July 15, 2020
During this liminal time, this time of gestation and inner pilgrimage, what new has arisen for you in your life? Are your dreams different? How are your relationships changed, your time in nature grown, your connections deepened?
I have a dear friend who did a shamanic journey to her spirit helpers to ask about covid in relationship to her life. She was shown it is protecting her from her usual patterns of work and of filling her life with things she “has” to do, in order to give her space to allow something new in.
She is now building a practice to incorporate shamanic healing offerings into her already successful acupuncture practice—something she has prepared for and dreamed of doing for many years. Now finally the fresh roots are being given a plot of land, a chance to take hold— and a part of her soul calling is coming to bud.
I have another friend who had a dream about a dragon. At first because she had awoken the dragon from its peaceful sleep she felt badly about it, only to realize after tending it that some new magic is coming into her life. Her dragon is awake!!
For me, while Tulku has been on hold, Nepal on lockdown, and no events happening, I am diving into finishing my Tulku Oracle deck, growing my new Dreamtending and creative healing practice, and building a new website called Painted Dream. I am loving the work I am doing with dreams (others and my own) and the deep healing and transformation that comes from doing so. The creativity and imagination dreams bring into my life nourishes my soul.
Another rich aspect of this time is that I am deeply enjoying the dream of the natural world around me. I always yearn to listen more deeply, see more clearly and experience the magic of nature more fully. To hear and learn the language of the rocks, the trees, the plants, the earth, the wind and the animals. Part of my practice has been to wander up into the forest and find boulders or rocks that call out to me. Maybe it is a dead tree who beckons me instead.
With my earth pigments, paintbrush and water in hand, painting designs on these rocks feels like my prayerful way to let them know I honor and see them. It is an offering that gives back to me by filling my soul with wonder. And while doing this I find the whole environment responds—hummingbird flies into my face, sunshowers come and go, black squirrel jumps overhead. Connection, listening, seeing deepens. My painting will wash away with the rains and the winds, absorbed into the landscape as a sweet moment in time— an offering received—and my heart is filled.
I am grateful to this time, to this covid “protector” as my friend would say, that allows me to grow in ways I wouldn’t have made time for. To the dragon that is showing up in my landscape, I bow in thanks.
What nourishes your soul? I would love to hear your stories and experiences. I would love to help you discover the newness coming into your life, to support it in some way. Through dreamtending, amulet tending, or oracle readings—to learn what resonates with you. Reach out, share, inspire.
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June 05, 2020
Standing in Our Word. The Teaching of Artemis
During these dark and turbulent times I have had sleepless nights in which the main theme for me in my reaction to the atrocities that are going on in our country is how to both find and Stand in My Word. It has felt like standing in the center of the tornado emotions of rage, helplessness, grief and the desire to have my voice heard. And, I also recognize these feelings have played out in my life since I can ever remember. Coming back again and again to the place where I hold back what I really feel or want to say, where I don’t reach out to care for someone who says they’re ok but I see they are not, how I make myself small or quiet so that “harmony” can prevail. All of these missed opportunities—to speak my heart, to stand in my word, to hold to my truth— lead to endless grief. I’ve been really contemplating what this is in me, the one who has been terrified and terrorized by conflict and has avoided it at all costs.
One gift these dark times is bringing me now, (and I believe I am not alone) is that it has become abundantly clear that this hiding, becoming small and holding back, has to end. This wound has to heal. Mine and the greater one that belongs to the collective. My voice matters, as do the voices of all others.
In seeing this I have had the help of Artemis. In the writing of her oracle for the deck I’m working on I have learned from her. I feel the powerful energy she represents more clearly and I hope to continue to grow that—with purpose. In the thoughts that maybe there are others out there who have the same struggles as me, I share some of her wisdom as it came through me her Oracle—
Artemis protects beauty and is unafraid of taking risks in doing so. She arrives into our lives reminding us to not back down if we are in need of protecting that which is sacred to us. She is the fierce dragon-hearted one—she who protects our voice when we feel vulnerable, the one who gives us courage to speak that which needs to be spoken. It is she who guides our voice like a midwife into the safe passage of creative self- expression in the face of conflict.
Artemis is an energetic force that moves toward—not away— from the conflicts that can arise in speaking ones truth. Embodying her helps us to know what it is to Stand in Our Word. She carries the deep knowing and security in the process behind rites of passage—that of the unknown coming into being.
She comes baring the message that you have to be willing to have conflict for the sake of Love. She encourages you to take the chance and to not run away—to not lose yourself or the opportunity to strengthen your allegiance with yourself. Conflict can be a very important energy to embrace and when engaged with from the place of love, can bring great healing and rich new beginnings.
