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Moments: Aquarium Date

On Sunday Jimmy and I went to The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and it was awesome. Nature is so inspiring and diverse and the ocean is its own universe! It's insane! I got to pet Bat Rays, Sting Rays, baby Hammerhead Sharks, and Moon Jellies! I had a smile on my face the whole time- Ocean medicine was needed! It was just a really awesome day! I hope you enjoy the pictures.

We got to touch a Moon Jelly ( we can't feel their stings) but we learned that plastic bags are band in Long beach because turtles and other wildlife were eating bags in the ocean because they thought they were moon jellies :( Always opt to bring your own bag or ask for paper instead!

moon jellies

I got to pet baby hammerheads! I was so excited and Jimmy was afraid, haha! But he was brave and did it :)

I made lots of friends!


Ocean Blessings,

Marissa Moondaughter

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Stone Medicine: Sedona Vortex Blessing

Cathedral Rock is one of the largest vortexes in Sedona. I came there with the intention to finding a secluded and safe place to perform the blessing. We hiked up the mountain and found a trail that was actually a dry creek bed. The ochre rocks were formed in such a way that a staircase was created; I couldn't help but think of it as a staircase to heaven.

I felt drawn to a shaded spot overlooking the whole Sedona Valley. You could see Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, another vortex spot with unbelievable rock towers against the turquoise sky. The view took my breath away. The dry creek bed we were on cut into Cathedral Rock, creating a wind tunnel – the wind was so strong and powerful, I can understand how the rocks were formed as they are. I was afraid all my little stones would be blown away! However during the whole ceremony the wind was so still and gentle, it became a cleansing playful breeze as if giving me a moment of peace, kissing each stone as a sacred blessing.

I laid my blanket down and placed large Sedona stones on each corner to hold it down. I called these my stone keepers, holding the altar in place. I then placed my large Smoky Quartz generator in the center, the center stone, channeling mother earth and father sky. At each corner I placed an item for each element; to the east, signing bells; to the south, sweet grass; to the west, tea; to the north, my feather smudge fan. 

Surrounding the center stone I placed the Tiger’s eyes, Bull’s eye, Hawk’s eye, and quartz points. I finished the altar with placing the other stones around intuitively. I then smudged the entire altar being mindful of the sage embers. I asked Great Spirit to cleanse and bless the stones and the future keepers. I thanked the vortex for its revitalizing energy and to add to this blessing. I went to each corner and called in the elements, Earth, air, Fire and Water. I recited this beautiful invocation from my tarot deck, Medicine Woman:

"Welcome, energies of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
Let us create a life of beauty, reverence, and wonder.
With each season, let us rejoice.
Through every phase of Sun and Moon,
Let us be in harmony.
In every direction shall we offer our love."

I anointed each stone with oil and chanted Reiki to them and when I was ready, I drew a tarot card asking what message the crystals/stones have for their future stewards. And I poured an offering of the tea for Mother Earth and her inhabitants. The ceremony ended with sweet grass burning and thanking Great Spirit, Cathedral rock and the elements for witnessing this ceremony.

This ceremony was what my spirit needed. I felt so revitalized afterward, and it was an honor to cleanse these crystals and bless them before they are sent out to their future bearers. If you feel called to order this set you can order them here.


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And these are the other crystals I cleansed on the mountain (excluding the purple lepidolite). Click the stone you feel drawn to the most....

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Doe Mesa Hike in Sedona

This was a beautiful first hike in Sedona. It is called Doe Mesa because the deer would graze up here because it was safer and predators could not traverse the steep cliffs. The Native Americans would make sure to keep the predators at bay and give the deer some peace, instead of hunting the deer as easy targets atop the mesa. Luckily there is a trail now and it's a good little tush workout! We hiked up pretty fast because the sun was going down, but we were able to catch the landscape at golden hour, and it was so worth it! Doe Mesa is 700 ft above the Sedona valley, so the view was gorgeous. I highly recommend this hike! Tomorrow I will be sharing the ceremony I performed at Cathedral Rock!

And please pray for Sedona and Flagstaff right now. There is a huge fire with over 800 brave firefighters working to contain it. It burned 450 to 4500 acres in 24 hours. Please pray for safety, containment, and rain to wash away this severe drought and heal the land! 


Lunar and Crystal Blessings,

Marissa Moondaughter

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Along the Way to Sedona

  1. Packing pretty clothes
  2. Packed up gems to cleanse in Sedona!
  3. Peace from Tempe
  4. The Grand Highland Hotel in Prescott
  5. My favorite kind of bathtub!
  6. The Singing Cricket Room
  7. Exploring
  8. Vintage postcards

Here are the first few days of our vacation!

We love road trips, so we drove up to Sedona from southern Arizona because I had never been. The first night we stayed in Scottsdale and went to Papago Brewing and had some good beer and pizza (needless to say, I was not eating or drinking very healthy on this trip and now I am still recuperating!).

The next day we drove to Tempe and found an awesome gem store in the mall of all places. It was like a huge crystal warehouse! If you live near by it's called Black Market Minerals and I felt like I was in a toy store! I wish I had crystal stores around me!

We then made our way up north to Prescott, and it was definitely cooler! It is a cute little mountain town, you would have never thought you were in Arizona! We learned that you are supposed to say Prescott like biscuit - that's how they knew we were tourist. There was a great cafe/lounge bar we went to with yummy coffee and great beer (Jimmy was in craft beer heaven on this trip!), we had a great time just chilling and watching the town.

We stayed at this cute hotel, The Grand Highland, it felt like we stepped into the 1920's and Jimmy picked the native themed room. I loved the blue Pendleton throw, and the claw-foot bathtub! It was not real porcelain, but I'll take it! After a nice continental breakfast we explored some antique shops and the city before we left. I found a cool metaphysical shop and while exploring an antique shop I quite randomly found 1800 thread count sheets for SUUUUPER cheap! I had to buy some. We have a king size, so those sheets get expensive and with less thread count, but these sets were only $35! I never thought I would buy sheets on vacation but I am glad I did, haha! At that same shop I found some beautiful vintage post cards. My dad and I have a tradition sending each other post cards while traveling. It is so fun to get post cards in the mail! SO I sent one of these to him and Jimmy sent one to his mama. It was really great to reconnect with Jimmy on this trip. We both had gotten so busy with our jobs, and life just happens, so we really embraced this time to just explore and go on dates again.

By the end of this day we went through Jerome, a small ghost town, and landed in Sedona! I will share those pictures in another post, so stay tuned!


Lunar and Crystal Blessings,

Marissa Moondaughter

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