Nadina Momnets

Please click on the title of the "Moment" you wish to see, click the title again to close.

International Day of Peace Inviting Peace In "Moments"

International Day of Peace Inviting Peace In "Moments"

International Day of Peace Inviting Peace

Close

 

Little Peace and Good Will

Little Peace and Good Will

Little Peace and Good Will were sitting on the Maarnada PEACE BLANKET
Little Peace and Good Will
wondering what they could do for International Day of Peace

They asked the Peace Blanket to speak to them

Suddenly the Peace Dove showed them the Maarnada Symbol of Spiritual Peace
“Little Ones we need your help”, they heard the Dove of Peace coo….

And the children’s spirits knew what to do!

They went into the Maarnada Doorways Gallery in the Dawn light

And this is what they did…..
Beginning with the Goddess,  Little Peace asked if she would hold the symbol
Goddess

The Goddess Doorway said, she would be honored,
The Goddess
Nature’s Doorway held the symbol as the sun began to rise
Nature

All the other Doorways were respectful and welcoming as each one embraced the Maarnada Symbol of Spiritual Peace.
Doorways holding Peace
The Art’s Doorway sang ‘Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me’
Arts

Spiritual Doors

Little Peace and Good Will were asked by the Spiritual Doors to place the symbol of Spiritual Peace
In the window from Space so that it could shine harmonic Peace to the World

Little Peace and Good Will asked Om Maarten to assist them.
Om Maarten was happy to assist and brought in the silver ladder to help them
Maarten, Little Peace and Good Will

Good Will suggested that Little Peace put her hand on his head for balance
Little Peace was grateful as she stepped high on the last rung of the ladder
Little Peace and Good Will

With OOm Maarten’s strong hands supporting the children and
Grantie Nadina’s encouraging words as she took the pictures
Little Peace and Good Will on behalf of the spirits of all the Children of the Universe
Placed the Maarnada Symbol of Peace on the heart of the leaf
And the Wild Roses of Hope and Healing welcomed their gift.

Little Peace and Good Will

Little Peace and Good Will sat in Peace and were grateful
for helping share their part of visioning Peace for the World
OOm Maarten said, JWD….JOB WELL DONE, LITTLE ONES!

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Steward of Sacred Hope
Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

Close

 

Grandma Hanna's Feast Day

Grand Mother Hannah

Grandma Hanna's Feast Day

September 12, 1921

What is a Feast Day my niece asked me?

It is the day a saint dies and ascends to Heaven.

Is Grandma Hanna a saint?

For me she is like an Angel spirit or a memory of an ancestor who assists me.

How does she assist you? 

She comes to me when a member of the family is dying and asks me to comfort family members.

Has she always been with you?

It was my Mother Ruth's story of Grandma Hanna that made me aware of her presence.

Please tell me the story…..

In Cincinnati, Ohio, when my Mother Ruth was four years old, her Mother Hanna died.
Of Swedish decent, Hanna was only thirty-four years of age.  She had emigrated from Sweden with your Grandfather Axel Anderson around 1908.
Hanna gave birth to her first son Steve in Sweden, the other six children would be born in Ohio.
Family in car

Wow, that was very young to die and a lot of children.

Yes, and she had also birthed twins that had died.  So nine births that we know about.

The one memory that little Ruth had of her Mother Hanna was seeing her spirit fly out the window.

Whenever Ruth told me the story I could feel Grandma Hanna's presence.

What did that feel like?

It was like a warm blanket of energy that would come over me and then she would settle in my heart.
It felt tingly.

I can feel it too.

Yes, you have the gift as well. 

The eldest daughter Violet shared that Grandma Hanna was very beautiful and Violet got to brush her long hair and hear the stories.

Grandma Hanna was said to be a midwife and a healer prior to her Mothering role.

As I went through my change in life, I became very interested in the stories of the Grandmothers that had never had their stories told.

I wrote that intention in my journal….. shortly afterwards pictures of the Grandmothers got sent to me.

I set up a shrine on Mother's Day with the pictures of them and invited the female members of the family.
Female members of the family

In the early morning light, looking at their pictures, I found myself talking to them.

"I am so sorry I know nothing about you."
I wrote that line in my journal along with the virtues of Courage, Steadfastness and Compassion I felt in them.
Then I sat quietly just being with them.
Then through my journal they wrote.

Do not concern yourself with our story, we evolve through you. Take us with you.

A simple very profound truth that I would have to grow into.

It was on February 10th 1998 that Ruth's story of where they lived and that she was four years old, prompted me to send for Hanna's Death Certificate.

It wanted to find me as well because it came to me very quickly.

The only day that is accurate or readable on the certificate is the day Hanna died September 12, 1921.

From that moment forward I began celebrating Hanna on her day.  Always at sunrise because that is the time of connection when the veil between Heaven and Earth is thin
and she connected with me. It is in honoring her and being grateful that more loving energy surrounds me.

The 'Circle of Women' once told me that when Mother's die before their children are grown, or if there is other unfinished business, they will return to guide and assist.
Oftentimes, they will incarnate in the next generation. If there isn't a blood line, they will even birth into other families to be close.

Women of spirit have been attracted to me throughout my life, many being nuns and their celebration of Feast Days. I incorporated that tradition into my Spiritual Practice.

As important and significant as our birthdays are in coming on to the planet so are the days we return. Those who love us celebrate us home.

