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Co-Creative Connections – My Toronto/Montreal Journey & Thoughts On This New Paradigm of Togetherness

Shonna, John and TaniaAs you know, I was away for a week teaching Reiki certification workshops in Montreal, but also spent some extra time on both ends of the weekend in Toronto and Montreal in order to connect with some incredible souls in my life. This was my first trip to both, as I have only visited the British Columbia areas of Vancouver and Victoria Island a few times.

The weekend of Reiki was incredible, as it always is, bringing together the perfect synergy of souls as we journeyed through all three levels as a family. It is always amazing to watch what unfolds in terms of not only who is drawn together for the workshops, (which is a fascinating, fine-tuned, natural kaz practicing reikiprocess), but also in terms of what becomes the energetic focuses to explore and support. Every workshop is always different, depending on the energy of the group and what it is I can reflect for them.

And the days leading up and concluding the weekend were equally beautiful. While I had the chance to see a few things, the focus of my time was really about making the in-person connections, as all but one of the 7 soul friends I spent time with outside of the workshops, I had never actually met in the flesh. They have all just been very dear connections that transcended time and space and when actually meeting in person, these soul bonds just blossomed to another level kaz and me at mount royalfrom where they already amazingly were.

I have always been one to feel the depth of connection regardless of distance. This is not because of Reiki, although Reiki definitely helps one to understand and experience this deeper (or in some cases, for the first time if you haven’t already), but it is because of my ability since young to understand experiences of transcendence. This is why many of my dearest friends/family are not local and never once have I experienced a feeling of separation or distance with them. I also no longer feel loneliness that at one time I had evolved into feeling when I was out of sync with my own natural eric and kaz lake picnic dinner montrealrhythms of how my cosmic connecting innately is for me. I came in feeling so connected and it was later, as I worked through unauthentic aspects that had evolved through conditioning, that I returned to that place of wholeness again in terms of experiencing the collective.

Needless to say, more and more I am so loving the magical soul connections that are rapidly revealing themselves and aligning. I believe that we are in a time now of awakening together and that we have the opportunity to learn from each other, support one another, co-create in service, and to journey together, as we create new realities.

high park, torontoThere is meaning and purpose to all of the igniting that is taking place and for all of the meetings of minds and hearts to take form.

There are times when we must go within and process and explore the inner realms of our experiences, but the truth is that mirror work is important and powerfully can help us shift in ways that we cannot do alone. It is also for this reason that I do not shy away from experiences that may seem of a different energetic nature than myself. It is in these experiences that I learn a great deal and can truly put to practice the work I have been doing in a very practical, active way that brings knowledge into true experience.

magickal tree in high park, torontoThis is a time when the old ways of doing things are shifting. Not only are things speeding up and can be done rather quickly and sometimes instantaneously, whereas it used to take longer, but it’s not all about doing things solo anymore either, nor that that is the only way. There is a balance with this, as in all things, in terms of personal and collective work, yet realizing the simultaneous cohesion that takes place with it all – nothing is isolated. There are times to turn within and there are times to be of collective heart experience.

In this community Age of Aquarius, powerful shifts into co-creating, learning how to work together, ask for help, be vulnerable, have intimate connections in terms of lifting the veils, doing mirror work, and understanding collective evolvement and the connection our part plays in the totality of All That IS, are becoming the new focuses. This is a time for innovative and unconventionally visionary ways with the highest good of all as the focal point.

thousand islands3That being said, we are all on individual journeys and have different timings with things and in which case, multiple diverse realities will be experienced and created and can be dipped in and out of, at will and by choice.

We are creating new ways of being and working together in this new paradigm, which includes more intimate unions of relating on all levels with each other and doing so with maturity, wise discernment, deep reflective calmness, and a serenity of being that can help you to be reveal your truth and release the fears.

chocolate-cake-at-aux-vivreThis all was reiterated in my time away this last week, sharing very deep connections with others in service, fun, sharing, mutual honoring and supporting, as well as co-creating. The reason for the magical experiences was because of this very thing – a willingness to flow with personal truth in a way that serves the greater good, as well as a presence of supportive community awareness with unconditionally loving and compassionate heart and mindfulness.

vi-and-me-first-time-meetingThe souls I had opportunity and honor of sharing time with this week, I have known a very long time and only now was meeting up with in person. For the most part it has been anywhere from 2 – 9 years that we have had friendships via long distance between us (only counting this life of course). Some amazing stories could be told about all of them and how they came to be, how they have evolved, where they are now, and what is yet to come in terms of co-creating with some of them.

