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World Liberation Day Meditation 5-5-5

My friend Wendy sent the following to me in an email, but it says to make it viral, so I’m sharing it below. As longtime blog readers know, I am a huge fan of collective prayer and visualization as triggers to make change. On May 1, 2011 hundreds of us gathered locally and virtually for Ocean’s 11:11, a collective visualization and spiritual offering of shamans, healers, prayer warriors, witches, Earth doulas, astrologers, puja offerers, and anyone who desired to see a peaceful transition from financial tyranny to world peace, human evolution, freedom and general LOVEolution.

We had two events, one on Beltane, and one in June 2011, and we had some truly powerful people involved. The rules were to use whatever esoteric gifts and skills we had, rituals, prayer, Reiki … the form didn’t matter, so long as it came from a place of real excitement, love and enthusiasm, and that participants acted from a place of Love and Light and for the Highest Good of All.

In retrospect, much of the Awakening really ramped up after those events, as did the comical showcases of a Failing World Order scrambling to make people believe in its power. They are desperate now, and we have neared a tipping point. This year’s one-day event coincides with the energy of 5-5-5 (2+0+1+2=5) and 555=”radical change.” (I mentioned it yesterday, in fact: “555 – Buckle your seat belts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being ‘positive’ or ‘negative,’ since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace.” ~Doreen Virtue) The idea this year is to tap into that 5-5-5 energy on the most powerful Full Moon of the year, Scorpio in Taurus. Details below. This is a time-sensitive global meditation. Please join as you feel led:

MAKE THIS VIRAL!

WORLD LIBERATION DAY
~ 5-5-2012 ~

It is time to take action! It is time to take the destiny of our world in our own hands. Therefore we will meet in groups large and small, as individuals and couples, at the exact time of full moon this May. Millions of us will gather and visualize the liberation of our planet from the tyranny of the central bankers so that for the first time in our history we will have the chance to create our own destiny as free citizens of the Earth.

There is a plan, conceived by positive people in the military, supported by civil authority, to arrest the members of the banking Cabal for their crimes against humanity. Our visualization will support this plan, so that it manifests as soon as possible, as non-violently and smoothly as possible. We will support brave heroes that will carry out this plan. Something like this has never happened on this planet before. This is our chance to be a part of it!

Our mass effort on this day will be the trigger that will activate the plan so that it may come to its fruition. Our visualization on that day is our declaration of freedom and independence. Make this viral! Share it worldwide.

We will all be doing this visualization at the same time, the moment of full moon, which comes this May 5th/6th. Exact times for different time zones are:

8:30 pm PDT May 5th (Los Angeles)
9:30 pm MDT May 5th (Denver)
10:30 pm CDT May 5th (Houston)
11.30 pm EDT May 5th (New York)
4:30 am BST May 6th (London)
5:30 am CEST May 6th (Paris)
11:30 am CST May 6th (Beijing)
12:30 pm JST May 6th (Tokyo)
1:30 pm AEST May 6th (Sydney)

(Of course, if you can’t do it exactly at this time, any time as close as possible will help too).

Instructions:

1. Relax your mind and body by watching your breath for a few minutes.

2. Visualize civil authority arresting central banking criminals such as Rothschilds and Rockefellers, and other members of this Cabal such as Henry Kissinger, etc. Visualize this process taking place worldwide peacefully and smoothly. Visualize the world finally being free from financial slavery, free from all evil dictators and corrupt politicians.

3. Visualize bright new future for humanity, with new and fair financial system put into place, with all debts canceled, prosperity funds for humanitarian projects released, advanced technologies introduced, ecosystem healed and human beings finally being free from all oppression.

Updates about the World Liberation Day:
http://2012portal.blogspot.com/

Information on how the Law of Attraction works exactly:
http://visualizedaily.com/

[From Laura again: if you have no idea what they’re talking about with regard to arrests and peaceful military support of civilian intervention, please see/listen to this earlier post and some follow-up posts here and here. Peace, love, joy, abundance, freedom and all that good stuff!]

