As we approach Spring Equinox, I felt a simple sound channeling wanting to come through that felt to reflect this shift from one season to another, from experience to experience, of releasing the old to step into the new, and that stirring of a seed within the dark, nurturing womb reaching through the dirt to touch its tendrils to the light. This is about the moments in between and the deliberate presence of breath during the transmutation….until the last moment. Much love to all.
I didn’t have a chance to post these yesterday, but now that I have a few more photos to add I thought today would be perfect. These are some photos from Sunday before the Supermoon, during the heightened time of the Supermoon, and the day of, as well as morning after (today).
So many magickal things showed up like 6 ladybugs on the water at my favorite spot in Lake Tahoe where I put Joy’s and Nestor’s ashes, a peace and love sign we stumbled upon that were created in pine cones in the forest that lit up with dancing light and colors in the camera lens, but weren’t there in the dusk hour otherwise, amazing essence of the Moon I caught when I woke in the middle of the night and morning of its fullness, so many crystalline light energies and rays the day after that even a duck couple were calling our attention to, and more!
I’ll let you enjoy them without any further descriptions, so you may absorb the energies along with me.
After the refreshing rains of last weekend, we’ve been experiencing incredibly stunning days here at Lake Tahoe and, as always, are taking advantage of every moment possible that we can immerse in Nature despite a busy and transformative past week and a half. We’ve had visiting family with us all week from the San Juan Islands and Martha’s Vineyard, today to include my family joining us for a celebratory day, but yesterday saw us doing one of, if not, my favorite things – boating on the water – crisp wind in my face and hair and fresh spray kissing my skin. Of course I stayed at the front of the boat the entire time and lost myself in the deep blue mystery of this crystalline portal.
I think you can see how soul-happy and connected this makes me. 🙂
So we rented a boat and took with us a picnic lunch and made our way to Emerald Bay where we enjoyed it by Fannette Island and its mysterious Tea House that was built by Lora Knight who purchased most of the bay in 1928 and built the Vikingsholm mansion along with the miniature castle on the little island where she would take guests by boat for afternoon tea.
We ended our time with a hike above the lake, making it a well-rounded day of being both on and above it and of course anchoring in some good forest time and grounded Earthiness.
No matter what our days involve, we always involve Nature and this has been a lovely gift to share with family. They’ve expressed their appreciation for showing them how we seamlessly weave this into our lives as an extension of who we are and that they have been inspired to do the same.
And it prompted me to remember and share with them about the 30 Day Nature Immersion Challenge I had put out there two years ago (coincidentally) for October of 2014 that was so transformtaive for many people.
I believe that spending time in Nature creates positive change in your life that will benefit yourself, everyone around you, and the Earth at large.
The more time you spend in Nature, the more you start to see and feel from a different perspective, understand the connection between all things, and live with more compassion, grace, inspiration, energy, greater health, and a softer vibrational footprint.
Spending time on the lake itself yesterday was transformative for me and rooted me to the nature of who I am and what I want to create.
I believe when you immerse in Nature, you remember the Nature of you.
“T” – that’s me – having a love affair with trees. I guess I can call them “T” trees. We did a hike yesterday to enjoy our surroundings before the storm rolled in this morning and on that path we came upon so much tree loveliness including golden bliss, twin trees growing from the same root, different tree species bending into each other sharing the tree love, giant trees, and tree portals galore. Faery energy was strong and I both lingered in it, giggled with wonder, and was in joy of the gifts and clues left for me to piece together.
I found a tiny golden leaf that matched the one dipped in gold I dreamed about a few nights ago, a “random” blank puzzle piece after contemplating pieces of my own journey, and more.
There were trees that had been through forest fires too and they got some extra love from me.
Their life force was still strong with magick.
Faery trees were all around, for those whose hearts can see and feel.
Yes, Faery trees are real.
And there are those of us who love and honor them, like the people of Ireland and me – Faery T.
Between last evening and this morning we heard about the forest fires here in Emerald Bay and Washoe Valley burning acres upon acres, including many homes and barns. My heart and healing waves of peace go out to all the families, animals, trees, and plants.
There are so many fires, storms, quakes and Earth shifts abound.
There is much unrest among humans in unknowing what outcomes will be met.
There is so much contrast experienced in the world increasingly.
There is a cosmic tapestry being woven that makes threaded sense of it all.
May divine grace embrace us all in the dance of duality and may we understand these cycles of the spiral with peace carried forth in our hearts.
