“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
While others indeed help open collective doorways, pave potential opportunities, and clear some of the debris and challenge along the way, only you can be you!
Even though you might share a similar energy stream with others, bringing your authenticity, voice, and heart into things will create a path that is yours alone and will need to be carved by only the frequency you carry.
Hence, courage to journey into the unknown and support the way that most aligns with you, will take you down a path where your own light will bring clarity with each step taken.
I recently put out my last newsletter for 2016 and the first in quite a while, which was titled the same as this post.
Since I hadn’t shared one in a while and it has my end of year message and updates, I’ll share a link here for my blog community: Opening New Doorways to You and if you’d be interested in receiving upcoming newsletters for 2017, you can join my email list there as well.
If you don’t get around to reading the newsletter, I just wanted to share a few of the personal updates that are going on for me and the rest you can explore if you feel so called through my newsletter.
As mentioned, we’re currently hunkered down for the next 5 or so months in Lake Tahoe, which is proving to be just as I knew, very supportive and inspiring for my current focuses.
2017 will be very exciting for all I feel with its opening renewal of fresh energy and opportunities. And I’ll be revealing some of the things I’m working on during that time as they become ready. I feel like it’s a year of a lot of newness and creativity for everyone to bring forth and lead in new ways.
I will share that I do have a new book on its way and am excited about it. For now, I’m thoroughly enjoying immersing in the flow of inspiration channeling through.
This includes the my passion for channeling creativity in many ways. And as my newsletter shares, I’ve re-entered the Instagram world after over a year hiatus from there.
“It’s a creative outlet for all the photos, as a visionary artist, I love taking and sharing to spread the energy I see in everyday life and a quick way to share while I’m unable to write long daily blogs at this time. I’m still blogging and still on Facebook, but all things readjust to support the balance needed.
So if you are interested in quick inspirational photos, creativity, short supportive words and ideas for intentional, abundant, joyous, and conscious living, how to create everyday alchemy, loving reminders, and all things magickal, I am back on there and am enjoying reconnecting with my old and new friends there . Feeling so inspired and heart-full by the things I see.”
You can find me on there as @taniamarieartist
And although we’re grounded for a while, the adventurer and cosmic pilgrim in me is always being called, so there are travels upcoming and opportunities to potentially connect if you’re in that area.
This includes returning to Southern California for the long Christmas weekend to visit Dave’s family and handle our storage unit there, but will be limited to what is already planned. We’re looking forward to staying in the magickal Topanga Canyon/Malibu area during our time there and are bringing along the kitty babies.
Sedona calls in March, which is exciting. It will be half family trip focused and half personal for things we’re exploring. Looking forward to seeing a couple of friends while there.
And our Australia trip has been confirmed for March and will be likely a 3 week trip, which includes 2 weeks for a big event Dave has been invited as keynote speaker for around his book Meatonomics, which will take us through 7 cities. Then we’ll enjoy some personal exploring, which we’re still feeling into and seeing what we can manage time-wise, but could possibly include Easter Island and/or New Zealand. Dates upcoming and hopefully friend connections can take place while there.
I so look forward to the unfolding adventures ahead, which are constantly creating themselves and unfolding in expansive and surprisingly welcome ways. It’s truly exciting to watch how things align and unveil themselves the more we get in touch with our authenticity, personal frequencies, vulnerability, and are open to embracing our boundlessly creative energy as abundant beings.
New doorways await us all to step through! The fun part is in choosing which ones you’d like to explore, as you close others behind you and new ones keep presenting themselves with every choice you courageously make.
This New Moon in Sagittarius drew out the Truth and offered us opportunity to expand into our empowerment. These crystal beings were my partners for this journey.
I listen to their essence and intuitively am drawn to which crystals would assist most greatly with current focuses and align most fluidly with the energies.
How do you harness the energies available?
Ritual, intention, going within, creating sacred space and sacred presence, inviting crystal beings, elementals, your higher self and divine forces into your daily practice, meditation, nature communing, creative self expression, greater wholeness of being…?
There are so many ways you can live life with conscious intention and work with all that is available to you to create alchemy.