Stonehenge, June 15 Eclipse and Summer Solstice

I just received this informative email with a message from Celia Fenn, and I thought I’d share it here. (At the end, she gives permission to repost.) Celia discusses the Stonehenge energy becoming realigned with the Galactic Center, as well as the implications of clicking into Galactic Timing. June 21 is not an official Ocean’s 11:11 Event date, but Summer Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) also marks the start of

Ocean’s 11:11 June 15 Event

Hello all you bliss lovers, Earth doulas, shamans, witches, faeries, elves, angels, artists and anyone else who envisions a high vibe, clean, beautiful, free and loving planet. Ocean’s 11:11 on June 15 is almost here. I posted on this earlier, so please check out the suggestions I’ve already shared. (You’ll need to scroll down through a couple earlier posts, as my link function won’t work right now.) Today’s post serves more as a pep talk and reminder.

June 2011 is filled with Love and Light events! Just filled with them. If you haven’t yet, please check out 40 Days Focusing on Manifesting the New 5D Earth (also found by scrolling through a few recent posts). It’s a good one, and it starts on June 21. Ocean’s 11:11 is, of course, about Love and Light, too. But it’s also about reclaiming resources and power — kind of a reverse heist, just like in the movie Ocean’s Eleven, where a gang of thieves goes after a corrupt casino. They each use their own special skills and work together to accomplish something far more daring than any of them could have hoped to achieve alone.

Our world is upside down, inside out, backwards and radically unstable right now. That’s the good news! It means that our little band of Robinhood-esque Lightworkers has Nature on our side. The most powerful magick taps into the natural flow of energies, guiding those energies, but working WITH them in order to create powerful, preferable results. Astrologer Electra Jung (http://signsfromabove.net) selected this date, June 15, 2011, with its Sagittarius Full Moon and a 100 minute full lunar eclipse, as one of the very best astrological alignments for accomplishing a reverse heist.

What does this look like? Well, let’s start by reclaiming Nature’s control of our weather. And then how ’bout our air? How ’bout the only clouds in the sky are actual real clouds, not heavy-metal-laden toxic chemtrails. And while we’re into rebalancing, how ’bout reclaiming our resources — money that’s been systematically stolen from taxpayers via deceptive banking “crises” and resulting bailouts; the missing gold from Fort Knox and under the World Trade Center; the various land grabs in Africa and the US’s Mississippi valley; Native, indigenous traditions in all lands; rainwater rights and clean water; control over our own bodies; our food supply; our spirituality, our soveriegnty and our self-respect.

Take your pick. You can focus on any or all or others. If you feel particularly passionate about something, so much the better. Focus your mind, heart, body and energy on whatever you want to reclaim and use whatever energetic tools you have at your disposal to take it back. You can do this all by visualization and really feeling how it would feel to have this planet and your own life rebalanced in this way. You can also write a spell/clever poem that expresses your intention (read it out loud), perform your own ritual, or burn a candle with this idea in mind. If you possess other knowledge or skills, like Reiki, you could offer a Reiki Healing Attunement to empower the intention; perform a shamanic ritual for others gathered around the same goal; engage in plant magick; or walk a labyrinth. The way in IS the way out. Let’s reverse the steps that got us here.

You can also work with any personal deities, devas, elementals or guides, as well as petition those whose services and interests align with this process. The Sagittarius Full Moon is ruled by Jupiter, and Jupiter expands everything he touches. Think big. Dream big. Whatever you ask for, realize that you can reclaim it in a much bigger way on June 15th. Full Moons are the most potent time to cast spells, and with a lunar eclipse lasting that long, the veil between worlds becomes very thin indeed. Jupiter is also in Taurus, which emphasizes the Earth. Ocean’s 11:11 participants are Earth doulas, helping to birth the next phase. Gaia wants to grow up and reclaim the respect she deserves as a Mother. We can send some extra requests to Jupiter to help expand whatever Earth is birthing — help expand this gorgeous new world of ours.

Venus is the goddess of love, but she’s also the goddess of receiving one’s heart’s desires. Her combined Love vibe and power of attraction make her a wonderfully compatible goddess for this Ocean’s 11:11 Event. Venus is also the goddess of quick cash and sudden windfalls. Let’s envision sudden wealth, power and resources coming into the hands of people who will use these responsibly for the highest good of all.

