Monthly Archives: April 2012

Private Reiki Classes and Reiki in Bimini?!

For those that are not aware, I continue to teach Reiki classes, but by request only. What this means is, I don’t post class dates for sign ups, I just create custom classes around requests from clients and am able to offer both private or group classes depending upon the request. I have found this to work well for my style of teaching and for the students that are drawn to me.

I like to provide versatility and flexibility to the classes, so that they can be custom to the people/person that requests it. Having a flexible schedule, I am able to offer classes any day of the week, as long as it coincides with a mutually open day for each of us.

For the most part I teach at a private home in Orange County, California, however, I am available to come to my students if need be, usually in the case of a group of people that request a class together at a specific location that may be more convenient to the group. For out of state requests, a large enough group, as well as non-refundable deposits are required. Details of such requests can be emailed to me to work out.

I really enjoy intuitively tailoring the classes to the needs of my clients, whether private and personal class or group-requested, drawing upon all of my experience and individual gifts and perspectives in synergy with what each person brings to the table. While I teach the fundamentals of Reiki, I find that especially in our current times, during my classes we explore deeper understandings of collective things and how they relate personally, as well as how to tie in Reiki energy and its utilization to empower each individual’s needs that are currently being explored and challenged, with understanding. I always trust that each class will flow as is meant to and just allow the classes to take form as they may, always being brought back full circle to the core teachings of Reiki. I love the way things just flow divinely and synchronously.

My style of teaching is very casual and relaxed, like friends gathering to talk and explore together and we each walk away both learning and teaching each other – a co-creative and mutually shared experience. It’s a beautiful unfolding process of being present with each other and allowing, through a mutual trust and genuine love of being supportive to one another.

I may in time post classes again, but for now, this way of taking requests, I have felt to be most mirroring of the energy right now and where things are at in my own life. Those that are led to my classes, synchronously show up.

Bimini dolphins from my last trip

The one experience that I may be posting here shortly for this year 2012, could be Reiki classes taught in Bimini. Yes, you heard correct. I have been given the opportunity to offer this at a new center called Atlantis Rejuvenation Center (ARC) which would be magical, to say the least. Having been on retreat there a few years ago doing my own integrative healing, I have been wanting to return again and what better way than to offer Reiki in such a powerful and beautiful sacred area – one dear to my heart and soul. As empowering as I believe it will be for others, it will also be a gift to me, as a very personally empowering soul experience.


As Above, So Below

Being so deeply connected to Atlantis and the dolphins, and being dear soul friends with the Founder of the center, I feel a heart calling to provide this service. I have been awaiting things to click together with my current timing and focuses, as to bringing it into fruition. But it has been percolating in the background, while things all come together naturally, as they always do.

Another beautiful part of the story is that one of my paintings has just arrived in Florida and will be headed over to Bimini shortly where it will find home in the ARC. The piece is “As Above, So Below” and the story of how it came to Yemaya, my friend and the Founder, including the story behind the ARC, is no less than majorly M-A-G-I-C-A-L!  Talk about manifestation powers! I am so honored to have this piece on the walls of the ARC and look forward to being part of the beautiful energy she is sharing there and to creating more art for the center.

For those interested, the journey in Bimini would include a spiritual retreat consisting of swimming with the dolphins, raw vegan food, Reiki, yoga, massages and healing sessions, and opportunity to explore the Atlantean vortexes and beaches around the island. Talk about amazing. I don’t know about you, but that’s just what Tania’s heart ordered and needs for herself right now!

If this is of interest to anyone, I’d love to hear your thoughts, as they may reveal more of the solidification of things, as well as help me to tailor the journey to the unique souls that are called to join.

More info to come on this, but I felt that now was time to reveal this exciting news.

Meditating with my conch on my Heart Chakra on my last trip in Bimini

If you’d like to request a private or group class, you may contact me at I’d love to hear from you with any questions, feelings and thoughts. We can discuss where you are at, your intents, and any previous training you may have.