When I was practicing the Art of Spiritual Companioning a nurse came to me.  She wanted to change her profession into more of a spirit based healing career.

As I listened to her story, she shared that she had worked for many years in a birthing ward. Later in her career she had worked in a Hospice ward where people died.

This brilliant woman said, "It is like a revolving door", they come in and go out.

For me, it is not about proving this to be a truth….. it resonates with me so it is a truth for me.

Recently, my sister Bonnie's son Bradley died. He was the youngest of six children. At Brad's Celebration of Life on September 11th 2009 my sister Bonnie came to greet me.
She was radiant in sapphire blue that made her eyes filled with light flash at me even though she had been crying all day.

Bonnie said, "When looking for pictures of Brad, she had found the book and pictures I had created for our Mother Ruth about Ruth, Hanna and her family.

Bonnie's courage and love in speaking at the celebration of Brad's life connected with her faith. There is another place we go. Some call it Heaven.

Before they died, all of the Anderson sisters had a vision of Happy Valley Heaven and their ancestors waiting for them on the other side.

Brad, may have been sixth in line to come on to the planet, but he was the first of his generation to return.
Much healing went on through his journey home and celebration of his life.
A new star in the night sky, and no further away than our loving memories that live forever and always in our hearts.

Bonnie speaking at Brad's Celebration of Life

It is hard to walk the road of the Brutally Beautiful, death of a loved one takes us to our knees.
Going through the grief and sharing is not the road of the faint of heart.  Having the courage to birth our loved ones back to the Universe is as painful as birthing them on to the planet.

It comforts me, that on Grandma Hanna's Feast Day, in giving thanks to her I am at peace and that in my heart Brad is also at peace.

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee, Storyteller of Maarnada
September 12, 2009

Close

 

September 11 2010

September 11 2010

Prayer Wheel of Spiritual Peace and Healing

Prayer Wheel of Spiritual Peace and Healing

Close

 

Wonder Wands and Wiz Kids

Wonder Wands and Wonder Wiz Kids

Wyzgym and Rosie

Wonder has been calling to me today through the Wonder Ones who are bringing Wonder to the Wonderland of Maarnada

Rosie has changed herself into Wonderfair as she carries her Wonder Wand and Wizgym has his Wizweb Wand

Wonderfair and Wizgym have been very excited this morning as they have directed Nadina to her Wonder Fairy Tale Book

Sheralynnee of Sparkle had created it for Nadina many years ago to write her stories in.

Now the Wonder Team are here to assist her in wonder web ways.

I have asked the Wonderweb Wand Team to connect me with Shanita of Shaman Wings as she has not arrived for our date.

As I write the Wonder Wands deliver with a call from Shanita who is awaiting Tootie To Poo by Swallows and she will be on her way.

It is a very sparkly day today starting with the sparkling Dew of the morning light

As I had washed my face with the Dew light I remembered the Eastern Gentleman who had shared the healing of morning Dew.

Maarten is off singing with the Arbutus Singers and all is well in our world.

Today the Maar and the Nada will have their webs connected through their Websites

The Storyteller and Sculptor will be connected to Dance again.

Wonder be

Wyzgym and Rosie with the Wonder Wand

Close

 

A Global Telesummit for Building a Culture of Peace | Peace Week

A Global Telesummit for Building a Culture of Peace | Peace Week

Shaw Cable did an interview of people on the street to see if they were aware of International Peace Day…
People were not aware.
This year there is a Peace Week Celebration through seminars on the web.  Please join us.

http://www.thepeacealliance.org/

Peace_summit_2011

Yours In Peace,
Nadina

Close

 

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Visit the web site of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Peace Makers: The 13 Grandmothers Council
a Visionary Painting by Minouche, 2008

 

http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

Maarnada's 22nd Anniversary Gift

Maarnada’s Anniversary Gift

 

I had to take Maarnada's Symbol of Universal Peace into the morning light

that our Maarnada Team had created.

Sunrise
Maarnada Mandela

Our web man Jim Laursen, Maarten, and Nadina had sat on the waterside of Maarnada and talked about our desires.

Nadina and Maarten had wanted a symbol of Spiritual Peace using the Doorways.

Maarten's favourite T-shirt the Mayan Calendar from where the Doorways were inspired was a look he liked.

Maarten in the light

Nadina had cut the Doorways out years ago and attempted to create the design.

Then Wizgym (Jim) began to see a possibility.  The following week he sent us this design.

Nadina in the light

Nadina couldn't wait to take it into the morning light and scotch taped it to her Hoodie front and back.

Nadina
Nadina

What JOY to feel the blessing of the morning light on a symbol of peace that had been longing to come to life.

In Gratitude,
Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

Maarnada Mandela

Incorporation date of Maarnada 8/8/88  Celebrating our anniversary with creativity.

Close

 

Did You See The Sunrise?

Did You See Your Sunrise?

Good Morning My Dear:

Did you see your sunrise?
Did you stop and stare?
Did you change direction?
Or did you even care?
Sunrise
Well, you may be busy
And you may be right
But what really matters
In the morning light?

