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.
We’ve been working recently with America’s bald eagles and we’re going to continue that work today.
Last week, we soared with the eagles and spied out local pockets of right wing nastiness. This week, we’re going to work at cleaning this nastiness out using fresh air.
Return to the eagles’ nest that you’ve been working with and ask the eagles to travel with you to the site of right-wing infection that they showed to you last week. If the eagles are unwilling to go, accept that, offer them a gift, and spend some additional time warding yourself and the place where you do magic. But if the eagles are willing, go with them to the place in your neighborhood where right-wing evil is growing. This nastiness has no place in our democracy. It needs to be swept away and you are just the powerful magic worker to do so. Call up a strong breeze, the sort that might be created by the mighty beating of eagles’ wings, and direct it at the site. This breeze is not to spread contagion; rather it is to sweep it away, to blow fresh air where stale, rancid air has taken hold. Perhaps the eagles will use their mighty wings to help you.
Do this for as long as seems right and safe and then return with the eagles to their safe nest, high in a strong tree. You can always come back and repeat this effort as needed.
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 water with mint in it or an icy glass of lemonade. Have something to eat, maybe raspberries in yogurt or lettuce and spring onions from the garden. Maybe you can set up a small altar dedicated to Eagle. (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.