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Astrid & T in Wonderland ~ The Adventures Begin


There’s many things we love about our new home, but one of the standouts for Astrid and me is having our own little magickal room all to ourselves, which we call Wonderland. That to include direct access to our backyard and forest, as an extension of this new realm we’ve created together. Everything we love and that brings us joy, inspiration, and feeling of direct connection to Nature, the Cosmos, our creative wellsprings, and hearts, have been infused into this room. And yes, portals and welcoming for all of our friends, as well as for journeying into the imagination and beyond.

I’d promised to share, once things were complete and I had the time, so today is the day and feels appropriate, as I’ve been immersed more deeply in book editing since the New Moon and will be getting lost in that world more again.

There is SO much I could share about every little detail in our new sanctuary space, and for anyone who visits and IS interested, I will be happy to point them all out, share their stories, and the incredible synchronicities of how they all came together and tied into one another by their own divine weaving. It truly was as if I’d waved a magick wand with intention and then all the pieces came together and were drawn in by the energy vortex created here – but then perhaps I did ūüėČ

‚ÄúOh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.‚Ä̬†¬†Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Wonderland pretty much named itself, the moment I placed one of my prized birthday gifts to myself of last year, “Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell,” center of my book case with two of my crystal wands laying atop it, framed by shelves of two Labradorite unicorns and a selenite unicorn horn above it, with my bunny collection below it. Chills rose up my back and my eyes locked in on the beautiful green, gold, and black book binding (matching my Faery Queen Astranaithes tapestry) with Wonderland written across it and knew the room and all who inhabit it had named it. We (Astrid and me) had indeed created our own version of a richly woven Wonderland.

That tapestry, which I had in our last home but feels was meant for this one, became the backdrop to my new desk space. It features the Faery Queen Astranaithes (pretty cool similarity to Astrid’s name) with her dragon familiar and harbinger by artist, Nene Thomas from her limited edition painting of the same. I’m always awed by how many people say that she looks like me and think that I had it made after myself. I’ve had several contractors now say the same thing and it always gives me chills.

The other of my last year’s birthday gifts I shared in the above link as well,¬†432hz binaural beat theta wave pair of A-note 9 inch quartz singing bowls, also made center stage of my room along with all my musical instruments, including a Chakra drum, Tibetan singing bowl, and flute and shamanic energy rattle I took home from Peru. Sound channeling will be a focal point and anchoring foundation of this new realm and for the first time I would have a space they could soak in the sun’s rays and support my musical musings.

I was hesitant at first to put them out, as Astrid likes to explore everything and I wanted to make sure she wouldn’t jump up there and knock over the crystal bowls or crystals. But within the first couple of days, I realized she was quite aware that this was sacred and she had no intention of doing anything but take in the energy of it all and support the creating to be channeled from them. She also seems to love her crystal orgonite Dragon. A chip off the old block.

Wonderland reflects the child within the soon-to-be 45-year-old-me, who I will eternally be, despite my silver hair.

It also reflects childhood dreams, my and Astrid’s essence, the author and artist me, and the love I have for my child – Astrid.

Others have human children while I have animal ones….they are all spirits embodying different forms, but for me I’ve chosen to support and co-create with the ones covered in fur that reflects their tender hearts. It is simply my path and what aligns most with my heart.

One of my intentions with this space was to make it feel like an indoor Faery garden, while still to have the practicality of being my creative/master-minding office space and meeting Astrid’s needs, feeling cozy, inviting, and transporting, overtly sharing who I am, but most of all I wanted to be surrounded by Nature and Magick.

Hence:

  • the round sparkly green shag rug at center that mirrors grass – a favorite place for Astrid to lay
  • green in general being the focal color of everything (also connecting to the heart chakra)
  • two tapestries of the forest in green

  • four metal accent tables my succulents (2 topiaries and 2 Faery gardens) sit on that are tree branches with cardinals sitting on them (incidentally they just so happen to mirror the one red part of my Faery Queen tapestry, which is a cardinal)
  • a three tiered leafy vine metal shelf that happens to match the accent tables and houses all of my 25 Tarot decks

  • raw quartz (small and large that I found mostly all here in Tahoe) and crystals abound
  • two goddesses residing over the realm – Earth (she sits with two rabbits upon her) and Water (a Mernymph holding a harp) – depicted in collector’s plates a dear faery friend gifted me
  • two topiaries – a rabbit and turtle – decked out in succulents I planted on them
  • two pots of succulents with dragonflies and raw stones that sit atop my book case
  • two mini Faery succulent gardens (each their own realm)
  • three succulent wall planters – a star, a butterfly, and a musical note – that I planted and waited to root so they could be hung as live art (this was that big project with the over 100 succulents I hinted at before. I actually just got 15 more, as I’m adding in some, with a few others on the way because I’m creating a succulent centerpiece for our dining room table

  • tons of rabbits, butterflies, Faeries, dragons, Cosmic Eggs, unicorns, and even mermaids everywhere! This to include a little Faery village at the top of my book shelf resided over by Horus (a one-of-a-kind statue I picked up in Egypt) and includes a Merfaery shell house, a Faery house and even a happy little Gnome amidst the group next to a bottle of pixie dust.

