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. ❤
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:
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.
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.
We are so busy with “stuff” we fill our lives with that we forget to slow down and enjoy the peace of nature.
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.
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.
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.
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. ***
Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 am – 6 pm
Minimum required attendees – 2 / Maximum spaces available – 6
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.
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)
Pre-registration deadline to receive discount is July 4th
Registration Price for Reiki 3 – $650
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.
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)
Pre-registration deadline to receive discount is May 5th
Registration Price for all 3 Levels – $1000 (you still save $150 off regular price)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is a post about joy, gratitude, and love – building blocks to manifesting a magickal and wondrous life and the foundations for supporting healing transmutation and implementation of passions into dreams come true. While some people might be thrown off balance or upset, down, and self-critical over a fracture (even the old me would have been too), I feel like everything is in flow, fresh, and thriving. Definitely some of that has to do with perspective, but it feels also to be about alignment and embrace of the harmonious spirals of life. I haven’t for a second felt anything other than harmony and gratitude since my hiking adventure that led to my injury, as it feels much more to be a reset aligned with life shifts, an igniting or opening (fissure) for the new to flow in, not to mention is mirroring the seasonal changes we’re going into from Summer to Autumn.
I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful things have been surrounding the onset of my fracture and what it has revealed and put into motion. It’s incredible to witness and review…in some ways mind-blowing because I can remember the difference in my processes over the course of my life with things and it’s so dramatically contrasting to what I experience now. This is how I can SEE things ARE in fact changing and can anchor in more and more gratitude.
I’d like to share a couple of updates and then some very beautiful and incredible experiences.
First off….more gratitude sent out to everyone who has sent their good and healing vibes my way and for sending Astrid birthday wishes. We so appreciate your love and I’d like to share that my foot is doing very well. I can’t believe it’s already going to be a week since it happened, come tomorrow! Time is literally whizzing by. OMGOSH!
I’ve made mental note of how my own nurturing processes are even in much higher gear, as I’m taking REALLY good care of myself with this fracture. I noted that last go-around I wasn’t as diligent with the process, although did do good things for it, but I didn’t baby my foot in the way I should have and still was focused on accomplishing and getting things done, rather than hunkering down into the full healing mode and not trying to see how much I could still squeeze out of it all.
This time it’s been pure healing, slow-down, and wise caution, not doing anything at all to inhibit my healing or see what I can possibly still do. I have been purely babying my foot, keeping my boot on at nearly all possible times (even when it bothered the Pisces me who likes my feet free! and even when I sleep) – and doing extra nurturing things, as well as making sure to ask for help, which Dave has been so sweetly pouring out anyway.
This has included long hours on the highest setting of my biomat for my foot the last few days and just recently starting up my comfrey poultices, after a friend picked up some for me since I couldn’t get out. Being my right foot, I’m in complete surrender of others taking care of me and driving me around….weeeeeee! That in the past would have bothered me and now I’m loving not being able to go anywhere and surrendering to that, but also enjoying the sweetness of support, love, and friendship.
Anyway, I am trying new poultices with comfrey root and this feels really symbolically and literally potent and even more aligned for me right now. I made a paste and wrapped in a thin cloth I placed in the freezer for just a bit….last night when I had it on it just felt so good….just like the biomat did….like aaahhhhhhh yummy healing for my foot.
The root feels so supportive of grounding, balancing, rooting, and Earthing that my Pisces feet can appreciate and integrate in a new way. After last night’s session of poultice while watching a movie, I literally woke this morning with my foot feeling stronger…literally!
I’ve also been doing Reiki on my foot and using a Selenite wand on the area of impact.
Good stuff, which I’ll continue to implement, along with wearing my boot all day (just as the doctor at the hospital told me too) other than when doing healing work like this to help compliment my healing process.
* (I’m not a doctor and nothing I share is offered as medical advice – CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL and see a doctor immediately if you have been injured. These are only my personal experiences I take responsibility for only for myself) *
Even my sweet Astrid has been helping. I thought she would be scared of my boot and crutches when I first came home with them, but she in fact was not and in fact has immediately gone about sharing her healing energy with me, reiterating my knowing she is a healing bunny. When ever I am near her, she will come over and nose my boot/foot, which is her way (all of my bunnies’ way) of administering healing. Their noses are a channel, just like our hands, to spread the energy and love. So sweet! I remember Nestor doing this, especially once for my mom in conjunction with me doing a Reiki Healing Attunement for her, which was like a super pow! Immediately shifted my mom into balance and feeling good. Astrid is definitely demonstrating the same power-packed punch!
