An Invitation to Watery Depths
An atmospheric river hit the central Sierra Nevada and Tahoe area over the last several days, which brought snow levels to nearly four feet. Apparently this made it the second snowiest October since 1970 – trailing less than two inches behind for first place.
Here at the forest portal we received a little over a foot of fresh white purity after quite the downpour of ongoing rain. These were taken early Monday morning while snow was just slowly rising since midnight the night before.
It’s yet to be seen how the rest of Winter will go, but we’re definitely experiencing an early one this year. Something I actually had felt back at the end of Summer. I always pay attention to the way the little forest animals are behaving, since they’re so tuned in, and I felt that they knew this was coming.
Meanwhile, the Caldor Fire of our area is 100% contained – yay! Again, thank you so much to everyone who has contributed their healing prayers and energy to supporting all of the worldwide challenges. Containment is different than controlled or completely out, but all this precipitation is a good direction. There’s a lot of suppression and rehabilitation work that will be ongoing in the surrounding areas, so fire fighters will be seen for months ahead and we still have closures to some of our favorite National Forest areas for safety and rehab work being done that could last through December or even March.
That said, it’s all a lot of good stuff to celebrate and luckily we have tons of back country here we can still explore safely.
Whether people like snow and Winter, or not, one cannot deny the importance and gift that snow and water bring to the regions. We have choice in terms of where we live, but we don’t have a choice about the necessity of our source of all life – water.
And all of this watery energy feels like a good shift to be experiencing and much needed – not only in terms of actual water, but the water element itself and the gifts it can highlight with fluidity, cleansing, change, surrender, feelings, intuition, and creativity.
I feel that water is one of the most suppressed, avoided, and misunderstood energies. It rules our emotions and unconscious parts, hence our shadow energy as well. So, it’s easy to see how so much “snow” can be a bit disheartening for some, even though beautiful.
We two water signs, on the other hand, DO love snow and Winter and took advantage of this beautiful Wonderland for our first snow shoe of the season.
We also happened to be the very first on the trail, making our own fresh tracks in the very deep snow at the top of the summit above our home. It was quite the workout with our feet sinking up to our knees at times. There was a good three feet where we were and deeper in some areas.
This area is where our sweet tree friend lives. You might recall his story and how we saved him the year we first arrived back to Tahoe during the biggest Winter season we’ve ever been in.
Look how big and strong he is now! He’s the one circled in lilac. And his baby girl is doing so well too! She’s circled in pink next to him.
I love seeing the circle of life unfolding before my eyes and how one choice and action can change everything.
When out on your own in the middle of the snowy mountain forests, you can’t help but hear the stirrings within much louder.
Being in the presence of this kind of purity and stillness is something you can only experience. It’s like nothing and everything exists all at once and anything is possible.
Our timing was perfect, catching the gorgeous baby blue sunshiny skies that make everything surreal all around you.
It felt like the Cosmos was shining down upon us.
Ethereal is an understatement!
After returning home, clouds moved in.
And so the message of seizing the day, this moment…speaks loudly to us.
During this storm there’s been some things at home we’ve needed to handle that included Astrid moving through a challenge. Seems the storms and water element have asked for a deep cleanse to take place, to rid us of the old debris and make way for new ways of experiencing the world.
It’s also what this season of Scorpio points us toward – depth, shadowy cleansing, and strong rebirthing potential from the courage to travel the mysterious and richly psychic realms.
Samhain/Halloween is approaching as well and the “darker” half of the year. There’s a lot of spirt world magick to tap into, communicate with, and channel through.
The end of October is a time of celebrations and honoring for us here, with Dave’s birthday and the Samhain portal being Cosmo’s cross-over day.
The snowy landscape and crisp air feel like an invitation to something deeper that will be revealed later.
For now, I’m traveling through depths with Astrid and holding the vision of wholeness around the journey at large.
Are you feeling called to a new layer of experience in some part of your life, or in general?
I wouldn’t be surprised if you are.
As I mentioned before I’m in the midst of a watery creative flow and prepping for some expansive fun.
I’m working on a magick wand commission and while I was out, before the storms, seeing what fallen branch would speak to me to create this, I also was led to several others. I’m likely going to create an opening for some wand commissions in the next week or so, but you can also contact me if this is of interest to you for yourself or as a gift to someone for the holidays. I haven’t made some for a while, but am feeling the tug right now.
I am also working on a new wood portal painting that will be available either here or in my Etsy shop in the coming weeks – really loving the energy of it. And have a couple of other “feathered” creations upcoming that will either be readymade or commission possibilities.
Speaking of our shop, there is only one item left – the Cosmic Mermaid Curiosity Chest – UPDATE SOLD I find it very interesting that this is the last one since it’s connected to…..WATER ENERGY! Lol! It’s one of the most beautiful ones in gorgeous aqua stones. I’m actually thinking it might be meant for me. So, if it doesn’t find a home shortly, I’m making it mine.
Link to shop at:
I already shared about the upcoming change and new Collective Energy Dynamics Forum beginning November that you can still register for through end of 10/31. These are a first time offering that involve six 90 minute recorded sessions to include answers to your questions, monthly energy overview and support tips, plus a bonus gift each session.
Easy monthly payments are available to join these if you contact me.
There’s also been a development since we shifted over to the recorded sessions that I’m going to make available to only a few people.
I’ve reopened a new version of the live sessions to include only one Zoom session with a very small group. There’s currently 2 people in this (which it may remain as) and we’re feeling to open to 2, maybe 3 more. The reason for only a few is because this is going to allow me to answer a lot of questions from the participants and to keep it very intimate. Originally this was going to be a 3 session option over the course of 6 months, but now it’s a one-time session that will run 90 minutes to 2 hours and participants will have ability to ask as many questions as we have time for. The discussion will likely take on an organic flow, but it’s going to cover collective energies at large – macro – and how any of that fits into the micro – you.
These and the recorded sessions can both be registered for at the link below. The deadline for the new live session option is also 10/31 and is being offered at a special discounted price.
Once you register, you’ll be contacted about sending in questions (if for the recorded sessions) or to set up the date in November for the live interactive session.
Here’s the link:
And last, I did open up some modified Reiki and Phone session support through 12/3. I was recently asked if the Phone session could also be an Email session option instead and that’s an absolute, yes! I used to offer email sessions, which make it easier time-wise for some people and create a record of things we discuss so you don’t have to spend time taking notes during calls. So, if you would prefer your session to be Email instead of Phone, please contact me after you register at the link below and we’ll make that happen:
Wishing you a flowy and enrichening end of the month!