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Have More Fun


There’s plenty of time to be serious and let’s face it, most of the time that’s just what people are doing – planning, worrying, stressing, analyzing, keeping their nose to the grind, moving from one task to the other, having no time to smell the roses. And while there’s balance to be had in life, the main thing we lose focus of and have an imbalance of is work in place of play – how to experience life more lightly, have more fun, feel more vitality, surrender some of that load you’re carrying, and bring back that innocence into each part of your life.

I speak a lot about enjoying life more and having more fun, as it truly can be a game-changer. I know it can be hard sometimes when life seems to have thrown a lot at you that feels heavy on the heart, but the way out isn’t in digging deeper into that heaviness, but rather, finding ways to see through the eyes of your inner child, which will help lighten things. Laughing at ourselves and life, being silly, doing something spontaneous because it tickles your heart, infusing a child-like perspective of wonder and belief in all things possible, and reaching in to bring forth that tender, caring heart that simply loves.

So, while I am a child at heart big time, I still constantly nurture that child to merge even more of that innocence into my life and find myself more childlike now than even when I was a child. That’s not to say I’m not serious when the time calls for it, but I never let go of my inner child in the process. I choose to have her walk hand-in-hand in all that I do, think about, feel into, and take action on. I also engage her and ask her what she feels, so as not to neglect the wisdom and value she has to impart.

There’s been more than enough times when I didn’t really know how to love her, as she so needed, and I’ve committed to having her never experience that again. By inviting her into every experience, I get to experience greater wholeness and fulfillment that has the ability to bring harmony and healing to every forgotten corner of my heart.

It’s no mystery why I find myself surrounded by an armada of chipmunks and squirrels where we live, who all seem to congregate outside my office door – mirroring the inner child I have cultivated and even the childhood dream office of Wonderland I’ve created. And of course I have the magickal little bunnies and Astrid, who all reflect such purity, innocence, and playful harmony. Astrid also reflects my inner child and our interactions also help expand my interactions within for myself, and vice versa. We definitely assist each other in embodying greater wholeness.

I recently had opportunity to support a sweet soul in a distant, international Reiki Healing Attunement that also brought up this key theme of inner child love and embracing more innocence, play, and fun. So much so that a powerful display took place right before me while I was in the middle of the session.

Two giant squirrels – one of which was huge and bigger than any squirrel I’ve ever seen – both came running over to the sliding glass door in front of where I was working the session. They came up to the door, peered in on hind legs with paws and nose to the glass and were tapping to get in and get my attention. They would then run to my potted flowers and climb up them and play and then circle back and come tapping and peering in on me again at the door. This happened several times, until they knew I understood and then off they swirled their huge bushy tails and disappeared back under the fence from which they came.

I had never had such a strong reflection of animal spirit guides during a session, other than my own bunny loves doing things and receiving visions of guides for the person I was working on. But this time they decided to manifest in the flesh and I know if that door had been open, they’d have been right up on me.

The huge display they played out in front of me, I not only took away as meaningful for this particular client, but also as important to impart to the collective.

I didn’t get photos, of course, as I was deep in a session, but here is one (below) of the chipmunk friends that constantly visits, peering in just as the squirrels did.

I also have a couple of quite large mice friends that visit as well, along with lizards and birds.

It’s definitely forest play land around here big time and I giggle daily at the beautiful mirror, which warms my heart that my inner child feels safe, loved, encouraged, and cherished.

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Chipmunks have been known to show up as lucky signs that grant heart wishes, symbolize abundance, reflect an explorative and adventurous heart, and mirror that free spirited outlook on life – all similar to squirrels.

And while they both reflect that perfect balance of work and play, they always get what they need done with that light approach. This demonstrates that work can be accomplished without pressure and enjoyed by dedicating yourself to nurturing more fun in your life and living in more balance with nature. A cozy, comfortable, and joyful life is possible, just as these playful creatures show us.

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 were “wrong” with us and so the greatest rejection living with us today is 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.

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Crystals, Mystery Wands, Reiki Healing Attunement Zappers & Workshops


I mentioned in my blog post yesterday that with me having some downtime while my book is being reviewed, I have the ability to create and offer just a few fun things, although I will still be immersed in other layers of steps upcoming for my project. This opened the ability to put out a few inspired offerings (I’m always listening) you can read about below that excite me, are aligned in how I feel, and that I know would be of benefit currently with everyone’s journey, as well as feel supportive to my creative energy.

I plan to utilize this time to finish creating my personal, magick staff and in seeing that I have three pieces of prepared wood all ready to go, I felt called to offer three magick crystal wands (you likely remember these from last year) to anyone who wants a little extra amplification and focus with your power and intents. Wands can help you to harness your power, direct it, and increase the flow.

I will be channeling them, as I get their energies coming through, so will not be posting them as completed wands to choose from, but rather as mystery wands you can feel into and choose accordingly. For some, price may be your leading factor of choice, and for others, you may feel what each will be manifesting as and that will be your resonance.