So that’s a foot and healing update, which I envision continuing well and being speedy based on my experience with it so far and being a good patient. 😉
On another note, I have to share this incredible thing that happened on Thursday that blew me away. We had friends over since I still was in “stay home mode” and Dave had to go out to pick up food we ordered at our fav local Thai restaurant, since T – me – wasn’t cooking and staying off her feet.
A knock came at the door and I opened it to find no one there, except these beautiful babies and a note.
I immediately knew that our amazing friends had gone back to retrieve my crystal babies.
So, I’ll back up to help you understand this, as I likely wasn’t clear in my story of my hiking injury.
I had 2 big quartz in my back pack I was carrying, as they spoke to me needing to come home and would be a part of what I will be creating in the near future. We have guesstimated them to be at least 50 lbs. So, as you can tell, I was quite determined in carrying these for miles. It didn’t even phase me, as the mind is a miraculous thing. It also officially put me into back-packer status, carrying so much and being so small.
When I fell and went into trauma shock, I asked my friends to remove the pack immediately because I needed to focus on balancing from the nausea, shock, and turning white. (I really didn’t have any pain except an initial quick impact feeling of the break that was actually pretty subtle in comparison to my last fracture, but the body reacts this way to trauma impact).
In process of balancing and readying ourselves for what was next in getting me down the mountain, I told them to leave the crystals, which Dave reiterated, as it wasn’t as important as taking care of me, being that we didn’t know the severity of things.
So they were left on the side, and I did feel this underlying sadness, but also this odd sense of continued connection that wasn’t broken.
One other friend had been carrying a quartz too and she ended up leaving as well, down further on the path, to not impede her own journey back down.
Anyway, I hadn’t forgotten them and still felt this channel of connection between them, and oddly (which I never shared with anyone) I felt like they were still with me and/or would be somehow/some way, even if it meant they’d wait for me to return later or after the Winter thaw.
So fast forward to the door opening and there they were before me with the note.
I was overwhelmed with emotion that came forth later, as I was so excited and giddy that that took over.
I then caught glimpse to the left at the bottom of the stairs, one of our friends videoing me and my reaction and knew they’d gone back to get them.
Most of my reactions were in Faery laughter and astonishment, but it was also full of exhilaration and exuberant joy and gratitude that rushed through in realizing what incredible friends I had. Like so incredible you can’t even form words except to giggle forth with joy and to form joyous tears that bubbled in my eyes later when I was hugging them over and over.
Our friends had gone back that morning on a 5 hour hike JUST to retrieve my and our other friend’s 3 crystals (likely 60+ lbs and a gift or two they found for themselves for embracing the journey of love.
BESTEST friends ever!
They also shared with us these SO SO funny videos of documenting the journey back, which had us in belly laughs. I was especially laughing at our friend’s impression of me carrying the crystals in my pack and how I was still looking around at more and saying I can carry 1 or 2 more of these babies! This was funny because they now realized just how heavy the ones I had with me were, which made my saying this hilarious as to how my determined mind took over.
This photo puts into perspective the size of just the one largest one, which is of course the heaviest too. I’m still smiling though!!
The other VERY interesting thing they noted was that where I fell was exactly at the site of the quartz field we’d been waiting to reach. Dave kept saying there was another one because he’d been on the hike before, when the girls and I had stopped at the first one we found to look around. So he was telling us not to spend time because more were on the way. We never actually saw this other site, because my injury took over focus.
Well, on their way back to retrieve the crystals they found that where I fell (marked by where we left the crystals) was exactly where they were, just up the hill from there a bit. That gave me chills in thinking of the energetics of it all at work and the alignments igniting and activating once I’d reached this area infused with more crystal vibes.
The crystals are super special and you can’t even tell the beauty of them in the photos…their amazing color – one is pinkish and the other like a golden apricot – and both have all this sparkly clear quartz infusions into the raw natural quartz rock. Amazing specimens and masterful beings!!
I’m still overwhelmed by it and also anchoring in more and more gratitude and realization that this is the new reality I have created for myself (and that is possible) where everything in it is a reflection of alignment and love…supportive energies…beautiful souls working together for a greater good….everyone mindful of and helping each other’s needs and dreams, but also supporting their own and their dreams, which brings together the highest of vibes and the power of the collective to move mountains…..or in this case to carry 60+ lbs of crystals.
