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Delving into Tarot: An Interview


This is a wonderful and insightful post for anyone interested in learning to work with the Tarot, already an avid Tarot reader and lover, or simply wants to understand more about this insightful tool and what a reading involves. Thanks to Laura Bruno for reposting and for the mystical Amythst Raine-Hatayama for her insights. From someone who loves the Tarot herself and has a personal connection that goes way back, I really appreciate Amythyst’s share.

Magickal Connections

What is the role of a Tarot Reader?

I’m going to start by telling you what a tarot reader is not…A tarot reader is not a mystical mysterious person who’s going to tell you precisely what your future will hold, set in stone, on a particular day or date.  A tarot reader is not someone who will give you instant solutions to your problems.  A tarot reader is not someone who can instantly cure your financial ills or physical disease.

What a tarot reader is…A Tarot Reader is someone with the gift of intuition (clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance– sometimes one or the other, sometimes all three), who will use the esoteric connections and images on a set of cards to look into your life.  It’s a window of your past, your present, with a hint at future possibilities.

Now…What is the role of a Tarot Reader?  Her role is…

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The Alchemy of Living – Birthing Your Own Golden Egg


Robin Wood's Magician Tarot Card

Alchemy is a word that keeps popping up recently for me and I’m seeing that this truly is a time for some magickal and creative alchemy. I always see a pattern with recurring themes that cycle around. This is definitely a time for empowered living and becoming masterful at transmutation, more than ever, and that means “taking back our power” along with responsible compassion, wise discernment, aligning/surrounding yourself with the highest-vibe, resonating elements in and around you, and activating a little creative alchemy by learning how to shift and integrate things so we can turn what we have into “gold.”

Alchemists searched to discover magical substances to turn lead into gold, cure disease, and extend life. We all need to believe in a bit of magick, yet the elixir of life is simply believing in you.

Think of alchemy as a magical process to change seemingly “nothing” things or seemingly unrelated and not as favorable things into something amazing.

You become the masterful magician (like the Magician Tarot Card) of the elements and interweave them to create magick!

The definition of alchemy is:

1) a medieval chemical science and speculative philsophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life

2) a power of process of transforming something common into something special

3) an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

Basically, a process by which paradoxical results are achieved or incompatible elements combined with no obvious rational explanation – and the end result is your intents achieved in manifesting your personal “golden egg.”

I have been working with transmuting the elements in my own life a lot lately, which includes taking unfavorable things and experiences in my life and shifting perspectives for instant magickal relief, balancing and empowerment, utilizing all of the elements and ingredients/gifts I have available to create a refined recipe for my desired manifestations and even creating a very magickal vision board I kept getting nudges to materialize, as well as crystal elixirs. I am loving my super rockin’ vision board, which I did a magickal activation ceremony with just last night.
I created a double sided board about 22″ x 28″, with one side that was white and the other black for that yin, yang balance and integration. I made it as a mirror reflection of internal essence yin and external essence yang, but with integration on both sides and then as a whole in its entirety – this actually happened intuitively while in process and wasn’t something I had set out to do, but like with everything when we just flow, things all magickally fall into place. It was quite the process, but it unfolded perfectly and everything I cut out and put on, was exactly the right amount to fill the board without me even having to leave anything out or try to figure out what I needed. I just let myself be guided to the images and words that were pin-pointedly focused on the essence and specifics I want to create in my life. I can now work with the entire board, or focus on one side of the mirror that reflects my inner authenticity. The way it is, is that both partner in supportive energy with the other while simultaneously one helps achieve the other. A little vision board alchemy fun indeed!
It’s definitely a great way to put energy focus towards what you want to create while working with the essence of your intents, which helps draw in the mirroring energy to you. I always add this favorite line of mine to everything (which is on my board), “This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways for the highest good of all concerned,” as we don’t want to limit ourselves to what we may not be able to see as potential and grander things than we are asking for and we always want to be aligned with the collective so that what we create is of value and benefit for everyone.
Along with empowering myself in this way, taking control of my life and being an active partner in the creation of what I want to manifest, I have been working on cutting chords, creating energetic boundaries, using more and more wise discernment, shifting my processes to a more balanced, flowing and easy perspective, truly listening to, and following, my gut instincts and intuition – that first voice/feeling I get – and taking responsibly compassionate steps towards grace (that sometimes involve the kind of  powerful, truth seeking love that Kali has in circumstances where needed) while not enabling others in unhealthy ways, as I take back my own power and act from a big picture conscious way. I always loved this article by Laura Bruno about Kali’s ability to bring us to our authenticity: Lessons from Kali
There are many things we can do to create what we want. The question is, how important is it to you to really have your intents? Knowing things, understanding things and saying it are great first steps, but if you really want something or want something to change, at any moment you have the ability to shift a perspective or put to practice what you preach – now is the time for activating the alchemy of your life. I sure am heeding these nudges in my own life, as I recently keep getting the same experiences a-knocking at my door. Rather than continue to fight them or give my power away to something, I can stand still in my golden silence, magician neutrality and shift perspectives that instantly alter the experience.

