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Impressions and Depressions

Sink down and depress into the Earth; feel your shadow reflected against Her gnarly roots.

Breathe down and out, empty the lungs, and feel into the chaos at their depth where breath ends.

Push… release… let go… drop.

Collapse into Earth’s embrace.

Shudder, diaphragm

Ache, heart.

Churn, belly.

Sob and heave.

And then come back to center; the channel.

Breathe and breathe and breathe and breathe.

Let the Earth reflect the impression that body makes upon Her.

Let the perineum and solar plexus and diaphragm and heart mirror reality and what is so for the body.

The central channel represents the Earth, but inside.

Inside me.

It is the root, the trunk of who I am and the chakras are its knots.

Inasmuch as I allow peers to impress themselves upon me, I also do this with my self and my channel and the Earth.

As I feel who I am and trust that felt sense, I can more vulnerably and powerfully impress my self upon other people.

The manifestation is that much more clear because the Earth has already shown me an image of who She sees me to be.

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The Snail Priestess

I am deeply grateful to Chani Nicholas for the following incantation, which speaks so directly and clearly to my current focus. I seek to embody the pace of the snail. My energy is slow and purposeful, not rushed or urgent. It’s focused on the breath moving inside my body, always in awareness with the ground, feeling the Earth.


Virgo

I break the spells that keep me busy doing nothing. My time is sacred so I keep a watchful eye on it. I break the spells that keep me wasting energy where I don’t need to. I use the space in my days to work on my skills of constructive daydreaming. Giving myself some time and space to just be can be revolutionary. I use this new moon to break the spells that have me thinking in the same way about a problem, opportunity or situation. I use this new moon to refresh my way of seeing what I am looking at.

I am dedicated to seeing solutions.

If I can worry about my problems, then I can imagine their solutions. I can conjure up the understanding, the strategy and the wisdom needed to find my way around anything that life throws at me.

This week offers me a unique opportunity to benefit from my commitments. Especially the ones that I make to my home, family and healing my relationships with parents and childhood issues. No magic is made without a serious commitment to the elements that I work with. This new moon can help me to see that I have all the ingredients that I need to make a stable, sound, solid place to land, root down and grow from. This new moon can help me to see how much easier healing can be when I am willing to meet my life where it is.

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The Origin of All Things

Meditation awareness: Inside my pelvis there is a portal to primordial space, the origin of all things. I feel gravity and allow it to pull me down toward the portal. It is my cervix. And on the other side is spaciousness, creativity, possibility. My womb is an ocean of space and it holds awareness of the infinite.

I use my awareness to seek this point and embody it. I come back to it over and over with my breath, with focus, with my mind’s eye. I imagine the portal’s heat and pressure, how it burns when opened. I practice inhaling my breath from the womb space, through my cervix, and then exhaling my breath back into the space.

I imagine my lips gently making contact with my cervix as the breath moves into and out of my body. I imagine exhaling hot, moist air into the rich compost that makes up the origin of all things. The blood-rich pocket deep inside my body that creates life.

I inhale from the origin that is my womb, and my lungs are filled. I exhale into the origin and my lungs are emptied. I am a recursive bellows, simultaneously breathing into and out of my own body with each breath. I attempt to follow my breath into the space so that I may feel its vastness, so that I can be surrounded by space that is aware of itself.

I inhale from and exhale into a space in my body that I am aware of at only the most primal and cosmic level. The origin of all things.

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