It literally has to be one of the most special things I’ve ever received..and I don’t mean the crystals (although I’m in awe and gratitude of them being with me), but the gesture of true love and friendship.
These same friends also picked up my comfrey for me (it even had a Tinkerbell on the bag from the store!) and brought over some amazing organic “dragonfly” spicy black chai.
After that, our other friends arrived and I was then gifted a mini wardrobe of clothes she was moving out and thought were perfect for me and they were!
I was/am really feeling the love and I know that this is mirroring the fact that I’ve finally really anchored in taking care of myself, listening to my dreams and needs too, and balancing out that martyr energy of always giving out and never receiving – not to mention have implemented healthy boundaries. In the past receiving was hard and now it feels natural because it IS the natural flow and cycle.
You can’t just give, give, give….and you can’t just receive, receive, receive…
There is a flow of exchange to be open to and grateful for and it is all-encompassing of both being inherent in the wholeness of BEING. That is also the nature of Reiki….a harmonious circuit of flow in and out, which if blocked in any way, is the cause of challenges and dis-ease.
Yesterday was my first full outing since fracturing my foot, which included errands related to the new, a hair appointment for me, visiting my parents, and Dave getting a haircut by my mom (she has been a beautician although doesn’t do it professionally anymore since leaving her birth place, France).
I was feeling high-vibed to get a refresh on my hair, which included cut/thinning for lightness and hair getting to all silver and brown (my roots), which feels SO different and SO good. There’s constantly this recreating energy taking place to keep up with the ever-shifting energies. If I’m not naturally shape-shifting, then I’m assisting it. I also thought it was fun that my stylist styled my hair with loose spirals for a change, which felt mirroring of all the snake energy around me lately and the spiraling of the journey of life in general. I don’t ever curl my hair, as I don’t have the tools and usually just let my hair dry naturally so this was a fun update although brief.
We also got good news on this day/yesterday for something that has been in the works and took a huge turn the day before that could have gone a whole other way, but I worked with the Faeries, Buffalo energy, and did a Reiki Healing Attunement for, resulting in being told to fully trust, know what we want, and take assertive stance of our needs and the rest would be taken care of…and it was!
I’m saving that for a future post, but is something very exciting to me and going to anchor in everything further and more richly.
Lastly, I am happy to say that my book is back on track with the time off my feet and I should be able to have exciting news on that too here shortly!
We are all in this together and bringing your best “foot” forward with all of your parts together in unified alignment, sharing lots of love, joyous infusion and supportive action of your passions, and a LOT of gratitude and healthy balance supports harmony to take form in relative ways for each of us.
We’re already almost half way through March and Spring is on the way! Temps have been rising here too (63 degrees today!), everything is thawing, and all seems connected with everyone emerging in bigger ways and those seeds getting ready to blossom. The seeds have been planted, things are sprouting, and even the Lenten Roses are in bloom, which heralds the end of Winter into Spring.
Intuitive Energy Guidance/Coaching:
I’ve noted the perfect synchronicity of having started back up with clients this month for our 5 week intensives of Intuitive Energy Guidance/Coaching, which is so reflective and symbolic of sacred alchemy at work for sure. And I’m so excited for them and the big shifts taking place, as they both step into the next leg of their life’s work.
I’ve shared that I do need to keep a limit on clients I’m working with and did add an extra opening to April due to my inability to be available May.
This space is still open if anyone feels called, otherwise I won’t be available again until June.
The link above gives detail on how I work and the type of people drawn to me, but be sure to watch the video, as that will explain further.
Reiki in Lake Tahoe:
I’m still not offering Reiki sessions and Healing Attunements, except to my coaching clients, but have been receiving nudges that some Reiki workshops may be in store.
I’m not setting up a particular day or schedule for this, but am putting it out there to anyone that I am open to teaching this summer, beginning June, out of my space here overlooking Lake Tahoe.
If someone contacts me to schedule a workshop, I will then make that day and time available for others (granted it’s not a private workshop request) and go from there.
I have received inquiries for both a Level 3 Reiki Master Teacher training and Reiki 1 workshop. I usually teach a combined Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated workshop, but might just offer the Level 1 alone for those people interested, as I’m getting it may be more aligned for those inquiring.
That said, if you have a particular request, please don’t hesitate to contact me, as I can customize to your needs.