You can choose your magick crystal wand below, by purchasing through the link of choice.

Shipping and handling will be a separate invoice, once your order is ready to ship and destination/packaging cost is all compiled.

Mystery Magick Crystal Wand #1 ~ $111 – SOLD

Mystery Magick Crystal Wand #2 – $177

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Mystery Magick Crystal Wand #3 – $222

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I only have three pieces of wood and only have enough time to create them, so no, I won’t be doing more at this time, as I would have to have wood find me in the forest and also need another window of opportunity. This is it for right now.

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The next offering is a Reiki Healing Attunement to receive a zap of support.

I don’t offer Reiki sessions or Attunements anymore, except in the last Reiki Workshops I’ve been teaching this Summer in terms of Initiation Attunements. So, this is a special and surprise opportunity if it calls to you.

With a small window of time on my hands, these fit perfectly and also align with what I sense could be an extra boost for people in the midst of shifts, healing, changes, wanting more alignment, ability to see the opportunities, gain greater clarity in general, support courage, creativity, and anything you want to enhance or bring forth more, help reveal and clear blocks, open doors, add increased magick to your current trajectory, etc.

I use these all the time for myself and Dave and I always stress to pass students who know how to do these, not to forget to actually utilize this tool, as they are super potent. Every time I do one, the intentions I have, one-by-one start happening – sometimes immediately. I like to keep a list of the things and check them off as they come true. Pretty incredible.

So, if this speaks to you, or you were wanting one – as I know a few of you have contacted me because you were interested and at the time I wasn’t available – then here it is.

I will only be making this available to 5 people, as that feels most aligned for me.

You can purchase your Reiki Healing Attunement below and then please get in touch with me via my CONTACT page to let me know your name, location, some options of good times for us to tune in together for this where you can be open to receiving peacefully and mindfully, and your intents for it and then we’ll be ready to go.

Reiki Healing Attunement ~ $55 – ALL SPACES FILLED

And last, we have some very special crystal beings that are ready to have new guardians, as our time has come full circle. I’ve been moving through things fast and so I don’t hoard crystals simply because I love them. I love them enough to know they have service to do and want them to keep moving their energy like I am.

Here are the 3 crystals currently available, which will all be Reiki infused and charged before heading off to you from the Forest Portal:

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Earth & Cosmos Fluorite ~ $155 – SOLD

This incredible Fluorite is like nothing I’ve seen and truly embodies the essence of bringing together and merging Earth and Cosmos – as the bottom half is this exquisite layered journey through Earth’s womb in the brown and the top half is this ethereal experience of violet and white. Within each there are remnants of both interlaced, creating balance. And then we find sparks of rainbow and one larger one at top.

Harmony within and without. It stands 8 1/2 inches tall and about 3 inches at widest.

The colors will intensify and become more subtle as you have it with you. I love how crystals constantly shift.

 

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Sacred Geometry Ocean Jasper Sphere ~ $44 – SOLD

This incredible Ocean Jasper sphere with portals and amazing naturally infused sacred circles in perfect geometric synergy throughout (hard to capture, but you can kind of see one of these in two of the photos above, including a reflection of Eeyore from my shirt – hehe). You’ll have fun discovering all of them, as they are very faint unless the right light and perspective reveals them. Amazing! I love that this crystal’s energy feels merging of Water and Earth, has that nature, Faery, and heart-centered aura with a zap of joyous empowerment.

It is a 2 inch sphere in mossy green, yellow green, and yellow. Looks like an Otherworldly planet.

Here’s a link on its properties: Ocean Jasper

 

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Golden Ray Selenite Cosmic Blossom ~ $222 – SOLD

  • Also known as Golden Ray Selenite
  • This particular kind comes from Canada
  • It’s a completely natural formation that will carry the energy of Selenite, but with additional metaphysical properties due to its golden essence
  • Is a powerful, beautiful, and high vibrational crystal known to call in the highest frequency of white light and the Golden Ray of Buddha
  • Some say it stores Ancient Priestess teachings and can be used for a variety of metaphysical purposes – making them excellent for any healing environment
  • Connects to the Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Heart, and Crown Chakras – helps to integrate, open, and activate
  • Supports creative manifesting from your heart
  • Directs your will in a loving, joyful manner
  • Assists you to create your reality based on intention, trust, and joyful wisdom
  • Helps you to become attuned to, and harmonized with, your soul purpose for this lifetime
  • Focuses on joy, manifestation, and creation/creative energies and is really good for digestive issues and addictions, as the dis-ease of one’s will

I love both the inner Earth and Cosmic essence it embodies, which makes sense since Selenite is an embodiment of “As Above, So Below”.

It is a little over 3 inches tall and a little over 2 1/2 inches wide. It shifts in color all the time from lemony yellow, deeper yellows, and indoors and without light almost yellow green.

This is a very rare and unique specimen of this crystal – WOW!!! It’s like holding a star from the Cosmos in your hand.

