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A Different Yet Rich Christmas


This year has been very different for everyone, shifting even the way many of us celebrate the holidays. While distancing became the passing norm, experiences that invited our creativity became the connective new.

Although 2020 dealt a mixed bag of surprises, one of the key themes Dave and I deepened into was how precious and fragile life and every moment is. So finding ways to make the most of everything and seeing only what there was to be grateful for, kept hitting home as the important reminder.

This year saw us sharing online gatherings with friends and family afar that we otherwise never would have had so much time with.

And personally, this year saw me being able to support and connect with so many incredible souls with online classes and events, that otherwise would never have felt possible. This in turn opened me to much more expansive possibilities I once had felt the doors close on. It also helped to raise the vibrations for others that were ready to take the next leap on their journey – and that simultaneously helps the collective.

Portals are becoming more evident as the veils continue lifting. A new doorway of experience is available as the collective shifts into accelerated being. When I’m in nature, I can feel the layers of richness evolving before my eyes and the possibilities stir under the surface.

This year, while challenging for so many, has offered us an incredible fertile ground for new growth and potential. Where we may have felt freedoms infringed upon, we had the ability to deepen into the most important freedoms no one could ever take away from us – and these include the way we choose to create our reality through perception and reflection and how we experience our inner world that no one can master for us, but ourselves.

We also have always had the music of our hearts to listen to, and our imaginations where we can harness creative energy toward manifesting our hopes and dreams. These are gifts of our spirit in body where we are always free to roam and explore.

It’s one reason I feel it’s important to never lose our innocence, because it’s in that purity of curiosity, wonder, and belief, that so much is possible.

This year we have been spending the holidays on our own. It’s been a year of feeling the connection and love, despite not being with others because that is a bond that can’t be broken by distance.

Love transcends all boundaries and I know this very well with the passing of so many who have been the most dearest to me. There truly is no separation within the vortex of our heart bridges.

Usually we’d be at my parents’ home celebrating Christmas, if we aren’t away on travels. This year we are having an intimate holiday instead, which goes with the theme of our year that also included a wedding on our own.

On some level this feels important for something we have yet to see the why’s of, and even if that’s just about anchoring more into our embodiment, essence, empowerment, and new relationship to everything and everyone through the relationship we have nurtured within over 2020, then that is good enough for me.

If it’s simply to know love more through the dance of our own parts merging as one, then this feels rich with possibility for experiencing a more expansive kind of love with all of creation.

Although we are sharing a sweet Christmas at home, I did get to have a wonder-filled visit exploring my parents’ Christmas realm that is the most elaborate of all years yet.

I didn’t photograph everything, but since it’s been kind of a tradition to take you on a journey through my parents’ ever-childlike-hearts that mirror my own, I thought I’d share some peeks into their gingerbread wonderland that can warm anyone’s heart.

The photos you have seen throughout the post so far are of their creative imaginations come to life.

My parents know how to create warmth and magick all throughout the year and it’s no wonder that I have followed in their footsteps with my own sacred space, as you saw in yesterday’s share of my Wonderland room.

Astrid’s holiday surprise box of her favorite hay with a special hay mix wreath, jute Christmas stocking, wood snowman ornament, Christmas tree multi hay/grass mobile, pinecone snack, Holiday Herbal Medley snack, and cranberry apple holiday snackers

The next photos are of my dear Queen Astrid enjoying her Solstice, Christmas Eve, and Christmas surprises, as every Faery Rabbit Queen deserves sparkly fun to tickle her heart too.

And it’s also part of my path to share how every soul is important, has consciousness, intelligence, feelings, personality, and their own purpose in life.

Sweet Jellycat snuggle bunny gifted by our dear friends in Vegas

I may not live any kind of conventional life, nor do I have any resemblance to that kind of family or cocreative business partnerships, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Astrid’s stocking hanging on her castle tower

It’s taken me a lifetime to fully embody, in peace and transparency, my human expression of essence. And while this feels like the beginning still, it’s pure harmony to me.

Astrid’s Christmas tree mobile hanger of yummy hay and grass mix

My dear soul mate in rabbit body – Astrid – The Queen of this realm and my heart, keeps me on my toes, centered, focused, and balanced, while helping to channel the work that we do.

Astrid’s Christmas Eve surprise – a foraging mat with veggies that have hidden pockets for snacks and hay to mimic natural foraging behaviors. Got this for her to enjoy both at home and on our trip away this winter.
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Everything I do, create, and move through me is all done with a Magick Rabbit by my side.

