Monthly Archives: July 2012

New Crystal Friends – Pietersite Pendant, Carnelian Earrings, Labradorite and Faery Lemurian Quartz

Every day at Joyful Earth Crystals we strive to bring the highest quality, new creations and crystals to support the current needs of the collective. We love hearing how clients are connecting so deeply with their new friends and the transformational and loving energy they are receiving in divine timing. Even for myself, I am seeing how amped up my time spent with crystals has increased and I keep moving around the crystals in my office/studio to keep them all happy and optimally working their magick. Right now my desk is potently filled with a combo of pieces I’ve had in my secret crystal chest (which is like sparkly new energy of reconnecting with dear friends) and some pieces that specifically requested daily desk duty. Fun and wow. Anything’s possible with this combo!

Today, I’m happy to share several new items we’ve just added to our Etsy shop, which includes an amazing Pietersite pendant (I have been so excited about the Pietersite pieces birthing!), some new Carnelian earrings (yes, we are adding earrings to the mix!), and two individually amazing crystals – a magical Labradorite pillow and a Faery Portal Lemurian Quartz.

Our 10% off special is still going on until 8/8/12, so if these or any of the other lovelies speaks to you, now is a great time to welcome one into your heart and home. Enter Code LOVE10 when you check out to receive the discount.

Here are images of the new pieces in our Joyful Earth Crystals Collection. For details, photos and information about their properties, size, etc. please visit our Etsy Shop or click the individual links shared with each photo below.

Swirling blue Pietersite Crystal Pendant “Tempest of Truth”

You can see more about and order thie Pietersite here: Tempest of Truth

Ethereal “Faery Portal” Lemurian Quartz

You can see more about and order this Quartz here: Ethereal “Faery Portal” Lemurian Quartz

Magical Labradorite Crystal Pillow – images of both sides

You can see more about and order this Labradorite here: Magical Labradorite Crystal Pillow

Firey Carnelian and Sterling Silver Chain Earrings “Elegant Vitality”

You can see more about and order these Carnelian earrings here: Elegant Vitality

If interested in commissioning a custom piece or if you have any questions you can email or

The Spirit of In Lak’ech – Find Your Heart and You Will Find Your Way

I have always been drawn to the simplicity of things and the innocence of the pure child nature within, feeling that nothing is complicated and it’s only our fractured ego minds that desire complexity, validation, a “proof process,” and way to verbally and intellectually articulate. There is nothing wrong with this. All of our parts are of value and integral to the whole. However, the more we feed “only” this left brain way of life (not realizing how much more empowered it would be if integrated), the less we utilize and cultivate the gift the right brain has to offer. The way we can integrate all of this is through the authenticity of our hearts and exercising in present, intentful, daily practice, trusting the intuitive guidance that flows through all of us.

Today, I was drawn to post what has been a guiding light for me. This simplicity of a focus that guides my own heart is the desire for “a return to natural harmony” – within and without, as there is no separation.

And with the energetic shifts and everything that has been leading up to now and the coming cosmic alignments, I share this simplicity as the sweetness of life. Perhaps it has a blooming message to each person’s awakening seed.

It’s also a reason I felt soul-called to the December 2012 dates to offer the magical journey in Bimini to help anchor the energies of this Harmonic Convergence 12/21/12 with our higher vibratory selves after the 12/12/12 activations – one way I can assist in the creation of a new Earth experience.

If this message and that time period also speak to a part of you, perhaps your heart feels called to join us on this journey. To explore it more, you can visit: Cosmic Heart Activation with Reiki, Raw Food and Dolphin Communion ~ Birthing the New Earth in Bimini, Bahamas 12/16 – 12/21/2012 **(see end of post for more details on number of spots remaining and how to reserve yours)

In Lak’ech Ala K’in” – The Mayan principle of Universal Love that is similar to Namaste (and also the title of my first series of 5 paintings representing an Earth history story-line of integrative healing through the 5 elements and beyond). As an expression of honoring when greeting each other, this profound realization means “I am another yourself, you are another myself” – “I am you and you are me.” The Maya priest-shamans recognized that we are one global human being. It is about dissolving the ego into complete unconditional love; “dissolving until you are ‘NOT’, then the World enters you.”

Here are words shared by Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij (ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan, that speak to the beauty and simplicity of this heart-full message. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Along with his brother, Gerardo, he studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge:

It will change –everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.”

…At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.

Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. Carlos reminds us: “This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.”

…The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to unity, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.

…Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun — that element is ‘ETHER’.

(The image at the beginning of this post is my version of the Galactic Butterfly – Hunab Ku – from the #5 painting in my series In Lak’ech called Spirit – I chose to name it Spirit rather than Ether, but the essence remains the same. You can see it in its entirety here: Spirit)

The dictionary defines Ether as a “hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.” Perhaps it could be defined as the “space between space”. I would suggest it could be manifest as the alignment of charged particles from our solar system (Sun), and our galaxy (Milky Way) surge. The Ether element represents spiritual energy.

“The element of the Fifth Sun is celestial. Within the context of Ether there can be a joining of the polarities. No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted unity…

“We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and unity now, to confront the other side and preserve life.”

…Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history.”

…”Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It’s very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely — a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great roots.”

“We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything — people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ‘ether’ — the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.”

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

**There are only 16 spots on this trip and 1 remaining spot on the Atlantis Vortex boat trip left. It’s beautiful to hear that so many are feeling called to this journey, however if you are really intending to join this magical journey, the only way to ensure your spot is with a deposit. A deposit of $500 is needed for the retreat and $150 for the Vortex trip. Once the boat Vortex trip is filled, we will be taking names for a waiting list in case someone can’t make it or anything changes. There is also a land Vortex trip for those called to anchor on Earth, rather than water. To assist in making things easier to support this opportunity for anyone who’s heart is called, as its important to have the right energies gathering together, this trip is available also in 3 payments. If you have any questions, you can email me at

10% Off Joyful Earth Crystals Sale Plus Today’s Special Feature: Ocean Jasper Heart

Ocean Jasper Heart

Crystals continue to be as active as ever these days and I can feel how much they are and have been assisting myself and others. We have some very powerful pieces in the Joyful Earth Crystals collection and many more that are still to come. We keep intuiting the timing for each of the different energies they provide, in terms of when and which we release and design.

Every now and then we offer specials and promotions and right now we have our first Joyful Earth Crystals SUMMER SALE:

10% off all items in our Etsy shop!

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We have the beloved Lemurian L.O.V.E. Seeds (17 left only) in either silver or copper, several beautiful pendants in amazing stones and crystals (so supportive for the energy of the now and integrative shifts taking place), some lovely bracelets and of course the amazing individual crystals – all uniquely empowering in their own way!

If one has been calling to you, now is the time to welcome them into heart and home.

Several of our pieces have been moving quickly, including the L.O.V.E. Seeds and individual crystals. We’ve even sold many that we haven’t even posted, just due to people asking for specific crystals meant for them, or for us to intuit something for their needs, and so they never get chance to go into the official Etsy shop.  🙂

We still do have amazing giant raw dolphin/ocean Larimar, Mayan “dreamtime” sacred Jade stone sphere, courageous, creative expression Blue Quartz Ganesha energy elephants, giant marbled Gaia energy Agate turtle and a spectacular, very special, kick-things-in-high-gear, giant Smokey Quartz – I’m curious what visionary leader is going to end up as its keeper due to its powerful, energy.

Now and then I will post one before it gets into the store, just because I feel its energy reaching out that day, like today.

Today’s feature I was called to share is a lovely Ocean Jasper Heart pictured above.

This Ocean Jasper Heart stone is 1 3/4″ wide, 1 1/2″ tall and 15/16″ thick (nearly an inch) – Offering him today for only $22 + shipping 

Ocean Jasper Properties – a stone used for protection since the ancient times and discovered in Madagascar. Believed to have deep relation to Atlantis – can only be mined during low tides and in the shallow part of the ocean. Egyptians used it as an aphrodisiac and was worn in amulets & used in massages for the same effect. Considered a healing stone and rain inducer by the Indians of Native America and Asia. Known as the warrior’s stone in the Middle Ages. Jasper stones are supreme nurturers in general, but the Ocean Jasper teaches us that there is a cycle and rhythm to all the natural events and helps us realize we all are connected at the core to everything and everyone on this planet at the deepest core of our being. Good for resolving all baggage of the past and encourages personal responsibility, teaches us patience and to develop a positive outlook towards life, eases stress and lightens one’s saddness, enhances perception and concentration and is associated with the Heart Chakra. Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps us to love one’s self as well as others. It helps heal the emotions and brings peace of mind. It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience.

If interested in custom commissions you can message either myself at or the amazing creative designer, Allison, at and we will put our hearts together in creating something perfect for you. Likewise, if you have any specific individual crystal requests, we can assist in intuiting a crystal friend that would be supportive.

If interested in the Ocean Jasper Heart, message for inquiries and purchasing

Hexagons and Healings – Universal Symbolism to Ponder

Allison and I at Lake Tahoe – see hexagon energy centered perfectly withing and on my lower torso pointing directly down to the root chakra/coccyx area

As I shared upon returning from last weekend in Lake Tahoe and Reno, we had taken some photos on our first visit to the lake that revealed, in two of the photos, a strange and very clear hexagon energy and orb that was over my lower torso. It seemed to slightly move by the second photo and in the next, was no longer there. I also noted that after this experience I realized that my several months coccyx pains had subsided enormously and miraculously, shifting energetically as well.

Other energies continued to show up in photos, but this was the most prominent in how it clearly showed up in geometric display.

2nd photo closeup of hexagon that is now moving up and to the left a bit from its centered position over my body

Then, one week to the day of these photos being taken at the lake, a surprise thank you gift arrived at my door from a good friend and client. I was overjoyed to open the fun and thoughtful gifts, but one stood out, catching my attention immensely.

