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.
Some of the damage that Trump is doing can be reversed. A new Congress can fix the tax laws. A new cabinet can reinstate the important policies that Trump’s band of corrupt kleptocrats are trashing. But the damage being done to our environment may be quite difficult to reverse. Our national parks, once sold off, may be impossible to reclaim. What we’re seeing is the harm caused by leaders who have no connection to the land, who do not love and respect Mother Earth.
As you sit on your hillock, you begin to hear the sound of drums. The rhythm sounds like the heartbeat of Mother Earth. You follow the sounds and come to a meeting around a campfire. Seated around the fire are the grandmothers and grandfathers of America’s First Peoples. They drum for a long time before they begin to speak. Each person speaks in turn and you listen respectfully. You hear how they love the land and the water. You hear how the respect the animals and the plants. You hear how they care for the trees and the grasses. You hear how they treat each being with dignity.
One of the grandmothers turns and notices you. She gestures for you to come closer to the circle. As you step nearer, the drums begin to beat again. You stand quietly and feel your own heartbeat come into rhythm with the drums. As you slip into the space between each drumbeat, you have a vision. What do you see? What information do you learn about how to protect Mother Earth? What charge are you given?
Slowly, the drumbeats become quieter and quieter until the circle sits in silence. You know that it is time for you to go. Do you have an offering to give to the circle? Is there a promise that you want to make?
Return to your hillock.
As you sit on your hillock 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 grandmothers and grandfathers of America’s First Peoples 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 fresh water or nettle tea. If you like, have something to eat, maybe some early greens or a small piece of honeycomb.
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 respect for the land that America’s First People model for the rest of us. Can you 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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