Monthly Archives: April 2013
I’ve shared the new Crystal Illuminations healing art – my latest body of work featuring crystal infused sacred paintings as a source of light in your life – but I’d like to announce that they are now available via my new Etsy Shop, “crystal illumination” for convenience and ease.
Please check back, as there will be a TON more new creations coming, as shared below.
At my shop you will be able to explore all of the new empowering energy of these “crystals of light” that you can bring more of into your life through sacred healing art creations channeled through me and nature.
To see examples of other sacred crystal paintings that have sold please visit: Crystal Illuminations and you will get an idea of the abundant creations that channel through when thinking about commissioning a special piece for yourself or loved ones.
You will sometimes find stand-alone, very unique and powerful, sacred crystals available in the Crystal Illuminations collection of healing art, as these intuitively chosen healing crystals are nature’s art, as seen through my heart to yours. Every crystal you see here and that comes through me, to you, are heart chosen, powerfully charged, Reiki infused for integrative healing, and specially attuned to assist you and the collective.
Some of the Crystal Illuminations you can look forward to soon will be featuring sacred crystals such as:
Malachite, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Moldavite, Herkimer Diamond, various Fluorite, Lingam, Apache Tears, Selenite, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Libyan Desert Glass Tektite, Calcite, Fire Agate, Singing Quartz Wands, Tangerine Lemurian Seed Quartz, Pink Lemurian Seed Quartz, Faery Quartz, Angelite, Agate, Carnelian, and more Amethyst and Kyanite, as well as carved sacred Animal Guides, magical Andaras, and a special “Sea Treasures” sacred piece.
If any of these crystal and stone energies call to you, you can commission them by contacting me. A few may be available as stand-alone sacred healing crystals, but most will be infused into new sacred paintings as a source of light in your life.
Each of the crystals that come through me are what I like to refer to as, “Joyful Earth Crystals,” which are here to help us create a New Earth experience in joy and creative love.
If you have any questions about items you see in the shop or would like to commission a custom piece, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore
Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings. ~Victor Hugo
Birds have been very prominently showing up in my life in the last several months and it increasingly is happening by the day. They seem to show up when something poignant takes place, many times in direct answer or reflection of something I was just connecting with or integrating, when having an epiphany or breakthrough, or simply appear as a supportive presence.
From Hawks, Turkey Vultures, and Ravens, to Seagulls, Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, and more….these bird guides have been a welcome experience in my life. I have even had the rare opportunity to experience an owl flying over my car across the freeway and just a couple of days ago, a Great Horned Owl showed up – both of which I have never in the wild experienced, let alone in suburban California, where they both appeared clearly for me. The Great Horned Owl was indeed an auspicious blessing to see.
Each animal carries their own medicine as a totem in our lives and this is true for all birds, as well as reptiles, insects and even plants, flowers, rocks, crystals and minerals.
Being that birds seem to especially be showing up, I was pondering their symbolism in general and wanted to look into more of what they mean, besides the things I myself was familiar with.
To many people birds symbolize freedom, the future, eternal and renewed life, and can also represent transition between life. They have also been seen as a supernatural bridge or messenger between heaven and earth and symbolize lightness and connection with Source. In this way they carry us messages that can provide insight and wisdom to support our path.
They remind us that we can soar above any challenge and to trust we will be safe when we take those leaps of faith because we have the ability to take flight.
Birds choose flight over fight, which also reminds us to rise above reacting and becoming defensive or combative. They teach us awareness and adaptability and the ability to change with greater ease because of their superb reflexes. And being that they represent the “air element” they are good examples of the importance of clear and honest communication, powerful mental acuity as well as physical strength, the higher mind, and connection with our breath, teaching us proper breathing and the necessity of it. Song birds teach us about the healing properties of sound and the integrative resonance it creates on deep levels.
Air animal totems also assist us in accessing higher knowledge that comes through. Since “air” is an ethereal element, the beings that are of it have the ability to support us with greater understanding of its invisible ways, as well as provide a channel to the Cosmos for direct access of integrating our physical with the other-worlds and dimensions.
Birds symbolize sovereignty and support new shifts and transitions in our lives in all ways.
When birds show up and catch your attention they are strong reminders of the ultimate power available to you within this present moment, regardless of what you can see or may not know, helping to boost confidence and courage, as well as providing positive omens and signs equivalent to a wink from the Universe.
I am grateful for the powerful presence of these beautiful and wise beings in my life and their messages are well received.
