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Solstice Ritual

Well, it was a very good ritual last night. Things got a little busy at home so the ritual got pushed back until about 10:30 or so. I went out back and laid my tools and materials out on this low brick podium on our patio. I lit a single large purple candle for some light. Since the patio is in a little crook of our house and the neighbor's back wall is a few feet away and the big maple tree shades everything, it was actually quite dark. That and there was a new moon so there really wouldn't have been much light anyway. I opened my cedar feather box and took out my golden eagle feather, an owl feather gifted to me by She who Dances on the Wind, my owl totem, the tanned coyote foreleg and foot gifted to me by Brother Coyote through StarHawk and White Hawk. I lit a bundle of white sage and smudged myself from head to toe. Then I smudged the feather and foreleg in turn. Next I removed from the box a deer antler, an amethyst crystal, a selenite wand, a honey calcite crystal, a vial of herb infused oil which has been injected with Deer energy, and my large healing crystal. I smudged each of these as well.

Then I took the golden eagle feather and made a smoke offering to Mother Earth, Father Sky, each of the four directions and the within direction. I thanked the Creator for the Spring just passed and thanked him for the opportunity to enjoy upcoming summer. I thanked Father Sky for the Sun and rain and Mother Earth for the good soil and the floods whic hare contributing to the excellent crops this year.

Then I sat down on the patio bench and placed the owl feather on my left knee and the coyote leg on my right knee. I placed the honey calcite crystal on the top of my head. I picked up the big healing crystal and held it with the base resting in my left hand and the tip in my right. I closed my eyes and focused on the flickering light from the candle through my eyelids. I could hear the voice of the wind as it rustled the leaves on Grandfather Maple and the sound of a squirell jumping from limb to limb but no other sound.

I could feel the energy from the calcite crystal start to vibrate through my skull until my whole body felt light as if I could float away. Before me appeared a vision. A small stream in mountainous country. It was daytime and it was sunny but cool. Growing about the sides of the stream were bunches of red willow and sage and rabbit brush grew in clumps all around. I was standing at the outside of a bow in the stream. I knew I was looking at a familiar scene. It was Willow Creek just outside of Creede, Colorado where I used to live. How many times had Shelly and I taken our puppies down to learn to swim there? How many times had I fished there with Sean. How many times had a group of us shared the fellowship of each other's company around a campfire near her banks? And how many times had I seen her flooded well beyond her banks as the high mountain snows melted off in late Spring?

But now she was calmer. She seemed to be talking to me. I turned to catch a bit of what she was saying. "Remember" she seemed to whisper. I had the urge to follow the stream, to see where I would end up. Logically, I knew going left would take me back to town and going right would eventually lead me to the old Bachelor silver mine but for some reason I didn't think I would end up in either place today. I turned to my right and there sat Brother Coyote. I raised my hand and called a greeting to him. He just gave me his laughing grin and stuck out his tongue at me causing me to laugh too. I started toward him but he turned his head to my left and looked up. I followed his eyes and there was She Who Dances on the Wind flying down in lazy circles, her feathers glinting in the cool sunlight. I turned back to Brother Coyote and he told me to follow her. She began to fly off slowly and I followed. We were travelling up the stream and towards the mountains where all the mines lay. In trying to keep my eyes on her, I would sometimes step off the bank into the stream getting my feet wet. The water was icy cold and each blunder reminded me I needed to watch where I was going. But I was mesmerized by the sight of her and so kept stumbling along. As she flew long it began to get dark and soon we were surrounded by the lenghtening shadows of night. Still she flew on. Even though it was dark, I was able to see her by the sparkling light falling from her feathers. I walked on into the darkness following her into the mountains. Then the vision faded and I was again watching the flickering of the candle light.