Magician Tarot Card Rendition by artist Patipat Asavasena - love this

I’ll leave you with another inspiring story from Laura Bruno‘s recent post “How Much Do You Want What You Want?”  recently posted on her blog that included this little excerpt she shared from page 119 of Dr. Joseph Murphy’s book, “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”:

How Much Do You Want What You Want?”

“A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom. Socrates replied, ‘Come with me.’ He took the lad to a river, pushed the boy’s head under the water, held it there until the boy was gasping for air, then relaxed and released his head. When the boy regained his composure, he asked him, ‘What did you desire most when you were under water?’

“‘I wanted air,’ said the boy.

“Socrates said to him, ‘When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, you will receive it.’

“Likewise, when you really have an intense desire to overcome any block in your life, and you come to a clear-cut decision that there is a way out, and that is the course you wish to follow, then victory and triumph are assured.

“If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it. Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers. You know what you want, and you will definitely refuse to let the thieves (thoughts) of hatred, anger, hostility, and ill will rob you of peace, harmony, health, and happiness. You cease to become upset by people, conditions, news, and events by identifying your thoughts immediately with your aim in life. You aim is peace, health, inspiration, harmony, and abundance. Feel a river of peace flowing through you now. Your thought is the immaterial and invisible power, and you choose to let it bless, inspire, and give you peace.”

Money, Physical Well Being…The Abundant Journey to Center – Integrating It All Without Any Charge


Being, doing, and having….

We can think of life having three dimensions: being, doing, and having. Often we attempt to live our lives backwards. We try to have more money in order to feel we can do more of what we want, so we can be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. We must first be who we really are, then do what we feel guided to do, in order to have what we want.

Shakti Gawain

~ I allow myself to be; I do what feels right; I have everything I truly want. ~

Today’s post was actually one I had wanted to post about 2 weeks ago and is based on information I once posted on facebook about the topic of abundance and money. Prompted by a lot of recent personal reflections, discussions, sharings by a dear friend, and feeling the collective energy, I felt it important to repost some of this and offer a few perspectives.

While none of this is really new information, as everything is recycled with new perspectives and energy, just because we mentally “know” something doesn’t mean we have learned to fully integrate it into our lives in every way. We get easily convinced that the buck stops at the mental understanding. Remember, we also have the emotional, physical and spiritual bodies to process. The emotional and physical, usually being the most challenging and last pieces, as emotional is very deep-seeded and works in trickier, subconscious, more hidden and potentially self sabotaging ways. And the physical is one that many light workers have moved so far away from in developing their spiritual consciousness, while expanding energetically.

Life is not about pulling to one end of the spectrum of duality over the other, or that one is “better” than the other. If that were true, we would not be in human form and have emotional and spiritual bodies simultaneously. We are full spectrum beings with full spectrum experiences available to us! We mustn’t forget any one of our parts. It’s about the need for integration and balance and returning to that which we have journeyed away from in order to develop the other side and help to shift things collectively. The real shift will come, though, when we make friends with all of our parts and are able to become master magicians of our ENTIRE life. We may end up looking like the proverbial “fool” card (card #zero or 22 in the tarot deck) to many along our journeys, yet the fool holds secret mastery that so simplistically encapsulates the seeming complexity of the complete cycle of the rest of the “cards of life” #’s 1-21.

We are all on different legs of the journey and have different parts to play. There is no place for judgment of where anyone is at. In simplified terms, a very male oriented and traditionally and physically based, structured, aggressive, powering over energy has been slowly balanced out by those shifting into the more female oriented, unconventionally and spiritually/emotionally based, flowing, peaceful and empowered within and power to create energy. In doing so, many light workers have turned their backs on the old ways in order to strengthen the new ways to level out the balancing scale. This was needed to equalize the playing field so to speak and to help shift things into a new reality of experience. However, there is the tendency to continue further and further towards one end of duality, pulling the rubber band so tight between its opposite that it will eventually snap, blow out, or short circuit! Not to mention, an imbalance gets created and there can still be a subconscious or conscious charge in opposition to the opposite, also creating the constant turmoil and battle within and without.