I also love the monkey god, Hanuman. He incarnated solely to serve Rama, and when Rama’s wife, Sita, was kidnapped, Hanuman found her and rescued her. On his journey, he faced impossible tasks, but each time that he remembered who he was, he managed to overcome all challenges. Hanuman represents the power of love in action. He can jump over the sea, fly to the Sun, or bring back an entire mountain just to make sure someone has the right healing herb. He acts from love, for love and because of love. If you know the Hanuman Chalisa, you might want to sing it on June 15, “tagging” it with your requests for a new, beautiful, balanced Earth served by Light and Love-filled governments. Power to, not power over.

Speaking of Hindu deities, Ganesha, the bringer and remover of obstacles, seems like a potent friend of this Ocean’s 11:11 mission. Ganesha guards all portals and doorways. As the energetic gatekeeper, he can open the doors that appear out of nowhere, as well as unlock ones that have been artificially slammed in our faces. Ganesha rocks. My favorite Ganesha t-shirt reads, “Whoever laughs last, laughs best.” Let’s give Nature, Earth and an evolved humanity a great big giggle fest!

Speaking of doors, let’s not forget Joseph Campbell’s wise words, “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Whatever you offer, please do so with joy. Like attracts like, and in this sacred re-heist, we need to remain present to the type of world we wish to create. I vote for joy, bliss, love, light, freedom, fun, prosperity and abundance. A world in which each person can freely express his or her soul’s true reason for incarnating. A world in which we all know we are infinitely cared for and provided for. “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” ~Luke 12:27

I have a professor friend who calls me “The Lily of the field,” because I lead such a synchronous, magickal life. It’s true. I really do. I feel so blessed and loved and protected, and I dream of the day when everyone who wants to know such things can freely experience life that way. We all can right now, but I envision this Ocean’s 11:11 re-heist as setting things in motion to make these opportunities seem more tangible and obvious to everyone. Much Love, Namaste, and thanks for your help!

Ocean’s 11:11 Update: Next Event is June 15

Hi everyone, this is just a short update with more to follow soon. I trust your June has begun dynamically with the June 1 Solar Eclipse and a nice astrological line-up of Jupiter in Taurus. Think “expansion and getting in touch with the Earth!” A great time to garden, enjoy nature and begin shaping those thoughts into reality. June offers three eclipses (two solar and one lunar), with the next one happening on June 15, the next Ocean’s 11:11 “gathering.”

I will post some additional suggestions closer to that time, but as preparation leading up to the next Ocean’s 11:11 Event on June 15, please focus on bringing light into and around you. Light, love, and especially laughter are fabulous ways to transmute darker, denser energies into the blissful existence we crave and deserve. I’ve been reading a Druid Magick book, and the authors talk about the power of the spoken word, particularly in the form of poetry. They also talk about how Celtic wars could be won with the sword or with the word, in particular, satire. I’m not suggesting anything mean-spirited here, but if things in the world are troubling you right now, please consider turning them into a humorous verse or ironic limerick. The process of focusing your creative attention on word, phrase and metaphor building in a funny way will carry over into your external reality as well. The pen is, indeed, mightier than the sword. And the spoken word’s more powerful than either. 😉

I’ve also been noticing some trends in my own Tarot cards. I have a Faery Wicca Tarot deck that includes traditional and “faery” readings. When I ponder the state of our planet right now, I keep pulling the “Poetical Justice” card, which features a dark-haired, young, pregnant woman running towards the light. So many people stand behind her, oblivious to events, but she knows to run. The card emphasizes that we must each choose our own path, regardless of what the herd believes. We are pregnant with possibility. Let’s run with it! I also love its reference to Poetic Justice: “The rewarding of virtue and the punishment of vice, often in an especially appropriate or ironic manner.” Again, I’m not wishing anything ill here, and I’m really not interested in punishment. I am, however, getting my funny bone regularly tickled by news in which diabolical plans come to funny or ironic fruition, or in which the plotters are almost immediately caught red-handed. So many of these events keep happening that I feel constantly on the edge of giggles!

