Shortly after my last post, I fell & broke my left arm, just above the wrist!!
As a self-employed massage therapist & harpist, it was a double whammy, time for healing & off from work (I wanted a vacation, ... not a brea-cation!! sigh)
So I was in the hospital, with surgery (! First since my tonsils came out when I was 6!) & a few weeks later, began the Intentional Creativity (Color of Woman) teacher training Quest!
This is a 9 month program, moving around a compass of inquiry, with the center our Legendary self - Here's my post from our online classroom about the completed painting (end of April)
to be - a lonely only child, entertaining myself, unsure of whether I
was *invited* to participate .... responsible - and yet ... wanting to
step back, & let someone else invite, include, decide ... I used to
live within a broken heart, not sure if I was wanted/ chosen ... I was
gifted with music, dance, literacy, love of stories, wisdom of the
elders, but still, at times, uncertain of my place within it all ...
am Welcome & invited to participate in the dance of live; I have a
place in the circle! he Red Thread invites me to take responsibility for
my piece, I share space & my many gifts & talents with joy!
Storyweaver; as I am invited, I invite you to fully inhabit my life
& being! We dance in the garden of joy - I invite you to join me!
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to the Strories and the tribe; Called to take her place with the
elders, the youth, poets, dancers, artists, dreamweavers; I am She who
dances with the Stars, through the StarGate - Shande'nea Elthia
Voice of Wisdom and vision, let me see beyond the little stories & mundane journey to the BIG story, the Big picture.
Way shower, Vision Keeper, Storyweaver, Rainbow woman of the inner places.
In the wilderness, watching stars dance & moon rise, I come home to myself.
Weave the threads & webs of life, ever changing - shimmering shifts
as we move beyond the stories, Light weaves and informs our very beings
My magic carpet & Magic wand bring me places I never imagined, but dreamed when I was starbound and glistening.
Shande/nea Elthia, light bringer, Star Lady, Dragon wisdom, Crystal light, star singer, StarGate!
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The symbols: original symbols were: star, crown, heart, dragon, spiral
on Rt cheek: written in time, herbal formulas & healing nectar/
three remedies balance three tears/wounds. Sound, Flower essences,
Essential oils (& herbs in other forms, other remedies)
- the stars & crown were two of the original symbols, bringing
wisdom of the Pleiades, downloading information & insights. The
stars remain, but the crown morphed into trees, the standing ones who
weave their own web of interconnection & share information through
their roots, through the soil of mama earth. The base of the trees has
become a crown of shell & rubies, encircling & holding a gentle,
our roots go down, reaching for the water, & our branches soar,
shining in the sun - and the seasons turn, springtime into summer,
autumn into winter, our spirits dance as one!"
- Starlight - let my light shine, illuminate my path & call my
beloveds! I also sprinkled my birth chart around the background,
bringing in the planets to dance with the stars!
- 'the dragons of your fears - you have been blessed, so blessed &
protected! The recent 'medical emergency' & breaking, being repaired
is bringing so many hidden blessings (still unfolding). You are
surrounded with many gifted healers.' I am Safe & protected, the
Dragon infuses the Voice with Truth & Wisdom
love the magic & wisdom of dragons as well, & the magical
stories that surround them. The dragon nourishes the trees as it
inspires & infuses my spirit, with information, intuition, insight,
Eyes - are open to the new possibilities, and shine light that reminds others of their OWN light. Awake & conscious
Broken heart/Vestal priestess
- The Hearth/heart fire has long been a symbol. My heart is
transforming with this work - out of old breaks, gold fills & the
clearing is complete - love without fears & without old
rules/teachings binding'/ constricting. She hears the stories, doesn't
give herself away; claims space & time for herself, fills her own
cup, and hears the call of the community.
DNA shifts - the DNA ear-rings symbolize internalizing the alchemical process, shifting our very DNA with this work/play/ ritual
Key & labyrinth - this is the Cretan labyrinth, the path in & out of the labyrinth are transformative - we change our stories as we move through the cycles - the winged key in the center sets us free!
Spirals - ancient & magical, power, cycles, shifts & changes
under the hill - when I was a little girl, a 'little blue man' stood by
my door at night (about as tall as the doorknob) ... whether I saw
'him' or dreamed him, .... she is connected to the stars, dancing within
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has been a powerful journey of bringing the stories forward, into the
light for re-examination. Along with the old stories that can be laid to
rest, there are the sweet stories & gifts that belong in the
and breaking my arm midway through March brought up old fears around
abundance & lack, financial security, ....and brought a deeper
compassion for those in pain, wounded, uncertain of their path ...
information is still coming in on that - & healing still
progressing! I am excited to have the cast off, & to be typing with
I could still paint during the time of active injury, I felt off
kilter, & it took me awhile to get back into the flow of my
Legendary self. I found myself more tired, & in 'licking my wounds'
for a time. Hard not to go into 'guilty' mode - I had extra time, for
heaven's sake!! And .... worked on NOT feeling guilty, but sitting with
still listening to what Shande'nea has to tell me ... (her hair needed more blue, so we shifted that!)
I love the process of intentional creativity, seeing each woman's beautiful paintings, & seeing what is coming forward!
Are you ready to transform some old stories, & shift some energy? Break through (without the trauma of a breakdown)! ... let me know!