Yesterday was a stunning and enchanted day as we ventured half way around Lake Tahoe, had lunch in our old home of Incline Village, discovered a new bakery with vegan brownies and cupcakes, explored the area, communed with our favorite ancient rocks where we dipped our feet in the crystal liquid, spread some of Joy’s and Nestor’s ashes, set intentions, and napped in the sun, and ended with a late afternoon hike around Fallen Leaf Lake at the perfect glow of day just before and as the sun went to sleep behind the mountain, which was absolutely magickal.
I even found a giant naturally carved magick sword at the lake’s edge, which was massively heavy, although I managed to pick it up feeling myself back in Arthurian times and reminding me of the Sword in the Stone legend.
Had Merlin left it for me? Or had the Lady of the Lake offered Excalibur to someone who would know it for what it was?
I giggled with joking seriousness to Dave, “does this mean I’ve reclaimed my power?”
I hope you enjoy an Autumn immersion and visual walk through the beauty of our day.
Golden rays of illumination breathe into me.
The lingering aroma of pine giants merge as the scent of my soul.
Alpine majesties of Earth’s love reaching for greater heights guide my journey with stability.
Crystalline waters of liquid alchemy wash over and through me.
There is harmony here in the mystery of your depths.
Your fertile meadows are the fields of potential.
Enchanting spirits of the elements join me in jubilee of this return.
Here I retrieve and remember the parts of me I never lost.
Where this leads I do not care.
Where I am is all that I know.
Like Robin Hood and the Merry Men, we took refuge in the Sherwood Forest as our last haven home in Canada before re-entering the States. This seemed symbolic of this portion of our tale coming to closure and stepping into greater clarity from any illusion of “fantasy”, while also owning our power to create the faery tale of our own dreams. Nestled in an idyllic little forest oasis protected by century old elms of Sherwood Forest Golf & County Club, we have been navigating the new journey ahead by heart consciousness.
Although we’re still finishing out this last day today, I thought to share this post, as I am winding down things on my end.
We’ve had two and a half days and three nights here, which was just enough to prepare us for re-entrance into the States tomorrow.
We spent most of our time hunkered down in the quiet of this remote forest community, which is about 25 minutes from the city of Regina.
Alongside our own focuses, we spent quiet time around the pond pool at the edges of the forest overlooking trees and the rolling hills of the golf course and strolling the large grounds at dusk.
Sherwood Forest is a really unique little community and resort that hosts 268 yearly owned/leased campsite lots of residents who live in rv’s or a few mobile homes, and have their own magickal little plots of land creating an enchanted little neighborhood community of tiny mobile house living.
It was fun wandering through the streets named after things you’d find in the tale of Robin Hood and seeing the yards each person has uniquely created – some with gardens, decks, water features, and more.
Then there are the short term campsites like ours available, with use of the entire grounds.
I was able to finish my current book I’m reading (4th in a series) with so much peacefulness, but also spent time in contemplation and reflection on the path ahead, as everything is getting turned upside down again to view from a new perspective.
Makes sense with all of the major planetary dynamics unfolding including the two solar and lunar eclipses on the new and full moons this month beginning the first of September in Virgo (our first full day back in the States) and in Pisces come the 16th.
During our time here we did venture into Regina for errands, along with trying an all vegan/vegetarian restaurant called Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner (quite unique and yummy) and then taking a 3 mile stroll around Wascana Lake in the 6 square mile Wascana Centre Park (simply beautiful and felt like an early Autumn day).
Regina is a lovely city with Victorian homes on some of the streets downtown near the many parks, and a host of interesting restaurants, and health food stores.
Magick was in the air, felt in that early Autumn breeze and even fun signposts like this street sign.
Elphinstone has several meanings but felt like an oracle path a faery or elf might follow in the Lord of the Rings or something, since we seem to be venturing in mythical tales lately including literally living in Sherwood Forest for a few days.
I’ve noted the shorter days and softening light.
I’ve been sensing an early and colder Winter this year.
And it’s the first year I’ve actually witnessed chipmunks hiding their acorns and have had so many run-ins with bears bulking up for their long Winter’s naps.
I feel a hibernation coming on early myself, to include a real hunkering down and need for retreat into creative madness…the kind that is intoxicating and fruitful and will manifest newness in all areas of life.
I’ll be sharing an update soon on where things are currently and upcoming changes at hand.