Lore states that everyone has a guardian deva that is their lifetime ally and this guardian deva is located near the place where one is born (mountain, hill, river, lake, etc.) I was born next to the Columbia River, and this is my guardian deva whom I source my power from. It is considered good to have a power stone from the location.
If someone moves away from the land of their guardian spirit, they take that energy with them. A person can also connect with and work with a power spot or deva in their ‘new’ home.
Garden Canyon is located in the Huachuca mountains, the very first time I walked this area I knew it was going to become my ‘new home’ guardian nature spot. There are three distinct levels to this canyon with my favorite being the fairy zone. This section is filled with much devic activity to include water, insects, and water!
~ who is your guardian deva?
~ what natural land formation was close to your place of birth?
~ if you are residing in a non homeland location, what place calls to you as your secondary power spot or deva ally?
ILCHEE - MOON GIRL history says she was born along the Columbia River about 1800, daughter of Chinook Chief Comcomly and later, wife of Chief Casino, leader in the Vancouver area. lore tells us she had the power of a shaman and that she paddled her own canoe, the sign of a chief. by both accounts, she was remarkable.
fairy glen & apple tree
i walked my first labyrinth many years ago in new mexico. i had a mystical experience during that walk which shifted my perspective. a few years later i received an opportunity to build my first labyrinth. i was the gardener for a b&b and there was a bare spot in front of the building. the owners wanted to plant a garden there but had concerns because in the past the plants were eaten by javelina. could i, they asked, come up with a javelina proof garden? i contacted the local deva and nature spirits and we came up with a solution - not a garden - but a labyrinth. the owners loved the idea and and the four elements labyrinth was "planted."
shortly after that i decided to birth my own labyrinth. it took a few years to build, as it was constructed during my illness. the style of my labyrinth is from the indian tradition, the chakra-vyuha labyrinth, and is based on a three-fold seed pattern and with a spiral at the center.
my work with medicine circles has been woven in between the labyrinth work. my first medicine circle was created by my good friend Penny. we held ceremony to bless the land and our animals (chickens and dogs) and it has held loving energies throughout the years. during my shamanic schooling, i was guided by the devas to build a second medicine circle. this one held and supported me during my training and assisted my journey to wellness. then i was guided to change the design to a vesica pisces. that was in place for a couple of years.
later, the devas suggested that the medicine circle be moved and incorporated into a larger medicine circle near the labyrinth. it's function i was told, was to hold grounding balance for the labyrinth, which was generating so much energy it was creating an imbalance. i was shown to collect the local white quartz rock. having collected rocks along our dirt road for the labyrinth, i knew that there wasn't going to be enough of the rock they suggested for the project. so i waited for them to tell me when it was time to collect. a couple of months later they said it's time and wouldn't you know it there was plenty of white quartz rocks along the road!
six years ago they gave me another earthwork design. i have just received the a-okay to start building it this spring (2018). stay tuned for more adventures with the devas!
walking a labyrinth i used to have a detailed handout on walking labyrinths. one day i thought it might be a good idea to ask the deva of labyrinths what they thought. they laughed and said do whatever you’d like - the medicine will come through for the person as they need it. walk it, dance it, crawl it, whatever!
heartseed b&b labyrinth ~ new mexico
casa de san pedro labyrinth ~ hereford, arizona
Buttons enjoying the labyrinth
first medicine circle
second medicine circle
third medicine circle
note in the center is the stones from the second medicine circle ~ a circle within a circle
#teamdeva - cochise county
Reflections of a two year journey working with the devas of Cochise County. Throughout the project, we worked with the local devas to assist them in repairing, clearing, relocating heart centers, gatekeeping, gridworking, and general tending of human caused energies that were creating imbalance.
The "‘TeamDeva Cochise County Project’ was wrapped up September 2017 month at council rocks in the Dragoon mountains.
According to the deva of Cochise County (Asuna) this location is the HeartCenter of Cochise County. It is said that Cochise signed the Broken Arrow Peace Treaty in 1872 in this location. Upon our arrival we asked permission to work there. Cochise himself appeared, stepping out of a rock through an interdimensional doorway and showed us where to work.
We set up ceremonial space and a water despacho and through channeled drumming, singing, and toning we called in each of the devas i have worked with from the Wilcox playa, Douglas-animal temple, Bisbee-Mule mountains, San Pedro valley, the archangel overlighting Tombstone, Sulphur Springs valley-Chiricahua mountains, the Huachuca-Mustang-Whetstone mountain range, and the San Pedro river, to bring and join their strands of energy together.
Then Asuna weaved in the energies of the sun - moon - stars into the despacho. Hawk sang a song in the sky above. Cochise weaved in the energies of the Ancestors of the Land to bestow blessings to all Beings who live here.
A big thank you to Sharon, E.B., Jason, Ruby, Judee, Joanna, Kate, Karen, Cynthia, and Sarah for working on this project - without you it could have not been done!
sierra vista heart center ceremony
our first ceremony which marked the beginning of our adventures with the devas
bisbee heart center ceremony
we worked in three canyons with the deva of the huachuca mountains ~ carr, miller, and garden
#teamdeva - waterfalls
I love waterfalls and am often known to weep in their presence. My work with the devas of waterfalls began at an initiation I received from the Deva of the Pool of the Winds, one of the most powerful devas I have met.
