Take a virtual walk with me
eye on the plants pushing through the cracks
Take a virtual walk with me
eye on the plants pushing through the cracks
It's not personal
a poem an evocation a prayer
a remedy reminder
not taking it personal
this radical act of staying self centered
recognizing that inside of my solar plexus
is my own inner hearth
and it's fueled by my heart
and my warmth
of re-membering myself
as a joyful being, growing and balancing in the moment.
not taking something personal
staying in the n o w
presently engaged with what is
r e a c h i n g for balance
and a bridge of the moment
with the heart open
with the hearth lit
with the inner will governed
with the strength of center present
wholeness of being fully illuminated
Not taking it personal
in my sovereignty
with my heart open
from the wisdom of my being
the key of compassion
the art of forgiveness
which b o u q u e t s into love
t h r o u g h the feeling state
I can alchemize my sense of being
into a created moment
that is generated
from my knowingness
from whatever I choose from
what I am present to
where my consciousness is flowing
reaching toward the edge of me
this is a universe
and it's ever e x p a n s i v e
not taking things personal
With some astrology contemplation:
Consider the 12 houses on the astrological wheel.
The Sun/Leo in the 5th house
as opposite to
Uranus/Aquarius in the 11th house
Sun's house as a representation of your inner self will fire. As what illuminates your personal hearth, fed by the health of your heart, ruled by Leo. Your unique interpretation of radiance as reflected by you from the Sun.
The Sun is light radiance, all of life on Earth consumes light. When you eat vegetables you eat their photosynthesis. Your body is made of Earth and you are what you eat. You are Earth illuminated by the light of our Sun.
You are a kaleidoscope of light refracted by the wisdom of your accumulated Earthly life experience.!.
Uranus' house as a representation of the higher octave of Mercury, sharing the frequency of communication. Mindful Mercury as a direct connection from source to humanity. Revelatory Uranus blows through collective weather as an inhale and exhale of the whole spectrum of y/our community. Collecting in its breath a voice of the planet.
so the fire of the Sun
and the wind of Uranus
mirror each other
from different perspectives–
The Sun illuminates the self center and Uranus communicates the ideas of the center to the greater whole. To know the inner is to bring consciousness to the outer. The fifth house of self as witnessed by the eleventh house of the community.
A remedy for this TREMENDOUS influx of digital information during this Aquarian Age is to tend to y/our inner hearth. Each one of us Earthlings are refractions of light, light is a spectrum of color as reflected by every Earthly being on the planet now. Every color is light. When you shine your authentic light you express the light wavelengths you hold. Your inner hearth, your inner fire are like flames at the center of your being.
The Aquarian age asks us to shine and witness the multitudes of unique expressions as refractions of light; a rainbow kaleidoscope of the whole.
To paint an even more expansive picture;
the hearth represents your unique individual inner fire, the center of yourself
You exist on Earth as Earth with a whole ecosystem of beings reflecting light, as their inner fire.
Imagine the beauty of the rainbow, every color hugging the next as a spectrum of waves. With your acceptance and integration of each vibrant wave of color, your palette of awareness becomes more vivid.
Let's call this vividness awareness, let's expand the awareness as consciousness.
What then is possible?
When it's not personal, but rather a vivid expression of unique light as held by fellow Earthlings?
When consciousness grows, so does the spectrum of interbeing. We are all connected, like colors hugging on the rainbow.
Wash it off
Wash it off
Living in an urban environment bombarded with all types of frequencies
I live in berkeley off a busy main street, maybe you’ve heard of University Avenue in Berkeley, California? Berkeley is a place famous for its morphic resonance of radical activism and has been “my street” for the past 9+ years. Attracted to what the Ohlone people, still thriving here, call the meeting place ripe with the willingness to talk about the tough things. I choose to thrive here as an urban witch. Close to the density of humanity, learning the vivid spectrum of interbeing.
I remember when I was in Herbalism school, walking down University Avenue to a burrito shop for lunch, walking really slow. Because legitimately I look for the plants, pushing through the cracks, noticing in them their tenacity to grow through, literal hard places. Learning about what isn't written in ‘wild foraging’ or cultivated herb books. It isn't glamorous to see milky oat tops growing besides this day-in-age tumbleweed– the disposable mask…But there they are blowing in the breeze a reminder that life is here, underneath the hard places. Whispering, their soothing nerve nourishing song. I found through a magickal veil the place I now live/work.
Sometimes it's too loud here…I can hear, feel, see, smell, and in some cases touch the chaotic pulse of this urban wild west. Someone screaming down the street, talking to beings only they can see. It’s a lot to navigate. I do a lot to tithe back into the community, as my efforts to offer a community antidote, for this Ohlone land is a meeting place. Moonlodge is such an offering, open to any womb yin willing to sit in the darkness.
I remember to wash it off.
Ok, that reads callus, let me explain my growing relationship with water. Water is everywhere, in three famous forms; solid, liquid and vapor (I’m a mother of a seven year old, we homeschool, and science is fun;). Not only does water take on form like a chameleon, water stretches. It always reaches for the union of the whole and the incredible nature of water is in yo/u/s (yo- I, you, us).