It was a beautiful Amethyst sphere – (Amethyst Metaphysical Properties include being a powerful and protective stone, guards against psychic attack, transmutes the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm including electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others, is a natural tranquilizer, relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety, alleviates sadness and grief, dissolves negativity, activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition, enhances psychic abilities, has strong healing and cleansing powers, has a sobering effect over any kind of addictions, calms and stimulates the mind, helps you become focused, enhances memory, improves motivation, relieves insomnia, assists remembering and understanding dreams, encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom…) – however, this was no ordinary sphere, Amethyst or otherwise. The only other time I have seen such defined geometric shapes, was in a Quartz sphere I once found and had then passed on to a new keeper. However, the shapes were circles. This Amethyst sphere has a clearly defined hexagon that in person, when looked directly at, has dimensional depth that draws and sucks inward to it’s center creating a portal energy. As it sits on my desk in its lovely silver turtle stand, it also feels like this dimensional eye doorway peering at me and drawing me in. Super cool! It goes further, as the hexagon expands down the sphere, creating like four layers that get bigger and create a honeycomb, but also spider web effect, and at the bottom the edges of the hexagon sides of the hexagon start to curve from their original straightness and create four hearts all along the bottom of the sphere. Not to mention there are little cool rainbows throughout.

My Amethyst sphere with layered hexagons

But what were the odds that I would get this miracle Amethyst with another hexagon energy, clearly defined, an exact week later? One in a billion maybe? Who knows…but it definitely has my attention, as everything to me has meaning and is not random.

I decided to do a little delving into hexagon symbolism, beyond the basics that I knew, to see what other interesting information I could find and what it might reveal. I haven’t fully integrated or processed the information, but know that it is all working its magic, regardless of me consciously formulating it or not. That is the way I operate in my life is knowing on a deep level in words I can’t articulate, but can feel the immensity of energetically. And then later reiterations unravel what already has taken place whether my conscious mind mentally pieced it together or not.

Amethyst sphere with hearts at the bottom

Anyway, I did find some cool stuff (I love how right now my draft is being autosaved at 9:04:44 -444 again! that keep showing up tons lately) that I thought I’d share in case anyone else is having hexagon synchronicities. And perhaps you can piece the story together in your own way, as I am doing.

First I’ll start off sharing the more simple stuff. I always love Avia Venefica’s symbolism and meanings she writes on just about everything. Here is a brief meaning she shares for the number 6 in her post Spiritual Meaning of Numbers:

Six: The symbolism behind number Six is legend. With Venus as its ruler, Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. Six naturally reveals solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner. We invoke the Six when we need delicate diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters. The spiritual meaning of number Six also deals with enlightenment; specifically “lighting” our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance. Sixes beckon us to administer compassion and consciously choose forgiveness in a situation.

She then elaborates on this here in her post: Meaning of Six

I love the key words shared in that post:

  • Truth
  • Union
  • Lovers
  • Harmony
  • Balance
  • Equality
  • Perfection
  • Integration
  • Interfacing
  • Conjoining
  • Reliability
  • Dependability
  • Communication

All of which were very meaningful for me and I especially found resonation with this that jumped at me: 

The number six is aligned with the: Cube, Hexagon, and Hexagram.

Each of these shapes is created from perfectly equal parts. This mirrors the underlying meaning of six as a symbol of perfect union, and the energetic emblem of soulful integration.

I rather like the simplicity nature provides in our understanding of number six through the symbolic language of bees. Their labyrinth-like homes are neatly formed hexagons.

(In particular this resonated, as yesterday was the day I received the Amethyst hexagon sphere and my coccyx pains have remained transformed with only minor bruising feelings at random times that had moved, but basically removal of the constant and painful stuff I had been experiencing for months had taken place. Then yesterday afternoon after having the Amethyst on my desk with its hexagonal eye portal facing me, and having just finished even deeper integration of energies connected and writing my sacrum blog, I suddenly was hit with an internal major energetic pain that I haven’t had in a while which lasted for about a half an hour. I laid on the floor, doing Reiki and reviewing the information and found a trigger point to the left side of the coccyx/sacrum that when pushed would release not only the energetic pain, but shifted my equilibrium, creating an altered state effect and dimensional kind of shifting. Shortly after, the energetic pains completely dissipated and an even greater renewal of lightness and balance came over me that persists. Definitely some “soulful integration” has taken place.) – side note, I actually just added this part, as I didn’t remember it until after I posted this blog, and as I just finished and saved, the clock said 11:11 🙂

She then shares in her post, Meaning of Hexagon

…symbols are personal and unique to each individual.

In your case, the hexagon is going to have an entirely different meaning to you than it would to someone else.

If you have a tendancy towards prophetic dreams, this symbol may indicate a spiritual or metaphysical trigger for you.

In further determining the meaning of your symbol, I would encourage you to begin breaking down the elments of the image…

It may also be noteworthy that the shape of the hexagon is used in beehives…what does this mean to you?  Efficiency?  Community?

I would encourage meditation upon this symbol – note that every side of the symbol is equadistant with another ( its opposite) side.  Same too with each angle.  What does this mean to you?  Facing reality?  Facing up to others?  Holding up a mirror?

The more you meditate upon your special symbol, the more meanings will be revealed to you.  I promise, it is worth the investment you make.

Image of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft of the strange hexagonal jet stream that flows around the northern pole of Saturn

I felt a need to delve further and further I did go. So I then was led to this cool photo about the beautiful mystery of Saturn from Symbolic Living:

The hexagon circles Saturn at 77 degrees north and is wider than two Earths. Nearly everything about the weather pattern is baffling. First, it’s unclear what causes the hexagon. Second, it’s bizarre that the jet stream would make such sharp turns. Earth’s atmospheric movements rarely display such geometric rigor.

Saturn hexagonal jet stream – NASA has recorded a gigantic 15,000 km hexagon on Saturn showing its universal resonance.

And another photo of the Saturn hexagonal jet stream from that offers another cool look at this image. 

If you want to explore that website you can. They offer a lot of interesting insights of how this symbol has been used in varying ways, but it is up to us to derive our own personal meaning, as both Avia and the post on pseudoccultmedia share.

The hexagon is one of the world’s most ancient, magical symbols…I believe the universe speaks to us through symbols…no symbol is inherently bad; they just get hijacked and abused by people with an agenda. ~

beehive hexagons

Snowflake hexagon

You can find the hexagon in beehives and snowflakes as seen in these photos above.

And then of course, alongside the extensive list and references that shared, there is the hexagonal geometry of the Tree of Life.

For anyone really interested in unraveling geometric understanding of this, this is a cool link: Hexagonal Geometry of the Tree of Life

And here is a more simplistic link to give you an idea: Hexagram Star Shapes on the Tree of Life

I’ve included the image from that last post here for visual reference of the hexagonal geometry within it and then a more detailed version as well below.

Tree of Life with a little more detail

The hexagon can be found in a multitude of things including the soccer ball. Here is another list of some of the things/places that you can find the hexagon:

Hexagons: natural and human-made

  • A beehive honeycomb.

  • The scutes of a turtle’s carapace.

  • North polar hexagonal cloud feature on Saturn, discovered by Voyager 1 and confirmed in 2006 by Cassini.

  • Micrograph of a snowflake.

  • Crystal structure of a molecular hexagon composed of hexagonal aromatic rings reported by Müllen and coworkers in Chem. Eur. J., 2000, 1834-1839.

  • Naturally formed basalt columns from Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.

  • An aerial view of Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope mirror is composed of 18 hexagonal segments.

  • Metropolitan France has a vaguely hexagonal shape

  • Flower of life

  • Metatron cube

  • Platonic solid.

And last, I thought I’d share this interesting video: Triumph of the Hexagon

Every day keeps providing magical new revealings and experiences and it truly is up to each of us to find our own meaning, way, and make those personal choices that reflect the authenticity of what we discover in our hearts.

Lots of love to each of you along this rapidly shifting journey.

Sacred Bone, Tattoos and Stones: Mayan Portal Mysteries Unraveling

My sacred tattoos, including Hunab Ku (Galactic Butterfly) on my sacrum at bottom

I’ve been receiving a lot of intuitive nudges on the sacrum and coccyx, both literally and energetically. With my own experiences in having sudden pains over the last several months in that area (physically due to a fracture of the tailbone I had about 11 years ago, but energetically linked to much more), hearing from a few others on issues or focus on this area, and even clients and friends getting sacred tattoos on their sacrum, it all started to hit me again, as to the significance of this region. I then was reminded about the connections that had taken place for me about 8 years ago and how it all is energetically linked with the now.

March 5, 2004 I got my second sacred tattoo. It was the Hunab Ku symbol (or Galactic Butterfly, as it’s also known).

This symbol is called the Galactic Butterfly which is said to represent all of the consciousness that has ever existed in this galaxy. This is all of our physical ancestors both human, animal, reptile, fish, shell fish, plants as well as the consciousness which organized all of the raw material from a whirling disk into stars then planets and solar systems. Big Meaning. So big that the original Maya had no symbol for this. In their civilization it was like having no name for God. Just knowing the concept was good enough. Later this pattern was devised by Toltec or Zapatec weavers as a pattern for blankets and this is where Jose Arguelles came across it. He called it Hunab Ku. The indigenous peoples call it “The Galactic Butterfly”. Butterflies are seen as ancestors returning for a visit to physicality. Wearing one of these symbols is very powerful as it broadcasts your reaching to actively join the consciousness of our galaxy. ~ Ian Xel Lungold

I was intuitively drawn to place this Galactic Butterfly on my sacrum. At that time in my life, everything was just intuitive for me in what I did. I would then come to see later, the significance and reiteration of why I would be drawn to certain things. And right after I got this tattoo, a whole unraveling started to take place, as I also got my first computer and was able to do research and uncovered deeper meanings to so many things that were emerging in my life at the time, including this tattoo, the placement and the paintings that started to channel. I had opened a doorway that created a flood of energy , experiences, and information into my life in new ways from that point on. The symbol itself, Hunab Ku, had come to me while I was in a bookstore with my brother after getting my first butterfly tattoo, by just being drawn to a book where it was in and I had always had in back of mind that if I ever got another tattoo that that would be it. That was like somewhere near 1998-2000. And then several years later it emerged, after staying with me all that time.

