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The Power of Silence – Snow Leopard’s Message through Visionary Art


The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence by Tania Marie
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He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

~Elbert Hubbard

As always, it is a joy to be able to bring a vision to life and this most recent commissioned painting provided me opportunity to channel not only a personal expression for whom it was being created, but one that collectively had meaning too. I was excited by the synchronicity of this request to paint a snow leopard, as it had been on my radar to be included in my series, Universal ARKitecture. So this piece felt aligned on multiple layers and serving a greater good, which is always something I put out as intention.

I was so excited that this painting would have two-fold purpose. It seems that most things these days is about synergy, everything aligning as a cohesive tapestry, and depth within simplicity.

This painting happens to also be perfectly aligned in being the #9 painting in my series (the only one that the original will not be available, but prints are), as its message and symbolism is very connected to the symbolism of the number nine and its association with “The Hermit” in Tarot.

For starters, snow leopards carry the message and medicine of focused silence, true strength and power, gracefulness, and independence. “Coincidentally” they live in, and are well-adapted to, the remote areas of Asia’s Himalayan Mountains (the area I have been researching for my own personal sacred journey) and create their dens in rocky caverns and crevices in the high altitudes of the mountainous and snowy region. They are extremely rare and in fact are endangered species under protection. As a very solitary creature, they only come together with another of its kind to breed, but otherwise remain on their own.

Because of their “hermit” like nature, they whisper to us the “power of silence.” They know its value and also the power of mindfulness, being observant, present, aware, and focused all by going within your inner silence. They understand good use of purposeful retreat in order to prepare for the new. From this place, you are alert and ready to embrace opportunity when it presents itself, having the advantage of the wisdom gained. They also know how to conserve energy and to use it discerningly and efficiently. They tell us to avoid talking too much about future goals until you have achieved them, but realize that you have all the energy and strength to very effectively manifest them and will be able to perform well under any circumstance. They warn not to take on too much though and make sure it is aligned with who you are at heart. Keeping focused on what your inner guidance shares as most important will help you to pinpoint your attention and energy and when you do, go forth with all of yourself, but make sure to keep balanced and rest and play as well. Know that when you are out on a limb that like the snow leopard, you can land on your strong, broad feet. Be mindful of not taking on more obligations and commitments. Snow leopards teach us to be fearless leaders and to use our power wisely and effectively. When they show up for you they reflect that clairvoyance is a natural gift you have that can be used to integrate your shadow and make productive use of all of your parts working together in wholeness, rather than in separation, which is counter-productive. They also message you to trust your intuition to guide you, as it is right, and not to be afraid to “stalk” your dreams. Go after what you are passionate about, but do use caution and discernment when “out of” your own natural territory. Like the snow leopard, it may at times be wise to blend with your environment, lay low for a while, and come to understand Divine timing for revealing yourself.

For those of you familiar with The Hermit energy from Tarot, you may see some similarities with the snow leopard.

Much like the snow leopard, The Hermit stands alone on the top of a mountain with a lantern in his hand. The Hermit symbolizes soul-searching, introspection, inner guidance, searching within, meditative time, connecting with Source and centering self, time of self-discovery and purposeful withdrawal to do so, being patient, going quiet into your heart stillness, and spiritual focus and enlightenment. Like the mountain he is depicted standing upon, this symbolizes reaching a spiritual pinnacle of growth, achievement, and accomplishment that has been in preparation to bring forth to share with others. The Hermit focuses on inner awareness as guide to life and the lantern he holds is a symbol of the wisdom and enlightenment found, and of the inner light that is revealing answers. The staff he holds symbolizes a path of initiation, power and authority, which also demonstrates his wise use of deliberate isolation and reveals what has been attained in wisdom to support the evolutionary path he follows. And since the staff is in the left hand it is connected with the subconscious and coming to master all parts of himself (the seen and unseen). The snow he stands upon (like the highest grounds of the snowy Himalayan peaks where the snow leopard resides) symbolize the great heights of spiritual enlightenment achieved, or that is available to achieve, by walking this path when it cycles around. The cloak offers the same ability that the snow leopard’s coat does, that of being able to stay “invisible” until ready to reveal what has been attained and even then, to do so with discernment.

This leads us to the next interesting synchronicity that this painting comes to double as – being #9 in my series – the numerological correspondence for The Hermit card is number nine. 🙂

The number nine represents the end of a cycle, wisdom, completion, fulfillment, attainment, satisfaction, accomplishment, search for truth, releasing all that no longer serves your life, and endings to old cycles before the new begins. The spiritual meaning of nine has to do with intellectual power, influence over experiences, inventiveness, going within to access your own inner wisdom and power, and then extending your authentic gifts to the world in service for positive, influential change.

The painting also happens to symbolize the season of Winter – the Winter of your soul – a season that symbolizes the hermit – no surprise – and a time for stillness, silence, indwelling, percolation, introversion, contemplation, integration. It is basically a time for going within and quieting the mind so the soul can retrieve from that centered place/Source, what will be of greatest benefit. It is a time of “crystallizing” your inner workings from a place of clarity and purification.

And the snowflakes of course represent our individual and beautiful uniqueness, simultaneously within our unity of connection with the Collective Consciousness that all originates from Source. We each have our own journeys, as Source experiencing itself, but how that journey unfolds is up to us to create in the reflection of our hearts.

As you can see there are many layers within the symbolism of this painting and that goes without mentioning the other layers you can likely discover by exploring it and letting your heart feel the energetic message it conveys.

I created an image that brings physical clarity and the mystical surreal together, whereas you see a very poignant snow leopard that for purposes of this painting is not camouflaging itself, but revealing itself so you can come to feel what it means to be in that space of grounded strength and centered peace that exudes from within, while following your spiritual path – seen also through his soulful and piercing clear eyes, which mirror the environment of enchanted crystalline snowflakes and enlightenment that is coming through from Source.

