Year: Equinox | Sun: Aries | Moon Cycle: LQ+5 in Pisces
Still savoring the experience of last week to honor World Water Day with a water blessing ceremony; still humbled and filled with gratitude for this essential element that keeps our earth and bodies alive in this material world.
A cleansing white sage smudge started the day, followed by a calling of the spirits in the Inca tradition. This style of calling was new to me and I welcomed the essences of the four directions, father sky and mother earth with a new perspective. Bless us, guide us and keep us safe during our celebration today.
We learned again the names of the local trees and their spiritual contributions to the land. A land renewal is in progress to plant trees and encourage the beaver to return. Another project is working to create habitat in the creeks by placing logs to slow the water for the salmon to spawn and make safe places for other water-loving creatures to hatch. I could only stand back and admire the enthusiasm and strength of the young people to accomplish this task.
We observed a time of silence to walk the land and greet the nature spirits. Sounds of a flute spread delicately across the meadow. A Native ceremonial singer accompanied the music with his drum and his authentic voice filled the air with wholeness and beauty.
I was attracted to the tiny slips of trees that were planted, dozens of them lined up near the creek. At first I wanted to make sure I didn’t step on them, then kneeling down I sent a silent greeting to four of them one at a time. Each had a different vibration and vitality: one was high and light and another rich and melodious. I silently applauded the strength they had to thrive in their new life and prayed for the water to keep them growing to maturity.
A walk in a stone labyrinth set in the meadow provided a personal focus. My body trudged with a heavy step around the endless winding path that seemed to take forever to complete. The journey ended at the center with a nurturing sense of being welcomed home at last. I experienced the lightness of release and hope on what felt like a much shorter journey back on the way out.
We gathered near the edge of the creek to offer our blessing to Water with an expression of song meditation. I recalled Masaru Emoto’s work with water that the offering blessings and sounds to water will result in beautiful formations of water crystals. The water was returned to the creek to mingle its blessing with all of the waters as it flowed to the rivers and beyond.
Afterward driving home we saw an eagle flying above, following our car down the road. Then at home the hummingbirds circled and zoomed. We were attuned to the land and the animals responded. Most remarkable was the two resident cats at home who followed us to our own creek. It was a brand new experience for them – to go out of the Shire with courage; their display of trust was beyond measure. We offered the blessed water to the local creek waters.
Thank you to Water. Gratitude to Water. Love to Water.
Bless us, keep us and share your bounty with us.
Life…….Water! It’s just a Rain away…..it’s just a rain away…