  • I had gotten a rabbit foot mat for the sliding door, but it has become the foot mat under my desk instead because Astrid loves it so much and likes to lay on it by my feet when I’m there – I don’t blame her, as the three rabbits look exactly like her, not to mention there’s a rabbit hole to the left of them I think she is journeying down.

  • a garden stone mushroom and two Gnomes with moss that my parents gave us for our outdoor Faery garden when we get around to it, but for now they have become part of this realm and Astrid loves them so we’ll see if they end up staying

I have a video of her pretending to be part of the Gnome family and playing statue along with them, but it’s too large to upload here. She loves licking the mushroom and the Gnomes as well, which it captures, and exploring everything in sight within her realm.

  • a solar Faery with crystal ball globe also for the garden, but has taken a liking to my desk for now

  • a six and a half foot staff awaiting me to channel it into life
  • and more!

Everything is so alive and has a story to share. I couldn’t be more in my joy here even though I know for many this room would not be their cup of tea.

Yet here, the tea parties are ongoing and Faeries, bunnies, and the like are always sharing in jubilee, as this is a place for imagination and reality to meet.

‚ÄúIt’s always tea-time.‚ÄĚ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

A portal to take you out of one reality and into another. Once you step in here, time is forgotten. Each of the tapestries and the painting act as large portals where the Other Realm can enter through. I remember in the last house when I first hung my painting that now again hangs here, that night I awoke and saw Gnomes, Elves, Faeries, and the like all jumping out of it and running through the halls. That’s when I knew it was alive with magick.

I love my desk, which is made of reclaimed wood atop metal legs to be safe from Astrid’s need to move energy through her teeth, as I have all of my beloved rabbit soul family (and Gaia) there in picture frames, embodied in their crystal reflections, and their ashes sitting in gorgeous pendant bottles supporting me daily with my channelings. I’m just missing my first bunny, Twinkie, as I am looking for the right photo and frame. But even how this desk came to me, the third-time’s-a-charm desk that was sent out, as each of the others was broken, was super cool. This was the most beautiful of the three and had a vibrant blue on the top third of it matching the blues in the painting and tapestry. The company never questioned a thing and just kept sending me new ones. We ended up with two for one because we were able to piece parts together from the other two, so we’ll have an extra for the garage.

But even my desk chair command post is out-of-this-world green (blending Nature and Cosmos Рbeam me up!) and will soon have a supportive pillow, which is the last thing on the way from Russia that showcases a sweet watercolor of a white rabbit by artist, Karina Soboleva.

I got a mini desk converter that allows me to create a stand up desk when I want to get off my Faery butt, by attaching legs to it that can be adjusted and placing my computer on top of it. It has a pull out side mini desk that holds a notebook and pen, a cup or water bottle holder and even a cell phone holder. The legs on it can also be extended so that I can create a mini desk that stands near my favorite chair so that I can sit in it to write and work, or move it next to a couch to do the same. Comfort and physical fitness versatility in one!

One of my other favorite things is the comfy labyrinth circle chair next to my book case where I can read, work, or do Tarot readings in comfort and in the company of the two bunny pillows that reside there. One of them reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit, as it is so real and alive. It features a primitive, folk art standing rabbit pillow by Arnold Print Works of North Adams, MA. that is a vintage reproduction made c. 1960s. The Arnold Print Works of North Adams, MA dissolved around 1947, but this bunny remains alive and full of magick. The bottom of the fabric has seals on it of 1876 and 1892, so I take it that it is a reproduction of one from that time period.

Astrid seems to love the chair too and likes to talk to all of her friends up close and personal.

She seems especially interested in the two lower shelves of mom’s book case that house our rabbit collection, as well as hold hold our music and children’s books.

And speaking of vintage, that reminds me of our antique doors I made mention of in a previous post. One of the cool things I LOVE about this home is the antique doors. They are all originals and come from some old mansion in Reno that the previous owner purchased and put into this home. Each and every one of them is different and has all of the original brass hardware on them. They are quite old, worn, and different sizes, but beautiful. We’ve cleaned them down since all of the renovation and they just shine. I may shine them up myself later with some linseed oil even further, but the wood is really stunning. None of the locks work, and the ones with key holes would need a skeleton key, which do not exist, except for the one downstairs bathroom that has a big latch lock on it, almost like a barn door or something.

Anyway, I love these, as they feel like portals to different worlds and realities. The other cool antique that came with the house is an old claw-foot tub and that too draws me in to float off to another time and space reality, and adds this wonderful mix of old and new and timelessness here.

‚ÄúAlice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.‚Ä̬†Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

The door on my office door is a skeleton key door and suits the energy of Wonderland with its old world feel.

I also love that our room is downstairs because it makes it feel like a Rabbit Hole and a secret Faery realm, which is supported by the fact that this room and the exercise/meditation/art and guest room and bath only sit under half of the house and the rest of the house under the main, upstairs living space is underground and has a crawlspace under it and under the deck. So in fact, Wonderland is on one end of the rabbit hole before you surface.

I’ve been gifted a lot of cool things right before creating Wonderland, which includes a bunch of Faery, Gnome, Unicorn, and Rabbit collector’s pop up and children’s books (all now finding the perfect place on my book case), some lovely old rabbit figurines (including a collector Blackberry rabbit from Watership Down, the collector’s plates I mentioned, and some other fun things like Faeries and orbs created by a sweet friend from resin, crystals, and metals for me and Astrid.

