Got Stones? Beach rocks, river rocks, rocks on your windowsill, bring ‘em if you got ‘em.
We’ll turn them into ELF Stones. Paints, pens, and brushes provided.
This Free Event is a private party for our Circle Green friends. Get on the guest list for this free fab event with an RSVP email to Smoochy. We’ll hit you back with directions and details for visiting the studio.
Circle Green Sip & Paint ELF Stone Party
2:30 'til the paint dries – Saturday, November 9
The Wild Mushroom Show at Forest Park in Everett - one of our very favorite Washington State traditions.
The SCMS Wild Mushroom Show is fun, free, and family friendly! Smoochy and I are giving the Mushroom ID Class at 1:00. We're also making the famed Fairy Table of Floral Hall. See us there Sunday October 20th in Everett at Forest Park.
The dawning of 2016 feels like it comes with a very definite status change. There has been a twist in the plot here and we’re on to a new chapter. The attitudes and energies invoked now will become the archetypical characters that you will play-out in this year’s unfolding story of your life. It’s time to write your own screenplay unless you want to get caught up in someone else’s classic drama.
You can be the heroine, the innocent, the artist, the victor, the villain, the ruler and slave, to name a few. We are capable of playing all the parts and do so sometimes all at once. It’s up to us how we decide to cast ourselves in the telling of our own lives. The power of rewriting the pages of other books that refer to our character may or may not be within our sphere of publishing influence. Some old-school textbooks never burn. Think about your critics as a backhanded compliment, at least you know that there is somebody out there who cares enough to scathe you. Love the haters until they hate themselves for loving you.
The Rebel is in my personal pantheon of archetypical favorites. I like to embody the fiery Chi of Che Guevara and liberate myself from oppression. One of my major themes rests on my passion for perpetuating the propaganda of Love. I’m a closet iconoclast. Ok, not really, my closets are filled with velvets, woolens, silks and shoes. I’m an outright iconoclast with about as much respect for the status quo as Johnny Rotten himself. In high school I wore a “God Save The Queen” t-shirt with my Levi 501’s that I got on the Ave. in Seattle. I love that despicable man. The inspiration of “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols” helped me perfect the F-Bomb in the early 80’s. Johnny Rotten is one of my many red-haired role models, last reported still dying his hair to match the flames of hell and showing his bare bottom on stage.
Go ahead and choose a few new roles to play this year or just change the scenery, ad a roman numeral after the title and go disguised as yourself. You also get to choose the moral of your story, if there is one. Picking is the fun part! Be who ever you want to be, just as long as you remember that it’s really you on stage, not some Hollywood body-double. We practice the authenticity of our roles everyday with the things that we do and the words that we say. The part that you play is the way that you stay even when you drop the mask. So when your line comes up, say it like you mean it.
Dear friends, frogs and fellow arch rivals of despair,
As our diabolical plan of world take-over comes to a close for 2015, Smoochy and I reflect on the comings and goings of the people in our life this past year and we are filled with thankfulness for the love we find there.
2015 is a benchmark mark year for so many of you in such beautiful and powerful ways. For Smoochy and I it marks ten years of professional practice as Usi Tibetan Reiki Masters. Circle Green Healing Arts is the portal and backdrop of our inspiration. It’s a Reiki healing center, a fairy landing-pad and headquarters of the higher self. We have enjoyed sharing the magic of nature with our students for over a decade and plan to continue.
2016 will reveal new strategies in the age-old game of world domination. New Reiki masters and mistresses are coming onto their place of power soon and that makes me nod my head yes, yes, yes. Then if I let it, I break into hand wringing and anti-villain-esc laughter while I give a monologue about the rising rainbow superpower of Love and the ultimate destruction of the dorky bullshit that stands in our way of freedom.
For those just joining us now, sidetracking is common, I often rant like that. Smoochy’s Blog readers subscribe to the writing on the wall put forth by the wise words of our amphibian friend. I’m the Prophetess of Smoochy, I just write it down. Last year’s blog posts featured various tips and tools for avoiding the pitfalls of the apocalypse and articles on how to be a light in the shadow-times of the soul.
This year there is a new alert . . . and like all good motivational speakers and copywriters, I’m going to tell you that this new information is important, very important. In fact it will have a direct impact on your life and personal growth. The critical thing you need to know, very information that I am filibusting right now by inserting this long, exhaustive and pointless sentence, is by far more important that the last stuff we told you.