You may also visit my website for more information about Reiki and what I offer in terms of classes and treatment sessions by distance or in-person (for local only): Reiki

If you’d like to hear other’s feelings on what they’ve received from my classes and treatment sessions you may visit Testimonials (just scroll down to the Reiki section).

Love and Hugs!

Twin Energy Kundalini Citrine and Spirit Quartz

Kundalini Citrine

Allison and I were out procuring some crystals yesterday for new Joyful Earth Crystal creations, however we are always drawn to unique new pieces for ourselves now and then that want to come home with us. We are both drawn to different crystal energy since of course we are all unique. But generally, there is at least one type of crystal we are both energetically drawn to for the support they provide, which we end up getting friends of from the same crystal family.

One of the new pieces and discoveries we both got is a Kundalini Citrine that come from a remote area in the Congo and are hard to come by. A natural Citrine, this raises the Kundalini energy up the spine from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra, cleansing all Chakras as it passes through and opening higher Chakras to the soul star and beyond.

Held over the head, it is said to create a cosmic orgasm that takes you into the heart of creation to become a co-creator – an experience which it then grounds into functional reality. Kundalini Citrine draws abundance and creates passion on all levels, unblocking the reproductive system and increasing libido – the perfect crystal for tantric sex.

Natural Citrine is one of the rarer varieties of Quartz. These crystals have a beautiful golden champagne gold color and sought after energy. Also known as Kundalini Quartz, as they are reputed to fully activate the spiralling energy linking all Chakras.

This can be a very intense experience as the energy spirals through each Chakra, so it’s best to be prepared for it energetically. Citrine is a type of Quartz, and the general properties of Citrine such as success, will power and others, also apply to Kundalini Quartz. Like other types of Citrine, Kundalini Quartz also does not accumulate negative energies.

Kundalini Citrine are magnificent pieces (the large ones looking like exquisite castles on hilltops). This photo is of my piece, which has twin energy in the two large points with their clusters crossing each other at center.

I seemed to be drawn to twin energy crystals yesterday, interestingly since I’ve been focused on the connection with my twin soul/flame Nestor the last few days. So I ended up bringing home two such twin pieces.

Spirit Quartz

The second twin piece I was drawn to is a Spirit Quartz (one of two I took home yesterday, as their energy was just so sweet and lovely). Spirit Quartz is also known as Cactus Quartz, Faerie Quartz and Pineapple Quartz. Both Spirit Quartz that I was drawn to each had Citrine embedded in them, which is also more rare to find. They are a lovely pastel lilac with golden Citrine. This twin energy piece pictured, has just hints of Citrine at the heart core. The other piece I brought home was infused with spiraling Citrine clusters all around.

Spirit Quartz assists in manifesting the Higher Self through one’s human form. Used in meditation it brings peace of mind and freedom from fear. It gently releases the tensions of your conscious and unconscious fears, allowing you to truly live. Very cleansing and purifying for the aura. Stimulates the Crown Chakra, helps to harmonize the levels of the aura, the Chakras, meridians and the physical body, brings high frequency energy into the physical body, and dispels negative attachment and entities, as it repairs “holes” in the etheric body. Spirit Quartz balances the astral body and brings the Chakras and merdians up to their optimal level of functioning.

For more great information about these lovely pieces see: Spirit Quartz.

Looking forward to working with these lovely ones and to sharing the new Joyful Earth Crystal creations!

If interested in us procuring a custom piece for you, we can be commissioned by simply sending your requests and questions to either or

Feathered Serpent Sacred Tattoo Design

I just completed another sacred tattoo design I wanted to share and what an involved piece it was! One of, if not the most involved to date!

Some potent energies along with some extensive detailing, made for quite the process indeed.