Whether you utilize tools, modalities, your unique gifts, etc. the power lies within you above all else and the rest is your access to remember and stand in that truth and strength.
I’ve been blessed to have many crystal friends over the course of the years that have assisted me in knowing myself and harnessing my gifts to greater depths.
Many have moved on to assist others (including these 2 amazing herkimer diamonds above) and nearly all moved forth to new guardians both during a public and most recent private offering directly after that, leaving me with the least amount of crystals I’ve had (not counting crystal jewelry) in my presence.
I’d been guided that the last 20 (which includes 3 crystal wands) hold the frequencies of my current path and are some of my most cherished friends connected in some cases with my beloved rabbit companions who have moved on.
At some point some of these may be ready to assist others, and like now, I know that letting go is what opens new doorways and new experiences and friends to join me.
It’s amazing to observe how our lives evolve and the reflections of those changes all around us.
In many ways I’ve seen nearly all of what my life was released to the collective well to make room for the new in my own, which others have opened for me, and to allow others to step into their own versions of space I used to hold.
It’s such a beautiful process and journey we are creating together and trickling out to one another by letting go and embracing simultaneously.
I’m so excited about the new recreation of my life and life’s work and look forward to sharing it all with you, as I also look forward to witnessing and experiencing your new.
There is so much creative expression being channeled right now and new versions of everything that’s ever been, which is awesome!
Dare to create outside of the box and don’t try to be like anyone else or fit yourself into a limiting definition and paradigm that squeezes the life out of you.
Your courage to create new and more expansive versions of you creates potential for us all.
Our six week journey through Utah has taken us to some amazing National Parks where the experiences have been profoundly shifting and perfectly sequenced in a process of deep unfolding.
Yesterday, we arrived at the last of six parks – Arches – and immediately I knew it was my favorite. Not that each hasn’t been spectacular and connective for me, as they have big time! But the energy at Arches and the portals and rock formation spirits just spoke to a certain part of me that I can’t explain.
Perhaps it is because this concluded a journey here in Utah that has been opening, then extremely deepening and at times dark in those wombs and ancient energies, helping me to retrieve, integrate, and move through personal and collective stuff, then arriving at this land of magick portals and gateways to the otherworlds that brought out a sense of movement, flow, and cosmic journeying to the next phase along the path – actually walking through the doorways of newness becoming.
Even the entrance into the park just had me excited, as you come off of the highway and go through a much more official looking entrance with high gate entries and then ascend, zig-zagging up the walls of the cliffs to the plateau that Arches sits atop.
You then enter land of many other worlds, where beings, guardians, sentinels, time travelers, record and gate keepers await you.
There are many lands here to visit, many doorways to walk through, and many portals to what ever reality you want to create.
All to be met with a pure heart, which will be the key to unlock doors.
It seems no coincidence we also are staying at Archview RV park and look out on Arches from our home.
Everyday taking in the sunrises rich with promise and looking into the portals I can see ahead in the rocks, reflecting the constant forward movement I am committed to without complacency and with so much belief.
One of my most powerful spirit guides was with me yesterday, from start to end, as in the morning just as the sun was about to peak above the horizon I saw a Desert Cottontail appear out front and run into the bushes.
And then in the late afternoon when we arrived at the first portal – the North Window – and I’d climbed over the threshold to the other side, sinking into the rocks so that I was out of view from anyone on the other side, a Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit appeared below just as I looked down…disappearing into the bushes again.
Since the one in the morning was on one side of the arches and Arches National Park, and the next was after I walked through the first Window, I feel they are guiding me through to the next reality of life I am creating.
It is a journey of courageous embrace and the willingness to put it all out there for myself or anyone else to see.
I once was afraid, repressed, hidden, discouraged, and tormented…but now I dance with these energies and work their alchemy, just as Rabbit teaches us to harness our fragility and fears into agility, cleverness, spontaneous decisive movement led by intuition, and guides us into the shadow world to face our fears with vulnerable, wise embrace and humility.
They are highly sensitive and teach us to lead by our own wits, live in balance, and to receive, strengthen, and understand the hidden teachings and intuitive messages around us.
