Joshua Tree Adventures

December Blessings to All!

Eye arrived in Joshua Tree, CA on what was a very joyful GivingThanks Day. This place is so sacred and special to me. Eye lived here for 5 months, 6 years ago! This was actually my 2nd Thanks-Giving spent here and eye am glad to be back!!

Eye spent the evening in Joshua Tree National Park. It was flooded with visitors coming during time off work and school to soak in the healing rays of Starlight and expansive desert mountains! Eye made my way out onto these huge white boulders, finding a surface area to lay down and take in the magnificent view of the Sky.

The Moon had just entered Her Waxing Crescent phase 🌒 so the Sky was dark and the Stars were twinkling so bright! My cells were dancing in delight feeling so nourished gazing into the Light of the Stars. Children were ooing and giggling nearby on other giant rocks, out in nature with there parents and siblings, it was really sweet to listen to their innocent curiosity and playfulness.

After a while, eye crawled inside my Fox Den and made some epic sushi wraps with a tahini ginger sauce. Eye drove from NV to CA that day so soon after dinner eye found a safe space to park and camp for the night.

It’s been 9 days eye have been camping in the Park having a lot of time close to nature ~ creating, singing, climbing, resting, star and moon gazing, dreaming and reflecting. Feeling ultimately blessed through the spectrum of this experience. Taking it all in as medicine to grow stronger and healthier.

Eye am currently reweaving myself into commUnity here and spreading word about Sound and Sacred Jewelry offerings. Trusting in the Flow of guidance to sync with the people and places eye am supposed to be for divine opportunities to blossom.

Here is a Crystal Sound Bath eye recorded at Sunrise on December 1 in the Park. Hope All are InJoying this season of reflection, releasing & cleansing as we come into deeper, unconditional self-love.


Also, eye am now accepting care packages and love mail to help support my journey! Eye will be grounded in Joshua Tree till at least the New Year so you can reach me ~ simply at:

Kristina Ulrich

General Delivery

Joshua Tree, CA 92252


May All Beings Be Happy and Free!

Peace ✌🏾

Lion’s Gate breath

As we walk the Earth during this transformative portal of Light, it’s important to come back to our center when e-motions, challenges, old programs arise. Witnessing what is happening as the Observer.. loving and releasing what is no longer serving.

The center of the Mother Galaxy is aligned with Dog Star Sirius + our Grandfather Sun. Massaging our Mother Earth with waves of rich golden light.


This energy may be felt consciously or unconsciously in our physical and subtle bodies. Our DNA is being upgraded to heal and shift the vibration of life on Earth.  Ascending higher in Heart Consciousness. The center of what we were all born here to do ~ LOVE. The strongest force on Earth.

This is our true nature. Just as we come out of the womb. Before we are tainted with societal pressures and old stories//ways of being energetically forced on us by our family and other relations. We are here to shift it. Heal it.

Purifying our hearts, wash them clean, to connect more deeply with ourcellves and commUnity. Knowing trusting loving surrendering to the process. We hold infinite potential to carry out our hearts truest treasure ! One conscious breath at a time. Opening our Hearts with the Courage of patience and grace 🦁✨

This 7min sound bath is an opportunity for you to tap deeper within your being during this intense time of transmission and transformation. Eye am here to re-mind you to take some space to chill and integrate. Connect with the cosmic essence of the breath. >>Breathing in<< new life deep into your Heart and <<Exhaling>> clearing out old habits//thoughts.

Visualize yourcellf in an orb of glowing light as you close your eyes to receive this energy clearing. For your highest healing in devotion to our Earth Mother, each other & all beings everywhere.

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EARTH + SKY

Aloha Earthlings!

My heart feels such peace and wholeness having shared an abundance of EARTH + SKY Sound Meditations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts this Spring and Summer! Grounding in healing for Pachamama and all beings who inhabit Her. For, we are One ♥️


As we shift into the New Moon cycle and eclipse season ~ eye feel the winds moving my Spirit to continue sharing this Sound experience across the United States. In complete trust and divine presence that my journey will align me with the energies and opportunities to spread healing and awakening to Earth’s children. All of us. We are all in this together ya!

Please InJoy a sound share from a recent EARTH + SKY Sound Meditation at Avant Garde Holistic Center in Branford, CT. Also, if you are looking to host a sound meditation in CT-NY-PA-OH-IL-IA-NE-CO-UT-NV-CA please connect.

