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Love is the Bridge – Quotes to Inspire Living From the Heart & My Own Emerald Bridge Journey


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My photo capture titled “Emerald Bridge” – Zion National Park, Utah

Every time I work on a bunch of new editing preparations for my website, (which will be up shortly) it is an opportunity for me to mindfully review my life path and service focuses and to make sure that everything is consistent with the integrity of my heart and the messages I want to put out to the collective.

While I was getting things together for my web designer, David Tarin, yesterday, to update from all the shifts and new things evolving, I was immersed in breathing in the meaning behind my choice of company names again (which I see more as an energetic entity conveying a symbolic message), and how it helps to reiterate the journey I resonate with walking.

For anyone who doesn’t know, my company name is Emerald Bridge, which was divinely inspired as a reflection of the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is the source of powerful, creative and unconditional love energy that acts an an energetic “bridge” and balancing integrator between opposites: body and spirit, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity, 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 that match its frequency. It is from this place of peaceful centeredness that love emanates as Divine power.

And so Emerald Bridge (a compassionately conscious business) was born as a merging of body and spirit through the heart with visionary healing arts services that would help spread unconditional love across the globe. It’s been my hope to inspire a return to natural harmony within and without and to help cultivate authentic self-expression, bring people together in joyful co-creation, and support a remembrance and embrace of your own Divinity.

When I was visiting Zion National Park in Utah just a few weeks ago, I was mesmerized by the visions I saw that enchanted my heart. We took a trail that led to the “Emerald Pools,” as they are called, and they were just that – a lovely emerald green shade, as was the river that flowed along the banks, which you can see in the image I shared. We had to traverse a bridge over the beautiful green, flowing water and on this approaching-snow-fall-day, everything surrounding us had this stunning green shade to it – from delicate and mystical, to enlivening and vibrant emerald shades. It was so magickal and instantly, as I looked at the view you see captured in the photo, I said, this is such a perfect reflection of the essence of Emerald Bridge to me.

Every moment is an opportunity to live from the heart and by my choosing a company name that reflects this, I have once again created my life as a symbolic expression of what’s most meaningful to me to be mindful of embodying at every step of the journey.

Some quotes to inspire your own heart-embracing:

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. ~Stephen Levine

The physical heart is our strongest muscle; it also functions as the core of our feeling dimension.  Like any muscle, the heart grows stronger with use.  By creating a feeling connection between our heart and our voice, thought, touch, sight and hearing, we instantly access the safest, most accessible method for opening the heart.  We create this feeling connection by allowing awareness to penetrate the heart.  The moment this connection occurs we contact the love of our Higher Self; we transcend fear, sorrow, and anger; and we heal ourselves and others. ~Dan Millman

The Way is not in the sky.  The way is in the heart. ~Buddha 

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart. ~Mahatma Gandhi

I stand before what is with an open heart. And with an open heart I dwell in possibility. ~Macrina Wiederkehr

In our deepest moments of struggle, frustration, fear, and confusion, we are being called upon to reach in and touch our hearts. Then, we will know what to do, what to say, how to be.  What is right is always in our deepest heart of hearts.  It is from the deepest part of our hearts that we are capable of reaching out and touching another human being.  It is, after all, one heart touching another heart. ~Roberta Sage Hamilton

The heart is the place where we live our passions.  It is frail and easily broken, but wonderfully resilient.  There is no point in trying to deceive the heart.  It depends upon our honesty for its survival. ~Leo Buscaglia 

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. ~Mahatma Gandhi 

There is also a self-contained guru principle that operates within each individual.  In his book Healing Mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand writes, “The true guru is not some person to whom you give complete and slavish obedience. The true guru is a principle that resides in your own heart.  …  In Sanskrit, this guru principle is called the upaguru, or “teacher without form.'” So in the ultimate sense you can serve as your own guru, the finder of light and truth in your own heart. ~Donald Altman

If we unfold and develop our potential, we open ourselves up to an incredible higher order of being.  But if we continue to deny the real intelligence manifested through the heart and rely only on our intellect, evolution will fail in its task. ~Joseph Chilton Pearce

The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience.  Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around … Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing. ~Larry Dossey 

When speech comes from a quiet heart, it has the strength of the orchid, and the fragrance of rock. ~Stephen Mitchell

