The Magical Battle for America 3.31.19

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.

Breathe.

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.

Breathe.

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 to the Northeast, you see the Walden Pond banner growing larger and larger, until it fills the entire sky.  It becomes three-dimensional and you step into the banner, into the small cottage beside the shore.  Although small and sparsely-furnished, this cabin contains everything you need to survive, to live a life pared-down to its necessities.  Look around and see what is there for you.  You may need a quiet bed where you can get some rest.  Or, maybe you need that chair pulled up to the fireplace where you can warm up from the still-chilly night air.  Or do you focus on the wooden table, set with rough pottery and nourishing, simple food?  Whatever you need at this moment, you find it here.

After a short rest, you see a wooden box on one of the wooden shelves beside the bed.  You open it up and, inside, you find a few shells and a simple paper scroll.  On the scroll, you read the one thing you need to do in April to help save America.  Maybe you already knew what the scroll would say — or maybe its message surprises you.  Are you willing to commit to take action?  What simple tools or furnishings will you need?  Can you do it alone or will you need comrades?  If you are willing to take on this task, slip the scroll in your pocket and replace the box on the shelf.

Leave the Walden cabin, but know that it is always here for you when you work magic to help America.  Walk back out of the banner to your hillock on the astral plane.  Sit and breathe for as long as you need.

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 a cup of coffee or a glass of water with lemon.  Have something to eat, maybe a handful of nuts sprinkled with cinnamon or some strawberries topped with yogurt.  Maybe you can set up a small altar dedicated to Walden Pond.  (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.

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