The question is, are we seeing Source as a separate entity from which this comes, or is this a projection of the inner journey revealed of what is going on within and behind those crystalline eyes from the Source at heart?

Above the snow leopard you also see the faint appearance of Buddha with star-like snowflakes lighting up his heart and sitting just above his crown.

Since the Himalayas are home to the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, and to many Tibetan Buddhist monks, they are known to symbolize spiritual enlightenment and ascension. Is it no wonder then that the “hermit-like” snow leopards reside here as well?

There is much I could continue to reveal, but I’ve already revealed much more than I normally like to do with my paintings, as they are meant to be “experienced” and what I may say, share, or see, may be something completely different than what you “experience.” I prefer not taking away from that, but providing some insights to anyone who is interested.

Because of the way that things are so magically aligning these days, I felt to share more of the story. And because this painting feels significant to the current energies of where some people are, in terms of really doing that deep inward work with the reflections of shadow and old to integrate and release, this felt important to expound upon a bit. There are also cycles that are continually happening on a daily basis where we are learning to balance our energy and this involves both the inner and outer and understanding when to move in and out for optimal results. So even though we are in Summer and we are being asked to bring forth into the light and create the new reality we have been wanting and working towards, there are also periods of stepping back, like with the Mercury Retrograde currently, to regroup and make adjustments so you can leap forward with greater focus.

As always, I have said that anything can change at any moment, and I follow where things lead. There is the potential this may be the last in the Universal ARKitecture series, contrary to originally feeling there may be a few more. The numbers within the series has shifted a couple of times already, and could again, but currently this is where I am putting present closure until, or if, I receive guidance differently.

Perhaps it is perfect in this way, as the cycle of 9 leads us to the birthing of the new cycle, and what that new looks like is up to each of us individually to create for ourselves from the mirror of our own heart’s reality.

So the next canvas is a blank one for you to envision and manifest as you desire. What will your #1 look like?

Whereas, I am called to create in another vein, having channeled the messages given to me for this series of “experience” and am now ready to walk through the next doorway.

Time Off for Exercising Freedom of Creative Self-Expression PLUS Huge Sale on Visionary Art


What does freedom mean to me? It means realizing at any moment I can always choose to connect with and trust the pure spirit I am, beyond the stories, and allow this part to always guide me in harmonious ways for the highest good of all concerned. It means loving the Divine within me that is connected to the Divine within All That Is and letting that love flow freely, knowing I am always free to choose differently, see differently, speak differently, feel differently, act and respond differently…all from love.

Freedom is always knowing I have the ability to “be” myself. That is MY choice. Freedom is knowing I can rewrite any part of my experience from the now moment and have the opportunity to live more authentically and passionately by simply deciding to do so. Freedom is realizing and embodying the Universal law of Free Will knowing I can transcend and minimize the impact of experiences by choosing to allow things to flow through me without attachment and can always return to centered, natural balance. Freedom is knowing I am an empowered being and by being conscious, I can create the change I want, by choosing to be the change.

And all of this is something that is available to me every moment of every day.

As Shakti Gawain shares:

“When I’m trusting and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.”

“What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.”

“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.”

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.”

So today, one way I am exercising my freedom, is to choose to trust and support the spirit within me and honor its expression, knowing it will guide me in the highest and most harmonious of ways. My well being equates to the same potential for others and my ability to give more.

Before I left to Bimini to host the Summer Solstice Retreat, I mentioned that upon return I would be taking some time off to focus on painting. While in Bimini, I also made that intention that I would paint more and when I got back online from my time away, I found some commissions awaiting me. 🙂

So that creative channeling time kicks off now – perfect timing with having settled back in, with Mercury Retrograde’s wonderful support for going within, balancing, staying in my heart, and allowing the flow to wash through me for the new, and for integrating things deeper.

I am choosing to honor my soul need to nurture the creative being that I am, which I know in turn provides unlimitedly in ways beyond myself.

I will likely take off through the end of July, subject to shift depending upon what comes through (always keeping on my flexible toes), but for now it’s time to step into my Pisces realm fully for a while and allow more creations that would like to flow through, to do so. This is my way of keeping balanced and nurturing the parts of me that keep me vibrant and enlivened for everything else that I do. A very important thing for each of us to do, I believe – to find the balance and to do the things your heart is guiding you to express.

What would help YOU to feel more balanced in your life? When you answer that, then ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing some of what you know would nurture you in profound ways? You do have the freedom to choose differently at any moment.

During this time of creating, I will also be in receiving mode to channel guidance on the new directions and things that are in the works and will be finishing/catching up on some other creative projects like sacred tattoo designs during this time, but will not be taking on any new work until I’ve done some creativity output of my own.

The creative time will be perfect for channeling and receiving and a way to reset into the new. Creation and innovation/visionary mode rocks!

I will still be posting what comes through to share and you can still contact me to set up Reiki classes, sessions, or commission my design or painting services. This time off to create and envision just means I won’t be able to schedule or work on anything other than my current creative focuses until, on, or around August 1st. It’s just me designating specific quality, creative channeling time. So just keep that in mind.

That being said, remember also that things like commissioned sacred tattoo designs, as well as paintings, I do in the order I receive the requests and deposits. So if you do have something you’d like created, you can set that up with me during this time, so it will be the first thing I get on once I’m back in the saddle come August 1st. 😉

This all coincides synchronously, with 2 potential upcoming art showcases as well that I just received interest in my work for, so as always, timing is aligned. I’ll keep you posted on those when I finalize details.