 

Since I continue to move rapidly through things, there may be more in the coming weeks or months, but these are the three that jumped out right now.

 

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Upcoming/Last Workshop Reminders:

One month from today, on August 11th, is the last chance to register for the Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop on August 18th. I have 4 spaces remaining for either new or return/review students. Remember review students of mine can join for free so if you want to brush up or think one of those big changes for you involves starting to teach, please reach out so we can make that happen!

And there are two months and four days – on September 15th – remaining to register for the Fall Equinox “Living a More Magickal Life” with Laura Bruno and myself on September 22nd.

We have only 3 spaces remaining, as we are limiting this to an intimate gathering of just 12.

The links to register for both can be found here:

Workshop Changes & Updates

 

I love surprises! Love and creative magick to you!

Workshop Changes & Updates


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It’s been a beautiful weekend here, enjoying the wildflowers in full bloom while immersing in nature and new hiking adventures, sharing a Full Moon drum circle and vegan potluck, getting out to events, as well as putting together love package gifts from my heart to the 17 recipients of the Gratitude Giveaway –  we also had more registrations come in and some changes to the upcoming workshops I wanted to update you with.

But first, I know I said I was hoping to get out all of the gifts by end of last week, but I underestimated the time it would take to package up 17 gifts, I ran out of packing tape, and I underestimated the time needed to bake and prep for our Friday Meetup event for our Tahoe Herbivores group, which was the drum circle and vegan potluck. Alongside quite a full weekend of back-to-back events, rest, and needed nature time, I wasn’t able to complete the packaging up until last evening. With that said, I’m happy to share that this morning I will be off to the post office to send off your goodies, so you should all be receiving them this week sometime, except if you live out of the country, which may take a bit longer – Faery fingers crossed! I hope you enjoy this items that are special to my heart and that they bring you the perfect energy and inspiration.

That brings me to the changes and updates on the upcoming last workshops I’m teaching.

First off is the September 22, 2018 workshop co-taught with Laura Bruno on Fall Equinox. We are now just over 2/3 full with this event we’ve limited to just 12 participants to keep things intimate for this very unique workshop and experience that will include an Equinox ritual and blessing/activation led by and transmitted through us.

We have an incredible group of souls joining that are all traveling in from out of the area. It is sure to be a potent gathering and will be customized to the group.

There are 2 spots left, so if you’d like to be a part of this, here’s where you can register to reserve your place:

Living a More Magickal Life

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I then have a change to update you with on the Reiki 3 Master Teacher workshop. Originally, this workshop was set up for August 25th, but due to that date not working for the first student that registered, and my ability to change (which actually works out better for me too), we have moved it to the weekend before. It will now be held on Saturday, August 18th.

I’m putting the registration here to make it easier for anyone to sign up without weeding through blogs and the Reiki 1 & 2 info.

I can accommodate 6 people for this and currently there are 4 spots remaining for anyone wanting to review this workshop or take it anew.

Please keep in mind that the pre-registration discount for this ends in just 2 days on July 4th – UPDATE: this has ended.

Final registration is needed by August 11th.

We enjoyed the last Reiki workshop in June all outdoors on the forest here, so perhaps we might do the same for Reiki 3! Either way, we’ll get some outdoor time.

Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop: Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9 am – 6 pm

This workshop will be taught in Stateline, NV at Lake Tahoe at a private residence called the Forest Portal – details and address will be provided to registrants before the time of workshop.

Past students of mine are welcome to join for free review, given there are enough new registrants to meet the required attendee minimum for teaching this workshop. Please let me know of your interest, as I will have a limited amount of room for review students.

Class Description, Reiki III:

Reiki Level III Master Teacher Class involves learning 3 Reiki Master Symbols including Tibetan, Anthakarana and Usui Master Symbols, Violet Breath, Hui Yin exercise, healing attunement instruction, receiving a third attunement, learning advanced techniques, and more. You will also be given instruction on how to give attunements for all levels and how to teach them as well. You learn what it means to be a teacher, while helping to nurture more confidence, commitment and responsibility to your service.

Registration Price for Reiki 3 – $650 – Final Registration by August 11th

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Quick update: the Dendritic Opal and the Magick Crystal Wand I had available are both on their way to their new guardian. I may have some other offerings pop up. You never know! If I have time at some point I may have a few wands I could possibly make, although right now am focused on my book and then want to finalize my staff that’s been calling me to finish. If you’re local, I do have a massage table I’m going to be selling this week. I already found a home for the other one.

Okay, I’m off to get those gifties out and errands! Then a full week of things here, as I begin phase 3 of my book journey, do some planting indoors and outdoors, catch up on bookkeeping with Dave, and get some nature time in before his surgery and recuperation begins to repair a ski injury from this Winter so he can get back to adventure time again.