One particular connection is really quite amazing in terms of the distance that was transcended in bringing us together. An incredible celebration of connection with my dear friend for the first time in six years. A connection that began between California and the small island of Mauritius now climaxing in Montreal amidst a table of four old and new Reiki Master Teachers. It’s amazing what the vi-and-meinternet has provided us the ability to do – that is, until we access our innate abilities more to do the same work it is assisting us with 🙂 But it is because of this that what started out as supportive client work, turned into an amazing friendship that unfolded on this journey where our paths had chance to merge in the flesh.

This and the other beautiful and unique stories all came to a head in very synchronous ways and I had the chance to meet some new friends as well, and discover more depth to the current connections that were revealed in our time together. I’m very excited about what some of us will be co-creating together and to experience what will develop in divine timing with it all.

me-at-lake-with-my-shellLife is a gift and the experience is a blessing. When we flow with what shows up, as water rolls over rocks and solid surfaces, we will find a state of harmonious being that can always be attained from that center of balance we know is always our source.

Be mindful not to let your energy be wasted, nor to let the negativity of others around you drain you of your valuable energy from a higher source. You are the master of your own divine temple and consciousness. When you assume the responsible role of this leadership you create a powerful partnership with your I AM presence. Be aware of your thoughts, words, emotions, and actions, and the power of each of these energy channels. Become attuned to how they shift in varying experiences and how you can bring them back into balance through your conscious awareness.

In order to achieve this wholeness and alchemical mastery you will learn to be in this world, but not of it, wherein you will be able to rise above the battles and find harmony rather than taking sides. There is perfection in the process.

in-the-pyramid-vortexAnd perfection of the moment is what this last week’s experience was in all ways. We all got time to learn from and support learning in each other, opening us all to another level of experiencing and new perspectives.

I find that the timing of these kinds of connections lends to an activation and downloading that take place, as well as a lighting up of certain collective frequencies by the coming together of certain soul energies in a given space and “time out of time” moment.

My journey began in Toronto and concluded in Montreal, getting time with several friends in each of the areas and having chance to sample a ton of incredible raw vegan and a couple of vegan restaurants along the way. So exciting to try and explore the food delicacies of different areas, so of course desserts and samplings of appetizers along with meals was a must in most cases! (something I don’t do while home, but you just kind of have to when you’re trying new stuff on travels).

picnic in high parkIn trying things I discovered a lot of great food and finds, and what had to be the best raw vegan cinnamon roll I have ever had at Feel Good Guru in Toronto. OMG!

I also got a chance to see the area while driving through from Toronto to Montreal. These are some of the things I did have chance to do:

  • I visited High Park in Toronto where I shared a raw vegan picnic lunch
  • Explored one of the local Farmer’s Markets and met new friends
  • Enjoyed meals at places like Rawlicious and a small vegan find in a food court called Karine’s (serving all day vegan breakfasts and Middle Eastern dishes, along with gluten free and soy free options)
  • Stopped to enjoy Thousand Islands for a little meditative nature time on the journey to Montreal
  • Had a picnic dinner and walks along Lake Saint-Louis upon arrival and departure in Montreal
  • Enjoyed/shared meals at places like Aux Vivres, Crudessence, The Green Panther, and Chu Chai Thai Vegan in Montreal
  • Visited Mount Royal and took in the view of Montreal, as well as spent time in the park where I shared magical time with a little squirrel and raccoon
  • Got a chance to see two of my paintings in their new home  – Celestial Birthing and Through the Stargate (my heart smiled knowing that my creative channeling would be assisting another visionary’s creative channeling)
  • Explored Montreal’s Botanical Garden and the Mosaicultures Internationales horticulture exhibit on the grounds – spectacular! —– If you happen to be in Montreal or traveling through between now and September I highly recommend visiting the Mosaicultures Internationales at the Botanical Garden. These, almost 50, mosaiculture sculptures from Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East are masterpieces set along a 2.2 km circuit, under the theme “Land of Hope”, which perfectly reflects current energies of me-and-mother-earththe new beginnings we are co-creating. Set among the gardens, you will enjoy a full day exploring a synergy of nature and humanity. I recommend a day’s visit, perhaps take a picnic or enjoy one of the many restaurants on the grounds and take your time to “be” in the energy of these horticulture creations. I was so moved and inspired by these creations and there were some amazing energy captures that emanate what I was feeling that I hope you enjoy in the photos I’m sharing in this post.

