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.
As you look across America, you see schools opening back up after Summer break. Inside America’s schools, you can see teachers coming back to put up bulletin boards, take new textbooks out of boxes and put them on the shelves, fill names into their grade books, and take part in training sessions designed to make instruction more effective.
Coaches have started fall season practice. There are field hockey teams doing drills on the field, football teams working out with weights, and bands practicing formations for half-time shows. The drama teacher is selecting a play and the coding teacher is making sure the machines are tuned up and ready to start.
And, in a corner closet, a janitor is testing the bells. As you hear those bells ring, see the sound waves carry across the plain and provide a circle of protection for the school. Those who would bring guns into the building are stopped. Those who would cut funding find themselves too distracted by the sound. Those who would bully the students can’t get past the sound barrier.
Cast a circle of deep protection around the schools closest to you. You may feel called to make an offering of food or water. You may want to dance, drum, chant, or sing protection all around the schools. Do you feel called to bring in your ancestors or the person for whom the school is named?
However you are called to work, you see a circle of protection around your schools. The students and all who work there will be safe this year. Public education is one of the jewels in democracy’s crown.
Leave the school secure and return to your hillock on the plains.
Slowly, come down and begin to walk back to your own landbase.
Open your eyes. Rub your arms and face. Notice the detail that you selected to call yourself back. Drink something, maybe sparkling cider or icy water. Have something to eat, maybe some vegetable soup or a leafy salad.
Maybe you can set up a small altar dedicated to protecting your local schools. You may want to repeat this working several times this week. You may want to journal about it. Are you inspired to make any art? If you’re willing, please share in comments what happened and how this working went.
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