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Portals, Pathways & The Golden Mean

20161010_142531_resized_1.jpgYesterday was filled with mystery and enchantment around every corner of Tahoe Meadows. A Faery’s delight for sure! Every season is beautiful, but I’m SO enjoying Autumn’s essence right now and the reflections of Nature’s messages. Everywhere I turned there were portals created by the arms of trees (sometimes double portals even!), meandering pathways through meadows and over brooks mirroring the journey of life, and golden essence everywhere hinting at a Middle Way – that Golden Mean – between extremes we are so much experiencing these days and learning to find that alchemy of balance and harmony with.


I even found a piece of an old honeycomb with its hexagonal cell symbolism of sacredness, which also reflects the cell matrix of our body template that holds memories and potential for soulful integration – all of which we are remembering and activating more and more.



Kundalini Awakening – Sacred Tattoo Design

Kundalini Sacred Tattoo DesignThere’s been a powerful flow of creative energy continuously flowing and with that comes the birthing of another sacred tattoo design – and a perfect reflection of that creative life force energy.

This piece channeled through for the sacrum area, which both my client and I had sensed, with current shifts for her, was most empowering given her experiences. She was open to any inspiration that presented itself, as well as the size, so this is what has come through our connected energy waves.

The design is fairly large at about 10 ¼” long from very tip to tip and 5 ¾” at its widest point. It will begin at the very “tail end” and then from sacrum, work its way up a couple of Chakras.

There were a few things my client was drawn to energetically, but how that translated, was left up to divine channeling. Two of those things were Sacred Geometry and Kundalini serpent energy. These can sometimes carry with them a more male energy in the way they are depicted, as well as since sacred geometry has a left-brained energy to it, but I was feeling very strongly the Divine Feminine wanting to be integrated and empowered. So, while I used these image themes, I took care in presenting them with a very feminine flow and grace, while still maintaining their integrity of power.

The essence of this piece not only carries the ignited and awakened Kundalini life force flowing from cosmic power source through this sacrum portal, but it has many aspects of flowing grace, gentle power, balance, and expansion. I created it all to have a continuous flow throughout  and to add some organic movement along with the balance.

In many ways it depicts a celebration of life itself, as well as containing the totality of creative potential of every human being, awakening and regenerating, seen through my client’s sacred vehicle of life.

For some interesting information about the sacrum as a cosmic portal you may enjoy my post: Sacred Bone, Tattoos and Stones: Mayan Portal Mysteries Unraveling.

Alongside Sacred Geometry and Kundalini energy, my client is also drawn to Mayan teachings and because of this I did a subtle depiction of the Mayan feathered serpent for the design (you can see the feathers at top coming from both sides of the serpent). I was getting that subtle rather than very poignant Mayan symbolism was powerful for this particular soul and piece, and to keep things more within the Divine Feminine flow as well.

You can see that the serpent winds itself up and at center creates an infinity symbol, but also continuously flows throughout the energy of this piece, where everything merges and crosses over, together as creating a distinct image, but also is all part of a whole woven and very fluid tapestry, simultaneously.

There is a subtle six pointed star (hexagon) at the bottom that ignites the opening of the portal.  As mentioned, the bottom point would lie at the very tail end possible and then the design flows up the sacrum and will go up the lower portion of the back, also supporting all of the lower Chakras, which are just as integral and important for integrating the expression and manifestation of our Divinity.

Then there is the continuous flow felt from the Kundalini energy rising and activating all Chakras, along with the energy of fully opening one’s wings and blossoming into wholeness – reminder of staying grounded while continuing the evolutionary journey in balanced flow.

I feel this piece speaks volumes for itself. It has so many different things that it brings up when I see it, from the organic nature of it that can look like so many various images. I hope you enjoy the energy activation it emanates.

As always, I am honored to be a part of these amazing soul journey partnerships.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at Remember that there is currently a waiting list and price changes are going to be in effect at start of 2014. 

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

Personal Empowerment Mandala/Visionary Dream Catcher Sacred Tattoo Design

Sacred Tattoo Design

It’s been quite the energetic week and continues to be so. I’ve been immersed in a bunch of creative projects, as well as new things for 2014 and all I can say is that I’m grateful to have learned balance and flow in my life.

Today I would like to share one of the several new sacred tattoo designs I’ve been working on. Creating this piece was like weaving a tapestry. It required a piece at a time, and it revealed itself in much the same way – never something to rush.

Working with these sacred tattoo designs reminds me of the abundant and infinite creative energy in the Universe and how truly unique each soul is, even though sharing the collective energetic themes. The way an individual’s frequency comes through will always have it’s own unique shine.

This piece is quite a large one and will be complimenting an already beautiful design that my client has on her back. Her current piece is also quite large extending from lower back, up half way and then flowing up to the right and across the left of lower back.

