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.
Each of us comes into this incarnation carrying what the wedeme call a “pattern of origin” or “soul origin pattern.” This we create together with the stars and star beings before we come into embodiment on Earth. This pattern serves as a guide and roadmap to our soul as we make our journey through this Earthly embodiment. Wedeme can see these patterns and help us return to or remember our pattern to more fully actualize our intentions for this Earth journey.
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.
Annie is a seer, Italian wise woman and diviner in the Dagara stick tradition. She grew up in southwestern New Hampshire and still practices her medicine in her ancestral hometown there. Annie answered the call of becoming an initiated diviner in order to bring a unique earth-based healing to those in her community as well as others in need.
Annie has been on the path to becoming a diviner since the age of twenty. She was first called to the path in a stick divination years ago. From there, her Aunt who is also a stick diviner and an Italian Strega mentored Annie.