Fruitful creative relationships that are based on cooperation are often born and reborn from moments of clashing. When one honestly shares one’s views with another, the possibility for growing together, true exchange and honoring of gifts and creative discovery is present. Artemis reminds us that conscious conflict can then be a cleansing action and an expression of the emotions that is important to put out into the world— in particular with those closest to us.
In Solidarity— with Love,
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April 30, 2020
When asking the Tulku Oracle what to share with my friends today, I drew the OM card. My relationship to this card is like the one I have with the World card in the classical Tarot. The aspects of that card— attainment, attunement, emerging into light after a time of darkness and challenge—resonate for me with this card as well. This is often a moment of deep connection after a time of separation and confusion. It is a song we all long to sing and though ever present we often cannot hear it.
Drawing this card heralds a period of rising above worldly concerns and into a place of freedom from heaviness and restriction. The world sings with me here. I hear the unique song every being I meet sings— and delight in the perfect harmony I hear when they all come together as one. Here the world sings to me just as I sing to it—I am seen, heard, valued, loved—I walk with the knowing I belong, and am a part of the world in a perfect kind of way. It is a creative moment, a celebratory moment, a moment of birth. This is OM.
I have had moments like this in my life, sometimes I visit it every day as I walk through the forest and sing to the trees. Something breaks through my cloud when I do that, and my words turn into a dialog between me and the natural world as they sing back to me. Somehow I get out of the way and the words flow in surprising ways as I open myself to learning and guidance. It becomes a call and response that actually begins to illuminate and guide me—and lifts me from my head to my heart.
We all long for this kind of sweetness and sense of belonging, a yearning to feel attuned with the Great Song, and even a deep desire to be sung. To step out of the way and have the beauty that is life itself live through us in our every breath, and to know it when it is happening. To be aware, awake, conscious and to participate with our whole being in this miracle that is life. This is our birthright— and— being human is hard. There are challenges, there is fear, there is hatred, there is anger, there is confusion. All of these aspects make up being who we are— and don’t forget—are also the base notes of this great song. The truth is that when we have all the notes together even the rough edges around the darker notes add an exquisite poignant beauty and we know the song wouldn’t be complete without them.
Perhaps you already heard the amazing song that some scientists created from the structure of the corona virus—which I am attaching here.
As a musician friend of mine said, this music goes straight to my heart and is no different than the sound of love. What is it that can bring such change, transformation, pain, loss and challenge and yet sound so extraordinarily beautiful at the same time? How is the threat and the death and the change that this little being brings separate from life, from OM?
This to me holds the complete paradox of life, and the reminder that every single aspect of what it is we are experiencing now—however challenging and painful—is part of the great song. Each thing each one of us experiences during this time—like in every other hard time— will carve us into a work of art to share with others who will also be carved. We will fit together like puzzle pieces, attune to each other with openness and caring, feel, empathize and hold one another through it all. In our separateness we will feel united and when we once again can share a space and feel each others touch we will know we came through it together.
This is the oracle of the day, and of every day if we stop to listen…..
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April 18, 2020
As I spend my days mostly writing and dream tending, I am also getting to know the oracle deck I am working on by doing readings for friends. Yesterday I asked the oracle what medicine card do my friends need for these times. The card I drew was the Medicine Buddha, pictured here.
What would you say or do for others if you had the powers of the Medicine Buddha at this time? What would he say to you, to the world? Can you look at yourself through his eyes and offer reassurance to yourself— or hold his image in your minds eye when with a friend who is suffering?
As I contemplate the image, my attention is mainly drawn to the smile of the Buddha, and to the leaves coming out of his medicine bowl. So I ask myself what does this invoke for me in regards to these times?
Something that presents itself here for me is the correlation between happiness and health. I do feel that when I am happy, doing the things I love, in alignment with my heart and soul calling, I feel stronger in myself, more vibrant, more alive.
I then ask myself am I always happy when I’m healthy? The answer to this is embarrassingly—no. My happiness comes and goes, and sometimes vanishes all together especially if I am feeling a lot of hard emotions—fear, grief, anger and anxiety. So how do I return to a place of peace, a place of quiet contentment in the midst of such strong emotions? How do I find the ground of happiness holding me up so I can face the challenges from a stronger place while not denying any of it?
These are hard times, and so many people are suffering. Sometimes our lives call on us to be care takers of others who need our help. In doing that we sometimes take on physical symptoms but also some of the emotional ones as well. How do we hold all of this and stay present and in a place of compassion? How do we move through this towards healing?
I don’t think I have any answers, but one thing I do know is that however it is we are called to show up during this time for others, it is always also essential to take care of ourselves. This card comes as a reminder for that.