If you’ve already taken some or all of the levels with another teacher and desire to further your training with me, feeling a shift in your path, I would be happy to accommodate that and discuss things with you. I, and other teachers, often get students that have trained in Reiki 1 and 2 with someone else, but feel a new teacher is more aligned with where they are now.
I’ve also had many people want to brush up on their training and wanting to get another teacher’s perspectives on the levels they’ve already taken, in which case I’ve also welcomed these people into my workshops and that can also be discussed further, if desired.
I can also tailor a workshop around specific requests and incorporate crystals, Faeries, etc. which I often do anyway (and then some!), depending on the student/s I have and their interests.
Anyway, I’m just putting that out there and if I do set something up, I’ll post the opportunity for others, if appropriate to the nature of the workshop scheduled.
I teach both privately and in groups and look forward to what the energy of this amazing space will provide to any potentials that may open.
This would be available to both locals or anyone wanting to travel and nurture themselves to receiving training while enjoying the energy and nature experience Lake Tahoe has to offer.
For more information about Reiki and training with me please visit: Reiki with Tania
I no longer experience life as a challenge, but simply as a state of being and adventure of spirit in rhythmic harmony. That’s a huge thing to say after everything, but more importantly to experience. This has enabled me to move in and out of experiences easily, to understand my processes and ability to transform everything, to not have to defend my reality or how I engage with experience, and feeling more at home because I’ve found that within and embraced creating my own world that merges now and then, but mostly dwells in its own realm.
I was musing with a dear friend of mine on major shifts we’ve been feeling and we shared mutual inability to explain things in fullness because words are too definitive and finite, and don’t really encompass the nebulousness of shifts that are taking place or being felt.
I went from hardly being here a year and a half ago to a return to the body, but in a new way that is in it, but not of it – just like my experience is in things/this world, but not of it. This taking place with my release of my life and heading out on our Magick Bus adventure where I immersed in nature, retrieved parts of myself, and created a new relationship with everything.
No more stigma with being here, around the physical body, able to see through different eyes and how I could integrate things in the way of transmutation.
It’s hard to explain, but there’s been increased and more regular levels of what I call grace in suspension.
I am not focused on living an orgasmic life (another thing my friend and I touched upon) of heightened experiences of emotion and feeling (although I’ve flowed with this), but rather, a state of being both beyond the senses and all encompassing that creates that peace, grace, or harmony. Even these words could be limiting, but are closest to what I can find.
And yet, I move in and out of things/experiences by choice and when needed, always knowing my core state of being can navigate me through and back.
Things continue to morph and how things will look is continually unfolding, but as I’ve mentioned, it feels like an integration of Earthly and Cosmic being as a return, yet from a different perspective.
While sharing all of this…this is simply a small portion of MY OWN experience and not indicative of anyone else’s journey, as we will each create our own realities and have our own experiences to go through, which creates a full spectrum of possibilities and potentials along the collective web, as we realize the grand illusion of so much more than even we thought we were aware of.
And yet, this is all perfect too.
This leads me to how I recently embraced the nudge to come out of some of my sabbatical of sorts, I’ve been in, but truly it’s been a reset on life.
I felt there was call to open up a channel to help guide some who were ready for a big shift or going through one themselves, so that they could feel more grounded and empowered in their new life reset too.
This started back up two days ago on the 1st of March, which was quite a powerful day, so much so that literally right as I was ending my last client call the power went out here for 3 hours and did so throughout the neighborhood. Granted there was no storm, no winds, nothing visible that caused this like other times it’s gone out, so indeed felt connected with a stepping up and bigger embrace of energy all around taking place, which needed a reset.
What I’ve come to see is that the types of souls and clients that are drawn to work with me are people who have done the work, are very aware and conscious, are extremely magickal and powerful, are living an integration life, been through great challenges and hurdles, but are strong and endured, and are in the midst of making the next huge leap, ready to let it all go, move forward, and ground into their new life and passions they’ve always felt called to.
All they need is that extra guidance, insight and perspective, reflection, reiteration, and boost to step fully through the door and no longer straddle two worlds.
My goal is to get these people up and out and without need for reliance on lengthy and long-term coaching, as these are not souls that need this. I like to empower people to step out into the world and know they have the ability to do it, feel confident, and realize their power, then go for it. Again, this is why a particular kind of person comes to me who truly is ready for that and that’s why they show up.