This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~Dalai Lama

Imagine your heart as an opening lotus.  From its center comes a crimson child, Pure, virginal, and innocent.  One meditation gives this instruction: Imagine your heart opening into a red lotus.  From its center comes a crimson child.  Bring this child out of your body and imagine him or her floating above your head. You, as a child, are holding a sun in each hand while each foot stands on a moon.  Hold this image as long as you can. It is hard to bring out this child. When you try, you realize how many defenses you have built around yourself. You also realize how the experiences of adolescence and adulthood have stained you. Sometimes, you may even doubt that you have a pure and innocent self to bring out anymore. But each of us does. Each of us must find that crimson child within us and bring him or her out. For this child represents the time when our energies were whole and our hearts were untroubled by the duplicity of the world and ourselves. ~Deng Ming-Dao

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~Mahatma Gandhi   

According to most of the great Eastern spiritual traditions, our inner awareness/energy, or consciousness, is actually a limited, contracted form of the great Awareness/energy that underlies, creates, and sustains all things.  The Upanishads call it Brahman, the Vastness.  The sages of Kashmir Shaivism call it Chiti (Universal Consciousness), Paramashiva (Supreme Auspiciousness), Parama Chaitanya (supreme Consciousness), or Paramatma (supereme Self).  The great Shaivite philospher Abhinavagupta called itHridaya, the Heart.  In Buddhism it is called the Dharmakaya, the “body” of Truth. ~Sally Kempton

The Green Chakra (heart) registers impulses of the higher mind (subjective, abstract) and also higher emotions, such as compassion and sympathy. ~The Power of the Rays by S.G.J. Ouseley

The Shiva Samhita thus describes the benefits which are said to accrue to the yogi from meditation upon the heart center: He gets immeasurable knowledge, knows the past, present and future; has clairaudience, clairvoyance and can walk in the air, whenever he likes. He sees the adepts and the goddesses known as Yoginis … It is not necessary to comment upon the poetic descriptions of the various powers; the student will read between the lines. Still, there may also be something in the literal meaning of such statements as these; for there are many wonders in India – the mysterious powers of the fire-walkers, and the perfectly marvelous hypnotic ability shown by some conjurers who perform the famous rope trick and similar feats. ~Shiva Samhita from The Chakras

This morning, as I stood perched on the edge of the cliff where I often stand to survey the river with hands cupped around pumpkin spice coffee, I felt an overwhelming sense of freedom and joy swirl all around me until it settled in my heart.  I gave thanks for the day – for all blessings received, and proceeded to do my river meditations, holding up in prayer those who most need it at this time. There are so many!   I closed the door to one era in my life – and opened the door to another because I was willing to heed and respond to the message urging me to “dwell in your heart.” This message was not just meant for me – but it is meant for many others as well.   I embraced the sense of stillness that the river was embodying more deeply this morning because I truly listened and responded to the inner prompting to dwell in my heart. It was the key to my own transitus.  May you listen today. May you embody stillness. May you dwell in your heart. ~Olga Rasmussen

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller

Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside. ~Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

Green is the New Pink – Spreading the Emerald Glow of Love Today and Always


winter to springAnother cycle approaches, as Winter winds down and Spring is soon to sprout through. What does February’s Winter celebration of St. Valentine and March’s explosion of Spring have in common? They both coincidentally share the reverence of “green symbolism” – more notably, the Heart Chakra. How can this be, you ask, as you are so used to those pink and red hearts and roses you see abound on Valentine’s Day?

Well, both carry an air of blossoming new hope and renewal of joyful splendor, where matters of the heart and life are concerned. Pink AND green, both coincidentally are representative of the energy of the Heart Chakra. Although green is the primary color used with it, it can also be effective to use pink stones (such as Rose Quartz) if they resonate for you, to bring in their softness, in working with the Heart Chakra.

Green is 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.” 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.

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 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.

In the human energy system, the source of powerful and creative, unconditional love lies at the center of your chest in the Heart Chakra, or “Anahata,” in Sanskrit. This fourth Chakra also 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, and a bridge that integrates and balances opposites (body and spirit, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity). 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.

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 its green energy is the emerald beauty of all gems.

Emerald Bridge logoIt was this journey of the heart that became the inspiration behind creating my compassionately conscious business, Emerald Bridge – a merging of body and spirit through the heart with visionary healing arts services. Emerald Bridge was born to reflect and embody this divine and powerful essence of the Heart Chakra and its integrative, healing synergy, helping to spread unconditional love across the globe.

claddagh ringThe Irish also have a beautiful symbol that embodies this Heart Chakra essence – the Claddagh ring. It 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.”

Through that emerald glow of love, we can create and be in that loving 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. Let us remember and reflect while we embrace the opportunity to begin anew, by planting tomorrow-seeds, in the now of today.