What I discovered, alongside the meaning of this symbol, was also the significance to my own life and soul history and path, as well as the connection with the sacrum bone.

As I shared in my book, Spiritual Skin:

Brian Stross’ “The Mesoamerican Sacrum Bone: Doorway to the Otherworld,” addresses in great depth some of what I came to realize about the potency of my placing the Mayan Hunab Ku (otherwise known as the Galactic Butterfly) on my sacrum. He states:

The sacrum bone has been viewed by some cultures as a “sacred” bone, and been seen as related to reproduction, fertility, and reincarnation. … “in Mesoamerica the sacrum represented one index of the more generalized but variously manifested ‘portals’ or doorways permitting translocation of shamans, spirits, and deities between worlds or levels of the cosmos.”

Brian Stross continues to share:

In Mesoamerica the sacrum, along with closely associated bones, is apparently seen as sacred in some Indigenous societies even today, though surely less so now than in earlier times. The name “sacrum,” designating the more or less flat bone with eight holes located at the base of the spine, comes directly from Latin os sacrum, meaning ‘sacred bone’.  Sugar points out that while most bone names readily reveal their origins, it has long been a mystery why the sacrum bone (os sacrum) should be called the “holy bone.”  “That it is a translation from the Greek hieron osteon merely pushes the inquiry back from the first Latin use in about 400 AD to the time of Hippocrates (about 400 BC)” (1987:2061).  Following the trail through several explanatory hypotheses about the origins of the name sacrum, Sugar introduces evidence that the sacrum in tradition was the bone necessary for resurrection, identifying it as the “almond” or luz of the Hebrews and the ajb of the Arabs, and ultimately deriving its conceptual underpinnings from the ancient Egyptians (1987:2062‑2063).

Upon finding that some Mesoamerican Indian languages also named this bone with words referring to sacredness and deity, one may well ask why societies distant from one another refer to the sacrum as a “sacred” or “holy” bone.   Presumably such naming practices reflect independently, rather than through diffusion, the cultural importance of this bone, and one can suggest plausible explanations, based on observational logic, for its being termed “sacred.”  The word “sacred” for our purposes can be defined as “worthy of veneration, reverence, and respect on the one hand, and protected by tradition and ritual against symbolic or actual abuse on the other.”

The sacrum bone is, among other things, the fulcrum of support for the human torso, and as such is well designed to take great physical stress.  It is what we sit on, and by sitting we place ourselves at rest in a position that can be maintained without significant movement for long periods of time.  Perhaps more importantly from perspectives of symbolism and cultural importance, it is located next to the reproductive organs, which are of utmost significance for the species as well as the individual, and are surely of great significance in most if not all societies.  In its proximal location, the sacrum could well be thought to share significant qualities with the reproductive organs, and even to transport material from the brain to those organs.

Several cultures around the world assume that the sacrum participates directly in procreation by channeling seminal fluid through the spinal column to the penis, most notably ancient Egyptians and some cultures of India.  Its location on the body and the formal similarity of spinal fluid to semen provide an observational basis for these conclusions.  Even Leonardo da Vinci, with such a fine grasp of human anatomy, must have made a similar assumption, for he placed in his drawing of a human male a seminal duct leading from the sacrum at the bottom of the spinal cord to the penis (Huxley 1974:64).

Sacredness of this bone is also related to a belief found in various parts of the globe that the sacrum is the “resurrection bone” from which residual raw material remaining after death a person will be reborn, presumably by attracting the spirit residing within.   This notion may spring from the observation that as an especially hard bone, the sacrum resists disintegration through time, and is often among the very last visible remains of a body that has been left on the ground or that has been unearthed long after burial.  A rational basis for attaching importance to the sacrum bone can thus be constructed from empirical observations and conclusions underlain by a kind of observational logic.

Stross goes on to share some fascinating insights and research presenting the ritual and symbolic significance of the sacrum in Mesoamerica  and its place in conjunction with a shamanic world view. His findings also present things pointing to the fact that:

…the sacrum as a focal part of the pelvic girdle represents a metaphor for the cosmic portal linking this world with the Otherworld while emphasizing the generative or (pro)creative aspect of the life cycle, just as the jawbone as a focal part of the skull represents another metaphor for the cosmic portal, but one emphasizing the analytical or destructive aspect of the cosmic cycle.

He then continues with a discussion of the human pelvis in shamanic worldview:

A pillar of five fused sacral vertebrae within the pelvic girdle supports and balances the human torso.  This pillar, the sacrum, is attached to four more fused vertebral bones together called the coccyx, but otherwise known as the tailbone.  The sacrum (or the sacrum and the coccyx together) is a pivot, a support, and a focal center in the human body….Some Mayan names for pelvic bones or for the rump region suggest that the procreative area of the human body was in the past identified by Mayans as a figurative “fire” composed of the coccyx surrounded by figurative pelvic “hearthstones,” three being the traditional number of stones in the Mesoamerican hearth.  Two of the pelvic “hearthstones,” the hipbones, are similar in form, like mirror images, while the third, the sacrum, is different.  The pelvis, so closely connected to the creation of new life, somewhat resembles a skull and shares other features with the skull…

Dictionaries of Indigenous Mesoamerican languages do not often include words for sacrum or coccyx for understandable reasons, but there are a few that do, and related concepts such as Spanish rabadilla ‘coccyx, lower extremity of vertebral column (including that of a bird)’ and rabo ‘tail, hind end’ can sometimes be found when the more explicit form are not available.   In those Mayan languages for which we have translations of sacrum and coccyx, the words usually relate the sacrum to notions of ‘god’ and ‘sacred’, while the coccyx is related to ‘fire’.  For example, Yucatec Maya has a word for sacrum, k’ul, which also means ‘sacred’ and ‘holy’ (Barrera Vasquez 1980).   Itzá Maya has the word k’uul ‘hip, tail bone’ (Hoffling and Tesucún 1997:402), which surely derives from the Itzá root k’u ‘sacred, holy’.

The Tojolabal Maya word for sacrum s‑bah h‑wawtik (literally “sacred image, sacred self”) is based on the verb wawtikan ‘to worship, deify,’ and ultimately derives from the root waw ‘man’ (Lenkersdorf 1979 (2):666; (1):395).

In Choltí Maya data limitations render uncertain what the word xun‑xun means besides ‘coccyx’, but in a near linguistic relative, Chontal Maya, the root xun means ‘trivet, the three stones of the hearth’. For the Yucatec Maya a bird’s coccyx is called the “griddle of the rump” (xamach it), and in Chol Maya the base of a bird’s tail (its rump or coccygeal region) is called simply and literally “fire” (k’ahk) (Aulie et al 1978:21).

And the references continue in different Maya and Aztec languages that all come back to the same referencing to this sacred bone. Stross continues:

Language data of this sort, based on languages of today and the recent past, can tell us about perceptions in earlier times that do not necessarily reflect current understandings of worldview and important concepts as identified by a contemporary speaker, just as many English speakers use the word “secretary” without realizing that it reflects the notion of keeping “secrets,” or the word “sacrum” without thinking that sacredness is or ever was attached to it.  Because language generally lags behind culture change, our language data has here informed us more about past worldview than about the present one.   One might look long and hard at contemporary western culture without finding much evidence outside of books for a concern with the sacrum.  Somewhat more productive would be looking to mythology and other ancient narratives with a practiced interpretive eye, for even in oral narrative meanings are on multiple levels and are not always obvious, as we can see from the Popol Vuh‘s mention of Blood Woman’s impregnation by a “skull.”   However, through information preserved in language and in narrative, particularly when in written form, we are able to determine that some Old World perceptions of the sacrum and pelvic region, if not identical, were at least similar and comparable to those in Mesoamerica, and that data from the Old World links the “holy bone” or sacrum directly to resurrection, which implies passage through at least a figurative cosmic portal or doorway between this world and the other world.

…If the human body can be said to have “portals” or loci of transformative power where the body’s interior is connected with the external world, and perhaps also with the Otherworld, the sacrum in the pelvic girdle is likely one of these, while the jawbone in the skull constitutes the other.

The Coccyx Pendant, another very interesting linking Stross reveals:

A small unprovenanced, but apparently Classic Maya pendant found in the Ahaw collection is in all three dimensions precisely the size and shape of the human coccyx.   On it is carved a representation of a human figure.  This Coccyx Pendant, of apple green kosmochloric jadeite, has a laterally drilled hole for suspension, not visible in a frontal view.   The top half shows a head framed by rolled hair, circular earspools and arms held in the “crab‑claw” position of Maya rulers who usually cradle a serpent bar in this position.  Below this upper head, a second head occupies what should be the hip region, visually illustrating the notion of the body having an upper and a lower “skull”.   The lower head, manifested in the structural position of the sacrum, has a pronounced elongated chin that is simultaneously of the appropriate shape and position to be the coccyx of the “sacrum” (in this case the “sacrum” is the second skull that is visually manifested as a head).  In other words, a little knob at the bottom of the pendant represents a miniature version of the whole pendant, which itself represents a coccyx.  The shape and iconography of the Coccyx Pendant constitute strong evidence for the hypothesis suggesting Mesoamerican concern with the sacrum, and the notion of two “skulls”; and it suggests also the importance of the coccyx to the Maya during the Classic period.