All of this and more (as these are just some of the things we did), along with perfect company, great and conscious conversations, fun, laughs, and reflective time. I didn’t get my usual amount of sleep, as when you’re in the presence of souls you haven’t seen in ages, it’s part of the fun to absorb all you can – pajama parties I like to call them.

I can’t thank everyone enough for the hospitality shared and for helping to create the feeling of home where ever I was. You are all so lovingly giving and uniquely incredible.

the earth our homeI hope you enjoy a glimpse into the connections and experiences of this shared week, along with photos of our time and some of the other things I didn’t mention.

I am now officially back in creation mode with everything so I am available for all regular services once again and will be sharing a bunch of new things including events and creations, as well as upcoming retreats you may feel inspired to join.

Happy Friday and a beautiful weekend to each of you! Create each moment in the fullness of your heart’s reflection!



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Reiki Certification Weekend in Montreal

reiki2Join us for a powerfully transformative and heart-opening weekend as we explore the empowering journey of Reiki. This will be a fun and intensive certification weekend that will take you through the levels of training that resonate with your current life desires.

It’s been a while since I’ve traveled to Canada and never to Montreal, so I was grateful for the opportunity to come teach in the area and am very excited to share some quality time connecting with you there.

Thank you to my amazing friend, Eric Lavallee, who will be our gracious host and will also assist with some French translation if needed. I will be teaching in English and because my mother was born in France, I speak a little French and understand it, but Eric will be present at all times to assist as our official English/French expert for the weekend! 🙂

The Reiki classes offered are part of the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification Training. Each level takes this knowledge to a much deeper and more refined level and frequency that will help align your heart with the Universal heart.

This offering is provided with intention to support you to help yourself and to learn how to support integrative healing for others (whether people or animal companions) towards compassionate goals, intentions and worldwide healing and change. Reiki is a perfect antidote to stress relief, more peace, balance, clarity and overall well-being that can transform and help support your chosen path in life. Reiki can also help to empower your goals and more efficiently come from a heart-based place in attaining desired, harmonious results for the highest good.

reiki-practiceYou will receive training and certification in Reiki 1 and 2, which will be offered together on Saturday August 3rd, and Reiki 3 Master Teacher training will be offered on Sunday August 4th. There is the option to join for one or both of the days. See details below on pricing.

Pre-Registration is necessary since I will be traveling from California to support your journey with this. 

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 this 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



Montreal, Quebec – Location provided upon registration


Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Time and Schedule for Both Days:

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Reiki training with Tania Marie

Pre-Registration Specials (Payment plan options available & secure Paypal credit card payments accepted):

Reiki 1 and 2 classes on Saturday: $300 (savings of $200 off regular price of $500)

Reiki 3 Master Teacher Class on Sunday: $500 (savings of $166 off regular price of $666)

All 3 classes: $750 (savings of $250 off regular price of $1000)


Please direct all inquiries to me at or message me here on facebook.

Looking forward to connecting with you all. I also likely will be traveling with my Crystal Skull, Raja Seraphina, (and any other crystal friends who decide to join) so it is sure to be a powerful experience. I have several friends in the area and so I may end up spending a bit of time in and around Montreal and Toronto. I’m looking forward to meeting up with some very dear and long time friends there, some of which I haven’t yet met in person. Excited for what the Universe has in store!

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