I love the beautiful synchronicities (pretty astounding in many ways) that is shared with these souls, which speaks to the alignment of resonance and timing for these connections that you just know was agreed upon way before now.
I feel humbled to witness their journeys, and how they even reflect for me, my own, and am so happy for them, as these are some extraordinary souls who by their stepping into greater responsibility and commitment, will continue to lead the way for many others.
Just from our first call (the second rounds begin again today here shortly, as I like to kick things off the first week with giving things a big boost) so much movement took place because of their courage.
I’m not sure how long I’ll be offering these sessions for two clients per 5 weeks, but I know it will be as long as souls I share an agreement with are looking for that guidance and as long as I am able to provide the energy and time, which is why I honored that balance that felt right for me too.
You can read about this here: Intuitive Energy Guidance/Coaching
I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve gone through that allow me to be a stable anchor and draw upon what I’ve moved through, as well as be able to not be affected psychically from the interactions, as I would have been in the past due to my inability to productively use my sensitivities/empathing and not having energetic boundaries.
And while I’ve said there are aspects of my previous work/services I offered that I will never offer/open up again, a couple might show up in different ways or if I’m nudged like with the sessions.
That said, I was just asked about teaching a Reiki Master Teacher workshop here in Lake Tahoe this summer by one of my past students who would be traveling this way for it. This aligns with the kind of guidance and support I’m nudged to offer at this time for people ready to step up and out.
So there is potential, depending on the nature of the workshop – if private or group – that I may be able to offer that to anyone interested in moving forward with their Reiki journey, or wants to review or deepen into things with your practice (maybe stepping into this more now that you’re ready) if you’ve gone through the training a long time ago, or with another teacher.
If this calls to you, you can let me know by contacting me here so we can discuss things and I’ll see what kind of interest develops for putting this together: Contact Tania Marie
And a quick update.
During a lot of the powerful energy and shifts lately, I’ve completed my first four magick crystal wands I’ve been working on. I’ll be sharing them soon. I ended up finding two more branches in the forest that spoke to me, so two turned into four.
I still have a scepter and two staves to create/channel, but they are going to take a while because they are much larger and have a lot involved. Plus, my hands need a break, as working with these creations takes a toll on them, plus there is a lot of intent, energy alignment, and more going into these…I’ll share that when I share them.
I love the way we each are uniquely journeying, and yet we’re simply being, which encompasses a frequency within the collective harmonics. Although individual and whole within that personally, we are simultaneously part of a whole that IS.
Lots of love to you.
The best medicine is love and an ever-devoted best friend.
Joy snuggling Cosmo, while she rests her head above his heart and gives him healing Reiki love and support to help him get better and through his health challenge.
As promised, today I am announcing the recipient of the “Share Your Story” Give Away.
There were so many beautiful, heart-warming, joyous, and incredible shares that I was gifted in reading over the last weeks. I want to thank you all from my heart to yours for taking the time to write your stories. I hope that it’s been a way to reflect on your journey and honor yourselves for the changes you’ve embraced and the courage you’ve embodied.
I’m so happy to hear about the positive changes and opening new directions in your lives that have taken place through your experiences. I honor you all.
Anytime I do a drawing like this I come up with a different way that feels right to choose from the entries. This time it was consulting my Lemurian Seed Crystal sphere pendulum, which felt in line with all of the Faery Oracle Tarot readings I did for everyone.
I then wrote down all of the names of everyone who entered on little pieces of paper, turned them upside down and mixed them around, and then moved my pendulum over all of them, one by one, until I received a confirming “yes” from one of them. I continued to finish out all of the names even when I received a “yes” to see if perhaps another was to stand out, as I’m always open to gifting more. 😉
This time, there was just the one, but again, that doesn’t mean any others were any less than, it just means that this particular soul had a strong medicine and alignment at this time.
That is why I gifted everyone something, as all of your journeys are equally powerful, important, and necessary in the collective and I want to recognize your individual uniqueness and value.
This is also why now and then I feel moved to put out a give away to give back to all of you and keep supporting your leaps forward.
As a reminder of what this Give Away was about, I asked people that felt called to send in stories about their experiences with something we’ve shared together through an offering of service.
So that could have included joining on a retreat, taking a workshop, working with me in intuitive coaching sessions, having received Reiki support, experiencing shifts and changes because of a sacred tattoo design we co-created and they now wear, or experiencing energetic changes because of a crystal I supported into their care or a painting that helped them through their processes….you get the idea.