In the meantime, in the spirit of creative abundance and creating space for the new, I have been guided to offer my paintings and prints at huge discount. It seems that the Universe has plans to move a lot of creativity through me over the months to come, so I need to free up space to house the new creations. That, along with my receiving that the energy of the other paintings is needing to work with people in a bigger way (rather than sit in the dark not doing their facilitation work), makes me, as always, ready to gift away.

So, this sale will be for the original pieces and giclee  prints I have on hand as inventory from shows and are the last “in stock” items – NOT for orders of new giclee prints. And only for the particular originals that are listed, as others are meant to remain with me still until the right aligned timing for them as well, due to their energetic frequency.

The list of what IS available can be found below, which includes some of my and other’s most beloved and powerful paintings. So, if you’ve been energetically drawn to any of these, now is the time to snatch them up while Universe is moving them through.

These are the prints and originals that are available at unbelievable prices. You can view the originals  and information at the link here in the Galleries 1, 3 and 5: Gallery of Creations.

There is no expiration date on the sale. Sale ends when all pieces are gone. 🙂

If you are interested in more than one, contact me for a group pricing special.

Prices DO NOT include shipping. If you prefer to cut down on shipping costs, I can have any original or canvas giclee taken off the bars and rolled instead when shipped:

Celestial Birthing – 20″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Original – Was $799, now ONLY $200 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Celestial Birthing

Heart Sanctum ~ Love In, Love Out – 30″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Original – Was $699, now ONLY $175

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Heart Sanctum

Awakening – 30″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas Original – Was $999, now ONLY$350

Awakening

Awakening

A WALK BETWEEN WORLDS “Hatun Karpay of the Nagual” (The Great Initiation of the Nagual/ Powerful Shaman) – 36″ x 48″ Oil on Canvas Original – Was $1999, now ONLY $450 – STILL AVAILABLE and Giclee on Fine Art Paper 19″ x 25″ – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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A Walk Between Worlds

REBIRTH ~ CHILDREN OF THE NEW EARTH “A New Generation Consciously Loving and Co-creating” – 30″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas Original – Was $699, now ONLY $175 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth

Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth

COSMIC TREE ~ HEART OF SKY “Mayan Cosmology of Creation” – 30″ x 30″ Oil on Canvas Original – Was $699, now ONLY $175 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Cosmic Tree ~ Heart of Sky

In Lak’ech Series Giclees on Canvas and Fine Art Paper:

Fire (Hanging Gardens of Babylon/Ancient Sumeria)

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $1999, now ONLY $250

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $399, now ONLY $45

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (6 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25 – SOLD – Only 5 AVAILABLE

– 10″ x 10″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper without Border – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Fire

Air (Ancient Druids and Celtic Ireland) 

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $1999, now ONLY $250

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $399, now ONLY $45 – (2 Available) SOLD – Only 1 AVAILABLE

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (5 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25

– 10″ x 10″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper without Border – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Air

Earth (Ancient Egypt) 

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $2999, now ONLY $350

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Canvas – Was $1999, now ONLY $250

– 36″ x 36″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $399, now ONLY $45 (2 Available)

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (2 available) – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (4 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25

– 10″ x 10″ Giclee on Fine Art Paper without Border – Was $75, now ONLY $20

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Earth

Water (Atlantis and Lemuria)

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

– 20″ x 20″ with 2″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper – Was $199, now ONLY $35

– 12″ x 12″ with 1″ Border Giclee on Fine Art Paper (4 available) – Was $99, now ONLY $25

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Water

Spirit (Creating the New Cosmic Earth)

– 48″ x 48″ Giclee on Canvas – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Spirit

Universal ARKitecture Giclees on Fine Art Paper with Deckle Edge:

Garden of the Gods (Ocelot) – 6″ x 9″ – Was $65, now ONLY $20 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Garden of the Gods

Visions of Atlantis (Dolphins) – 8″ x 10 1/2″ – Was $80, now ONLY $22 (4 available)

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Visions of Atlantis

The Child In Us (Porcupine) – 6″ x 6″ – was $50, now ONLY $15 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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The Child In Us

Once In A Blue Moon (Rabbits) – 8″ x 8″ – Was $75, now ONLY $18 – SOLD – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Once in a Blue Moon

Contact me at tania@taniamarie.com with any questions and to order. Only a few of the prints have more than one available. So if something speaks to you, don’t hesitate, as once it is gone, there are no more. Especially in terms of the originals. This is a chance to own a piece of original work at huge bargain, as well as to have giclee prints of potent and popular series work.

“Reflections” Cosmic Sunset Over the Ocean Painting Now Available in Giclee Prints


ocean-reflectionsThis explosion of life on canvas in the flow of a cosmic sunset birthing over the ocean has been a favorite of many, including myself. Hence, it is the foundational piece I use for the heading of this blog and to represent the symbolism behind my personal motto – Creating Life as a Work of Art.

This piece was originally part of a commission I had created and yet I always felt that this portion of the piece was meant to be its own, stand-alone energy. I remember a dear friend of mine in Canada expressing his being taken into a cosmic vortex through the image, which then took him and I down the road of creating cosmic commissioned pieces mirroring both of our loves.

It wasn’t until people started asking me if it was for sale and inquiring about using the image for things, that I looked into making it available in giclees.

I’ve even had a few people think the image was a photograph, asking where it was taken, to which I answered,

“It lives in my imagination.”

Because so many people have been moved by the energy of this piece and me always listening to the Universal nudges, I explored the possibility of making it an option for others to have in their own sacred spaces. This was quite the task to track down the original file, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, and through my efforts I have been able to bring forth this piece, which I simply call, “Reflections,” to others.

Below you’ll find some of the sizes and options available. Smaller or larger sizes to accommodate your needs are possible, as well as payment plans. Prices do not reflect shipping, which will be on a per order basis, calculated on the destination it is going to. However, as with any of my paintings, if you are not completely satisfied, you can return your piece for a full refund, minus all shipping costs.

