Giving myself this day of immersive relationship to the energy, yet also sharing the experience. Usually I go all-in or just kind of dabble here and there throughout the day. Now I'm considering everything that happens part of the medicine walk. "sacred time isn't separate time" Am considering making a painting to resemble a cross-stitch motto. for substrate, use a piece of salvaged wood and hang it in the mud room.
J will remove another layer of leaves from the pond today. We will rattle and sing. Others have been by per loosely arranged schedule.
At sunset we'll stand facing west and absorb the shifting light of this new season on its first day of life.
As is my way I am going all in with The Healing Garden class material. There are many altar spaces in and around our home but I wanted something especially dedicated to the energy work for this course - and in a place where I could see it alot - that was grounded in our home's energetic structure rather than my studio space. Set up a wooden folding tray just by the door of the living room leading to the kitchen and downstairs hallways. Built the altar slowly over an hour's worth of time and gentle contemplation of my inclusion options.
building an altar is always rewarding, elevating, and above all else intentional BLUE in living action. Deb's exemplar featured a backdrop. Haven't worked altar space that way in decades. So, yeah. Let's re-ignite the horizontal axis. This is SO BEAUTIFUL and smoothing for the entire house. Planning to smudge with all the doors open.
Included on the wall: my layered red square from 'way back at the beginning of the Dive. The other three are literal as well as more spiritual guardians and guides in the field. J's fox tribe. My song dog howlers. the bluebirds that travel with goldfinches during the winter from their thickets in a nearby overgrown orchard. During the summer both birds nest and roost in the field. A goldfinch peeps around the edges of special stone and crystal friends. Raven spirit led me directly to the eye-portal stone at the Quabbin Reservoir about 30 years ago. Also included with what's to come in mind: citrine, danburite, larimar, amethyst, chrysoprase, lemurian seed crystal, ruby matrix, chrysocholla, obsidian, and a tiny bit of emerald matrix. And of course an aventurine egg gifted quite long ago - in another century/millenium, in fact.
My grandmother's beloved snowdrops teacup. Later I'll fill it with beach sand and just as the sun has settled out of sight we'll light the silver and gold candles. Also my grandmother's spring rabbits. I wound up switching-out the basket for my mother's willow basket with a grapevine handle. that way there are three generations of my bloodline to tie me to my personal mother-line as well as Gaia. A small Tree of Life talisman that was original gifted to me by the piscean dive captain's mother on the day she learned she was pregnant with his younger sister. It just felt right to her, as a memorial of that shared moment in our Time. And the talisman has found a special protected home in every summer's garden since.
go outside and breathe as deeply as you can.
we've made it this far.
and now find ourselves surrounded by Blue.
(hopefully this post is helpful for the few who have written asking what to do, how one might arrange, etc. for an altar space that's organically developed in a manner that's equally Spirit-and-self directed.) Below, Gaia waits to be recognized through this working.
it's an energetic and magical boundary thing.
and it makes a great deal of difference what frequency vibrates and how.