Gourmet organic bunny truffles gifted by our faery family in Vermont – includes Raspberry Blast, Red Clover Rose, Blueberry Lavender, and Carrot Chamomile
Checking out her gourmet truffle surprise in her special magick Botanic Garden bowl with flowers and butterfly on the bottom also from our faery family in Vermont

“Creating life as a work of art with a Magick Rabbit by my side” isn’t my motto for nothing. It’s the reality of my life. It’s who I am.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Me in our Wonderland room in my Christmas Eve magick cardigan – front and back it showcases every woodland creature possible, all uniting together to decorate the Yuletide tree of the forest. I’m also wearing my magick rabbit necklace. 🙂

This is me in my harmony, heart zone.

And the Winter Solstice and Christmas season is part of that harmony, heart zone…the pieces of me that are most meaningful, find ease and grace during this sparkly and enchanted season of pure potential.

Sending out magickal wishes, sprinkles of pixie dust, and bunny nose twitches of energetic potency and love! 

May your hearts grow in depth and size with each embracive breath taken.

Cultivating Inner Child Innocence


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One of the things I’m grateful for and cherish most about my family is that my parents have always cultivated and kept alive the essence of the “inner child” for us. This is likely why they remain eternally youthful, both in appearance and expression, as they continue to play, be silly, laugh A LOT, and have fun always. My brother and I have continued in this vein, never fully growing up and keeping our innocence in tact, despite all that we’ve gone through in challenges.

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Yesterday my parents came up from Reno to visit and we got to share with them our Forest Portal backyard, which was fun. My mom and I were two little Faeries, arm-in-arm, walking together along the path the whole way and me helping my mom across the creeks.

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We stopped in the meadow where the light was dancing magickally, lighting things in gold, to take some fun Faery photos.

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We peeked out from the grasses with mischievous joy and then rolled in endless laughter when my mom’s foot kept sinking into this dirt pile and couldn’t get back up!

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I wrapped my arms around her to pick her up and we were stuck there in giggles until tears, unable to move for a while. Dave caught these fun photos of us.

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The rest of the photos are of our walk and captures on the path, including some of the beauty, and our home on our return back.

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Here are some words I’ve shared in the past about the power of the inner child and innocence.

Many of us have forgotten about our own inner child, or have lost it along the way, and in doing so, do not remember the power of hope and believing. Nurturing the imagination is vital and contains the ingredients necessary for manifestion. Anything you can envision and feel, IS possible.

When we realize that we have the power to manifest miracles in our lives, I believe we will responsibly learn to co-create. Whatever we choose to believe, is what our reality is. But if we don’t even know how to believe anymore or how to hope and dream, or how to choose consciously, then we are missing out on what life could be.

Doing my part is simply and authentically about expressing who I am, as a cohesive thread in the collective consciousness, through the unique form that I have to share (as we each uniquely have an expression of gifts to share with the world). In embracing ourselves and allowing that which we have inside to flow to all, we can create much beauty.

I have always resonated with children and animals, understanding that they hold a key to healing on a deeper level. Their naturally loving, expressive, playful, connective, and instinctual natures are important ingredients to integration. We have lost our innocence and natural ability to feel and to trust in our knowingness, as a result of forgetting our essence and from being out of tune with our bodies’ natural rhythms. Children and animals love us regardless of what we look like or how we may behave. They know what it means to love unconditionally and that is all they hope of us – that we will love them unconditionally.

Children are powerful in their vulnerability. In their innocent self expression, they emanate an aura of invincibility. To be vulnerable is to be powerful. Vulnerability is a sense of trust and the willingness to express yourself freely and without inhibitions. As we grow older, we lose our innocence and vulnerability, in place of self control and judgment. In a sense, we lose our authentic power.

Recapturing our child-like exuberance, opens the flow of joy and the electric energy of life to surge through us. To go farther than you ever thought possible, daring to explore the depths of your imagination, is truly being alive.

Dare to have fun, explore, laugh, love, believe, and dream. The world is yours to create. What do you want your life to look, feel, sound, taste, and smell like? Indulge your senses with your imagination…..

The child within awaits your loving recognition and nurturing, which in turn will unlock the door to your authentic and magickal experiences that await you.

Inner child work has always been a powerful seed “key” to creating change. And when done with unconditionally loving courage, can be the impetus for empowering yourself in unlimited ways.