This piece will be at the upper back center and flowing down to the left in the open space she has and will tie in with her gorgeous large peacock that sits in front of a cherry blossom tree which extends up to the right, and that has a lotus sitting at the peacock’s feet, center.

I was given ability not only to create purely from channeling, but to tune in to any other area, besides the back she was thinking of, that may have been calling forth for a design. But, indeed the back was coming in clear for this piece of her journey. It was also very clear that the Higher Heart area, with synergy of Throat and Heart Chakras, was the place of power to ignite. All of these to help express her creative self through love and to be and speak truth with clarity, and always from the heart. The Higher Heart is the area where intent originates. It supports speaking your heart’s whispers and it connects the emotions of divine love, truth, compassion and forgiveness with your way of expression. This area is the etheric heart and helps in releasing fear so you can come into that divine love and way of being. It is the bridge between your emotions and intellect and makes a connection between your soul and physical body.

That being said, this design will be sitting at the top of her back/just under neck, in that Higher Heart area, with some of the design extending onto the back of Throat/neck and the rest flowing into Heart and then flowing into integration of drawing energy down and balancing her more “right focused” piece that flows up with “left focused” energy.

The new piece helps to emanate and move energy in all directions and will balance and integrate, while empowering the specific energies embodied in its symbolism.

Being that this piece is going to be part of what she already beautifully had on her back, it needed to have a tie-in and flow, which revealed near the end. The current piece has a mix of very organic energy and also a symmetrical flow right now and I wanted to compliment that, as well as add some new elements, yet keep with the integrity of her current design style.

What came to me was to create a Personal Empowerment Mandala, but it is simultaneously an organic version of a visionary Dream Catcher as well. I wanted it to be extremely potent, but to also be delicate and graceful, and to include Nature elements to convey her connection with it, an organic feel, but also a little subtle sacred geometry aspect.

The layers of the personal Mandala came through in vision, as I don’t think about the energies, until later. Below I will share some of the energy each element has. The bottom blossom/feather flowy extensions tie in with her current cherry blossom tree. I call them cherry blossom feathers, as instead of creating the feathers you normally see at the bottom of a Dream Catcher, I felt that the lightness and grace of the cherry blossoms appearing as if they are flowing on the breeze, felt more appropriate and not to mention perfectly compliment the more grounded and rooted full cherry blossom tree with a nice integrating element.

For people who like to know about symbolism, here are the individual elements and their energetic messages:

Hummingbird: The hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy and the Nectar of Life, as well as a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances. They also symbolize energy, vitality, renewal, sincerity, healing, persistence, peace, infinity, agility, playfulness, loyalty, and affection. They are also messengers of hope and remind us to be persistent with the pursuit of our dreams. Apparently, a not-so-known fact is that their wing flutters move in the pattern of an infinity symbol, which then embodies the symbolism of eternity and continuity of infinite cycles. They are seen as being tireless, always seeking the good and beauty of each moment and day – and yet let us know that the sweetest nectar is found within. Since hummingbirds call our attention to how we expend our energy, when they appear it heralds us to honestly look at how we are managing our energy – are we wasting it on needless things like fears, worry, or unimportant details and things to avoid something? Or, are we staying well-balanced and efficiently honing in on productive use of our energy? (I created the hummingbird in a mix of organic and ethereal, with wings and tail that end in flowing spirals)

Spiral: symbol of creation, movement, fluidity, surrender/releasing, holistic growth, and awareness of the one within the context of the whole. It reveals the cyclical nature of life, the consciousness of nature from core center expanding outward, and the relationship between unity and multiplicity. It is the limitless spirals that move both “inward towards the Source of creation and eternally outward with Source’s continual self-creation.” In this way, the spiral reflects the contiguous journey home to who you really are and the journey to be one with Source.

Butterfly: Butterfly medicine symbolizes transformation, celebration, transition, lightness, soul, time, grace, elegance, freedom, joy and bliss, miracles, flexibility, cycles of life, creativity, gentleness, preciousness of life, as well as the medicine the ability and clarity of mind needed before self-transformation. This Butterfly also represents the more feminine aspects with her gracefulness and curved wings and design, and that connection with understanding both the strength and fragility simultaneously in life. (the butterfly is integrated over the center of the Mandala design, emerging from it)

Heart Chakra Symbolism: In the human energy system, the source of powerful and creative, unconditional love energy lies at the center of your chest in the Heart Chakra, or “Anahata,” in Sanskrit. From its middle position as fourth in a system of seven chakras, it is the balancing integrator of opposites (between body and spirit, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity) and acts as an energetic “bridge” between lower and upper chakras. It is symbolized by a lotus of twelve petals and the color green, with emerald as one of its associated gemstones. (the Heart Chakra symbolism was created by the twelve petaled Mandala with inner layers of another 12 petals and then double 6 petaled or pointed stars at the core – representing the depths of integrative healing and core activation)