Invite the light
Share the light
Be the light
Sunrise
Blessings of light, love and gratitude,

Your N

Close

 

Canadian Facts You May Not Know

Canadian Facts You May Not Know

What a wonderful singing of our ‘O’ Canada with OUR own words…..because we can!
Pictures of Canadian Flag above Bradley rock with spirit of Bradley puffing it out~ because I asked.
Canadian Facts You May Not Know
Mary of Maarnada even though of Noble Italian Carrara Marble is Canadian Inspired and created by sculptor Maarten Schaddelee
She stands on a Vancouver Island Marble base and local stone cairn.
Canadian Facts You May Not Know
Fuji is a Canadian Cat
Canadian Facts You May Not Know
Real Canadian Geese swimming off Maarnada Sunrise Terrace on Canada Day
Canadian Facts You May Not Know
Maarten chose to become a Canadian
Canadian Facts You May Not Know
Nadina is a home and native land girl having been birthed and lived in Victoria, B.C. Canada
Canadian Facts You May Not Know
We both have Glowing Canadian Hearts!!
Happy Canada Day!!!
Your Nadina, Maarten, Fuji, and Maarnada
True Canadians Happy, Free, Grateful, and at Peace

Close

 

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

With glowing hearts

We see you rise

Sunrise - Canada Day July 1, 2009

The true North strong and free

From far and wide, Oh Canada

We give grateful hearts to thee.

Happy Canada Day

Blessings from the West Coast of Canada
Nadina and Maarten

Close

 

Through His Mother's Eyes

Through His Mother's Eyes
Celebrating Trevor's Birthday

Maarten Nadina and baby Trevor

I celebrate our son Trevor Maarten Schaddelee’s Birthday
by greeting the sunrise at exactly 5:35 a.m. June 25th the time of his birth.


Reflecting on the beginning of his life journey was a blessing in the morning light.
Throught His Mother's Eyes - Sunrise
We decided to try for a child in the Autumn of 1969 and I immediately became pregnant.
The pregnancy was a total joy I was healthy, happy, and excited!
Although I do admit to fainting at the prenatal class when they showed the birthing film.
 The baby didn't arrive on the scheduled date of June 5th.
On the eve of June 24th I went into labour.
A challenging birth for mother and child, The baby was in a posterior position
and had to be turned by forceps.
The specialist decided to put the 8 lb 6 oz boy into an incubator.
From the phone in the hall I was able to call a very excited new Dad Maarten at the Bakery.
He came right away and got to see us before they wheeled Trevor away.
There was a bit of a communication gap as my Doctor left on holiday right after the birth.
It was a hard time for the young Mom to wait to hold her baby.
It was the compassionate Mrs. Monroe in the next bed that asked the nurses
when I would get my baby and they brought him to me right away.
That was the longest three days of my life,
But when I held him, the magic began, total love of this soon to be beautiful boy.

The pictures tell the story from the coming home from the hospital picture
in front of our built for us home on San Capri Terrace
to Trevor's marriage to Sacha at Maarnada
September 1st 2007.

Trevor

Trevor - a little older

Trevor and Sacha's Wedding Day at Maarnada

Now, Trevor would say, "You need to embellish a story.... as the truth is boring"
but that story will be for Trevor to tell!

I was horrified that because Trevor was bumped and bruised by the delivery
that on first viewing, his Auntie Karen said, "He looks like Uncle Festus, from the Adam's family"
and laughed like only Auntie Karen can!
 The Schaddelee Family said, "He looked like a monkey"
because he was overcooked and had a little bit of dark fuzz growing on one side of his face.
It broke my heart at the time.
But Trevor loves to tell of his tortured life and particularly
loves the part where his first pee was directed at the specialist.
Thankfully the specialist laughed
and said, "Everything is working"

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Proud Mother of Trevor Maarten Stewart Schaddelee
First born son of Nadine and Maarten

Close

 

A Message From The Grandmothers

A Message From The Grandmothers

I received this message from my Mystic friend Ann who received it from her friend Lyn.
As I sit in the circle of Grandmothers I invite you to join through your hearts.

 

We are being asked to connect with the net of light to send energy to
the Gulf of Mexico.
When you are next by the sea it would be so powerful to connect with
the Crystalline Grid......... Much love....... Lyn
A Message From The Grandmothers
In these next few weeks, we will experience extremely powerful energy
especially with the astro alignments, solstice and eclipses. Now more
than ever, your assistance is needed with focused prayers, invocation
to the realms of light, assisting star nations and sending light and
sound transmission to the Gulf of Mexico. Connecting to the
Crystalline Grid is one of the fastest and surest way to transmit the
purity of your energy to and through the Earth and out to the
galactic. Envelop this entire region and all unwanted rising potential
in violet flames and pure white light.
_____________

"You Are TRULY Needed" A message from The Grandmothers

"We ask you to cast, anchor, and hold the Net of Light (Crystalline
Grid) steady for the Gulf of Mexico," the Grandmothers said. "This
crisis is affecting the entire world, and humanity is asleep. Wake
up!" they cried. "Animals are dying, plants are dying, and your Mother
is writhing in agony. If you hold the Net of Light steady at this time
you will help stave off further catastrophe.

"You have been lulled into a false sleep," they said, "told that
others (B.P.) will take care of this problem. This is not so," they
said. "And this is not the time for you to fall into oblivion.
Determine now to stay awake, and once you have made that commitment,
think of, cast, and hold the Net of Light. Hold it deep and hold it
wide. Amplify its reach to penetrate the waters of the Gulf and dive
deep beneath the crust of Mother Earth. Anchor it at the earth's core
and as you hold it there, ask it to unify with the mineral kingdom of
this planet. It will do this and will harmonize with all the solid and
liquid mineral states on earth-including oil and gas. The Net of Light
will call these minerals back into harmony.