Wishing everyone a beautiful week! If you want to see what I’ve been up to in nature and with other things, you can always visit me on my Instagram page where I share daily quick posts of nature beauty, fun, food, inspirations, and quick updates. taniamarieartist is my profile handle there 🙂

Celebrating with Gratitude


Under the influence of last night’s Full Strawberry Moon in Capricorn, I’m excited to announce the conclusion to the second phase of my new book’s journey this morning. It’s been a full last couple of weeks and so much celebration since Summer Solstice with endings that ignite new beginnings. I’ve also been putting together the gifts for the 17 recipients of the Gratitude Giveaway, which will be sent out by end of week.

While there is still much more involved with my book’s birthing, this feels to be the last personal piece, as from here on out will involve others in bringing it into completion. I’m not rushing any part of it, but I have found all the timings aligning so incredibly with that surrender. I did feel it would be done by end of June, and so it is.

I love it coinciding with this Capricorn Full Moon, as that feels perfect for my journey. It calls upon powerful, new directions guided by our inner wise/elder selves to be met with personal responsibility.

Commitment, focus, and unrelenting work produce rewards – the greatest of those being the heart fulfillment I’m experiencing for following through with the path I’m guided on and intending it for the highest good, without expectation.

So, I’m big time celebrating each part of the journey and being grateful for what IS now.

This week on the 26th I was also reminded that Joy’s ashes had come home to me that day – you’ll remember she departed two years ago on Summer Solstice and heralded Astrid coming in one year later the same time. This had me remembering our time in Montana in the Magick Bus, reminiscing with my dear friend Christopher about that potent experience he assisted with and the magickal journey he took us on, and so many full circle experiences tied in with my book.

It was beautiful to teach a Reiki workshop last weekend in the middle of this and that the Gratitude Giveaway created such potent and beautiful energy for everyone who joined and was touched by it. I was even surprised by the giving part of the challenge, bringing gifts to me through it that truly touched my heart and were so meaningful. Thank you dearly! You know who you are. You really moved me. But in general, I was so moved by everything that came through with that and the shares and the shifts people experienced.

And meaningful is what I hope the recipients will feel in the gifts I send that are special crystal/stone jewelry, crystals/stones in a few cases, and other sweet things that all have purpose and dear connection for me. It was my intent that only things close to me would be given and would add to the collective thread we wove with the journey, and will continue weaving.

As mentioned, yesterday I got all the gifts gathered and all of the shipping material, and now that my book is done I’m working on packaging them up to get out by end of week. 17 gifts is a lot to wrap and prepare, so please bear with me. I trust in divine timing and so far I do love the timing of everything all connected.

And to add to the celebrating, Dave and I are hosting a Full Moon drum circle, vegan potluck for our Meetup group tomorrow evening to immerse in the energy. We had to make it on a night people could come, hence within the window, rather than on the night itself. That feels connected and potent also with the ending of this phase of my book and literally in a way I can’t share right now, but there are so many cross-over connections with my book and things that take place in it that happen in real life. So fun!

We also have a couple of events we’re going to on Saturday, so the fun continues as we close out June.

Next week will be a fresh start on phase 3 for me of my book, but will also hold July 4th independence and freedom day – which also happens to coincide with the day my closest Grandpa to me transitioned 7 years ago who supported my creativity and also mirrored it.

July 4th is also the last day to pre-register at discount for the Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop to be held on Saturday, August 25th. You will still be able to register until August 11th, but at full registration price.

Here is the link for that: Summer 2018 Reiki Workshops

And don’t forget that you can still register for the Fall Equinox workshop with Laura and I until September 15th. We have 4 spaces remaining, with a few people looking into registering, so keep that in mind, as we can only accommodate 12 to keep this an intimate gathering.

Here is that link: Living a More Magickal Life

I shared that on Summer Solstice, my first Iris bloomed that I planted myself. Then a second bloomed with the Full Moon energy approaching and yesterday, the morning of the Full Moon, a third popped out, creating a Trinity of energy in celebration of this day and my birth number as a 3. There’s a fourth on the way too! Yay!

This is a photo of the two, right before the third opened. I’ll try to get another when I’m outside again with all.

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Feeling grateful for so many layers of things seen and unseen, including the mouse that ran by my office, as I completed my book this morning – again so timely!

Solstice Reminders & Magick Offerings


Hoppy Summer Solstice, as Astrid says! This is a very special and magickal portal for us, not only because Astrid came to me through it last year, but Joy returned to the stars through it as well two years ago. Today so much is culminating, including the last day of the Summer Solstice Gratitude Giveaway and the last day to pre-register and still save for our “Living a More Magickal Life” Workshop. Can you say fun?! Astrid has been hopping all over this morning with excitement! Seems sweet Joy is channeling through her. 🙂

So, if you know you’d like to join us on Fall Equinox for a very special gathering with an amazing group of souls, then don’t forget to do so by end of the day to save $77.

You can still sign up until 9/15, as long as space is available, but we are officially over half full at this point with only 5 of the 12 spaces remaining. Although have an 8th commitment, so 4 spaces really.