Yet, it’s Astrid’s special things I gifted to her as Christmas gifts that make my heart smile biggest. This includes her very own castle, as every Queen MUST have one!

Her castle has a tunnel in between and places to go inside and on top, where she can survey her realm while munching on hay and snacks, or taking a nap under the stars with her three crystals I placed there with her blanket.

I had a video of her eating from her special hay bin atop her castle, then moving to center over her tunnel to pose, and finally making a dash to her cushion throne under the center table. It was pretty cool, but too large to upload.

So, instead, here are some photos of Sleeping Beauty taking a snooze inside of her castle (front and back end sticking out in intervals), her peeking out to see if the coast is clear, and then making a mad, magickal dash when she thought no one was looking.

She also has a new bed/slash digging box decked out with loads of eco-nesting materials that are safe and edible, but cushy for her too.

She’s able to move in and out of her digging box bed to her castle with ease. Everything is set up for fun and wee!

AND, there’s the bunny romper room, rainbow lotus playhouse that sits under mom’s painting, titled “Once in a Blue Moon,” featuring Nestor and Joy (I plan to add Cosmo to it when I have time).

Her Lotus world houses her other bed/throne, litter/hay box, food/snack/water dishes, and a new play table that get this – it’s actually called the “Wonderland Play Table!”

It features birchwood legs for chewing, a digging box floor, two snack mobiles to chew and pull, and a top to hop on and survey her land from.

She still has her favorite two-story carrot house that now looks out on the side yard and forest from our new sliding door and deck (in the summer I’ll be able to put up her pen there for her to enjoy the outdoors and go in and out).

And she adores the grass-like shag rug at center that is anchored by three giant raw quartz that I found hiking here and has a little meditation/cushion support seat for mom to create her music there on the altar table that acts as another house for her.

If she’s not in her castle tunnel, on the second story of her carrot house, or by my feet, she can be found under this table – mostly on the seat cushion like a proper Queen – or laying next to her favorite giant Mother Quartz.

It pleases me so much that she loves her room and that I have been able to gift her what she deserves after all that she’s been through. I’ve always wanted to have something like this for my bunny loves, and now I finally can. I remember the first day she entered her realm and explored, and those moments we shared of mutual love and gratitude for the journey we both went through to get here. She and I both shed tears of joy and sunk deeper into our connection.

I’m grateful to be able to reflect to her that I SEE her and know who she is.

And I know she appreciates having her own space, which for the most part the cats stay away from. For 90% of the day that’s where you’ll find her. The rest of the time she might go exploring a bit, or come find us upstairs in the living room to watch movies with us at night, but mostly she loves the in between Faery times at dusk and dawn to herself, where she’ll be either at a window or sliding glass door peering out at the forest, stars, and Moon, or she’ll be jumping and racing about on one of the upstairs area rugs, which is sure to make anyone who sees her, giggle out loud.

And since we got the downstairs room put together, which is next to Wonderland, she is interested in that as well…especially curious about the exercise bike and all of the cushions, but also seemed to be giving mom’s easel a little nose nudge and lick of magick for future creations to come.

I’m curious to see if she’ll be as fascinated with mom’s rebounder, as Joy was.

I hope you enjoy this stroll through Wonderland through Astrid’s eyes and my own. I’ve laced this blog post with photos of it, Astrid enjoying it, and a couple of videos.

I love sharing my space with you, as it’s a way to give you a glimpse into the heart of me and Astrid, as well as an inside look at my creative realm and how I create it energetically and literally to support my intentions and life.

Maybe it might inspire others to create any kind of sacred space for yourself with intention that really supports, cultivates, nurtures, and inspires you to bring forth the best of you and your gifts you have to share.

I look forward to being in our space every day and am excited to see what will evolve from it.

Let the adventures begin!

Down the rabbit hole we go …..

‚ÄúWould you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where -‘ said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
‘- so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.
‘Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if you only walk long enough.‚ÄĚ

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Front Door Feng Shui Synchronicity


Our new front door is in, which feels symbolic of creating a new doorway and portal into a fresh reality, as access from a whole new internal circuitry we’re building. Although we still have to put in a peephole viewer, which will provide greater vision, each time I open it and enter or greet someone, it’s pretty incredible how it feels like a different world on both sides.

One of the things I love in this house is the doors, as we have these antique, vintage, wood doors at each entry to a room and some of the closets that come from an old mansion in Reno. These are one of the only things we kept for now, from the original decor, as they have this unique charm and energy, and add an interesting mix of mystery and story to the modern upgrades taking place. Once remodeling is done, I intend to clean and shine them to bring out their rich wood color and make them really pop.

Each door is different and no two are the same in size. They also have their original old brass and copper hardware and knobs, which add personality to each. If they could each speak, they would reveal their own legend.

To me, they compliment the wise trees of the forest and the essence of this Forest Portal in creating different worlds and realities you cross thresholds into with each guardian door.

I love the mix of old and new, creating a feel of ancient portals themselves and symbolizing how we can write our own story with each new day and movement forward.