Today is a special day I commemorate with love and honor of the being that has taught me the true meaning of unconditional love, alchemy, magick, authenticity, and reminds me daily of my chosen path. Nestor, aka Nestie (as she embodies both Divine Male and Female), transitioned 5 years ago today. The number 5 has always been an auspicious and potent number between the two of us, and so this year-mark seems poignant.
You’ve heard me share much about Nestor in many a blog, so today I just want to share how life transitions carry with them a powerfully beautiful message, despite how painfully tormenting it can be to the human heart when it takes place unexpectedly.
In the moments she released from this Earth plane, she gave out a cry that simultaneously embodied the pain and the joy of that transition. “Pain” in that breaking from the 3-D world and how that feels in physical release, as well as pain for the totality of leaving behind an experience she so cherished with me and the pleasures of Earthly gifts.
And “Joy” in that release into the expansive, boundless, and powerful experience of the Universal being she truly is where she is free to do so much more service than she was able to do in a tiny restricted body, can be with me where ever I am, and she can travel the Universe to continue her beautiful integrative work for the collective.
In her duality of pain and joy experience, I came to “live” the experience of how the two exist simultaneously, bringing my studies of duality and integration, and the idea of “no boundaries” nor judgments, into full flesh knowingness.
And for me, it is through the greatest pain I have ever, and likely will ever, experience – my twin soul released from this plane of existence – I have been able to find what she always wanted for me – the heart of Me.
In place of my shattered heart, birthed a new one that continues to blossom infinitely. Where she experienced a “death,” I was reborn. And this is the natural cycle of All That Is. Destruction and creation are one in the same and not wrong or right. They simply ARE and through the darkest of experiences, there will always be light.
When your experience becomes thickly enveloped and you feel you are clamoring around, lost, beaten, scared, and reaching and straining your eyes to try to see, this is the time to stand naked and raw amidst this black ocean so that the liquid light of your heart can shine from within. It will then soon permeate into the fluidity and guide you from your core, bringing the wisdom to understand and transcend the limited perspectives that only serve the feeding of fears.
Although you can’t see her, Nestor is ever-present beside me and within me, and together we continue our heart mission, unified.
I know many of you are going through “dark night of the soul” experiences and have lost loved ones and feel there is no hope. We each have our own experiences of things like this and it is relative to each, but I can say, having been through my own years, in this life, of torment, pains, confusions, loneliness, loss, endless emotional cycling, challenges…that you can create that peace and you can come to trust, hope, love, and refuel passions in greater, more expansive ways than you ever imagined.
Part of it has to do with be willing to let go, surrender, and allow yourself to receive and open to the possibility that joy DOES live on the opposite side of the same pain coin you are holding. We have the ability to flip the coin when we are ready to say yes.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi
The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces. ~Robert James Waller
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. ~Pearl S. Buck
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us. ~David Richo
What happens when people open their hearts?…They get better. ~Haruki Murakami
The Reiki workshop portion of this weekend has been postponed. Will keep you posted when new dates are confirmed. The event portion will still be taking place. Contact email@example.com for details.
Join us for a pre-summer celebration of you as we join together again for another high-vibed weekend of energy flow and fun that will leave you feeling enlivened.
If you missed our marathon fun, high vibed New Jersey Reiki & Yoga weekend last time, now’s the chance to catch it again, but with new fun events added for a chance to jump in on a life-enhancing experience that will support that inner glow from the inside out.
We will begin each day anchoring in the experience of Unity with Reiki training by myself, which will support you to open yourself to living, giving and receiving in empowering ways and support a fresh new journey. And we will have a fun event that will bring in the synergy of offerings from Yoga & Reiki Master Teacher & Holistic Health Coach, Venus Banguela and Intuitive Artist & Healer & Reiki Master Teacher, Jennifer Helminski.
Reiki 1 and 2 will be offered together on Saturday June 1st and Reiki 3 Master Teacher training will be offered on Sunday June 2nd. There is the option to join for one or both of the days. See details below on pricing.
Pre-Registration is necessary and will help dictate how the weekend unfolds and the rest of the fun events we have planned.
Deadline to Register is: Monday April 29th
A non-refundable deposit holds your place. I’ll be coming from out of town and have travel expenses, so we hope you understand and is also why we need to know official head counts for the Reiki classes ahead of time for the preparations it involves.
Payment Plan Options Are Available. Please Inquire If You Need Assistance With This
As mentioned, we will also be offering a fun event of gentle and empowering spiritual offerings that will leave you feeling blissful, either in the evening on one of the days or on Sunday afternoon in place of Reiki 3 Master Teacher training. This is also why early registration is necessary, as I can only schedule things based on need.