Many have started their journey back towards center, which is the experience of integration that is now needed in our return to natural harmony with all.

With the wisdom gained, we are able to make the journey back with our sack full of all of our goodies (the fool card again – see right) that we’ve acquired in our processes along the way and are able to utilize these gifts to magically master all of the elements. We can stand in the middle of anything, integrating it all without charge and flowing in oneness with bigger picture vision of the wholeness of everything.

While necessary to have strengthened the feminine side, it is not the “end all” answer. The key lies center at a third position that encompasses all things simultaneously and can dip in and out of each polarity or be of both at any given moment without any judgment or attachment to either. I believe that many of us have at least mentally grasped this in it’s entirety, as stated, since this is the easiest part to integrate. Where we fall short is in emotionally and physically integrating. My guess is that some may be partially or half way there emotionally and the physical is the remaining fullness to incorporate. Which brings us back to abundance and money, and even our physical health.

I have found that for myself, I have also expanded so much in the polarity opposite of the male (yang) into the female (yin) that I’ve actually short circuited or blown out. According to Laura Bruno, medical intuitive, and my own naturopath and my own intuiting, it then appears as a yin deficiency alongside a yang deficiency. Not that either are not operating, but the yang would be in non-full or non-productive form and the yin would be way overblown. This coincides with the DNA shifts and our body’s energetics becoming more crystalline and light form, requiring and calling for “new” ways to support and nurture it that are not the ways we have been used to. However, the intent is not to disengage and allow our temple bodies to disintegrate or break down, but rather to rebuild them into new and revitalized forms by operating at optimal with all of our pieces integrated with the new energy and new ways of being from both sides of duality, as one newly created divinity of being.

Many light workers are experiencing the physical breakdowns and manifestations of what seems like unhealthiness, but rather it is a call to action that we take a new approach and not turn our backs on our bodies, but harmonize them with our gained understandings and work with them with our acquired learnings and new energies, while aligning them in natural harmony with earth. To follow the natural rhythms guided by intuitive flow and being in our hearts with love for all of creation, which includes all of what we each are embodiments of, is key. There is no sin of the body and no sin of things. It is an illusion and the way we have attached ideas to, and value to, or used things in control over or with unhealthy fears at core, or the values we have assigned some things over others, and the judgments based on conditioned patterns and instilling from others, that is the real issue. The culmination of getting hit with so many seeming “issues” right now really is a sign that all things are progressing perfectly and reminding us of the last pieces to integrate so that the new experiences can be in their entirety – not on a half full tank.

We need very grounded and strong foundations for these new forms we are becoming and for the new we are creating, so as not to recreate the same again. So completely stripping away the old foundation and rebuilding a new is of importance. We can’t continue building the new, as we have, on an old, outmoded and weakened foundation, which is what we have  been doing. We have been building taller and taller, our sky scrapers, but in order to ensure them not crumbling, we are getting the nudges to go back and work at the ground level with the new wisdom we have gained. We need not tear down all that we built, as we have the ingenious capability to work below the surface from a new perspective that will not topple our work, but merely strengthen it deeper.

This reflects in our Chakras and our movement back into the lower Chakras now from a new enlightened perspective to regenerate them into full and optimal empowerment and expression, just as we have been doing with our upper Chakras. The beauty and magic lies in the clicking on of all lights simultaneously at full potential.

It is time to explore those last pieces that are holding you back in whatever part of your life that seems to be operating at less than and understand the message and hidden teaching that can unlock and release you from the perpetual patterns and hindrances.

So, the judgment of money as evil, negative, bad, something to control with, or even the judgments of it being something you have to work hard for, isn’t spiritual, doesn’t come easy, or isn’t something that you create from doing what you love, as those are meant to be hobbies and not real jobs or meant to be given away free…these are all some of the core reasons preventing abundance for many light workers. Not to mention, not valuing yourself, not valuing that your work is important and equal to any other kind of work, fears of being all that you are, guilt around having more than others, fear that the money will make you into others that use it as power over, and non-trust in yourself as to being able to utilize the abundance in productive and beneficial ways…all come into play and then some, in hindering the ability to have the abundance the universe offers us (which isn’t limited to any definition of what abundance includes). We are not meant to live with scarcity programming in any way. That was something learned, to unlearn.

