Still in Santa Barbara! On Monday I took my hour and half walk along the ocean, doing lightworking affirmations for a card deck I am creating. It was luminous! The sun gleamed off the water. The gorgeous mountains stood in the distance. The waves crashed in again and again with cool water on my feet and the occassional jellyfish here or there. Out of nowhere I started singing!
It was more like the song was singing through me.
It was a chant which felt somewhat native but it also had some starbeing frequencies as well. It felt so healing to just let it pour through me in a language I have never spoken, feeling the hair on my skin stand up with recognition. And the suddenly, a gift. Every day I had been hoping to see dolphins but didn't.
As I looked up from the sand while singing, a whole pod of dolphins came in close to the shore.
I got a smile ear to ear and went further into the water, walking to follow them along the shore. I kept singing, smiling, feeling totally and utterly blessed to be given the dolphin song. They played and swam and I followed them for about 20 minutes until they swam away. I was shimmering with light and feeling completely renewed and nurtured. WOW! I am so blissfully grateful. I wrote out a few more affirmation cards for my deck on the beach and positive phrases downloaded into my brain.
The day continued... off to Maile's place to choose gemstones for my new healing necklace. It was a sea of crystal gems all handcarved. I was so BLESSED to be welcomed into her shrine... Maile is a master gem shaman and very private about who enters her space. The walls were covered with amazing laminated vision boards of beautiful images (genius idea! laminate your vision boards at Kinkos!) and of course, raw and carved gems were everywhere. Lots of beads and lots of gorgeous single bead pendants too. You can order her amazing wares here in case you haven't clicked yet...
The gems were so yummy! She showed me the most DAZZLING piece I think I have ever seen in my entire life -- a multicolored gemstone necklace with all the colors of the rainbow and dozens of types of stones, each with absolute perfect CLARITY and LUMINESCENCE and GLOWING COLOR in every stone, along with a massive spiral carved star quality rose quartz right in the center.
Beholding such radical, mindblowing handrafted gemmie beauty tickled my senses silly!
The carving hut had a strong, clean vibe and she pumped up the volume on her music so she could hear it over the sound of the drill while she carved. Awesome girl power music pulsed as I sat in front of the boxes of beads and let myself be guided, per Maile's advice. She strongly suggested that I release intellectualizing the "benefits" of certain stones and just let myself feel them out. There was only 40 minutes before she had to leave, so I had to work somewhat fast. My creation ended up looking completely different from what I envisioned. My necklace had chrysoprase, blue chalcedony, rhodocrocite, rose quartz, white topaz, pink tourmaline, amythyst, rhodonite and varicite with a very pink overall feel with splashes of blue, gree and purple. I looked up the stones properties afterwards, and most of the emphasis is on LOVE, love and more love, truth, compassion, breaking through limiting belief systems, supporting the feminine intuition and reproductive organs, facilitating change, spiritual evolution and transformation. I've been a bit self conscious about it's appearance -- wondering if I chose "the right" beads since it visually isn't all one color or one theme, but I am letting that superficial concern go and am concentrating on letting it work it's medicine on me. Thank you gemstone fairies! I welcome your sweet healing vibrations into my body! What a gift!
Afterwards I went on a hike up Coldwater Canyon.. a sweet hike with fabulous pools and sunny rocks and trees and wonderful smells of the earth. RENEWED RENEWED RENEWED! I love it up there! I am so glad for the trees and dirt and clean mountain water.
I washed my new necklace in the stream and it felt energetically squeeky clean.
After a long walk I sat down and continued reading Remembering Your Soul Purpose: A Part of Ascension ... a neat book I have been reading for a while. I wrote some more lightworker affirmation cards for my deck while there with my crayola magic markers and index cards... then off to town for a stroll and a girl power movie and sweet sleep. Life is so good!