Another cool thing I discovered, which seems to happen all the time, is that the color we chose for our front door ended up being the perfect color in Feng Shui for its direction.

I’m no expert in Feng Shui and don’t know that much within that realm, as mostly I just do everything by intuition and inner guidance. However, I had a friend who is a Feng Shui expert visit our house in Costa Mesa once for a Reiki Master Teacher training with me and she went through the house to see what could be enhanced and told me that we’d already done everything energetically supportive, simply by intuition. She ended up just providing ways we could amp that up.

So, it was cool to discover we’d done the same with our front door and its color, without having researched it first.

We felt drawn to the color red maple, which is what you see in the photo and just recently I decided to look into whether or not this was aligned with Feng Shui, and in fact it was.

Our door faces Northeast and what I discovered is that the best colors (in order of most enhancing) for a Northeast facing door are earthy/sandy colors, terra cotta, yellow, burgundy, red, purple, deep orange, and rich pink.

The element for the direction of Northeast is Earth and its corresponding bagua energy (there are 8 of these) is Spirituality and Personal Growth. A bagua is like an energy map that reflects to you which areas of your home or a room are connected to specific areas of your life. However, you can enhance a Northeast facing front door by adding the element of Fire, which nourishes the Earth element by creating it. So adding the red, purple, deep orange, strong yellow, and rich pink, as mentioned above, are ways to do that.

So, our red maple color we chose was in every way perfect (red being the Fire and maple being the Earth), creating that earthy and terra cotta color – signatures of Northeast.

Your front door is a way your house absorbs energy that will help to nurture and cultivate your personal energy, so anything that can enhance this portal will help strengthen the overall energy available to you.

It’s fun to discover things after the fact, but we can also spend a little time looking into these things to help enhance energies in our lives, as a way of co-creating with the elements available for manifesting that alchemy of life we desire.

 

 

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‚Äô 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äúkey‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúwrong‚ÄĚ 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.

Two Faeries & an Elf Go Flying in a Cosmic Blue Dragonfly & All Remains Well in the World


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While many thought Saturday 9/23 would be the end of the world, I was flying high in the sky with fellow Faery “Bean” and “Happy” the Elf, piloted by Bruce (whose wife also “coincidentally” is a Reiki practitioner) in the Cirrus G6 that I dubbed the Cosmic Blue Dragonfly from the moment I saw her. Originally we were set to fly on the Equinox, but weather shifts changed all that to the next morning, putting us on track to get our “wings on” over Lake Tahoe’s portal on the day apparently was thought to be the end to Earth. I never believed that when I heard it and actually didn’t even know people were thinking this until just days ago, as I’m often simply in a different reality. Regardless of what took place in that vortex in the sky, all still appears to remain well in the world…..or did we return to a different one, after entering a new timeline during flight? ūüėČ

Either way, it was a fantastic time and that’s all I tend to focus on, is how to enjoy and embrace every moment. Things do continue to feel fresh and new though, so anything is possible and I do believe we are recreating realities every moment we dream our lives into being.

I’m so grateful to my sweet friends who invited me as a surprise gift for finishing my book this week. It was a flight Faery Bean had won in a raffle at an air show and gifted to Happy the Elf for his birthday present (just this July). There was one seat open and little ol’ T Faery got to join – boot and all!

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I didn’t realize when we took this photo that my bag was positioned over my boot, but you can see it peeking out. If you zoom in you may even see that my bag is from Bunny World Foundation (a donation purchase to help the bunnies and where Cosmo came to me from, so he was with me in spirit too).

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Anyway, I’ve had to work at being grounded here throughout my life, feeling more at home off-planet. I’m much more comfortable swimming or flying – flowy experiences – but have finally anchored my feet more solidly in the last couple of years, especially during our Magick Bus adventure where I deepened my relationship with Mother Earth to a whole new level and started anchoring more of my mountain goat essence in with all of our hiking, climbing, and in a lot of cases scaling edges and doing trails like Angel’s Landing in Zion, which I never thought I would.

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Little by little I’ve been facing my fear of heights, which only is isolated to being on edges of drop-offs when my feet are on the ground, as I don’t have a single qualm about flying whether that be a tiny plane like the Cirrus G6, or small planes and helicopter rides flying over Alaska’s glaciers, Kauai’s landscape, and more, or even paragliding when I ran off the side of Mt. HaleakalńĀ on Maui and instantly said yes to my tandem partner spiraling us rapidly in the sky when he asked if I liked roller coasters (not knowing what that entailed), or parasailing high above the ocean in Cancun. I’m also that crazy little Faery (and likely annoying person smiling and weeeeing the whole way) in the airplane who will get super excited when there’s turbulence in flight…the more the merrier!

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Perhaps all of my Pisces (water) and so much air energy (the most of any element I have) in my chart, (Aquarius, Libra, Gemini) makes me feel unstable in those incidents because my feet feel more prone to become flippers or disappear as my wings take over. So it requires me to REALLY mentally focus and send energy through my feet to keep me in my Capricorn mode. And once I do, I’m really good at it, but it takes everything out of me in training myself to make this my new norm. And I imagine will need consistent working at to get to a place of not having to energetically psyche myself up.