Money is a tool for exchange. For people to complain about money in any form, even complaining about having to use it to pay for creative and healing services is something that takes place a lot. It takes energy to create and money is ONE form of exchange of energy. It is not the end with all, but it is also NOT the enemy. True we were once all involved in a beautiful time period of being our true selves and exchanged our gifts freely with each other. It wasn’t viewed as our “work” but simply an extension of who we are and freely giving and receiving with each other and there was no mind to payment – just simply being you and having everything you needed because of that way of living collectively. And potentially we will, and are returning to that, but in the meantime, the current form of money is simply that…an exchange of abundant energy between us, that may shift its form again, as we shift, but will do so when we shift our relationship to it and our judgment perspectives to match the rest of the ways we have been shifting.

Money isn’t the only form of exchange to energetically balance goods and services shared. Yet, there is nothing wrong with money. I have always found it very curious that some believe that being an abundant being means to have abundance in every way, BUT financially. Where was it written that money was not part of that equation? At least as long as that is our collectively chosen form to operate within for now. We are on this earth to learn to live as the abundant beings we are in every sense of that word, whatever way abundant translates in your life. It’s the attachment we have on things, the way we let things control us, or our misuse, judgment or scarcity programming that can get in the way.

Just because others abuse things doesn’t mean that you will. That is a conscious choice you can create for yourself. It’s something many have bought into, that money is wrong. It’s how people have abused it that is the issue, not the money itself. And yes, at some point money may not come into play again and trade services will be the focus, but until then, a shift in perspective on money and the value we place on ourselves is important and will help get us to a new experience.

As more visionaries, creative and spiritual innovators step forward, this is increasingly PART of the embracing needed and integration with that movement back towards center, along with our physicality. We are not to give up anything in our journey to center, but to incorporate all things in a new way, in order to be one with all and to experience all. This involves realizing your worth and equality and that what you have to offer is valuable in every sense of the word and by realizing that, others will mirror it. Don’t let others invalidate you or allow those viewpoints to further disintegrate your feelings towards yourself. Don’t allow the misinformed beliefs of others to shape your beliefs and life.

Just something to think about. If something isn’t operating at its potential in your life, there is something there to look at and shift in order to create the balance and fullness of experience we are born with access to.

The issue is not to chase after money, or anything for that matter, but to allow things to flow in and out of our lives without judgment, attachment or need for control. Things will reflect our abundant full potentials in natural ways however that is meant to be mirrored in your life, whether monetarily or otherwise. But believe you are always taken care of and that everything is in divine order.

What is the definition of abundance? Something that is plentiful and flowing in large quantities. The way our abundance works in this now moment is with consciousness of the flow in and out of anything and everything for a higher good in a loving, compassionate way. Nowhere does it talk about having a limit as to what can be part of that abundance. It doesn’t only, but can include money or not. Key is not to have a negative energy towards it or anything else for that matter, as it’s WE who foster the energy of something by how we perceive it and how we attach reflection to it. And anything we have learned or had subconsciously programmed into us, CAN be undone. Especially now. We have available to us SO much support and energy to shift things instantly. We need only to intend it and consciously see, to have things shift. And of course, it is always helpful to ask for assistance in any form that you are drawn to and to start “being” the new.

Scarcity consciousness limits the universal flow of abundance, and is rooted in fear. If you move beyond this and know that the universe provides “all” that “you” will allow, then there is never any fear of running out or not having. As my good friend Tim Fullerton (poet extraordinaire) shared in his good analogy, “It’s like electricity. There is not a good electricity that lights your home, and a bad electricity that gives you a shock. It is all in the use and value we put upon it.”

You may find that for the moment, depending on your individual place in the process, that you may need to divorce yourself from things, beliefs, or certain people or exposures and shut out that type of energy while you strengthen your natural “you” ways of being and believing. But then remember that the now is not about isolation or being separate and opposed to things. It is about being able to then re-enter anew with all the foundational gifts you acquired and then enjoy the magical fruits of integration and new perspectives you’ve gained that will create a new and full experience.

As a Pisces, I understand the need to create energetic AND actual boundaries in order to process and strengthen my own feelings without infiltration of anything “not” of me. But after stepping outside, I now know the importance of returning and relearning how to be able to, as I shared before, stand in the middle of anything and integrate it all without any charge.

So remember to be who YOU really are, and do what is in your heart, in order to have all the abundance that is available for you to embrace. At the core of who we each are is an integrated being that like the Universe, is all things and nothing at once. No judgment and no attachment, yet complete and abundant fullness of experience we can walk in and out of with unconditional love. We are the innovators of a new template in creation!

More on the physical aspects and some ways to help with these shifts, will be in the next blog.

Until then live, love, laugh, enjoy, create, share and give abundantly.

