After Autumn colors swept through the region here and early snow teased us, we’ve been experiencing a warming trend in the mid and upper 50’s and as high as 60 with no real precipitation yet in sight, although frost and dustings do linger in shady spots and streets overnight.
When we hike the uppermost altitudes we do still hit some snow patches, frosty portions of trails, and even ice filled creeks and frozen top layers on lakes.
It’s just no where near the levels of years gone by.
While we’re enjoying the sunshiny warmth for continued hiking, biking, and kayaking that we missed this Summer due to all the fires and hazardous smoke air, it also points to the continuing trend of change. We’re used to snow on Thanksgiving and ski resorts opening here for the Thanksgiving weekend, but all of that is on hold – kind of like a collective pause.
In the meantime, we’re taking advantage of the beautiful weather and immersing in Nature, grateful to have these opportunities we were sad not to have this year in the abundance we usually do. So, we see it as a little gift from the Universe, extending our Summer activities.
A couple of days ago we had another of our stunning kayaking experiences and it was even more amazing than last time, literally with no one out but us. It was so beautiful we even set up our beach chairs and enjoyed some time relaxing at water’s edge – and yes, I was able to wear my bikini!
Everything was so still and quiet, reflecting that pause and deep breaths. The need for creating little pockets of repose has been increasingly recycling through my life and feels vital to the landscape at large. That’s included the spaciousness for re-evaluating things, shifting courses for the time being, and even luxuriating in just doing me, which temporarily brings more peaceful silence and removal from outside stuff within that self-nurturing bubble. I tend to be more quiet these days, not just in terms of less posting, but also more to myself in general. And yet, there’s SO much conversation and connection going on even if not with the humans in my life. 🙂
Watching my avian water friends along the shore was confirmation of this.
Synchronously, a solo female mallard duck and a seagull who I felt was also a female, were the ones who were drawn into my frequency zone.
They spoke to me of my own native essence as a Pisces who satiates in my watery world as a form of both revitalization and constant recreation from within the womb of consciousness. They remind me that although I am often on my own, I’m never alone, and in many ways I thrive standing in my frequency.
Nature always reflects everything for me and is constant support in my life during all ebbs and flows.
I’ve always loved how Nature embodies so many seeming opposites together that work beautifully as a unit – much like I know myself to be a walking dichotomy of opposites merged into one.
There is a natural cycle, structure, inherent wisdom, sacred geometry, and symbiotic relationship that abides by certain unspoken universal ground rules, but there is also incredible variety, unusual evolutions, surprising mutations and resilient behaviors, and freedom to be wildly you that she speaks to so beautifully.
When I face frustrations in my process or feel restricted in some way, while I teach myself new, more freeing ways, I’m reminded of how Nature doesn’t complain, but simply discovers new ways to thrive or renew. She reminds me of the resiliency inherent within and that sticking to my commitments will see me through and the balanced way to that is by remaining flexible, yet committed, and focused, but open to change.
I always note the things that show up around me and that draw my attention at different points in life or during specific time periods. I’ve been seeing a lot of really deep Earthy, base energies, rich inner worlds, mysterious dimensions, and the mushroom realms, roots of trees, lush moss and lichen strewn dark Fae realms, and grounding, magickal, and protective stones and crystals calling out. And alongside that, stones that bridge Above and Below, are unconditionally love, expansive, and humanity/Earth healing focused along with light codes and incoming messages from star systems of the beyond are streaming through. It’s a mix of Middle Earth combined with Cosmos beaming a helping hand of coded communication to help navigate alignment.
Yesterday’s hike unveiled a tiny, maybe three foot area just off the path down a slope where sparkly gems felt to literally pop out of the Earth.
I’ve never seen so many little raw quartz like these and never on this trail, but it was as if these stones had unveiled themselves because they know the time is now and there’s work they can, and want to, assist with. The unusual aspect to them was how clear they were. Whether full clear or stones with pockets of crystalline gemmy areas encrusted on top, their clarity spoke to something needed right now more than ever.
And the fact that there were quite a few smoky quartz – something I never find – was again that deep Earthy energy speaking loudly. In fact, there were a few full crystal smokies that were like little gems.
One in particular was super dark…nearly black, but golden amber clarity when held to the light.
I received the message these will assist in the days ahead, the inner and outer realm work, and gridding the new into creation.
Needless to say, things are taking me on a rich journey within both the seen and unseen realms within and without. And this continues to deepen my relationship with all of consciousness, Nature, and the worlds that dreams are made of and myth and lore speak of.
Because of my connection with Terra – our ever-giving Earth Mother – nearly all of my work, creations, and way of life are inspired by my relationship with her. I’m sure you’ve noticed that and it’s also no wonder that rabbits are my copartners in life – beings of the liminal times that move between above and below Earth.
And so, I’ve created a mini collection that will be the last creations for 2021, due to debut this Friday, December 3rd.
