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Uli and Me

Uli and Me

After a meditation on my Grandmothers who have been the forgotten ones, I received pictures from both sides of my family of my Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers.

I created a shrine for Mother's Day and sat with my journal in hand staring at them.  Out loud I said, "I'm sorry I don't know your stories."

I wrote the same words down in my journal and this was their response,

"Do not concern yourself about our stories, we evolve through you, take us with you."

Soon after, I was invited to a workshop about Grandmothers that was being given by Laura Kealoha Yardley PhD. who wrote the 'Heart of the Huna'.

I became inspired by Laura's gentleness connected through her Hawaiian Grandmother.  Laura introduced me to the Ancient Lemurian Goddess Uli.

Uli connected me to the divine feminine energy of my emotions and intuition, the true source within me. 

Uli is the birther of self and gave birth to the living waters.

As Maarnada is on the ocean, and the water element and sun element come together here and in Uli's story, she immediately came into my heart.

During the month of January we have vacationed in Hawaii for many years.  In the early years with our children and Maarten's family.

I asked Maarten to create a sculpture of Uli.  Laura blessed the stone of Revelstoke B.C. green marble. Maarten gave Maarnada's Uli to me for my 49th birthday September 1992.

The picture of me floating in the ocean in Maui was taken by Maarten in January 2009.  I had set myself in the path of the morning sun reflecting on the water and invited Uli to be with me.

My web man Wizgym, Jim, created the feeling of being one with Uli.

The picture taken by Maarten of me at sunset is the completion of the day when we said farewell to the sun using the Huna blessings taught to me by Laura.  

I invite you to visit Laura's site.

Aloha and Mahalo to Laura Kealoha Yardley.

In Gratitude Nadina Stewart Schaddelee Storyteller of Maarnada

  • Go In Peace
  • May Eve Blessing
  • Margaret, Grace & Me


Go In Peace

Go In Peace

In the Spirit Petal of the Rose this morning I heard Maarten's Mother's voice.......
"In Peace Saceride" least that is what it sounded like.  It was incredibly peaceful.
I mentioned it to Maarten.  He thought it meant "In Peace angry person" and then he went for his walk.
While he was away a bouquet of flowers called to be rearranged.  There were only two purple tulips in the bouquet and their stems broke short.
I was instructed to place them in a vase and put them in Maarten's workshop.  When he returned from his walk he had stopped in his studio and saw them glowing in the morning light.
Maarten had always felt angry at himself for not being more present to his Mother before she died.
For me, the over whelming feeling of the morning message was of her love for him and request to release his self anger.
Maarten returned to the studio to work on the Vancouver Island Marble 'Tale of Relationships' you see in the picture.

Wizgym Jim came to work with me on the website and we had been talking about relationships where the communication of love had been severed.
Maarten was suddenly outside the window calling to me.  Jim left, and I went down to see Maarten.
He came out of his studio, with  the broken sculpture one piece in each of his hands.
He decided to release it.  We went down to the Ocean and said a prayer.
We thanked the stone, the message, and the love of new beginnings....
We each released our piece into the healing waters as marble in its original form of ammonites, coral, and clams came from the Ocean.



May Eve Blessing

Love and Gratitude flow through us as we give thanks on the Maarnada Rose.

The Spirit of the Wind breathes through us as we breathe together.

May 1st 2009 is the 41st Anniversary of the day we met.

"When the Princess Met Her Prince" tells the story.

Now in present time we say thank-you to the Universe for placing us on each other's path to create a new path.

We give thanks to the Earth for holding nurturing and supporting us on this Earth Walk.

The Womb Waters of the Mother Ocean surround this point of land.

The Maar and the Nada coming together to create Maarnada.

This is a day of energetic symbolism.....dancing around the Maypole

that brings God and Goddess and the greening together.

A connection between Heaven and Earth.....Co-creative partnership.

Maarten had created the Carrara Marble Path Marker.

Our large Maple Tree gave us the Wooden nest.

I asked Maarten if we could use them as a symbol of our creativity coming together.