Universal ARKitecture of the New Earth – Visual Storytelling Threads Weaving a New Code of Life


Journeying Medicine Spoken Through Many Voices From Many Doorways Of One Consciousness 

An “ark” by definition and historical understanding was a vessel built by Noah to house and keep safe his family and pairs of every animal of the Earth. It is also known as a sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments. In either form, it is seen as a sacred and protective structure that contained the promise of a new life where a new architectural system of life codes would be embraced and instituted to start anew.

We have entered a time when a new way of life and the call for a new code of life is upon us once again. Cycles repeat themselves, as is apparent throughout the history of this Earth for every ancient civilization that has walked upon it. A time comes when change is much needed and there are always messages, signs and guidance being provided if we learn to be present enough to listen and see. This does not necessarily mean the destruction of the Earth is to come, but it does mean the end of a way of life and being is completing and a new form is much needed to be embraced.

According to shamanic belief, everything is alive and carries with it a wisdom and power. Shamanism is found in all cultures of the Earth and is the world’s oldest healing tradition. This ancient, worldwide practice involves engaging with spirit helpers and the forces of the natural world to develop relationships, solve problems and perform healing. Shamans travel to the parallel worlds where time and space have no meaning and use the powers of those worlds, the subconscious and the realities of this world to cause change. They are able to go within and enter an altered state of consciousness at will, in order to contact and utilize a hidden reality that most do not consciously perceive.

According to the shamanic and ceremonial traditions of the Inca, there are those known as naguals. Naguals are a form of very powerful shamans that unlike man that is driven by psychological ego desires, they have none. They are conduits of Spirit, receiving orders from an indefinable and indescribable source. Almost a non-entity, they have learned to break the psychological conditioning of the cognitive division that keeps us cut off from our sources. They can magically assume the physical manifestation of a different entity by shifting into its energy pattern, yet remain the same in Essence, since everything is energy. There are considered to be two different forms of shapeshifting wherein either the luminous body changes into a power animal or the physical body on the Earth plane changes into an animal.

Power animals are essential to shamanic practice, as shamans believe that everyone has power animals. These power animals act as guides or angels, imbuing their individual energy, power and wisdom to guide, heal and protect you. They provide the wisdom of their kind and are not only limited to mammals, but can also be reptiles, insects and sea creatures. Any living creature can serve as a power animal and plants and trees can serve as plant spirit guides, providing their own wisdom.

Depending upon the culture, the gifts each animal provides can vary, yet there are many consistencies across the board as well. It is important to let the animal speak to you in the way meant for you and to be open to their sharing without limitations. Shamanic practice honors with awareness the wisdom and life in all things on Earth, understanding and believing that everything has something to teach. Many western cultures do not get taught to value animals and the gifts they have to help support our lives and the world at large. Animals show up for us in many ways and they are believed to communicate with us by drawing our attention to things, sometimes through repetition. They try to get our attention because they have some wisdom to impart and are most eager to be of service.

We are all connected and we have each been part of all of the cultures, races and religions on the Earth. Animals are transcendent beings that speak to us in a boundless way, free of judgments or enculturated restrictions, which our ego minds would otherwise be closed off to. It is this reason I was guided to bring forth their messages through my paintings, which began as a series called, “Universal ARKitecture of the New Earth.”

The animals have messages for us on individually personal and collective levels and spread their love and wisdom to help us embrace the new energy. These sisters and brothers share the same consciousness and will voice their storytelling messages of healing, each in their own way, offering us keys and insights to a new code of life for embracing. These medicine beings hold antidotes for a new “ARKitectural” plan of the New Earth.

“Universal ARKitecture” was communicated to me and it basically speaks of sacred vessels, which I see as the paintings to be channeled and created, housing within them messages, codings, energy, keys….spoken through the many voices of the animal spirits of the Earth and uniting us through a Universal language and symbolism that is of the Earth and beyond.

Their Essence will encompass an ecclectic tapestry of interwoven threads that span and honor the many ancient, forgotten civilizations and world religions of the Earth’s history, as well as intertwine Earth and Cosmic dimensions, past, present and future. The power animals and shape-shifting “naguals” emerge through timeless energy portals to share their wisdom and powers. This is in effort to help guide us with supportive keys for co-creating a new Earth with conscious awareness, embracive remembrance and visionary innovation. Subliminally sublime is the supportive guidance they offer and the journey began through the path of the Major Arcana of the Tarot and my first piece titled: A Walk Between Worlds: “Hatun Karpay of the Nagual” (The Great Initiation of the Nagual/ Powerful Shaman).