Once we receive all registrations we will announce the official event times and day, and specific details, but to give you an idea, this event will offer an eclectic mix of short sessions including:
- A Reiki share (where all new and already established practitioners and teachers will offer Reiki healings together – all new students encouraged and welcomed to join in to practice)
- Empowering Reiki Healing Attunements will be offered by the Reiki Master Teachers (Tania Marie, Jennifer Helminski & Venus Banguela)
- A specifically focused yoga session with Venus Banguela
- Guided meditations by Tania Marie
- A talk on Crystal energy and get a chance to see some of the beautiful crystal jewelry creations of Jennifer Helminski
- Other offerings will be available as well – more details to come!
You are welcome to come just for this event as well, if you can’t make the Reiki workshops in the day.
Infinitive Wellness Sharanam
Nutley, New Jersey – Location provided upon registration
Vegan lunch and beverages provided, but please bring any snacks, lunch or beverages that you may desire
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Time and Schedule for Both Days:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Reiki training with Tania Marie
Summer Synergy Event – To be determined (either starting at 5pm on one of the days or will replace the Reiki session on Sunday) – This event is $5 to join and covers your food. Reiki Share, meditations and talks are FREE. Other services and offerings will be available during this event for purchase.
Registration Contributions (Payment plan options available & secure Paypal credit card payments accepted):
Reiki 1 and 2 classes on Saturday: $400 (savings of $100 off regular discount price of $500)
Reiki 3 Master Teacher Class on Sunday: $600 (savings of $66 off regular price of $666)
All 3 classes: $800 (savings of $200 off regular discount price of $1000)
Contact Tania at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
I’ve posted a lot about all of the amazing experiences and offerings that are available to you during our Summer Solstice Rhythm of Renewal Retreat in Bimini, Bahamas at The ARC, but I haven’t delved into more about what will make this journey unique in terms of what will be facilitated, as there has been a continuous flow of energy shifts I’ve been riding in terms of how to best support that. Everything is constantly changing and so I am open to where that leads in order to provide what is in highest alignment.
No matter how much I describe or share photos, I always come up short in being able to express the actual experience of what a retreat like this can bring, especially due to the fact that we create with what the moment brings us, which can always be such a journey of wonderment and surprise.
However, I have been guided to expound a little more on the the aspects of Reiki and the healing journey that you will embark upon with my support, especially since these have shifted since I first posted the retreat.
As always, I am listening to where Spirit guides me and matching the resonance of the Collective’s needs with what I’m being shown to offer.
If you follow my blog posts, you may notice a lot of focus on “integration,” which has always been my focal point of the work I do in totality since the get-go.
“Integration” and a “return to natural harmony” – HUGE for me! – and all focused on the inner truth stillness and power of the heart.
Actually, my original business name when I first began things many years ago was “Integrative Healing Arts.” I still use this term to describe my work and services all the time, but now it just goes under a new umbrella of “Emerald Bridge,” which represents the Heart Chakra “integrative energy” that “bridges” and merges things into harmony.
See a theme here? It all goes hand-in-hand and focuses on that unconditionally loving and compassionate energy that honors all and empowers from the inside out.
So, what I am guided to bring into the experience, this summer’s retreat, is supporting integration and bringing our Reiki training to another level with some added goodies. 🙂
On our 6 night and 6 day retreat I will be supporting each person within the group to become attuned to Reiki Level 1, which will be a shared experience of teaching and learning, gaining an understanding of and experiencing the Reiki energy, receiving an initiation, and becoming certified. Once we have, then we will be journeying into practicing on deeper levels with practical applications and experiences to support your own and others’ integrative healing journeys, which will be inclusive of and beyond Reiki.
This will be a week of transformational experiences that will lead you to greater sense of self, clarity, empowerment, peace, joy, and deeper love and compassion. One of the focuses will be on deepening 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, helps return you to a more natural and clearer flow on all levels, and provides many other healing benefits. The Reiki class offered is part of the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification Training.
In Reiki Level 1, you’ll learn about the history, principles, ethics and practice of Reiki and the foundations that really are at the “heart” of its essence that are important to consistently embody. You’ll experience Reiki, receive an attunement and start a 21-day energetic cleanse. You’ll learn scanning, Reiki lineage, hand positions for giving in-person, hands-on treatments to others and yourself, (including your animal companions) and more. This class can help you begin the journey of creating more harmony and peace in your daily life and in your interaction with people to help center you more in compassion.
Whether you are new to Reiki, have already been through Reiki Level 1, 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.
