Sometimes the dirt has become embedded in our physical body, meaning it is more than “skin” deep and requires intervention stronger than a sweep. We must attend to this form of dirt as this can quickly turn into physical illness.
Wedeme inform us that there are membranes around each organ and system in our body. We must tend to these as well. The membranes protect what is inside. If the membrane is compromised, the interiority is at risk, the wholeness of the system becomes in danger.
Often in divination, I see a spot or shadow on someone’s heart, womb, liver or throat chakra. In these cases, an Egg Ritual is prescribed. Egg Rituals are to collect and clear deeper down dirt. Rather than a sweep, these are more extractive rituals.
If a diviner perceives a shadow or unhealthy energy in your body, or if you feel there is illness in a place or certain organ or system of your body, it is often necessary to ask an egg to help with this clearing.
This ritual requires one whole, raw egg. Whole, raw eggs represent wholeness and completeness, health and coherence. We are asking for wholeness to be restored in these rituals. Wholeness is health. We are asking the egg to restore the wholeness while extracting and taking into itself the dirt which has become embedded within. Many people are told to do this on their neck and thyroid area, their womb spaces, their hearts, places where surgeries have been performed or injuries from accidents that have happened and bones are still not quite recovered from trauma.
You rub the egg directly onto the area of concern, asking for this healing, allowing it to suck up the angry juices, the embedded hurt and pain, the grief, the upset. Often these rituals are done out in the wild so the egg can be left to metabolize the materials it has extracted. Once the ritual is complete, the egg is put in the water, left by a tree, or even thrown and allowed to break. Other times the egg is buried.
In this ritual, it is the egg which is doing the work.
If you are not a diviner, and have not gone to one, but wish to carry this out, trust your instincts with which way to offer the egg once the extraction is complete.
These egg rituals are also often used to address issues of what we may label “karma.” I see karma as embedded dirt that has been carried for one or more lifetime and is sitting at the soul level. This dirt is very heavily embedded and is often a stain from events, relationships, past agreements and activities which have not been attended to or properly metabolized. For karmic “smut,” or embedded “soul stains,” an assisting material may be needed to help metabolize the even deeper down dirt. Often, healing charcoal is spread on the outer shell of the egg before the ritual, upon the body area indicated, or sprinkled upon the egg once the extraction has been performed.
If you are unable to acquire healing charcoal from a diviner, you may use water in its place. Wash the area of your body with water, or pour water over the egg after the extraction. Water is very cleansing and purifying. Ask the water to help carry out this ritual. Again, trust your instincts.
In rituals like these, pay attention to what comes up when you do them. Information often comes to the surface in the form of feelings, sensation, images or even sounds. Know that this is the material you are loosening and moving—which is the whole point of healing. Illness happens when flow is obstructed and things get stuck. Once movement happens, memories, feelings, sensation etc are loosened and can rise to the surface of your consciousness. This means you are successful in your work.
Close the ritual by thanking the egg, the place where you are working and the other elements you have called in for this clearing.
~Theresa C. Dintino
©Theresa C. Dintino 2018
Theresa C. Dintino is an ancestral Strega (Italian wise woman), Earth worker, and initiated diviner in the West African Dagara tradition. For more than 20 years Theresa has studied and practiced an Earth-based spirituality. She currently helps others reclaim their personal lineages through her divination work. Theresa is the author of seven books which include her Tree Medicine Trilogy. Learn more about her books here.