The Tarot are a highly symbolic deck of cards consisting of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. Arcana means secrets or mysteries, which is why deciphering the symbols is half the gift of the translator, viewer or experiencer of the cards and their images. The original concept of Tarot and deciphering the symbolism they hold dates back to early Egypt and India. The gypsies also used them on the banks of the Mediterranean long before they were used by the Renaissance schools and a revival of their use and interest has surged in the middle of the 19th century and continues today.

The Major Arcana (Latin meaning “big secret”) cards are the first keys to our initial understanding and is at the heart of the Tarot. They deal with the human condition and symbolize a whole range of human life and experience, representing the joys and sorrows each man and woman can experience in a lifetime. They are 22 cards that illustrate the human drama through the strengths, weaknesses, hopes, fears and the lightest and darkest parts of an individual; basically the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of humankind. This is demonstrated through an archetypal figure or figures that express a specific Essence of real and abstract symbology of a person’s life.

I started with the 21st card, the “World” card, to embark on a journey through an experience of life spoken to us through the animals and all of these elements expressed. It encompassed the ancient Incan symbolism and energy of the four directions and the Incan Medicine Wheel. There is the potential that more paintings will encompass some of or all of the Major Arcana or simply and potently come through as animal spirit guides with collective healing messages for the New Earth. It is hard to foresee the inspired channeling that will come through, as I do not direct the messages and visions received and what is needed. I am a conduit for their expression and can merely share the Essence I am sensing is wanting to reveal.

Either way, each painting will represent a key to a potential new code of life, beginning with completion and ending with completion, as every moment is perfect, whole and complete and constantly cycling into new creation. The “World” card represents all elements coming together, which is where we left off in Essence with the In Lak’ech series of five I created. Each of those paintings represented one of the five elements and now we begin with all five coming together in wholeness through “A Walk Between Worlds,” offering us a way to embrace this wholeness and energy in the now, as our experience of life on Earth, individually and collectively.

We then may move through each of the Major Arcana cards 0-21 starting with the Fool, which marks a new beginning and spiritual awakening.  As we learn to integrate the Essence of the symbolism each holds, we then begin to build a new foundation and new Earth code within each of us. This will take us full circle, ending once again with where we started at the “World” card (a whole New World/Earth) and a new model for a new collective experience of wholeness and harmony takes shape. 23 paintings in total, if the Major Arcana channel through in totality, providing supportive, foundational tools that represent a life journey to a new existence as a Conscious Global Human Being collectively connected in Universal Oneness.

It is my hope that these paintings will also help to bring conscious awareness of the animals on the Earth and aid in supporting their precious lives, while providing deeper understanding and compassion amongst us all. We are all connected and every living being holds infinite intelligence integral to the circle of life and has its own unique Essence that creates a colorful thread in the tapestry of magnificence we know as Universal Consciousness.

To order and view a larger image of “A Walk Between Worlds” http://taniamarie.com/gallery2.htm

Cosmic Bridge Builder – Libyan Desert Glass Tektite in Copper


This piece is extremely unique. Photos will never capture its beauty. It changes shades of color depending on how the light hits it. It will at times seem amber with darker brown inclusions, then it will also turn olive green and when held to direct light, will be pale yellow. It is a fantastic and potent tektite. It has portals and many unique inclusions and small rocks amidst the meteoric silica. The shape is also quite extraordinary. The first time I saw it, I felt buffalo instantly, as it has the distinct shape and energy of a buffalo head. You may also see it as an arrowhead or triangular pyramid. This is a very powerful piece that definitely is very unisex.

“Cosmic Bridge Builder” measures about 1 7/8″ long and about 1 1/8″ at the widest point. It is quite substantial at a little over 1″ thick. Parts of it are translucent and others are deeply layered. There is the feeling of an energy or world within an energy/world and the feeling of galaxies within this living being. It is like an ancient, cosmic entity that is alive with brain activity. A compact powerhouse!

Price: $175 plus shipping and handling

I previously posted a blog of my article I wrote on Libyan Desert Glass Tektite. Instead of reposting, you may read about this potent stone at the link below. The Article is called:

Libyan Desert Glass Tektite – Ancient Gemstone of the Pharaohs and Cosmic Bridge Builder of Love

http://ezinearticles.com/?Libyan-Desert-Glass-Tektite—Ancient-Gemstone-of-the-Pharaohs-and-Cosmic-Bridge-Builder-of-Love&id=4531886

The images below show the variations in color, depending on the lighting. From darker (olive green), to medium (amber), to light (golden yellow). Amazing!