🌸 Infinite Love & Eternal Light ☀️

Self-Care

No one knows your body better than you!  Tap into your own intuitive wisdom to FEEL when your energy needs to be nurtured, realigned, reset.  Our bodies are designed to heal themselves.  Here are some helpful tips on how to stay balanced.  eye ask that you may redefine the term ‘medicine’ to be an act of self-care, intention, visualization, teaching that is presented in the form of ancient wisdom from the Self, plant and animal kingdom.  Nature provides everything we NEED.  Find your medicine and use it!

Bless Up  💧  One Love  💧  One Earth

*Bear with me as this was my first video recording myself.  Learning, refining, relaxing, breathing 🙂

Water is Life.

Drum Birth

Drum Medicine connects us with our primordial sound.  The first sound we Hear as we are developing in our Mother’s Womb ➳ the Heartbeat.

My Soul Sister Lolly Played tons of Drum Medicine while we were Journeying in the West last Fall.  This opened my Awareness of the power of this instrument. She happened to co-facilitate a Shamanic Native American Drum Making Workshop this past Spring.  eye Felt the call that it was time for me to carry Drum Medicine!

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Lolly & Dan Maxon of Turtle Drums held a beautiful Space in Nature for the Birth of 7 Medicine Drums aka Bumble Bee Drums!  As we finished the Opening Ceremony a Bee whirled around in the middle of the Circle we were sitting in!


As a Raw Vegan, eye have not ate or touched parts of dead animals for 3 years.  Smelling, touching Elk Skin was a sensory experience eye had to Embrace.  eye Needed to Create this Drum from a Space of Love.  Feeling Awareness of his/her Life that was taken with Honor to Harvest every part of the Elk.  Holding Intention for my new Elk Medicine Drum to further Healing of my Heart and to use as a Sound Healing tool to Heal others.

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Listen to an Elk call here

Elk is a Symbol of Stamina.  By pacing ourselves we increase our stamina.  Elk also value spending time with the company of their own gender to Relate and Understand each other in a deeper way.  When we keep a steady pace ~ Balance and equilibrium are achieved over great distance.

Aho!

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When the Creation is finished, the drum  incubates (dries) for 7 days.  For the Birth, you are to find a Sacred place in Nature, cut the Cord where the last knot was tied & Play your Drum!

As eye was walking the trail to intuitively find where eye was supposed to Birth my Drum; eye realized eye forgot my knife.  Eye Felt that was supposed to happen so eye carried on.  eye went to a special place my Sister Tiffany showed me and Listened to the Birds, Water Trickling and Wind. 

 

Allowing Nature to Guide me to where eye Needed to Bee.  Finding that place of Inner Stillness, eye knew eye would have to cut the Cord with my teeth and taste the Elk Skin.  With Honor and in Ceremony eye invited this experience in.  A Rock Spirit spoke to me and wanted to Help as eye struggled to break through the skin all the way.  Purrfection ~ the rock worked it’s Magic.  eye sat Feet in the Water and sang a Native Water Blessing song to the 4 Directions.

eye Love working with the medicine of the Drum and the Elk.  It Grounds me immediately to my Body and Connects me to a Deep Space in my Heart.  May we all find Our Medicine that Helps us stay Connected to the Vibration of Our Heart-Centered Being.

Aloha 

Peace CT ✌🏽️💚


Heading South today, slowly making my way back to Kauai.  Grateful for all the people ~ plants ~ creatures ~ spirits holding it down here for Pachamama • Mother Earth.  StAr Family Thank you for your Presence ~ Sharing your Essence with the World.  We are all doing our part as best we can to shift ~ challenge the what the media and institutions feed us. Rising above common knowledge to enlighten our own divine truth.  What Life really means for you.  Taking action to create the reality we need to Breathe.


Being in an urban environment, eye felt the best tools for Balance were: Listening to Music that really speaks to Spirit // the Heart, BEing Barefoot in Nature, cleansing my Energy with Sage & Palo Santo, Candle firelight, Journaling, Creative Expression, Yoga and eating Raw Vegan food.


Developing a daily ritual//practice will transform the way you look and feel about yourSelf and the world. Inner reality reflects outer reality.  Showing gratitude, moving//getting grounded into your body, running, hiking, singing, playing with your pet ~ whatever your medicine may be ~ let it bring you Heartfelt Joy!  We all need Joy.  The Earth & all of Nature feels our Joy.  We are not separate!


Find your Center.  Take time to Balance your heart, mind & energy.  May we work together in Harmony to create our Dream Reality!  Keep shining your Lights so Bright Sisters & Brothers!

