It’s great to have a place to interact directly with the elemental beings and bring them gifts and food. They are frisky. Be warned: Things can begin to move around in your home. Conversely you may suddenly find things you thought you lost. But ultimately this is a heart connection. Under these tricky deeds is a being wanting to know your heart. Wanting to trust you. A shy being that wishes to befriend you.
It is true, not all elemental beings like us or want to play with us but those kind won’t come to the call. Some indeed want to be left alone, have nothing to do with humans. Then there is no need to interact with them, unless you are bothering them and they let you know. Of course you should listen to that but with this particular shrine and the following ritual, don’t be afraid to call the wrong kind because they simply won’t come to an invitation to friendship.
No one, but no one, knows place, land, water, Earth, trees or even humans, better than the elemental beings. The degree to which active and tended to relationships with the elemental beings has become such an “out there,” weird, and forgotten idea, displays the degree of importance they actually have to the medicine work and spiritual practices of this planet.
On planet Earth, if you want to be a medicine worker, you must have a relationship to the elemental beings of place and Time. This bond was broken, destroyed and lost so long ago because it was the only way to remove us from our medicine, obstruct our power.
But the elemental beings never forgot. They waited and they watched and they recorded and they hid and they planned and they prepared…when will those who can hear us return? Where are our humans?
They have been trivialized, and they have been demonized. Most humans are terrified of this relationship. And yet they also feel the inherent truth of it. And that terrifies them even more.
With Theresa C. Dintino & Sarah Wieland
8 Wednesdays in 2017
Jan 11,18, 25, February 1,8,15 & 22 and March 1
payment due in full by January 1, 2017
The Earth wants her medicine and her medicine workers back. Come and see if you are one of them. This 8 week class covers the introductory ways of Elemental Earth Medicine. Learn about the 5 elements and how to work with them: fire, water, mineral, earth and the wild. Meet and interact with ancestors and unseen energies in other dimensions to help bring harmony and healing to the earth. This class will include two outdoor “field trips” to local trees and waterways.
For millennia people have sought answers, advice, reassurance, and hope from the spirit realms. The oracular and divinatory arts have been one way that humans have engaged in conversations with spirits, deities, elemental beings, ancestors, and other non-embodied beings. With the rise of science and the need to dissect, disassemble, and understand how things work, we became more entrenched in the 3D world and our connection with spiritual realms and beings became tenuous and elusive. The truth is, the presence of the otherworld never left us. It can’t because it’s embedded within all of reality. Instead, we pulled away from it – and then forgot we were ever connected to begin with.
Currently we find ourselves in a world we no longer recognize – there are no constants, no guarantees. Our “normal” has been disrupted and there is no indication of what the future holds. We have been collectively thrust into existential anxiety, trying to keep our head above the waters. Now, more than ever, we need a lifeline to spirit. We need to mend our relationship with our spirit allies and receive their guidance.