last “in stock” items – NOT for orders of new giclee prints. And only for the particular originals that are listed, as others are meant to remain with me still until the right aligned timing for them as well, due to their energetic frequency.

The list of what IS available can be found below, which includes some of my and other’s most beloved and powerful paintings. So, if you’ve been energetically drawn to any of these, now is the time to snatch them up while Universe is moving them through.

These are the prints and originals that are available at unbelievable prices. You can view the originals  and information at the link here in the Galleries 1, 3 and 5: Gallery of Creations.

There is no expiration date on the sale. Sale ends when all pieces are gone. 🙂

If you are interested in more than one, contact me for a group pricing special.

Prices DO NOT include shipping. If you prefer to cut down on shipping costs, I can have any original or canvas giclee taken off the bars and rolled instead when shipped:

Celestial Birthing – 20″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Original – Was $799, now ONLY $200 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Celestial Birthing

Heart Sanctum ~ Love In, Love Out – 30″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Original – Was $699, now ONLY $175

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Heart Sanctum

Awakening – 30″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas Original – Was $999, now ONLY$350

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Awakening

A WALK BETWEEN WORLDS “Hatun Karpay of the Nagual” (The Great Initiation of the Nagual/ Powerful Shaman) – 36″ x 48″ Oil on Canvas Original – Was $1999, now ONLY $450 – STILL AVAILABLE and Giclee on Fine Art Paper 19″ x 25″ – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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A Walk Between Worlds

REBIRTH ~ CHILDREN OF THE NEW EARTH “A New Generation Consciously Loving and Co-creating” – 30″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Original – Was $699, now ONLY $175 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth

Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth

COSMIC TREE ~ HEART OF SKY “Mayan Cosmology of Creation” – 30″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas Original – Was $699, now ONLY $175 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Cosmic Tree ~ Heart of Sky

In Lak’ech Series Giclees on Canvas and Fine Art Paper:

Fire (Hanging Gardens of Babylon/Ancient Sumeria)

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $1999, now ONLY $250

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $399, now ONLY $45

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (6 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25 – SOLD – Only 5 AVAILABLE

– 10″ x 10″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper without Border – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Fire

Air (Ancient Druids and Celtic Ireland) 

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $1999, now ONLY $250

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $399, now ONLY $45 – (2 Available) SOLD – Only 1 AVAILABLE

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (5 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25

– 10″ x 10″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper without Border – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Air

Earth (Ancient Egypt) 

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $2999, now ONLY $350

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $1999, now ONLY $250

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $399, now ONLY $45 (2 Available)

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (2 available) – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (4 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25

– 10″ x 10″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper without Border – Was $75, now ONLY $20

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Earth

Water (Atlantis and Lemuria)

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (4 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25

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Water

Spirit (Creating the New Cosmic Earth)

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Spirit

Universal ARKitecture Giclees on Fine Art Paper with Deckle Edge:

Garden of the Gods (Ocelot) – 6″ x 9″ – Was $65, now ONLY $20 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Garden of the Gods

Visions of Atlantis (Dolphins) – 8″ x 10 1/2″ – Was $80, now ONLY $22 (4 available)

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Visions of Atlantis

The Child In Us (Porcupine) – 6″ x 6″ – was $50, now ONLY $15 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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The Child In Us

Once In A Blue Moon (Rabbits) – 8″ x 8″ – Was $75, now ONLY $18 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Once in a Blue Moon

Contact me at tania@taniamarie.com with any questions and to order. Only a few of the prints have more than one available. So if something speaks to you, don’t hesitate, as once it is gone, there are no more. Especially in terms of the originals. This is a chance to own a piece of original work at huge bargain, as well as to have giclee prints of potent and popular series work.

Guest Article: Art as Therapy for Mental Health Issues by Ryan Rivera of Calm Clinic


artI love the continual synchronicity that takes place these days. Today’s post is a guest article from Ryan Rivera, Publisher and Founder of Calm Clinic. His article touches on his insights about “art as therapy” for mental health issues.

I found his article synchronous for several reasons. I, myself, find art to be very therapeutic in my own life and feel that it can have a powerfully transformative effect on the many who are challenged by different forms of anxiety and stress. It also coincides with one of my current focuses of gearing up to teach art workshops: Creating Life as a Work of Art – offering personal and spiritual growth through the process of creative expression.

