Saturday, 17 October 2015

Natural rhythms

Breathe in, connect to, coherence
The one breath, one wind, of life
In stillness, it emerges
And by the heart it directs
To swim in with the tide
Why struggle and resist?
It is futile
Just feel it now
The energies of your life
Revealing the paths ahead

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Fire ceremony of the full red moon

We celebrated the recent 'blood' moon
And total lunar eclipse with a
Shamanic fire ceremony
My first ceremony since Peru in 2007
And wow, it was special.

It calls in the energy and support of archetypes.
I find it fascinating that the archetypes
Are common to shamanic ceremonies
In most parts of the world.

It doesn't matter what you call them
For they rest with the four directions.
Far predating Christianity,
The four directions and the symbol of the cross
Surround the epicentre - of the seer.

The energy of the archetypes can be called upon
To act as 'allies' - that energetically support
Our intentions and prayers, by ceremony and ritual
And with the wood fire burning
Under the full moonlit night we begin:


To the winds of the South

Great Serpent

Wrap your coils of light around us

Teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin

To walk softly on the Earth

Teach us the Beauty Way



To the winds of the West

Mother Jaguar

Protect our medicine space

Teach us the way of peace, to live impeccably

Show us the way beyond death



To the winds of the North

Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers

Ancient Ones

Come and warm your hands by our fires

Whisper to us in the wind

We honor you who have come before us

And you who will come after us, our children’s children



To the winds of the East

Great eagle, condor

Come to us from the place of the rising Sun

Keep us under your wing

Show us the mountains we only dare to dream of

Teach us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit


Mother Earth

We’ve gathered for the healing of all of your children

The Stone People, the Plant People

The four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers

The finned, the furred, and the winged ones

All our relations


Father Sun

Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations

Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names

And you who are the unnamable One

Thank you for bringing us together

And allowing us to sing the Song of Life



The four directions, Mother Earth and Father Sky

Thank you archetypes for being with us

Serpent, jaguar, hummingbird, and eagle

We release your energies to return

To the four corners of the Earth                                                                         


Ceremony courtesy of Opening Sacred Space © 2011 The Four Winds Society.