What do Spirit and the Strawberry Moon want us to know?
Now that we completed our circle around the outside of the Seed of Life stone circle and honoured Air, Fire, Water and Earth, it was time to take all we had learned into the centre of the stone circle, where the lines of the Seed of Life pattern converge. The lines are made of shallow trenches filled with white stones that come from across the globe. People often bring stones from other countries as a gift. A week ago, a dedicated team of volunteers (more help always welcome!) had weeded the trenches and the Seed pattern looked beautiful. The centre of the Celtic Wheel of the Year is normally associated with ‘Spirit’. I like to think of Spirit as the place of all ‘Energy Design’. As above, so below; imagine that every physical form has its energetic counterpart, an ‘energy design’. Or you could compare the idea to an original blueprint. Within Spirit, every blueprint in its pristine vibration is stored, including ours. When we, by means of intention, connect to Spirit, we access the field in which all information is contained. Plus it gives us an additional tool from which we can create change on Earth. For instance, when we connect to the Spirit/Energy Design of Pure Water Consciousness, we can ‘draw’ the energy design ‘down’ into our body. The vibration will affect the water molecules in our body and those in their turn are connected to everything else in this physical world (see message of the Spirit of Water). In this way we become a transmitter of the original energy design for water. Which basically makes us into ‘walking blessings’, able to gently influence the restoration of any disharmonious energy pattern of water. Download the appropriate energy design, emit, bless. Back in February a shamanic dowsing experiment was set up around this. We transmitted Pure Water Consciousness into bottles of water and the result of the measurements of the energy fields of both humans and of water was mind blowing (see report earlier on the Shamanic Dowsing page). We can make a huge impact, every one of us!
What does the Spirit of Earth want us to know?
Our beautiful group had listened and honoured the Air, Fire and Water element, and now we gathered in the North at Seed of Life stone circle’s outer marker stone. The direction of the North is related to the Earth element on the Celtic Wheel of the Year. We worked with the representations of Earth in its form of stone and soil. Stone is our first ancestor and without the skeleton of stone providing the strong scaffolding that is holding up the landscapes, there would be no place for precious soil to gather. Nor hold the seeds that will lead to new growth.
The soil that covers our landscapes is for the largest part composed of the debris of previous bloom. When life has bloomed and comes to the end of its cycle, then it will decay and its physical substance will return to and become part of the soil, taking with it also the metaphysical properties of all the memories and experiences of the blooming to give one more blessing to this world; that of NOURISHMENT. Soil is a mixture of dead and living energy, endlessly tumbled by time into compost and fertile lands. All the other elements help in the process of this transformation of life to death and resurrection. Maybe that is why we place the Earth element in the North, which in the Northern Hemisphere is the place of winter and of Rebirth of the Sun/Son. In addition, the stones and soil together are CARRYING us. There would be no place to walk on, to lie on, to dream on and build on, to cherish and to love, let alone of food to be produced, if it weren’t for stones and soil. In this vital role, we honoured the Spirit of Earth.
What does the Spirit of Water want us to know?
Having honoured and listened to Air and Fire, we walked over to the place of the West on the Seed of Life stone circle’s circumference. The West is associated to Water on the Celtic Wheel of the Year. Still glowing from the warmth of fire, our group gathered around a glass bowl filled with water. The round pyramid shaped shell submerged in the centre of the water was a gift from the Genius Loci of the well from which this water was collected. I had also added some tiny flowers that grew in the vicinity of the bowl, as an offering to the water.
The water originated from a local Fairy Well that I previously didn’t know existed and it was only because of a chance meeting with an older Irish lady whom I helped to find the well, that I found myself visiting this secluded place two days before the Summer Solstice ceremony. My sent friend had the most amazing, almost angelic voice, with which she had blessed the Fairy Well and its guardian spirit while she stood in its water (story can be found on the Shamanic Dowsing facebook page). The water in the bowl today still contained that powerful blessing. A bit of dowsing had shown that the energy field of the well water after the blessing song was the same size as the energy field of the water in the bowl before our ceremony. More dowsing answered that the effect of the blessing would last 17 days. With this knowledge, preparing for the ceremony in solitude, I had put out the garden chairs around the Hopi circle in the afternoon and washed each chair individually with the Fairy Well water while whispering: ‘May the person who sits in this chair be blessed by the pure waters from the Fairy Well’.