I could still feel the energy coursing through me. I turned my head from one side to the other noticing that I had far more flexibility than normal. I gave into a temptation to fly and found myself up above the treetops looking down at myself and Jake in his kennel. I could hear Jake whinning. I'm not sure if he was whinning at me or not. I could see the squirell playing in the branches of the tree. I had become the owl once again. My night vision was keen and I could see a ground squirel and a small rabbit or two flitting about the lawn. Luckily I was not hungry or I might have dove down for a late evening snack. I flew around for awhile but then realized I had other parts of the ritual to attend to. So I willed myself back down into my body.

I was still quite light headed and full of energy. I lifted my healing crystal to my eyes and gazed into it at the candle. I imagined three of my LJ friends in turn, Devilmiyu, Namaste21 and Invisibella who I'd promised to send some energy to and who had all expressed feelings about not understanding things that were happening to them lately. I also thought about my friend Dragonfly who had already completed her Solstice rituals. Though I only know what 2 of them look like, I think I was able to imagine them anyway. Within the crystal I saw the vision of each of them in turn and looked to see where the energy was coming from that was contributing to their uneasiness. If any of you want to know what I saw specifically, just write and let me know and I'll tell you.

So I sat back and took the amethyst crystal into the palm of my left hand. I placed the root of the healing crystal on the amethyst with the tip extending outward from my fingers. I placed the selenite wand on top of the crystal and held all three together. Then I let my body fill with a powerful surge of energy coming from the calcite crystal on my head as well as from my feet and from the earth and air around me. I let it build until I could contain it no further and let it spill forcefully out of me through the group of crystals in my hand. A broad stream of violet light tinged with gold poured out of me and split into three streams, one headed to NC, another to Utah and the last in the direction of Holland. I watched as the streams found their intended recipients and bathed them in the violet/gold glow and soothing the pockets of dis-ease that was causing them some problems. I was able to channel the streams for about half and hour until they just seemd to slow on their own.

In spite of it all, I was feeling very energetic and completely light. If I had wanted to, I think I could have eaten a whole cake. But what I really wanted was to make love to Deb and because of this I failed to break the connection I had just established which often happens to me. Even though the streams of energy had slowed, I must have still been maintaining the connection at a sub-concious level. Generally this results in the person I'm in contact with dreaming whatever experience I'm having. It seems to have no boundaries of distance either.

Deb commented when I came in that I my eyes looked far away. She said "You were gone for awhile, where did you go?" I looked at a clock and realized it was 1 am. I had been outside for 2.5 hours. It had really only seemed like 1/2 hour or so. I told her I'd been flying and she seemed to accept that. I went over and hugged her and placed a slow lingering kiss on her lips. Hse responded and I knew she wanted me as well. So I picked her up and carried her to bed and we made love until around 3 am.

So I'm sorry if any of you three peope had to feel any of that. Of course if you enjoyed it then more power to you. But next time I'll endeavor to turn it off after I'm done and not leave the connection open. What a wonderful night.




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Jun. 22nd, 2001 05:09 pm (UTC)
thank you for sharing that
Jun. 22nd, 2001 09:36 pm (UTC)
Amazing. I'll e-mail you....
Jun. 22nd, 2001 10:08 pm (UTC)
Did you teach yourself to harness those energies of which you spoke, or was this something you've always been able to do instinctively? I wonder if an average joe like me could learn to do the same. Check that, I wonder if an average joe like me who looks for the scientific explanation to everything would be able to do that. I sometimes feel that I'm too analytical to just allow myself to feel these things. It's the same reason that while I'm reasonably certain I can sense other presences in my house when I'm alone, I can never pinpoint them or put my finger on them. Anyways, I'm glad you had a good ceremony, and I wish you well with your upcoming shindig.