I worked with the things my client shared, and since they allowed the flow of my interpretation/intuition in ways to bring about certain aspects, that was how I was able to intuitively feel and bring to life the vision that was coming through. I also work with how to make things make sense in balance, placement, aesthetics…that support the energy, as well as the intents. This piece will act as a template for their tattoo artist and the end result is going to be in rainbow colors, as well as a very cool style of part full-color-fill-in and part negative space – parts being inked in and others perhaps with just hints of outline and letting the skin peek through leaves, feathers, etc, which will be a very cool design style to alternate. I like the idea my client had especially with such a rich and abundant piece like this so it sort of “breathes” energy.

I wanted to create something that was both powerful and feminine at the same time..strong female energy. And so I did that with a flow and certain placements of the flora and fauna that create interesting movement and not just bulkiness. I took one of my client’s ideas and tweaked it. This resulted in creating the lotus in the mouth vision I received having the powerful feathered serpent (known as Quetzalcoatl or Kulkulcan) delicately holding the stem of the lotus that is coming out of its mouth, between its sharp teeth…there is an interesting energy of something so powerful holding something equally, symbolically powerful (yet delicate in appearance), but with care and honor and showing that delicate balance of life and union of male and female energies.

I wanted the serpent to piece to feel as if it is moving naturally (rather than contrived into an infinity symbol, which was an intent of my client’s) in the way the serpent’s feathers are placed and the actual flow of the body and form of the symbol, while literally being visually able to perceive the symbol and at the same time, with the flora and fauna placement, seeming natural and almost slightly hidden having everything work together. I have it so that the serpent will be facing forward when placed on my client’s right hip (from buttocks to abdomen region), and the crown will sit on their front abdomen (nestled energetically amidst the flowers) where the serpent is moving toward.

With all the rebirthing energy and moving into a new phase of life my client is and has gone through, this is such a powerful image they were drawn to. I really wanted to capture that essence of stepping fully into the light of their unique splendor. A design expressing that they hold within them such empowered energy and that they are on a path of continual soul evolution that is just bursting with abundance, as the magnificence of their self-recognized cosmic essence regenerating and blooming into the rich fullness of who they are honoring and embracing. Lol! A loaded sentence, for a loaded design and soul.

There is always so much symbolism and energy in a sacred design that speaks to the individual it is created and meant for. I can’t possibly write it all out. I like to let the person receive and feel for themselves. I just channel the vision and allow myself to be guided in the creation that feels to mirror the energy of what each soul desires/needs. Sometimes it can be a shock what is reflected 🙂 It’s always interesting and beautiful to hear how the designs affect/touch the soul it is intended for.

If interested in commissioning your own unique, sacred tattoo design you can contact me at or visit Spiritual Skin for more details.

In Loss There is Gain – Finding My Way After Losing My Twin Soul

Nestor and Tania

Today is a deeply sacred day to me, as it marks 4 years of my beloved Nestor being freed back to her cosmic expansiveness, as she transitioned out of the physical. I felt called to share my story of her passing, as it holds a lot of healing for me and perhaps may have something in it for someone else out there who has experienced traumatic feelings of loss, confusion, and depression. Some of my story may be a bit out there, but I will share nonetheless, as it is the truth of my heart.

Recently a friend had experienced a similar loss and in my sharing this story to help find meaning in their experience, I felt I was also being nudged to share it in a bigger way for others, as well as for Nestor and I. Interestingly, I was not conscious at the time of this taking place, just a couple of days ago, of how it was coinciding to today’s sacred symbolism. All things are divinely connected.

Nestor and I were connected beyond what people think of as human and animal companion. She is my twin soul. We had this inseparable connection that was magical, telepathic, powerful, and cosmic. She taught me the meaning of unconditional love and to do for love what I would neglect to do out of soul responsibility – so in essence, she always brought me back to my true essence self if I was led astray.

I could share many a story of our magical and beautiful relationship, but the part I wanted to express, for today, is how she transitioned.

Nestor had very expansive energy, much too big for her tiny rabbit body. She basically incarnated in order to be with me and to support me, and me her while she was here, but she wasn’t really in her body all that much, as she was constantly doing work elsewhere…if that makes sense.