There is strength in the quiet softness of even the most sensitive and fragile beings and like Rabbit we can leap and bound through portals of growth when we own that strength.
So I continue to follow the Rabbit within me, the Sacred Embodiment of Universal Creative Powers, to guide me on, to birth the Cosmic Egg of boundless potential.
And yesterday I felt the joy of moving as the Rabbit through these portals of growth and journeys through Great Mystery, as we explored the North and South Windows, Turret Arch, Double Arch, and Balanced Rock trails.
I felt like the Windows were not only doorways, but places to see our reflection, like mirrors, or like the reflective gateway in the Neverending Story one must face to pass through, which shows Atreyu what he truly is inside.
Turret Arch was an ancient gateway that led to points on your soul journey to retrieve.
Double Arch was a double portal where one could soar if they could walk the Earth and Cosmic path as one.
This is where we spent the most time and I sat under the arches to receive.
It is there that I saw what appeared to be a Unicorn – Master of the Light – then felt and saw very tall, soaring light beings all around and inside the Arch.
The light was shining through and upon me, and I then laid back to look through both arches at once, centered at middle, looking into the light of both realms.
We then concluded at Balanced Rock where we integrated further and rooted that energy with strength.
It was an amazing rock demonstrating our ability to hold energy in a way that seems to defy dynamics as you know them.
I sat here under Balanced Rock and embraced the wisdom of these giants and boundless energies around me that both diminished me in size relative to theirs, but expanded my boundaries and melded me into that eternal vastness.
Can you find me here at center?
The energy was playful, uplifting, inspiring, and yet very grounded.
This was not airy Faery energy, although I did feel light, but instead were the foundations of Earth-based freedom available to us as the Cosmic beings that we are.
These Faeries were in tall, “angelic” or “cosmic” form appearing as light beings, alongside a council of Cosmic Ancients.
They are the ones I saw all around in a sacred circle at the Double Arch.
And as I felt to pull a card from my Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle deck, you won’t believe that it was the very same one that Laura posted about in her blog this morning, so similar to mine today titled Sync Winks and Faery Portals.
You can see that card at her link and some of its meaning, including:
“Being able to see change ahead, but not knowing how to deal with it. Understanding that in order to learn something new, one must forget what one thinks one knows. Getting ‘down’ to the level of others who you do not know. Receiving messages from nature. Understanding that wonderment is the natural process of change.”
Indeed I have been unlearning everything and rewriting it all by my heart and the guidance received through it, one step, sometimes leaps, at a time.
The card also shares:
“Truly in order to reach the wonderment of Faery, you must become “smaller”. But that does not mean to become a reduced version of yourself. Rather, it means to approach them, or whatever situation is currently at and, as a beginner, a walker in a new land, and to be humble and willing to learn. This threshold will see her walk into another land, but she will still be able to walk in her own. See the light pouring through – through this humble doorway is en-LIGHT-enment. Meaning more knowledge, understanding and the ability to communicate. She is peering through this doorway, through which light can shine into the darkening world of humans. A world that is only darkened by the thought forms that provide a kind of emotional pollution in our world. She is ready to step through, to allow her imagination’s wisdom to lead her into new realms, and to accept the mystery of Faery communication….
As a result, her life’s work will start now, and she will find herself in the right place at the right time. As long as her relationship with nature remains pure and strong, so too will her relationship with the natural world…”
Wow, this is exactly what I felt at Double Arch in the vision of the Light Beings around me, humbled and ready to receive their wisdom, as the awakening flow of life force within my veins and DNA that stands in their reflection.
I have felt the dichotomy of becoming smaller, while simultaneously expanding.
And as always I turn to you, since we are collectively connected and ask, where do YOU feel within yourself the opportunities to walk into new realms with fresh wonderment and humble willingness to relearn all you thought you knew?
Are you willing to let it all go and allow the deep, ancient, cosmic wisdom take you by the hand into the Great Mystery?
I invite you to walk your own unique journey alongside me and face your path with curious embrace.
It is 11:11 am here, as I conclude this share.
A portal has opened for us to walk through indeed.
