December 2009

Holy Days in photos…

by Leonie Dawson on December 26, 2009

Our celebration days are

filled with this one:

and this one:


Sunbaker Charlie… all he needs is a bikini now & Pina Colada…

and a new candle from my love… scented with frankincense & myrrh!

and finally finishing my bathroom divine-declutter & making some new gorgeous nooks in there…


One of my love’s paintings & an IMAGINE bracelet…

and EEEEEEE! BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR LITTLE MERMAID EVER!!!! My sweet lil sis sent a baby’s closet of rainbow tie dyed goodies!!!!! These make me so very, very happy. The colours feel so very healing…

and a gorgeous message from a goddess who was gifted this commission for Christmas… I *LOVED* making it for her :)

and a belly becoming fuller:

and more puppies napping… and some new rainbow pois for my love…

and new favourite things… a book I am utterly adoring (and I get *so* excited seeing my photo of the lovely author Goddess Lucy on the cover!), my love’s meditation beads & scented light goodness…

and getting to attend my family’s gift unwrapping ceremony by Skype:

And I have to explain this photo…

And the funniest part of all… Dad was Secret Santa for my lil sister Mooky. She got a HUGE, heavy box… and opened it to find a box for a generator. I mean, we know my Dad likes technical, practical stuff… but a generator??? And she opens the box… and in it, there is another box, and a brick. And then another box. Twenty boxes later… my dad has managed to pull the mother of all surprises… and there is a beautiful wooden statue of a spirit warrior, with sacred symbols all over it.

LIKE OMG PIPL. WE HAVE TURNED MY DAD INTO A HIPPY.

It’s a Christmas miracle :D

And of course… our Holy Days are filled with so much love:

It’s been quiet, and filled with just our little heart-family being together. In years to come, we’ll be back surrounded by our families in our heartland… but for right now, right here is just perfect.

And in my usual summer solstice style, I’ve been jumped upon by the Creative Muse… and have been writing & painting up a goddess storm. I’m *so* excited to announce that in the next day or so I’m going to be launching the 2010: Creating Your Goddess Year Planner & Workbook! It’s totally handwritten, illustrated & painted… worksheets for you to print out and work through to set your intentions, create, dream, grow & plan an amazing new year. I adore using this time of year to start dreaming up just how beautiful the new year can be… so I made this planner & workbook because it’s all the things I wanted. I’m going to print out my own copy to work through over New Year, me thinks. :D There’s something in me that gets ridiculously excited over planning & dreaming & making those big dreams happen.

*happy sigh*

All in all… this is a beautiful time of year.

Tomorrow we’re off to the art gallery with friends, and a picnic by the river…

Tonight I sleep next to a big bowl of crystals, my merman love and a hundred thousand angels.

Yus… it really is holy days. But when is not a holy day?

How has your celebration season been so far, darlinghearts?

Everyday in every way, you are becoming more and more beautiful,

A Magical Christmas Story

by Leonie Dawson on December 25, 2009


Almighty Rabbit :: Caitlin House

This is not really about Christmas… it’s more about Easter. But it is about miracles – and for me, that’s what Christmas is all about.

Settle in, and get cosy… it’s story time.

Once upon a time, not that long ago, a rabbit came to visit our home. Not just any rabbit of course – it was an enchanted rabbit. I could tell from its too-long ears and shimmering oak-earth coat that it was not just any normal rabbit.

We found Rabbit sitting beside our car, under the pines, one soft winter morning. She did not move – she just sat there, watching us through eyes that were lit with knowing.

Hello Miss Rabbit!

I said in surprise. She did not move. I bent down to touch her, and as my hand came near, she took a lazy jump to the left, just out of my reach. She sat, and looked at me again, bemused.

And I giggled.

There was frost all around that morning, and Miss Rabbit was happy beneath her pine tree. I hoped she would return back to the safe cove of her home – wherever it was – sometime soon. We hopped in our car, and headed off to work.

But still, when we returned home, there beneath the pine, was Miss Rabbit. Smiling at us with her enchanted-rabbit smile, moving lazily out of our hand’s reach when we bent to touch her.

