Note: It’s raining while I write this up. There’s more to come about the past two weeks of ceremony, but I enjoy going backwards and starting at the end. My baba (grandmother) used to read magazines that way and I took on her habit.
Four Elemental Mothers Water Ceremony 08.27.16
As I drove us down the road, I wondered where to stop. I pulled off into one recreation area which had nice river access, but there were too many people. I got back on the road and shortly after a family of wild turkeys crossed the road. I stopped to give them safe crossing and I knew we were getting close.
I spotted a small clearing at the side of the road where the river comes close and it turned out to have a nice sandy area for sitting. We pulled out our supplies: chairs, waters, stones and snacks. I set up the stones that wished to participate in the ceremony to settle into their arrangement, along with my Tibetan singing bowl with the waters from the Kettle River and its headwaters, Keefer Lake. Then we went down to the river to wade and admire the rocks.
06.08.16 – I had some rough experiences with people this week which led to an intense frustration with humans and the blame game. Thus, I went down to the river. It usually eases my heart quickly, but I couldn’t settle for awhile. My anger only continued to build. I spent time in the river and cleansed the stones that had asked to come along. After an hour of trying to calm down, I sat down in the chair with a huff and gave in. I focused on my breath and merged with my surroundings. Within minutes, an elk crossed the stream about 50ft in front of me. It startled, noticing me, as I was downwind and I observed quietly. I wondered what it heralded. Then the wind buffeted me and I sank into a journey with a Kachina I hadn’t worked with in 16 years. He first appeared to me during a guided journey where I was to meet my elemental helper. This time he came as Butterfly Dancer (the Kachina that lands on flowers, then the medicine man uses these in his medicine), fitting as I noticed many butterflies about. Read the full journey here.
I drew the Charoite card yesterday from my Liquid Crystals Oracle and noticed one of the healing layouts was grouping it with Ruby to balance another crystal. I immediately knew I would use this layout with Black Tourmaline and expand on it. I placed the Charoite card on my pubic bone, my Ruby record keeper at my crown and a small black tourmaline on my heart. I placed another larger black tourmaline at my feet. Khephra, my healing boji, went by my right hand and Amut, the large carnelian, by my left hand.
I repeated the process today and instantly journeyed. I felt my wings unfurl in two sets of powerful movements. One, bird like. Another, insect like. This corresponded to an expansion of senses, almost an amplification of magnetic sense, with the addition of being able to measure various energetics I don’t even know how to explain.
07.25.16 – The dream began with an outdoor evening concert. It was a lovely choral arrangement and I noticed the moon bright in the sky. Oddly it was a crescent moon with seven bright, huge stars alight within the dark part of the curve. I thought to myself, “That’s strange. It’s not just the moon, but a signal.”
Others noticed and suddenly everyone was captivated. Before panic set in there was a mass psychic broadcast to everyone on the planet. “Greetings! We have signaled our arrival and we come in peace. We are here to help you endure a coming threat. We will select individuals to pair with and communicate our suggestions to them. Please understand we are here out of concern for your survival.” Read more about this dream of warning.
My dear friend, posed this challenge to me (and to herself, as well):
I was excited! I’ve been hoping to have another collaborative/co-creative and therapeutic art journey for awhile. Thus, I figured today, the day of her birth, I’d put forth some of the great energy we’ve built in our friendship and dive in, heart first. I started thinking of nebulae and then stopped thinking altogether. This is what happened!
All of the ceremonies, subtle and forthright, I do involve layers of community and co-creation. Some of these layers of meaning I understand, some layers I expect to percolate for understanding later, and some layers I don’t worry about, for they are the layers I expect others to extrapolate. I may seem like a one-woman show at times, but I am always co-creating, even if you can’t see my colleagues. I have deep faith in the workings of the cosmos, especially nature and its desire for homeostasis. I believe in the beauty of what I’ve co-created. I have strong ties to places of being where the energies of wildness still poke through and where help is readily available (plant, mineral, elemental, animal, spiritual, etc.). My core way of being is held steadfast in knowing that everything I need on that level is accessible in each moment. Thus, I see the sacred in mundane. I often seem prepared because I’m always accessing information and unseen help around me. It is this community that I tend to and nurture on a daily basis. Read more on how I approach ceremony here…
4.24.16: I dreamed I was watching a TV newscast, featuring an elementary school that was trying to get God to rally. They knew she was among them and wanted to let her know that they still believed in her. I knew she would not attend for she was in hermitage, fed up with the world. Of course it meant I’d have to go in her stead, as the representative.
I visited the school, as one of the three that is SHE, and they were pleased to see me. They wanted to call me Mom, as mother to all, but I said I’d rather be Auntie. My lucid mind made note of this, showing I am still reluctant to embrace my whole creator self. Read more of my dream about rallying support here…
During the first 21 days of February, I undertook two major tasks. One was remembering (truth telling) and releasing childhood sexual abuse that I long denied. The other was keeping focus on me as a leader in a spiritual battle of sorts. Because the former was emotionally intense and overwhelming, I did not worry about the reason for the later because it felt the easier of the two tasks. I found out after the 21 days were over I was drawing attention as a distraction for Hallow’s efforts.
Dream work (1.24.16) – forewarning I will be the distraction:
Driving through the southwest, we stop at the side of the road to see a curious collection of family photos strewn about. It is not my family, but a picture of my younger sister and I is included in the cache. I look up from the cache to see an old friend, along with another that exclaims, “Would you be the one we are waiting for?” Read the rest of the premonition here.
What beacon is this?
a path to follow,
a light to lead perspective,
a guide to validate choice.
What beacon is this?
Alight! Afire! Chosen in honor
to fulfill a promise across time.
I give thanks and it is done.
(This is recognizing and releasing a contract with a full heart. )
I started getting warnings in the afternoon, with clear insistence that I prepare. “Psychic attack incoming, 4:44pm! Put on your jewelry and myrrh.”
I was intrigued and as the time approached I looked over to my crystals. Two immediately asked to be held for the event. I laid down and held them over my abdomen. I worried for a moment that I should alert Amy, but felt that this was my deal. Then, I felt what I could only describe as an energetic net being cast my way, a wide net hoping to catch prey. They could not pinpoint me and I felt them watching the threads of the net for vibrations. Read more on how I reacted to the remote viewing here.