I learned through her how to take care of rabbits properly, as she would often have health challenges because of blowing out her energy and my not knowing about rabbit challenges, at that time, that manifest physically was a handicap. So most of how we supported each other was energetically, as only specialized rabbit vets know and understand some of the intricate complexities and fragility of rabbits (and I did not find such a vet until her last vet visit). So the power of our connection and love, coupled with our both being energetic healers, was what got us through those five years together of physical challenges she had and emotional support I needed.

Nestor ended up having a lot of teeth problems that weren’t caught until much later. Long story short, but when she last took ill, I finally found a good vet and they did extensive dental work for her and treated her.

She returned home with me, but was not doing well. Her body was struggling between staying here on this earth or letting go to be in the expansiveness of the cosmic soul she loved to be. She stayed with me up until then, for and because of me and the love we shared, but ultimately she was not of this world and the time would come. This was her time.

I was fortunate to have help through an animal communicator during the last year or so of her life. She helped me through much with Nestor in understanding things that I couldn’t access at the time. Nestor and I had a telepathic connection, but there were times I needed to get clear and direct answers I couldn’t decipher.

Anyway, Nestor came home and was not well and needed to recover. I stayed up all night laying with her on the floor with my hands on her giving her Reiki, talking to her all night, and trying to pull her through. And she did make it to the next morning and through the day. What was odd is I found my “then” husband holding her, which she never let him do.  She had been laying very still most of the day and I had been worried about her even though she made it through the night. I didn’t foresee that she was saying her goodbyes.

The physical trigger was, the vet had given me antibiotics I had to administer by syringe in her mouth and this was a challenge. Nestor was a very free and independent soul. She roamed the house without cage and had a litter box. She did not like to be held and we had an understanding and knowingness. She was always with me though and followed where ever I went and would lay under my easel when I painted and would let me cuddle her on the floor and hold her front paws in my hands, but her back feet needed to remain grounded.

So to give her meds was a challenge. Anytime I had to take her somewhere it was a huge and stressful process and I’d have to chase her down and put a towel over her to get her, but she struggled and I hated that.

Anyway, I did this and gave her her meds, but it was so hard. And not much after, she began convulsing and looking like she was choking, but rabbits don’t throw up. It appeared she was gagging and trying to bring something up and then started running around like crazy and upstairs and choking and gasping for air…I will bare any further details, but needless to say I was at a loss and couldn’t help her. I was calling on the phone but it was late and places were closed and we lived at the lake in Tahoe and nothing was near and I was frantic and then called my parents crying and going crazy. This was going on for what seemed a long period of her in this condition. And suddenly she screamed a horrible sound, which I had never heard. It is a profound cry that pierces the soul. I had read that rabbits never make noise unless in excruciating pain or passing on. She then fell over and I knew she was gone. My then husband tried giving her mouth to mouth, but it was over.

I went insane and I cried  like I’ve never in my life and likely never will again. No death had ever affected me, as I always knew it as a cycle of life and I understood. But this was different. She was my other half and the pain was unbearable.

I later learned that the ominous haunting way I cried, which was like a mourning melody is called “keening” to the celtic wherein the cry sounds have music in them. And it was no wonder, as I have celtic soul pasts that were very profound (ones I’ve done healing integration with in this life) and in which Nestor was connected.

Needless to say, I couldn’t let her go and I felt guilty she had passed at my hand by administering her the meds that she choked on (which is what they discovered with autopsy, that the meds went down the wrong pipe because of her anxiety and stress.) Of course, that is how I saw it then in my grief. And now, I see it from another perspective, although the emotion of that traumatic sound/picture is imprinted within me.

Loss is always challenging when someone is in your heart so deeply. Yet, in time, we can grow from the experiences and create new processes of how to move with greater ease and grace through life by embracing our new perspectives.

