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Balancing Out My Days with Succulents, Magick Crystal Wands & Reiki


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After completing my book on the New Moon last Wednesday, this opened up space this last week for things Dave and I needed to handle, free time to spend with dear friends who will be leaving Friday, and an eclectic mix of creative fun and high vibes. This has included fun outings like our airplane flight in the Cirrus G6, a full day at Genoa’s 98th annual Candy Dance festival of artisans, planning and brainstorming, teaching a Reiki workshop, creating a new Magick Crystal Wand, and welcoming new crystal and succulent friends to the family – all before hunkering down into editing mode, which begins today. It feels good to change things up, which will provide fresh perspective when I revisit my book to start getting it in shape.

And it’s been perfect, as usual, in providing balance and perfect alignment of timing to things.

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Yesterday was a full day of Reiki, but not just any Reiki 1 & 2 workshop – a Faery fun one that was filled with expansive discussions and explorations. Things aligned to make teaching a private workshop possible, which was fun to do after being away from it for a couple of years. It’s always amazing how these things are just a part of who you are, as it was like riding a bike again, yet infused with so much more! I don’t officially offer workshops at this time, since my schedule doesn’t support it, but with finishing my book, being in between personal projects and incapacitated with my foot fracture, it was perfect!

And alongside being able to teach Reiki yesterday I also had time for a fun Magick Crystal Wand creation the last couple of days for a very special Faery! I just fell in love with the wood on this one.

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So whimsical and alive! And very nymph-like! It definitely feels to be a muse for dream work manifesting, creativity, inspiration, and connecting with Nature spirits. I love the little knots in it, so perfectly placed, and the feminine curvature like poetry in motion. It feels to me like it sings. I added 3 turquoise along the shaft, anchored with blue sea glass, and the point is a beautiful little clear Lemurian quartz with rainbow inside, containing much ancient knowledge. Everything’s wrapped in thick silver wiring and Robin’s Egg Blue satin cording dangles the Raven, Goose, and Steller’s Jay feathers.

That was fun to get my hands into and shift my creative focus for a bit. The Reiki workshop definitely amped things up too, and ignited something into motion we were waiting on as well.

Gotta love that Reiki! I use it all the time, especially Reiki Healing Attunements that have been working their magick with everything. (Another reminder to all of you who know how to do these, to use them!)

The space right now is also infused with lots of crystal and succulent energy, which I love. With anchoring in I’ve been able to invite more of each of these into my life to begin creating my sacred sanctuary space again.

It feels very magickal and Faery and I’m just thrilled as to how well my succulent gardens are doing….they’re like little succulent forests! I’m also loving the new crystal babies, especially my giant raw Tahoe Quartz!

But yes, I’m a succulent kind of girl so when I saw this sweet turtle at the Genoa Candy Dance I just had to take her home to be a part of my growing succulent family and succulent Faery gardens – the only plant babies I have.

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I’ve named her Gaia after my sweet Russian Tortoise who is no longer with me. I just love her and soon she’ll have a rabbit mate just like she used to so that Gaia can be reunited with her buddy Joy (my bunny who passed too). They are created by Elaine Seniff of California Topiary Creations. I’m in process of ordering my custom bunny as I write! 

I also picked up a tiny little Goldstone Rabbit at the Candy Dance that just danced and sparkled with delight in the sunshine – calling out to me to take her home! And so I did. It was much too magickal and perfect energetically to pass up, and so it came home with Gaia. Seems that was a synchronous call, since it also is great for the bones!

“Goldstone will boost the glow of one’s life force, strengthening the inner self, and chi. With the properties of Copper as well, it is extremely helpful in increasing the strength of the circulatory system, which in turn bolsters the bones and reduces inflammation.” from shimmerlings.com

Anyway, all of this to say, I’ve been enjoying a well-rounded, continuously nurturing time, taking care of myself, enjoying life, making productive use of time, and staying true to the energies that feel aligned. My foot continues to heal…I’m at 2 1/2 weeks now so things are really moving in that regard. And I’ve maintained watchful eye and diligence in taking care of myself.

I feel another round of focus coming on though that involves a lot of my time and energy over the next few months through end of the year.

As always, I’ll continue sharing along the way, but there will be times I won’t be able to with all that is evolving.

My parents are actually coming out today to take me to lunch here shortly, so that will be a nice little outing on this beautiful day, then I’ll be working away on my book.

I actually can’t wait to immerse in it again and read it all through from start to end! Just that feels like it will be igniting! And oh so fun!! It’s actually incredible to think I’m sitting down to read my own book. Oh the wonders of life and what we are capable of creating and doing!

