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 and 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.
Vladimir Putin has begun to use poison, quite openly, outside of Russia, to take down his enemies. The warning for any American who has worked with Russia and is thinking of crossing Putin is crystal clear. Russia controls the deranged puppet in the White House and, more and more obviously, quite a few Republican members of our legislature.
From your hillock, you sense all of the wells and underground waterways that criss-cross America. Clear, clean water, filtered through limestone, through granite, through the earth woven with mycelia — suddenly, you can see the entire system. And you can also see the factories and chemical plants that are leaking, pouring, dumping poison into the system. The poisoning of our natural waters — allowed by those who make money from it — is connected to the poisoning of those who oppose Putin/Trump.
From your hillock, you dive down deep into a local spring, or well, or pond. You carry with you a crystal vial, or an earthenware jar, or a waterproof basket of cleansing herbs. You swim to the source of the poison. You see what it does. And you see how to stop it. Perhaps you call to the water spirit of the place. Perhaps you see the First Peoples who kept that water clean. Perhaps you hear the magical spell that needs to be said. You chant it aloud.
Now, release the healing herbs that you’ve brought to the source of the poison. See the herbs absorb and counter the poison. See them cleanse the water. As you work this magic on America’s waters, Putin’s ability to threaten those who stand up to him and to his puppet disappears, washes away, evaporates like rain on a hot stone.
Vladimir Putin has no power here. America’s waters will wash him away as if he never existed.
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. The five banners and your local schools are always available to you when you want to do magic to strengthen America.
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 a green smoothie or some iced tea. If you like, have something to eat, maybe a hot dog or a ham biscuit.
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 America’s underground waters. Can you draw what you saw on a map of America or your own landbase? 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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