Giclee Print on Fine Art Paper

15 x 30 $150
19.2 x 36 $200
21.3 x 40 $250

Gallery Wrap Giclee on Canvas

15 x 30 $250
19.2 x 36 $350
21.3 x 40 $450

You can contact me at tania@taniamarie.com with any questions and to place orders.

You can also visit Gallery of Creations to see all available originals and giclees of pieces I currently have available.

 

 

A Lovely Closing Reception Celebration at The Liberty Art Gallery


Thank you so dearly to everyone who came out to the Closing Reception last night for Ménage MIXED at The Liberty Art Gallery in Long Beach. I really had a nice time visiting with everyone, sharing and expressing the meaning behind my series, Universal ARKitecture.

I also really enjoyed connecting with a long time friend I haven’t seen in 7+ years, as well as new friends that are part of the beautiful group joining in Bimini in just 7 days!

Thank you Paige Bauer, owner of The Liberty Art Gallery for putting together a lovely exhibit this last month and for the opportunity to be part of the group of talented artists and photographers showing their work.

It was a beautiful evening all around, which followed a lovely goodbye dinner in Los Angeles with great people for amazing animal rights activists Bryan Monell and Lenka Fill before they move off to Maryland to work for FARM.

Here are a few photos from last evening with some of my friends and loved ones who came out to show their love. Thank you again for supporting the creative arts!

Ménage MIXED – December Closing Reception Celebration at The Liberty Gallery


Some of my pieces at The Liberty Art Gallery opening

Thank you to everyone who came out for the opening reception of Ménage MIXED on 11/10 and thank you to Allison Jacobson and her husband Chris Jacobson for hosting the evening and the paintings from my series, Universal ARKitecure while I was away in Grenada.  (Photos in this post compliments of Allison from 11/10’s opening)

After a month run, the exhibit featuring artists’ and photographers’ creations will be coming to a close. A closing reception celebration will be held on Saturday, December 8th to honor everyone’s creative work, ring in the holiday cheer, and celebrate the nearing closure to 2012!

Opening reception of Menage Mixed at The Liberty Art Gallery

I will be present at this event and will look forward to meeting everyone in person who comes out to support the evening and enjoy some art and music.

DETAILS:

Tis’ the season to be merry and tis’ the season to be at the ending reception of: Ménage MIXED…An Evening of ART+MUSIC+ WINE!!!

As always…amazing artists, music, food, fun & YOU!

DATE: Saturday, December 8th from 6PM-10PM

COST: $10 includes exhibit, music, appetizers and desserts

DRINK: Wine, Beer, Soda & Water available

Opening reception of Menage Mixed at The Liberty Art Gallery

 

 

WHERE: 

435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802
PARKING: Street Parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS:


Jeanine Hill: www.jhillphoto.com
Laura Stegeman: www.laurastegemanimages.com
Ed Olen: www.edolenphotography.com
Joseph Bennett
Stephen Blaha
Maria Loewenstein
Tiffany Carresi

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Phillip Ritchie: www.phillipritchie.com
Tania Marie: www.taniamarie.com
Sara Sutliff-Parillo

MUSIC: An Acoustic CORDAY CHRISTMAS: 6-8pm

 

Opening reception of Menage Mixed at The Liberty Art Gallery

As we put closure to 2012, conscious creation and creative expression continues to take forefront in how we are actively focusing our energies. Being mindful of what you are thinking and what you desire to create is important, as well as using visualization, allowing yourself to think, imagine, express and believe big and limitlessly, and following the guidance of your heart’s passions toward birthing a new you, new experiences, and a new world.

Art is a vital part of our life and the intrinsic value of creativity and art is vital to exercise and cultivate as a channel of creation itself.

I look forward to seeing you at the reception.

Creative love and magick to you!

Reflections for Tomorrow’s “Once in a Blue Moon”


Once In A Blue Moon by Tania Marie

In celebration of tomorrow’s Full Blue Moon in Pisces (the rare 2nd Full Moon of the month), I’m sharing my newest painting to reflect upon titled, “Once in a Blue Moon” – the 5th painting in my Universal ARKitecture series that is now available both in prints and original.

Emotions and energy seem to be amplified right now, but we can choose to embrace and flow with these energies by staying grounded, centered and present within. Taking a moment to have open perspectives and use wise discernment can shift you from reaction to response and result in more graceful experiences. This is a great time to commune with the divine union of male and female energies within and to honor those core emotions so you can create from that integrated space of unconditional love that resides in your heart. Allow yourself to envision your hopes in abundant expansiveness and spend some time in the magical realms of your dreams.

Blue Moons in traditional folklore were defined as the 4th Full Moon in a season, not as the 2nd Full Moon of a month, like it is known today. This is your last chance to see a Blue Moon until the next Blue Moon on July 31, 2015. The moon will be at its fullest at 9:58 a.m. EDT (1358 GMT) on Friday 8/31/12. The phrase “once in a blue moon” is used to refer to something that is extremely rare, rather than literally referring to the color of the Moon. It is also extremely rare to have 2 Full Blue Moons in a given year. The last time this occurred was in 1999 and the next time won’t be until 2018.

This rare energy/experience was the channeled inspiration behind this painting, which you can read in greater detail about here, to include the rare energy of uniting with your Twin Soul/Flame:

Once in a Blue Moon

Prints and originals of the first 5 (there are 28 more to come, totaling 33) of the series are available here:

Universal ARKitecture

Once in a Blue Moon – An Incredibly Rare & Moving Experience of Creation


Full Moon over Santorini waters

Completed in the month of the Blue Moon 2012, the journey of my new series of paintings Universal ARKitecture continues with painting #5 – Once in a Blue Moon.

