Robert Johnson states in Owning Your Own Shadow that some of the pure gold of our personality is relegated to the shadow because it can find no place in that great leveling process that is culture. For women, this seems to be especially true. How about owning our shadows and therefore owning our power.
What can one say about the majesty of the ocean and how its very life is being threatened in the same sentence? And yet, that is the situation we find ourselves in, the tension and contradiction we must hold in these times.
As Rachel Carson wrote in her beautiful tome to the ocean, The Sea Around Us:
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life”(xiii).
Water is life and the ocean gave birth to all forms of biological life on this planet. Strega Tree Apothecary offers this bracelet and the ritual that comes with it to honor the ocean and allow the wearer be reminded of its beauty and majesty, to hold the ocean in highest regard. There is a prescriptive ritual included at the request of the Kontomble that will take you to the water’s edge to lean more deeply into this connection.
What is wildness? Wildness is the untamed and untamable. Wildness is not domesticated. Wildness is our true nature.
Wildness is what makes life possible. Some call it adaptation, random chance, chaos. But it is wildness. Random evolution and chaos are at the root of life systems, because from this wildness/chaos, potentialities are created that allow species to adapt to change. DNA has wildness in it that cannot be controlled even by genetic manipulation and that is how, in the context of unexpected changes in its environment, it thrives and life continues.
Wildness in a human is often thought to be a person who lives outside of cultural norms and customs. To me a wild human is anyone who is owned and defined by themself, in touch with their inner “daemon,” indwelling spirit or genius, as Mary Daly calls it.
A guided meditation journey to visit and converse with your home star.
There is a lot going on as I write this (July 2020) and as I prepared this journey for you per request of my star and wedeme friends. Download this Guided Meditation Journey here.
It is a good time to check in and reconnect with the part of ourselves that still resides with our star of origin, to ask for wisdom, reassurance, a message, guidance or simply touch in with the true vastness of our beings, in order to remain both wide open and deeply centered. Change is afoot. Phew. This will help you navigate it, open to it, breathe with it, become bigger to better handle the transformational shifts happening daily.
This is a guided visualization and meditation to commune with the soul of the planet and receive a message from Her.
This is the second free download offering from Strega Tree Apothecary to anyone who needs or wants it at this time. We offer it in the spirit of nurturing and rest but also for Gaia, the Earth, that we may endeavor to listen to her and commune with her soul.
I offer this to you, whomever may want or need it at this time, for a small effort toward healing, calm, inner knowledge, contentment and contemplation during this crisis we are calling Covid-19. A journey within, a time to further explore your own soul, a time for quiet and perhaps even rest.