Hence part of the reasons involving my foot fracture experiences in trying to make adjustments to help that balance and to move into fuller embodiment of my Capricorn North Node, Mars, and Ascendant – so lots of shifts to help integrate ALL of my parts.

Anyway, I’ll soon have more chances for this, as my healing time aligns with snow season coming and I’ll be back snow shoeing and/or hiking with crampons here shortly and early 2018 looks like I may be scaling the Grand Canyon and exploring secret areas with Bean and Happy on a week’s backpacking adventure. Couldn’t think of any people better to support this healing integration for me and to do it with, as they are Grand Canyon experts and know her inside out, sharing love, reverence, and passion for all of her majesty and mystery!

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They’ll actually soon be working there, as they manifested their dream job for a season, proving anything you desire you can create! I love how they are living their dreams and how we share so much in common, as they have been living in their RV for 3 years now – they started just before we did!¬†So looking forward to that chance and grateful for the invite!!! Yes, a little foot fracture doesn’t stop me. I just take precautions, process the messages, and do my healing, then keep embracing life with new perspective.

And a new perspective is what we got of beautiful Lake Tahoe, as we flew over her like my Avian brothers and sisters at 180 miles an hour. Our experience was incredible from start to end with Mountain Lion Aviation

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Even though this was a free flight, they treated us in style, meeting us with coffees in hand, warm greetings, and pulled the plane right up to the door where we sat waiting for it with our pilot, Bruce, coming right in to get us.

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After debriefing on what to do in case of emergencies, including instructions to me in the co-pilot’s seat on how to get the plane over water, near shore, in case of his being incapacitated, which included how to engage the parachute this plane has! Yes, it has its own safety parachute to see the plane down in an emergency. Incredible!

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That put Bean’s mind to ease a bit, as she’s more comfortable as a Capricorn, with both feet solidly on the ground. She did amazing though, even with her fears of flying, which we helped her with. Most people would just say, “Heck, no! I’m not doing that!” But not Bean!

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Beautiful mutual support with each of our opposing fears and her being a Capricorn, perfectly helps me in embodying my Capricorn North Node! Yay! We were so proud of her, as most people wouldn’t do something they are afraid of, but she said, “I couldn’t let Happy go on his own. If he goes, I go!”

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Yep, we’re all in this together! Love has a way of seeing you through things…..something I have learned deeply in my own life with my bunny loves and Dave.

(Side note: I love the above “accidental” photo capture that had us rolling later when we saw it, that shows Bean gripping tightly to Happy’s pant leg while in flight, and squeezing out a smile. Awwww! You go girl!! You just moved right through it and used those mental powers to see you to the other side!)

It was an incredibly beautiful day, after the snow a couple of days before, lacing the mountains with white. The water was so clear and with some wind, the white caps rolled across the lake like dolphins jumping out of the water everywhere.

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It was so fun to see our home, gorgeous Emerald Bay, look at our condo from the lake, look at the areas we all had shared hikes, and simply to be floating in the air!

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Although not everyone would agree with me, the bit of turbulence near the end, stomach drops, and fun turns, really got me going. I turn into an exuberant little girl with all of that. Very exhilarating! Likely much like Bean feels on the edge in the Grand Canyon, which she’ll soon be able to share and help me with! ūüôā

Before we knew it, it was over, and our smooth landing grounded us back on Earth – yep she was still there! Hehe!! But perhaps it was we who were changed and went through a rebirthing of our own, solidifying our connection together too and how wonderfully we mesh and work together.

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We said goodbyes and thank yous, then hopped into their van and right as we pulled down the street a hawk soared and circled above and ahead to greet us back. I knew once again that they had been watching over us and all was well, as they always show up to message me at divine timings.

Later, Bean noted to me a connection to the 425 number of the plane we rode in, connecting it to the same numbers, just switched around, but still equaling 11, to our manifestion anchoring right now for Dave and I (more on that soon). I was like, woahhhh that’s too awesome! I just love these alignments that constantly take place.

We then enjoyed the rest of the late morning and early afternoon exploring Tahoe City, driving around the west side of the lake (we drove up the east side on the way to the Truckee Airport) rounding out a full circle lake experience of “as above, so below”, enjoyed vegan lunch at a Mexican restaurant, and shared part of that anchored manifestation together, I spoke of.

It was a perfect day and while things can always seem so simple and arbitrary, there is always so much more involved than meets the eye.

So grateful for the beautiful and ever-surprising gifts life keeps abundantly revealing. If that plane ride was any evidence of how life will continue taking things to new heights and incorporating new perspectives of life I have yet to know, then I’m definitely “in”.

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It seems right now like I/we sit on this amazing precipice to so much potential and the way to embrace the unknown is to bring all of our parts along with us for the ride, live as joyously as possible in your micro world as an example, be grateful for things, and take a bird’s eye perspective of the macro, as there really is something more at work than your mind can grasp. The wider you open yourself, the more you can relax peacefully into things and not become encumbered by the details. They do have a way of working themselves out and bringing things into balance.

Always have and always will.

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No coincidence I complete and publish this at 11:11 am!