I’ll be updating the Ready-Made Items to Invite Your Magick Out page that day. I plan to have items hop on at 8 am PST and 11 am EST.
This update will be my Enchanted Realms Collection and will include the Cosmic Egg Blossom Mandala portal painting I shared in a previous post. The collection will of course be Nature-based with magickal infusions from inner and other realms.
I love that their birthing is on the morning of the Sagittarius New Moon Solar Eclipse that will ignite just before midnight that day, here in Pacific Time zone land – early morning Saturday 12/4 for Eastern Time folks.
Until then, I have updated that same page with only the items that remain. I deleted all the sold ones to make it easy to see what’s available, and I also removed all pre-order items, as I can’t take anymore commissions right now.
What IS available:
About half of the Forest Witch Magick Broomsticks went to new homes, so we have just 6 remaining. Something I CAN take a custom order on, is adding faery dust to your broom (or broom for a friend) upon request. If you’d like it sprinkled with a little golden sparkle on the broom bristles, please let me know when you order.
There’s also just 1 Magick Smudge Fan remaining, which is an absolute beauty. Because it always felt regal to me, it’s received an upgrade addition of genuine topaz and sapphire stones – now it feels complete – and I took new photos to share its opulence. The colors and energy are so Autumn and Earthy rich.
The Magick Wands and Cosmic Egg Blossom Mandala you find at the bottom of the page are place holders for now. As I make wands I will post them there for purchase and on Friday, the painting will become available as a very special offering.
Please keep shipping time in mind if there is anything you purchase as a holiday gift. I am going to be shipping all items up until December 9th, but after the 9th I will not be able to ship anything as I am taking some personal time away and off through Christmas. So any orders after the 9th will go out after Christmas.
And if you didn’t know, every order receives surprise gifts. 🙂
Browse current items available here: Ready-Made Items to Invite Your Magick Out
And a last reminder that I’ll be removing the Reiki and Phone/Email Support page after this Friday, 12/3 which features highly discounted specials on any of these support systems. So, if you’re interested or want to gift one of these to someone, please register before then here:
I really enjoyed our first Collective Energy Dynamics Forum session for November 2021. Thank you everyone for all your great feedback and thoughtful questions. I look forward to December’s questions so I can get your recorded session out in the next week or so.
Until Friday, sending you all some deep-rooted energies to anchor your journey with greater solidity and sense of clarity even if you don’t know where the path is headed.
Yesterday we took an afternoon walk along Zephyr Cove – a favorite go-to for us on busier days. And upon this walk we discovered an enchanted realm of ice sculptures, courtesy of Mother Nature, the incredibly powerful Lake Tahoe Queen, and good ol’ Zephyr. We stumbled upon exquisite, mysterious, and magickal ice formations, which we’ve never seen before except for one time last year at Fallen Leaf Lake. How lucky we felt to find them, feeling like we were walking through Earth’s natural gallery, as we explored and encountered each different ice spirit and their unique energy. They don’t call this Zephyr Cove for nothing, as that wind sure is a shapeshifter for the waters of Tahoe.
The ones we saw last December at Fallen Leaf Lake were much more ice castle-like and lacy. Whereas the ones from yesterday were all so organic and different. Some looking like extraterrestrial beings, sea creatures, fire, mirrors of nature around them, Elementals caught in motion, fascinating portals, and also delicate, Faery ones creating an ice kingdom.
I love the variety and even the large boulder rocks covered in cascades of icing and thick blankets of bubbly ice just oozing with frosty delight.
There was an interesting juxtaposition of a large controlled fire in the background and also red and fiery energy that was showing up in some of the photos behind the ice sculptures. Sometimes the red and golden glows were part of the natural landscape, but particularly in the first photo of this post, the red just appeared atop the ice.
Anyway, I thought you’d enjoy these beautiful and otherworldly creations, as I take you along the walk we enjoyed yesterday, stopping to explore each and every one of these beautiful works of art.
Every day is a beautiful opportunity to immerse yourself in Nature and hear her song, as she whispers melodious messages to your heart.
For me, the enjoyment is not only in receiving Terra’s gifts, but giving back to her.
So today (like any day) while I’m out in Nature cherishing every miracle small and large, I’ll be singing MY song to her.
How do you give back to our great Mother Earth and share your appreciation for her?
Painting is my sacred key of life. Like the wing of a butterfly is essential to its flight, creating visionary art is the breath of life to my soul. My inspirational muses are the natural world, Earth’s beautiful creatures, the mystical and ancient worlds, the Cosmos, celebrations of life, expressions of the immensity of love, and conscious, collective awareness.
Nature provides an abundance of miracle beauty to feed the heart and soul of each of us and if you are an artist, there is unlimited inspiration to immerse yourself in to your heart’s content.