This year’s message is about the new beginnings taking shape in your life now… There is much to do to see them through and now is the beginning of those things. 2016 offers phenomenal choices for increased personal development and career ventures. It’s like a brainstorm. Do you feel it too?
Circle Green is bubbling with the manifestation of many marvelous missions of magic for the mundane world and yew are part of the plan. Let’s keep in touch!
PS: Green Reiki Circle - Funkmas Edition is Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015.
The air was filled with ice crystal snowflakes softly flashing and twirling in the steam of morning's breath when I went outside to greet the sun today.
Thanksgiving Day weekend is cold this year in Cascadia, I could feel the skin on my hands chapping as the chill sank into the tiny bones of my fingers. I almost hurried through my hello with a quick wave like neighbors give when it's cold and they want to get back inside their warm homes. Had I not paused there to take a breath in the frozen grass and stand and be present to the Sun’s soft reply, I would have missed the Magic.
Who cares about cold toes when the Earth and the Sun are showering you with Rainbow Snowflake Shooting-Star Cupcakes Of Love!
The Faeries of MidSummer are here now, coming to yew in the cool part of autumn, just before the dark. Go to the Vimeo site to see it. Do watch if you would like to see what Faerie Magic looks like in the sunshine of the summer meadow in my Cascadian home state of Washington.
This is a little movie about something big.
Click here to see the video - I sure hope this works!
If this link is somehow kaput, go to the Circle Green face-beast page instead to watch 17 minutes of magic. You'll see people who have been to the fairy door and back again. And you might recognize at least two of us that you know!
Seriously sweet, no really, it's serious.
Watching this film could crack open your head and change your life just knowing we exist.
Kinda hope it does, but life shattering events can feel so unsettling, even when you invite them.
If this link ever should break - call us up - we'll tell you about the Faerie Realm with the technicolor words we're putting in a book!
Smoochy finds our human efforts endlessly fascinating.
He likes to watch the ball of power bounce from one end of the court to the other when it comes to acts of solidarity while maintaining individual expression. Ball-hogs never interest him much. Smoochy prefers people who have the balls to bring their own power to the game. The genius of the Conscientious Objector is one of his favorite tactical moves.
It’s Halloween season and even people’s names are getting spooky. I just got a greeting from one of my most lively dead friends. He let me know he was near by name-dropping through a recent Reiki client and again at the Green Reiki Circle. As eerie as that may sound, it was heart warming. Keeping the lines of communication open with friends and family who have passed away is a common custom among our people. There are plenty of ghost whispers in our friends group who see spirit and talk with the dead. You probably do too if you have anyone on the other side.
When my new client booked an online Reiki appointment her name came across as classically American like Sandy, Cathy, Pam and Jane, with maybe a muted derivative of Catholic Saints. Normal enough, except that her first and last name were virtually identical to that of my dead friend’s wife. Change an “eh” to and “ih” and it’s the same name on your lips. A skinny cursive “e” in the middle of her last name, or a loopy “i” is all it would take for and exact signature match between the two women. All three of them have the same set of double consonant initials. Her address was pretty normal too; she’s from nearby Mill Creek, the only “creek” town around. My connection to this particular family of friends: Wolf Creek.
The woman who came to see me learned Reiki Level One years ago and had been waiting for her retirement to pursue its study again. It was her own quest, in her own time that brought her to the doors of Circle Green this witching season, when the veils between the worlds are open. In wee few days between her appointment and Halloween the Green Reiki Circle also took place. During the Reiki Circle, a fellow dreamer who is a native healer was telling an offhand story to the group. I was standing across the treatment table from him when out of the blue he uttered the uncanny words: Wolf Creek.
Spirit has its own secret language. Mostly it tugs your attention towards the things that convey its message, either literally or symbolically. Haunting is a spiritual presence that is usually attributed to unhappy souls trapped on the earth plane or time sequence. Haunting also describes the soulful awareness of our ties to love that have come unbound into the mist of unrealized possibilities. Open communications with our non-incarnate loved ones can be very uplifting if you can accept the down side of it that no matter how they touch our hearts and minds, their heart no longer beats there beside us like it used to. Ethereal meetings such as these can be wistfully sweet, even when laced with melancholia.