Although I have visited many waterfalls during my life, presented here is a collection of waterfalls and the messages (in italic) from the deva of the waterfall or teachings received ~ enjoy
Pool of the Winds
can you see the nature being in the rocks?
Sol Duc Falls ~ Deva SoJohanah
"My energy is cleansing, much like the Deva Kali. Can you feel the underlying vibration of power? I remove what needs to go which allows you to access your raw, powerful energy. Do not be afraid of it. It was always there and yours. Let youself be re-vi-ta-lized!"
While at another waterfall I felt this one tugging at me so I walked over to visit it. When I got near it I could feel the vibration of an energy that I previously met in Mt. Shasta in 2012 - Pan energy. I immediately heard that this waterfall was known as mossysweet falls to the local fairy community.
"I am the reminder of the mystery of the small delights. Look to see the beauty in the unseen - use the other eyes to see..."
Gatton Creek Falls ~ Deva Shahonah
"I am beauty. See how each fall is one of a kind - unique - and yet we work together in unison. This is the energy of beauty."
Rocky Brook Falls
The moment we hit the trail I heard this is the local party place. This is an example where sometimes we cannot connect with a deva ~ but when I asked to speak with someone a Gnome showed up. He was a jolly fella and together we co-creatively built a devic column with the mariel power symbol to assist with the area energies.
Murhut Falls ~ Deva Mahoonah
"My love for this place is ancient. For all who visit I offer crispness of the mind. Thank you for carrying the stone up here."
#teamdeva - colorado
I was invited to come work with the Devas of Colorado about 4+ years ago and despite knowing a couple of people who live there it never quite happened until Summer of 2018. My husband, Chris, received a 90 day assignment in Colorado Springs.
The loft he stayed at had a view of the local deva who oversees the entire city. It was amazing to greet Deva Tava every morning and to say good night to Tava each evening.
I instantly fell in love with Tava and our work together has profoundly deepened my service to the earth Deva network system.
The devic work consisted of visiting and bringing together the energies of the water devas of Pueblo Reservoir, Chatfield Reservoir (Denver), Fountain & Monument Creek (Colorado Springs), Arkansas River, and Boulder Creek. The work was finalized with holding ceremony at a reservoir under Deva Tava’s gaze. At each site the work consisted of either singing light language into the area or building energetic water filtration towers for the local deva to use.
One of my day trips was driving up to Estes Park to visit a dear friend. I was honored to visit and walk her Eagle Rock Labyrinth, who talked with me on the entire walk into the center, gently nudged me to get to building the third earthworks on our property soon!
Nannette suggested that on my way home that I visit Lily Lake. I did so and that experience was the highlight of my entire visit in Colorado. Upon setting my feet upon the soil, I knew this place from a previous lifetime and it was important that I spend some time here to tie up loose ends from that life time.
One morning I received a message to walk a labyrinth and discovered there was one 13 minute walk from the loft. I was delighted to find it was surrounded by one of the most beautiful butterfly gardens I have ever seen. The FFC Labyrinth is a brick and paver 11 circuit labyrinth. When I arrived at the center and sat down to sing in a light language tower I discovered that this sacred spot had an incredible acoustic system in place. Sweet Sweet energy here...
Thank you to all the wonderful beings, friends, devas, and Deva Tava for the wonderful time in Colorado!
View of Deva Tava (Pikes Peak) from our loft
water ceremony at North Catamount Reservoir with Deva Tava looking on
after the water ceremony it started to rain and this appeared on our walk out
Eagle Rock Labyrinth and Shaman Peak
FCC Labyrinth - downtown Colorado Springs
"I am. Can you see my threads of energy connected to every Being in my Realm. I am connected to everything in this area and all is connected to me like the silk of a spiderweb. I am connected to the center of this earth and to the center of this galaxy. There is nothing I am not connected to. My energy feeds all. Please breathe it in. Now breathe back out to me daughter. I am."
~ Deva of the Salish Sea
a tree story: co-creative gardening with the garden deva
We have an electrical box right outside our house. Due to emf sensitivity, I sent out a call to the devas for guidance on how to manage this. They responded by sending me three buddleia shrubs (seen at the side of the deck) a pomegranate tree (which I dug up and replanted) and a hackberry tree (seen in the photos).
As seen, I did not get to relocating the hackberry tree in a timely matter. When it came time to do a stucco renovation on the outside of our house, the option was to remove the tree.
I contacted the garden deva and we talked. I told it how it was necessary to remove the tree so we could stucco the house. How I was so appreciative of them planting shrubs and trees to absorb the emf energy.
The deva asked if i would wait to remove the tree - that it would let me know when the time was correct. No problem since work was not due to begin for a few months.
One day in early summer, the garden deva told me it was time to remove the tree. During the wait, the tree started to put out long, thin branches. We have three other hackberry trees in the yard and none of them were doing this.
While I was pruning the tree down for removal, the garden deva said, "we heard your request for slim branches for the dreamcatcher project you have been wanting to do. please use these branches. thank you."
Each branch so so slim and flexible it was easy to wrap them into the desired shapes without using any glues or wire to hold them together.
Interestingly, when the tree was cut down to the ground, it never threw up root/trunk suckers. Working together with the garden deva, the nature intelligences that held the tree in form (alive) withdrew their energy so the tree could not grow back.
hackberry tree - note the whippy branches
remnants of a roadrunner nest in the crook of the tree
the large trunk portions were used in fire ceremony
buttons helping me strip the branches of its leaves - yum!