Since Stross was focused on revealing the sacred connection with the sacrum and coccyx in his writings, he didn’t mention how the significance of this Maya coccyx pendant being created in jadeite, also spoke to this sacredness. When I read it I immediately was reminded of the marbled green “Dreamtime” Jade Sphere we have in our Joyful Earth Crystals collection (pictured right) and the link with this sacred bone area and Mayan “sacred stone.” Jade is known as a sacred stone by the ancient and some current primitive tribes. It allows you to access the knowledge used during the Mayan “dreamtime,” as it help you connect with the elders of the Mayan culture. The Mayans revered jade as the “Sovereign of Harmony” facilitating peace with the physical, emotional, and intellectual structures, as well as with the materialistic world. It was said to bring accord to the environment, to transmute negativity and instill resourcefulness. It promotes balancing of your needs with the requirements of the day, allowing you to nurture the things that are of prime importance to well-being.

….Frederick Starr has written of other native Mesoamerican traditions that connect the coccyx with sexuality, noting in this connection that in Mexico the coccyx is sought by prostitutes in the belief that men’s power (sexuality) is lodged therein (1899:100).   It is appropriate here to recall that some of today’s Maya call the coccyx bone the “fire,” recalling another of the Mesoamerican metaphors for the cosmic portal, i.e. fire.   Not to dwell on this metaphor, it is worth mentioning at least that a fire is a superior transformer of materials (making the milpa fertile, creating edible food for people, etc.), that not infrequently individuals referred to in the literature as shamans demonstrate their control over fire in one way or another (as for example by placing hot embers in their mouth), that the three hearthstones characteristic of indigenous Mesoamerican homes enclose the fire and establish the center of the house, and that of course fire is clearly another sort of portal or gatekeeper between worlds.

…If the body can be viewed as a microcosm, then its form is either a template for or a reflection of other cosmic levels, and its form is our only guide to the appearance and operation of these other levels, incomplete as this guidance may be.  The body has two ends regulating the passage between the inside the body and outside of it, and at these two ends are portals.  One end has the mouth; on the other end are the anus and the water producing urethral orifice (and in females there is also the entrance to the birth canal).  Concentration of power is in the bony appurtenances surrounding these portals, and most focally these bones are the lower jaw and the sacrum (sometimes including the coccyx).  On a slightly more inclusive scale, these bones are the upper skull and the lower “inverted skull.”

…A serpentine conduit, the spinal cord being protected by the bony vertebrae, joins the two skulls. The vertebral column, because of its durability, is where the power is presumed to be concentrated.  The soft portals of the body (mouth and anus) are also joined during life by a winding serpent‑like digestive tract composed of soft and perishable parts.  Things come into the body through the mouth portal, where they are transformed in composition (destroyed) by the actions of the jaw.  They pass through the serpent conduits in the body (spinal column, intestinal tract), and they pass out of the body, transformed in the pelvic portal (created) by the more mysterious actions of the sacrum.  The male body creates new life (ultimately delivered from the sacral region, and according to some the sacrum proper).  The new life is then transferred into the female womb (itself backed up by a sacrum).

Much that goes into the body, observational logic would dictate, is crushed into pieces in the mouth, transformed in the stomach and intestine, and exits by way of the anus, which by a continuation of the logic should itself be viewed as a portal, and surely it must be, though that has not been explored in this study, for lack of data.

In the worldview outlined above as “shamanic,” the body’s form and functions can be considered our most basic guide to understanding the appearance and functioning of other cosmic levels, operating thus to generate and/or reflect them.  In that way the metaphors and allegories relating the body to other elements in the world allow these elements and their combinations to be comprehended relatively easily, consistently, and with a plausible logic based on observing nature, and especially our bodies as parts of it.

This speaks to the Kundalini Serpent Energy 

Stross concludes more with:

For example such observational logic treats the earth as a living being, so for the Huasteca Nahuatl speakers the soil comprises its flesh, while stones are its bones and water is its blood (Sandstrom 1991:238).  Vegetation is the earth’s clothing (Alcorn 1984:57). This logic continues in treating the mountain as if it is a person, with analogous anatomy and physiology.  The mountain has a “head” and a “foot”, grass that “clothes” its body, and animals that live in the remote parts of it.  It “drinks” water from the top (as rain) and the water is passed out from lower down (as springs).  Similarly the water is passed down to earth from the bottom part of the heavens, and sometimes likened to urination by the sky deities (Thompson 1970:253).  The earth, if likened to a human or animal body, needs to eat, and sacrificial food is placed at special places or portals [mouths of the earth].  The portals can be sacred places in the natural landscape such as particular caves, springs, mountaintops, and sacred trees. The portals can also be located on human-made miniature representations of the earth (or its parts) within the cosmos, such as altars, wayside crosses, and small temporary pits dug in the earth for placing sacrificed “food” in the center of the cornfield.  Just as some seeds need to pass through a bird’s intestinal tract before they can sprout, so the shaman initiate may see the need to pass through a long cave with two entrances (the earth monster’s intestine) in order to be purified and empowered, as can be observed in a well known long cave in San Luis Potosí when done by Teenek shamans.  This may be conceived as being swallowed by a serpent and passed out the other end.   Things like water, and spirits, etc. have to pass from one level or medium to another by means of the portals or “doorways” which are not always open, just as the animate mouth and anus are not always open.  Sometimes specific activities, times, and / or rituals are required to open them.  Blood appears to be a particularly useful substance in this respect, but music, dance, and chanting are frequently found in portal opening contexts.   Chanting clearly comes from the upper skull (assisted by the chest), but dance can be said to reside prominently in the hips (assisted by the legs and feet).

And here is an interesting table he includes that lays things out clearly:

TABLE 1   Transformation Zones


Portal 1 Jawbone Skull 7 Neck Vertebrae Middleworld
Conduit Spinal Cord Spinal Column 8 + 8 Intermediate Vertebrae Conduit
Portal 2 Sacrum Pelvis (Inverted Skull) 9 Sacral/Coccygeal Vertebrae Underworld

Alongside promising to share this information with someone who was inquiring, I’ve received big nudges of its importance, have had my own personal connections and experiences with this that are coming full circle, and in hearing of many also sharing tailbone and sacrum experiences of late, as well as many feeling compelled to work with the Root Chakra energies for integrative healing (I feel, holding a key to a lot), there is something to this. 

I could draw many conclusions for you, but I think it best to let it percolate and find its own meaning for each. What I know for myself is nothing is arbitrary, everything has meaning and purpose, based on things I’ve been working with, receiving and feeling, combined with my major tailbone issues accompanying this and now subsiding and healing with miracle activations on my visit to Tahoe and working with Root Chakra energies, only to remain as a random bruising feeling at odd times in sacrum (an energetic reminder) and all the things I’m channeling with portal energy, having others activating their own sacrum portals with sacred tattoos (some that I have designed) and starting to connect their own dots with it….needless to say, I do experience the connection. 🙂

If you want to read Brian Stross’ writings in fullness, including many interesting images to accompany you can do so here: The Mesoamerican Sacrum Bone: Doorway to the Otherworld

If interested in support with designing your own “sacred bone” portal tattoo you can contact me at


A Shaman’s Journey – Weaving Integrative Healing and Magic with Sacred Tattoo Designs

Sacred Tattoo Design by Tania Marie

I just completed another sacred tattoo design and it has been a beautiful journey, to say the least. When I am provided with the ability to let the designs work their own magic, in their own time, I love to see how they flow with what I have going on in my own life that ends up connecting beautifully with the client I am designing for. With this particular design, I was able to let the energy percolate while I was away in Big Bear and Lake Tahoe/Reno, taking in the energy of the mountains, forests and lakes. Perfect energy to connect with and through for what I was channeling.

Interestingly my computer had blown out when I arrived in Big Bear on the 4th of July and with everything I had in terms of information for this tattoo, on there, I was unable to work on it. So, I knew it was the first sign to let the energy work its own timing. Much time I spent out in the forests hiking and biking by the lake, where I connected with the Earth, nature, elements and animals – the Divine wholeness and bigger picture of everything. When I returned, I had to get a new computer up and running and in the meantime, catch up on other work, so I would tune in and do some channeling work with this design, when I felt the intuitive hit to do so without anything interfering. Then I was off to Lake Tahoe and Reno, where again, I was immersed in the beauty and magic ofnature and experiencing an integrative healing journey personally, as well as receiving collective messages as well. I had printed out the info for the design I’d been provided, so I could read it while in the plane there and back, so that I could allow it all to percolate and emerge in vision through me with what was flowing in energetically on this trip.

My intuitive feelings from the start would become more and more clear and upon returning, I knew the time was right to finalize the process and bring it into manifestation on paper. The day I began to have the flow emerge, I also took an evening walk on the beach where I was met by a pelican that allowed me to get as close as I wanted. I connected with it and knew it was communicating and had waited for me and the messages mirrored things for myself, but also reiterated the shamanic and shapeshifting, healing energy I was working with for this sacred tattoo design.

And yesterday, it all just flowed with grace and ease, as I played music to accompany my process that held the right energetic resonance, along with having my new smokey quartz heart crystal I got in Reno, alongside me to aid the channeling creation.

What I love is how the images emerge. I usually get a sense of the energy and even the exact symbolism/images that will be incorporated – the essence – but how they will look doesn’t really happen until I sit down and put pencil in hand and allow. Then it is like a channeling process and that guides me, by something beyond myself that comes through and things just magically start to appear. It’s the same with my paintings. But my process used to be that I would receive the exact vision in my head and then work towards creating that vision. Now my process has shifted where I receive the essence and how that comes to be is a beautiful and vulnerable journey of letting go and allowing that divine image to come through, unencumbered by any thoughts. A purely in-the-moment creation of heart expression that comes from tapping into that neither here nor there place and flowing freely – stepping out of the way and having Spirit move through me.