We all have a child within that is in need of our loving acceptance. No matter how strong and self-reliant you think you are, there is a time for tender vulnerability in everyone’s journey that is needed to cultivate a garden that your child-like heart can creatively and expansively blossom in. This will provide astounding results in your current experience and with all that you intend.

As adults we carry with us false beliefs from the past that as children we learned to believe. A lot of that includes the things that we were taught was “wrong” with us and so the greatest rejection living with us today is the one to, and of, ourselves with these beliefs.

Listening to and softening our inner dialogue to embrace the perfection of all that we are, is a needed part of our daily practice. It is important to know ourselves to be whole and forgive ourselves, as well as revel in the quirky beauty that our inner child has to share.

Loving your inner child will support healing the darkest experiences by shining light on the beauty that was always there. This opens doorways that the Universe will support you with when you are willing to partner with it.

The Dawning of Innocence Burning Bright


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Embrace your innocence and experience life directly and clearly, as it is in the delight of this moment.

Let go of how things “should” be and enjoy what “IS”.

I’v been embracing my innocence with some fun painting side projects, simply for the sake of creating and channeling what ever my inner child wants to express.

What does your inner child want to share with you today?

Approach her or him with curiosity and gentle love to see what pure expression you can assist them in sharing with you and the world that will bring more sunshine into your heart.

“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.” ~Vera Nazarian

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Little Boy Blue ~Tarot With Cosmo & Tania Marie


Just a little sparkly message from Cosmo to support those creative nudges you’re feeling.

Yes, this is the perfect time to listen to your inner nudges and begin anew.

You know what is calling to you…trust that inner voice and encourage your soul child.

How Pancakes Changed My Day ~ Let Imagination Into Your Life In Any Small Way


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me, rosy-cheeked and feeling fresh, on our hike with a purple flower i found on the trail…a gift from the faeries for playing and being me? it was a loop trail and this flower wasn’t on it when we began (nor are there any around like this), but was there when we looped through to closure

 

I couldn’t not share these, as I’m just so giddy with delight over them, but I did wait until after returning from a short hike this breakfast fueled, and lunch enjoyment after.

This morning was such a celebratory time and the more I support myself with the things I need and want, the more life reflects the same.

I’m receiving some huge confirmations that are clearing and easing the way for me to do what I know I want to be doing and focused on right now.

And that equates to a happier and lighter me, who then is flying around doing everything with joy.

That joy wanted through this morning in the form of creative cooking, which turned into these nature-emulating, and my love for nature-inspired, pancakes. (And yes, I’d be more than happy to make some for anyone who joins me on a private retreat too)

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this morning’s pancakes my imagination created – a flower/starfish, butterfly, full moon (since her magick has been supporting the journey), heart, tree, and bunny!

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vegan pancake creation topped with strawberries, mangoes, maple syrup and a sprinkle of fun with tempeh bacon

 

Be it the expansive, limitless horizon of the Pacific Ocean in front of me, the reinvigoration of getting this adventure rolling, or simply letting the energy expand from the little seed planted by my friend Lynne who said “make me a tree pancake” when I mentioned pancakes were on the menu this morning, I began my day off by taking the first half off to just bask in the light of imagination, nurturing, nature, and slowing down.

And this is what unfolded from there (the photos you see throughout), after this morning’s sunrise with Cosmo.malibu hiking.jpgmalibu hiking2.jpgmalibu hiking3malibu hiking4malibu hiking5

Following the flow of energy I felt wanting through will now support the flow of work I’m putting full focus on after this quick share, now that I feel balanced.

I’m feeling like I’m going to get a lot accomplished this week by continuing in this vein.

It’s an inspiring day on the Magick Bus and I’m helping to sprinkle the magick, immersion, and fun to each of you, as everything I do is always mindful of its trickle effect for the collective.

That’s why I feel it so important to channel the clearest flow of energies we’re each about, as much as possible.

Creativity, imagination, innocence, passion, and play are some of the things I cherish and can help others with opening those portal of experiences too!

Give yourself permission to play and find creative ways to integrate that into your day no matter what’s going on!

The smallest things can make all the difference!

Imagine what a little tree or bunny pancake could do for you. 🙂

It sure tickled the rest of my day, infusing this joyful lightness as I created them, ignited a playfulness for my day, inspired taking a hike that was invigorating and helped move energy, and opened the portal of creativity I now need for my painting project.

The visions are pouring through with ease and when this happens the process will be flowing, quick, and easy – cutting work time because I’m in the zone – which means more play time available!

When I let life flow through me, my life then flows.

Please let life pour through you.

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