Taking gentle nurturing time to honor the natural mourning and healing is important. The last memory may never leave altogether, but the way in which we view/feel it CAN over time. I know for me that it is still there if I think of it, but when I do, the duration of time I feel the emotion is short and I can move through it by embracing that it is normal to feel emotions and allowing them to freely move in and out doesn’t extend, hault or expound their effects.

I was depressed for a long time after her transition, and to this day, even now I cry because it is the most traumatic experience of my life.

However, it is also the most beautiful gift she continued and continues to give me. I likely will never “not” feel that emotion when I think of her, but I came to understand, with new perspective, the realization of the beauty and magic of it all. Even though my human heart will always love her beyond words and be moved by any thoughts of her. The expansive, universal soul heart of me however, does realize the bigger picture and she and I communicate and continue to enjoy a relationship on a whole other level, as we will for eternity.

There usually is a physical trigger in order for a soul to pass at the given time that they have chosen. Given our connection and what I had to learn and how I could assist Nestor, it had to be this way. It was what, on another level, we had chosen, even if my human self could not remember that. The core thing is, the soul knows when it is ready and wants to go and it was her time.

For herself, she needed to and for me, the only way I would move into the life I needed to, was for her not to physically be there. For as long as she was, she was my world. I did end up moving out and divorcing thereafter, which was something that I’d known could be coming and had been working very hard to not have that happen, to no avail. And once Nestor’s loving numbness of her presence left, I was left with the reality I knew I could not live with. I knew what a relationship was and it wasn’t what I had. I knew the life path I had and I wasn’t on it. So I had the strength to leave and to commit to my path ever more so and my work is infused with our Unity of Love.

Now there were two reasons for the passion of my devoted life commitments…One, for myself, as it is the life I came here to live from the authenticity of my heart. And two, out of the reminder of my other half’s (Nestor) ever-loving nudge that always keeps me on point due to the love we share and our oneness of being. She will never let me forget and I love her dearly for that. A true twin soul she is.

The scream Nestor let out as she left her body was both physical pain, as there is a transition the physical body goes through while still Earth-conscious to shift back into Universal consciousness, as well as was a huge scream of sheer joy in that release into her expansive soul form. She was both ecstatic and sad, painless and pain filled – all at once. That is Oneness – the state of All That Is simultaneously in integrative wholeness. It is the experience of duality within their union, simultaneously.

It was important that it happened with me, as she is my other half and for me to assist her desires and not be selfish as to my human needs, was important to realize, so I could move into that Universal consciousness of the collective soul that lies within. She had endlessly supported me and many others to the detriment of her physical body while she was alive, and now I had the chance to give her the greatest gift besides my love.

It was also important for my life path and the work/service I do, that I experience the extremity of pain like this, so that it would help me to get to deeper levels of unconditional compassion and love and it would help me to infuse that depth of feelings into my work/art. I was one who came into this life to experience the fullness of it and that, for me, is to know all levels of feeling so that I could also then learn how to integrate them and move beyond them, while not being attached and realizing the divine perfection within it all. In so doing, I can support others in doing the same.

There is more I could share, but I’d be here for forever and I just wanted to give you a glimpse of my experience, which while traumatic and threw me into depression, also held the most beauty, magic and growth at the same time. I understood that I needed to forgive myself, as she held no ill will towards me, as there was a divine synergy unfolding. I had to come to rejoice in knowing Nestor got her wish and she is now free to do the service she couldn’t fully do in body form, that she loves doing in her expansiveness.

To know one side of the coin of experience, is to create and know the other side, as they both are part of the oneness of life existing hand in hand. We live in a world of duality as humans in physical form, but the essence of Universal consciousness is an integration that combines  the two into something that is both and neither, all at once. It’s not a simple concept to our minds to grasp, but there is divinity within all that we experience.