This is the process of sacred tattoo designing, for me, and what emerged with this one. And it is always so beautiful to hear the reiterations from those I co-create these designs with, in how so many elements synchronize with things in their lives or how specific things manifested that they didn’t share with me, but are in the image, etc. A mirror of open heart channeling between souls. More and more this whole process is deepening and collaborative team efforts are emerging in this partnering and people meeting each other heart to heart with courageous vulnerability. It really moves me to experience all of this with others. And it is a learning process for each of us in how to communicate and meet at that very revealing and authentic place that is honoring of each other during the journey. I go through my own evolution each time and with the different people I work with and what each brings to the table that challenges me on many levels to push myself to that space in which I can be bigger than myself. I am grateful for that journey and the integration it provides both of us.

This design that came through was special to work with. Each always is uniquely special in their own way since they reflect the individual beauty of each person, but I truly was honored in this journey, as it’s one of those times the soul I was working with basically revealed themselves in naked truth to me by choice of laying it on the table. I still get to do the intuitive work to see how things come together in the most empowering way, in circumstances like this, but it’s really indicative of how many are finding that self awareness and comfortability to expose their naked skin to others (me in this case) and in so doing I can assist in transforming it into spiritual skin that mirrors that beauty (and in general, that equates to people being able to truly interact at a heart and soul level without masks or hindrances.)

Usually I share a lot of the symbolism in the designs, but this time I wanted to share more on the journey. What resulted was a reflection of this client’s soul to me that revealed her shaman/healer/magical/shape-shifter/earth keeper energy. It was definitely a shamanic journey to receive it and what resulted was a beautiful tapestry of her soul that will empower the integrative healing and magic into her life she needs, as well as provide the energy to grow into. It will also help to balance the very male energies she has to bring in the divine feminine to integrate. The placement of her left hip/thigh, helping to integrate that feminine energy (as it’s connected with the right brain) and also the hips and thighs are about moving forward without fear and keeping one in balance.

The symbolism included were a mixture of ones that were important in her life, that she had connection with, or that I intuited based on what she shared and I received. I loved hearing how when she read my explanation to her of the design, that her Raven friend came to visit her at her window while she wrote back to me, she also had recently gotten some smokey quartz earrings (connecting with the one I was working with in channeling this), and some other cool synchronicities with what I designed for her. I originally had created four similar feathers as the four directions, unknowingly about her connection with feathers and then that opened up her sharing about her 3 feather collection she had given to her by special people and coming from powerful birds. She then realized that those 3 feathers would be powerful to incorporate and I agreed! So I took her photos and redid three of the feathers to match hers and the last remained as the one I created – a gift now from me. I intuited which feather was to go in which direction and used my pendulum to verify, which it did. I love the result and I can’t wait to see this in the flesh.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of people’s journeys and to assist in empowering others.

If interested in a sacred tattoo design for yourself, you can contact me at and visit this link to see if my work is an energetic match for you: Spiritual Skin

A Magickal Journey of Healing Activation in Lake Tahoe and Reno

Lake Tahoe

I just returned from a long weekend to visit my family and places close to my heart. I was excited both to return and to share with friends for the first time. It had been a while since visiting Reno and Lake Tahoe (two places I used to live – Reno for a year and Lake Tahoe for 3 years – before moving back to Southern California), other than the quickie, whirlwind trip I made in the Spring to pick up my paintings and some items my parents were storing for me, with Allison (partner in Joyful Earth Crystals). I have found that the Reno/Tahoe area is one of those energy vortex areas similar to Sedona that will either draw you in or spit you out and you either resonate with it or you don’t. Laura Bruno and I have both experienced this and for a while she was actually banished from Reno. (Laura and I met in Reno, while I was living in Tahoe and she in Reno, but we both have lived in both areas in N. Nevada, including have both lived in Sedona and Seattle and California – we seem to be on the same trajectory) I loved living both in Reno and Tahoe, but especially have missed Lake Tahoe, since on the last trip there with Allison, we were only allowed to come in, get my stuff and quickly exit before a major storm was hitting that would have trapped us. Even when we first landed that time, the sky was so ominous and it wasn’t inviting as it usually energetically is.

Allison and I, second day at Lake Tahoe on the floating pier

So I was never able to show Allison my beloved Lake Tahoe on that trip, nor spend time there, since I’d moved. So I’ve been anxious to return indeed. That all changed this last weekend and the energy was completely different! In fact, it seems Lake Tahoe did not want me leaving, period.

I love visiting my family, as I am very close to them and actually lived at home until I was 29 (and even returned to living with them briefly around 31). We have a very different dynamic to our family and while it has its interesting twists, turns and challenges, we have this bond and unspoken commitment to work together on stuff – at first, the parents teaching the kids and in our late teens to early twenties having that reverse.

My parent’s house front yard – a mini castle in faery land

back of house from the rock garden

My parents run the best unofficial B & B there is. They have a lovely Zen feeling home, all Feng Shui by my mom and brother with beautiful front and back faery yards, between a view of Mt. Rose and the Sierra Nevadas and the Virginia Range its nestled up against. Another lovely gift their home provides is the ability to connect with the wild mustangs that roam down from the Virginia Range, right through the wash beside and behind their home and all along the marshlands that surround them. We were blessed on this trip, twice, to see one of the groups of wild mustangs – 6 of them – that wander through. So beautiful! My mom is a great cook, and although not vegan, she always makes us awesome vegan meals, makes sure to stock up on things we need for our smoothies and snacks, and they even got a beautiful vegan chocolate cake with raspberry filling from Whole Foods for their 44th Anniversary so that we could all celebrate with yummyness. (Our trip this time happened to coincide with their anniversary, which was very cool.) And my parents home is a sanctuary to our beloved little ones who are no longer physically with us – Nestor and Chuck – as my parents have all of their photos in the family room (including photos of Joy and Gaia, their current grandchildren), Chuck has a special burial in the yard, and Nestor’s photos can be found in several rooms. 🙂

back yard with rock garden and view of mt. rose and sierra nevadas

meditating frog statue in garden that i gave my parents

some of the many gorgeous flowers in the faery rock garden – these were my favorite

Chuck’s special burial ground memorial

some of beautiful flowers my dad picks daily to make lovely bouquets for the house – he loves cultivating his garden and mom works the energies, loving to connect with her faery friends

Nestie, Joy, Gaia, and Chuck – all of my parent’s grandchildren being honored on their library shelves in the family room (I love how you can see some of the many New Age books my mom has that they are near. I see atlantis, numerology and crystal bible – the rest are on the upper shelves)

Peacock and Buddha statue entry – I loved how the glass front door to the house showed in the peacock painting, like a secret portal within and how my left side appears coming from that glass portal doorway as i take the photo

wild mustangs at sunset in the wash just behind and to side of parent’s house

wild mustangs walking through the wash pass by house

group of 6 mustangs greeting us in the morning. the stallion stays ahead to watch out for the group

Our trip kicked off with a couple of days traveling up and around the lake, since it’s only about 45 minutes (or less, by Tania mountain driving time) from my parent’s home and easy to drive to, and ended, as it began, in Reno. We enjoyed an awesome lunch of creative, vegan sushi and did some hiking, then time spent down by the water to connect with the energy. Allison and I split off from our partners to go to the water’s edge and relax for a bit, before we all headed to the Shakespeare festival that evening at Sand Harbor, which is a cool outdoor venue with the lake as the backdrop. There ended up being reason for us to be there alone.

vegan sushi and key

I was so happy to show her one of my spots I love and to dip my feet and legs in the refreshing and magical waters. Faery sparkles lit up the water’s surface, as usual. The lake was very beautiful and just as I remembered her. We were down by the water not long before I discovered my parent’s car key was gone. Interestingly, when we were at the sushi place in Incline Village, I had taken a photo of one of the yummy rolls and the car key, unintentionally ended up in the photo. I jokingly posted it on facebook, saying “the key to yummyness.” This same key turned out to be the key to much more!

I had placed the key on the rock while taking in the lake and when we got up it disappeared, even though it sat right next to our two cell phones and they were still there, but no key. Simultaneously, a wave had come in from a passing boat and so it seems the waters swallowed up the key. We looked and looked, even with the help of others that were around, but to no avail. It likely is trapped in crevices of the rocks under the water where we could not see or reach. It became clear the lake was sending me a message – she did not want me to leave and where last time we were kept away from her, this time we were being held her willing captives. 🙂 A very powerful sign for me indeed.

Allison and I at Lake Tahoe – Hexagon energy and orb on and coming off of me

I had to call my parents to save us – requiring them to drive up and down the mountain just to bring us a spare key, but they did and in the process of waiting we had more time with the lake and chances to take some photos that revealed some interesting energies indeed, once Chris (Allison’s hubby) joined us by taking a taxi to where we were.

As you can see in these photos, there is a very clear hexagon energy that appears on my torso with an orb of light coming off of it. It seems to move from these two photos, but the photo taken directly after it shows nothing. We noticed that several photos taken at the lake over the two days displayed some interesting energies.

Close up of the Hexagon and orb energy on and around me – this is the second photo taken and you can see how it moved from it’s more centered-on-me position in the previous photo

this is the third photo taken after the first two with hexagon and orb, but as you can see, it is now gone.