On this Valentine’s Day I would like to plant the seed of “presence of gratitude and love” daily. As always, these day markers are wonderful times to consciously remind yourself of things you may not be so present with during the day-to-day goings on. Unconditional love and sharing your gratitude in ways that let your loved ones, family, friends, and even people you meet on the street, or connect with in a thought, and see or read about remotely, know that they are cherished, beloved, valuable children of the Universe. And yes, that includes you. 

As you connect more deeply with yourself, humanity, and all of creation far and wide you come to experience the true freedom of your core, luminous being.

heart plantsLet your intuition and heart be your guidance and your trust, belief, imagination, passion, and connection, your wings to get there. It is hard to wrap our minds around things because the truth is, it is the heart that has to touch it.

Perhaps we’ll start seeing the giving of green hearts and plants with heart-shaped leaves like the Emerald Ripple, Heart Fern, Heart-Leaf Philodendron, or English Ivy for Valentine’s Day. While flowers are beautiful, plants are “green.”

(Plants can help slow down global warming by a method known as Carbon offset) – LOVE yourself, LOVE each other, LOVE all of life, and LOVE this Earth!

I hope you enjoy these expressions of love to carry with you and through you every mindful moment of your life:

“Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all.” Sylvia Massara, The Soul Bearers

“The only love worthy of a name is unconditional.” John Powell

 “The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

“Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances.” Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” Thomas Merton

“Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” Karen Casey

“This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.” Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

 “Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” Isabel Allende

“Love… What is love? Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.” Chris Moore

“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” Brian Tracy

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” Mother Teresa

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.” Oscar Wilde

“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.” Leo Buscaglia

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” Amy Carmichael.

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Mother Teresa

 “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.” Katherine Hepburn

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” Jean Anouilh

“Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service.” Unknown.

 “He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Do all things with love.” Og Mandino

“Love creates an ‘us’ without destroying a ‘me.’” Unknown.

 “Where there is great love there are always miracles.” Willa Cather.

“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy.

“Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi.

“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” St. Augustine.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller.

“Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live.” Unknown.

 “Love is its own reward.” Thomas Merton.

“A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.” Mother Teresa.

“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 “Love is life…and if you miss love, you miss life.” Leo Buscaglia.

“All you need is love.” The Beatles

March Madness at Emerald Bridge and the Symbolism of this Month


A lot of new and exciting things have developed and are developing for my company, Emerald Bridge. I included a link announcement to today’s newsletter to share with you the excitement including: a new collaborative partnership, new services, new crystal pendants and temporary sacred tattoos, special price reductions on your favorite art, and animal portrait 40% off special. More to come!

Wishing you all a beautiful first day of March! Keep following the rainbow of your dreams to the pot of gold that awaits you.

Read more about it here:

March Madness at Emerald Bridge – New Announcements and Creations

And here is a great post by Avia Venefica on the month of March and its meaning and symbolism. A month with one of my favorite symbolisms – hares and rabbits!! You’ve heard of the March Hare from Alice in Wonderland, right? 🙂 Read more about March symbolism here: http://www.whats-your-sign.com/march-meaning-and-symbolism.html

 

“March is the month of expectation,

The things we do not know,

The Persons of Prognostication

Are coming now.

We try to sham becoming firmness,

But pompous joy

Betrays us, as his first betrothal

Betrays a boy.”

Emily Dickinson, XLVIII

 

Circa 92 Runway and Tania Marie Art Show


I would like to announce and share a special event production of many more to come for my company, Emerald Bridge. On Saturday 2/25/12 at Circa 92 Salon in Santa Ana, CA I will be debuting new paintings and pieces from my signature collection. There will be a runway show featuring hair and makeup from Circa 92 and potent crystal pendants from the new creative collaboration between Allison Jacobson and myself. My highly acclaimed book, Spiritual Skin, will also be available for purchase and signing at this event.

Complimentary food and beverages, including vegan/raw vegan delights from Bella Savour and 118 Degrees. Featuring music from DJ oso Nice and a chance to win raffle prizes!

What an awesome way to celebrate my birthday weekend, as this event precedes my birthday on Sunday 2/26! I love how things manifest synchronously. A great way to ring in the new cycle of energy and to celebrate in joyous fun and creative style with positive people and vibes coming together! So exciting and I’m so appreciative.