Gratitude is a potent and ongoing practice which always serves us in a good way, and also for me, I turn to nature. To the medicine of the plants, of the natural world around me. I easily feel gratitude here, and happiness. And I am very blessed to be in a place that is wild with forest and animals and mountain and streams. I can go there and sing and cry out my grief, share my fear with a rock and feel it ground me, express anger by giving a good shout or throwing a log as far as I can. If I couldn’t do that, what would I do?
A dear friend of mine saw this card and said she was inspired to sit in the position of the Medicine Buddha, to embody his expression by connecting through his posture. This is something you can do out in nature or you can do at home. Since this message is about taking care of yourself first, and then taking care of others—perhaps visualizing his smiling gaze pouring love into your heart as you sit in a place of nature that has always felt healing to you—will somehow help. I for one am going to try. And when I am with a friend who is having a tough time, I am going to call on the Medicine Buddha to be by my side. To shine through my words and my eyes so I can be of support in some small or big way. And I am going to remind myself to care for myself, to find time to do the things that make me deeply happy so I can support others to do same.
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April 10, 2020
Today I sat with my Tulku Oracle deck—(a work—still, in progress :)— and asked for the one that wants to speak to what is going on for our people at this time to show itself.
The Muladhara is what showed up. This is the card for our base chakra— the rooted ground from which we rise strongly to meet the destiny that calls us. It is a place where we can connect with our ancestors and our lineage traditions. The Muladhara is a gateway to our spiritual and soul inheritance in this lifetime.
The image that came to me for this card is of a Golden Eagle sitting on a post with a coiled serpent at its base. The serpent is the classical Hindu representation of the kundalini energy which dwells in the Muladhara. As it awakens and and rises up the spine, it passes through the chakras to come to be fully awakened at and above the Crown Chakra— here symbolized by the Golden Eagle. Eagle is the mightiest bird of the heavens and flies at the greatest height. With eyesight many times more powerful than that of humans, it witnesses the world in precise detail— often from a great distance. He is able to fly on powerful and often turbulent currents with grace and ease. I relate to her as a powerful reflection of a fully awakened being, one who holds vast perspective and keen awareness. Here she is pictured sitting— in repose— just as the serpent lies dormant.
As the serpent awakens, so the eagle alights. In much the same way, this is a time of anchoring and connecting to our source, which will over time— lead to a powerful flight with many gifts to be shared.
You are being reminded of your relationship with your roots and tradition in the realms of spirit, your ancestors and your place in the world. You are in the doorway of a transformational initiation now and you are being shown that you are not alone on this journey.
Taking a journey with the power of your imagination— allow your awareness to follow the serpent as she spirals deeply into the earth. Feel the movement of energy taking you deep into your source—the Earth— your roots, and your ancestors.
Imaginally following your kundalini serpent, she will show you what it feels like to be aware of the earth and connected to the nourishment of the Mother. In her powerful presence you have the knowledge that through communing with what is holy—expressing itself in the natural world and through the roots of your being touching the roots of all other beings— you have the help of the earth and your ancestors during this time. You are being held in the grounding support of the world around you during this mysterious process of initiation and moving through it with grace and ease.
The presence of Eagle here is the medicine of perspective, grace and power. While feeling the embrace of the Earth holding you, connect also to the vast Sky and the view from high above.
The teaching in this card is telling you that now is a time when the awareness of the presence of your ancestors and the interconnectedness of all beings is more available to you. Become open and aware of the vitality they and the Universe want to share with you on your journey, which is part of your inheritance. Take it in. The moment is now.
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March 25, 2020
During this precious, challenging, poignant, vulnerable time we are all in together, I am full of thoughts of offerings and ways in which I would like to express myself—ways in which I would like to help others. Personally, I am experiencing this time as if I were a plot of land that just went through a deep tilling process, and is lying there exposed, waiting for seeds. I have a bag full—and some of them I have kept on my shelf for a very long time. This time feels like the perfect opportunity (actually an important, even crucial one to seize) to choose which creative seeds to to plant, and cultivate and care for. I want to keep my garden well-tended, so I have decided to start small, with my most cherished visions to be my focus.
One thing that is on the top of my list is to support others on their path towards wholeness, joy, peace, heartfelt living, and balance. To do what I can to uplift, to inspire to hold space for others while they journey and discover the voice of their soul, their calling, the ways in which they in turn can serve the world with their unique gifts.
During this time when we are all asking ourselves the same kinds of questions—how can we serve, how can we make this most treasured and valued life more closely aligned to serve the voice of our hearts and souls—I would like to make an offer.