"Whatever human beings have damaged, human beings must correct," the
Grandmothers said. "This is the law. We repeat: This is the law. You
cannot sit back and ask God to fix the mess humanity has created. Each
of you must throw your shoulders to the wheel and work. We are asking
for your help. Several years ago we gave you the Net of Light so you
would be able to help the earth at times like this. Step forward now.
This is the Net of Light that will hold the earth during the times of
change that are upon you," they said.

"First move into your heart and call on us. We will meet you there.
The Net of Light is lit by the jewel of your heart," they said, "so
move into this lighted place within you and open to the Net of which
you are a part. Bask in its calming presence. It holds you at the same
time that you hold it.

"Now think of magnifying your union with us. We, the Great Council of
the Grandmothers, are with you now, and all those who work with the
Net of Light are also with you. There are thousands, even millions now
connected in light," they said. "Along with this union, call forth the
power of the sacred places on earth. These will amplify the potency of
our joint effort. Then call on the sacred beings that have come to
prevent the catastrophe that threatens to overwhelm your planet. We
will work together," they said, nodding slowly.

"Think of, cast and magnify the presence of the Net of Light in the
Gulf of Mexico. See, imagine or think of it holding the waters,
holding the land, the plants, the sea life, and the people. Holding
them all!" they said. "The Net of Light is holding them steady; it is
returning them to balance. Let the love within your lighted heart keep
pouring into the Net of Light and hold, hold, hold. Calmly and
reverently watch as the light from your heart flows along the strands
of the Net. It will follow your command and continuously move forth.
As soon as you think of it, it will happen. We ask you to practice
this for only a few minutes at a time, but to repeat it throughout the
day and night.

"We promise that this work with the Net of Light will do untold good,"
the Grandmothers said. "We are calling you to service now. You are
needed. Do not miss this opportunity. We thank you and bless you."

--The Indigenous Grandmothers

Close

 

International Day of Peace Inviting Peace In "Moments"

International Day of Peace Inviting Peace

Close

 

Grandmother Hanna's Feast Day

Grand Mother Hannah

Grandma Hanna's Feast Day

September 12, 1921

What is a Feast Day my niece asked me?

It is the day a saint dies and ascends to Heaven.

Is Grandma Hanna a saint?

For me she is like an Angel spirit or a memory of an ancestor who assists me.

How does she assist you? 

She comes to me when a member of the family is dying and asks me to comfort family members.

Has she always been with you?

It was my Mother Ruth's story of Grandma Hanna that made me aware of her presence.

Please tell me the story…..

In Cincinnati, Ohio, when my Mother Ruth was four years old, her Mother Hanna died.
Of Swedish decent, Hanna was only thirty-four years of age.  She had emigrated from Sweden with your Grandfather Axel Anderson around 1908.
Hanna gave birth to her first son Steve in Sweden, the other six children would be born in Ohio.
Family in car

Wow, that was very young to die and a lot of children.

Yes, and she had also birthed twins that had died.  So nine births that we know about.

The one memory that little Ruth had of her Mother Hanna was seeing her spirit fly out the window.

Whenever Ruth told me the story I could feel Grandma Hanna's presence.

What did that feel like?

It was like a warm blanket of energy that would come over me and then she would settle in my heart.
It felt tingly.

I can feel it too.

Yes, you have the gift as well. 

The eldest daughter Violet shared that Grandma Hanna was very beautiful and Violet got to brush her long hair and hear the stories.

Grandma Hanna was said to be a midwife and a healer prior to her Mothering role.

As I went through my change in life, I became very interested in the stories of the Grandmothers that had never had their stories told.

I wrote that intention in my journal….. shortly afterwards pictures of the Grandmothers got sent to me.

I set up a shrine on Mother's Day with the pictures of them and invited the female members of the family.
Female members of the family

In the early morning light, looking at their pictures, I found myself talking to them.

"I am so sorry I know nothing about you."
I wrote that line in my journal along with the virtues of Courage, Steadfastness and Compassion I felt in them.
Then I sat quietly just being with them.
Then through my journal they wrote.

Do not concern yourself with our story, we evolve through you. Take us with you.

A simple very profound truth that I would have to grow into.

It was on February 10th 1998 that Ruth's story of where they lived and that she was four years old, prompted me to send for Hanna's Death Certificate.

It wanted to find me as well because it came to me very quickly.

The only day that is accurate or readable on the certificate is the day Hanna died September 12, 1921.

From that moment forward I began celebrating Hanna on her day.  Always at sunrise because that is the time of connection when the veil between Heaven and Earth is thin
and she connected with me. It is in honoring her and being grateful that more loving energy surrounds me.

The 'Circle of Women' once told me that when Mother's die before their children are grown, or if there is other unfinished business, they will return to guide and assist.
Oftentimes, they will incarnate in the next generation. If there isn't a blood line, they will even birth into other families to be close.

Women of spirit have been attracted to me throughout my life, many being nuns and their celebration of Feast Days. I incorporated that tradition into my Spiritual Practice.

As important and significant as our birthdays are in coming on to the planet so are the days we return. Those who love us celebrate us home.