When I view the world around me, I see everything as a miraculous birthing from the source of boundless universal love and creative power that explodes into experience each time a new conception of inspiration takes place through a channel of the Great Central Sun, Universe, God, All That Is, Source….
I honor with deepest gratitude our loving Mother Earth, Gaia, Terra…she endlessly and tirelessly nurtures us with her precious gifts.
My painting pictured left, Gaia’s Gift, was channeled in honor of her and currently I am completing a new piece in my series, Universal ARKitecture that also honors our beloved Terra and connects us to the roots of these ancient origins through another animal spirit guide – the Tortoise.
The mysteries of the Universe cease to amaze. There is unlimited awe-inspiring bursts of creative beauty every fleeting moment.
Spending time in nature is balancing, healing, and integrative for us all. For me in particular, I need time spent immersed in it, as well as soaring the “other” realms. It not only nurtures my soul, but provides inspiration for the work I do, along with a constant sustaining source to fuel me.
Water or its essence, in particular has always been a main source of my healing, energy, creative inspiration, clarity, flow, and sense of home. That may be no wonder by my being a Pisces, but there is definitely a theme of energy I have been surrounded by my entire life and where I chose to birth into. Having lived nearly all of my life on the Southern California coast, this has been a gift to my soul to be near the Pacific Ocean and its Lemurian energies. Each of the other places I lived all either were on the water, by the water, or of watery and Lemurian essence as well. This included living on the water for about a year in Indianola, Washington (on the Kitsap Peninsula in Puget Sound), living in Sedona, Arizona a couple of years, and living at stunning Lake Tahoe, Nevada for a few years.
Definitely life themes for me in where I feel drawn in order to be most naturally me and channel my expressions of that, but being by a large body of water I have found to be a necessity and not a luxury for me – whether close to it, or actually on it. Otherwise, as they say, I feel like a fish out of water….
Needless to say, the water is but one of the magical elements Earth has to share with us. The trees, the animals, flowers, weeds, dirt, sand, rocks, mountains, lava, wind, etc. each have their own majesty. And as an artist, I view them through a different lens, which is one of the reasons I am always photographing what I see, as I find it all so spectacular and like “instant art.” I’m like a little girl unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning every time I see something new, as each fleeting moment is full of creative spontaneity manifesting. I envision everything as a painting that has been beautifully brushed into being and I draw upon the awesome explosion of colors as an emulsion of nature’s heart and soul.
Intuitively, I’ve been drawn to get out on the beach with my toes in the sand and feet in the water at least 2-3 times a week lately, either for the day or at sunset or both. It’s mirrored my integrating balance and listening to my intuition, as to what my soul needs for the shifts I am going through and how I can best receive what is needed to assist and serve others. I have found it very helpful with my artistic creations and this new series of paintings I have been channeling forth.
And every time I visit the beach, there is always something amazingly synchronous and beautiful that takes place, as if the Universe is gifting me for listening to the calling. Whether dolphins appear, encounters with pelicans and other sea birds I end up helping, new discoveries, no one there making it a private beach, or otherworldly, amazing sunsets, it all helps my sense of peace and connection. And thereafter, I approach my painting with freshness, flow, and greater access to my innate abilities to bring forth the visions I feel. If I feel anything blocking, the ocean energy quickly helps me to flow once again.
It is because of this that I also recently incorporated the Laguz Rune – literally meaning Water or Ocean, but more importantly the essence of what that is esoterically – into my “Spiritual Skin” I wear as an energetic portal of its embodiment – utilizing the productive energies and honing and being conscious of the undercurrents as well.
The last time I just ventured to the beach for a picnic dinner sunset, there was such a breath-taking dance of color in the sky that surrounded me full-circle. It was so beautiful and it kept shifting moment to moment, each second was like a personal performance I was watching in gratitude and amazement. It is arrays like these that inspire my personal style of painting and of course I not only was running in the sand like a little girl and saying, “wow! look at those colors! and oh my gosh look! and there’s this and that and a portal and a celestial being and…in the sky,” as I snapped away photograph after photograph, but I was also conscious that these displays mirror something for me and that they provide energetic downloads. I always say thanks and feel blessed and honored.
Not only the artist me receives abundant inspiration from such beauty, but the entire “beingness” of me receives all that it needs and in return I mirror that creative expression and love through the gifts I have to give and share with the collective.
I hope you enjoy these photos from my sunset time at my favorite beach in this area – Crystal Cove (no surprise this beautifully named beach would energetically draw me in – love the name and reminds me of all the towns along Lake Tahoe’s shores named after crystals too). The following photos share how the sky developed into one new painting at a time, in front of me while I communed with Source – the Great Central Sun. My way of sharing inspiration so that you may feel the joy and receive an expressive experience of this energy in your own life. And if you too are an artist, I send a little extra creative inspiration energy through these images to support imbuing new energy into your creations. In love, Tania