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During this time of challenge and dreaming into what we want the future to hold for each of us, our wish is to keep making this medicine available for support. In honor of this and in recognition of the financial burden this time is creating for many, we are offering 35% off, while supplies last through the next month.
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Image— Virgen de Guadalupe from the Tulku Oracle deck
January 14, 2020
In this time of winter I find myself in a very creative cycle, planting a garden of dreams and offerings I would like to share with others. This is a time of curiosity and discovering what my soul wants to express and how that may look.
I had a dream about a whale the other night. A beautiful glowing sperm (!!) whale swimming past me in iridescent green waters.
In my dreamtending session—a shamanic way in which I work with dreams involving active imagination—I journeyed back into the dream from my waking life. There, whale took me deep into the ocean, to a very still place. After what seemed like a very long time of settling into and being in the cold, quiet, dark waters, whale brought me back up into the light. She ushered me to the shore and directed me towards the sun. Now it’s time to bring what has gestated in a deep way up to the land and into the light.
As many of you know, for some (long) time now I have been working on the Tulku Oracle deck. This is a deck that represents 52 of the symbols, totems, and archetypes that comprise the Tulku sacred amulet collection. The images are getting close to being finished, and I got a rough draft of them laid out for print on rag paper so I can paint on top of them to finish them off with a more personal touch. I am also working on the written oracle component. Here is the picture of all the cards together.
As in all oracle decks, these images have a story. Each one has gifts to bring. As you look through the collection, what image jumps out at you? What card calls your name at this time? If inspired, send me your answer and I’ll let you know a bit about what it is about. Let’s start to play with what Whale wants YOU to bring out into the sun of springtime and together let’s plant the seeds to gestate your vision.
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December 19, 2019
I close my eyes and see a Black diamond— then a black hole—
They always seem to go together.
In my dream the other night, I dove into a nighttime ocean and could see absolutely nothing. Not knowing where the shore was, I listened….
In darkness I am a sparkle in the infinite. Moon light bouncing off a barred owls eye.
I have been contemplating strength in regards to these long dark nights. There is a strength in being able to quietly endure,
There is the strength to take the darkness and hold her up to the sunlight. To look at her wrinkles, touch her forms, see her size.
Feel her weight.
Take this Goddess Darkness out of my fantasy mind. Let me behold her beauty, listen to her song.
Let me dance to the poetry she births in me
of deep indigos and crimson lines,
of tiny sparks of gold
at the corners of her smile.
Merging with her
we give birth to precious jewels
I will give mine to you.
Sparks of the infinite
To bring her smile to
With love, gratitude and Solstice blessings
Rajendra, Kiran, Pravin and their families
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Image is from the Tulku Oracle deck —RITAM
Being AWAKE to the Rhythms of Life
December 10, 2019
Hello my friends, it's Karla from Tulku again! I mistakenly sent out not only the Winter Solstice offering, but this years Summer Solstice offering with Max the owl in it as well. He has a way of showing up during the long nights of winter. :)
So for those of you who tried inputting your discount code and it didn't work, the issue is fixed and now there are TWO discount codes, one is SOUL2019 and the other is CONNECTEDINLIGHT and they are both working and good for 25% off. Whew!
I apologize for the confusion and the barage of emails and wish you holidays full of light and sweetness.
Wolf Eagle Goddess on one of a kind Rudrani and Tourmaline chain, pictured.
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December 10, 2019
I'm never quite sure what I'm going to write about when I sit down to connect with you all through the Tulku blog. Normally, I am inspired by something from a dream, from nature, from an interaction with a special friend. This time I am looking out my window as the sun gets low and warm, and I'm seeing snowflakes sparkle like fairy dust as they softly float onto the aspen outside. The wee birds of Jamestown gather around the feeder leaving sunflower seeds scattered along the ground for the turkeys to come devour tomorrow morning. And I am warm and cozy inside, feeling gratitude for my home and for the inspiration that gets birthed here.
I don't have too much else to share for now, except for the invitation I want to extend to all my friends to take a journey through the Tulku website and see what medicine you can share with a dear one or with yourself. Find something that will help you manifest your vision for the coming year. Find something that will help you or a loved one heal. As always, I am here to talk to if you want a consult.
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Image is from the Tulku Oracle deck —
"Bliss is in all of life. Here's a glass with water— see its sparkle, how it reflects the light, how it makes a rainbow in its projection, how it nourishes. But when the wind starts up, when you knock it with your elbow and the glass falls of the shelf, you can say—of course! When you know the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious."