In that share I asked them to include how their life has changed because of the experience or thing, where they were, where they are now, and the steps in between that were part of the process.
Everyone who sent in a story received a free one card Tarot reading provided via email that included a photo of the card/or cards if I felt so inclined to pull more. I just finished the last couple this morning and for the most part had been called to use my Faery Oracle deck for the readings…a few times a couple of my other decks showed up.
Everyone who entered was then part of the drawing I mentioned above that would gift one person one free – one hour Individual Clarity & Guidance Session with me over the phone. This person would also receive a 33% off voucher toward a 5-Week Intensive of Intuitive Energy Guidance Sessions if they feel called to work more deeply at some point too.
And lastly, the recipient would also have their story featured in today’s blog, as I love supporting souls for the courage they embrace and love highlighting the gifts others have to share with the world in terms of their path and service.
So, without further ado, today’s featured story and the recipient of the “Share Your Story” Give Away is Vera LeBlanc, aka Candy, which is the endearing name by which I know this “sweet” and powerful soul as.
This photo of her that has it’s own synchronicity, much like how Candy and I were drawn together, says it all about her luminous soul. She is, as I know her to be, a medicine woman, shamaness, seer, medium, channeler, storyteller, Reiki Master Teacher, oracle, crystal healer, and more!
And she has a heart of gold she loving shares with everyone. She’s a powerful force and a safe, nurturing soul who tells it how it is and has the gift of vision….as I just wrote all of this the sand picked up outside my window and danced in a twirl.
She has just started her own blog site that I hope you’ll enjoy in the days ahead, as she shares her journey and gifts with the world.
I’ll leave you with her story, as it speaks for itself and want to thank her with heart and soul for her beautiful share, the gift of our connection, and for her beautiful embrace of her true self she is so powerfully sharing with the world.
Here is her story she sent me:
“Meeting you Tania was a gift from above and the guidance of our Spirit Guides for our paths to meet.
My life has changed within my voice, my heart, my soul, but to feel the shifts within my body is an amazing feeling.
So back in January of 2015, I received a message from my Spirit Guide to do Reiki. So I googled Reiki Teacher and I found you. We talked for a while and I was so intrigued by that I knew this was the beginning of a new path but one that would help me in understanding my gifts, my medicine, my intuition but most of the vision that I would have.
So on April 12, 2015 I took my first Reiki 1 & 2 class with you on my birthday, which was a gift to me, a new life.
From that day on I was clearing the vibration at work to a positive atmosphere, but also noticing my vision and my intuition was getting stronger each day. I was was seeing spirits and seeing people’s auras.
By the time May came I had already known that I was to continue with the Reiki Master Teacher course. I completed this class in July and when I left the smile was from ear to ear.
My heart and soul was on fire with feeling of being within the moment of blissful, serenity and calmness. But I was aware of the shifting that I felt across my back and right then I knew I was on the right path.
Since then, I’ve sat in some of your classes to review, your Crystal workshop took my spirit to the next level. So one could say that Crystals are my best friend for doing Reiki Distance healing, meditation and sending some good vibes out into the world.
This month I did teach my first Reiki 1 class to help a very dear friend, she wanted to see how my energy was and I wanted to see how my class was for her.
She loved it and I love it too… The following weekend I made my first intention box for me and I covered it with hand made Japanese paper. Two different colors of course, top is a silver color background with white cranes and the bottom is covered with a bright nice dark pink color but with gold dragonflies.
Why did I pick the crane and dragonfly? Because the crane represents good fortune, longevity and the Bird of Happiness. The dragonfly represents the following: prosperity, visionary, good luck, magic, harmony, purity, strength, carries wisdom of transformation, but also connection with nature’s spirits and carries energy to the other realms.
The Crystal side of me has taken off like a rocket. I take my time and look at them with respect and love and I have shared what I got from you Tania with my sister. My Spirit Guides lead me to the Crystals and I’ve enjoyed every adventure each Crystal has given me.
My gift of being a Reiki Master Teacher, a medium, channeling spirits, the visions that I have but also the writing on the wall that I see around has me writing more in my journal, paying more attention to the signs that I see, but also the messages that are meant for me to pay attention to.
So has of yesterday my website is called www.blossomingreiki.com because I blossomed from Reiki.
I set up an account with WordPress, picked up two books to figure this WordPress out, listened to a webinar last weekend on WordPress. Plus I mailed in my Fictitious Business Name Statement today. The message yesterday was to do and that will take care of the rest, I said ok let’s do this!
