The fierce sun burned onto her shoulders while the impatient breeze cooled her skin just as quickly. The green leaves of tree branches contrasted with concrete and graffiti, and in every nook and cranny along her path there were people busily going about their daily lives as she passed.
The bag of laundry she had gone to pick up hung loosely from her fingertips, brushing gently against the material of her flowing pants as she walked. She turned the corner and caught a man’s gaze. She felt the gaze follow her as she passed, until suddenly, reaching her destination, she quickly sidestepped out of the hot sun of the alley and slipped through a mass of hanging vines into the cool shade of the hidden garden, disappearing from view.
Once under the pink blooms of the plumeria tree, within the comforting walls of the garden, she made her way across the slab of thick wood that bridged the koi pond.
As she opened the door of the gracious two-story teak house, she slipped off her shoes in one effortless motion before entering, as she had learned to do in her time here. She stepped inside. The cool smooth concrete of the floor inside the house was welcoming beneath her feet.
She closed the door behind her, thankful to retreat within the house’s quiet walls to write for the rest of the afternoon.
She quickly lost herself to the timelessness of this place, falling deep into thought, serenaded by the sounds of the birds being carried in through the open windows on the gentle afternoon breeze.
Written in Old City Chiang Mai, Baan Hanibah B&B, February 2017
And when the sky opened and the rain came, I did not cower from it or huddle beneath shelter...I stepped out to meet it....
I welcomed it.
I had felt the restless anticipation building. I had felt the air hanging hot and heavy, pregnant with this storm.
Now I threw open the doors and laughed as I ran out to revel in this gift of nature and soak it in. I stood there as the rain pelted harder and the wind picked up and cracks of thunder filled the sky. I stood there, my sundress hanging heavy now, freshly soaked, with bare feet on the wet ground as the water began to trickle down, running slowly down my face and arms. I stood there and soaked it all in - the sound of it, the smell of it, the coolness of it, the power of it, and the feeling of release and freshness it carried with it.
I was not interested in running and hiding. I wanted to experience every single drop and feel the power of the wind and the thunder and dance in the center of the storm as it swirled around me.
Written in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand, February 2017
With Mercury, known as "the messenger" and "the trickster", and also associated with the Magician in the tarot, currently retrograde in Pisces, the sign of things hidden, the spiritual realm, the imagination, fantasy, illusion, and the shamanic and dream worlds, we have the opportunity to uncover that within us which keeps us from accessing our powers of alchemy and creating the experience of life we most desire.
The Magician is a master of the elements and a master of personal will, with the ability to create reality.
Pisces is a sign of spirit, intuition, and magic.
Magical thinking and navigating by intuition may well better serve us now than an mundane mode of operation.
Now is the time to greet each new day expecting miracles, remembering that we are each the magician, the alchemist, and to call in our muses and guides to assist us as we call forth the elements to use in forming our new world moment by moment with each and every breath and every thought and every word.
This is our time to uncover limiting beliefs that are blocking us and heal the wounds that keep us in pain and fear.
Mercury is thoughts, the mind, words, and communication. Our thoughts and words are spells we cast with each and every breath.
It is time to pay attention to what we are telling ourselves, each other, and the Universe, and craft and hone it into the spells that will consciously create our reality in alignment with our heart's truest desires.
As an ambassador for Consciously Creating Life, Kasey serves as an advocate of the magic that exists in this life and in each and every one of us. She is a champion of the journey to access our own powerful magic by returning home to ourselves and reclaiming the thrones of our hearts as sovereign rulers of our realms, through practicing the Art of Consciously Creating Life.
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