Dear ones,

This month was a difficult divination for me. I've sat with it for days. It's impossible not to acknowledge in some way the embedded racism that exists in America that is being unearthed through the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (and others) and the protests that have ensued. I mention them here because they are on my heart and mind, and need naming, even if you don't hear me speak directly to them in the words below.

With love,

Erin


Ancestors aligned in Fire. The way to understand our soul map this month and resource ourselves amidst the chaos around us is to feel the presence of the Ancestors and Allies

as a primary support structure. They offer relationship with us to fortify us. We are never without them and they can help us to be agents of change. We have "back up" for what we want to bring to the world, and they are it.


This month it is vital to organize around our communities! We have an inseparable connection with one another. Strong communities can be formed when we bring our brightest and most steady light, our unique expression of capacity and contribution. This is our brilliance, which means "intense brightness of light" and "exceptional talent or intelligence." We all have something of brilliance to offer.


Don't be shy. Now is the time to build bridges with your neighbors. Converse. Make eye contact. Transmit light. When we do this - with the help of our Ancestors and Allies - we begin to build a platform for cleansing, peace and reconciliation that can flow over time into our relationships, our homes and to the earth.


The path to wisdom is found in using our genius to contribute to anchoring peace and creating a safe home for all.


Let us do the work of transforming the heart. This is our assignment. Here is a formula to consider: The virus has initiated great transformation. There has been a retreat into work and home and a challenge to our collective narrative was begun. Now, it is time to climb to the top of the "mountain" of our own strength to erect and proclaim a radical new way. We need a new vantage point that will unify and we need the heart of love. What do you see when you look out from a higher perspective?


Our wisdom, authenticity and finding our voice are the ingredients needed to lead us along the path of clarity toward a surrender to Peace. In this peace we will find the upright expression of our personal medicine, which is our innate gift to all of Life.


Meditation is also a crucial ally for us on the path to peace. Make time for this and surrender to the stillness.


Do not give the shadow much attention. Of course it is there and we are aware of it, but let's not let it take root in any of the important areas of our lives. This is not where to focus. See that our resources this month are gathered around community, brightness, peace, change and safe home for all.


June ritual suggestion: Please find a way in your community to express yourself and your desire for peace. I'd love to hear about any peace rituals you create!


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Ancestors at the threshold of Water and Mineral. We have passed nearly through a major period of cleansing, rebirth and renewal. We find ourselves at the cusp between the time of cleansing and entering into our collective narrative again. What is next, we ask?


A better question is: What is now?


It is now time to gather the medicine of the resting and retreating we've been doing and allow it to transform us. There is still time to distill the wisdom that has come during this downtime. Do not miss the opportunity for radical transformation! Consider what you have learned and what needs shedding. Are you clear on how you want to enter into this next phase? How will you show up now to write the collective story and the way forward?


I ask you: What will our children and our descendants say that we did during this time? You do not need to have children to answer this question. We all have those that come after us. Let us think of them and listen for their wisdom. They depend on us. What are they trying to say?


This month, we are being asked to orient around the anchor of our own personal healing. There is solitary work to do. This is work to be done in the absence of our community, inside of ourselves. We are being asked to continue to "mother" ourselves, belong to ourselves and come home to ourselves. This is the path of wisdom and our primary responsibility this month. We are assured by the Ancestors and Allies that the transformation of what isn't true and beautiful is happening.


You may find that the shadow of our current collective trauma is burdening your heart. If this is so, please make time to connect with the spirits of the land near you. On a walk, from your window, or by sensing out in to the landscape, allow for connection with what is near you - the mountains, trees, birds, forests, lakes, rivers and others. Speak out loud to these beings! Offer them your gratitude and greeting. Ask for their help. Listen and feel for their reply. Let your heart be lifted.

May ritual suggestion: Journey or sit quietly and invite in your well Ancestors and Allies. Ask them to help you to connect with your descendants. Invite them to teach you about what is needed now, both personally and collectively. Ask them how to heal and make change. When you are finished, thank them all for their help and guidance.


If you would like to set up a session for your own personal divination or shamanic healing, please go here.

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Ancestors in Nature near Water. We are no longer at the threshold of transformation. We are in it and are being asked to allow the Great Transformation to nudge us toward peace and a more peaceful existence. The Ancestors and Allies guide us in the direction of peace. This peace will require our grief and our authenticity. This peace will require that we flow with the old ways of wisdom and slow down to meet them. If we can do this, we can meet ourselves in a new way. We cannot live at a pace that is faster than Life.


What we will find within the peace - if we choose to embrace this - is a deeper wisdom that allows for innovation and spiritual alertness, but honors our animal natures and instinctual selves, too. In this we can find the path to clarity that helps us to shine our light broadly, peacefully, unapologetically.


In this time of community retreat, we are being asked to mother ourselves, to mother and nurture our physical bodies and take time for personal healing and growth. Develop yourself and take care of yourself. We can support each other to do this by respecting each other and this sacred space of personal healing and self mothering.


Do practices that help the mind to flow as well. Do not allow the busy mind to get stuck or to fixate. If you feel this, get up and move, let if flow. Shift your state.


We are learning how to surrender to the changes brought about by Nature.


Most importantly: We must address the shadow. It is clearly in the center of everything now. The shadow hovers over our relationship with the Earth and therefore clouds our own sense of identity and belonging. We are lost. We must understand that our belonging is tied to the Earth, our home. It is a core wound, a deep shadow, to think otherwise.


It is important to use our relationship with the Ancestors and Allies and to use magic to create new structures for living in both of our homes - the Earth as Home and our physical home. This shadow of forgetting our identity has sounded a loud wake up call that has shaken our foundations and caused our work and life to be upended and rearranged.


We don't know what happens next. But it must be done with Love. Our platform of power is wobbly now, as it should be. There is change and peace needed to make things well.


The key will come through our clarity. The word clarity comes from Middle English and refers to divine splendor. Please consider the divine splendor that lives in you. Please bring the qualities of your divine splendor to the task at hand.


Finally, we are encouraged to find our voice and use it to become visible and strong. The Ancestors and Allies are nudging us from behind to find our voice to bring about a change of season for our own sake and for the sake of the Earth.


April ritual suggestion: Invite in the wise Ancestors and Allies to bring their blessing as you face the shadow. I invite you to make two pictures or drawings. The first to illustrate your shadow and/or our collective shadow, so you can "see" it. Allow yourself to find Love for it, and ask for help in transforming it. The second is to illustrate a vision for a transformation, one that you can hold for your own peace and our collective peace. Ask for this vision to be blessed. Thank the Ancestors and Allies for their support.

You can reach out to me to schedule a personal divination or shamanic healing session here.



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