Spinning Gold Caretaker Carousel with Jacquelyn Tierney

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he next turn of the carousel features the luxe and lovely Jacquelyn Tierney! Jacquelyn makes gorgeous, one of a kind, ritual goods and has created a variety of unique, an luscious programs for magic makers and sacred artists. She brings elegance, compassion, and a true knowledge of the deep to her work and I am so thrilled she will share that with our Spinning Gold community once more. And now, let’s let the lady speak!

What’s your favorite faerie tale / folk tale from childhood? Why?

As a young child, Cinderella + Snow White were on VCR repeat. I was probably most drawn to these stories for their visuals, like the beautiful castles and garments, and the friends of the forest! Decades later I still love these things!

 

What’s your favorite faerie tale / folk tale these days? Why?

At the moment I do not have a favorite. But, if I had to choose one…it would most likely include a German schloss and a magical forest. :slightly_smiling_face:

 

What is it to live an enchanted life?

For me, living an enchanted life is having integrity, honesty and love as the foundation of all that I say and do. It is trusting the magic and tools one was born with and will always possess. It is making something out of what appears, feels, seems to be nothing. It is knowing that there is always light within shadow and beauty within the ugly. It is still singing when times are rough. It is being a vessel for Divine energy and of service to others.

 

How do you spin gold?

When I hear the words “spinning gold” I see and feel the creative process of making art, a process that involves editing, adjusting, experimenting, and taking risk — and shaping, painting, dancing with the flow of energy in this life. I spin gold through the care and love of nature, gardens, art, family, friends, clients, peers and the self. I spin gold when I trust and honor my intuitive downloads and signals from my body whether those signals and downloads lead me to action or to rest. I spin gold when I say yes to my wants, dreams and boundaries. I even spin gold when I love on my anger and give it that time to be. I spin gold when I find, give and make beauty.

Ready for more? Come join us for Spinning Gold! Registration closes August 18th. Register here.

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

New Moon Notes: Libra Edition

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appy almost New Moon, Miracles! Now that Mercury has gone direct I hope that you are all feeling a bit lighter. The New Moon occurs on October 12th. A new moon in Libra is a wonderful time to honor love and relationships of all kinds, affirm and acknowledge the role that beauty plays in our lives, and set intentions for partnerships of all kinds. I think some really useful questions to meditate on during this new moon are: What does true partnership mean to me? Where is the true partnership in my life? Where is true partnership lacking? How can I be a better partner to myself?

My wish for each and every one of you is that you experience the thrill of joy and the delight of harmony during this new moon.

And now for some goodies to share…

The Miracle Tree Sessions 2016 has launched! People ask me what the Miracle Tree Sessions is really about. Well, it is about earth and air, fire and water, all that dwells below and all that is above.

It is about a community of soulful seekers that are deep and dedicated. It is about coming into right relationship with creation and the sacred, with magic and with our selves.

But most of all it’s about miracles, the miracles that happen around us all the time, the miracles that are every single one of you. Register here.

Writings and Other Ventures

How do we honor the sacred?

Why walking away is rarely the answer.

The latest daily blessings are available for your viewing (and sharing) pleasure.

My very popular Clarity Call service just got a revamp, you can now choose one, two, three, or four question sessions with me. Check out the changes and let me know what you think.

We are making sacred art posters! So many of you love the artwork that Cassandra has created for my site and various projects, well now you can take some of that artwork home. You can pre-order your fine art print right here. And the best part? They will sparkle!

Reminder: I have changed the way that I process all devotional candle orders. Now candles are lit once a month on the first Friday of each month. If you would like a candle for November please get your order in on or before Thursday, November 5th.

Out and About…

Aidan has launched a new site and it is some kind of pretty.

Paige Z. and Amelia have started the Modern Mystic podcast – the shows are delightful and the hosts are enchanting.

Speaking of podcasts, Theresa and I are featuring the incredible Jessica Kupferman of She Podcasts on Talking Shop. Catch it for free on Wednesday, 10/28 at 8:00 pm CDT

Jacquelyn Tierney makes pretty, magical things.

An interesting article on Why Magic Lost to Technology – I suspected that towards the end the author would conflate magic with technology (it happened), and while I don’t agree with that assessment, I do think the article is well worth the read. HT: Jason Miller, the Strategic Sorcerer.

One of my favorite tarot decks to read with is the Wild Unknown – they are now down to their last sets of first edition decks, so if you want one, now is the time.

Another interesting article on “Necromancy” focusing on the rise of magic on the net.

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

Many Branches–Creating Sacred Space with Jacquelyn Tierney

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ear Miracles,

Jacquelyn Tierney is one of my favorite Sacred Artists! She is a dedicated student of mine and a beloved colleague who fuses her background in art and design with deep psychic skills and profound mediumship. Spend some time with this beautiful soul and come back feeling refreshed and inspired!