I’ve expanded my own creativity to imagine things like chemtrails “accidentally” spraying something like DMT (or the spirit molecule) all over humanity and unintentionally waking everyone up even faster. I have a whole series of alternate scenarios running around my head! This began when I started asking for “a new Scriptwriter for this reality.” Someone on Facebook reminded me that I am the Scriptwriter for my own reality, even what I experience as collective reality. We all are. And so, instead of complaining or lamenting the lamestream media or depressingly real conspiracy facts, I just started rewriting them into fairy tales, comedies and spoofs. The more I “rewrote,” the more quickly things shifted in the external reality. I haven’t tried my hand at memorized poetic exploits yet, but I might try to brew something up for June 15.

Oh, and I have finally begun Door Number 15, with a “we are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Garden” theme–Garden as in Garden of Eden. It features the Tree of Life as a labyrinth and the words, “The way in is the way out.”

I also encourage everyone from Ocean’s 11:11 to join the 40 Days Focusing on Manifesting the New 5D Earth Event, which now has over 3,000 people actively agreeing to imagine themselves living in the new, beautiful, radiant Earth. This event begins June 21, on Summer Solstice, and you can join the Facebook group here.

In addition to all this positive thought, please consider those things in your life that no longer serve you. Are you ready to leave them behind, along with radiation poisoning, GM foods, BigOil, BigPharma, EColi outbreaks, and shadow governments? I sure am! To celebrate these shifts, I spent this past week re-feng-shui-ing my home. In feng shui, you can move 40 ounces with intention and have the result of moving giant mountains in “reality.” It doesn’t need to cost much, and some feng shui “cures” take only seconds or minutes to complete. You might want to look up “feng shui for” and whatever area of your life feels out of flow right now. Why not ride the wave of all this fabulous June transformation energy?

Namaste and Many Blessings!

Ocean’s 11:11 Beltaine (May 1)

Greetings, Earth Doulas, Shamans, Witches, Healers, Lovers and Human Evolutionary Midwives! Thanks so much for your joyful participation in this event. I’ve heard privately from so many people who would love to participate but want additional guidance and suggestions. Hence this blog post. Shazzie, the co-facilitator of Ocean’s 11:11, just posted here, as well. Today’s post will include some specific chants, meditations, spells and ideas. Please feel free to follow them exactly if they resonate, or else use these as springboards for your own unique offering(s). If you feel ready already, then please just take note of the initial reminders below. If you would like additional tips, then you’ll want to continue reading all the way to the end. 🙂

Essentials

A Brazilian shaman friend of mine sent me the following observation and reminders that I’ll share here, as I wholeheartedly agree with him:

“A new story needs to be created, all of the intended work that you are seeking to do must come from a place of newness. No part of the old story can be brought into the new as it would merely pollute and toxify the story and simply feed the darkness. There can be no anger or revenge brought into the work or it too will simply feed the darkness.”

I have mentioned this consistently from the very first Ocean’s 11:11 idea: the entire process is intended as a strengthening and celebrating of those things we DO want. Yes, much darkness exists at this time; we certainly get to enjoy contrast en route to 2012! Focusing anger or revenge on those who’ve tried to oppress humanity only fuels their energy. When you catch yourself feeling angry, allow that emotion to lead you to a greater awareness of that which you DO seek, and ask how this new awareness might intensify the ways you can manifest those desires into your reality.

When dealing with magick or ritual, intention and vibration become increasingly important. If you do not feel you can engage in a spell or ritual without dragging anger or negativity into it, then please refrain from the spells or rituals. This requires some self-assessment, and there’s no shame in your honest evaluation. You can still participate with a meditation or mantra offered to “The Highest Good of All.”

In fact, let’s offer everything for “The Highest Good of All.” This simple tag line allows us easily to shift from attachment to intention. There IS a difference! Attachment to results tries to micromanage those results, and the issues, organizations and bigger picture are so large and complex that it would be much more powerful for the unified intentions of Freedom, Love, Health, Joy, Abundance, Healing, etc. to join together and leave the how’s up to the Universe. If too many people try to micromanage the exact parameters of these collective intentions, we run the risk of cancelling each other out. It’s also much safer and easier on a grand scale to make a clear offering of Love in service of “The Highest Good of All,” rather than trying to remember every single detail, law, or desire. Intention speaks the desire and then lets all the power of the Universe get to work in making that desire manifest.

