Celebrations All Around
Today is a special day that marks Astrid’s 7th Earth year in rabbit body. It also happens to be the 4 year anniversary of our signing on the Forest Portal – our heart home in Lake Tahoe. I love that both of these significant markers in our life fall on the same day and feels like no coincidence that a place we love and forever is in our hearts no matter where we are, is shared with the magickal soul we love and who will eternally be with us no matter where our souls journey.
The Forest Portal is where Astrid truly came into herself and felt ready, safe, and nurtured to let her light shine fully. She’s had such a huge part in creating our enchanted garden sanctuary and working with the land, animals and faeries that inhabit it and our forest there. And of course, she’s had a huge thumper in helping to create Wonderland.
Our home and family wouldn’t be what it is without her and she also wouldn’t be where she is on her journey without it and us. The energy and love that has been cultivated in this heart home has been the alchemy to all of our souls.
It’s interesting to celebrate all of this in light of the recent fire, but I feel it makes it even more important to do so and also adds to the celebration in knowing that our home, garden, and forest are safe to go back to. It feels like it’s own rebirthing energy (rising from the ashes), just as Astrid celebrates the potent energy of 7 years with her own rebirthing cycle.
We’ve taken our time with returning, feeling the importance of giving Astrid and ourselves the rest and nurturing we needed without rushing, while things continued to evolve back home. So, we celebrate Astrid and our home from our haven refuge, and plan to return shortly after.
We even got ourselves a half dozen giant vegan donuts to celebrate this week – raspberry pistachio, strawberry chocolate, vanilla sprinkles, maple walnut, toasted coconut, and S’mores) Dave is a magnet for finding these. 🙂
And Astrid, of course, is receiving some extra yummy bunny birthday gifts from mom! I took her entire supply of everything with us (the car was full with mostly her things) since we didn’t know how long we might be away, or what might unfold, so she has tons of goodies she’ll be spoiled with today.
And her biggest gift is that she’ll be going home.
I can tell that Astrid knows it’s time to return home and also is ready to return home, as the last couple of days she’s been moving things, as if to prepare for packing up, and has been moving about, as if to say “okay, I’m ready to get this party rolling when you are” while also literally moving energy.
This is her I’m-relaxed-but-ready-to-go-when-you-are position 🙂
Look at her one sprawled out, fully relaxed leg behind her and one leg tucked under like a football player ready to charge forth and make the play.
Love those little silver-tipped furry, curled toes!
The photo reflects her half in and half out mode – happy where she is, but happy to get to go home. Whereas before, (when we arrived to this second refuge) she was fully in and only thought of her present space of comfort and joy. Previous to that (in our first hotel refuge) she was transitioning and although was doing great health-wise, she felt out of sorts being misplaced from her home.
We’ve all gone through a cycle of inner shifts over the last two and a half weeks. It’s been a big growth spurt for us all on a whole new level and nothing will be the same moving forward.
We’re ready to look ahead without need to turn back.
As I write this, the fire is at 70% containment and there’s a weather report by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) that is showing a slight chance of showers on Sunday and Monday that could result in snow between 8000 – 10,300 feet of elevation.
If that actually happens, it would be a huge gift and cause for more celebration.
But for now we celebrate love, togetherness, safety, health, friends, family, a home to return to, renewal, blessings abound, and of course one magick rabbit – my bestest friend, cocreator, powerful and wise guide, Astrid.