In the morning, there she was again. This time, we grew worried. There were stray dogs in our neighbourhood, and we worried that the pine wouldn’t protect her as she needed. Our neighbour – a tanned father with permanently dishevelled hair, a crooked grin, and a penchant for singing Beatles Christmas carols off-key so all the street could hear – helped us in our attempts to catch Miss Rabbit. The three of us scrambled under the pines, and formed mustering circles around her. But again and again, Miss Rabbit looked at us bemused, and lazily bombled away from us. We gave up after twenty minutes, when she found a haven under an old car down the street.

But for weeks afterwards – each morning as the sun hit the frosted dew and we left for work – and each evening as we arrived home with the sun skimming the top of the Western mountain, there she was. Miss Rabbit, always by the pine tree, watching us with onyx eyes that knew more than we did.

Each morning I would recite to myself:

I must find out what Rabbit Medicine means! She must be here for a reason. Is it about fear? Is that the Medicine of Rabbit?

And each evening when I returned, I would promptly forget to consult my oracles (my library of books). Instead, Miss Rabbit became a part of our family, and I would laugh as I told friends of our new pet – the loving, wild animal who had made her home in our front garden.

And one day, as quickly and gently as she arrived, Miss Rabbit left.

Days later, I learned that in my womb there lived the new light of my soul.

A moon later, I opened the gates as I did each morning, my new moon belly beginning to wax and bloom with life. And I wondered where our friend, Miss Rabbit had gone.

And all of a sudden – I began laughing. It was like the great humour of the mystery was shown to me in that moment. Miss Rabbit had been living with us in the days we conceived, right up to the days we learned of this.

And I needed no book to know the wisdom and medicine of Rabbit now – it was in the folklore of our speech. My dad always liked to tease me and Chris as being “a pair of rabbits.” And we say the breeders of our planet “populate like rabbits.” Rabbits gift to the world is of fertility, of new beginnings, of life, and of children.

Miss Rabbit was Great Spirit’s own little in-joke that we had officially become Rabbits – the sacred breeders of the Earth.

Some days, it feels like there is a split in the seam of the universe… and I can see through to the other side. And it is filled with this golden light, and hordes of angels, each pissing themselves laughing and concocting up even more beautiful miracles and spirit jokes they can bring to each of us every day.

And while it wasn’t Christmas – it was our own miracle of our year. All in its own fluffy-eared, shining-nosed, enchanted-bunny-rabbit kind of way.

I’m wishing you a hundred miracles… a thousand laughing angels… and the eyes and time to see them all…

Merry Christmas, darlinghearts. May your day be filled with all the things that matter – love, joy, nourishment, kindness and gladness. May it be magical, and may it be true.

You are one of the best things in my stocking.

big love,

Creative Goddess: Create a scrap-journal

by Leonie Dawson on December 23, 2009

Hola precioushearts!

Another little creative project I’ve been working on… creating a scrapjournal for our little merbaby :)

Since we became pregnant, I’ve been wanting to create a beautiful journal to document this precious time. I hunted up and down for the perfect sized book to do it in – but then lightbulb moment! I realised it could be a FOLDER instead of a journal!

One that grew and got added to as I needed to!

So I got a plain ringbinder… and went to goddess-town on it…

Creative Goddess: Creating a Baby Journal from Goddess Leonie on Vimeo.

I’m so loving how richly textured it is becoming!

This could be gorgeous not just as a baby’s journal… but a folder for all your little ones’ creations and your words about them… or your own journal including all your poems, photos, words, doodles & spirit-musings…

or even as your own incredible year workbook + planner!

*happy sigh*

A little creative project I’ll be playing with over the Christmas break I think :)

Speaking of creative goodness… I got visited by the Muse Of A Fully Formed Gorgeous Creative Idea today… I love when the idea just comes all ready to go – and all I need to do is listen, create, and let it flow through… so for the next few days, I’ll be doing that… and will hopefully share with you the finished treasure in a few days! Holy dinger! :) I love this time of the year… summer solstice – so much sun, warmth, ideas and creative energy. It’s definitely my time of the year for creating and making ideas full and ripe and out in the world!

Hope this creative project is just magical for you…

you are amazing!

love, love, and have I mentioned LOVE!!!