Here is the March edition of the Return to Reverence column in the Powell River Living magazine; full of easy to do practices to help align us with the balancing forces of the Equinox to recalibrate our nervous systems. From now through to Summer Solstice we have an increasing amount of vitality available to us - keep checking in for different methods anyone can do for connecting more deeply to the natural world!
As we move around the medicine wheel of the year, we also move through the different energies of each direction/season. In many lineages, we have shifted from the feminine half of the year into the masculine half. In this month's "Deepen Your Personal Practice" column in the Luminous Wisdom magazine, I write about how we can align with this natural energy and draw on it to support our day-to-day living.
The creation process began on the International Day of Peace and was infused & bottled during the auspicious “Super” Harvest Moon of 2010. The rare conjunction of a Full Moon during the Autumn Equinox added Feminine strength to the balance and equality of night and day, rising into the Eastern sky while the Masculine Sun set over the West. It was a beautiful moment on the Ocean witnessing this ultimate point of balance. The Intention during creation of the Ultimate Balance Elixir was more than just a balancing of energies, but also mood support during the transition into the dark womb incubation period of the year. The turning of the wheel from the outgoing time of the Big Sun to the internal Little Sun can be a rough time if one is not prepared and fortified.
This vibrational medicine was lovingly prepared with:
Shamanic Guidance: a journey to the Sidhe for confirmation of the stones chosen as well as receiving additional ingredients.
Citrine: A warming sunshiny golden stone of masculine quality that never needs ‘clearing’ or ‘cleaning’, it does not accumulate or hold unwanted energy
~ one of very few crystals of this nature ~ brings Happiness, Joy and Optimism. Citrine offers courage & self discipline, supports getting tasks done &
matters settled. Great for uplifting mood during long winter months and draws near Abundance, good fortune & feelings of Generosity.
Physically balances digestion, food disorders, allergies, diabetes, kidneys, liver, spleen, respiratory & circulatory systems. Helpful with healing emotional trauma, sleep disturbances, and addictions. Sensuality & Sexuality can also be heightened by Citrine.
Onyx: This dark black Grounding stone also protects against unwanted energy, but in a slightly different way than Citrine. Helps smooth out “roller coaster rides” of emotions and is valuable during difficult or confusing times of our lives. Onyx helps you release the past or attachments and supports you during times of change. Its excellent in centering oneself & aligning with your Divinity or Higher Power. Onyx balances hyper sexuality.
Physically supports healing of teeth, bones, feet, glaucoma, epilepsy & cellular damage.
Apple Seed: Very feminine & fertile, apple is associated with Love and is held in high respect by followers of many spiritual paths. In its seed form, it also represents the incubation period we cycle with during Winter. Apple wood is helpful for making clear choices when similar options are presenting themselves to you. Connected with the Sidhe, it promotes Visions, Peace, Harmony and Oness with Elementals & Fae.
Joy: A beautiful overflowing expression of love, filled up with gratitude, support and right relationship with purpose expressed in a single tear of Joy.
Emotion aided the catalyst of alchemy taking place here.
Singing Bowl & Song: Deep resonating sound vibration from a large hand forged brass singing bowl followed by a lullaby~like song “Sanctuary” invoking the peace of personal sacred space to be present within the energy of this elixir.
Reiki : As always, Reiki, a channelled energetic healing technique, was added to this elixir.
Feel free to glean more information about reiki here.
The light of the Full Harvest Moon as well as Morning Sunlight just South of my creation space in the Center and followed by charging on a Balancing Altar of my North to complete this three day creation process. Appropriate libations were poured for the Sidhe, Elements and other Helping Guides of this process.
A bean feasa of Gaelic heritage shares stories & insights from her animist and 'shamanic' practice on the West Coast of Canada.