We will work with ceremony and ritual for our work this month. Performing a ceremony is a way of opening the lines of communication between you and the creative forces. When we perform a ceremony we state our intention of what we are asking for to the universe so that our creation might be physically manifested.
Ritual is a way of grounding behaviors. For example, by going outside everyday and giving thanks for your life and the life of all living beings is a way of grounding a behavior of appreciation.
For our ceremony on the spring equinox I would ask you to do some journeying/meditating on what seeds you would like to plant for our earth garden. For example, do you want to plant seeds of peace, love, unity that will grow into a plant which manifests these energies in the world.
Get clear on your intention of the energies you want to plant and watch grow. Use the principles of intention + love (coming from a place of heart) + harmony (harmony within creates harmony without) + concentration + focus (we must keep our concentration and focus strong for the principle of manifestation to occur) + union (remember we are one with the web of life and the seeds we plant affect all life on earth) + imagination (we need to dream a new world and consciousness into existence).
Once you are clear on your intention find some seeds that you can go into nature and plant into the earth stating what you are growing during this fertile time. You can do this on your own or in a group you are working with. Support from a group can magnify the power of our spiritual work.
As many people do not have groups that they can work with, let’s set an intention as a community on the spring equinox to support energetically with open hearts the seeds of love, hope, and inspiration that thousands are planting around the world.
We can ground the behavior of tending our garden through a ritual. Go to a plant store and buy a small pot, soil, and some herb seeds to plant. Parsley is a great herb to grow as it is hardy and sprouts pretty quickly. But you can plant anything you want.
Plant the seeds with intention and love and wanting to tend the earth garden we live in. Nurture your plant over time. Be in appreciation for all the elements that go into tending the garden, our lives.
The soil gives nutrients to the plant. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out CO2. This is carried through the air to our plants. We are connected to all of life through our breath. As we breathe in we breathe in what other life forms breathe out. As we breathe out we share our life force with all living beings. As you breathe in and out in your house your plant will be connected to you.
Water nurtures the life of your plant and also brings nutrients which will affect its state of health and well being. The rays of the sun are needed for the energy of life. And of course all life needs love so communicate with your plant love and appreciation and watch it grow.
By taking care of your plant you start to ground the behavior of what is needed to tend this earth garden and the garden of our lives. Please plant your seeds and start nurturing your plant on the spring equinox.
Both the ceremony and ritual I am suggesting here you can do with your children.
Please remember to send in any stories you can inspire us with about communities gathering together to transform our world. Please see February Transmutation News for more on this if you have not read it. We need to support and inspire each other right now.
I thank those of you who have been generous with sending me stories about bringing spiritual practices to children. Again my request for these case studies is on my February Transmutation News and I am still looking for more.
Here is a poem that Stephen Alish-TaSen sent in to be shared with you:
SPEAK TO ME MOTHER OF THIS HOLYLAND
AMID SACRED COLORS OF RED
SPIRES AND SPIRALS
SHAPES SHIFTING TO WEATHERED FACES OF STONE
FOOTPRINTS VANISHED IN THE SANDS OF TIME
THE CARESS OF A GENTLE BREEZE
WHIFFS OF CEDAR BURNING REVIVE ANCIENT MEMORIES OF
ANCESTRAL SPIRITS DEPICTED ON RED STONE WALLS
RAVENS CALL ECHOING HIGH OVERHEAD:
“HEED YOUR CREATOR’S CALL!”
ONE BODY, MIND, AND SOUL
AS ONE INTEGRATED WHOLE
THE SPIRT OF THE LAND, SHE SPEAKS!
This was written in Sedona, Arizona and copyrighted in 1994 by Stephen Alish-TaSen firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission is granted to reproduce with appropriate credit given to the author.
March 16 is the full moon. Please remember we have two meditations to do this month. We keep weaving a human web of light throughout the planet as we tap into our own divinity and light and shine that light together. If you have been working with the process of transfiguration, please transfigure as you do this. Transfiguration will magnify the work we do together.
If you are new to this web page and need directions for the transfiguration process please look at the July 2002 Transmutation News.
Last month, on the full moon, we started a meditation for support for the women and children of the world who are being so negatively impacted by the toxic chemicals in our earth, water, and air. Let’s continue our meditations for this on March 16. And please try to get out to the public the work we are doing on the full moon. Unless we get public awareness to the problem we cannot get help from communities for solutions.
Please remember to keep feeding the heart of love, harmony, unity, peace, inspiration, and hope. Let’s keep this heart stronger than the heart of fear, separation, and anger. As a community we can support a change in ourselves, which ultimately will be reflected back to us by the world and environment we live in.
And remember the Aramaic phrase, “abraq ad habra” which we knew as kids as abracadabra. It means, “I will create as I speak”. Stay conscious of the words you use in your daily life.