I’d like to share my gratitude with all the beautiful people that are collaborating on this event:

Allison Jacobson, Designer, Reiki Master Teacher, event coordinator and Emerald Bridge partner

Circa 92 Salon Owners, Yoshi Ito and Mato Marushima

Bianco Blanco, Chef and Owner of Bella Savour

Jenny Ross, Chef and Owner of 118 Degrees

Alanna Xochitl Airitaml, Owner and Photographer of 2nd Chakra Studio

DJ oso Nice

And the rest of the collaborative efforts in food, videography, stylists and models that will be part of the evening.

Also tons of loving gratitude for all of the support from those dear to my heart and to all of you that have helped to fuel my inspired passions!

If in the area, I hope you will join us for an evening of creative inspiration, music, good food and fun.

The event goes from 7-9:30 pm and the location is:

Circa 92 Salon

31 E MacArthur Cres #104, Santa Ana, CA 92707

You can rsvp for the event and get event details on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/349083525115934/ or simply contact me for details.

For more information on Emerald Bridge: http://taniamarie.com/emeraldbridge.htm

This is an Emerald Bridge production

Welcome 2012!


2012 Energy IS: Fearless Love, Integration, Empowerment, Creativity, Natural Harmony, Balance, Magic, Clarity, Wisdom, Flow, Joy, Inspired Conviction 

Here is a lovely and supportive message from Spirit Speaks, channeled from Mother Mary that I felt really had a simple and beautiful sharing to address the current changes unfolding and our roles in the shift: http://spiritspeaks.ca/2011/12/becoming-beings-of-light/#more-678 

For those who are not on my newsletter mailing list or missed the facebook posts, I wanted to extend these thoughts and sharings from my heart to yours now that we have stepped into this amazing year of 2012…..

As we put peaceful closure to what was quite a full year of transformational experiences, it is time to be ever more present and focused on the now and to leave the rest behind us for good – moving forward only with the love and healing wisdom that is shaping the new we have desired.

Like for many of you, this has been a year of gathering, organizing, tending to, and blending all the ingredients of my story together for the recipe of life path intents I have been envisioning and intending for years and in many ways, all my life.

To many, it may always seem as if it’s a never-ending story of winding labyrinths that challenge us at every turn, but be sure that all the pieces of the journey have been leading you ingeniously back to the sanctuary within – back to the core of YOU. And at that core is the unfolding beauty that is taking form in this new world in harmony with the rest of the visionaries – buds that are promised a life as a flower in the garden of life.

Had it not been for my unfaltering convictions, heart felt beliefs, unequivocally magical life experiences, and the loving presence and supportive nudges from dear ones, I would not be where I stand today. For everything I am deeply grateful and while I still falter, I have learned my processes and how to unconditionally maneuver and assist myself through the challenging times and the self-sabotage. It’s not that we necessarily arrive at a point of being healed of all things without experiencing any bumps. But we learn the perfection of it all and to become empowered through the understanding and trust that we have the ability to shift the experiences more swiftly, the more we consciously understand how we operate, come to integrate all the pieces, and learn how to support a more flowing life.

We are in this time of instant shifting and instant manifesting. So much so, it will almost not even phase you that things changed. This is the beauty of the work we have been doing for so long and what has been percolating. It seems at times nothing has changed, but when you stop to look, it has changed so much and in many cases you won’t remember how you got where you are and how you surpassed the fears you once had.

This is a year of fearless love in every way possible – love of our passions creatively, compassionately and uninhibitedly expressed, love for each other, love of life, love of the earth and all the beings we share it with, love of the mysteries of the cosmos, love of YOU.

My intent is that everyone experience the power and magic of love uniquely through the vehicle of you and cohesively melding with the experience of the collective for the highest good of all concerned. I intend to provide my unique heart contributions to support empowered and loving experiences through creative and visionary healing arts that will help along that journey.

An exciting and full year is upon us. This is why it is important to be mindful of nurturing and taking care of your precious physical being so that it may be a powerful vehicle in life for you to bring about the beauty you are flowing forth. I have learned this and am currently in process of doing the same, after my overhaul with it this year, as I have seen the year ahead in my visions and wise is it to tend to the body that will make it possible. Your body is your temple and through it we are gifted the ability to experience amazing things, as long as we keep it fortified the same way we fortify our spiritual, emotional and mental well being. Integration and honor of all our parts is necessary – not a luxury.

I am heart-fully excited to assist in the miracles you desire this year and beyond, while simultaneously supporting us into natural harmony with the Earth and Cosmos.

