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 or 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 the American sky, you see the Underground Railroad banner growing larger and larger in the sky. It fills the entire sky and becomes three-dimensional. You step into the banner and join a small group of people, speaking quietly in the dark. They are planning to escape from the plantation where they have been enslaved. They will need to be ready to leave everything at a moment’s notice.
You can feel their fear, but also their courage and determination. When they hear an owl’s call, they know it is time to go, running quietly under the dark night sky. As you wish them well, you feel a bit of their courage and determination growing in your own heart. See that courage and determination as a bright light, growing stronger and stronger in your heart. When it is the right size, feel the light move into your throat, your arms and legs, your back.
You can stand up to this evil administration, to the capitalist system that is destroying the planet, to those who would drag us back to times when women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others were unequal. You can do difficult things, thing that scare you, things that seem impossible. You will bring this light of strength and determination back with you from the astral and will share it with others, just and those who traveled the Underground Railroad have shared it with you.
Return to your own body, your own landbase. Open your eyes. Rub your face, move your arms and legs. Notice the detail you selected to call you back from the astral. Open your circle. Drink something, maybe strong coffee or ice-cold milk. If you like, have something to eat, maybe some vegetable soup or some granola.
During the course of this week, you may want to visit the Underground Railroad several times in order to strengthen its presence on the astral. You may want to repeat this working. You may want to place something on your altar to help you to remember the courage and determination that you now possess. You may want to journal about your experience. Are you inspired to make any art? Can you sit beside a warm fire, or light incense, or stare into a candle? What actions are you inspired to take for the Resistance?
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