You can register here: Living a More Magickal Life with Laura Bruno & Tania Marie

Today is also the last day of the Summer Solstice Gratitude Giveaway! For everyone who has joined these last 11 days, don’t forget to send me your journey with this by end of tomorrow, the 22nd.

I have a busy next couple of days, including preparation for teaching a Reik workshop Saturday, so I’ll be making the announcement of the 11 recipients of the drawing on Monday the 25th! Gifts will be sent out next week too! Stay tuned both on Facebook and here on my blog for that.

If you need reminders on the guidelines you can view them here: Summer Solstice Gratitude Giveaway

It’s truly been a powerful week with a lot happening fast and many changes underway. A lot of people I know have had some huge liberations and rebirthing, as well as powerful changes creating opportunity.

One of my sweet friends’ new business just launched officially today and another’s just this past week – in both cases I was floored and excited to learn that I was the very first sale to help ignite each into birthing! That truly was special and meaningful. I also have another friend who’s recently launched another channel of her work through a podcast and new branding, and yet another who has been envisioning the expansion of their business and rebirthing their brand/logo. And the list goes on. Overall it seems that everyone is blossoming and expanding! I imagine many of you are experiencing similar things in your own way, but it does seem that things are coming to light and clarity with potential looming like a lightning bolt of inspiration.

I got a lot done too, including finalizing my office closet cleaning/organizing with fresh clarity and space!), but did find myself a bit antsy with energy and excited that I’ll be done next week with my book’s editing. Today I’ll be doing a little Reiki Healing Attunement ritual with Astrid, getting my hair trimmed and the silvery streaks revitalized, as well as getting things in order for a potent forest workshop this weekend. I finalized some things and along with prepping the massage tables for Reiki teaching on Saturday, they will also then be released and sold next week to close that part of my journey too.

And that brings me to some magickal potency that just yesterday I got that both Astrid and I would be offering up today on the Solstice.

Many of you will remember the Magick Crystal Wands I channeled last year. They all found their beautiful partners and guardians, but there was one at the time I had felt to keep for myself. Several people were wanting it then, but it had work to do with me.

Yesterday, I received the message to release it and offer it on Summer Solstice.

So that is what I am doing – here is the info that I posted about it when first sharing it.

Merlin & Lady of the Lake Wand ~ $222 – SOLD

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This wand called to me from the shore of Fallen Leaf Lake here and I was taken back by its appearance immediately. It was already fully carved, smoothed (as if someone had rigorously sanded it), and has a beautiful golden blonde coloring with perfectly spaced dots in a design along its shaft. I do not know the type of wood it is, but I know it is not of this world, as it was ominously placed out in the open like this for me to find it, singing to me like a wizard’s wand would.

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On its own, without any added adornments, it is a powerful and complete wand, but I immediately knew that it desired elements to bring forth the harmony of its embodiment.

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This to include three irridescent blue Mallard feathers and one Blue Jay feather at the center. Along with these beauties, there sits a Tibetan Quartz above them at center and a combo of silver and gold wire individually woven and ending in triple spirals.

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And at the top, a very special Quartz point wrapped in an intertwined gold and silver wire ending in a spiral at each side.

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The Quartz at top is a small point, but large in its presence. Since this wand was already potent on its own and had a perfectly rounded bottom and softened diagonal point, it did not want any large stone, but simply one to enhance and act as a fine-tuned channel at top.

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It was evident which crystal it would be, as only this one had the exact slant to its bottom that perfectly matched flush to the top of the slant of the wand.

But as small as this Quartz point is, it is no ordinary crystal. It happens to be the one that Fiver, the mouse who I helped transition in peace and love, jumped aboard to fly off into the otherworld when he transitioned.  But to add to that, when I looked even closer I discovered perhaps why this had been the crystal chosen to be with him and why it was so powerful for journeying beyond.

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It happens to be a Channeler Transmitter Quartz, or Dow or Trans-Channeler Quartz, as they are known with perfect 3-7-3 and 7-3-7 sides to its faces, front and back. You can read more about that here: Dow or Trans-Channeler Crystal. Divine balance and connection with Universal Truth being its essence.

The Mallard Duck feathers embody spiritual freedom, grace on water, self expression, emotional strength and protection, mystic and seer, combines land and water balance, integration, and manifestation, knowing what to do and how to do it, graceful self confidence, knowing, preparedness, letting go, speaking truth, intuition, gentle flow, the now, and being that they walk the Earth, swim in the waters (fresh and ocean), and roam the sky, they are links between Heaven and Earth, or this world and another, and also represent eternal life.

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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.

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So both bird spirits linking and bridging here and beyond, personal and collective, immediate and bigger picture.

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And next we have Astrid’s offering.

Dendritic Opal ~ $111 – SOLD

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It stands 6 inches tall and is 2 inches wide at base.

You’ll remember I shared this crystal back when Astrid came home to me. She was given a couple of crystal friends, but this is the one she would like to offer on today’s Solstice.