My company, Emerald Bridge, will be getting a face-lift and kicking off the year with a lot of new things, both solo and in co-collaboration (as these are times to come together with our gifts):

* Events – Experiences of the senses and beyond: Visionary and creative arts, book signings and art openings, inspiring talks, channelings, high vibe foods, music, fun & more (special guests to be announced). There will be 3 events in the Orange County area at the beginning of 2012 to kick things off with a bang and events will be continually evolving, growing and spreading to help assist with the collective shifts. Stay tuned for details. The first starting in February – A chance to connect and enjoy an integrative, in-person “experience” 

* Classes & workshops – in person Reiki sessions – Unique Reiki, empowered living, healing arts and more – taught solo & in partnership (coming in early 2012 – the first in February)  

* A new visionary series of healing, empowering and magical paintings for our current times (coming in early 2012 and beyond) 

* New crystal pendants to assist with your intents and aligned with the Earth energies of the now – introducing collaborative creations with Reiki Master Teacher and  Designer Allison Jacobson for some progressively gorgeous, out of this world high vibe birthing of new crystal friends – we will blending our energies and gifts for some super charged pieces (coming in early 2012) 

* Sacred tattoo designs – personal portals to spiritual skin – high vibe creations intuited just for you and to integrate your intents (now available for commission: http://taniamarie.com/tattoodesign.htm) 

* Spiritual Skin – Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Skin-Sacred-Tattoos-More/dp/1463703422/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325362784&sr=8-2  – stay tuned for book signings and upcoming talk at the Boise, Idaho 208 Tat2Fest: http://www.208tat2fest.com 

* L.O.V.E. Seeds – Love Our Vibrant Earth Lemurian Seed Crystal Pendants and Pendulums (now available at: http://taniamarie.com/crystaljewelry.htm ) 

For more information about Emerald Bridge and its focus and how you can help in assisting all of these new paradigm creations into being and to continue to grow and provide more inspiring events and offerings please visit here and consider donating any heartfelt amount: http://taniamarie.com/emeraldbridge.htm 

Emerald Bridge is in process of evolution into what it was envisioned to be and very exciting things are to come that will be revealed in time, but it can’t all be done solo, nor is that the energy of the now. Any assistance and support is most appreciated. If you would like to donate services that are aligned with the events, please drop me a message. As always, I am available to assist and donate services and offerings towards any collaborations you may have as well that are in heart alignment and mutually resonating.  

If interested in more information please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and inquiries. Any sharing is always welcome.

Wishing you a Beauty-full New Year.

In abundant love, magic and creativity,

Tania Marie

Emerald Bridge

www.taniamarie.com

www.spiritualskin.com  

Following the Emerald Bridge Road


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
“Emerald Bridge.”

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.

Emerald Bridge - Logo Painting by Tania Marie (an artistic interpretation of the Heart Chakra energy)

New Website Launch and $100 Shopping Spree Gift


Warm hugs and hellos to you. It’s been quite a while since my last update, as it’s been a time of blossoming shifts and creative changes in fullness. I hope this finds you well and embracing the newness in your own life. 

I would like to share the new tranformations taking place, creations underway, new things about to arrive and a special gift of $100 Emerald Bridge shopping spree money at my website in celebration of ringing in new energy, especially with summer just around the corner.

After much reflection, I decided to give my website a complete makeover to reflect the transformations taking place with my work, focuses and energy. The website address remains the same, but the website itself is completely new. I also made the important decision to switch my hosting company away from GoDaddy to a new company, to reflect my disapproval of their CEO’s callous behavior towards animals. It was a big task, but those things that I believe in with my heart, are worth the efforts. I also acquired the supportive help and technical expertise of David Tarin, my Creative Web Designer, to help bring my visions into manifestation. Many thanks to him for his help. I hope you will enjoy perusing the new site: www.taniamarie.com

There are new paintings, new crystal jewelry and an ebook to enjoy and to look forward to this summer. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the new site and all of the new creations that I have to share.

I have been actively involved with supporting many causes close and dear to my heart and have been donating and helping to support and raise funds for several non-profit animal organizations as well.  Yes, it’s been and continues to be some busy and transformative times here at Emerald Bridge, but always filled with creative love and joyful inspiration.

To learn about the organizations I’ve been involved with that may be of interest please visit the Media and Contributions page of my new site. Fundraising inquiries welcomed.

And don’t forget the $100 of Emerald Bridge money towards your shopping experience at www.taniamarie.com. This $100 can be applied to any canvas giclee or original painting purchase, as well as can be used towards commissions of any animal portraits or original paintings of your choice. Offer good until 7/4/2011!

Wishing you all the magic that your heart deserves!

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