Six Pointed Star: (or hexagon/hexagram. Here is a post I did on the energy of this: Hexagons and Healings

Maple Leaves: Just as the sweet rich sap produces Maple syrup, so too does the Maple leaves serve as a love symbol, as they depict the sweetness and wonder of love in everyday life. (there are two at both bottom sides of the Mandala)

Cherry Blossoms: The breathtaking but brief beauty of the cherry blossoms, according to Buddhist tradition, symbolizes the transient nature of life. They also reflect, in traditional Japanese values, that of purity and simplicity. The cherry blossom is also tied with the samurai culture, representing the fleeting nature of the samurai’s life and symbolic of drops of blood. They also represent the arrival of Spring, end of Winter, end of difficult/challenging periods, joy, beauty, freshness, new generation, life cycle, feminine principle, beauty and sexuality, love in a language of herbs, promise of fruit to come – fruits of your labor revealing in abundance. (there just so happened to end up being 12 cherry blossoms, which was not consciously intentional – this mirrors the 12 petaled lotus Mandala, as well as 12 being symbolic of the creation of the universe, but combinations and repetitions of 1 and 2 together share that our thoughts are like seeds that are beginning to sprout and a sign that things will and are growing in terms of our intents. It also breaks down to the number 3 which is the Trinity, Union of Divine plus Human, Manifestation, Positive, Negative and Neutral, Expression, Subconscious Mind/Imagination, Creativity, Optimism, Enthusiasm, Expressiveness, Humor, Fun)

Dream Catcher: The dream catcher can also be a medicine wheel and with specific intention, with all the parts of the dream catcher having meaning.  To begin, the web represent the spider forever repairing the eternal web of life.  Thus weaving your life dreams and energy in the universe when you dream.  The ring represents the earth mother and the humble walk we do upon her. As we believe that we are related to all things and that all things are part of us then the Dream Catcher and medicine wheel is a representation of such sacred belief. The ring and the woven web represent love, honesty and purity.  All of the elements of the dream catcher together represent the earth, fire and water. Things we need to live. It represents the ability to be love and to love, to take the risk and get out of the nest and fly on your own, the ability to live beyond your shadows. The web is from the spider whose web represents the cycles of life – in each time of life there are many forces that can help or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. The web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center, to be used to help yourself and others reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will filter your good ideas and the bad ones will be trapped and will not pass. The legend of the Dream Catcher is that it captures the bad Spirits and filters them. Protecting us from evil and letting through only the good dreams.  It is believed that each carefully woven web will catch bad spirit dreams in the web and disappear by perishing with the first light of the morning sun. The good spirit dreams will find their way to the center and float down the sacred feather. Dream Catchers are believed to bless the “sleeping ones” with pleasant dreams, good luck, and harmony throughout their lives. It is how lessons  were remembered and where visions were received. It is said that when you get a good night sleep you can remember when the spirit has talked to you.

Personal Empowerment Mandala: Mandalas are geometric figures representing the universe. In this case, she IS the universe and this empowerment mandala is a reflection of the very “fabric” (my client actually loves fabric) of her You-niverse – the core of her being and aspects of her higher self to help her to move more gracefully into expressing that. This mandala will help her to focus her energy in a way that is connected to her authentic self.

In totality, and not limited to, this sacred design will help her to embody:

  • more of her authenticity
  • help remind her to flow and let go
  • embodies that joy of life and will penetrate that integration through to her heart
  • help her to have more courage and step out and into her expression
  • will help to integratively heal old emotions and help her step more into the freedom of who she truly is
  • will support her through the changes in life with continued promise of renewal and light at the end of each dark tunnel
  • reflects her inner spark, connection with self, and the rhythms of nature with her animal totems
  • help draw out her passions and come into her fullness more
  • feel more peace with each step of transition knowing she is beautiful and loved as she is
  • has a regal quality in its design almost like a personal soul crest
  • will help create a powerful sense of boundaries when needed

The design as you can see at top and bottom and all sides, keeps the energy flowing and moving through and extends that centered energy it resides in at Higher Heart through all that she does through the journey of her life.

I was honored to be able to create this for her, as I am with each piece I help to co-create. My only hope ever, is that each design will touch the soul it is intended for, as each soul touches me.

If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at Remember that there is currently a waiting list and price changes are going to be in effect at start of 2014. 

For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation

Some people have preferred to read my book, Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep, especially if they are new to sacred tattoo designs, before embarking on this journey.

If you are drawn to learn more about sacred tattoos you can order a copy of the book here: Spiritual Skin

It is also available in Kindle format here: Spiritual Skin

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.

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