It is a lovely raw crystal that is pale silvery blue in person with some darker areas and wonderful portals.

Here’s some info on the stone: Dendritic Opal and here: Dendritic Opal

Here are photos of Astrid activating it.

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Wishing everyone an invigorating Summer Solstice!

Sending love and creative magick to all!

Reminders: Game-Changer Workshops & Dream Commitments


This is a busy week for me, as I’m preparing to teach my last Reiki 1 & 2 Workshop, am completing phase 1 of my book, and am immersed in things this Summer Solstice week including the Gratitude Giveaway and the early pre-pay discount for our Fall Equinox Workshop concluding in just 3 days – we will be over 1/2 full on Summer Solstice so if you’d like to reserve your spot and save $77, you can do so on or before June 21st. This is an intimate gathering so space is being limited to join us here in magickal Lake Tahoe for the first and last co-taught workshop Laura Bruno and I will be sharing and officially my last workshop in this format.

You can register here: Living a More Magickal Life

As mentioned the Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop has closed for registration and will be happening this Saturday. The next Reiki opportunity is the Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop to be held on August 25th with pre-registration discount ending on July 4th.

You can register for it here: Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop

 

That’s a little update for those of you who have expressed interest in these, so you don’t miss out on the savings and joining, in general, as they are the last I’m offering.

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I thought I would end by sharing my first magnificent iris that bloomed recently, as she symbolizes so much of what I’m hearing from others and experiencing myself right now.

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Isn’t she a work of art? Every detail etched with intent and imagined from her heart.

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She births of inspiration and sings of grace. I love the rainbow and light energy that show up in these photos around her.

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She embodies the creative spark and vitality of Nature within. Her fragrance is Cosmic and illuminates for all willing to journey with her into the womb of essence.

So many people right now are following their dreams, committing to them, and taking the action that ultimately results in manifestation – myself included, which kicks off with my book I’ve been working on with full dedication.

I just heard from a dear friend today about her new business launching in full motion, and I was so excited to learn how I was a part of that. I also corresponded with another friend sharing with me his dream that he believes in despite what other’s think, and I encouraged him to keep that mindset and go for it.

Yes, it takes focus and dedication, but if you truly want something you will do what you can in any way to bring that into being.

I’ll leave you with this quote about if you feel a dream tugging at you and you don’t know the how:

“So if you have something that you know you should do, something you feel you should attempt, and you feel it down to your marrow, down to your soul, but you have not done it yet because you are waiting, waiting for things to fall in place, waiting for the stars to align before you move forward, then I challenge you to commit to it. I challenge you to take a step that makes it impossible for you not to try. I challenge you to throw your hat over the fence.” ~John Kitsteiner

 

 

Changes & Clarification on Websites & Workshops


Just a heads up that I’m in the process of making changes to prepare for what’s upcoming, as well as to close doors on the old. I found it synchronous that today, as I made the phone calls and took the steps to put these in motion, was actually the day seven years ago that I first released my e-book version of Spiritual Skin. It wasn’t long after, that I then made available the hard copy and kindle version and today I’ve put in motion releasing that associated website and email address for my book, altogether. I’ve also released my old Tania Marie website and now you can access this blog via either domains of www.taniamarie.com or the current you know of www.taniamarieartist.wordpress.com.

For now, I’m keeping my associated email address for that domain name, as it’s connected to too many things I don’t have time and focus to handle currently, but you will not be able to contact me via the Spiritual Skin email.

While the website for this first book I self-published will no longer be, you will still be able to purchase copies on Amazon – the only way to do so going forward.

Extra reiteration that that part of my life had come full circle were reflected in at least two books I know of that came out after mine – one that actually used my book title in theirs coming out almost 2 years later – and one recently that came out last year that ironically I was sent by the author’s marketing help to potentially review. I haven’t yet been able to read the book, but in scanning it, I was intrigued how similar it was to my own.

We are all collectively connected and tapping into the same pool of energy, but my time swimming there I now release to others.

That, in and of itself, feels like a huge refresh and reset.

You may have also noticed that I’ve deleted nearly all the pages of this blog site as well, and it now only contains my blog sharing and general and contact info.

So, those are some big changes that feel good, with more in time to come.

I continue to receive requests on things now and then, as I can’t delete everything out there in the world-wide web, but I’ve remained focused on only what resonates to move forward with. I am grateful to have a small network of referrals I can recommend to people in need and whom I’m unable to support at this time. Unfortunately, I don’t have recommendations of tattoo designers, but I do know wonderful tattoo artists I’ve personally worked with who are tapped in and create wonderful pieces. I always highly recommend taking time to search people out with intention, as you’ll always be led to the perfect person.

That brings me to the last Summer and Fall workshops that I’m offering.

I received some questions that I wanted to share my answer to for everyone, in order to clarify things if in fact you were curious as well.