Being met by a ghostly specter is almost always unsettling, even when it’s a pet or person you know and love. There’s a strange feeling that accompanies being summoned by the Portal of Death. Contact between the worlds usually raises the hair on your arms and the back of your neck. Even when it’s simply the cosmic equivalent of a face book message from a dead friend, the expression on your face will say you’ve seen a ghost. I can only imagine what it feels like for the dead to touch the warm world of the living.
Wondering how many layers of meaning needs to be piled upon a coincidence before it becomes a genuine message from beyond, is like asking how many times does the phone have to ring before you’re going answer it. It’s not a number - it’s a feeling. The repeating echoes of the message serve as a deepening reminder. One word is enough to startle the crap out of you if you’re paying attention when it arrives.
Talk to anyone with extrasensory abilities and we will tell you that it is a doubled-edged sword. Creating an unflinching harmony with psychic connection takes time and practice and an almost a morbid curiosity to know the dark as well as the light. Most people turn down their psychic vision in order to save themselves from overload and inconvenient truths. Want to hear more from Spirit, we can help you learn to listen. Getting too much input from outside sources – we can help you with your cosmic call-blocker. Smoochy and I specialize in helping make sense of the weird and wonderful things that don’t make sense to most of your friends. We call it life-coaching, spiritual-mentoring and Reiki apprenticeship.
More than anything, this public service announcement is to remind you that your dearly-departeds still like to visit, especially during the holy-days starting with Halloween, the Day of the Dead, All Saints Day and continuing well through Funk-mas. They’ll be coming all the way from the underworld to see you again - in the flesh. Be polite, pull out a chair and pour them one of whatever you’re having. Tell them you love them too. Living or dead, we like to be welcomed. Pour one for Smoochy too; he so loves to haunt you. He says Trick-or-Treat!
Autumn has some astonishing turnovers in store this year and we’re not talking oven puff pastries, people. October with Halloween, haunted houses and masquerades is impressive but September is by far the scarier month. It harkens the dark obscuring forces of the Eclipse and the Blood Moon. The Green Reiki Circle meets in a fascinating portal of time that bridges two Solar/Lunar Eclipses,
the change in season from Summer into Fall and the astrological
cusp of Virgo and Libra. There’s a super moon too.
In short, it’s another Apocalypse. Google it, it’s a thing.
For better or worse, this September is one of those rare times when our true nature comes into vivid focus, without embellishment, without backdrop. It’s when the masks come off and we get to see what’s really underneath. It’s time to take a brave, unblinking look at your dark beauty while recognizing and appreciating all the textures of truth and light that surround your unique silhouette.
Now back to the Apocalypse . . . The legend describes a dicey choose-your-own-ending tale preceded by a gruesomely complicated Catch-22 struggle with an overpoweringly dangerous beast. Just because the world supposedly burns down into an impenetrable darkens this coming weekend and a giant imaginary Viking wolf comes out of the void to potentially gobble up all hope of the future is of no real concern. You will save the world from certain destruction in one deft motion. We trust you.
There are some very serious monsters out there, ones who definitely have their hungry eyes on the cherry pie of your tomorrow, but the shaggy beast that you must confront in order to save the world this time is a different kind of animal and it lurks in a much deeper and more personal terrain. You can forget about a magic bullet or a silver bullet to hunt this thing. Nordic legend states that the big bad wolf must be taken down with your bare hands. Weapons are useless against the beast that dwells within.
Smoochy and I also suggest that you bare your soul to the beast as well, because the fear of no tomorrow is really a lack of confidence in today. Eclipses are collective times of holding our cosmic breath and waiting for the shadow of doubt to pass and a comforting sky to return. Fear is always scary, thus the name. Fear of loss, fear of change and the lonesome thoughts that come with them can stymie even the most intrepid soul.
The story about the snarling beast of the Apocalypse is really a fairytale about the same things that typically bite us all in the ass. They’re easy to recognize, even in the dark. Often saving the world means dismantling our fondest outmoded aspiration, reaching into the shadowy, uncertain places and grasping some hope for the coming day. The true heart always wins out.
You are an extraordinary creature with the power to dream reality into creation. Choose your alliances carefully during this twilight time of astrological power because it’s time to press the interstellar reset button. Relax. It’s only the end of the f’ing world. There will be a new one tomorrow, and it can be even better than the last one, as long as we kill Apocalypse.
The Snohomish Circle Green Reiki faction is planning to do just that, this Thursday evening at seven.
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