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.
As you look across America, you can see Spring beginning to change the landscape. Snow melts and runs down the mountainsides. Spring plants begin to push up from the slowly-warming soil, unfurling green leaves that soak up the sun and turn that energy into sugars and starches. Birds sing in the morning sunlight and young animals take their first steps alongside their mothers.
New things are blooming in America’s social structure, as well. The Green New Deal is an idea, a group of proposals, that take, for the first time, the idea of global climate change seriously. As you stand atop your hillock, you can look underground and see the seeds of change beginning to split open, to root, to begin to push up towards the light.
Hold out your hands and add your warmth to the warmth of the sun. Send energy to the emerging seeds of care for the planet. Are there practical ways that you can add even more energy? What will you commit to do?
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 mug of green tea or a glass of water with slices of strawberry. Have something to eat, maybe some sunflower seeds or a piece of fruit. Maybe you can set up a small altar dedicated to Mama Gaia. (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.