Now’s probably a good time to remind everyone to check/refresh the wards on your home or wherever you do this work. Be sure that you’re rested, grounded, and in a comfortable position. Maybe wrap up in a blanket or cloak or grasp a stone or talisman that matters to you. Grow your roots, send them deep into the soil, let them intertwine and grow small hairs to attach to the mycelia in your own landbase.
Anchor yourself firmly to your landbase. Notice a small detail that will call you back when this working is finished.
Ground and center. Cast a circle.
As you move to our American plain on the astral plane, you can see again the safe hillock where you do your work. You can see the five giant banners, shining in the sky: Walden Pond, the Underground Railroad, the Cowboy, the Salmon, and Lady Liberty. Do they seem more defined since we began our work? Do they have anything special to tell you this week?
For a few moments, just sit on your hillock and allow yourself to become comfortable. This place should be feeling very real to you by now; we’ve been working together to create it for months and months. What’s become familiar to you? A tuft of prairie grass? Buffalo off in the distance? The scent of sand carried on the wind? You’ve been involved in a months-long magical working here, joined with magic workers from across the globe. Feel your connection to this place on the astral plane. It is always here for you, always a source of strength.
As you look across the prairie, the Cowboy banner grows larger and larger until it takes up the entire sky. It becomes three-dimensional and you can stand up and walk into the banner, to a campfire where a lonely cowboy plays a harmonica and stares into the distance. Cowboys often had to get used to being alone, well, alone with their animals. The cowboy looks across his campfire and sees you. He gives you an appraising look and then invites you to sit down. He offers you coffee in a tin cup and you cup your hands around it, warming them. He asks if you’d like to see him use his lasso and you are impressed at how easily he can use it to catch an errant calf that has strayed off from the herd. You ask if he’s ever used it to catch a cattle thief and he assures you that he has. He offers to teach you how to use a lasso and you learn the skill easily and thoroughly here on the astral plane. You thank him for the lesson and return to your hillock.
As you sit there, you think of someone who must be stopped and brought to justice. It might be Roy Moore. It might be Donald Trump. It might be Mike Pence. It might be Steve Bannon. Your intuition and spirit guides will tell you who. Stand up and whirl your astral lasso around and around until just the right moment. Throw it and see it bind the person who has been doing evil and harming America. See them caught tightly in its loops and unable to escape the sheriff coming for them. When you know that they are safely bound, you may want to give a whoop!
“Nice work,” you hear the cowboy call as his banner shrinks back to its regular size in the SouthWest.
Thank you for doing this brave magical work. Remember that the power of the Cowboy is always available to help you every time that you need to do magic for America.
Take a minute to catch your breath. As you sit and rest, know that you are not working alone. The Resistance — both magical and in all of its mundane (phone banking, check writing, representative calling, letter writing, canvassing, voting, volunteering, tutoring, restoring wetlands, growing plants for bees) manifestations — is huge. Know that you are a powerful worker of magic, rooted in your very own landbase, working with the strong archetypes of this land, assisted by countless unseen others who labor in league with you. You are brave and growing braver. Your magic and your practical workings can make the difference.
Return to your own body, your own landbase. Open your eyes. Rub your face, move your arms and legs. Notice the detail you selected to call you back from the astral. Open your circle. Drink something, maybe mint tea or cranberry juice. If you like, have something to eat, maybe some gingerbread or an apple.
During the course of this week, you may want to visit the bannered prairie several times in order to strengthen its presence on the astral. You may want to repeat this working. You may want to place something on your altar to help you to remember the cowboy. You may want to journal about your experience. Are you inspired to make any art? Can you sit beside a warm fire, or light incense, or stare into a candle? What actions are you inspired to take for the Resistance? If you’re willing, please share in comments what happened and how this working went.
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