Themes

Beltaine is a traditional purification ceremony and celebration of newness and fertility. For this first Ocean’s 11:11 event, it feels important to offer collective healing for humanity, specifically healing related to shame, victim mentality and co-dependence, all of which interfere with the willingness to ask for and receive something better. Without healing a core resistance to accepting a wonderful, beautiful, abundant life, we can do all the rituals and spells in the world, and things will just return to some version of the imbalanced status quo.

On an individual level, we have each been victims and abusers at some point in our many lifetimes. This dynamic of victim and abuser plays itself out in our own lives and on the bigger canvas of this world, with entire governments and institutions victimizing the masses right now. In order for the victim/abuser dance to continue, co-dependency must flourish, as each receives some “benefit” from the other. In the sense that our outer world reflects our inner world, every situation in our lives and on this planet shows the areas that still cry out for healing inside ourselves.

Whatever your offering for Beltaine, please take a moment to offer yourself forgiveness for any perceived wrongs you have done to yourself or others, and please do your very best to extend forgiveness to those around you, including our governments, BigBanks, and anyone else you view as an aggressor or oppressor. They are teaching us something, and once we absorb the lesson with gratitude they will have no more reason to appear in our lives as tormentors or aggravators. Accept the lesson and we will not need the instructors. Any offerings can also amplify this intent for both individual and collective healing of shame, guilt, feelings of victimization or abuse. When we take responsibility for everything in our lives, we free ourselves from unwanted influence. We free ourselves to return to the natural state of abundance and flow.

Also in light of Beltaine’s fertility energy, many people have decided to include some sort of “love in” or sex magick in their offerings. What a wonderful way to gift some potent love energy to this planet. If you’ve got a willing partner who wants to join in this collective intent, or even if you just want to send that intent out on your own orgasmic wave, please do whatever you feel called to do in the name of love and healing. 😉

Chanting

For those who would like to recite a simple mantra, please feel free to chant whatever most resonates with you. I would particularly suggest the following:

OM (pronounced Ahhh-oooo-mmm)

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (click here for an explanation)

or the Hrim mantra, which is one traditionally used for Purification and Transformation. It is known as a Bija (or seed) mantra, again tying in with both the purification and fertility/newness themes.

“HRIM (pronounced Hreem) is the prime mantra of the Great Goddess and ruler of the worlds and holds all her creative and healing powers. HRIM governs over the cosmic magnetic energy and the power of the soul and causal body. It awakens us at a soul or heart level, connecting us to Divine forces of love and attraction. HRIM is the mantra of the Divine Maya that destroys the worldly maya. It has a solar quality to it but more of a dawn-like effect. It is charming and alluring, yet purifying . Through it we can control the illusion power of our own minds.

“In Vedic terms HRIM is a mantra of the Sun, particularly in terms of illumination. It increases our aspiration and receptivity to Divine light, wisdom and truth. It opens the lotus of the heart to the inner Sun of consciousness. It is a mantra of the region of heaven or the consciousness space in which all the worlds exist.” (For more information about Seed Mantras, please click here.)

Reciting a mantra 108 times gives it extra potency. You can chant along with this video or with mala beads, if you have them:

Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung is another beautiful chant from the kundalini yoga tradition. This healing prayer can be whispered, silently chanted or sung aloud to the tune of Pachelbel’s Canon. Completely lovely and gentle!

Meditation

If you would like to meditate, please remember the themes and tailor your visualization, music, and/or quiet focus to these. You might want to follow a guided meditation from Abraham-Hicks’ “Getting into the Vortex,” if you own that resource. Otherwise, some Mozart, Chopin, or deeply relaxing alpha, theta or holosync meditation CD’s can get you into a receptive and highly creative state.

Even though a very small population on this planet has actively abused the Earth, to the degree we have allowed this to happen, we are all culpable. For this reason, I would like to include Dr. Emoto’s healing prayer for the waters at the reactors of Fukushima, but branch this out to ALL water on planet Earth: “Oceans of the Earth, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you.”

Drumming

Drumming by yourself or in a drum circle with clear intent can be a powerful way to connect with the inner rhythm of the Earth. Shamans often use one or more drummers while performing healing ceremonies. As with any of these suggestions, your intention, sincerity and enthusiasm are the most potent ingredients. If you feel called to drum, please don’t worry about you’ll sound. The Earth will hear your healing prayers.