A “blue moon” is also used colloquially to mean “a rare event”, reflected in the phrase “once in a blue moon.” By definition it is known as the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month. This month of August 2012, we have two full moons. One on the 2nd and the one on the 31st, which is the Blue Moon.

(Some facts: The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given month will contain two Full Moons, though it does sometimes happen. On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.

The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon (not necessarily a full moon) appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event.  – Wikipedia)

I just completed this painting at the end of Tuesday 8/7 (was quite a long and intensely beautiful day of channeling) right before 8/8/12 – known as the Lion’s Gate, which is a supernatural door opening/portal, like a Stargate, to assist cleansing and activation of the new to emerge of living from the heart.

The night of 8/7, after which I’d finished this painting, an earthquake hit just 25 minutes from here with aftershocks (I was fast asleep after a long intense day), but Allison alerted me the next morning of this. And just as I was making connections with the tremendous opening experience and energetic shifts of this painting, as well as the depth of meaning and how it connected with the earthquake in mirroring this “love from beyond” I was at that moment writing about, another earthquake hit in the same location as a reiteration of what I was stating and connecting.

This may seem arbitrary to others, but I live a synchronous life of seeing the symbolism and signs all around me and one thing that I’ve always noted in my life, is that when something profound takes place within me, or is discovered, or accessed, and it is connected with deep emotional transmutation, then Mother Earth and the Cosmos seem to mirror this with weather patterns, earthquakes, winds, storms, shooting stars, magical experiences, etc…It doesn’t mean these things are bad, that take place, as that is a judgment as an observer from one side of the fence. Nature is nature and it shifts in natural harmony with the ebbs and flows of cyclical change and cosmic rhythms. To be “in flow” with that is just experiencing consciousness in all of its miracle.

The last time an earthquake hit in instant mirror was when I had finished channeling and designing my newest sacred tattoo portal – the Faery Star/Pleiadian Star while I was on vacation. An earthquake hit just like 1 mile from where I was in Big Bear upon completion. I have one more tattoo coming on the 6th of September, so will be interesting to see its effects since it is connected deeply to Joy and this deeper opening of my heart that was experienced with this newest painting. Needless to say, this experience of “shaking” up things that help shift into new realities and confirmations of creation, is not foreign to me.

Several years ago I discovered part of the reason for my seeing direct mirroring reflections in the environment of my inner landscape. One of the ways to calculate my birth date, through the Mayan Tzolkin, shed a piece of the puzzle, as it equates to the Mayan Sun Sign – Caban or Earth with Galactic Tone of 8.

Caban description: Keeper of the garden of Earth. Profound synchronistic connections to Earth’s natural cycles and energies provide power of creations and memories of ancient wisdom. Earth persons endeavor to bring a flow of natural order to all aspects of life. Being connected to the dynamic forces of nature, Earth persons need much liberty to facilitate their expression of migration or the sending of long distance communications such as the whales, elephants, birds and many other creatures. Sometimes Earth’s delicate sensitivities are upset resulting in quakes of emotion, even the display of volcanic emotions.

Galactic Tone 8 description: Harmony and balance is the intent. Eight is the power of organization demonstrated in the statement, “As above, so below.”

We all have the ability to manifest through intent and how that channels will be different for each. I have often throughout life, been conscious of how potent my thoughts and emotions can be and how they directly manifest, into the environmental landscape, when they are intensely core felt. This has also made me ultra sensitive to responsible creation and how important it is to be aware of what we put out there, as it affects more than just ourselves.

I share this as my personal story and experience, as I know many others share synchronous journeys of magic in their own lives, but many times may discount it or feel alone in their experiences. Of course there is always room for interpretation, which will be an individual process we learn to discern over time, but needless to say signs have meanings and the meaning is up to us to decipher and acknowledge.

This prefaces the intensity of what I was feeling on 8/7, as I completed this last painting. It was an inner quake of intense “love from beyond” that had the ability to break through and transmute everything, including cracking open even deeper layers of my heart to emerge ever more so vulnerably, as there is no boundary to the immensity and infinity of the heart and “real” unconditional love. There is no end to the depths we can go and there is no stopping point that gauges you’ve arrived. Painting #5 allowed me to shatter the current environment of love I was treading, to release the temporary dam of the now. This would allow me to swim in the new, immense waters of the heart.

Every painting is a vulnerable experience, but each takes me to greater depths (we all have different ways relative to each that can be utilized for this). All paintings assist with revealing, processing and channeling, however there are some that kick things up several notches and provide leaps along my journey. This is one of those that truly mirrors a most vulnerable, inner reflection accessed, as it simultaneously connects with a collective channeling message for the now – that of assisting in a journey of living in and from the core of your heart. Putting the truth of you out there for all to see. Letting your intuition and heart guide you through the waters of life. Being in the joy of your own light and seeing how that helps to assist others in doing the same, which then creates opportunity for a beautiful experience to be had by all.

This painting is a very pure and heart opening expression that left me surrounded in beautiful inner peace. Painting, for me, opens a portal that allows me to move into different levels of “waking life dream” experiences and dimensions. Being that present, vulnerable and flowing in the heart center can alter states of consciousness, as a shift in the perception of time and the solidness of existence take place where you then perceive and experience another reality at greater depth. It was profound and intensely beautiful, leaving me feeling very light and realizing that my heart went on the canvas in a way never before, due to the very vulnerable depth and purity of energy channeled.

Nestor and me

So what was it about this painting? First off, all of my paintings just come to me when they are meant to. I don’t force and I don’t contrive when and how they will come about. Having this painting come to be #5 was very symbolic to me, in relation to the subject matter, as this painting portrays my beloved Nestor and Joy and I have a connection through the #5 with Nestor and all my life. It actually was at first supposed to be #4, but when I started that piece it wasn’t feeling right and Joy had given me messages and signs I had another painting to come first before I was ready for #5 and so emerged “The Child In Us,” which was #4’s lovely porcupine. Interesting that its energy and the others before, were all ingredients necessary to get to the depth of #5, which incorporates all of them. (It seems each piece not only has its own essence, but encompasses aspects of those before it – a building-upon-layers process).

