Now’s probably a good time to remind everyone to check/refresh the wards on your home or wherever you do this work. (No, really. You really need to do this.) Be sure that you’re rested, grounded, and in a comfortable position. Maybe wrap up in a blanket or cloak and grasp an herb, 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. Does your landbase have anything to tell you today? 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.
Look North and see Lady Liberty standing beside the harbor. Her banner grows larger and larger until it fills the entire sky. It becomes three-dimensional and you step through, onto Ellis Island. As you watch, millions of immigrants file past, perhaps even your own ancestors. They come from all over the world and for many different reasons. Lady Liberty looks to you and asks what you will do to make them feel welcome.
Just beneath your feet, you feel a stone. Reach down and pick it up. Turn it over. Written on the stone is your mission as a citizen. What does it say? Will you accept that task? Should you place the stone in your pocket or turn it into an amulet? How will you let Lady Liberty know that your accept her charge?
When you feel that you have finished, nod to Lady Liberty, and to all who have come through Ellis Island, and bid farewell. Walk back out of the banner.
Slowly, come down from your hillock 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 steaming coffee or cold fruit juice. Have something to eat, maybe a biscuit or carrot sticks. Maybe you can set up a small altar dedicated to Lady Liberty. (If so, please post a picture!!) 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.
Picture found here.