As a practitioner of creative, sacred and healing arts,  I’ve come to appreciate our subtle-body energy system, our chakras, as portals of perception, that sense energetic vibrations above and beyond our primary senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. These vibrations contribute to our thoughts, feelings and actions, so very often our inner and outer landscapes reflect each other, whether we are consciously aware or not.

On Valentine’s Day I had an episode of heart palpitations that felt like an explosion of butterflies in my chest. I had no pain or other symptoms, but I did have this odd sensation of my heart being both separate from me and thoroughly of me. It lasted long enough for me to call 911 and make a trip to the ER. Not life threatening according to the cardiologist, and still those butterflies changed my inner landscape with my heart, physically and energetically. I am now in a conscious dialogue with her, and she reaffirmed my calling to walk in the beauty and wonder of our world and to share that walk with others.

These photographs illustrate seeing through the portal of my heart chakra on meditative, meandering walk-abouts. The Anahata/heart chakra is represented by the color green, by the element air, gemstones such as Emerald, Peridot, Rose Quartz, and the seed sound “Yam”… Try looking at these images through your heart –seeing, feeling, hearing, sensing, the new growth of green leaves, flowers blooming, light changing, that air warming– breathe slowly and deeply and just notice what comes up for you…

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If this way of seeing resonates with you, check out our women’s retreat in Hawaii • Sisters-of-Spirit (SoS) • Sept 22-28, 2019. This is a time to rest and rejuvenate from a chaotic, anxiety-filled world, in a safe-sacred-supportive circle of divine feminine energy, to connect deeply with each other, with our Aloha surroundings, and the landscape of our inner being, our whole, sacred, creative, true Selves.

And Happy St. Patrick’s Day too!