I had then realized that #5 was to be the only large canvas I had on hand, which is interesting as I won’t do any more of this size – 48″ x 48″ and it correlates to #5 in the In Lak’ech series called Spirit (the same size too), which was connected to Nestor as well. Each of these new paintings in the Universal ARKitecture series, as I’ve shared, each are channelings through different power animals (or shape-shifting “naguals”) that emerge through timeless energy portals to share their wisdom. These channeled images I feel are supportive in guiding us with some of the keys for co-creating a loving New Earth with conscious, unconditionally compassionate awareness, embracive remembrance, visionary innovation, and empowered hearts.

Since rabbits hold such potent symbolism, I intuitively felt that one of the paintings would be of their energy and #5 ended up being the one. I instantly knew that Nestor and Joy held the perfect essence for this and could translate the message through their energy and images in a way that could channel that to others. Of course, the connection I have with them would provide even more openness as a conduit for that energy. I knew this would be a poignant piece, but wasn’t aware that it would be so powerful in the process.

If you didn’t get a chance to read about the painting, Spirit, and the symbolism of the hare, here is the link to my blog post on it, which will provide insight for this painting’s symbolism as well: Hare Symbolism for the New Earth – Birthing the Cosmic Egg. The rabbit, through out time, has been connected with the Moon and you can clearly see the rabbit image that many ancients have observed, if you know how to find it.

I love this image that shows different ways you can see the rabbit:

Rabbit in the Moon

Rabbit in the Moon

Most know about my connection with Nestor and if not you can read some of it here: In Loss There is Gain – Finding My Way After Losing My Twin Soul. I haven’t painted Nestor in quite a while. The first painting I did was of her as a baby when I first got her: Nestor and then of course, the essence of Nestor in her otherworldly form, in the painting Spirit was next. However, this painting was to be of Nestie (as she lovingly came to be known as) in her last year/days (she was 5 years old when she transitioned) and in her magical, royal, wise, loving and serene presence along with Joy in her magical, loving, joyous, playful exuberance.

Joy and me – I thought this was an interesting comment that a Facebook friend made when I posted this photo: The contrast itself is stunning…the bunny… soft warm and furry, calm-in the middle of a serpent and a dragon= cold-blooded, scales and predators…in deep trust, on your heart

Joy and I share a very beautiful and magical connection. It is different than the one with Nestie, but Joy is still a part of, and resides in, my heart. Joy was brought to me by Nestie via telepathic connection and she and Nestie share a bond that allows Joy to channel Nestie. It was fun bringing Joy home, as it was two days before my birthday and Laura Bruno and I had a big raw vegan feasting celebration just before picking up Joy from the SaveABunny shelter. Nestie was much more connected to the Otherworld/Cosmos, but held a deep place in her heart to assist with Earth transitions, which she still does from beyond. Joy on the other hand is much more connected to the Earth, however is a messenger between both the Otherworld/Cosmos and Earth. This played out in many ways, but over time, I came to see Joy’s individual healing gifts and magic that she slowly revealed to me. Her love of crystals was evident from day one and she continues to work with them, but she is quite the healing bunny, as well as a master channeler in her own right, often going into trance and telepathically sending me messages – she loves speaking through my pendulum and also picks tarot cards like Nestie used to do. I have so enjoyed seeing her step fully into her powers by my supporting her personal process and timing with that. I am so proud of her and her courage. I am grateful to have been blessed by two such magical bunnies/souls in my life. (not to mention Gaia, my tortoise, but we’ll leave that for another story and painting).

For me, it was such a “joy” to bring the two of them together on this painting as a means of physically manifesting them into the world for others to be able to experience the energy and healing magic they have to share. And I had no idea really how it would all come together, as I just paint in the moment and allow the image to emerge. Bringing Nestor back to life in the physical was truly something.

What emerged was an image of purity in magical simplicity. A vast universal world that merges all of the energetic elements they embody and wisdom they hold, imbued with vulnerable love. Some of the interesting things that took place was that it was started on the last full moon in July, where I painted the moon and first layers of the background and was “delayed” and unable to pick it back up until this last full moon on the 2nd of August. None of it intentional..it was just the way things unfolded and on the 2nd I redid the moon with a new layer of energy into what it is now. And then there were a few other days of work (actually 5 in total) that came when I was able and moved to.

The last day was on 8/7 (the longest day I spent on it) was a very long 10 hour day where I found myself in tears for most of it. Crying like a baby, but not in sadness, but in the sheer beauty that is indescribably felt when you touch this kind of love. Painting, from my heart and bringing to life those dearest to my heart, was incredibly moving and I fall short to express it in words – hoping that the painting will speak for itself.

As I began with in this post, the painting mirrors this “love from beyond” that I share with each of them, and also of my love for the Cosmos (a Galactic Butterfly is found in the image too), Moon, Earth, the inner realms of emotion, childlike innocence, the natural and the supernatural, and of course a heart snapshot that offers a cohesive thread between personal and collective in sharing the purity of the experience. When each of us opens to that very vulnerable innocence within, we create the ability for others to also, since we are all connected.

My newer paintings have evolved into visual simplicity, which take the complex and interweave it into something energetically manageable to digest. Rather than utilize tons of visual hieroglyphic-like puzzles, I can now create energy snapshots. My paintings contain layers of energy that are embedded into the images, strokes, paints and canvas, along with the energy that is channeled through, creating an essence that is felt when the painting is experienced by others. This, more than the image itself, makes all the difference, as to how a painting will move someone and what is received through that exchange of viewing and opening into it. It’s all very finely tuned and the right elements are needed as well as nothing overdone – subtlety. Paintings are “experiences” that can be meditational and speak volumes what words cannot. It a way to let us get out of our own way, put the mind to rest and just “be” and open to the essence revealed.