The Shaman’s Way – Walking the Earth with Heart Consciousness


I am extremely connected to the animal world and power animal guides and totems are prevalent in my spiritual and daily experience. That connection runs very deep, more than I can explain in words, and I feel that they channel through me so that I may share their messages to help integrate into the healing work I do. So it is no wonder that I carry many of them on my “Spiritual Skin” body canvas art of sacred tattoos and that they consistently show up in my paintings and in all aspects of my work. I see no separation between anything and that every thing has its own consciousness equal to our own and is interconnected. It is simply the channel of manifested expression each part of that consciousness chooses to express itself as, that conveys in visual difference, but the heart of their personal petal is from the same flower essence whole. When we understand this, a whole new and beautiful experience of life opens up – and the way we walk through life completely changes.

According to shamanic belief, everything is alive and carries with it a wisdom and power. Shamanism is found in all cultures of the Earth and is the world’s oldest healing tradition. This ancient, worldwide practice involves engaging with spirit helpers and the forces of the natural world to develop relationships, solve problems and perform healing. Shamans travel to the parallel worlds where time and space have no meaning and use the powers of those worlds, the subconscious and the realities of this world to cause change.

They are able to go within and enter an altered state of consciousness at will, in order to contact and utilize a hidden reality that most do not consciously perceive. Power animals are essential to shamanic practice, as shamans believe that everyone has power animals. These power animals act as guides or angels, imbuing their individual energy, power and wisdom to guide, heal and protect you. They provide the wisdom of their kind and are not only limited to mammals, but can also be reptiles, insects and sea creatures. Any living creature can serve as a power animal and plants and trees can serve as plant spirit guides, providing their own wisdom.

A Walk Between Worlds - "Hatun Karpay of the Nagual" (the great initiation of the Nagual - form of very powerful shaman). An interpretation of the Incan Medicine Wheel as the World (#21) Card of the Major Arcana cards of the Tarot by Tania Marie. Original and prints available at http://www.taniamarie.com

 

I created a painting, the one you see to your right (which you can see larger on my website: www.taniamarie.com) to honor the energy of what I’m sharing here and to provide a healing portal that can be utilized for embracing these energies. I combined the Incan Medicine Wheel, with Tarot, seeing its connection with the World Tarot Card symbolism and created a visionary interpretation of the two synergized.

 
I love this link, below, that shares about the Incan Medicine Wheel and each of its components and how we can utilize the symbolism to create integrated  wholeness:  http://www.healinghappens.com/medicinewheel.htm I hope you enjoy! 

Libyan Desert Glass Tektite – Ancient Gemstone of the Pharaohs and Cosmic Bridge Builder of Love


I was drawn to intuitively check in today after a flow of inspiration was coming in and received guidance that some of my crystal creations are highly activated in seeking out their keepers right now, some of which are below and include the amazing Libyan Desert Glass Tektite, amongst other potent crystals. They are eager to align in helping to shift the earth energies that comes with synergizing into union with their chosen companions to support in healing. In light of this I am offering these four amazing pieces at very special prices. If you feel called to one, do let me know. (Shipping will be added to the prices reflected.) If you would like more information about the properties of the given crystals let me know and I will send that to you. Read on to discover the magic of Libyan Desert Glass Tektite.

The paraphrased words on Moldavite from “Love is in the Earth” author, Melody: “A pathway of inter-dimensional access to the highest Galactic energies, bringing higher thought forms and patterns through to the Earth plane. A multi-dimensional passage into other realms” equally apply to Libyan Desert Glass. The difference between the two being that Libyan Desert Glass is said to operate with direct focus on the Vishudda (throat) and Anahata (heart) centers, rather than operating in the higher Chakra realms. This quality of its essence creates a source and contact for universal love and harmony, as it acts as a channel for bringing Cosmic energies directly into the center of being. It is for this reason that Libyan Desert Glass was the jewel of Tutankhamen, designed to be worn over the heart in his breastplate, making it a highly sought out gemstone of the pharaohs and royalty.

Divine Illumination: Moldavite, Libyan Desert Glass Tektite & Lemurian Seed Crystal in Silver This piece is 3" long including clasp, 2 1/4" wide and 3/4" thick at widest part of tektite. Regular Price: $695 Special Price: $444

As a tektite, it is very unusual in being nearly clear and a beautiful pale yellow to green and sometimes with touches of amber to greenish brown color. The vast majority of tektites (natural glass rocks up to a few centimeters in size, which scientists say are formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth’s surface) are black, with the exception of the beautiful cosmic green Moldavite. This shining impact Libyan Desert Glass ranges from opaque to translucent. Sometimes golden in hue and even with white opaque areas, Libyan Desert Glass also varies in surface texture from having an extremely smooth quality to being covered with small to medium sized, circular indentations, reminiscent of the lunar surface.