 

Portals of Experience Continue to Open


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This is my second time living in Lake Tahoe, but truly this last nearly year (will be come October) that we’ve been here has been the most explorative and enriching yet. Not only have we experienced the most epic Winter in the last 40+ years, but have been blessed with incredible, like-minded friends, a wonderful and supportively inspiring home base, welcomed in a new family addition (Astrid), experienced a heap load of magick, and have seen many shifts and transitions anchor in with the closing and opening of new doorways of experience.

I’m/we’re seeing more of this area than we ever have in all the time we’ve lived here so far, and are blown away at the discoveries that will take us years to fully experience…not to mention it’s all different within each season. Like right now we get to enjoy the wildflowers and incredible alpine lakes everywhere gushing with waterfalls and creeks. Other times it is the salmon spawning, the beaches, foraging, crystal-rich areas to discover treasures, water time kayaking or swimming, fall colors, white winterlands, but always plenty of outdoor exercise within every season.

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It’s continued to be an interesting journey in observing and playing with the energies all around, as well as within. So much diversity and contrast in experiences and realities right?! None of it wrong, right, bad, good, worse, better…simply choices and possibilities. I do find it easy to hover around energies that don’t match how I feel frequency-wise and increasingly experience clarity with things and greater compassion even if things don’t match. Very refreshing for a Pisces who struggled with this all of her life and not knowing how I could still be a me without compromising the love and connection I feel to everything. I have to repeat…this is the most natural and peacefully balanced I’ve ever been and am always in awe of how that can continue to deepen.

Life here on Earth is truly merging and it feels both grounding, but also Cosmically freeing, while I’m seeing and experiencing it for what it truly is. Perhaps some of you are feeling this too?

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We’ve been moving energy quickly and manifesting a ton quickly, which is pretty wild how fast stuff has been happening, but when you’re in the “zone” and following the flow of energy, you definitely do experience that incredible alignment. It’s amazing to look back and see how these processes have shifted over the course of your life for sure with putting into motion the things you’ve learned and doing the work.

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But truly it’s been such a gift to experience so much of Lake Tahoe and the outlying areas here. There is SO much beauty and we keep discovering hidden gems all the time – not to mention hidden portals to other realities. Never a dull moment or feeling of not having enough choices and things to do on any level, but mostly it’s the Nature time that infuses my heart with inspiration and expansive love.

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The energy abound lately has been so potent and fertile. I can’t tell you how powerful manifestations have been and immediate things unfold that are intended. This month’s energies really lend a hand to that, but in general we really are experiencing an accelerated evolution of potential.

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And I’m increasingly experiencing how the things I write about in my new book, manifest in the outside world around me. It’s really a wow-factor and nobody would believe me unless they were right here going through it all alongside me.

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During all of this I’ve been seeing how the things I envision and intend, because I’m open to the highest version for the highest good of all to manifest (rather than fixating on how that “should” be) are revealing themselves in expansive ways that embody the essence of it all with greater support and all-encompassing benefits.

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The photos shared in this post are captures of some of the energy lately that I’ve been experiencing – truly like activations and initiations into this new version of reality unfolding. There are also photos of some of the awe-inspiring beauty of new areas of exploration – one of which reminded me of my other favorite place in Montana and my experiences there.

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Portals are opening everywhere! Are you ready to step into a greater version of you and greater possibilities collectively?

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I find that the more flexible and open to entertaining any combination of possibilities, the greater fulfillment I feel and find even more support and interconnected threads ready to make things happen.

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Gratitude deepens daily and harmony is being remembered from the origin song seeded within.

Life with Magickal Rabbits ~ Opening Portals to the New


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I love this image, which a sweet friend of mine had sent me a few months ago. It is so reflective of my journey and life, the magickal realm I live in always, and also that theme of “following the White Rabbit” I’ve posted about. But more so, captures the “essence” of my life with these magickal beings and how they’ve supported my portal journeys into new realms of experience.

I’ve been thinking about the changes in my life and how nearly all of the biggest ones have taken place when bunnies have been a part of it.

My leaps mirroring their hops.

I’m at another juncture of shifts so it’s no wonder Astrid is here with me now.

I’ve been focusing on finishing off things to make clear way for the new, did my big 13 day cleanse (interestingly, but not surprisingly, I have not gained back all the old energy that needed shedding so that I move forward without the “weight” of the past), and have been keeping busy with a lot of activity right now (many friends visiting, nature outings, and events) while helping her to integrate and anchor in so that we would both be ready and aligned for the next part of the journey together – all perfectly aligned with the time she has needed.

In a few days I’ll be getting back to completing my book – yay! which I knew she would be helping with now that she’s feeling grounded here.¬†

Seems, once again, my bunnies keep aligning with major Cosmic shifts and portals, as we’ll be entering the 8-8 Lion’s Gate here shortly and the big August Eclipse Gateway. No surprise I’ll be completing the book during all of this…will be fun to see just how exactly it aligns.

Zephyr, whom you may remember as the bunny I was going to adopt, but couldn’t because of circumstances being better to support him where he is for now, had originally been, and will also continue, helping with the writing, as I work with bunnies telepathically, even if from afar.

Although I’ve sent him love and have continued working through the sadness of his not being physically here (another element integrating during all of this), he has been relatively quiet in his contentment with the bunny supporting him where he is…also awaiting my return to writing and all of us integrating and anchoring for the next leg of our work together. He has also been an anchor at the rabbit rescue – SaveABunny – for much to come.