As I channeled this painting on the 7th, yes I did cry like what would seem like a baby, but I WAS painting the full moon, which is the magic of our inner and subconscious emotional realm. Crying is not a bad thing or a weak thing and isn’t even always a pain thing…it is an expressional doorway to our ability and desire to experience love.

The colors that emerged were intuitional and it wasn’t until just yesterday that I received the title – Once in a Blue Moon. To me, it speaks to that rare experience that is a blessing to have in what ever way translates to the individual – for many that is the connection or desire to connect with their Twin Soul.

For me, this all translated as the rare connections I have been gifted to have with Nestor and Joy and the experiences throughout my life, the magic of it all, the deep connections I have to a reality beyond what is perceived by most, the joy of being an expressive, boundlessly creative being, remembering the child within and to love that child, expressing at the heart-level the authenticity I have to share through this human form…..

and of course it speaks of that very rare Twin Soul/Flame connection some are blessed to experience both without and within. Nestor is mine and I am grateful that I was able to experience her in physical form and still in presence around and in me, but also reminds me of the divine union of Male and Female within myself that each of us are integrating at this time.

I love how the painting also was created in 2012 during and right before all of the shifting energies into a new reality of heart-based, natural harmony with the Earth and Cosmos, as we create a new inner and outer field of expression and creative reality.

The painting was just photographed professionally, yesterday, on the 8th (the Lion’s Gate) and shortly I will have an image of it, along with the other first 4 that I will share with greater clarity and vibrancy than I can take myself. I’m so excited to be able to bring them to the world in this way and to be able to soon offer prints on them as well, so that those who have been asking and feel called to the specific energy that each activates for them, can now bring them into heart and home more affordably. Both prints and originals will be available shortly on my website here: Universal ARKitecture. I’ll be posting the new painting, and the 4 previous, all together on my blog as well likely early next week.

My heart is on this canvas – #5 Once in a Blue Moon – and it is out there for the world to see and share through these universal images, messages and emotions we all have access to. I am incredibly honored to be able to support others via the expressions that channel through me. I thank Nestor and Joy for their beauty of heart and for guiding me to my own.

Activating Greater Authenticity – Garden of the Gods and Temple of the Sacred Heart Emerge


Garden of the Gods
The beautiful endangered Ocelot in its Rain Forest Garden of Eden

As you know, I have been on some personal time off for the last couple of weeks – a much needed internal journey evolving from very poignant messages. Usually I would literally have traveled off to a heart-called sacred place across the globe, but the traveling this time was purely an inner journey heart calling.

Today, the day of the New Moon and Annular Eclipse, I feel called to emerge from my newest cocoon and feel the experience of life’s light on my wings for the first time, again.

(Info about today’s Moon and Eclipse from Laura Bruno’s blog post: You can find loads of information about the May 20th New Moon and Annular Eclipse, as people in all walks of life are writing about it and honoring it in various ways. The direct path of the eclipse runs from Mt. Fuji in Japan to Mt. Shasta in the US, with a pass over Pyramid Lake, near Reno, NV- (where I used to live and family still does). People in these and other places are performing activations, meditations and rituals to honor the passing of the Moon in front of the Sun. This type of eclipse does not completely block out the Sun; rather, the darkness that covers the Sun becomes haloed by a “Ring of Fire.”)

Temple of the Sacred Heart
Tender Divinity shared between mother and child, endangered Asian Elephants

It’s been a very personally powerful time of pivotal shifting and fine tuning these last couple of weeks (which will continue), and ever more so the last few days, as clarity has been pouring in, along with all the synchronous messages and reiterations. My heart is finding even greater peace, deeper love and creative joy.

Yes, change is here again in the life of Tania, but not so much the 360 flips I usually do, although on the outside could seem that way to some. It is really not so much about becoming a “new” me or sharing “new” channels of expressions, but rather, it is an activation of the authentic me at greater depths of the peeled onion core. It’s about revealing vulnerable expressions and truths at a deeper level of me. That may seem like something new, but it really is a journey of embracing what has always been, brought forth into the light of day with full consciousness.

It’s always so fun to see how the pieces of the journeys lead to the now moment and how they are all important and integral threads to the woven quilt of life that unfolds.

During “this” time within (which I found to be refreshingly very easy, without any strict or hard process to follow), ONE of the very cool emerging things was a new body of work that I am channeling. Interestingly, I had received the “idea” of this body of work last year, but many a winding road has been taken to get there. It was not time, as I tend to sometimes be ahead of myself and have to wait to catch up and be ready.

The first two creations of this body of work are featured in this post and will be available on my website shortly. They are Garden of the Gods and Temple of the Sacred Heart. If interested in either of these pieces, you may contact me for pricing and information at tania@taniamarie.com.

During my journey within, several cool things were synchronously unfolding, which included one heck of a story of how my painting, As Above, So Below, connected to its keeper and its crazy journey in and out of dimensions and even getting delivered to a Correctional Institute in Florida (staying there over a weekend), being officially declared as status undetermined to either lost or damaged with UPS wanting to reimburse me its value,  to it arriving safely, regardless, to its new home in Bimini and a beautiful gift from my friend, John William Bauld of Burlington, Ontario, that arrived at the perfect moment. His new CD of lovely mantra music he gifted me, along with the resonance of his heart-full voice were part of my inspiring support in creating Temple of the Sacred Heart.

