Spring 2021 Pathworking

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Spring2021


Written by Ivo Dominguez Jr • Narration by James C. Welch
Chants:  
Pleiades Chant” Words By Augustus Wright Bamberger and music by Bone Blossom and sung by Jim & Ivo & "Earth Spirits Chant" from A Dream Whose Time Is Coming by Ivo. Performed by the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.

Pathworking:

Sun, Moon, & Honey

Close your eyes and move inwards. Take a deep breath and become aware of any distractions from the outside world— sounds, sensations, thoughts and feelings that came with you to this moment. Gather these distractions together ••••• and bid them depart until you return from this journey. •••••

Open your eyes briefly and then close them again holding within yourself the image of where you are in the here and now. See a sparkling mist rolling, slowly filling your vision. See it grow thicker, and thicker, and thicker until you are enveloped in swirls of pearly mist, rosy mist, that glistens with sparkling motes. ••••• Although you are still, you feel motion all around you. Although you are still, you feel the fog swirling all around you. You are drifting.

You are standing at your kitchen counter holding a steaming mug of you favorite breakfast beverage. There is a small stack of unopened mail on the counter as well. • It is early in the morning and light is pouring through the windows promising a sunny day. There is a feeling of promise, of possibilities, bubbling below the surface waiting for the opportunity to come forth. • You take a sip from your mug then pick up the largest envelope from the pile of mail. It is addressed to you in handwriting that you don’t quite recognize. The return address is smudged so it remains a mystery. The envelope is made of paper with flecks of leaves and petals embedded in the fibers. • You open the envelope and a soft floral scent wafts out as you pull out a large greeting card. •

It is more than a card, it is a piece of original art done in watercolors and colored pencils. In the foreground there is a cluster of flowers and in the background a beautiful informal garden. • As you look more details become apparent to you. •• The colors are growing more vibrant the longer you look. • 

You begin to open the card and a vibration passes through your fingers. • There is a flash of light and you find that you are standing in the garden. The image on the card has become a perfect rendition of your kitchen. •  The air is sweet with the fragrance of spring flowers. • The breeze is gentle and mild and the temperature is delightful.• From the corner of your eye you see that the Moon is still up in the sky, keeping the Sun company. • You feel drawn to take a walk around the garden to take in all its beauty. • You see birds in flight and hear birds in song. • • As you look around the garden you see that all the flowers of Spring are in bloom at once from the earliest daffodil to lush double roses from the edge of Summer. • The leaves on the trees and bushes range from plump buds to young leaves shining with the green and gold of new life. • The garden paths and flower beds curve and loop and cross each other in loose easy arcs. •

You come to a statue of a child surrounded by gorgeous tulips and anemones. Their hands are held palms up in a playful “who knows” shrug. You smile and take a step closer to the statue. Carved into right palm is a sunburst and into the left palm a moon shape. • You look up and see the Sun in the sky to the right and the moon to the left. Your curiosity roused, you lift up your two hands, palms up, copying the pose of the statue.

Red-gold rays of sunlight descend into one hand and Silvery Blue moonbeams fill your other hand. • You feel different textures, temperatures, vibrations and more as you feel the push and pull of the light upon your palms. ••  It is intense, not painful, but not comfortable.  As you shift your hands around, up and down, and tilting them various ways you begin to feel shifts within yourself. ••  (Pleiades chant plays) You feel emotions and memories stirring in you. •• You become aware of all the sensations in your body, both the wonder of living and the places stiffness or distress dwell • You let things flow and shift and find a new balance and as you do so there is serenity and comfort. •••••• 

(Count to 22)

The rays of the sunlight and the moonbeams slowly lift away from your hands and you feel energized • rested • and more centered than you’ve been in a long time. •• You stretch and take a deep breath as if you’ve just awoken from a good nap. • You look around and see that the garden is next to newly planted fields, and an orchard. • You also see that you are not alone. There are people walking from tree to tree and bush to bush, They are  pausing to knock on the tree trunks as if they were knocking on doors. Others are singing to the bushes. ( Earth Spirits Chant) They are waking up the plants that are still drowsing and give gifts of energy and love as well.  Some of them are planting seeds as well. •• You join them to help with the waking touch and blessing of the plants. (Count to 20)

You have just placed your hands on a young apple tree in full bloom when you hear the bees buzz louder. • A cloud of bees come before you and arrange themselves to form the shape of a face. •• There is a change in the qualities of light and sound around you. •

You hear a voice coming from the bees. It says,

“I am the Spirit of the Bees. So many humans forget that they are a part of nature. It is good that you remember and even better that you are helping to turn the tide of Spring.”

You bow your head as a sign of honor and acknowledgement. The Bee Spirit says,

“I will grant you a boon. Think on something in your life that needs sweetening or nourishing.” ••• You say that you are ready. 

They say,

“Here is essence of honey, a sweetness that does not fade with time” •

You take in the glory of honey. •••

There is a louder buzzing and the bees depart.

The fragrance of flowers is strong in the air. A fog swirls around you. All is a soft dove gray. • You feel the swirling and the turning all around you. ••

Little by little,  the fog lifts and you flutter your eyes open and find yourself back in the here and now. Back in the place where we began. Back in the place you held in your memory so that you could return. •••

Take a deep breath. Move your toes and fingers. Be here and in the now. Be here and in the now. And you are here!