—excerpt from the movie the Buddha
December 03, 2019
As Solstice comes upon us, winter sets in on this mountain, and I find myself drawn to the deep inner world as well as to the Christmas lights and the sparkle of snow surrounding my home. I look outside and see a huge flock of giant turkeys galloping across the driveway, and the telltale footprints of fox and deer in the snow. I feel the precious connection with nature and the lessons it continuously teaches just by being. I wonder where the bear are sleeping and how the deer stay warm in the snow….
Driving home from the Denver airport on my way home from Boston with family for Thanksgiving, a huge Bald Eagle flies over sleeping deer in a snowy field, heading directly towards our car. To my dream-tending mind, Eagle speaks of powerful, broad winged movement and far sightedness, even in the realm of the opposites of black and white, light and dark. In my musings, Deer is awareness and gentleness lying in the snowy field— the pure warmth and fire of Heart—melting the snow and uniting the fields of opposites.
My prayer emerges that these attributes of vision and movement from a place of heart awareness, come flying into my (and our) world, shifting the polarization and icy short sightedness that is inside and around me.
Today, through tending someone else’s dream— I journey into dream time—and I discover in another way how mysteriously interconnected we all are. I find her dream and mine precisely and in an inexpressibly magical way— intersecting, and revealing potent healing for us both.
This holiday season— when I hit those places in myself that feel less than, or bad in some way— I am making a commitment to focus on how connected I am instead of how separate I feel. How we as people are the same, instead of how we are different. How we share our livingness with every being on this earth, and the unity that connects us through our breath and our heartbeat.
During times of being alone and in the dark, I commit to remembering to focus on the life and light that lies beneath the surface, connecting us all. Like a huge stand of poplars in the wild or mushrooms populating the forest floor, we touch each other in ways that are not always apparent or seen.
I extend my prayer to you my friends, in this new year— beginning with the shift of Solstice towards light —for a powerful, broad- winged, Eagle like awareness to be present in all our actions, and that those actions be connected to our Deer- like heart and the heart of others.
This holiday season, may you be inspired to connect with the deeper roots that unite you with others and celebrate with gratitude and joy.
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Image from the Tulku Oracle deck (work in progress) OM Oracle.
June 15, 2019
This solstice is a time of doorways and change, of moving into the hot afternoons and frollicking in the water, of being outside and of seeing the night sky. Barefoot days and playful connection with the earth, with each other and with the clouds.
For me it is a time of big transition, as I move from my beloved home in Painted Cave in the mountains of Santa Barbara, to Jamestown— a small village in the mountains outside of Boulder Colorado. Tulku will find a new home base there and the magic of that earth will surely infuse our expression moving into the future.
In honor of this portal I am sharing this beautiful, very potent poem by Valarie Kaur. For me it is a reminder that the transformations we are moved through are for something much greater than ourselves. This is a solidarity call to jump into the unknown with trust into the mystery when called. We often don’t know where we need to be placed and what the world needs of us.
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"I will carve you so deep the stars will shine in your darkness"
Some of you I will hollow out.
I will make you a cave.
I will carve you so deep the stars will shine in your darkness.
You will be a bowl.
You will be the cup in the rock collecting rain.
I will hollow you with knives.
I will not do this to make you clean.
I will not do this to make you pure
You are clean already.
You are pure already.
I will do this because the world needs the hollowness of you.
I will do this for the space that you will be.
I will do this because you must be large.
People will find their way through you.
People will eat from you.
And their hunger will not weaken them to death.
A cup to catch the sacred rain.
My daughter, do not cry.
Do not be afraid.
Nothing you need will be lost.
I am shaping you.
I am making you ready.
Light will flow in your hollowing.
You will be filled with light.. Your bones will shine.
The round open center of you will be radiant.
I will call you brilliant one.
I will call you daughter who is wide.
I will call you transformed.
Tulku wishes that you receive the support and magic you need to carry you through the transitions of your life. We are here with our blessed amulets to be a part of that support. If anything speaks to you or if you would like some guidance finding the amulet that would best serve you or a loved one, as always please reach out to me at—
Photo of Max the Great Horned Owl and new TULKU Raven amulet by Nicole Ann Spahn
May 02, 2019
Pictured—Laxmi holding the Manipura Chakra from the Tulku Oracle.
My mother died three months into my 20th year. It came as a shock and a surprise. It came wrapped in a barbed wire fence of feeling like an orphan even though my father survived the accident. I spiraled into a deep well of confusion and grief and stayed there for many years. Though I was shown through my dreams months before the accident that my family would meet this fate, it wasn’t until seven years later that spirit would begin to shine through my awareness and into the darkness I had made my home. Grace would have it that something more was meant to be, and so life beckoned me forward. Clearly I had to agree— I had explored the bottom thoroughly enough. Meditation and spiritual practice were my life raft out of there.