Spells

Novice magick practitioners can go to a metaphysical shop and purchase candles infused with essential oils, charms, colors and intents. If you’d like May 1 to include a bit of magick but don’t know where to begin, this could be a great start. The candles often come with a small set of instructions, and the spell lasts until the candle(s) burn out.

One very powerful spell called “The Comb and Mirror Spell,” I learned from the Druid, Shawn Blackwolf. In order to do this spell, you must have long enough hair to make three braids and braid them together. He cautions to be VERY clear of intent with this spell, as it’s extremely powerful. Here it is as taught by Shawn:

“Comb And Mirror Ritual Chant

by Blackwolf

Age Group: Adult

“With Comb Of Shaping , And Mirror Of Reflection ,
I Call The Powers From Every Direction ,
Water And Fire , Air And Earth , And
Spiritual Power To Give All Birth ,
I Call Ye Forth , I Summon Thee , By The Power
Of Three Times Three , All That Is As I Decree ,
I Call Ye Powers , To Me , To Me !

“I Bind The Power In Me Hair ,
To Be Used As Only I Know , And Dare ,
When I Unleash This Triple Braid ,
The Spell’s Intent , Will Be Made”


“Author’s Notes: While Combing , And Braiding , Your Hair , Chant
Over And Over , With Mgieckal Intent , And Building
In Charge And Force , Until You Are Finished ;
See The Streams Of Elemental Energy Flowing
Toward You , Filling Your Hair ;

“When You Unbraid Your Hair , ( Within Three Days ,
Or Less ) , Hold A Creative Visualization , With Full
Focus And Intent ……Be Careful , This Works !

“For Any Interested , Research The Ancient Comb
And Mirror Traditions Via Anthropological Sites ;
This Was Always Part Of Our Crreayafth Tradition

“By The Way , I Recommend To My Students When
Visualizing Elemental Mgieck From The Perspective
Of The Paleolithic Faery Tradition , To Visualize It ,
That Way …… Raw Energy , Wildstorms , Savage
Seas , Volcanoes , Earthquakes , Tornadoes ,
Lightning And Thunder , And Walls Of Fire Racing
The Land , To Purify , And Begin Anew , And See
Themselves In The Middle Of It ……

“Faery Mgieck Is Not For Wimps Or Fluffbunnies

P.S. A Little Brouge Inflection, Is Helpful With The
Chant”

Sympathetic Magic

Some people consider this the most “primitive” form of magick, with an object representing a larger object, person or concept. Voodoo dolls are an example of sympathetic magick, but so is using a pillow to send distance Reiki to someone else, or a globe to send energy to the entire world. Crystals, feathers, candles, charms, boxes of intentions, photographs or vision boards can all function as sympathetic magic when charged with the intention of manifesting whatever they represent.

For Christians, you could consider taking the Eucharist (Communion) with the intention of an Earth healing.

So get creative! If you feel artistic, consider creating a portal painting, diorama, vision board or even a meal, eaten in observation of the Highest Good of All. The sky is not the limit here, but feel free to aim at least that high. 🙂

Reiki

Reiki is universal life force enegy, or divinely directed healing energy. It is always helpful, so if you have any training in Reiki, please feel free to tap into the healing power of the universe as part of your Beltaine offering. Reiki Master Teachers can go one extra step and offer a healing attunement for Mother Earth, all of Nature, and humanity. Know that your blessing will be received as such by those who wish to receive the healing.

Location

If anyone lives near or can easily get to vortexes, sacred sites, sacred wells, portals, or ley line intersections, these spots will dramatically amplify the power of your intentions. Please remember to hold the highest vibration of love that you can in these spots!

Earth Medicine

Any kind of sweat lodge, Native ceremony, shamanic ceremony, or even just walking barefoot on the Earth and honoring her current, will help you to tap into Earth Medicine. If you do not follow a specific tradition, feel free to hug a tree, sunbathe, garden (and scatter seeds with intention), or invite the faeries, devas and Earth spirits to join and amplify your intention. At night, you can stare up at the stars and invite help and healing from beyond as well.