So much Love 💕 Happy Full Moon

ALOHA

Sín Fronteras Without Borders

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

~Anaïs Nin

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Sitting on 3 acres of Earth, just outside of the city of Minneapolis, Farmer Eduardo grows the most authentic, organic latino vegetables.  He arrives at sunrise with fellow Farmer Maddy to start the days work.  Their herbs & vegetables reach many happy hands at local farmer’s markets, co-ops, restaurants and through Minnesota’s 1st Latino CSA Program.

Eduardo’s intention for Sín Fronteras, translated as Without Borders, is to be a bridge for Latino families to have access to organic, healthy food.  Some members of his CSA trade their skills in exchange for food.  Eduardo gives his heart to shine light on food justice within his Latino community.  His work is a clear expression of his passion.

At Sín Fronteras Farm & Food the land provides healthy habitat for bees & other beneficial insects by using sustainable methods Eduardo learned from his Abuelo Grandfather in Mexico.  Sín Fronteras is also a Certified Organic farm, which speaks a lot to people dedicated to eating nutritious, safe food.  Through these farming practices, the land is honored and preserved for many generations to come.

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Buying locally raised organic produce is the safest, freshest, most nutritious way to feed your family!  There is something really special about buying food directly from a Farmer.  An exchange of a genuine conversation, a sincere smile.  Finding that big juicy tomato! Supporting local people and organic agriculture!  Friendly, open communication to learn new recipes, try new foods and build a deeper relation to where your food comes from.  Directly from Hands that nurture the Earth.

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They grow crops such as Mexican grey squash, sweet corn, purple flower corn, cilantro, peppers, tomatillos, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, purple cabbage, scallions, roma tomatoes, rainbow carrots, basil, calendula, buckwheat and epazote.  Local chefs are stoked on Eduardo’s fresh produce!  During my day on the farm we bundled lots of cilantro–a popular favorite!

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Epazote is an ancient medicinal herb used for thousands of years by Mexican indigenous peoples.  Add 1-3 sprigs towards the end of cooking beans, corn, stews as it acts as a carminative and aids in digestion.  It helps to calm & balance the nervous system and support adrenal function.

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Eduardo previously worked at a local co-op which allowed him to build many relations and connections within the local food movement.  This has brought him a lot of community support.  Team work makes the dream work!

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I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work alongside–two dedicated, gifted, kind souls that truly love what they do.  As I left the farm, driving down the dirt road, l was engulfed by the majesty and grace of two cranes walking in the field.  I saw this as an omen.  A message from the Universe that the work being done on the land there is protected and will flourish and continue to grow for a long time.

To learn more about Eduardo’s work at Sín Fronteras, check out the recent publishing from NY Times!

Earth Eden Sanctuary

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Tucked South of Lake Ontario, in North Rose, NY lies an expansive farmstead run by One dedicated, beautiful spirit, Nancy.  Her devotion of restoring health to humanity & the planet is clear in her creation of Earth Eden Sanctuary.  eye had the delight of wwoofing on her land for 5 days ~ Learning, creating, foraging, connecting, sharing, cooking… all from the Heart.

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Early July is the perfect time to forage blackberries and raspberries in the North East. The darker the color, the sweeter, riper the berry.  When a fruit is super ripe it is easiest for us to digest and holds sweet nutritional value.  Berries are a great source of antioxidants and anthocyanins that help keep our bodies free of dis-ease and our skin smooth & vibrant!  Nancy and eye got daily doses of this plant medicine in our breakfast smoothies and dessert (:

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Fruits of Labor

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The blackberries are native and just grow wild on her land.  The perennial Raspberries above, she planted many years ago and have spread so nicely!  So much Abundance!  The Earth provides everything we Truly need.  Below is a picture of a lovely lady, African Grey Parrot.  She would hang out by the berry patch when eye would harvest and share her songs and words!  eye never really connected with birds in an intimate way till her (:

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eye also discovered other wild edibles flourishing that we used in salads and sauteéd veggies.  These are likely in your backyard if you live in this region.  Lambs Quarters is similar to spinach but we agree that it’s even better (;  Bunnies sure do appreciate these greens too.

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Nature’s Wild Superfood aka Lamb’s Quarters grows throughout the US and is packed with vitamins A + C, protein & fiber. Vitamin A nurtures healthy brain function, vision, strengthens bones & is a powerful antioxidant that slows aging! Vitamin C boosts immunity, provides heart health & creates collagen in connective tissues of the body.  Plant proteins are super vital to keep your cells & arteries healthy!

Eating more plant-based protein creates an alkaline environment in the body where dis-ease cannot exist.  It also keeps your tummy feeling balanced because it is easily digestible, contains healthy fats & is free of hormones & antibiotics!  Fiber is important for digestive, heart & skin health.  When enjoying this wild one, small leaves are best eaten raw while larger ones are great sautéed.  You can harvest leaves all season till first frost.