Though I myself never became a mother, my life since has been full of mothers. And of course my life gives me endless opportunities to act like a mother as well. Selfless Love, compassion, caring, nurturing, all qualities every single human being—mother or not—is given—are all places where I am learning to cultivate (and contemplate) motherhood.
And I have been greatly blessed by being able to express myself creatively through giving birth to and nurturing Tulku.
Tulku is now a part of the mother medicine I share. It is my apothecary, filled with natural remedies and support for all kinds of ailments or challenges. It comes from an ancient tradition—artistically, in the blessings it carries, and in the talismanic way it is used.
I invite you to contact me for a consultation if you are looking for something to support you or the mother in your life.
I will always do my best to hold the precious qualities my mother embodied and honor her life through my sharing with you.
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That's one of my Mama's—Mata— who blesses the amulets, with me in picture :)
January 29, 2019
“For this was on seynt Volantynys day. Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales”
"It seems that, in Chaucer’s day, English birds paired off to produce eggs in February. Soon, nature-minded European nobility began sending love notes during bird-mating season."
This time of year, as the growth in the earth begins to awaken from its long winter slumber and express itself in the early buds of spring, as the four-legged and winged ones find their mates and build their nests, and as we humans feel the stirrings of passion present and remembered, we commemorate February 14th as a time to show our love in the form of a gift of romance to our beloved.
This is a time that can spark delicious expressions of love, as well as a time that wakes old wounds and pokes at the heartbreak of loneliness. It is not always an easy day, and and some have come to see it as s a purely commercial event to be skipped altogether. It is also a time when friendship and expressions of love from others is particularly poignant and meaningful.
To honor love and the support we give and receive, reinvigorate the shared dreams with our beloved partner or friends, and to celebrate the new growth of spring,
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YAB-YUM AMULET pictured in TULKU ORACLE image.
Yab-Yum literally means "father and mother" in Tibetan. Yab-Yum is the depiction of the male Buddha (compassion) and his female consort (wisdom) joined together in the ecstasy of sexual union.
The union of father and mother expresses the dissolving of our dualistic fixations and the spreading of awakened heart to all aspects of our experience, transforming our ordinary perceptions into the awakened perceptions of a fully enlightened buddha.
On the reverse side of your amulet is the mantra OM AH HUM, representing the empowerment and awakening of body, speech and mind.
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December 06, 2018
You want to give a meaningful gift, but don't know what your loved one needs in the form of an amulet?
Pretend this chart is like an Oracle.
Take a look at the selection— while thinking of them— and open your heart to what pops out and speaks to you.
Or, let them choose for themselves.
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I leave you with a powerful and poetic reminder. To inspire yourself and others—by Clarrisa Pinkola Estes—
Taken from We Were Made For These Times
We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn't you say you were a believer? Didn't you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn't you ask for grace? Don't you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these - to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.
Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.
There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.
The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.
November 29, 2018
As the time of celestial darkness draws near and we gather with loved ones in our hearths, the gratitude and preciousness of life glows just a little more brightly in our hearts. Challenges can be highlighted for some, and retreat into the background for others. Holding compassionate prayers and acting from our hearts with all beings is the biggest gift we can share. To look into the eyes of another with an open heart, to see and feel and be present and listen, these are all the gifts each one of us truly yearns to receive.
Tulku has some treasures that are created to hold these intentions of love and compassion. They come to this world through the hands of thoughtful, prayerful, integritous people in Nepal, and are imbued with the ancient wonders of their tradition.
In Tibet, the title of Tulku is given to the recognized compassionate spiritual master who is reborn for the benefit of others. In the same way the Tulku amulets are gifts from Spirit that come through us to benefit others. We at Tulku do our sincere best to honor that spirit with our hands, hearts and minds.
Consider gifting a Tulku amulet or jewel to a loved one who could use a little precious reminder of the support they need. As always, if you would like a consultation to help decide which amulet is the right fit, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wishing you abundant blessings during this season and in 2019.
With love from Karla, Kiran, Bini, Rajendra, Pravin, Kathy and Nikki
October 09, 2018
During this turbulent time in the world, the astrological omens confirm that places in our deep past are being awakened for healing. Our unique voices are being called on to be heard, to be spoken.
All of this can really hurt, because for some of us these are the places that are full of unexpressed fear and rage. And speaking to them? Well that’s just asking for trouble. For more turbulence. The dark world of wounds that haven’t fully healed, that feel raw and newly exposed, is a terrifying place and calls for protection, begs us for our tender care.
But what I am thinking is this—this is another level of experiencing Halloween, as we meet all kinds of ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks within ourselves, and in our world.