When I was practicing the Art of Spiritual Companioning a nurse came to me.  She wanted to change her profession into more of a spirit based healing career.

As I listened to her story, she shared that she had worked for many years in a birthing ward. Later in her career she had worked in a Hospice ward where people died.

This brilliant woman said, "It is like a revolving door", they come in and go out.

For me, it is not about proving this to be a truth….. it resonates with me so it is a truth for me.

Recently, my sister Bonnie's son Bradley died. He was the youngest of six children. At Brad's Celebration of Life on September 11th 2009 my sister Bonnie came to greet me.
She was radiant in sapphire blue that made her eyes filled with light flash at me even though she had been crying all day.

Bonnie said, "When looking for pictures of Brad, she had found the book and pictures I had created for our Mother Ruth about Ruth, Hanna and her family.

Bonnie's courage and love in speaking at the celebration of Brad's life connected with her faith. There is another place we go. Some call it Heaven.

Before they died, all of the Anderson sisters had a vision of Happy Valley Heaven and their ancestors waiting for them on the other side.

Brad, may have been sixth in line to come on to the planet, but he was the first of his generation to return.
Much healing went on through his journey home and celebration of his life.
A new star in the night sky, and no further away than our loving memories that live forever and always in our hearts.

Bonnie speaking at Brad's Celebration of Life

It is hard to walk the road of the Brutally Beautiful, death of a loved one takes us to our knees.
Going through the grief and sharing is not the road of the faint of heart.  Having the courage to birth our loved ones back to the Universe is as painful as birthing them on to the planet.

It comforts me, that on Grandma Hanna's Feast Day, in giving thanks to her I am at peace and that in my heart Brad is also at peace.

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee, Storyteller of Maarnada
September 12, 2009

Close

 

Love Note

LOVE NOTE

In the morning light I opened the Stone Studio
Maarten’s sculpture called me to walk in the marble’s white dust
Love Note to the Sculptor
Fine Carrara Marble, Michelangelo’s chosen stone
“Touch me, feel me, see me, breathe me, hear my sound”
The stone welcoming the Creative Dance of the sculptor
And becoming one with the Creative Flow of Inspiration.

I left the stone and sculptor a Love Note.

Close

 

Wonder Wands Unite - Help Us Find....

MISSING WEDDING DRESS


The dress went to the cleaners in June and has since disappeared. I am heartbroken over its loss. If found please call/leave message (250-363-7902) or drop off at the Chateau Victoria Hotel front desk. Reward offered, no questions asked.

  

Close

 

Symbols of Healing

Symbols of Healing


The Dolphin Group
Good Morning Dolphin Spirit Woman, Fancy Glass Creator, Kathy Griffiths:

As this is Lammas, the celebration of the Harvest that we have shared many times together, I wanted to give thanks for your gifts and friendship.

Beautiful Necklaces fit perfectly

You touched my heart sitting in the burgundy chair at Maarnada threading the beads to make my beautiful necklaces fit perfectly. Thanks for your creative flow in being inspired to grant my wish of a healing symbol for me.


Cleansed in sea water

You were constantly thought about as I cleansed the necklaces in sea water and then hung them in the sunlight to recharge.  I danced in my Sea Goddess necklace this morning.


I had to send you the picture of my sister Bonnie and I at Willows Beach.
Nadina and Bonnie
Notice the seaweed in my hand.  It takes me back to that little girl who loved the water and floating in the womb waters of the Great Mother.

I had a vision of how I could get to Maarnada Bay to enter the water.

Uli
Maarten is assisting one step at a time to help fulfill my heart's desire.

The Ocean calls to me.
Much Love and Grateful blessings,
Your Nadina of Maarnada

Close

 

Our Grandkitty Fuji

Our Grandkitty Fuji

Our Grandkitty Fuji

Fuji's story begins in 1994 as a young courageous kitten.  Fuji had climbed up a tree at our nephew Jamie's house where our youngest son Troy was living.

The adorable gray and white kitten's crying captured their attention and Troy climbed the tree and rescued him.

With friend Lisa they asked around the neighbourhood, put flyers on telephone poles, and put an ad in the paper.  No response, so the kitten was named Fuji after Mount Fuji as Troy had worked in Japan.

Fuji watching Troy shave
(Fuji supervising Troy 1994)

Fuji takes full credit for inspiring Troy to by a firefighter and suggesting Troy be Mr. January 2009 in the firefighter calendar
Troy and Fuji

Between travels Troy, Lisa, and Fuji came to live at Maarnada.  Troy found work at a waterfront estate where they wanted him to live while they were away.  As the lady of the house was allergic to cats Fuji stayed at Maarnada.

Maarten and I weren't thrilled with the responsibility of Fuji.  We were challenged by Troy's choice to bring a cat into his life. Troy had allergies to cats as a child and as a Mother I was very protective of his air space.

However, as we got to know Fuji and he settled in with us, we found him coming into our hearts.

You will notice that Fuji is my constant companion on my morning walks at sunrise.  Very independent, Fuji has made Maarnada his.  He chooses who he will connect with and our Circle of Women was his favourite social time.

Fuji nuzzling seal

Each new sculpture that has been created receives Fuji's attention and approval.  The larger ones are gently nuzzled and welcomed.

Fuji in the garden

Our Foo Cat sits guarding the Japanese garden.