Jun. 25th, 2001 08:31 am (UTC)
Well to answer your question, hmmmmm. No, I've not always known I could do this. Iwas just as surprised as anyone would be when I found that I could. It's not something I could do automatically either. It's been developing im me for quite a while now. And while I think that my ability goes hand-in-hand with my spiritual calling to be a healer, I think that anyone can channel the energy I'm reffering to. If you need something scientific to grasp, (as I do sometimes as well), then try this on for size. We all know that human beings carry an electrical curent as part of their makeup right? And in some people, the polarity of that current is reversed causing thme not to be able to wear quartz watches or even digital watches. My ex-wife could cause a digital watch to display all 8's after only an hour or so of wear. We also know that certain stones are very good conductors of electricity. Why else would we use quartz in watches and crystal radio sets and etc. So I submit, that crystal healing and channeling is nothing more than the time tested ability to recognize sources of energy in the human body and the environment and using certain stones to help channel that energy to different places in your own or other's bodies to help dispel energy blockages and thus ease discomfort. I'm going to conclude this tought in a second reply so I don't go over the amount of characters LJ will allow me in a response.

Jun. 25th, 2001 08:54 am (UTC)
Crystal healing
Long ago, science discovered that all stones have certain vibrational frequencies which allow them to be conductors of electrical current. Some stones like the quartz family vibrate at a frequency such that they are the best conductors of electricty. Science also allows that the human body carries an electrical current and indeed it is this electrical current that allows the brain to send message to various parts of our body. Does it not make sense then that ceratin areas of our body contain high levels of this current to maintain their functions? These would include the brain, the heart, the lungs and the sexual organs. These happen to correspond to what healers refer to as chakras or energy centers. And are not many of the diseases and ailments we experience simply caused by the brain telling those various organs (through electrical impulses) to produce too much or too little of a given substance? The practice of crystal healing, also known as the laying on of stones, is simply recognizing that stones with certain vibrational frequencies correspond to the vibrational frequencies of certain energy centers in the body. So once we have identified an area of discomfort or dis-ease them we simply prescibe the use of one stone or another to be placed upon an energy center to help guide the flow of energy back to normal paramters and allow for normal functioning.

As far as the long distance ability, I seem to have, I'm not sure I can explain that other than to say that perhaps I instictively am able to guide the energy into some unseen pathway and aided by the power of suggestion, some effect is felt by a patient in a distant place. But that does not explain why people I've "touched" in this manner still manage to feel what I'm feeling beyond what i've suggested to them might happen. So I suppose that in any explanation there still remains a leap of faith we must make to understand and accept.

Does that help at all?

Jun. 25th, 2001 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: Crystal healing
Yeah, it does. So, to sum up your statements (and please correct me if I'm wrong here), the body uses energy. That's a given. That energy has a certain vibration (the rhythm of life, I suppose one might call it) which, in certain parts of the body, might be used in conjuntion with certain stones to create a resonance and thereby amplify said energy. But the stone also stabilizes the flow of energy. So it seems to me that the stones and the body have a natural balance of energy, where one sorta serves as a template for the other. When one becomes unbalanced, the other resonates with it and brings it back under control.

As for my desire to understand everything in a scientific sense: some people say that to understand something scientifically removes the mysticism and thus the charm from it. I disagree. I think that to understand something logically or scientifically makes it more meaningful, because you can see that it ties in with every other part of your existence (not that the rest of my existence makes sense scientifically, but you see what I'm saying).

So, I think I'm catching on. Fascinating stuff, anyway. Thanks for expanding on that.

Jun. 25th, 2001 12:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Crystal healing
No problem. I think the more we understand, the more we see there is so much more that we don't understand.



Jun. 25th, 2001 12:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Crystal healing
Funny, I was just musing over that very idea.

Jun. 24th, 2001 08:50 pm (UTC)
You thought of me? I'm touched and speechless.....

Thank you so very much for thinking of me. I'm glad that your ritual went well. I'm supposed to see my doctor sometime this week so, this week's going to be good. I feel better now, thanks to you, your advice, new medication and lots of sleep. Take care.

Jun. 25th, 2001 08:12 am (UTC)
Well I'm happy I was able to help even in the smallest way.



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