The Bravery of Belief


This is just a short post about the power of believing, having perseverance, and cultivating hope, as well as to share the completion of the piece I was working on.

Rather than speak a bunch on these topics, I’ll just say that I’ve been surrounded by reflections that underscore these themes and point to growth being an invitation that is much more intimate than one extended from outside of us alone. It is one that beckons from within us as quiet joy to cultivate a new frequency we can share as potential with others.

I feel strongly that we experience things based on the extent we want, or can stretch ourselves, to believe in their possibility.

When there’s something I really want, or would like to see manifest, I don’t allow the beliefs of others to hinder my own.

Astrid is also a strong proponent of the same, which is evident by her behaviors and the way she stretches herself to do what others wouldn’t think she could, or to do even what others might limit themselves from doing in situations she finds herself in.

She astonishes people with her ways, her ability to communicate, and to surpass limitations placed on not just rabbits, but animals altogether.

She also braves new frontiers and leads as a central figure even though her voice is silent unlike the rest of us – like trying to be friends, and communicate, with the cats (normally predators to rabbits), as well as making sure she’s keeping the family unit close by rounding us all up, and doing her best to raise herself to our physical level so she can communicate more equally and be seen as a soul rather than just a rabbit.

Her new thing is to run into our bedroom in the morning and hit the doorstop on the back of the door so that it loudly goes, “BOINNNGGGGG!” Her way of starting the day with deliberate intention and getting everyone up and hopping to things awaiting.

Her desire to communicate at the same level is part of why she likes to climb up on her castles and the couch – to meet us more on equal grounds. She sees no difference between us or the cats, and she’s absolutely correct.

She’s a big soul in a small 6.2 pound body, but has more bravery and belief than most any of us. She’s not deterred by anyone’s thoughts on how rabbits “should” be. She’s determined to help change our perspective about all consciousness, regardless of form.

I mentioned that we took home five chestnuts that Dave found, just before New Year’s Eve to see if we could grow them. I got them in good soil in a pot and followed some guidelines I read, but most importantly kept believing.

Four of the five had tiny sprouts when we found them. The fifth was with the others and looked very healthy, but hadn’t sprouted. We had no idea what would happen, but each day I talked to them, checked in, watered, and nurtured…especially with a lot of hope and belief. I had some grow lights I attached to their pot too.

We had some guests over recently as a send-off celebration for them leaving for several months and showed the pot to them. They were curious, but didn’t share our enthusiasm of the possibility. I heard a list of doubts rattled off, but they humored what they called, “a fun experiment.”

Well, since that day two of them are now 6 inches tall, as of just minutes ago.

The fifth one that hadn’t sprouted, doesn’t appear it was meant to. Two went gangbusters and the other two I haven’t given up on, as I can see they are pushing strongly and about to burst on the scene in a big way – at least that’s what I believe.

Those two share the kind of bravery and perseverance I feel Astrid has. Perhaps even…sometimes…me.

They had originally been the fastest growers, then their ends dried, but I didn’t give up on them. While the other two shot up like mini trees with glee, I’ve been encouraging these other two to keep on, keeping on. I don’t know yet the outcome, but I won’t give up on them.

I still believe.

And as for the other two, I’ve been starting to measure them throughout the day and am astonished at how rapidly they are maturing.

I literally watched them grow over half an inch in just a couple of hours.

The photos don’t do them justice, but they are now peeking up over the top of the pot and the other two have burst open the dry stems and are pushing up with gusto! Go baby go!!

Chestnut trees, as I mentioned in an earlier post, have become a symbol of perseverance and hope.

These little ones are certainly living up to their name.

Dave has mentioned to me not to invest too much of myself into them, as they’re still so fragile and unknown. Perhaps he doesn’t want to see me disappointed, but I live for doing all that I can do today. And today, I want my sweet plant babies to know I see them in their fullness as chestnut trees.

They’ve made it this far, so perhaps they might just keep merging hope with belief to match the reflection I’m mirroring to them. And even if that belief decides to remain in my heart, alone, there it will grow into the possibilities of more nows and tomorrows to create and expand upon.

Perhaps some of all of that is what I’m matching the reflection of myself right now.

Nothing is isolated to one-sided experience.

I know that between them and Astrid, and even the brave little chickadees I keep encountering all around this one ski lift I ride, I’m feeling encouraged to do the same with my own growth.

The landscape around me softly screams the same – from the harshest conditions emerges the greatest potentials.

I find that the incredible and unbelievable are happening more and more these days and refuse to keep hidden any longer for any of us.

And that leads me to the completed creation I shared in my last post, now ready to fly home.

Yep, that’s right. I did receive the message to release it to whom its meant to support.