And my thought around this is, make an offering to them! Give them some kind of sweetness, some kind of balm, some golden honey.
The words of an amazing astrologer I once saw for a reading, named Saffron Rossi, come to mind. When speaking to my reaction of overwhelm when she referred to the details of Saturn as a taskmaster in my life she said,
“Not to worry, Saturn likes small offerings.”
This referred to even the smallest conscious action every day to show Saturn that I am working with him. He wants me to be more cautious with my finances? I hold back from spending the extra $7.00 on a latte. He wants me to stop being lazy in paying attention to the details of my business? I do 10 minutes of bookkeeping every day, or I work on some marketing task that I have been resisting for a week.
Simple things like that.
So what kind of sweets do we offer into the tender places in ourselves that are being shaken awake by the wild storms of these times? Acknowledgement. Respect. Listening. Not turning away from those hidden places that want to be healed when they start to wake up.Honoring our own pain and that of others.
Love. Support. Friendship.
Maybe one day that looks like going out into the woods by ourselves, and screaming. On another day, it’s allowing someone to witness our hurt, our rage, our fear.Or holding someone else as they express theirs with you. Perhaps it’s opening ourselves up to someone we trust and sharing just a little bit of our story.
During this Halloween season, when the veils are thin, healing is afoot. I hold you in my heart as I hold this world in my heart. For healing, for tenderness, for evolution.
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The Tibetan Mirror
August 26, 2018
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August 09, 2018
One of my favorite aspects of the work I have been blessed to do is to connect with people deeply, which happens especially at events. To hear your stories, to feel your hearts. To open myself up to the healing that wants to come through for you through the amulets.
Having taken Tulku to countless meditation and wellness seminars since our beginnings 12 years ago, I have been on an amazing journey of discovery and an ever deepening unveiling of the magic in our work. It continuously surprises and delights me to see how the amulets present to each and every person in a unique and very special way.
Kind of like walking through a familiar forest and seeing new life expressing itself each time, at every event I uncover yet another way to work with my customers in finding the symbol that will most support them. The amulets speak for themselves, and often times through seeing, touching and feeling them, people are obviously attracted to the right one.
When not in person however— with the benefit of having one on one contact with both the customer and the amulets—I have been contemplating what questions to ask in order to best guide you in helping you find the right Tulku medicine.
Here is a quiz to get a clearer picture where you are now in your life and what support you could use through Tulku.
Get a pen and paper and answer the following questions—
✨ If looking at yourself through a loved ones eyes, make a list of all of your gifts.
✨What are areas in your life where you would like to see some growth and improvement?
✨What is the vision for your highest expression of yourself? Please take time with this one.
✨What is holding you back from expressing this?
Now, look at all four lists and see areas where there are some overlapping themes. This will direct you to some key areas in which you could use some support.
An example would be that in the first column you are seen as being a healing presence. In the second column, you would like to have a stronger voice to express who you are. In the third column, you see yourself in your highest expression as being a counselor for troubled teenagers. In the fourth column, you find the insecurity of being seen.
It is clear to you the support you need is the courage to share your voice in order to better connect to and express your healing gifts.
Now look at the illustrated chart of the Tulku amulets. In this chart you will see brief affirmations for each amulet.
If you determine you feel you need protection in order to have this courage for example, you may want to choose the Double Dorje, Snow Lion or the Bear Totem. Or, you could choose the Throat Chakra for expressing your voice. After narrowing it down, trust that whatever appeals to you visually is the right match.
As always, if something else comes to you as an image, we are delighted to create it for you.
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With gratitude and honoring of your unique path in Life.
June 21, 2018
During this time of Solstice I have been thinking more deeply about Earth as Mother.
The other day I was sitting on a big rock out in my yard, behind my house. My house is built into ancient boulders on the top of a mountain, and there are Oak Trees that achieve the seemingly impossible feat of growing out of the rock. I have been noticing a young Sapling Oak who is coming up in the shadow of big Mama Oak. I have been appreciating this little One, the bright green of the start of his journey, the life force within him, the supple resilient strength with which he is coming forth.
Yesterday my contemplations took me deeper, to the awareness of being seen by the Natural World around me. The rocks, the trees, the plants, the birds, the animals, the mountain itself all aware of me, of my life coexisting with theirs. As I was feeling this and as if to confirm, a little Canyon Wren came onto a branch of Old Mama Oak right above me and started singing to me.
In this moment, I felt little Oak was looking at me too. I realized I am part of his history at the very beginning of his life. The first Woman he has known. And I am a part of a long stream of people in Mama Oaks life. I then imagined all of the other peoples that Mama Oak tree knew- the other Woman—probably Chumash— who was sitting here, in the same spot as me, at Mama Oaks side when she was but a sapling. I thought of all of the stories they have to tell, and I felt Connected to the Woman who was here before. To the Ancestors of this place, to the Oak, to the Rocks, to all of it.
