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October 22, 2022

Mystic Witch Workshop: Sat. Oct. 29th
Intrigued with the magickal and mystical? Come join with other like minded women in circle in sacred space to connect with and move through this time when the veil grows thin between our worlds leading up to Oct 31st and Nov 1/2 in some cultures and countries called “The Day of the Dead”
Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning “Summer’s End” and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. For many practitioners, Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual witches new year.
Witches, mystics, healers, light workers, medicine women and priestesses, it’s time for us to shine and heal the witch wound. Our ancestors are calling us back home to ourselves, to heal, rise and help heal our communities and the planet. Bring your favorite crystal, magickal item, journal, water, and comfortable clothing to lay on mat and dance in (feel free to dress up!)
The offering includes opening ceremony, sharing and intros with talking wand, witch wound healing, meditative ancestor sound journey, reflective journalling, candle magick, sacred movement and dance! *optional Oracle Card readings
Come join the sisterhood for the Mystic Witch Workshop $50/person Saturday Oct 29th 7-9ish PM.
Register and contact me here at this website or visit madhucollective.ca
 
Witchy Facilitators: Monika & Kat
 
August 26, 2022

Summer is still holding on here in the mountains of BC during the day, cooler evenings and mornings hint to the impending transition to Autumn just around the corner… The beauty and pace of summer is one of my favorites, love the heat, connecting in with sun,  water energies and grateful to be gathering more with others this season. 

I will be introducing in-person and online teachings starting this September, an ongoing for the Fall season!

Eclectic blends of ancient and modern “Witches Wisdom” courses and more opportunities for evening activations, sessions and ceremonial gatherings is brewing up from the Crystal Garden cauldron!

I welcome you to watch for my introduction video and series that will be posted locally, on my website and via The Metaphysical School next month 🙂

Many New Moon in Virgo blessings, time to create, and set out those intentions out into the world!

July 11th, 2022

Full moon women circles are on for the summer months (in person)! This weeks Full Moon is Thunder/Buck, I welcome locals to join in! Look for upcoming online gatherings via summer newsletter coming soon!

June 4th, 2022

Gratitude to Gaia Rising, the local metaphysical store in Nelson; for this wonderful interview they published this week in their newsletter. Check it out if you want to know more about me and what I’m passionate about! It is my pleasure and honour to be of service and a portal of divine healing source. At this time, more than ever we need to rise up to higher frequency, consciousness and love  💕 💖 

https://www.gaiarising.com/blogs/news/interview-with-monika-smutny-holistic-healer-of-crystal-garden

May 10th, 2022

It’s been awhile since I wrote, my life took some major shifts settling and working on my new home and then suddenly losing my beloved father. Connecting and moving through major change, loss and grief has taken priority and I sought solace and prayers with my family and with divine source. I realized more than ever to love and hold close your dear ones while they are with us. I feel blessed to have been there with my dad through his spirit passage and to offer some comfort as he set upon his flight to peace. He can finally breathe easier now.

I feel his presence when the squirrels chirp in the forest, or the wind whispers in the trees. The sound of the rushing mountain creek soothes my soul and brings me dreams of skiing with my dad or out berry and mushroom picking with him nearby. His kind, compassionate, loving and hard working spirit lives in my heart always.

March 15th, 2022 *NEW CUSTOMIZED SESSIONS COMING THIS SPRING!

More info. sprouting soon 🌸💜🌷👼💐🌺💜 ! Check back for announcements :)😉

February 2nd, 2022 Imbolc & New Energy

I am welcoming and  feeling into the new energy coming from Aquarius New Moon that just came in, the new Lunar year of the Water Tiger, and the Celtic rooted high holy day of Imbolc, or as some refer to as Candlemas. I created for the first time Brigid’s Cross last night to honor the Goddess Brigid of fertility and healing. She is said to become a young maiden after the cold of winter. The cross and it’s primary purpose is to protect the home, drive away evil, fire and hunger. It can also represent peace and goodwill, and was placed in cowsheds to safeguard animals, and to help them to produce more milk. In the mountains where I live, I can sense the stirring of seeds energy deep within the mother earth, giving us promise of warmer days of growth and newness not too far away. We are at the between mid-point of the winter solstice and the spring equinox and I keep a candle lit in the window, as a reminder of the spark of fire and renewal to come. Awaken!

December 21st, 2021 WINTER SOLSTICE 

Today is the shortest day of the year, also known as the winter solstice. A time to honor the coldest rest of the earth.

The solstice marks the start of winter in astronomical terms, where the start of seasons is determined by the tilt of the earth’s axis.

This also coincides with the day on which we will have the least amount of daylight – marking the point when the days will gradually start to get a little longer before the clocks go forward in the spring.

I have been crafting candles at this time of year since I was a teenager, melting crayons back then to making works of art as I got older. It has now become a tradition in my family and a part of gift giving. As we bring in the light, the sun will slowly gain more strength. We also light a Yule log signifying the warmth and comfort of light and igniting of the fire…remembering thanks of gratitude from the last year to letting go of all that no longer serves our dreamtime.

Winter Solstice Blessings!

November 26th, 2021

Black Friday Special is on! Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage Packages! Offer valid to purchase until Winter Solstice, Dec 21st.

November 24th, 2021 Our little mountain city is putting on a celebration downtown Rossland, Rekindle the Spirit of Xmas! Now is the time to support your local businesses, help those in need and rejoice in small gatherings together in community.