I’m so¬†grateful to have my team together and excited to finish the very end of my book – not much left to go!

I was told to wait on the very last part because of this integrating time needed with Astrid and the shifts with everything so that we could work on it harmoniously together.

This book has been writing itself and so it has not been a daily hunkering down to complete it, as might be the process for some writers, but rather a journey of flowing with the energies and only working on it when the windows/portals of opportunity and alignment gave the green light.

I am listening and aligning, while also staying on top of doorways opening and closing and it’s been incredible to witness the life shifts in all ways that have been weaving along with it all and shifting so much with every part of it. There is a timing and unfolding needing to both be taken action on, but also co-creating in natural harmony with.

My rabbit friends – or rather my kindred spirits, comrades, and Cosmic family in rabbit bodies – have known just what elements here on this planet would support me in the greatest and highest of ways. Their presence has helped me to continue to integrate my Earth and Star self and it has been through the love we share and the DNA-awakening they invoke, that has kept me on track, helped me remember, infused the necessary ingredients of alchemy needed, and literally have helped me remain here to complete this next spiraling phase.

Life is magickal with rabbits for sure and I’m beyond grateful to have rabbit friends and co-creators!¬†

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Pyramid portal…..Astrid the Egyptian bunny?!

Libra Full Moon & Sedona Magick


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Balance and harmony are key energies for this Pink Full Moon in Libra on the 11th and how we can channel this in a way that tempers both our individual needs with collective integration for a higher good as One. I’m seeing new opportunities being presented to us all if we keep our hearts open and release attachment to how things “have” to be. Every moment can open us to wider perspectives and potentials with some willingness to discern and feel to the core of things. A great time to readjust our energy output to that which supports optimal and empowering well-being.

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How can you support yourself into your authenticity without judging others for what they are revealing of themselves as their own process at the same time?

The more we remove our own costumes we’ve been accustomed to hiding behind, we understand dynamics at work without expectations from others or belittling demands on ourselves.

A lot of old pains and shadow aspects are continuing to rise to the surface in order for us to realize our potential to shift perspective and open our hearts to a new way of experiencing things that can transmute it all and manifest our intentions nonetheless.

So yes, there’s still a lot of intensity around, but there’s a major contrast of incredible things happening for people alongside a lot of challenging things people are also experiencing. Retrogrades, like we’re experiencing, are opportunities to reassess and realign ourselves.

Everything is rapidly transforming and it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the constant change, but also very liberating if you can find a way to embrace greater fluidity.

Libra is an air element and that brings to us opportunity to expand our minds and not get hung up on over-obsessing and excessive analysis, but rather partnering our minds with hearts to gain new perspective and expansive clarity that may spark new ideas and innovative visions for our journeys.

As you know, we’ve were in Sedona the last several days since Wednesday, which has been hugely expansive, once again, for us. And more than I thought, actually, has unfolded upon returning and allowing the energy to settle in.

We have a lot that opened and shifted (even just today) and received clarity on things since being home that once again proved how fluidity and staying open to greater possibilities, allows that to happen.

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Interestingly, upon returning home yesterday we discovered that the unit below and left to us had a sewer issue that caused some minor flooding in their place and the plumber was here working on things, that got fixed today.

The pipes are connected to all units and unfortunately their unit gets the problems because they are lower and have the lowest sitting shower. The issue that is normal around these parts is that tree roots find their way into the pipes, seeking out water sources, and that can create blockage issues. Something to maintain once a year.

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All of that seeming symbolic with rooting going on in our lives and finding ways to flow with nature.

Anyway, since the 4 units are connected, we all had to stop using water until the plumber returned to fix it all this morning, and that felt reflective of this pause in percolation taking place with our feelings about things and examining what is at the heart of it all.

Also reflective of our opening to this expansive, freeing and light new perspective, which shifted the course of things and even aligned us greater with our frequencies, the back-up was fixed, and our fluidity of embrace and movement with the energies showed us an even better way – all freeing everything up at once in connection to each other.

I also anchored even more deeply with the journey most heart-resonant for myself as well and made a big decision this morning.

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Being in Sedona was very balancing and transformative, as it always is and my relationship to her energies have shifted since I first lived there back in 1996 from intensely supportive in stripping away onion layers, to flowingly supportive, light, yet powerfully gentle.

I’ve returned many times since I lived there, with a large break between the next time I returned, but then was back a couple of times in a row for some classes and hosting a booth at the Raw Spirit Festival, breaking again until I got my dragon tattoo there, and then returning the last 3 years in a row at the same time each year – Spring. Each journey being hugely mirroring and opening for my life.

This trip was very productive and had very purposeful and meaningful reasons for us being there at this time, creating activations and anchoring on several levels – too much to delve into detail here, as I’m also pressed on time right now.

But one of which I’ll mention a bit since it was a moving experience for many that connected to my Crystal Skull, includes the transferring of guardianship of my beloved and powerful Raja Seraphina to her new and amazing guardian, who also is a dear friend. I am so grateful to Dawn for opening to this huge shift that is igniting an incredible journey of her life’s work. It is amazing to see how R.S. has energetically shifted since being with Dawn and I’m so touched in seeing the pampering and dedicated love and honor Dawn is sharing with her. A match made in the Cosmos. I’m excited for their work ahead, which will be powerful for the collective. And grateful for yet another bridge created between us with R.S. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect with the upcoming Full Moon either. I hear she’ll be receiving a Moon bath and so much more!