Humanity has been awakening to a whole new experience, where rapid,
collective vibrational changes are taking place on the planet. Changes that
call for adjustments to be made on our part, where shifting to a path
of harmony involves consciously moving out of the current path of convenience.
Accelerated vibrations are rapidly increasing and needing to be embraced, but this
does not insinuate a “better than” feeling towards current vibrations. They are simply different and in need of compassionate integration, as all parts create the whole. Evolution is rapidly upon us, as we are called to remember and reactivate the beingness of the light bodies we once knew. We are phase shifting from one experience to a multi-dimensional experience, as we journey through the opening doorways we are manifesting with this
Earth is mirroring the shift movement taking place and experiencing a
birthing cycle in response. In this way, she is able to match the vibrational
changes we are moving into. In order to aid her in this transition and work in
harmony with the process, more conscious awareness and choices become
prevalent, as well as the need to always act from the knowingness of our
hearts. Challenges can be avoided, if we realize our connective thread and
choose to assist with the love of our light beingness. It is our natural
ability to adapt and to walk the Earth with harmonic presence.
We are all treasured children of Earth. She awaits our reciprocating support
and love during these vital transitions. Awareness, respect, nurturing, and love:
ingredients to cultivate the New Earth and a connective, joyful experience of
We are the guardians of our Earth and she relies on our honoring this
partnership with her. And the most powerful way we can support one another
cohesively, is to be a shining example of unconditional love. It’s simply the choice to be a
joyful being in every moment through love, honor, and conscious choices. We
have a profound affect on others in the smallest of ways. Just saying what is
in your heart reflects more power than any act of force or attached expectations. We are not here to proselytize another.
We are simply here on a joy quest to master the art of devouring the beauty of life. Allow the law of attraction to unfold, as it knows how to do the work on its own. Those attracted to you either are those that will get “it,” or they are those in search of “it.” “It” meaning, what you are emanating from the heart that others resonate with. Not much is necessary to be done or said. A simple, joy and love-filled smile from you can say it all.
Interesting piece of trivia: Did you know that if you rearrange the letters in the word “HEART” you get “EARTH” and vice versa? This is very significant symbolically in connecting the two vibrationally. When the frequency and vibration of our Hearts change,
so too does the Earth’s frequency, as a direct mirroring reflection. One is not
isolated from the other and so when we consciously expand our capacities for
compassion, non-judgment, and conscious awareness through unconditional love,
global change is inevitable and Mother Earth will flourish with the same joy.
I love the magic in seemingly arbitrary things we take for granted.
A way to this new experience of ever-loving, harmonious, magical, abundant, joyous, expansive synchronicity, is in finding it increasingly important to move towards peacefully cocreating with conscious awareness. There is power in one, but the power of many is unimaginably potent. Moving from duality to Unity Consciousness creates change towards
a balanced New Earth experience. And part of that balance involves a new
partnership between “Awakened Humanity” and the “Elemental Kingdoms of Nature” together with the other “Kingdoms of Consciousness.” New relationships between Humanity and Nature are increasingly magnified in significance now more than ever.
Living with respect, love, and with compassionate sharing helps us to no longer feel alone.
Together we have much beauty to experience and so much more we can achieve. Becoming skilled with cocreative processes aligns and activates evolutionary vibrations to bring us closer to Source/All That Is/The Universe/Our God Essence.
I believe it’s never too late. We can manifest change in the here and now, that will transform the present, create a bright new future, and reshape the past. Our power is in
the present moment. With every thought, belief, feeling, and action, it is possible
to create miracles in the now. We need to believe and nurture a bit
of that childlike hope we once had.
The animals have messages to share with us as well. We need only to listen and
resonate with their vibrations in order to receive it. With intelligence and
conscious awareness comes responsibility. The animals have been communicating the
Universe’s transitions. They’re showing us how our choices are affecting the
Earth. It is no mystery that change is needed. There is so much we can learn and share from and with them. They remind us of the beauty of our Earthly existenece and the need for integration of all of our parts. As we progress intellectually and spiritually, we mustn’t forget our emotions and our physical bodies and the beauty that manifests when we
harmonize them into intuitive, instinctual sychronicity.
May the peace of the nature of the cosmos be in each and every one of us.