Although I will not be offering classes anymore after August’s Reiki ones, I’m committed for life to provide support and answer questions for all of my students. I know that there was concern that if someone took my Reiki workshop they wouldn’t have what they called “mentorship” with this since I wasn’t teaching, but my ceasing to teach does not close the door on past students who have need for support with questions.

My students are always able to contact me for that. I’m simply not going to be attuning NEW students after August. I hope that is clarifying for anyone who had concern.

That said, in two weeks from this Saturday will be the last opportunity to register for June 23rd’s Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop. June 9th is the deadline for that. So if you’re on the fence, that’s just a little reminder date to keep note of.

You still have opportunity to pre-register at discount for the August 25th Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop, as that deadline is July 4th with final registration ringing in on August 11th.

All info and registration can be found here: Summer 2018 Workshops

As for the Fall Equinox “Living a More Magickal Life” with Laura Bruno and myself, that pre-registration deadline to receive discount is coming up on June 21st Summer Solstice. The workshop is 1/3 full. Final registration is September 15th.

All details and registration can be found here: Living a More Magickal Life

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported my journey and to everyone who has invited me along on theirs. ❤

2018 Workshop Reminders


Just a brief update, as my day is full. For anyone continuing to have interest in the Reiki workshop opportunities this Summer, this is a reminder that I won’t be offering this every year and this is the only chance right now. I’m very much moved in other directions, but due to an alignment of inspired nudge and the interest you’ve shared I created two opportunities. So far only the Reiki 1 & 2 Workshop will be happening, as I have the needed amount of students to make it a go. If you do in fact have intention to join, please let me know and don’t forget that the way to confirm that will be to register at the link below.

The discounts are offered until May 5th for Reiki 1 & 2 and July 4th for Reiki 3 Master Teacher. There are also deadlines on the final registration as well, which can be found in the link.

As of currently, Reiki 3 won’t be happening unless you let me know.

Also, if you’re coming from out of town, Summer is very busy, so if you need lodging you may want to look into that. This has been confirmed by one of the students who is coming in, that the options are getting limited.

A couple more updates:

I’ve revisited the max amount of students and am now limiting it to a max of 6, including any review students. If you have taken Reiki 1 & 2 with another teacher and want to review, get a refresh, or learn another teacher’s perspective, you can also contact me to see how we can meet your needs. This is the time to take advantage, if you have in fact felt drawn to a class with me, as my teaching window in this format is closing.

Weather permitting, we may hold the workshops outside on our deck, or at least some portion of it. If I have time, I may be able to offer a vegan snack or dessert to accompany the workshop.

Normally, I’m happy to hang out more after workshops, but I do have something scheduled the evening after June’s workshop that I wasn’t aware of, so we will need to start prompt and conclude timely. We’ll, of course, still have plenty of time to enjoy the flow of the energy that always uniquely channels for each workshop.

Here is the link again, to register:

Summer 2018 Reiki Workshops

And lastly, the November 11/11 workshop co-facilitated with Laura Bruno looks to be definitely on. We are finalizing all the juicy details for a very special gathering and will be announcing that shortly – perhaps in May – and you’ll be able to pre-register and figure out plans with enough time beforehand.

 

Summer 2018 Reiki Workshops


The weather is already warming up here (in the 60’s since Easter), although could snow at a moment’s notice. That’s what I love about mountain life, is the quick changes that take place, mirroring my preferred process. Immersing yourself in nature brings about peace within a person and creates the perfect backdrop and nurturing for Reiki and cultivating an amazing awareness of your own inner self and essence, while providing the channel for accessing your own guidance system.

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We are so busy with “stuff” we fill our lives with that we forget to slow down and enjoy the peace of nature.

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As mentioned, I am creating two days of Reiki workshops this Summer to help you tune into the nature of you, slow down and step out of life’s madness, while being supported by the beautiful energy of Lake Tahoe and our Forest Portal.

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These will be the only opportunities to learn Reiki with me this year. So if it has been speaking to you, 2018 might be the time of profound change you’ve been wanting in your life.

These will be group workshops for locals to the surrounding areas or anyone wanting to travel and enjoy Lake Tahoe’s beauty and magick, while receiving your certification. You could make a weekend of it and use the other day to integrate in nature and allow the natural world to nurture you.

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After great deliberation, I’m going to be offering my usual Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated workshop and a Reiki 3 Master Teacher workshop, as I still feel that the people called to me are ready for bigger leaps and I want to provide the most tools I can to support that. So rather than break up Reiki 1 & 2 into two days, this will provide the needed elements in a fully packed day. It also feels more supportive to any potential travel attendees.

There will be a minimum requirement for the workshops, since I’m only offering this once this year, they are a lot of work to put together and time to put aside, as well as provides a good energy mix for the workshop. So, it is important to yourself and the others, that you make a commitment, and embrace the responsibility of the path you have chosen for the highest good of all concerned.

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A lot of people expressed interest, but in the end commitment speaks louder, so there will also be registration deadlines and pre-registration discounts to assist. All of this can be found below.