We had a very full several days in Sedona with all that we had scheduled and going on there, including a last minute connection with another sweet soul, her hubby, and little Faery daughter that was full circle since we first met in person in Sedona back in 2011 (fun to see how much has changed for us since then), but everything aligned perfectly and we still managed to enjoy awesome food and get in some great hiking – about 20 miles in the available time slots we had over 3 of the days taking us to Boynton Canyon, Broken Arrow (behind Chapel Rock and up to Chicken Rock), trails in Red Rock State Park along Oak Creek, Bell and Courthouse Rock loop, as well as Baldwin Trail behind Cathedral Rock.

The high desert right now is lovely with flowers in bloom too. Perfect reflections all around, energy, and balance.

I loved that we were there in the wake of the Full Moon approaching too, which was very cool for our labyrinth and medicine wheel walk we did the night before leaving. That was the second labyrinth walk, as we also walked it with Dawn on the day we met.

All in all, a beautiful journey through another portal that has infused inspiration, more clarity, and ignited another propulsion of activation. Continuous blessings to constantly be grateful for.

And even when twists and turns, ebbs and flows take place…it just isn’t possible to be upset or stressed about it, because it always flows into something even better than imagined.

And while I know that there is a lot going on out there that holds a different energy, I know my part is to hold my own and continue seeing everything in its wholeness as an integral thread to the entire Cosmic tapestry weaving itself into being.

I may have some exciting news to share soon. Until then, wishing everyone a balancing, clearing, and supportive Full Moon.

Cosmic Love


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The heart is the cosmic gateway and seat of your unique soul self to all awareness and well-being of a multi-dimensional starhuman. It is the doorway to all intelligent knowing, thinking, and feeling when it is open, conscious, and loving. This allows for expansion of the human being.

(A post from my Instagram page – @taniamarieartist – I felt inspired to share here too)

11/11 Shifts Equal Crystal Offerings & New Beginnings


Not sure about the rest of you, but today’s 11/11 portal has proven to be powerful for some completions, shifts, and activations of new, not to mention tons of synchronicities. This revealed clear messages, which included that I was to release more crystals to new keepers, finalized complete organization of our new place and the preparation of the Magick Bus for selling and storing (will post info soon for anyone who may be interested), clarified some choices I needed to make, and put into motion a transaction for the beginning of the next part of the vision for our life and ventures.

All in time before my friend comes to visit us tomorrow, which synchronously got postponed from today, and with some cool alignments that magickally synched up without any orchestration on my part to bring it together on the right day and specific time even.

I saw the 11:11, 12:12, 1:11 and 2:22 portals today so far, and the last one being when the transaction was put forth. I then had my 2:26 birthday show up as well.

AND….just now as I finished writing this, 3:33 showed up. ¬†LOL!

Fun all around to observe for sure!

But one of the things I mentioned above about crystals moving on was a surprise, although fully welcome.

A few months ago I had a dream about a very specific, cosmic crystal that was being given to me. I had yet to discern if it was an ethereal crystal, was connected to one somewhat similar to it that I already had, or was in fact one that would be coming to me in the near future.

I discerned that it wasn’t the one I had and today I received the message that either it would come to me in tangible form or I’d be able to work with the ethereal one once I released most all of my remaining crystals I had, except for just a few key pieces.

And hence, I embraced that I would be letting go of my crystals to new keepers – some of which are raw, natural ones found along my journeys far and wide, and others simply special ones that had remained with me when most all others had moved on already.

They are all on the smaller size – hand held that is for ease of travel and healing work – yet potent. I’m still discerning how I will offer them.

I’ve been getting that I may offer them in groups of crystals, rather than each individually, and within each group would be one or a few free raw crystals from my findings along with them. I don’t know that I’ll be photographing everything and writing long descriptions like I usually do, as I haven’t the time to do that really.

So I may just offer them by sharing them within a group specifically named in reflection of their energy, type of crystals included, and general energies, and if someone feels called they’ll know it’s for them.

I’m more about alignment these days.

I always offer my crystals “at price” purchased, so they are equal exchanges, plus shipping and handling.

Synchronously, not long after I got this message on what I was to do with my crystals, I also received an email from someone looking for a specific crystal to purchase of which will actually be in the offering.

Love those reiterations.

Anyway, all that to say that today has been pretty powerful and next week feels to be so too, as Monday’s Full Supermoon will mark my fully immersing into my writing again and the new on ALL levels. It may even be when we hear news on what was put into action today, and more.

If you are interested in any crystals or specific energies of crystals from me, you can comment on this post and I’ll keep you in mind first when putting things together. Otherwise, look out for a short post on crystal offerings soon.

Until then, wishing you a magickal rest of the day and weekend, as we near our biggest Supermoon since 1948!

Creative potential is abundant for what you desire manifesting personally and collectively, in direct reflection of your self worth embraced.

Your Heart Is A Portal


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