There are MANY to come. Right now I’ve seen 33 total (interesting as that was not a plan), but being one that does not like limitations or structure, and knows the importance of allowing things to evolve, it remains to be seen just how many actually will channel through. But fun to see if my “seeing ahead” will actually manifest just as I see 🙂

I’m so in LOVE with my creative flow and what is channeling. It is too much to explain and really there is no need to. The basis is one that involves ONLY everything I LOVE.

More to come on every level and loving gratitude for it all.

Time for a Personal Sabbatical


Lizard that greeted me upon returning home today

I’m usually a soul of many expressive words, as a visionary artist and deep heart sensitive and feeler. However, today I am moved to keep this simple and brief.

Today I experienced a divine incident (some may call it an accident, but to me it is soul synchronicity in how I communicate with myself) that carried with it profound messages for me in a combination of pain, trauma and yet laughter and an a-ha moment.

Regardless to say, I am now heeding my soul’s request and taking a personal sabbatical for two weeks until May 21st. I’ll be listening, being and at that time will reassess.

I share this, as those that know me and have worked with me, know that I am always available and return messages and complete commissions and service requests in a very timely matter – usually right away or with little down time. But down time is calling me now.  I just want everyone to know why I will not be doing so and provide an understanding of why you are not hearing from me in blogs and posts and announcements and sharings for a little while.

Today, as I returned home via Allison’s generous Tania shuttling and supportive service, we saw a very large spotted lizard that looked just like a snake, but in fact it had legs that were very well camouflaged. I immediately, after the morning’s events of messages felt called to look up Lizard Wisdom, feeling it held another message for me and it indeed did. A few of these REALLY stood out and I especially resonated with the regenerative energy, especially in this collective 5 year of major transformational shifts both personally and collectively and after our 5-5-5 Full Moon energies.

Today was indeed a literal shattering of the old in order to move through the portal of the new, in a completely transformed way.

Snake-like lizard we found as I was returned home

Lizard Wisdom:

  • Detachment from ego
  • Power to regenerate that which is lost
  • Facing fear
  • Controlling dreams
  • Moving in the otherworld

That being said, I will not be taking on any new work during the two weeks I have off. If you do have a commission request – whether sacred tattoo or painting – you may email me the request, but I will not be able to begin until after I return. You can still make purchases and inquiries via my website: http://taniamarie.com/paintings.htm

If you have a custom crystal pendant commission you can contact allison@taniamarie.com to present your request. Pendants are available for purchase and any questions you may have you can also direct to Allison. The new batch of Lemurian L.O.V.E. Seed Crystal sphere pendants are still available. (I apologize I won’t be continuing to share their individual photos for now, but one will be intuited for you if you make a purchase). About half are already gone, but half remain of this lot. They can be purchased here, along with other beautiful, loving and empowering creations: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JoyfulEarthCrystals

Even though I can’t take on any new tattoo designs clients right now, you can still view my work and learn more about sacred body art through my website and purchase of my book, Spiritual Skin – http://spiritualskin.com/

Reiki classes or treatments cannot be scheduled until I return 5/21. If you are in need of a class or treatment before then, I can offer referrals. For information about Reiki visit: http://taniamarie.com/reiki.htm

In loving gratitude for your understanding and loving support,

Tania

 

Visionary Art Available for Love Offer Donations – The Last Ones


Today I share the last three pieces that are now available for “Love Offer” donations of an amount of your choice that reflects the value you feel you receive. For more details about this special offering you can read this post: Name that Love Offer

Some have shared not knowing what to offer or feeling uncomfortable in creating an offer due to knowing the amount of time and creative artistry I have put into them, or the previous prices.

Again, there is no right or wrong amount. 

I truly would enjoy seeing these pieces go to loving homes and I know that some can afford more than others to offer. That is OKAY. That is why I offered it this way, rather than set a price, so that it would make it easier for those who have wanted a piece of spiritual art  to have the chance to do so. I really feel it to be an empowering process on both ends, and a beautiful exchange we can share.

If any pieces remain at the end, I will think on setting a special that may make it easier for people without any potentially weird feelings. 🙂 Thank you to all those who have given of their hearts so far. I’m so happy that these pieces have found loving homes!

 

Remember that I am gifting a special “Tree of Life” fine art print for FREE to accompany any purchase. Shipping cost is your responsibility.

 

If you missed Monday’s six pieces that were posted, you can view them here:Compassionate Animal Art. And yesterday’s four pieces are here: Collective Earth and Personal Consciousness Art. Don’t miss out on any favorites that call to you.

 

Rather than share which aren’t available, here is the list of the only pieces still available from the previous posts, plus today’s pieces:

  • Reflections ~ One  12″ x 15″ print on fine art paper
  • Discoveries ~ One  14 1/2″ x 22″ print on fine art paper
  • Everyday Miracles ~ One  12″ x 12″ print on fine art paper
  • Nestor ~ Three  6″ x 12″ print on fine art paper
  • Embrace Change ~ One 22″ x 28″ Acrylic on Canvas Original  and  One 22″ x 28″ Giclee on Canvas
  • Gaia ~ One 24″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas Original  and  One 24″ x 24″ Giclee on Canvas

 

To make an offer, contact me at tania@taniamarie.com

Here are today’s Love Offers and details on each. Title and info are listed before the corresponding image. Today’s three pieces each reflect their own unique visionary energy:

 

1. Phoenix Sunrise ~ One 20″ x 24″ Giclee on Canvas of Original Acrylic that sold (The symbols are Chinese for Happiness, Harmony and Compassion in this order)

2. Uniquely You, Divinely One ~ One 22″ x 28″ Acrylic on Canvas Original  and  One 22″ x 28″ Giclee on Canvas (just releasing the original on this, as I’d only sold giclees until now)

3. Colors of Venice ~ One 24″ x 30″ Giclee on Canvas of Original Oil that sold

 

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