The lake has always been very magickal and healing for me during some of the most major time periods of my life. One full moon, when my mom came to visit me, she and I had gone down to the lake at nearly midnight following her arrival from the airport, and we did a special sacred ceremony for Nestor who had recently passed. We spread a tiny bit of her ashes in the lake (something I have done at many of the sacred energy vortex places in the world where I have traveled to imbue her magic into the Earth and to assist healing and activation through these energy spots with our depth of connection and her very potent energy). So the lake is alive with Nestor’s energy, along with the both powerful and calming energy she already possesses. I get the sense this hexagon energy somehow is connected with her and even shows up in a pale blue color – blue being a color connected with her and me.

me and my beloved lake tahoe – see how the energy coming off of my crown chakra looking like the faery sparkles on the water are radiating towards it or from it

I can’t begin to tell you how lovely it feels to sit by the water and have my feet in it. Very healing indeed and a healing actually did take place.

I’ve written about breaking my foot twice over the last several months and experiencing tailbone issues that I never have in the 11 years since breaking my tailbone. I knew it was connected to things I have been processing and integrating, along with all the shifts and energies currently taking place that are recalibrating and affecting our bodies. But this new daily pain from (in terms of physical trigger explanation) what seemed to be compression and it being either out of place, not healed properly, etc. (coccydynia it’s called that can create excruciating pains and problems from sitting down, getting up and any sitting/laying maneuvers that put pressures on the coccyx area) has been a last reminder of energies to focus on.

I had been working on the other levels to integrate and balance the issue and even had a special cushion to sit on to assist physically, as I don’t let anything bring me down or prevent me from living my life and doing what I am here to do. Not even my foot stopped me and it now is completely healed after I’ve integrated the energy behind it. I was ready to try physical things to help my tailbone, very reluctantly I might say, as I just didn’t really want to go that route unless I needed to. My plan was to look into either acupuncture or chiropractic support and had just gotten info from Allison on a good acupuncturist in the area to contact when back from this trip. Secretly though, I was not liking the idea and intending I wouldn’t have to go.

Well, it seemed I got my wish. As for now, it appears that I have received a miraculous 360 with it, just from the one visit where I lost the key. I didn’t notice it until we went to the Shakespeare show and were sitting in the plastic chairs on the sand hill. Not the most comfortable chairs and to top it off mine was sitting half flat and on a rise. Normally something like this without my special cushion would be very bad for my tailbone and getting up would have been horrible pain. But when we did get up, I was suddenly amazed to find I had no pain. And this continued on the drive home – no pain.

allison and i goofing off at the waterfall in above emerald bay – see a rainbow energy to the left of me

we took several shots and the energy persisted but moved – see how it now is more golden and has moved directly over us and in that root chakra area – notice we haven’t moved our position, but the energy has. the energy here over the root chakra, the previous hexagons over my lower torso area overlapping the lower chakras – definitely something assisting my healing

111!! activate and manifest! – i didn’t notice how bizarre this photo of me was until a good friend of mine on facebook pointed out that it was weird how this photo makes it appear i have no tattoos and how odd that is, since they have become so much a part of me. very strange! i even look different energetically in this photo. hmmmm

The next day we visited the lake again, spending time all around it to show Allison and Chris the lake since they never have experienced it, and I took some time just for me to sit with my legs in the water at the end of the floating pier bar of the Lone Eagle connected with the Hyatt in Incline Village. We even got to explore an area I hadn’t where a waterfall was at Emerald Bay, which was beautiful. So that was great and we managed to get some shots there that showed some more energies. Allison also took a fall for me, as we climbed down some rocks to get to the waterfall. If I had gone first, we both feel I may have easily slipped like she did and either hurt my foot or tailbone again, but she went first and buffered the fall more than I likely would have. Thank you Allison! And again, after the whole day of driving and sitting, still none of the compression pain. Of course I kept testing it and rocking back and forth on my butt to see what was up. 😉 But the regular daily feelings I had experienced for months had disappeared.

I have noticed that it seems an adjustment naturally took place, as there is only a tiny bit of bruising kind of feeling, but it has moved in its location and it is not a pain or compression feeling. So it seems, for now, my tailbone is in its process of integrating and balancing this new healing it has received. yay!

kayaking through the tahoe waters and prehistoric stones – view from my vantage point at head of the kayak

Needless to say, the time we all spent at the lake was really wonderful and made me realize how much I love and miss it. Allison and I both found very similar stones, each on our own while stone hunting at a beach we all kayaked to, so we each took a little Tahoe home with us. Kayaking the lake waters was amazing and I just loved the refreshing, silky feel of the water on my skin and to be on the water itself. Reminds me time and time again just how much of a water sign – Pisces – I am and that I belong in and on it. I used to dream of and intend to live on a boat, as sea sickness is not something I ever experience and to be in a floating mode all the time, is so natural to me. Perhaps that intention will one day come true, like it almost did twice before. The first time the thought came to me was when I lived in Sedona and I have found that many things that have come to me while living there, have been telling of future things. Who knows!

I was so happy that Allison and Chris had a chance to connect with my brother while visiting too. He provided them mini astrological readings about their personal placements in their charts, as well as other information and entertainment. LOL! They would be up until 2 or 3 am each night receiving downloads of infos (I had to get to bed earlier and not stick around like I normally would, as I could tell how much I was processes, healing, and integrating things, which was making my body need extra rest and feeling depleted from the previous week and these super highs I kept getting with rushes of massive energy that would be like an amped up batter charge boost. Then I’d kind of energetically crash like my computer and cell – another reminder for the need of nourishment, rest and balance while all these varying degrees of energy waves roll in and out). It was all meant to be, as I feel it was important for Allison and Chris to connect and receive the information from my brother and that for me, I needed to be doing my inner processing in dream time.

The first night we were there was the only night I stayed up really late. I stayed up until 2:30am with my mom and brother discussing energetic things that I also feel were tied to the Root Chakra/tailbone stuff and that by my going to even greater depths in reiterating and realizing things in order to share with them (my mom in particular) I feel that that also aided in my healing process with my tailbone. Along with the Lake energies and whatever the hexagon energy on my torso was connected with, and feelings of integration and balance for the entire trip that I was working with – these all made for quite an experience. I found myself holding balancing energy and helping to shift energies. I also became extremely wiped out from all the intensities of things transforming. I have also been finding more and more magick than normal taking place and my intuition getting stronger and more clear. This is definitely a time to follow nudges, as alignments are taking place more than ever. Allison has also been experiencing this, as of late. (Synchronously, I had everyone pull a tarot card on the onset of us all coming together the first night, to set the stage for where our energies were at, and I pulled the Justice card #11 – equilibrium, harmony, restoration of balance, neutrality, order restored, accountability, integrity, carefully considered choices, clear vision – themes I was energetically working with). The ability to find “peace in chaos,” is a theme and motto I always say.

my lovely smokey quartz heart

We definitely all received a lot of activations and empowering new perspectives and experiences, relative to each, and upon our last day we visited a favorite crystal store where we each were drawn to one special crystal that called to us to take home. (Actually, Dave got two cool fossil stones, millions of years old) Mine is this lovely smokey quartz heart with amazing rainbows throughout (only one pictured here). Seemed perfect, as among other things, smokey quartz is good for strengthening adrenals (always been an issue for me), balances, is mildly sedative and relaxing, initiates movement of kundalini, dissipates and subconscious blocks, grounds, centers, great for meditation, dream awareness and channeling abilities, and is connected with the root, naval and solar plexus.  🙂

My brother and I had talked a lot about the lower chakras, but the Root in particular and how important these energies are to integrative healing and is a piece that many forget in their quest for spiritual awareness. Reconnecting with the “Root” of who we are on deep levels and understanding the energies of this Chakra can help to liberate us.

beautiful tahoe meadows

faery fields – tahoe meadows

yay faery land! – tahoe meadows

ahhhh lovely – tahoe meadows

path way to the otherworld – tahoe meadows – love the energy on the right of path that showed in the grass – faeries welcoming me as i enter!

baby tree sprouting – yay!

just breathtaking this faery meadow is

this tree was so awesome up at lake tahoe – reminds me of the Ents in Lord of the Rings – ancient shepherds of the forest and allies of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth during the War of the Ring – talking tree entities – this one was so alive and ready to walk forward – notice his two arms – one extended to the left and one curved and raised to the sky

I was happy that Allison and Chris got a chance to experience and see everything, including having the wild mustangs come visit the house twice – yay! For me, I wish the trip could have been extended, but at the same time, I feel the time spent there and all that took place was perfect in every way. I do hope to return again and spend more time in the faery garden of my parent’s home and up at the lake and in the faery forests. I was happy to hike Tahoe Meadows the morning before we left. Truly a gorgeous faery land, as you can see from the photos. Lake Tahoe and the mountains and forests surrounding are truly one of the most beautiful and magickal places in the world and energetically one of the resonating spots for me.

Upon returning I am inspired with new energy to finish a tattoo for a special client I have been working on in pieces. I have not rushed it, as I have learned to do, as I know the energies I experience and timely shifts assist in the creation process. Same goes for the #5 painting that has been sitting waiting in unfinished form for the last 3 weeks. I now know I can finish it as well and the energy received, was what has been needed from my last two trips to mountain/lake/forest areas in Tahoe and Big Bear.

I will continue to work on the integration and balancing energies, which do ultimately assist in helping one to thrive in any experience no matter what and to diffuse anything that is presented to us as well. I believe my little smokey quartz heart will be assisting this process to work through my heart and clear remnants of things to continue moving forward in wholeness, rather than with any feet or parts left behind in another reality that is not the one I am intent on continuing to create and experience.

Love and Magick to everyone!!!

Cosmic Heart Activation Bimini Retreat Update

I’m getting more and more excited and filled with beautiful heart-expansive chills as things evolve with the Bimini Retreat and I watch the perfect group start to form that will be sharing the energy of the week together.

I will continue to post updates on any new information and spaces that are available.

Of the 20 spaces available for the Reiki, raw food and dolphin communion retreat, we now only officially have 16 left.