Known to scientists since the 1930’s, it is believed, according to scientific knowledge, that this tektite emerged from a collision of a meteorite with Earth nearly 29 million years ago (about 28.5 to be more precise) and is found only in a remote area of the Great Sand Sea of Egypt near the Libyan border. Relatively abundant, they are found in massive deposits with some estimates saying there may be as much as 40,000 tons of it lying on the surface of the desert amongst a small area measuring approximately 130 x 52 km. To others, the origin of Libyan Desert Glass still remains a mystery, with some attributing their existence to an ancient nuclear explosion, others to involvement with extraterrestrial activities, some believing they are pieces of our moon, but modern science explains their creation as result of a meteor impact, although no crater of suitable size or other evidence in support of this has ever been found nearby. Regardless of their mysterious creation, it is for sure they are of extraterrestrial origin.

Dream Weaver: Libyan Desert Glass Tektite, Aquamarine & Herkimer Diamond in Silver This piece is a little over 2 1/2" long including clasp, a little over 2" wide and a little over 1/2" thick at widest part of tektite. Regular Price: $695 Special Price: $444

Libyan Desert Glass is an exceptionally pure form of primarily silica glass formed at extremely high temperatures, too high for normal volcanic activity. According to the impact theory of a meteor striking the Earth’s sand, which is also composed of primarily silica (silicon dioxide), it caused a fusion of sand with intense heat and pressure. Yet, there is research that supports this theory to be incorrect based on homogeneity studies, which in summary show that thin segments of thousands of studied tektites were found to be virtually free of structural inclusions, except for small bubbles. Impact glasses, such as obsidian, will always contain terrestrial inclusions due to the impact of Earth by heated material. Noted homogeneity also was found in individual tektites discovered side by side or fused together exhibiting significant differences.

This, along with typical meteoric material and the high iridium content (an indicator for extraterrestrial origin) being present indicate their classing as tektite, but it may also be that these tektites were formed by a glancing blow from some large extraterrestrial object. The truth may never be known, but there is much speculation and disagreement, you can imagine. Regardless, this ancient stone has been around for quite some time.

The Stone-Age people knew this tektite very well, discovering the glass in the Paleolithic period and lived in the area hundreds of thousands of years ago before it became desert. They had pragmatic ways of using the stone in tools, where it was used as substitute for flint stone in the form of sharp blades and graters. Yet, its the ancient Egyptians that found less practical uses for this “special” stone, as they considered it to be very precious and to hold powerful energy. By the time of the great Egyptian Pharaohs, the area was only accessible by hardy nomads who must have traded regularly with those living in the Nile valley. Therefore, due to its rarity and esoteric value, it became part of religious objects such as the scarab-carved amulet of Tutankhamen, as the centerpiece of his pectoral breastplate. For it to have been carved in the form of a scarab, which is the symbol of the Sun-god Ra, would seem to indicate that the ancient Egyptians were aware of its powerful cosmic connections that this stone draws in.

Today, Libyan Desert Glass is not only a valued and pricey gem beauty for collectors, but its esoteric energies attributed to this “rock of the god” are vastly potent. Its high costs are attributed to the cost of retrieving it on remote expedition from the uninhabitable desert. Yet, its amazing qualities, priced similarly to Moldavite, are well worth the cost to at least own one in your collection. Only recently have those working with stones and crystals started to realize and understand the huge potential that these unique tektites offer.

Some of the metaphysical properties include a long and prosperous life, balancing of male and female polarities, stimulating growth and karmic completion, strengthening the auric field, facilitating communication between the third dimension and the origin of the gem, tool for meditating and connecting with other realms and advanced consciousness, stimulating increased cosmic flow, which can result in acceleration of heart rate, spacey feeling and out-of-body experiences, strengthening and energizing the heart and chest areas and said to bring the holder great luck by ancient cultural belief. It is also a stone of teaching and resonates strongly with the energy of the Hermit card of the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck; the wise teacher who looks within for answers of the universe and receives in silence.

The way that they create inter-dimensional connections between many realms, lends energy to seeing them as “bridge builders” helping to integrate and harmonize all of existence through heart-blending at a universal, collective consciousness level. This energy, amongst others, will become increasingly important and essential as we shift our consciousness and vibrations into that of the new Golden Age of being.

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