If for some reason the minimum requirement is not met, anyone who has pre-registered will receive a full refund.

There will also be a limited max of spaces available, as I want to ensure everyone gets the attention needed, and are comfortable in the space I have to offer.

So, if you’re ready to commit to a positive, life-changing experience, you can register below.

*** Please make sure to read the details, which are ALL included here, as to the guidelines of what your commitment involves. ***

 

OPPORTUNITY #1

Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 am – 6 pm

Minimum required attendees – 2 / Maximum spaces available – 6 

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This workshop will be taught at the onset of Summer (just after the Solstice of the 21st) in Stateline, NV at Lake Tahoe at a private residence called the Forest Portal – details and address will be provided to registrants before the time of workshop.

Past students of mine are welcome to join for free review, given there are enough new registrants to meet the required attendee minimum for teaching this workshop. Please let me know of your interest, as I will have a limited amount of room for review students.

Class Description, Reiki I:

In Reiki Level I, you’ll learn about the history, principles, ethics and practice of Reiki. You’ll experience Reiki, receive an attunement and start a 21-day energetic cleanse. You’ll learn scanning, Reiki lineage, hand positions for giving in-person, hands-on treatments to others and yourself and more. This class can help you begin the journey of creating more harmony and peace in your daily life and in your interaction with people to help center you more in compassion.

Class Description, Reiki II:

Reiki Level II is where you learn to support any intention, person, animal or global cause from a distance and can choose to “send” Reiki towards creating peaceful, harmonious and graceful outcomes. Plus, be able to lend your support to any cause or intent even when you are unable to physically be present. In Reiki Level II, you’ll learn three Reiki Symbols to deepen your work and use of Reiki, and you’ll receive a second attunement. You’ll learn how to send Reiki through space and time, heal the past, empower the future, embrace the present, support mental and emotional balance and more. Reiki II cultivates a deeper awareness of your inner voice and intuition.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY #2

Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9 am – 6 pm

Minimum required attendees – 2 / Maximum spaces available – 6

This workshop will be taught in the energy of the Full Moon (which will be in the early morning of the next day – 26th) in Stateline, NV at Lake Tahoe at a private residence called the Forest Portal – details and address will be provided to registrants before the time of workshop.

Past students of mine are welcome to join for free review, given there are enough new registrants to meet the required attendee minimum for teaching this workshop. Please let me know of your interest, as I will have a limited amount of room for review students.

Class Description, Reiki III:

Reiki Level III Master Teacher Class involves learning 3 Reiki Master Symbols including Tibetan, Anthakarana and Usui Master Symbols, Violet Breath, Hui Yin exercise, healing attunement instruction, receiving a third attunement, learning advanced techniques, and more. You will also be given instruction on how to give attunements for all levels and how to teach them as well. You learn what it means to be a teacher, while helping to nurture more confidence, commitment and responsibility to your service.

Pre-registration Discount Price for Reiki 3 – $550 (save $100)

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Pre-registration deadline to receive discount is July 4th

Registration Price for Reiki 3 – $650

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Final deadline to register at full price is August 11th

*** If for some reason you have to cancel, cancellations will need to be done on or before August 11th. If done by this date you will receive a full refund. If however, you cancel after the 11th of August, refunds are not available, but I will provide you a full credit to apply to a future workshop. Again, this is due to the amount of work, time, and preparation that goes into this. I thank you for your understanding.

 

OPPORTUNITY #3

Reiki 1, 2 & 3 Discounts – For anyone who wants to take all three levels and is ready to commit to the full journey

Pre-registration Discount Price for all 3 Levels – $950 (save an extra $50 off for a total of $200 in savings)

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Pre-registration deadline to receive discount is May 5th

Registration Price for all 3 Levels – $1000 (you still save $150 off regular price)

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Final deadline to register at full price is June 9th

*** If for some reason you have to cancel, cancellations will need to be done on or before June 9th. If done by this date you will receive a full refund. If however, you cancel after the 9th of June, refunds are not available, but I will provide you a full credit to apply to a future workshop. Again, this is due to the amount of work, time, and preparation that goes into this. I thank you for your understanding.

 

ABOUT REIKI:

This offering is provided with intention to support you to help yourself and to learn how to provide an optimal healing opportunity for other people and animals towards compassionate goals, intentions and worldwide healing and change. Reiki is a perfect antidote to stress relief, more peace, clarity and overall well being that can transform and help support your chosen path in life. As a very powerful aid to personal growth, Reiki works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Reiki can also help to empower your goals and intentions, and more efficiently come from a heart-based place in attaining desired, harmonious results for the highest good. It is a complimentary treatment to any and all other treatment modalities, improves their effectiveness and benefits and helps to stimulate the body’s own natural healing abilities. It is not meant to replace professional medical advice and Reiki practitioners do not diagnose or prescribe medication. You will be learning the Usui System of Natural Healing.

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!

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