In her own words:
Jacquelyn is an Artist, Traveler, Psychic-medium, Feng Shui Practitioner, Destiny Reader, and an Old Soul. She has a background in the fine art of printmaking as well as the history of decorative arts and design, with a special focus on 18th-Century German Palatial Interior Architecture and the history of Italian gardens. Today, Jacquelyn specializes in working with the energetic history of antique and vintage objects and historical properties. Combining her love of art, furniture, and object history with her mediumship abilities enables her to look at and understand the history of objects and spaces not just through a scholarly lens but also through an energetic one as well.

She also connects with loved ones on the other side, reads destinies, and in her spare time travels the world.

Your work fuses disciplines as diverse as Feng-Shui, Mediumship, and Psychometry. What is the thread of commonality running through all that you do?

Working with and understanding energy.

This is actually a question that I used to ask myself over and over and over again before I had a lightbulb moment in 2012. I realized that every subject I had studied and explored up to that point in my life–printmaking, wallpaper, type, design history, 18th- century stucco work, garden history, Feng Shui, mediumship, destiny cards, and the list goes on–was not as separate from one another as I thought. In fact, all of these subjects were connected like a large staircase leading me to what I am doing today which is reading, communicating, and working with energy in order to help my clients create lives and environments that support their needs and desires. Sometimes my work takes place in the garden; at other times in the home or through the computer.

I will often use two or three of these disciplines in one session with a client as well. For example, if I have been given an object to read (psychometry) I can also inform the client of the most auspicious placement in their space based on the object’s energetic history and provenance (Feng Shui).

Some of your work specializes in objects or even estates that are antique, vintage, or ancient. What led you to this kind of work and what do you love about it?

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by old objects and other people’s stuff as well as the rooms that often house these older items such as attics, basements, closets, crawl spaces, and private spaces. As a child, one could find me organizing my mother’s friends’ closets on the weekends or rummaging through neighbor’s basements. This gave me the opportunity to inspect the contents of every box and drawer and get to know people in a more intimate way–even if I didn’t understand what I was looking at. Today, I still love inspecting all the nooks and crannies for hidden truths and secrets.

I believe the objects we collect and the spaces we inhabit tell a story about our soul’s history not only in this incarnation but also in our past lives too. That’s one of the things I love most about this work–collecting the stories and uncovering those hidden truths and secrets. I also love the deep connections I am able to make with other people through the exchange of those stories because even though our paths in life may be different, or we are from different generations, we all experience the same basic emotions of love, joy, sadness, and grief. We are all human.

Tell us a bit about Possessed–your how-to guide on “collecting, editing and manifesting”

I wrote Possessed as an introductory guide to help others understand and strengthen the relationship they have with the energy of their objects and spaces. Because everything is composed of energy, it helps to know the history of the energy being brought into your space so that whatever you are bringing in is supporting you. The book also provides suggestions on how to clear the objects once you have had a conversation with them.

Let’s say you have picked up an object from a garage sale or your interior decorator acquires furniture from an antique store. A couple of questions to start asking yourself are: “Where have these pieces been? What energetic memories did the objects collected from their environments?” If the desired object was pilfered from a holy place, you might want to know if any curses will be tagging along. If the object is a ring that has been through a few divorces, it would be wise to not give it to your fianceé. On the flip side, if an object is from an ancestor that you feel deeply connected to, keep it near you to help channel their spirit. Once you have acquired this information you can then go ahead and clear the object as part of its initiation into a new chapter of life.

You also have a relatively new service that you have rolled out called “Design for Woo-Woos.” Tell us everything about it!

Design for Woo-Woo’s is a graphic design service I have developed specifically for practitioners of the sacred arts and woo-woo who want to infuse more of their soul’s essence into their website and online presence. Too often, I find energy workers getting stuck with cookie-cutter sites and fluffy graphics that look like they have been pumped out of a big corporate machine. This is unfortunate because each one of us is unique, therefore, making our practice unique. Our web presence should reflect that.

I also take a very woo-woo approach to designing. When a client comes to me with a request I want to get to know their soul. What is their soul’s history? How has it evolved? Where is it going? I look into what really turns that person on visually and spiritually. I even talk to my clients about the past lives that they may want to channel in the work. When the vibration of our soul is embedded in the visual design of our online presence, we are saying we are comfortable being honest with who we are as spiritual beings and practitioners. As a result, we attract ideal clients for our work.

If you could give one piece of wisdom to my readers today, what would it be?

Life is a journey that doesn’t end here. I tell this to my destiny reading clients to help them adjust their perspective and see their current life as a chapter of a very large book rather than a single race with a set finish line. Sometimes, we get so focused on our timeline of goals or what we should be accomplishing and experiencing in this life that we forget to slow down and enjoy the earthly delights right in front of us. We rush through the magical changes that take place when the season’s transition, the way our pet’s heartbeat feels as he/she lays on our chest, or how the flora in a far off land can be tasted just by licking a dab of that land’s local honey. All of these moments are also a part of our larger purpose here on Earth. They can only experience when we slow down and notice where we are now and our movement during each step of our journey. Besides, if you don’t complete something this time around you’ll get another chance in the following incarnation.

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.