So has my life changed? Yes because Reiki has helped me in understanding the gift that runs in my family, it’s in my DNA, my kids even have the psychic ability, but it’s up to them to except the gift, not to be afraid of it like my mom was.
I can say proudly that I know my purpose in life now and I’m comfortable with it.
So I thank you Tania for everything that you have shared with me, love the friendship that we share and I’m very very grateful for it.
Thank you with all of my ❤️❤️❤️✨✨✨💜💜💜”
And this continued update from her the next day:
So here it goes on how sensitive my intuition my medicine my Reiki Magic has exploded with shifts within.
Since I truly started to see you and completely dive into Reiki my intuition, psychic ability, the channeling that comes through has increased in a way I can’t describe. But I really noticed that it had taken off soaring to the clouds like an eagle while sitting in the refresher class of Reiki Master Teacher. I was feeling like inside a vortex grid with the skull Crystal and the other Crystal in your bedroom and the messages coming through were clear and repeating the vision of me dancing at my wedding.
I’ve have gotten more messages, visions, vivid dreams, knowing when my Spirit Guides pop in and out, to see part of my past to even knowing that my prospective partner is my twin flame.
The intention box that I made is fabulous and I bridge my intentions up to the creator plus I still dance my special symbol over my box with love.
I’ve continued to do distance healing for friends but a very dear friend asked me to do a special prayer for his friend who will be starting chemo soon. I told him that I would but they would need to ask her but also tell her exactly about what I do and she agreed.
So he sent a photo of her and I started the Reiki with some Crystals, but when I started to scan her body with the help of my Spirit Guide I felt heat around two areas of her body.
When I was done, I told Nathan to tell her that my guide said that she needs to go to the beach and just walk in the ocean to cleanse the toxicity out of her body. To let go of some negative friends, eat only fresh organic food and start doing some meditation.
I then told Nathan that while scanning her body I came across two areas that just were hot and vibrating. The spot around her right lung was the first area were she had cancer and the second area is where the current cancer is now. When Nathan confirmed this with me I got chills from my crown down my spine. I’ve asked Nathan about how she is doing and he told me that she has been going to the beach, walking in the water, listening to the waves and the she turned off her Facebook account. When Nathan found out it hit him that he forgot to tell her about the beach but apparently she got the message from my Spirit Guide.
My channeling with my Spirit Guides has blossomed. My love for my art of Reiki has taken off like a rocket and I’m enjoying every minute of my new adventure of love and life itself….
Love you and thank you
That’s just one month from today’s New Moon, which is a powerful one!
By request, the workshops you’ll find below have now been scheduled and have some space still available.
Unfortunately, my weekends are now completely filled until I leave, which means I can only schedule a workshop on a week day, if you’re flexible and the workshop dates below don’t work for you or are not the workshops you desire.
That said, my weeks are quite full as well, and so I have very limited availability. If you are hoping for a workshop before I leave, please let me know before I’ve capped off my schedule completely.
Also, due to my new location, there is a smaller limit to the amount of students I can accommodate comfortably.
My time here is at closure and it’s wonderful to know that there are so many amazing practitioners and teachers here that I’ve had the pleasure and honor of supporting and seeing them come into their own, as they pursue their chosen paths and continue to cultivate their practices, whether professionally or in their personal lives.
So, if the timing doesn’t work out for catching me before I leave, I have a lot of people I can recommend as a teacher for your Reiki training in the area that match your energy and fit your needs.
I’ll be teaching only by request from now on, while I’m living in the RV, in the areas I travel to, which you can set up if you see me in your area, or you would like to put together a Private Immersive Retreat.
Here are the two scheduled workshops to be taught here in Newport Beach before I leave and how many people I could still potentially welcome at max.
- Sunday, December 27th: Crystal Magick Workshop – depending upon the weather, this workshop may be held outdoors on the beach by the lagoon, as I’m feeling called to combine it in Nature if possible (2 spaces available) – this will be in the wake of Christmas Day’s Full Moon just 2 days after!
- Sunday, January 3rd: Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop – (1 space available) – this will be in the build-up to the New Moon of the 10th and kicking off 2016!
Remember that past students are welcome to join for review. So if you want to get a refresher or feel you’ll be teaching soon, this is your chance.
You can contact me here if you have questions or would like to register: Tania Marie