Of the original 5 spots available for the Atlantis Vortex boat trip on the 21st, we now only have 1 spot available.  

Many have shared their resonance and said they will be joining, but as a reminder, your spot can only be held with a deposit. If you want to hold your spot, a deposit of$500 is needed for the retreat and $150 for the Vortex trip. Once the boat Vortex trip is filled, we will be taking names for a waiting list in case someone can’t make it or anything changes, which can tend to happen with very potent experiences such as this, where the right energetic mix of souls will be called together.

For those that want to stay on and connect with us doing the meditation on the boat Vortex trip, at the same time, there is also an optional land Vortex trip available.

The boat vortex trip is $300 extra which includes staying at The ARC. If staying at Bimini Bay, there will be a charge for the hotel room in addition (around $500). In this excursion, we would take a boat to the Atlantis Vortex, an area approximately 35 miles from Bimini in the Atlantic Ocean, part of the Bermuda Triangle where many mysteries have occurred. It is believed that the power crystal of Atlantis is beneath the waves in this area. It is an energy field of immense proportions where we will meditate and work with the new waves of information and consciousness being brought forth to assist our transition, anchoring the energies of this Harmonic Convergence 12/21/12 with our higher vibratory selves. This is a day trip with limited room and weather permitting.

The land Vortex is an area on the north tip of the island that the energy lines run through, it is a remote area, and a good walk. Those who choose this option can connect in with us doing the meditation, on the boat, at the same time, which will make for a very powerful group intent and collective activation. This journey is $150 extra which includes staying at the ARC and includes your food.

Please mention at time of booking, if you feel drawn to join one of these Vortex trips, as space is limited and arrangements will need to be made.

The energies of the trip will be very powerful and the Vortex trip will be very intense. We will recommend a book for those participating in the Vortex trip to read prior to coming to ensure everyone is prepared for the energy we will be connecting with.

Reposted from the Awakening Website:

The last of the triple dates in this ‘final countdown’ is 12-12-12.  On this date, the Crystal of Thoth will be activated beneath Lake Titicaca, along with the Ruby Fire Crystal of Energy, in Bimini.  The Crystallization of the planet will complete.  What occurs on the 12-12-12 is the Ascension.

With all nine of these master Crystals active, the new Earth grid will then achieve full programming.  Ten days later, in support of the harmonic convergence of planets, this new grid will be launched.  What takes place on December 21,2012 is the birthing solstice of the New Earth. At that time, the Earth will journey through a Time gate where a new world will be born.

For more information on the entire trip visit Bimini 2012

Contact me at with questions and to secure your spot.

Cosmic Heart Activation with Reiki, Raw Food and Wild Dolphin Communion ~ Birthing the New Earth in Bimini, Bahamas – December 16th – 21st 2012

Cosmic Tree ~ Heart of Sky by Tania Marie to symbolize:
Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.”
At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.
Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. ~ Carlos Barrios

With all the rapidly shifting energy, mirroring adjustments to reflect that have extended to the Bimini Retreat I was previously offering for August – and all for a very beautifully harmonious, collective higher good. Rather than stick to “ideas and plans” these times call for flow and when changes were presented to me, I embraced them in knowing there is always something Divine in store.

I’m excited to announce that the trip has been moved to December (allowing us to offer more spots, $100 off ARC accommodations and amazing, optional Vortex trips on the 21st!) and will be supporting the beautiful energies linked to the 12/21/12 birthing solstice of the New Earth in alignment with the Harmonic Convergence of planets. This return to natural harmony has been the focal point of my work (you can read more about my In Lak’ech series in regards to this and the healing activation they embody). This brings me great depth of joy to be a part of such a beautiful time in our experience together and to be able to assist in supporting it.

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” ~ Carlos Barrios

~ Cosmic Heart Activation with Reiki, Raw Food and Wild Dolphin Communion ~

Birthing the New Earth in Bimini, Bahamas – December 16th – 21st 2012

Venue: ARC – Atlantis Rejuvenation Center 

ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT for the retreat. To hold your spot on this, a deposit of $500 is needed. 

For those that want to stay on and connect with us doing a meditation, there is also an optional land Vortex trip available for 12/21 that still has spaces. If you want to hold your spot for this, a deposit of $150 is needed. 

This retreat is sure to fill up fast so if you are feeling heart resonation to join, don’t hesitate to secure your place. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, transformational opportunity to empower your life and be a part of co-creating a new experience together.

You will receive personalized support from Tania Marie to take you to the next level on your life’s journey, as well as have opportunity to learn about your individual Mayan charts and do group meditations for raised consciousness and higher energetic vibrations with Jenny Yemaya and the ARC team.  Prices start at $1695 for this amazing experience.

Tania is being hosted in Bimini by Jenny Yemaya and her team at the Atlantis Rejuvenation Center. The combination of synergy between your hosts/facilitators and the heart-opening, unique, energetic ingredients of this experience, make this a magical and life-changing retreat not to be missed. Please email with your questions.

The Atlantis Rejuvenation Center is sited on the magical island of Bimini in the Bahamas where you will find beautiful weather, crystal clear turquoise waters and wild playful dolphins surrounded by mystical Atlantean energies.

Spend your week visiting with dolphins daily and preparing for the new energies of the 21st – the end date of a 26,000 year cycle according to Mayan cosmology, practicing yoga, enjoying high vibration gourmet  raw vegan food by chef Amanda Russcol, being inspired by Tania’s loving energy and classes where you’ll receive certification in and practicing Reiki, join together in group meditations facilitated by Jenny Yemaya, and much more. A new family of soul friend connections await that will be sure to last a lifetime and beyond.


We recommend guests arrive in Ft Lauderdale the day before (December 15th) and spend a night at a hotel on the beach, as we fly out on the charter flight early on the 16th. Guests arrive mid-morning on Sunday 16th, for lunch and the first dolphin trip of the retreat. On Friday 21st, we finish at lunch time so you can catch the charter flight back to Florida.

The dolphin retreat ends on the 21st, but for those who want to stay on an extra day, we will have a vortex trip available where you can connect and send out beams of 5th dimensional consciousness to the planet from this sacred site through meditation – get ready for lift off! Guests just staying for the vortex would head home on the 22nd. 

For those that want to stay on and connect with us doing a meditation at the same time, an optional land Vortex trip is available. The land Vortex is an area on the north tip of the island that the energy lines run through, it is a remote area, and a good walk (must be in fairly good physical condition and will need good bug repellent as there is mangrove in that area and mosquitoes). This journey is $150 extra which includes staying at the ARC and includes your food.

Sunday 12/16:

Arrival, lunch, orientation and first dolphin trip of retreat

From Monday to Thursday 12/17-12/20, the days will run as follows:

Yoga – 8:00am Breakfast – 9:15am

Reiki with Tania/Group sessions with Jenny Yemaya – 10.30 – 1.30 (some days may have shorter sessions with free time)

Lunch – 1.30-2.30

Dolphin Trip – 3:00pm – Sunset

Dinner – 8:00pm

Friday 12/21:

Dolphin retreat ends and return home for those not staying on for Vortex trip. For those staying on for it, we will head off for the powerful experience

Saturday 12/22:

Those who stayed on for the Vortex trip will head home

Everything is optional, although we encourage you to participate in order to get the most from your group experience. You may decide to have a day on the island, shopping at the straw market, boutiques, visiting the beaches or hanging out with a book at the pool. We aim to immerse you in an environment that supports you, wherever you are on your journey.


We like to provide options that meet different needs and budgets so the week’s pricing is tiered to accommodate. The ARC is for people happy to share dormitory style accommodations in adult sized comfortable bunks with shared bathrooms. Our experience in running retreats has proved that this can lead to a deeper sense of a communal living experience with deep and bonding new friendships formed. There are two dorms – one dorm for 14 and one dorm for 6 (separate sex). The center has the best sunrise views overlooking the bay and is two minutes from the best beach on the island with stunning sunsets. The style of The ARC is beach chic. We have outdoor and indoor dining overlooking the bay. For those happy to pay more for private 5* accommodations and en-suite facilities, we have an arrangement with our neighboring resort, Bimini Bay, in either private studios for 1 or 2 people, or condos with 1 and 2 bedrooms.

The ARC does have wi-fi and there is high speed internet at Bimini Bay as well if you need it, however we highly encourage the journey to be one of switching off from everyday life as much as possible, as truly a way to be in the experience and to go within – a time of nurturing and letting go and to be in our hearts away from everything.

Your Investment:

$1695 Shared accommodations at ARC

$2500 Shared Twin or King Room at Bimini Bay

$2900 Private King Room at Bimini Bay

Prices include:

  • Five nights new, shared, stylish accommodations at The Atlantis Rejuvenation Center (or separate luxury accommodations by arrangement at Bimini Bay Resort & Spa.
  • Five dolphin excursions (from around 3pm to sunset daily) and three extended snorkel trips to The Stones of Atlantis, The Three Sisters Cave and various coral reefs and wrecks, including complimentary snorkel equipment.
  • Five days of breakfast, lunch and dinner  – gourmet, organic raw vegan food meals (cooked vegan option available upon request) – snacks on the boat, bottled water, herbal teas, juices and smoothies. For those who desire cooked vegan, we normally offer a cooked dinner or lunch (one cooked meal a day), but if anyone wants/needs more cooked meals per day than that simply let us know. We can accommodate whatever anyone needs (including any food allergies and sensitivities) as long as we have notice and as long as it is vegan – please specify your meal needs at time of booking
  • Ground transportation on the island to and from the airport on arrival/departure
  • All activities and group sessions listed in your daily itinerary for six days, including: yoga (at the beach or infinity pool, but we will also have an air-conditioned yoga room) every morning – aerial yoga for small groups available during the day, Reiki instruction and attunements ($555 value of teaching and certification that will last a lifetime) as well as additional fun and empowering exercises, meditations, and preparation for the new energies with Tania, Jenny and the ARC team. Every day will be guided by the energy of the group and the moment as we share each experience.

