In September our "shaman talk" night will be used for our Fall Equinox Water Ritual, because it is a Friday night and closer to the actual equinox. If you would like to join us, please complete the preparation below. If you have not prepared, please join us another night. Thank you.
The purpose of the water ritual is to create inner balance so that we can support the manifestation of True Love in our lives. True Love is not about personal, romantic satisfaction, but about becoming people who love all of life—including that which is different than us and that which isn't even human. This ritual is the next step in the ritual path we began together with the last winter solstice fire.
Journey 1: Show me the excess in my life (or myself) that keeps me from fully manifesting True Love. If it isn't apparent ask, "What is this excess?"
Journey 2: Show me the scarcity in my life (or myself) that keeps me from fully manifesting True Love. If it isn't apparent ask, "What is this scarcity?"
Water is the great shapeshifter. In the creation stories of many African shamans the Earth existed and the Sun/Sky existed, but there was no life. It was only after water came and reconciled the excesses of Earth and Sun that the potential to nourish life was released from each of them. Water is the great Healer, Reconciler, and Peacemaker.
Journey 3: What third energy needs to be present to reconcile my current situation so that I can create the balance needed to support True Love?
Working with the energies in your answers:
Place two jars on your altar or some central place you will see regularly. Fill one full with water. This is your excess power object. Leave the second jar empty. This is your scarcity power object. Select a crystal (you are willing to give away) and fill it with your 3rd energy from Journey 3.
Using these power objects and further journeying work intentionally with the energies uncovered in your journeys to create reconciliation and balance in your life.
Bring your full jar, empty jar, crystal, and rattle to the ritual next month.
This ritual will not be followed by a potluck sharing.