Nestor is still with me in powerful ways. We still share our love and companionship through continued communication of another kind. She may not be in physical form for me to snuggle with, touch or physically see, but I am now able to experience her in a bigger way. It’s just not the way she “used” to be. But she is more beautiful than ever. And she did bring me the gift of Joy, my new bunny love, whom she channels through. Joy is my beautiful, sweet bunny who is much more connected to the earth than Nestor was, but has access to the otherworlds as a messenger. It is a beautiful soul-ship we all three share. And of course there is Gaia, my beloved and powerful tortoise who also is deeply connected with us all. (Both Joy and Gaia have come into my room, as I write this)

I know that words don’t help when feeling pain, so I share my experience with vulnerability so that it may provide any form of support or message to whom ever may read and need what it expresses. It is best to take your time in healing through any major experience in life and to honor the mourning that is natural. Perhaps you might ask for messages from your beloved, in forms of signs or dreams that you can interpret, so that you may receive the healing you need.

I’ve come to see that many times physical loss, such as soul transitions, takes place at pivotal shifts and deeply transformative times in our lives. There is a web of life and magically supportive gifts within each experience for our perspectives to embrace. And within shifting perspectives, the opportunity for powerful soul growth.

I felt it was important to express this, if even just for myself, as each time I reflect, it brings greater depth to the healing integration.

Thank you for allowing me to share my most vulnerable heart experience.

Thank you Nestor for your endless, unconditional love. I love you eternally, my twin soul.

People vs. The State of Illusion – A New Film

If in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Miami or New York areas, you may be interested in checking out this new film: People v. The State of Illusion by Austin Vickers, Producer, former trial lawyer and friend of one of my dear friends, Amy, who brought this movie to my attention. I haven’t seen it yet, but Amy suggested it, adding “Amazing stuff!”

There will be Q & A with the Producer at the premiers.

Another “enlightening film,” as The Huffington Post shares that continues to keep opening eyes and supporting the collective shifts.

If I am able to get out to see it, I’ll let you know what I think.

Here is the trailer and you can check out the website for more details and show times:

Here are some words from the Director:

Great post! Thank you Aluna Joy for The Star Elders’ messages you shared and Laura Bruno for sharing! I love these points: This is a divine synchronization of all life on Earth with its attached collective consciousness. Some people will need to accelerate their spiritual and physical process by being very rigid with their routines. Others will need to slow down their process, by meditating less, eating heavier food and … well… what looks like goofing off We must do what feels right in each moment without worry about what others will think about you. And we must not judge others for living their lives differently than ours. Did you hear that? This is important. Again . . . Judgment and spiritual arrogance has no place in these times.

There is nothing more that we need to learn. The searching is over. We have everything inside us that we need, right now. But we already know this. Now it is time to believe it. We will receive necessary wisdom and appropriate alchemy when, and only when, our frequency is ready for the next step in this ascension process. This is a failsafe program to keep us safe from burning up in the ascension light. This is a step by step process. We have learned in the past that if we ascend too soon, or are out of sync with an ascending age, we fail . . . because we are not ready for the energy. We learned this the hard way in Egypt and Atlantis. Everything needs to be synchronized on the same page and on the same bandwidth. From our vantage point, all is going very well.
Lastly we are asking you to not go into sympathetic resonance with anyone going through hard challenges. Feeling sympathy will only bring your energy down, and make their journey harder. Remember . . . there is nothing to fix and nothing to heal. Each has chosen their path. We are harmonizing the collective field. Trust the process. Remember that what everyone is going through, is the process of bringing us all to that same page, so we can enter the new world that is awaiting us . . . together.

Laura Bruno's Blog

Thank you, Gillian, for pointing me to the following post by Aluna Joy. She really sums up the energies and ongoing Ascension Symptoms! A few things in particular jumped out at me:

“Our blood has iron in it, and iron is magnetic. Because of this fact, whatever happens on the Earth and its magnetic field, as well as the Sun’s magnetic field, we will be equally affected by. WE are ONE with the Earth, the sky and all life.”