Fuji and Maarten

Fuji chats with the sculptor about being Mary's cat in a previous life time and being the inspiration for
Mary of Maarnada.

Fuji Cat Whisperer to Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

 

Close


 

Golden Moments

Golden Moments

Golden MomentsGolden Moments

Yours In the Glow,

N

Close

 

Thanks Grantie Nadina

Thanks Grantie Nadina

Mini Mega Mindy Gernine

Love Mini Mega Mindy Gernine

Close

 

The Gift of Wonder

The Gift of Wonder

Happy 7th Birthday Gernine!!!!!!!
Heartfelt Congratulations to your Mother, Father and Annegida:

Here are your SEVEN Birthday Wishes and more from Maarnada

Your friend Wonder was so excited about taking you on a Mystical Mist ride on the Song Sparrow because Gernine you are such a joyous singer!!!!!!!

Your friend Wonder was so excited about taking you on a Mystical Mist ride on the Song Sparrow because Gernine you are such a joyous singer!

A prayer of LOVE from Wonder and Mary!!!!!!!

A prayer of LOVE from Wonder and Mary!!!

Deer Wishes because Gernine LOVES Nature and her Creature Teachers!!!!!!!

Deer Wishes because Gernine LOVES Nature and her Creature Teachers!

Seven Hugs from Uncle Maarten!!!!!!!

Seven Hugs from Uncle Maarten

The GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP AND SHARING FROM ALL OF THE GARDEN FAIRIES!!!!!!!

The GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP AND SHARING FROM ALL OF THE GARDEN FAIRIES!!

From your family's gift of the Dutch Shoe Wind chimes......Whenever you hear wind chimes you will know that Grantie Nadina and Wonder are blowing you kisses from Maarnada!!!!!!!

Dutch Shoe Wind Chimes

Fuji sends Cat Kisses and says thank-you for taking such good care of your Cats!!!!!!!

Fuji sends Cat Kisses

Have a Wonder filled Birthday!!!!!!!

Much Love,
Wonder, Grantie Nadina, Uncle Maarten, Fuji, and all of the Magic of Maarnada!!!!!!!

Mini Mega Mindy Gernine

Close

 

Bringing Maarnada to the People

Bringing Maarnada to the People

Jim and Maarten gaze at "Enrapture"

Jim Laursen, (gymgrafx) our website creator and Maarten
gaze at 'Enrapture'
Jim is presently photographing Maarten's sculptures
and designing a new vision for Maarten's web site.
You have already seen Jim's brilliance through
Nadina's Storytelling Site.
Have a look at Maarten's wonderful sculptures and carvings at,
www.maarnada.ca

Close

 

Moments of Miracles

Moments of Miracles

It was the Moon light that called to me
so I listened and walked in the almost morning light.
Like a  large egg hanging in the blue Sky.... I joined her.

Moments of Miracles - The Moon

Fuji sat beside me.... the Moon behind us

Picture of Fuji

I completed the last page of my Rose Journal
that I had begun on April 8th a symbolic date for me.
The anniversary day five years ago,
when the Miracle Medicine People went inside my skull to give me a Brain Lift.
They decompressed my brain and gave my Cerebellum a Titanium stage to sit upon.
Two 'S' shaped Titanium rods to support my first three vertebrae,
and a Titanium butterfly to hold my extra long C-1.
The shavings of bone where afixed along the supports to grow around them.

I am grateful for their gift, and that I lived to tell the tale.

PICTURE OF SUNRISE

Yesterday the baby Robins had taken flight

PICTURE OF BABY ROBINS

Now an empty nest.

PICTURE OF EMPTY NEST

Just as my Rose Journal and the Wild Roses completed their bloom...
New seeds of Light will be planted in my new Gold Journal Nest.

Nadina Stewart Schaddelee
Storyteller of Maarnada

Close

 

Eyes of a Friend

Eyes of a Friend

My friend, Glaurie, lives on a point of land just East of us
called Point of View.
 Our first connection came to me on my morning walk in September 2001.
Her cocker spaniel, Lady, barked at me from their new home overlooking the path.

I believe the Universe puts people on our path
at exactly the right time.
You look in their eyes and they come inside.
It is like you have known them forever, a feeling of
 coming home.

When I had shown a picture of my Mystic Mentor Ann of Scotland's light filled eyes,
Glaurie had said,  "That is how I felt when I saw your eyes."

This picture of Nadina and Glaurie was taken in Santa Rosa at a celebration of Nadina's Birthday.
The loving eyes of Maarten have taken both pictures in this story.

Nadina and Glaurie

We share a oneness with the land we have in common
and the Scottish roots of our Fathers and Swedish roots of our Mothers.

We can't travel together all the time
or even sometimes be in the same moment together.
 Certain connections challenge us to the core.

We love each other, respect each other, and constantly grow
inward and outward...
Allowing the spaces to create the music for the notes of our
life dance.

Glaurie

Words that describe Glaurie include:
Beautiful, Strong, Courageous, Super Charged, Author.
World traveler, Critic at large, Historian.
Political and War Strategist with uniforms and weapons
from many battles.

The role of Peter in the musical Peter Pan
would make her feel comfortable in her skin.
Glaurie is a radiant woman of the 'Now'
while honoring the 'Old Guard'.

A generous passionate lover and protector of life.
July is Glaurie's birth month
and I give thanks for the gift of my friend Glaurie the Fae.