Pictured—Tree Is Life Amulet on Woven Silver and Gold Necklace
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June 13, 2018
I am very blessed to be in a Dreamtending Certification program at Pacifica College and I am totally lit up about it! My awareness of how my waking and dreaming lives are woven together is much more acute and I am increasingly “awake” to the magical ways in which the hidden realms inform us.
We are always guided and there is always Light in the Darkness.
In honor of the dream and Summer Solstice—
Featuring the new Sun Moon Amulet for Dreamers!
“I am a Dreamer”
Sun is the masculine force of fire and light. He is the primordial life giver and illuminator who brings growth and the heat of movement into our daily experience.
Moon is the feminine energy of brilliance in the dark emotional realms of our watery depths. She is connected with the cycles of Life and with darkness. She lives in the void and flows between fullness and emptiness as part of her nature.
Allow the heat and brilliance of Grandfather Sun to shine into and forth from your heart, guiding you to express your gifts in this world.
Allow the soft light of Grandmother Moon to nourish you in fullness and in emptiness— to bring you peace in the deepest dark places within yourself, to teach you how to flow as a river to the sea.
Allow the two to be in you, for this is your own, true, nature.
Can you imagine yourself being the fire and wood simultaneously?
Is it possible for you to experience the deep pleasure of their collaboration?
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April 07, 2018
Three weeks ago I traveled north to go on a yearly traditional Pilgrimage to a Sacred Mountain. A month of preparation including a special fast with focus on readying myself to make my approach with respect, alignment, and a full heart, emptied me of my usual preoccupations and made me more open— more sensitive to my surroundings. As I drove North through the verdant California hills, a Krishna Das chant to Durga began to play.
In that moment, the music reached in and unlocked my awareness to the Great Mother Living and Loving. Everything. Every Being. As far as I could see. Nothing was left out of this Great Love. It was everywhere.
In that moment I received the gift of perceiving in overwhelming clarity what Is. Always. Our Earth as Mother and all of the beings in existence living in relationship to Her. Being nourished by Her, held by Her. With conscious awareness. Our Mother Earth— and all living beings in this realm— know and feel a kind of innate, ever present, conscious devotion to Each-other. The Mother to Her children, and the children to their Mother. From the smallest insect to the largest mountain, the Natural World is in constant loving relationship with Her. The plant beings, animal beings, the birds, the waters, even the Weather Beings in the form of clouds, and rain, are not separate from this field of Love and Loving. Their life—Our Life— is given by Her. There is Grace and Love ever present all around us. Always. How could I ever not feel this, when it is so so so great?
This time of year is honored as a time to recognize the Mothers in our lives. I want to remember that the Great Mother is all around us, and that without Her, we simply wouldn’t be. I want all of us to remember. Devotion to Her is a door opening into great love and infinite blessings. This devotion does not have a special time. But now we are reminded. Make it a part of who you are, a part of your daily practice and honor Her always.
Honor the Divine Mother in your Life.
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Pictured Durga on Rudrani
Durga is one of the most powerful goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. A warrior incarnation of fierce compassion, it is she we invoke for fearlessness and patience. She is also known as "The Keeper of the Flame". Her name in Sanskrit means Invincible.
Durga has 8 arms, and in each hand she holds a different weapon. Each of her weapons were given to her by a different god to be used to conquer the various demons of the Ego. As an incarnation of Devi or the Divine Mother, she is a unified symbol of all the divine forces, and her power contains the combined energies of all the gods.
Like the Hindu God Shiva, Ma Durga is also referred to as "Triyambake" meaning the three-eyed Goddess. Her left eye represents desire (the moon), her right eye represents action (the sun), and the central eye represents knowledge (fire). Durga's many arms symbolize her protecting her devotees from all directions, and her vehicle— the tiger—represents power, will and determination. Durga riding the tiger symbolizes her mastery over all these qualities.
Durga’s mantra Om Dum Durgayei Namaha is on the back with coral.
Durga is hand made copper repoussé with fused 24k. gold. Also available in pure silver and copper.
Thought of as the female counterpart to the male Rudraksha seed, the rare and precious Rudrani is a sacred seed born of the Rudraksha tree. When the tree is in full blossom, the Rudrani seeds are shed from it’s blossoms and collected for their blessings.
In India the Rudrani is often kept in places of worship alongside the Rudraksha to symbolize the union of Siva and Shakti—the divine meeting of male and female principles.
January 24, 2018
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