Oh, and one last thing… may I suggest Motherwort as a part of this? Here are the magickal attributes, and it’s a common weed in Europe and the US, likely the UK, too:

“Magical Attributes
Motherwort energies promote inner trust and confidence that the ultimate outcome will be best for all involved in the fullness of time. It is also used for counter-magic and associated with immortality and spiritual healing. It is a protective herb, especially in spells designed to protect pregnant women and their unborn children.

Motherwort can be smoked to promote astral projection, but smoking too much can cause respiratory arrest. It is therefore perhaps best used as a smudge or burned as incense rather than smoked directly. It is especially effective in combination with mugwort.

Motherwort is associated with Frigga (Freya, Frige, Fricka, Frija) and Ogun
It corresponds to the energy of Leo, Venus, and the element of Water.”

(from: http://www.witchipedia.com/motherwort) I’m thinking counter magick will be helpful, and also the connection w/ Mother Earth and the qualities of strength, protection and highest good of all. It’s also commonly used by midwives, and thus seems appropriate to a birthing ceremony for a new Earth.

If you have access to or interest in Ayauasca or Iboga and you know of or are, a qualified shaman, these sorts of sacred ceremony and Earth medicine would also be powerful contributions.

Much Gratitude

I just want to say thank you again to everyone who cares enough about our planet and our times to join this collective intention and love fest. Deepest, heartfelt blessings to you and yours! Much Love and Namaste.

The Shadow of Mercury Retrograde Persists: How Best to Use this Time

Today features another guest blog post by the lovely and wise Electra Jung. Most people know about “Mercury Retrograde,” but not everyone knows about its “shadow period.” Sounds ominous, right? Well, it need not feel that way. As Electra explains, the Shadow of Mercury Retrograde fosters continued inner evaluation, review and healing.

In many ways it’s fitting that the first phase of Ocean’s 11:11 occurs on May 1, still under Mercury’s shadow. This initial event works with this energy, looking to salve deep, unhealed wounds and especially exploring how our outer world reflects our own inner climate. Please feel free to join us if you’d like to participate, or you can do so privately with your own very personal ceremonies, meditations and acknowledgment.

Whether you intend to participate in Ocean’s 11:11 or not, Electra’s insights will help you navigate the rest of April and early May. Many blessings and much love! Thanks, as always, to Electra for her keen awareness and easy explanations of tricky concepts:

The month of April requires patience, temperance and calm in order to manage yourself and your emotions through the challenging planetary cycles… cycles which challenge our daily activities and create disruptions of our familiar patterns and interactions with everyone we know.

The Mercury retrograde that began on March 30th will dominate much of the month of April. Mercury will station direct on April 23 and remain in its “shadow’ until returning to the degree of its retrograde May 12.

This will make the month of April slow-going and frustrating for those accustomed to moving into spring with a bang and getting ideas and plans moving ahead. It is time to ask ourselves what is most important to get done. And we’re learning to BE — fully present — when we do.

“… the only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Even as Mercury returned to direct motion…it was in hard aspect to the relentless testing of restrictive Saturn. Mercury opposed to Saturn is another indication of set-back and delay. The intention here is to get yourself, your documents and your life organized before moving forward with any kind of coherence! The more prepared you become… the more informed and confidence you become.

During the “shadow” phase of Mercury we are catching up with all the weak links in our plans, our lives. Until May 11/12 we have time to move slowly forward as Mercury re-covers its lots ground during the retrograde cycle. This natural cycle also give us the time to re-emerge more balanced, capable and self-aware. These previous three weeks have shown where our thinking and speaking have caused havoc in personal and professional relationships.

Moreover, it is well-known among mundane astrologers that the days and weeks prior to and after the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, that some people have a hard time adjusting to the shift of seasons and the equalization of the Earth’s tilt.

Acts of frustration, impulse and haste work in combination with the Aries stellium of transits. Some of the planets, like Mars, head towards an opposition to Saturn in Libra by the third week of April – compounding the impulsive and aggressiveness in the air, and at times, leading to the volatile inclinations associated with Aries.

Value the month of April to mid-May to rest, re-view and re-connect with yourself. Be consistent with your spiritual practices and remain aware that every moment of every day offers you the chance to re-discover the beauty of living alongside with natural cycles!

Electra

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