“Don’t judge your process or the processes others are going through. Judgments and spiritual arrogance have no place in these times. All are a perfect mirror of God . . . including YOU. Remember . . . what you resist, you can never be free from, so allow, surrender and flow with the process. AGAIN … what you resist, you can never be free from. Allow your story to…

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Home Made Chunky Vegan Lentil Stew

Chunky Vegan Lentil Stew

So, as an artist this creative expression extends to my cooking. Hence, I usually just cook by eye and heart and each time my dishes turn out a little bit different, making each meal unique. But since I was asked, for the recipe of last night’s creation by several people, I made note of what I was doing (to some degree – lol!) to provide a recipe.

My suggestion is to put in whatever your drawn to and speaks to your tummy and to adjust the amounts, as my likes aren’t everyone’s. Just use this as a skeleton template to bulk it up with your heart’s fancy! It’s fun to just be creative in the kitchen and create new tastes.

Easy Chunky Vegan Lentil Stew:

1 cup of organic sprouted green lentils from Tru Roots

2 cups of organic veggie broth and 2 cups of organic mushroom broth (you can also just use water or all veggie broth or whatever veggie broth base you desire)

2 garlic cloves

about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of marinated tomatoes (balsamic and spices are yum) or for ease you may choose a full can of organic fire roasted tomatoes with chipotle peppers)

about 2 tbsps of organic vegan worcestershire sauce (i am generous with this because it really brings a nice taste to it)

about 1 tsp of organic thyme

about 1 tsp of organic rosemary

1 10 oz. package of organic frozen chopped spinach

about 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

about half a cup of organic mushrooms

1/4 tsp of cayenne

3 large organic carrots chopped

one bunch of organic celery (was like 10-12 stalks) chopped

about 2 cups of organic fingerling potatoes chopped

and some ground black pepper to taste

I like my stew to be chunky and the veggies cooked, but to still have a little crunch. So I start by pouring in the broths and bring them to boil and then one by one I add the ingredients, starting with the lentils. (the cool thing about using the sprouted lentils I mentioned is that they cook really fast!) I don’t do any prep before, except the marinating tomatoes, if I go that route, otherwise I just chop up everything in between stirring and boiling and keep adding until everything is in.

This way it already gets cooking and there’s not much down time to wait and you don’t need to overcook. When completed I then lower the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes and voila!

Very simple. Super healthy. Great comfort food and warming for chilly weather.

Makes a nice large pot (you can also double or triple and have tons more left over) but I usually have enough for about 3 meals for 2 people from this. It just depends on how much you eat. With a hearty stew it’s not necessary to eat tons and you can always make some great garlic bread to go with it or whatever you like.

Honoring Mother Earth Today and Always – 24 Hours Only 50% Off Earth Inspired Paintings

Gaia's Gift

Wishing everyone a beautiful Earth Day! I hope that you will find your own unique way to share your love and gratitude with our ever-giving and miraculous Gaia.

Yesterday we went to see the Dalai Lama who was here visiting and spoke on “Peace of Mind in Troubled Times” at the Long Beach Arena. It was wonderful to see the thousands of people that showed up to hear him. His endearing personality was such a joy and he so simply conveys the essence of his messages, showing us how we make things more challenging and complex than they are. He emanates vibrant joy and loving compassion that we can all easily embrace if we choose. He is definitely a voice for humanity and global peace.

“We each have a song to sing, but together, we create a beautiful symphony.” ~ Me

What I creatively and lovingly channel is a devoted passion focused on heart-based creations intended to help support global peace, return to natural harmony, collective unity, empowered consciousness and unconditionally loving and compassionate synergy.

My paintings help convey these messages, reminding us, activating us, helping us to reconnect with our vibrant and loving Mother Earth and to live more loving, connective, and responsibly conscious lives.

In honor of Earth Day, I am sharing these specifically themed paintings to provide visual inspiration and symbolic awakening energies to your experience today.

Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth

The three pieces offered at 50% off are: Gaia’s Gift, A Walk Between Worlds, and Rebirth ~ Children of the New Earth, which can be seen in more detail, including their regular prices, here: Heart Visions

Regular prices resume Monday 4/23 at 12:30 pm. 🙂

Gaia was one of the paintings that was part of the Love Offer donations special. With the 24 hour Earth Day special she is now available for $25 plus shipping.


Much love to you all and to our lovely Mother Earth,



A Walk Between Worlds

Heart Chakra Crystals and Tattoos

Emerald Bridge Logo

The Heart is the gateway for expressing the inexpressible and allows one to experience so much more than what we think is possible. It supports harmonious evolution and integration when we are centered in that space of unconditional compassion, presence, patience and love.

It is from this powerful and divine Heart space that Emerald Bridge emerged – my company- and the image you see here was revealed and created.

Loving to spread the love, we then created Emerald Bridge sacred temporary tattoos so that everyone could share and empower that unconditionally loving energy in energetic emanation!

Emerald Bridge Sacred Temporary Tattoos

You can purchase your own sacred temporary tattoos as pictured above, here:  Emerald Bridge

The Heart Chakra lies center of our Chakra system and is the “bridge” between the three lower and three upper Chakras, making it Chakra #4. It acts as an integrator, blending the beauty and experience of all of our parts into a transmutable green brilliance (synonymous with the crystalline being known as Emerald), which symbolizes its essence and also embodies an abundant healing energy. Emeralds are known as the “Stones of Successful Love,” bringing not only prosperity and abundance, but also act as integrators of the mind and the heart in opening and stimulating both capacities.

Cosmic Beacon – Moldavite Custom Pendant

Moldavite is another emerald-hued, crystalline being that powerfully vibrates the Heart Chakra energy. I like to call it the “Emerald Gem of the Galactic Heart,” as it resonates a powerful, Universal Love energy that reflects the Earth and beyond.

I love crystals because to me they are like an organic journey of the Heart, synchronizing our Living Earth with Divine Oneness. This is why I not only have a very unique personal collection of crystalline friends, but I have a passion for creating loving crystal pendants to support empowering human evolution!

To purchase or commission your own Heart Chakra crystal pendants visit: Joyful Earth Crystals

Visionary Art Final Sale Prices

I’m so excited that the pieces I was offering at Love Offer donations have all found loving homes. That makes me SOOOO happy. About half of the inventory is gone and only half left.

I decided that the last pieces I would just offer at extremely crazy low set prices to make it easier for people, as many were unsure as what felt appropriate, even though I said there was no right or wrong. So I’ve intuited some really bargain prices and will post the pieces individually here. I know some of you were interested in a few of these, so maybe this will help out a bit. They make great gifts for that person or child you don’t know what to get. What better gift than a piece of creative love!

Again, with each purchase, I am offering a FREE Tree of Life print. The shipping is your responsibility.

If interested, contact me at

Here are the pieces posted with their price:

1. Reflections ~ $15

One  12″ x 15″ print on fine art paper of an original oil that was sold

2. Discoveries ~ $15

One  14 1/2″ x 22″ print on fine art paper of an original oil that was sold

3. Everyday Miracles ~ $15

One  12″ x 12″ print on fine art paper of an original oil that was sold

4. Nestor ~  $10 each

Three  6″ x 12″ print on fine art paper

5. Gaia ~ $44 Original and $33 Giclee

One 24″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas Original

One 24″ x 24″ Giclee on Canvas

 Prints and giclees were made of this and sold, but I never released the Original for availability until now.

6. Embrace Change ~ $33

One 22″ x 28″ Giclee on Canvas (was a self portrait done during a major transformational shift in my life)

Prints and giclees were made of this and sold, Original is now in my personal collection.

7. Uniquely You, Divinely One ~ $44 Original and $33 Giclee

One 22″ x 28″ Acrylic on Canvas Original  

One 22″ x 28″ Giclee on Canvas (just releasing the original on this, as I’d only sold giclees until now)

8. Colors of Venice ~ $33

One 24″ x 30″ Giclee on Canvas of Original Oil that sold

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