You will have access to any support I can provide during your time on this retreat with personal attention to meet your desired goals. We will also participate in global and personal healing intentions and sessions that will take you on a life-enhancing and empowering new path.
And as the group comes through the Reiki Level 1 experience together, we will then continue our journey with deepening this experience and supporting that integrative healing.
I believe that integration is a key point to supporting us to the next experience of life that we desire to have. I feel that doing the deeper work really makes the difference and helps you to understand the continuous triggering taking place and supports you to move through the frustrations of wondering why things are not improving when you are doing so much spiritual stuff already.
So, rather than skip levels, which we have all fallen into doing at one point or another, we’ll focus on some ways to work more deeply and all-encompassing through guided meditations for personal and collective connecting, practical tuning in as we practice Reiki, doing some personal and group work to look within, and also be guided by the moment and the energy needs of the group to where it takes us in flow.
I look forward to what may transpire, all the while 100% being there to support each of you. There may even be some spontaneous fun with crystals, healing art, and my unique sound melody healing may make an appearance if the occasion arises to support integrative healing. We will play it by heart…
“Wholeness, healing, integration; that is what the inner journey is about, and it happens when our inner and outer selves, when the world within us and the world around us merge as one. We experience this fleetingly through music. I feel it deeply, often through song.”
“It is the closest I have ever come to wholeness, and I suspect to holiness as well. It is where I turn in search of healing, not to be alone in my isolation but in order to center myself within the Center of all my longing, within that Presence, that Power, where all that lives resides.”
“Through music all life can be present to us, and in some sense present within us…For some, music accompanies their inner journey into wholeness and healing; for others it is the journey itself, the journey into ultimate meaning. When we embrace music as a healing presence, we are already home.” ~Miriam Therese Winter
Integrating, to me, means lovingly recognizing, honoring, embracing, surrendering to, healing, and bringing together so that unification and harmony can be experienced at all stages and on all levels. It is a process of transmutation involving going beyond things like affirmations, and understanding what the feelings that prompted the affirmations have to share and teach us while learning how to lovingly support and understand their process. In doing so, you learn that life is more than black and white and within the gray you will discover unconditional love and compassion for others, as well as realize that you are loved in all of your wholeness at every step of the journey.
“The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.” ~Eckhart Tolle
I am very much looking forward to our beautiful experience together and where it leads us. And of course alongside all of this, the retreat will be enhanced and supported by the rest of the magic offered at The ARC – wild dolphin swims, sacred site snorkeling, raw vegan food, yoga, the energy and mysticism of Atlantis, and a lot of loving support.
If you have any questions or would like to register for the upcoming Bimini Retreat you can email me at email@example.com. You can receive up to $200 discount if you register by 5/5/13.
21 – Day Mantra Meditation Journey with Deva Premal & Miten – Nurtured Empowerment from the Inside Out
Sound creates a unique reflective response on very deep levels. Sacred chanting of Universal Sanskrit Mantras creates powerful sound vibrations which are capable of transforming energy at all levels of creation.
Mantras have the ability to reach the subconscious level in order to shift things within our karmic stored patterns. Proper recitation helps invoke the latent power within us and can bless us in every facet of our life.
I have experienced the power of chanting Mantras and listening to and singing them while I paint and facilitate Reiki healing sessions. I chant them sometimes when I am hiking, as a walking meditation, and other times enjoy singing them while I drive on long road trips or any time I desire peace, stillness, and supporting shifts in my life. I keep a couple of Deva Premal’s CDs always in my car to pop in when ever I feel the need to be in that loving space. I even wear two Mantras as sacred tattoos on my Spiritual Skin.
At Sunday’s Earth Day event, upon conclusion of my guided healing meditation, we had the group chant OM together, which was very powerful. To almost everyone, the meditation and chanting was a new experience, but they all expressed their gratitude and felt it to be a blessing and very heart-opening. And for me, to see everyone leaving with peaceful and refreshed bright eyes and emanating smiles, was the true gift.
I love that Deva Premal and Miten are sharing a 21 Day Mantra Meditation Journey, which begins today and continues to unfold over the next 3 weeks. You can join in with them and many others in these daily Mantra Meditations to powerfully shift your life.
With the powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio there is an amazing opportunity right now for deep spiritual rebirth amidst this intense, breaking-down-to-build-anew, chrysalis phase before transformational awakening unfurls its wings in our lives.
These Mantras can support that process and so I felt guided to share Deva Premal’s and Miten’s FREE meditational journey you can easily follow along with in your own sacred space, giving yourself a gift of nurtured empowerment from the inside out.
You can sign up and access here. Enjoy the journey!