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Purslane is a Wild Edible that resembles Jade in its succulent nature and tastes a cross between spinach + watercress.  Eat Raw or lightly stir fry.  It is high in Omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies depend on from outside sources.  You can also get more Omega-3s by eating walnuts, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, seaweed, leafy greens, winter squash, mangoes, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, wild rice, brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli rabe, beans dry-sourced and many other plant friends.  Omega-3s help clear depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and other uses.*

greenhouseWhen the snow is piled high in the Winter season, Nancy happily enters her greenhouse to harvest fresh greens for salads.  Can you imagine?  Having access to fresh, free, nutritious greens ALL Winter?!  She also uses this to get her seedlings started for her vegetable gardens.

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This patch of mustard growing high and bright was solely dedicated to offering bees organic nectar from the flowers.  eye would often find myself falling into a trance watching & listening to the bees at work.

Nancy dropped some knowledge on me about bees.  Honey bee “industry”farmers do not give to bees as much as they take.  They provide hives for them that have hexagonal shapes built-in.  Manufacturers make these hexagons larger than the bees would naturally make them.  This in turns causes the worker bees to work extra hard to fill it with honey.  This causes them exhaustion over time where their hives can more easily be invaded by mites. Bees are too tired to fight them off.  Most industry Honey Bee “Keepers” having hives of excessive amounts of 5,000-50,000 feed their bees corn syrup after taking all their honey.  Check out the documentary “Vanishing of the Bees” on Netflix to learn more about what is happening to Bees and why they are leaving their hives.

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Lunch breaks eye would sit under a kind, shady tree and gaze out at this pond.  Feeling a cool calm run through me with the embrace of the breeze.  Knowing eye had no where else eye would rather be.  Watching the friendly frogs hang around.  Listening to Nature’s Sounds.

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Pictured above is an Indian Pipe Mushroom.  It is edible when cooked and hold a really special vibration.  Did not see too many so eye left this one to be.  Native Americans use the sap of this mushroom for medicinal purposes, such as treating eye infections.

As eye stumbled upon this mushroom, my dear friend & farmer, Nancy walked me down to a stream on the edge of her land.  There we sang an Algonquin Women’s Water Blessing song to each of the 4 directions.  She played her deer skin drum that she hand-made.  She found a deer without Life on the side of the road and decided to Honor her Life by using the resources of this animal to create a Medicine Drum. Aho.

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My last evening in NY, Nancy encouraged me to explore the Chimney Bluffs alongside Lake Ontario.  The clouds were becoming dark as a storm was getting ready to roll in.  eye took delight in wandering around the beach and bluffs by mySelf.  Finding little nooks to hang out in and observe the clouds and the water.

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Journal notes from July 4, 2015 – North Rose, NY

eye am thankful for all that eye have experienced in this lifetime & for my ancestors passing on their wisdom to me.  It’s in my DNA.  dis-ease is first created by emotional trauma that develops into a physical symptom.  Everything is Energy.  All living beings are tiny pieces that make up the whole.  Love is the greatest force on Earth.

We are being called to reconnect to our Hearts.  So, that we may live from our hearts & exist on a higher frequency.  Connecting with other Hearts to build Relations.  To grow our Love power.

This will naturally create the human conscious shift for beings that are willing to be Open.  eye am here to help with the new changes happening on our planet.  May eye focus working with my divine feminine creative energy.  Explore safe places in nature to observe, learn & share with the Journey 2 Earth Wellness commUnity.

Love & Light ❤

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our Light, not our Darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am eye to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the World.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.  And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

-Marianne Williamson

keep the good ViBES flowin

Armadillo Medicine is wandering by 2day 2 remind you how to keep the good ViBES flowin. armadillo medicineArmadillo wears its medicine on its back. she can roll into a ball & never be penetrated by enemies.  set your boundaries 2 protect your ViBE from harmful words or intentions.  if you ever feel invaded, just call on Armadillo Medicine.  draw a Circle ~ this is your Medicine Shield.  write in it ~ all that you are desiring to have, do, or experience.  all things that bring you Pure Joy !  this sets up Boundaries that only these Chosen experiences will be allowed into your Life.  your Medicine Shield reflects your Spirit!   outside of the shield you may put what you are willing to ExPeriEnCe “by invitation only,” for example a visit from a long lost relative, or criticism from friends, or people needing handouts.’  That is Armadillo Medicine.

know your Boundaries.

Aho.

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