Let’s deepen the current, as it were, and dive into the spirit of water. Water holds resonance, be cold, dry, hot, moist, sad, angry, maybe even splashing with joy. Quantum physics reminds us that the witness influences matter. Yeah, your thoughts, words, feelings, ideas, have influence over/with water. We humans are, on a healthy well hydrated day, about 70% water. Ok, so footnote that, and water stretches it never breaks, that's even through time! So the water in you is ANCIENT, as in it has been on the planet longer than humans. Yeah, soak that in.
If water has memory you hold lifetimes, and have access to the memory of lifetimes of multiple earth dwelling (not limited because shooting stars are real) species. Ok yes, I am a mystic and I am looking to blow your socks off. Mostly to call forth a reckoning of response-ability. You as a conscious witness have a choice to be influenced by your inner waters or to influence your inner waters, mostly both.
Believe me I know trauma is real. All of us humans on this planet can feel the spectrum of emotion. And in the deep feeling current of emotions is an ancient language that connects to our interbeing. We are all connected from the inner well(ness) of our waters. Every moment we make a choice to focus on what was happening or what is happening. There was this cafe I worked at here in Berkeley, during my Saturn return, where we served water in pitchers featuring affirmations; love, trust, peace, joy, abundance, and breathe. It was a potent gesture to add ritual to an otherwise unconscious routine. Today I deepen my water ritual routines, with awareness of not only what I put into my body but what I wash off.
Glamour Magick is something I developed out of being fully pregnant with, my vote for humanity, a baby, our future and during such “interesting times.” It started out with lipstick and not wanting to eat synetic anything (have that enter into the future) or buy too much plastic when the ocean is filled with the stuff. Now years later, it is a lifestyle and a ritual routine. The other day a friend wanted to talk to me about this new curly hair supportive shampoo and I was beside myself…I became awkward. Yes, locking in moisture in my curly locks is important to me, But at what cost to the environment (my/our macrocosm?) And by the way do you see my gorgeous hair, I don’t need it…but I get it humans just wanna connect and share.
Here let me share with you.
I have been soap free for over ten years. That's on my head and my body, except for washing my hands with Dr Bronners (did you know they tithe 40% of their profits!) singing the birthday song, obviously, i'm not gonna spread a virus, calm the worry. But on my body I use a rock. I told a friend this recently, and she asked where to buy this kind of rock. I had the hugest chuckle…I found my bathing rock next to moving water, because of the quality of texture of friction worn rock. Water like, ocean and river. Not pumice stone, which is far too gritty. Then when I have worn my rocks medium to fine grit too smooth to exfoliate with, I give it back to the Earth, sometimes I get very ritualistic with the gesture and sometimes quietly.
When I bathe with a rock I remember what matters in me and realize to transmute the living trauma through my body. So the next being who comes into contact with the waters that have touched through me resounds in prayer. Sometimes my prayer is simple, sometimes it's epic…
I forgive this moment and let go,
in this moment I reach to accept
we are all trying our best,
Buddha says we’re all suffering through our humanity
Needing, wanting, reaching,
Compassion is the ultimate wisdom.
Christ asks us to remember forgiveness
and this act of acceptance is the ultimate form of Love.
In these gestures Thoth speaks to the alchemy of sovereignty
I am the collections of my actions
Interconnected in our uniqueness by the choices we individually
Choose to harmonize of our own free will.
So I present to you this living question:
How are you resonating with y/our water?
a story/poem for all potential and current Osha root lovers.
the wintering Bear climbs out of the deep dark slumbering cave
led by a powerful snout
Bear saunters along
mimicking a crocodile
wagging a heavy width of a tail
in the direction of a lacy leafed
with a strong vivid stalk
cousin to the head of a carrot or parsley
bright in aromatics
the dreamy Bear digs into moist earth
in reach for the invigorating,
after enjoying Bears fill,
gripping the trunk of the strongest nearby tree
Bear voices out a Bear aaahhhOOOOoooooommmmm
and hacks the sludge of winter OUT
quenched by crystal clear spring melt
from the nearby summit
under which Bear dreamt
what now awakens in Spring
Ligusticum porteri, OSHA root
lmk about the reception of Osha and your intuitive insight
this is all an invitation--
re-membered remedy to help Bear lungs:
cooling moistening immune modulating
great for softening thick hot sticky phlegm!
must be paired with a higher intake of liquids;
Mucilaginous tea; marshmallow root, slippery elm, licorice (though this herb raises blood pressure, take aware),
Warm soothing nervine teas; blue vervain (quiets a talkative mind), skullcap (neck head and shoulder tension releaser, chamomile (cools a moody gut), motherwort (bitter af, quiets heart palpitations)
Ease off of foods that thicken the phlegm; dairy (of all animals) gluten and sugar, save for fresh berries on occasion.
Myth and Scissors
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May 15, 2022
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& her Court
•language of emotions
•arc of hormones
•wheel of phenology
Taught by Witch Practitioner
Rites of Passages Reverend Tatiana of Florentina Craft
Facilitator of Moonlodge for 19 years
Experiential learning; conversational contemplation, medicine making (potion and gem elixir), personal map making, elements of magick and more!
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