The picture was taken with the camera on automatic on May Eve around the time we would have first met.

Harmony as we share a kiss on May Eve

Harmony as we share a kiss on May Eve.

The following morning the sunrises on the Maarnada Rose illuminating and blessing our Path Marker

and setting our intentions aglow.

Maarnada Rose illuminating and blessing our Path Marker



Margaret, Grace & Me

The most beautiful of beautiful mornings and from the distance I hear the Eagles calling.
Now, the rustle of branches as large young wings land behind me...
They don't rest for long, they are off to join their family on the rocks below Maarnada.
There are five Eagles gathered sharing a feast.
The large Matriarch lands on the tall Fir and calls down to me
And there sits Grace, Mother of my friend Margaret Ruth Vickers.
It is May 12th the day Grace Isabel Freeman was born and many years later the day Grace would die.
She plucks a large white feather from her tail and drops it down to me.
"You are 'White Feather' the Spirit and Wisdom of the Grandmothers
Remember we speak through you"

White Feather

Grace is a Spirit Mother to me.  She sits in my heart on this day and I give grateful thanks to her.

I met Grace's daughter Margaret in May 1967 when she would become Miss Victoria and I her first Princess.
Over the years we have connected as friends and mentors.  We have changed much over forty-two years.

Margaret and Me

Margaret means Pearl - it begins with a small agitation and results in a treasure.
Margaret is a hand of change in our world.

I invite you to read Margaret's Story

Link to Margaret's bio


  • Aloha Spirit
  • Wisdom of the Grandmothers
  • Mystics
  • Virtues
  • Labyrinth
  • Faery Tales and Angels
  • Healing Moments Jane O'Keeffe
  • Symbols of Healing
  • Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart
  • Medicine Woman

Aloha Spirit

Laura Kealoha Yardley

I invite you to visit Laura's site.

Aloha and Mahalo to Laura Kealoha Yardley






Wisdom of the Grandmothers - Amazing Grace
First Peoples

Dr. Margaret Ruth Vickers
Jamie Sams
Barbara G. Walker

Margaret means Pearl - it begins with a small agitation and results in a treasure.
Margaret is a hand of change in our world.

I invite you to read Margaret's Story

Link to Margaret's bio

Anthropologist Barbara G. Walker 'Women's Rituals'







St. Clare of Assisi and the Poor Clares









Sacred Moments Linda Kavelin Popov










Dr. Lauren Artress
St. Ann's Sisters, Queenswood









Faery Tales and Angels

Gifts From The Rainbow Angels

Dr. Sharon Bearpark

Lynn Van Bakel and Elizabeth Blackburn






Healing Moments

Jane O'Keeffe has been my Human Angel of Healing for six years.

She came to me first as a CranioSacral Therapist,

to release the tension in my head and neck before my brain and cervical spine surgery
and continues to companion me and assist me.

Jane - CranioSacral Therapist

I asked her to stand by 'Healing Portals' to take her picture.
She had just finished releasing all the tension from my body.

Jane is a total blessing, a dear friend and a gifted healer.



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.

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

I invite you to visit Kathy's website

Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart

I have a friend Renee, who many years ago came into my life as my T’ai Chi Chih instructor.

Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart
Renee doing T’ai chi

As a Trainer of Fitness Leaders, with a dance and choreographer’s background my constant striving was outward
…strength, endurance, music, new moves…..

The T’ai Chi Chih appeared simple to me.  Only twenty moves.
So I asked Renee---“What comes after the twenty moves?”

In her radiant patient wisdom she quietly said, ‘You take them inside”

Even after I had become an instructor of T’ai Chi Chih,
it would be years before the seed slipped in to be nurtured
where I became one with just a couple of movements
energy flowing and coming to rest within.

Recently Renee asked me to read her daughter Ehsida’s book

“In Search of the Miraculous”

Ehsida and I have been in constant and nurturing contact through email and our websites.

Thank-you Ehsida, for delivering the breathtaking close up resonance of the stars so that I can see and feel them.

Through your images and soulful words you place the miraculous in the palm of my hand and the wonder of the child’s heart.