November 21st, 2021

Winter has arrived in my part of the world! I’ll have Gift Certificates available in December, many blessings! 💙❄⛄🏔

VIRTUAL ONLINE GATHERING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th FOR FROST FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE!

More info. below or contact me to register!

Co-creating magick 🪄 this upcoming Frost Full Moon Lunar Eclipse with my dear sister Edyta 🌕✨💠💜🌀🔮🕯💫🌘 let me know if you’re interested to join us in this virtual event next Friday night Nov 19th!

From Soul Sanctuary for Women & Crystal Garden:
RE-ALIGN more deeply to your soul blueprint the in virtual, nourishing space to honor and work with incredibly potential energies of: Frost Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.
Hello Beautiful Souls❤️
On November 19th, we move through a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, officially bringing the final Eclipse portal of 2021. Eclipse portals are catalysts for wild transformation and excavation to occur in our lives. Eclipses reveal what’s concealed, and open huge new cycles in our lives. It is most definitely a helping presence that we can open to and work with as we navigate the invitations of the month ahead. As we approach Eclipse Season it’s the perfect time for gaining clarity on what you desire to release from your life, and what you’re calling in.
These upcoming astrological/cosmic changes serve us as a symbol of sacred turnover, a harbinger of a huge upgrade that is in the process of forming itself. In order to move into this new time, we have to clear out anything that is not meant to go with us.
Now is the perfect time to re-align more deeply to your soul blueprint, and the path you’re here to follow, set a new rhythm and pace for our lives, encouraging us to work with Spirit and our wise inner knowing, to come into a collaboration with those aspects of ourselves.
Here is the mini agenda with all what you can expect during this SoulFul gathering:
🌕 🌘 Opening: brief intro about the energies of the Frost Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.
💎 Setting the space with the breath and connection with moon goddess Selene.
💠Elemental opening of sacred space portal bringing in the energies of all the directions and igniting the Frost Moon altar.
🔮Crystal Chakra Balance Journey (20 min)
💕Holy Fire Reiki to ease the forgiveness and all energetic debris from all stories that our body is ready to let go of ; this Reiki will be amplified with QuE (Quantum Expansion Practice) to strengthen Mind and Heart Connection (coherence) and creating expansiveness for the new experiences/intentions/stories to come.
🎴Mini Tarot/Numerology Readings
When: Friday, November 19th, @6.30 – 8.30 PM PST (recording will be available for those who request it)
Where: ZOOM – Link will be provided one you register and complete the payment; please email us back if you would like to book your spot. Spaces are limited for this gathering.
Investment: Sliding scale $22 – $ 44 can be e-transferred to info@crystal-garden.ca

November 1st, 2021

Harvest is in, the celebrations of Samhain, & Hallow’s Eve energy still in the air, as the scent of fallen leaves descends down deep within the earth’s depths and darkness. The New Witches year has begun and in many cultures around the world we honor our ancestors in these times. In my roots and homeland, it is called Dusicky – Czech Day of the Dead. It literally means “little souls” and translates in english as “All Souls Day”. It’s origins go back to the times when the Celts lived in central Europe. They celebrated Samhain in the night from Oct 31 – Nov 2nd. They believed the souls came back to earth and the veil is thinnest between our world and their realm. Traditionally masks were worn to protect from evil spirits and people across the lands painted their faces. Customs have changed over the years but you will still find families and friends gather at their gravesites in Czech Rebublic cleansing the tombs, replenishing with fresh flowers, and lighting a candle in honor of those that have passed. It is a very peaceful day of remembrance and prayers, many blessings.

September 22, 2021

A little poetry that I found on “The Starlight’s Journey”.
The Autumn Equinox
A time of libra balance, day and night in muted agreement, shall we make a day of it? Why not, when night knows its time will come.
Perfectly civilized, what was light will don dark shades, what was sultry moon struck, will bear all in bright sunlight.
Perfectly natural a quiet meeting of minds, what was freaking, will be calm, what was shrieking, will be rational.
Perfectly autumn, what was blazing hot will cool, a turn of the evening sun, and stars will light the sky in shooting arcs of triumph.
 
*New sessions, new season: “Autumn trees show us how beautiful it is to let things go”. Blessed Mabon!
 

August 22, 2021

Aquarius Blue Full Moon energy is here, another chance to release all that doesn’t serve us, and time to cleanse the crystals in the energy! This is an age old practice of putting out gemstones in the moonlight, so they can operate as their best frequency. Another practice I like to do as well is creating moon water and gem elixirs on full moons to share with you in my sessions. Blessed be La Luna!

July 17, 2021

For those of you from afar or prefer healing sessions from a distance, I am now offering evening ZOOM Distance Healing Sessions! Chakra Balancing, Guided Meditation, Attunements and Reiki Healing are all offered by donation, or suggested $25 for 1/2 hr. Flexible with times, inquire within.

June 21, 2021 SUMMER SOLSTICE 2021 

The sun is hot, emotions released and burn up in flames. Much like our ancestors did thousands of years before, the bon-fires have been lit and the full power of the sun is honored at Summer Solstice. It is with this time of year that the Crystal Garden ignites!

May 26, 2021 Things are getting closer to opening weekends starting this summer! It is a busy month ahead with lots of flowering creativity, health endeavors and celebrations going on. The announcement yesterday about the re-start plan for BC gives us all a big breath of fresh hope! Step by step, we are going to gather, re-group and be giving hugs to one another very soon!

Many blessings on this Super Full Flower Moon!

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