Many stories to tell but this is an introduction.

Nadina Stewart Schaddelee
Friend to Glaurie of Point of View,
 Casa Luna, Santa Rosa and the World.

Close

 

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

With glowing hearts

We see you rise

Sunrise - Canada Day July 1, 2009

The true North strong and free

From far and wide, Oh Canada

We give grateful hearts to thee.

Happy Canada Day

Blessings from the West Coast of Canada
Nadina and Maarten

Close

 

Through His Mother's Eyes

Through His Mother's Eyes
Celebrating Trevor's Birthday

Maarten Nadina and baby Trevor

I celebrate our son Trevor Maarten Schaddelee’s Birthday
by greeting the sunrise at exactly 5:35 a.m. June 25th the time of his birth.


Reflecting on the beginning of his life journey was a blessing in the morning light.
Throught His Mother's Eyes - Sunrise
We decided to try for a child in the Autumn of 1969 and I immediately became pregnant.
The pregnancy was a total joy I was healthy, happy, and excited!
Although I do admit to fainting at the prenatal class when they showed the birthing film.
 The baby didn't arrive on the scheduled date of June 5th.
On the eve of June 24th I went into labour.
A challenging birth for mother and child, The baby was in a posterior position
and had to be turned by forceps.
The specialist decided to put the 8 lb 6 oz boy into an incubator.
From the phone in the hall I was able to call a very excited new Dad Maarten at the Bakery.
He came right away and got to see us before they wheeled Trevor away.
There was a bit of a communication gap as my Doctor left on holiday right after the birth.
It was a hard time for the young Mom to wait to hold her baby.
It was the compassionate Mrs. Monroe in the next bed that asked the nurses
when I would get my baby and they brought him to me right away.
That was the longest three days of my life,
But when I held him, the magic began, total love of this soon to be beautiful boy.

The pictures tell the story from the coming home from the hospital picture
in front of our built for us home on San Capri Terrace
to Trevor's marriage to Sacha at Maarnada
September 1st 2007.

Trevor

Trevor - a little older

Trevor and Sacha's Wedding Day at Maarnada

Now, Trevor would say, "You need to embellish a story.... as the truth is boring"
but that story will be for Trevor to tell!

I was horrified that because Trevor was bumped and bruised by the delivery
that on first viewing, his Auntie Karen said, "He looks like Uncle Festus, from the Adam's family"
and laughed like only Auntie Karen can!
 The Schaddelee Family said, "He looked like a monkey"
because he was overcooked and had a little bit of dark fuzz growing on one side of his face.
It broke my heart at the time.
But Trevor loves to tell of his tortured life and particularly
loves the part where his first pee was directed at the specialist.
Thankfully the specialist laughed
and said, "Everything is working"

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Proud Mother of Trevor Maarten Stewart Schaddelee
First born son of Nadine and Maarten

Close

 

Blessings On Mid Summer Solstice

Blessings On Mid Summer Solstice

Every little breeze was singing to me this morning.

The Crescent Moon still in the Sky hovered like a feather.
Moon Feather

On my walk the Robin on Uli's head caught my attention
her nest sits above the walk way.
Song bird on Uli

The Song Sparrow sang its heart song and connected me to mine.

The reflected light of the rising sun on the Mother Goddess Uli was our next gift.

Uli

We who greet the Sun glory in this longest day of Light.
The brilliant fire of Heaven, the living heat, the world's golden Moontides.
We behold the Sun shines within ourselves
With the light in our hearts in all seasons of the turning year,
We behold the Sun shines within ourselves.

The Grandmother Spirit of the Eagle lands on the branch above us.
Grandmother Spirit of the Eagle
White Feather the gift of the Wisdom of the Grandmothers.

An affirmation of Grace.

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Steward of Sacred Hope

link to Margaret Grace and me

Close

 

Poppies of Remembrance and Peace

Poppies of Remembrance and Peace

Poppies of Remembrance and Peace

It was May 5th 1945 that the Canadian Troops were part of the

Liberation of the Netherlands.
Soest, Maarten's family's village was included.

My father William John Workman Stewart
of the 10th Field Squadron RCE
was one of those soldiers.

Soul to Soul

We planted poppies at Maarnada
in honour of my father and all who have served.

The poppies blooming always reminds me of my father

My story was in June's Edition
of Focus On Women Magazine June 1995

Soul to Soul

Soul to Soul

Remembrance Day 200l with our
Peace Keeper nephew Jamie Pearce

Soul to Soul

'When Peace Comes'
Vancouver Island Marble
Installation by son Troy, Maarten, and nephew Jamie Pearce.

'When Peace Comes' was chosen by the Veteran's Association and
on April 16th 2005 was installed in the lobby of
The Save On Foods Memorial Centre
as a tribute to all who served.

When Peace Comes

Close

 

Sunny Days

Sunny Days

Hannah and Simon enjoy the Summer.

To Grantie Nadina - Have a Great Sunny Summer!
Love Hannah Ruth and Simon.

Close

 

The Secret of the Rose

THE SECRET OF THE ROSE

The Secret of the Rose

Those who stand in the circle suppose

While the space which sits in the centre knows

The scent of wild roses permeate my soul

From the place called Maarnada

Where the Wild Roses grow

The Secret of teh Rose

Each petal forms a perfect heart

To share its story and to impart

It is the little things of which I speak

Come gaze at me and take a peak

Am I not you?  Are you not me?

