A MOVING MEDITATION
1. BE BAREFOOT
2. RUB YOUR CLEAN HANDS TOGETHER TO GENERATE ENERGY; IF REIKI ATTUNED, INPUT REIKI SYMBOLS
3. CREATE A BALL OF ENERGY BETWEEN YOUR ACTIVATED, EXTENDED PALMS; PULSATE YOUR OPEN PALMS TO & FRO; FEEL INTO THE VIBES: THEIR DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, SPEED
4. STATE OUT LOUD: “I ESTABLISH MY DIVINE PRESENCE ON EARTH.”
5. RAISE THE BALL ABOVE YOUR HEAD AND THEN SPREAD THE ENERGY AROUND YOUR BODY
6. GATHER A SECOND ENERGY BALL BETWEEN YOUR ACTIVATED PALMS; TAKE THE SECOND BALL UP & AROUND
7. REPEAT A THIRD TIME
8. GATHER A FORTH ENERGY BALL
9. STATE OUT LOUD: “I DECLARE MY DIVINE PURPOSE FULFILLED.”
10. SEND THIS ENERGY BALL TO THE CORE OF MAMA GAIA
11. PLACE YOUR HANDS IN PRAYER POSITION
12. CLOSE WITH: “AMEN” OR “NAMASTE”
A Tarot Reading for the Virgo New Moon: September, 2018
Early Sunday morning and my babes are watching cartoons, so I pick up Jung’s “Man & His Symbols” to flip through.* A passage catches my eye:
We can be possessed and altered by moods, or become unreasonable and unable to recall important facts about ourselves or others, so that people ask: “What the devil has got into you?” We talk about being able “to control ourselves,” but self-control is a rare and remarkable virtue. We may think we have ourselves under control; yet a friend can easily tell us things about ourselves of which we have no knowledge.
This leads me to consult my Tarot deck, for the cards are such friends.
I lay out a reading dedicated to this new moon in Virgo, a sign factoring heavily in my chart. In Jungian fashion, I place the cards in a circle, gravitating towards the symbols, writing one phrase per card and thus building a story:
A crab frantically changing shells; parallel moves; alluding evolution with material distraction
Chained to a codependent environment; viewing life through a lens of justifiable excuses
Escape - Clarity - hidden in plain site; how to find / unlock / open the door?
Earthly Surrender calls in guidance, spiritual and human community, a birds eye view to facilitate big picture pattern sorting
Moving and cleansing with joyful abandon
A skin is shed, akin to a tree dropping it’s leaves in the fall; no mourning over Mother Nature’s cycles
An ascendant ladder appears, forming rung by rung
Inherently building a sacred, living framework; warmed by a central hearth; a breathing container
Naked, Baring Soul: safe within aligned & activated boundaries
*I recently donated 85% of my library and I am using the remaining 15% on a near-daily basis.
COS'È UNA MODERN FENG SHUI COWBOY?
ONE / UNO
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy is at Peace in Wide Open Space. Tight Quarters are at times unavoidable. The optics of tight quarters are indeed avoidable. Curated Ambiance: Room to Roam. To a Modern Feng Shui Cowboy, Room to Roam is akin to Air to Breathe.
TWO / DUE
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy communes with nature - flora & fauna alike. Declared Boundaries create Sacred & Safe Space. Boundaries are established with respect, and thus are respected. Within a boundary resides the tandem of Harmony & Leisure - continually birthing Sensuality.
THREE / TRE
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy honors Gaia’s inherent rhythms, daylight & moonlight, seasonal shifts and their implications for anima & animus, a Wabi-Sabi approach to finding serenity in the cycle of rebirth.
Pioneering the return to the raw beauty of physical limitations; the coming Home to Self; the sheer being-ness Return commands of the Seeker.
FOUR / QUATTRO
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy philosophizes in the great outdoors, musing on topics that arrive via Knowings, dialoging with Higher Self & Environment.
Methodically unplugged, A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy is untethered to the dominant narrative, to the pervasive messaging of fear, to the algorithms of remaining in the bell curve’s swollen middle. This one is a pure Romantic, incorporating Mythology & Metaphor into Lived Experience.
FIVE / CINQUE
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy utilizes commerce for necessity. Expression of self is a necessity. A functioning household is a necessity. Preserving Gaia’s resources is a necessity. Living sans the noose of debt is a necessity.
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy buys original classics, drawn to natural materials with a definitive point of view. A Daily Uniform with Whimsy by night. Radical chicness melds worldly creative license with a utilitarian underbelly. Aided by auspicious personal style, though never hampered by excess.
SIX / SEI
A Modern Feng Shui Cowboy balances Solitude & Community by asking: When do I ride solo? When do I ride with team? When do I gather loved ones fireside… to cook a simple hearty meal…to share stories… to partake in Rituals of Gratitude?
Salt Burn, An Energetic Recipe
A Salt Burn is an effective and enjoyable way to clear the energy in a space, provided you have an aptitude & respect for open flame, ventilation to allow the negative energy to exit and most vitally, common sense.
Ideal for a ‘new to you’ space
Also ideal for an energetic reset in an area of your home where discord or an accident has transpired
Also ideal for cleansing a particular gua, such as Love... after a breakup, for example
Also ideal for a meditation: alight and meditate on the flame until it dissipates
In summary: Ideal
Epsom Salt, Unscented
High Proof Alcohol: Bacardi 151, Everclear... or even Rubbing Alcohol
Medium, Shallow Bowl
Heat Resistant Ramekin or Cup
Fire Retardant Blanket or Fire Extinguisher
Optional: Cutting Board
Establish your intention for the Salt Burn; internalize and/or vocalize
Set the stage for the Salt Burn, by clearing the selected area of fire hazards; have a fire extinguisher nearby
Open a nearby window; this is the exit route for bad vibes
Fill the medium, shallow bowl with a bit of lukewarm water
Place the water bowl either directly on the ground or upon a cutting board
Place the ramekin or cup inside the water bowl
Hold your cupped palm angling into the cup, and slowly pour the Epsom salt into your open palm, which gently cascades into the cup; this brings your energy into the equation
Fill the cup halfway to two-thirds, no higher
Pour the alcohol over the salt, so that it just covers the salt; recite a prayer or mantra while you pour the alcohol
Light a match and with care, place into the soupy mix; keep your face/hair away
The size of the flame will correlate with the intensity of the energy being cleared; cool, right?
Sit Back & Enjoy
Stay Present, in all senses of the word
When the flame self extinguishes, let the setup cool to the touch
Dispose of the salt in your garden, or in an outside trash can, for you do not want the remnants inside
Wash the dishes; dry and store for another Salt Burn
Enjoy the resulting serenity
Repeat as Desired