Perhaps that is you.

Whether to just view it, or actually experience it in person…here it is now sealed with varnish and activated with crystalline keys to enter the gateway.

And if it whispers to that brave, persevering, and hopeful part of your own invitation for growth, more details, photos, and the way to bring it home await you at this link:

Portal of Potential

About Tania Marie's Blog

Creating life as a work of art with a magick rabbit by my side. I remember my song. Do you? Artist, Author and Reiki Master Teacher with over 30 years' experience in creative healing arts and metaphysical studies. Tania inspires people globally to return to natural harmony, draw forth imagination to manifest dreams, embody creative empowerment, and live more magickally and abundantly from their most natural frequency โ€“ in essence, Tania helps you to remember your song.

Posted on January 15, 2023, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I love this post. It compliments my own hopefulness and belief. It also seems to reflect the beluef and hope I have that collectively it will be good, is good and gets better each and everyday. Love how you relate this to Astrid. She is definitely bigger than her body size. And each photo i see of her I can sense the expansion and how full of life she is. Just as you do now with your chestnuts. I’m so excited about how they are growing, maturing and reaching for new heights. Go sweet T, Go Dear Astrid and Go transformative chestnuts! Much love. I had recently been thinking about how far Miracle has come. And how she loves with no restrictions. Shes a ball of love in a big strong body. That’s her main motivation is love and joy. I see allot of joy in Astrid as well. Just like her mommy. Let’s see if this goes thru. I BELIEVE IT WILL

    • And so it did!! YAY! Your belief worked D! And I love that your comment was finally able to come through for this one. The timing feels potent with your huge life shift AND of course that you’re talking about our sweet and powerful girls, Miracle and Astrid!

      Thank you for your sweet words! You and I share that hope and belief for the collective. I’ve always loved that about our connection.. the innocence of inner child eyes with see with through our hearts ๐Ÿ’• Thank you also for those reflections about Astrid and seeing her shifts too. Our two girls have come a LONG way! And they sure know just the right alchemy to help us do the same!! Love them both so much! ๐Ÿ’— grateful for your shared appreciation of the chestnut babies too! As of waking this morning they’ve grown another 1/4 of an inch since I went to bed! Weeeeeee! Lots of love from all of us!! And extra kisses to Mir! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. Thank you for the loving reminders and great example of living with faith, hope, and belief Tania (and Astrid). Those are all hard for me. I’ve let life wear me down, but feel a slight uptick in hope this year. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Beautiful Tania! I love your creation and the ways that we can defy limits and expectations based on belief. I believe in you >3

  4. Desiree Bergeron

    This brought me so much happiness today!!
    I literally was awwwwing over all you wrote about sweet Astrid, and was laughing out loud over her current โ€˜making-her-presence-known-and-getting-everyone-up-in-the-morning-with-her-door-boinging!!!!!โ€™ ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜†
    Oooooooo I just love her~ And I feel her heart and soul touch my heart and soul!! Sheโ€™s amaaaaazzziiing.
    Just yesterday I saw a mug that had โ€˜Plant Mammaโ€™ written on it, with a picture of a little growing plant~ I instantly thought of you!! I even pointed the mug out to Craig, and said โ€œTania would love this!โ€ ๐Ÿ’ž I ADORED hearing of these precious little chestnut trees, and your Magickal green Faerie thumbs, you knowing their inner sacred potential, understanding them, loving and giving these little souls a chance to express their forms its all just too endearingโ€ฆ..!!
    And as for manifesting something when you want to manifest it, regardless of what others might think or say?? Iโ€™m laughing right now as I type these words, because I JUST had such an experienceโ€ฆโ€ฆIโ€™ll tell it all in detail to you a bit later, but Iโ€™m the same way!!
    Letโ€™s just say, I picked something special out, knew THE EXACT amount of money I needed, and I told Uni, okay!! Bring it to me please??? KNOWING Uni would, and BOOM!!! The EXACT amount within .35 cents flowed into my life!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Craig watched this all happen and was like awe struck!! It was AWESOME!!!!!! In Tania language: He he weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
    I LOVE YOUS!!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

    • LOL!! AW! Reading this right now was a huge bit of sweetness balm to the day, as you know. โค๏ธ Thank you for sharing your heart with dear Astrid. She really is a special soul. Amazed by her presence in my life.

      How sweet about the mug and it chiming in with me mothering my new plant babies. ๐Ÿชด Since this post one of them is now 8 inches! Growing like wild! I’m so curious what will unfold with them. Never grew a tree from a fruit/ nut before! But wowee on your manifesting story! I SO love it! That’s the way!! You go girl! Superwoman ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ!! I love you too!

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