And I’m grateful for all the extra little magick, support, and gifts along the way that make it all so enjoyable!

Sky Spirit Shaman: Magick Crystal Wand ~ Talking Stick ~ Cosmic & Earth Facilitator


At 19 1/2 inches this latest channeled creation is my largest yet and holds the energy of a potent multi-dimensional and faceted Magick Crystal Wand, Talking Stick, and Cosmic/Earth Facilitator. I was very excited when I received this commission, as not only was it for a sweet friend and someone I had gone through my Reiki training together with who lives near by, but I knew was going to be right up my alley in terms of energy I was going to really enjoy immersing in. I’m so excited and pleased at what resulted from quite a creation process that was very involved, challenging, timely, and rich.

And as always, I love the timing on things, as even though I started several together all at once, this time, feeling to take them through part of the initiation together, 98% of this one was completed on the Full Moon in Capricorn, which just final touches I was able to put to closure Monday.

I won’t be sharing all of the new Magick Crystal Wand creations I’ll be making, but this was one I really felt called to, as I sense it will have collective reach energetically, not to mention IS actually going to be used for community gatherings, sacred ceremonies, shamanic facilitations, and more for the collective work its guardian and all whom she works and co-creates with will be doing. They work a lot with the Ancestors of the Land, North American Tribes, and Ancient Ones – Incas, Mayan, Aztec, Lemuria, and beyond.

And this amazing being will help them to travel those energies, channel and access them, as well as carries the essence of the elements and bridges Earth and Cosmos – a bridge worker indeed!

I feel so honored, humbled, and grateful to be asked to create this for them.

I do hope they will love it, as much as I do.

I’m not going to go into extravagant detail on it, but will just briefly touch on the crystals, feathers, and elements included, to provide a glimpse into the energy encapsulated. However, the intentions described above as to the energies this soul and her group of healers work with, provides the insight into the other energies not mentioned, which are all embodied in it as well.

Before handing it off tomorrow – in person – I will be infusing extra Reiki, Cosmic intentions, and sound into its frequency.

I love the wood, which is such a beautiful coloring with natural etchings in it, reminding me of Earth’s natural hieroglyphics. I wrapped the handle with rich brown, vegan leather that is wrapped with Robin’s Egg Blue satin cording to match the streams of cording the feathers hang from and the four turquoise stones near the top. I did the entire piece wrapped in gold wire, all wrapped in an ethereal webbing like that of a Cosmic Web, with several spirals down the shaft center – one of which (the largest) spirals out from one of the Ice Quartz Crystals with rainbows inside, drawing the energy out and in like a vortex and portal…perhaps even a wormhole into the beyond.

And like with all of these, I create them in a very raw way with each weaving being intentional, but not meant to be perfected. It is my intention to have these stay in a natural beauty essence, as if fashioned by the Forest Faeries themselves.

Here is a breakdown of elements included below.

Six Feathers/Avian Energy/Sacred Omens, Messengers & Sentinels:

Goose Feather – The Goose and its feathers embody loyalty, forging ahead with bravery and confidence, teamwork and comradery, protection, clear communication, determination, dedication, fellowship, fidelity, fertility, the balance of knowing when to lead or follow, compassionate keepers of the community and embody the sacred circle and sanctity of the cycles of life, astute navigation, discernment of life path and choices, teamwork, protection, and committed responsibility. Geese never leave one of their own behind for any reason. They will stay with the sick and injured until they are either well again, or to support them as they transition.

Seagull Feather – These feathers bring the winds of new heart freedom, personal authentic power, creative self expression, and joyous new perspective to breathe in, ride, and navigate these constantly fluctuating energy streams with perseverance and vision to more clearly see the opportunity and purpose within everything.

Pigeon Feather – Pigeon and Dove both carry the same symbolism of peace and love, but also carry clear vision and dream messages that provide glimpses into things coming and confirm you are “on path”, divinity at work, blessings coming, opening mind and heart, healing, gentle self-nurturing, surrender and release, embrace the integrity of your natural self and purity of your creative spirit to nurture imagination and follow your own true path, as you cultivate hope for the new. The “between times,” but also heralds how the physical and spiritual are more rapidly merging with the thinning of veils that arrive with your willingness to see more clearly.

Juvenile Hawk Feather –  Awareness, perspective, perseverance, endurance, sharp insight, truth, visionary power, guardianship, strength, initiative, decisiveness, creativity, messenger (often of change), caution, maneuvering, leadership. Hawk’s meaning teaches us to be observant and to pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don’t use, a blessing for which we haven’t expressed gratitude, or a message from the universe.  The hawk has keen eyesight, it is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us. Hawk awakens vision and inspires us to a creative life purpose.