Dolphin Trips:

We are lucky to work with an experienced, fun and responsible captain. We head out to the dolphin grounds five days each week.  Through years of data collection, our captain has terrific odds of finding the dolphins at the times when they are most playful.  While we can never guarantee dolphins, we feel that we can give you the best chances of having the dolphin interaction you are looking for. Our vision is to provide a meditative and joyful environment to experience the dolphins. Like any wilderness excursion it is important that it be undertaken with awareness and sensitivity. All staff are educated and experienced in the practice of ‘minimal intrusion’. Our intention is always to connect with the dolphins with respect and awareness. We do not feed, chase or do anything that might disrupt their natural behavior. Only at the dolphins’ invitation do we interact with them. It’s a small group, so you are assured the best possible dolphin interaction. You will receive personal facilitation and support.

Reiki with Tania Marie:

Experience one week of transformational experiences through Tania’s loving support that will lead you to greater sense of self, clarity, empowerment, peace, joy, and deeper love and compassion. The focus is on learning, sharing, supporting and expanding your heart through Reiki (pronounced ray-key). The practice of channeling Reiki is an easy-to-learn, gentle and powerful system of natural healing that reduces stress, induces relaxation, supports intentions and provides many other healing benefits. The Reiki classes offered are part of the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification Training. You will be trained, initiated, and certified in Reiki 1 and 2during this week, as well as enjoy practicing with the group, receiving valuable insights and personal attention, have access to Tania’s unique insights and energy, as well as participate in global and personal healing intentions and sessions. If you’ve been interested in taking a class and embarking on this life-changing and empowering path, then this is the retreat for you. Whether you are new to Reiki, have already been through Reiki 1 or both Reiki 1 and 2, are preparing to teach and want a refresher, or want to incorporate Reiki into your current healing practice, you will find these classes to be supportive and timely in terms of the now. This offering is provided with intention to help you to step gracefully into learning how to support yourself, other people and animals towards compassionate goals, intentions and worldwide healing and change. For more information about Reiki and Reiki 1 and 2 Classes see: Reiki

Additional Costs:

We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance. There is a possibility of hurricanes in that area, and if the trip was cancelled due to a natural disaster, you want to make sure you are covered. Bimini is just 50 miles off the coast of Miami and Ft Lauderdale, Florida, so you can fly to either as there is a shuttle between the two international airports. Our charter flights leave out of Ft Lauderdale at 9.30am, so we advise guests to stay a night in Ft Lauderdale the night before. We recommend The Bahia Mar Hotel in Fort Lauderdale and can arrange group rates if necessary for you. Please mention at time of booking so the extra night (August 18th) can be arranged. Or feel free to reserve other accommodations to your preference, but you will need to make sure to let Tania know of your arrangements and that you have transfers to the airport the next morning to arrive on time or you will miss your flight. Transfer the next morning to the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport for charter flight to Bimini departing at 9:30am, so check in is 8am and arrival in Bimini is 10am. On our return flight we arrive back into Ft Lauderdale around 3pm, we then have to clear US Immigration which can take some time, so do not book your return international flights too early. The charter flight is around $285 pp. There is a $25 cash Bahamian Departure Tax when leaving Bimini.

For those that stay for the Atlantis Vortex trip on the 21st, you will need to book a one way return flight to Florida on United Airlines for the 22nd. Details will be provided when you book your trip with a link to the best prices for this flight.

Additional activities available in Bimini (additional costs may apply – see details below):

  • Group excursion to the healing hole fountain of youth ($40-45 pp and can be arranged when you arrive if you desire) is an option for one of the mornings.
  • If you decide to have a day on the island instead of the boat, we can recommend the best beaches to visit or places of interest.
  • There are 3 beautiful pools at the resort overlooking the ocean.
  • Kayaking on the bay can be arranged for you if you desire.
  • Golf carts are the preferred method of transport on the island and can be hired (about $75/day or less). Alternatively taxis run up and down the Kings Highway and cost $6 each way.
  • We usually go out after dinner one night during the week to see the local band playing & experience some island life (this is optional). There are a couple of places to shop for nice things as well.
  • Massage is also available for 1 hour slots. You can sign up for these, optionally, when you arrive.
  • Tania is also available for private Reiki sessions and healing attunements and will have available some specially chosen crystal healing pendants and visionary prints for those that would like any unique energetic gift items connected with the journey.
  • Sound healing and nutritional/herbal counseling and some other healing modalities are also available upon request.
  • For those that want to stay on and connect with us doing a meditation, there is also an optional land Vortex trip available. The land Vortex is an area on the north tip of the island that the energy lines run through, it is a remote area, and a good walk (must be in fairly good physical condition and will need good bug repellent as there is mangrove in that area and mosquitoes). Those who choose this option can connect in with us doing the meditation, on the boat, at the same time. This journey is $150 extra which includes staying at the ARC and includes your food.

About Tania:

Tania Marie is a Reiki Master Teacher and intuitive healer who has taught this healing art to many students from around the world. She is also a skilled, experienced practitioner who has lovingly supported countless people globally with healing and empowerment and regularly uses Reiki in her own life to achieve desired intentions. Tania is also a visionary artist, designer, author of Spiritual Skin, world traveler and CEO of Emerald Bridge. Her devoted passion and service are to focus on heart-based services and offerings intended to help support global peace, return to natural harmony and unconditionally loving, compassionate synergy. Her artistic journey has inspired people around the world, giving her notability as “one of the most inspiring modern artists of our time”.

About Jenny:

Hosting your week and owner facilitator of iDetox Holidays and The ARC is Jenny Yemaya. Jenny is an Interspecies Communicator & Hippocrates Health Educator. She has been swimming with wild dolphins for the past 13 years, and it is her passion to share this blissful experience with others, combined with her role as a health educator in the living foods lifestyle. Her personal story has inspired others on their path to wholeness and her abilities to act as a dolphin magnet underwater have to be seen to be believed! She looks forward to sharing the magic of Bimini with you. Jenny Yemaya also teaches a form of deep transformational breathwork, which you will have opportunity to experience, often described as taking you on an inner journey back to source, flooding your cells with oxygen and light. She has traveled the world tapping into the energies at sacred sites on land and sea, making a re-connection with the planetary energy grid and gladly shares this information.

Tania and Jenny reconnected in 2009 on a similar journey in Bimini that Jenny was facilitating and they both knew in their hearts they’d be working with each other once again in loving service to others. It’s no wonder Jenny’s 13 year dream and this co-creation manifested in 2012.

For more information or to reserve your spot please direct your inquiries and requests to 

Doorways to Liberation – Sacred Tattoos as a Tool to Access New Realities

As mentioned in my last post, there has been an influx of experiences not only for myself, but with clients and friends going through their own personal shifts and amping up. It’s exciting to watch and support! I’ve seen more and more people ready to take those leaps and needing to have that reflected in their life in varying ways that mirror their personal trajectories that are awakening in alignment with collective needs and shifts. This is a very active time for people to step into more empowered authenticity and one of those ways has been through personal and symbolic expressions to hone in on those energies – sacred body art being one tool many are drawn to.

Those who never had been drawn to this form of art or personal expression (or had secret connection with it), are finding themselves drawn to it now, as they awaken those natural parts of themselves reflective of “their” authenticity and in resonance with what speaks through their heart as supportive, regardless of the environmental factors that have had their influences until now. I love to see people finding liberation through all the different channels available to assist – and mostly I just love feeling peoples’ lives on fire with the embracing of their own truths. I feel it to be an honor to be able to assist this liberation of others’ gifts, through the gifts I have available.

I’ve been a bit behind on posting as much, especially with new creations. I recently helped design a pair of tattoo designs for a client that spoke to her own personal evolution, which has been quite a journey. And I love how her first, and idea for only one tattoo, turned into two at once! It’s also always interesting for me to watch the evolution and processing that takes place in helping to assist with these designs and what it reflects, reveals, and challenges in each of us upon stepping into the realm of courageous and vulnerable self-expression and open liberation.

I’ll be posting more, as I’m working on some amazing pieces right now. I’m also excited about my next tattoo (yes another has evolved for me) that I”ll be getting at the beginning of August. VERY symbolically potent in terms of my personal experiences into a new reality. It has a connection with one of these I’m posting today, but through my own personal expression and needs, will manifest as is reflective of such.

I’ll be posting her designs when they come to life in the flesh, but wanted to share a bit about them for now. The first is a lovely hummingbird (the client’s animal totem and symbolic of much for her) with a magical rune embodied within it) and the other a custom made Seven Pointed Faery/Elven/Pleiadian Star (gateway to the Otherworld) to suit her energy and personal expression. Synchronously, this symbol has been showing up a lot for many, including myself since the beginning of the year, and is being fitted to my own energy as my next tattoo as well.

We created two versions of the hummingbird’s tail, so she could play with how it would flow on her inner forearm/wrist – one more hovering and one more in flight – along with a simple, elegant tail for one and one more airy and feathery. These are some of the tweaks that take place in the process for those that need visual support in feeling out what reflects best and gives choices to play with when taken to their tattoo artist.

Interestingly, but never surprisingly, as I had completed the Faery Star, an earthquake hit immediately after. Definitely creating energetic shifts and opening doorways to other realities, which was exactly what I was personally working on and everything we focus on is collectively linked. I love to see the direct manifestations of our creations. Rockin’ and rollin’! 🙂

If you are interested in having me assist with a custom sacred tattoo for your own personal liberation and symbolic empowerment for the new reality you are creating, you can contact me at to co-create one together.

If you would like to read more about sacred tattoos you may enjoy my book Spiritual Skin.

In love!

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