So when Ryan contacted me with his article we felt it to be a good fit to share.

A little about Ryan:

Ryan Rivera has spent 7 years of his life suffering from, as he calls it, the “whole package” – panic attacks, severe anxiety, agoraphobia, social anxiety, unbearable physical symptoms, headaches, neck pains, constant tension, diarrhea, palpitations, pounding heart. After trying numerous different treatments for his anxiety (including various medications) a tipping-point in his life made him overcome his emotional problems. Ryan made a number of “huge leaps” toward anxiety elimination and a more fulfilling life. His successes inspired and gave him determination to help other people who suffer from the same condition as he did and show them the light at the end of the tunnel.

His website, Calm Clinic, offers a plethora of information and help for panic and anxiety sufferers in manageable and holistic ways. He reveals the reality about medications and quick fixes, and offers insights and a variety of helpful tips so you can make educated decisions. He feels that curing the issues is a process and long term plans, as well as realistic strategies and tips, can help daily reduction of experiences. Some of these include: exercise, better sleep, understanding your anxiety, breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques, lifestyle and dietary changes, eliminating stimulants and destructive habits, improving your internal dialogue, etc. –  art therapy being one of the ways you can support this process.

Here is Ryan’s article:

 

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My friend is a talented artist. She puts her heart and soul into her work. She paints from her emotion, without reference objects or photos to ensure that her work is realistic or clean. She has never been good at math or science or writing, but she is the definition of art: a person that puts the way they feel on paper, without worrying about marketability or social acceptance.

But while she has an artist’s soul, she lacks an artist’s technical talent. She couldn’t paint an accurate still-life, even with all the time in the world, and any time she attempts to paint people they end up looking like fan art anime characters. This lack of technical talent has made it difficult to find a career in art, where many galleries want proof of technical talent before they accept the value of a person’s art.

Yet this hasn’t stopped her in the slightest. She continues to paint away, subsidizing her art with a low salary cashiering job. One day I asked her how she stays motivated, even with all of the gallery rejections, and she shrugged and said “it makes me feel better.”

art therapyUsing Art As An Outlet

I strongly believe that my friend is going to be accepted within the artist community someday soon. All it takes is that one gallery owner – or that one coffee shop owner – to realize her talent as a true artist and she’s destined for great things. But what struck me most was that even if she didn’t become a “successful artist,” she didn’t care. Her art made her happy. Her art made her content. And that is the definition of success.

Art has long been considered a creative emotional outlet. Many artists – both those with severe mental health issues and those without – have turned to art as a way of releasing their emotions. But what is it about art that makes it so valuable?

Little research has been completed on art therapy for adult populations. But there are several reasons that engaging in art may be valuable for dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues:

  • Healthy Distraction – Its primary benefit is as a distraction. What many people don’t realize is that anxiety affects the way you think. It’s natural to want to be “alone” when stressed, but when you’re alone your mind has a tendency to focus and dwell on negative feelings and experiences. Art is a healthy way to relieve that distraction. You cannot do art without focus, and so it stops you from focusing too much on negative thoughts.
  • Accomplishment – Art also provides a feeling of accomplishment. With each stroke, you add something to the art piece, giving you a sense that you’re completing something meaningful to you. Not everyone completes their art, but most people still feel that positive feeling of accomplishment as they continue working on the piece.
  • Emotional Outlet – It’s widely believed that art also gives you a chance to express yourself on paper. The piece itself is often based on what is on the person’s mind and how they feel, and many scientists believe that color choices and painting/drawing styles may change depending on the mood of the artist.

There are so many reasons to believe that art itself is a powerful tool for controlling anxiety and depression symptoms, that it should arguably be one of the first tools that experts use to help people with their daily coping needs.

cat-artAn Anxiety Solution

Is art itself likely to cure someone of all of their anxieties and stresses? Probably not. Anxiety goes much deeper than any single outlet can provide, and most people turn to art as a way to express thoughts and emotions that are the result of anxiety – not stop that anxiety from coming altogether.

But as a coping tool, art has some very profound benefits, and it is absolutely worth exploring regardless of your own artistic talents.

About the Author: Ryan Rivera has used art regularly for years as one of his daily stress coping tools. His anxiety information strategies can be found at Calm Clinic.  

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