Pheasant Feather – Using your gifts to manifest what you intend/desire, passion, creativity, balance, protection, being genuine, wise discernment/judgment, sexuality, staying true to yourself, not fearing our creative/individual self-expression, confidence, not being afraid to shine, tapping into your deepest passions for productivity, prosperity, and abundance, fully enjoying new experiences and knowing your worth to receive them.

Steller’s Jay Feather – Blue Jay brings the energies of clarity (in this case double clarity/vision to express purity and truth of heart and soul with great clarity of thought in bringing these through to share), communication, presence, wise and balanced use of personal power, resourceful adaptability for ease, creative self-expression and assertion, sound and song, authenticity, and bringing higher thoughts into action.  Their crest that reaches into the heavens, directly links both Earth and Universal/Cosmic energies, bridging them for integration and active expression of divinity brought into embodiment.

Crystals:

Six-Sided/Hexagonal Quartz Tower with a Window at top and Amethyst growth at back of its base – Towers are protective, strengthening, help direct energy, symbolize the journey of the spirit from the Earth to Etheric fields, support one’s highest aspirations and potentials, provide courage to new, open to greater perspectives, supports inner work, introspection, creative vision, are instruments of Divine Timing marking sacred space and time. Window Crystals have a diamond shaped face at the corner where two parallel faces meet – like a window into your soul to see yourself clearly, deeply, intuitively, and bypass false ego to see the truth and draw forth things you hide from yourself so you can make necessary changes. Help you face things head on. Very personal and introspective crystals that if they come to you are intended to help YOU specifically. Hexagons bring the energy of truth, union, lovers, harmony, balance, equality, integration, communication, home sanctuary. Quartz of course is a master healer and with the Amethyst growth inclusion, that adds the properties below.

Four Ice Quartz surrounding top – Also known as Nirvana Quartz, Lemurian Scalar Quartz, Himalayan Ice Quartz, as well as Growth Interference Quartz (because they do not grow in a normal way). This is a high-vibrational Quartz crystal from the Himalayas that help move you to enlightenment and make contact with Spirit. They support spiritual awakening, work well with the higher chakras (third eye, crown, soul star chakras, as well as heart and thymus and at the lower chakras if you choose to use them there), help make a strong connection with the loving energy of the heart, excellent for meditation to create a deeper spiritual connection and move you forward in a more profound way, supports gaining awareness of your spiritual destiny, confirms and helps you trust your soul self, determine between reality and imagination, and support you to discover your future potential and reason for your existence on Earth at this time.

Four Amethyst below that – Increases nobility, spiritual awareness, opens crown, psychic abilities, inner peace and healing, calmness, healing of body, mind and soul, positive transformation, protection, meditation, balance, relieve stress, communication, opens intuition, supports sobriety, helps with disorders, enhances memory, focus, and motivation.

Four Golden Ray Selenite Blossom Petals below that – Golden (Ray) Selenite are powerful, beautiful, and high vibrational Crystals that have come to light calling in the highest frequency of white light and the Golden Ray of Buddha, some say, storing Ancient Priestess teachings and can be used for a variety of metaphysical purposes – making them excellent for any healing environment. It connects to the Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Heart, and Crown Chakras, helping to integrate, open, and activate them. This supports us in creatively manifesting what is from our heart, directing our will in a loving, joyful manner. We are then able to create our reality based on intention, trust, and joyful wisdom. It helps you to become attuned to, and harmonized with, your soul purpose for this lifetime. Focuses are on joy, manifestation, and creation/creative energies and are really good for digestive issues and addictions, as the dis-ease of one’s will.

Four Turquoise at front – Purification, serenity, protection, wisdom, balance, strength, friendship, love, positive thinking, sensitivity, creative self-expression, balances and aligns chakras, calming, healing, communication.

One larger Ice Quartz with lovely Rainbows under the Turquoise – same as above with added rainbow energy

A Channeler Transmitter Quartz, or Dow or Trans-Channeler Quartz below that. You can read more about that here: Dow or Trans-Channeler Crystal. Divine balance and connection with Universal Truth being its essence. It has tiny rainbows.

Raw Polished Emerald Stone at center – Unconditional Love, unity, joy, balance, integration, heart chakra, success, abundance, cleansing, intuition, clairvoyance, faith, serenity, intelligence, clear vision, truth, memory, communication, physical and emotional healing, mental strength, deep inner knowing, Earth and Nature connection, protection

I hope you enjoy the images of this power piece.

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