We are as one for all to see

For as you look so lovingly

Within your heart so beautifully

At One in Peace 'Let It Be'

THE SECRET OF THE ROSE

And as I asked so graciously

Maarten gave the Rose to me

 

Close

 

Stopping to Smell the Roses

 

Stopping to Smell the Roses

Good evening dear wise womyn:

Fynn and I journeyed around the West Bay walkway tonight
and found exquisite wild rose bushes, much to our delight.

His because they are his 'favorite'
"Because they smell like you mama"
Fynn and Mama, Shannon

My favorite because they remind me of you.
I told him of a magical place called Maarnada
where the wild roses love to grow and spread their scent,
and how there lives a wise and wonderful
Grantie Nadina
who loves the roses as much as we do.
Nadina and Rose

 After asking Spirit if he could,
Fynn carefully picked one flower
and gingerly carried it all the way home.

Fynn's flower carried all the way home

Big Hugs, Shannon

Close

 

The Little Shoes of Hope

 

The Little Shoes of Hope

The Ravens call outside my window....They always remind me
of our canoe named Raven that Maarten built.

In the Spring of 1994, my Heart Daughter Renee, helped build a Tribal Journeys Canoe
called 'Raven Song' and Renee is the Storyteller in this link to 'Raven Song'.
http://www.billhelin.com/credits/raven_song.html
Tsimshain Artist and carver Bill Helin, had dedicated 'Raven Song' in honour of his Grandparents.

Renee and Nadina

Renee was called Hope by the other artists building 'Raven Song' and
Nadina means Hope, so the little shoes, of which we speak, have a lot
of Hope connections.
Renee's brother Sean and wife, Tanya, announced their pregnancy
with their future son, Dominic, at a dinner in their home in 2002.
The family also asked God's blessing on Renee and Dave's prayer
to conceive a child.
For six and a half long years, Renee, had longed for a baby
She had surgery to unblock her tubes in April 2005.

The same year, it was my first visit to Renee and Dave's home
for her Mother Andrea's 60th Birthday.
I met Renee at the top of the stairs in the kitchen.
The light beamed through the window and my Spiritual Eye saw her pregnant.
In truth she appeared to me as the Goddess of Fertility.

In my sharing the smaller vision, Renee would ask a number of times over the next years,
"Are you sure you saw me pregnant?"
"Do you know when that might be?"

My answer was, "Yes, I saw you pregnant"
"No, I don't know when. It always feels like 'NOW' in the Spirit Realm"

In 2007 Renee and Dave chose the fertility route,
high quality eggs were harvested
and they called Renee the Easter Bunny.

Renee became pregnant but miscarried.

Taking a little time out Renee and Dave went to Disneyland
and after one more try
decided to take a break from the fertility route.

A few months later, Maarten and I were on our date,
when in a store, called 'My Sister's Closet', I saw a little pair of baby shoes.
They were little Fire person shoes. Renee and David are both volunteer Firefighters.
The little shoes were GLOWING and asked me to send them to Renee.
The little shoes were GLOWING and asked me to send them to Renee.

When I got into the car, I shared the shoes with Maarten.
He was very concerned that by sending the shoes it might hurt Renee
as she hadn't become pregnant.

The Vision, My Heart, and the Little Shoes insisted I send them.
Renee received them with great delight and called them her shoes of Hope.

Six months later
Renee's friend Ruth had sensed Renee becoming pregnant
and her Bella Dad had a dream of her having twins.
Renee and David would naturally conceive the Bella Boy in April 2008
He would be born January 9, 2009.
It's a BOY!

The Bella Liam Alexander Hildebrand would fill the little shoes of Hope.
We give thanks for the blessings.

Renee's friend Belle from work shared with her that in the
Jewish Faith this was a 'Seven year' which meant completion and perfection.
Renee holding Liam i the shoesPicture of Dave holding Liam in the shoes

I wanted to complete the month of May with this story.
Thank-you to Mother Earth for holding, nurturing and supporting us on this Earth Walk.
And on this day of Pentecost, gratitude for the gift of the Holy Spirit
and the breath of the Wind that blows Spirit into life.

 

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Steward of Sacred Hope
Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

Related stories: Touched by Love & Forever Friends

Close

 

The First Wild Rose Asked To Be Given To Mary

 

The First Wild Rose Asked To Be Given To Mary

The First Wild Rose Asked To Be Given To Mary

Close

 

Serenity - Goddess of All

 

Serenity

Serenity - A Gift to Nadina created by Artists Rowan Waters and Sheralynn Pearce

"Serenity" was born from stardust and light....she is derived from Lato - ancient Goddess of all -

the great mother whose breast milk nourished the universe -thus forming the "Milky Way".

Serenity is the mother in her night time guise, she is the womb from which creativity flows,

the dream time of the soul.  She represents light in the midst of darkness, bringing insight and wisdom.

"A Gift to Nadina created by Artists Rowen Waters and Sheralynn Pearce"

Close

 

Home | Stories | Nadina Moments | Women of Wisdom | Maarnada Studio | Contact | Gymgrafx

All rights reserved, reproduction of any content of this site prohibited in any form without written permission of the owner, Nadine Schaddelee.

Maarnada Rose - Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

5635