(Morning pic. The sky was full of sylphs!)
This morning as soon as I sat down with my notebook and became still, I heard the word RITUAL .
I never know what’s going to move through when I stop to hear ‘the voice’ — which always sounds so different than the way I speak or the gabby voice in my head! Usually, it comes through one line at a time and I have no idea where its going.
And so this morning…. there was this…
The early morning is potent
when veils are thin.
The ritual that yields the most fruit
is to begin your day
connecting with your secret heart of hearts.
For you have deep secrets
yearning to whisper in your ear
when you are still close to the dreamtime.
You have desires and needs
that are rarely given the stillness
to arise from the depths
beneath the DISTRACTION,
to truly be touched,
like a lover who goes unloved
and is finally satiated.
It is simple
to make a tiny ritual.
Light the wick,
connect with the flame.
Find your breath
and feel yourself being
even if only long enough to take
a moment of silence
Anoint your chest, your heart, your throat
with precious oils.
Lavender, rose, grapefruit, thyme
nourishes and uplifts.
listen to the whale song,
or the sacred chanting of those who live between the worlds.
And then ASK.
Ask for Presence
that a sincere call
will never be refused.
that your day
with the magic of the Cosmos
with Earth magic
Hold a sacred stone or crystal
in your palm
and imbue it with your desire to MERGE.
Carry it in your pocket
as a reminder
that the Unseen
always has a loving eye on you.
Know that you are here on this Earth
for no other purpose
than MERGING your life –
your everyday, mundane existence –
with the MIRACULOUS Unseen Forces
that move through the cosmos,
and not least,
the secret star of your heart.
When you forget
about the POWER OF MERGING,
you are diminished,
and your heart
the gentle nudges
that will radically alter your day
and your life, over time.
Carry the crystal
imbued with the power of your morning ritual,
and remember Me, always.
*Thoughts: Right now, living in Kauai with only a suitcase worth of clothes and my kindle, I don’t have a beautifully curated ‘alone space’. I have no alter, no cozy blue velvet chair, no stones, incense, candles, sacred pictures, various decks of cards…. etc, etc, ETC!
Does it really take so much junk to create a sacred space for ritual?!
About a month ago, I decided to make an alter space with a simple tray. I have a small porcelain bowl, a wand of white sage, and some essential oils, but it has gone totally ignored.
This was a sweet little reminder that my instincts to get back to simple ritual were right on. And I love the idea of imbuing a crystal or rock and then carrying it around in my pocket! Especially on days when I have to be out in the world, around a lot of people.
Today, I will go out and hunt for that special rock to imbue with the power of whatever simple ritual wants to move through tomorrow.
Do you have any rituals that help you merge with cosmic flow?? Please share. I love trying new rituals!