I invite you to the Galaxy of Ehsida via her creative and awe inspiring website.

Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart

Link to Ehsida’s website.

Medicine Woman

Sharon Bearpark and her Husband Bob

We met Dr. Sharon Bearpark and her husband Bob at our 1995 Maarnada Show. They purchased a beautiful bass wood dolphin sculpture called “Sweet Admiration” to mark their 10th wedding anniversary.
Sharon had trained as a medical doctor and chose to use her gifts in the area of health promotion with a focus on children’s health and healthy schools.
Late in 1995 after hiking the West Coast Trail Sharon was gifted with the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron by a close friend. As I had worked with the book we decided to get together for a chat. Click Here
Sharon knew I was on the Board of Directors at Victoria Hospice and asked me about volunteering. I suggested that she wait until we moved into our new location, but she was compelled to volunteer earlier and went to the old site where she was welcomed into the current volunteer training program.
 In the spring of 1996 I remember Sharon at the unveiling of Maarten’s sculpture ‘Courage’. As we are speaking of it, my vision eye freeze frames Sharon.
It is a picture that shows me that Sharon will be going through what the sculpture Courage represents.
Sharan and Nadina
The outer circle represents an outward cycle of life.
The break represents a traumatic change where life can't go on the way it was.
The circle takes us inward into the Courage of the Heart where the inner healing work begins.
We find our inner gifts and return to the world again to share.

In the August of 1996 after excruciating pain while out on a run together, Bob is stopped in his tracks with serious back pain. A few short weeks later Bob is diagnosed with lung cancer that has spread to his spine and results in paralysis from his chest level.
A brutal 8 weeks unfolds where Sharon and Bob together see the medical profession from the inside out.
 After weeks of medical treatment Bob is no longer able to wage a fight against the cancer that paralyzes him. Sharon has Bob moved to the same Hospice where she had been volunteering.
Sharon and Bob companion each other and she is by his side when Bob dies on the morning of Monday, November 18th 1996.
Bob and Sharon
Sharon and I have shared her journey and in February 2004 Maarten and I host her book launch at Maarnada.
‘Speaking the Truth - Grief Transforms Us” was inspired by her very personal journey and the years of daily writing she had begun when reading The Artist’s Way.
Book Cover
The very same month Sharon becomes a Medical Advocate for Maarten and I as we go through my own journey and diagnosis that would require severe brain and cervical spine surgery.
Sharon is a gifted intuitive and gave me the book inspired by a dream that Elizabeth Blackburn had had. “Gifts From the Rainbow Angels” is written and illustrated by Lynn VanBakel a friend of both Elizabeth and Sharon.
‘Gifts From the Rainbow Angels’ accompanied us to Vancouver where I had my surgery and it was the book that I requested my friends to read to me when they came to visit. 
Thank-you to Rhona and Caroline!
‘Gifts From the Rainbow Angels
There was no doubt at all that a child was returning with the brutally battered brain of the 56 year old woman called Nadine A and with her, her very own angels.
P.S. It was during my own journey that I had chosen in my heart to have Sharon walk with Maarten should I not return home.  When I told them, they both rolled their eyes at me and they are still laughing today. I just wanted to put my life in order.
Maarten and Sharon
Sharon and I continue to companion each other and our relationship grows from the depths of our hearts to the heights and balance of our well being.

We are Medicine Women on a shared path.

In 2001 after a 5 year hiatus Sharon had begun to pursue her love of running once again.  I believe the confidence and determination she gained helped her to embark on her ‘Round the World Odyssey’.
Beginning in November 2006 exactly 10 years from Bob’s passing, her journey of nearly 100,000 kms taken through 17 countries and over nine months allowed her to see firsthand the magnificence of this world and to honour the year she would turn 50.
I asked Sharon if I could share her DVD of some of the highlights that remained with her from her ‘trip of a lifetime’.
Sharon is small in stature like the pocket battle ship that her father in law had nicknamed her with, and with her courageous compassionate heart I welcome you to the gift of walking with Sharon.

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