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 with, 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.
Stand on your hillock and look to the Northwest. You see the Salmon banner growing larger and larger in the sky. You can see all of the salmon swimming from the place of their birth to the sea. The banner becomes three-dimensional and you can walk into it. You are standing on a boulder overlooking a mountain stream full of young salmon eagerly hearing for the sea. For life, for adventure, for a chance to grow and become adults, to take their place in the aeon-long adventure of the Salmon People.
As you scry into the river, you also see America’s young people growing, maturing, beginning to take their place as citizens of a democracy. You see them standing up to the NRA, demanding that politicians stop taking NRA money. You see them registering to vote.
Lift your hand and bless the young salmon and the young people. Send them strength from deep within Mother Earth so that they may complete their journeys. See them move forward.
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. America’s Salmon People will always be there for you when you want to help and protect those who need it.
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 clear, clean water or herb tea. If you like, have something to eat, maybe a bowl of spicy lentils or a cold slice of melon.
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 to support the next generation. 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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