Over 10 years ago now I studied at the Academy of the Ancient Arts. Every week for a year I drove to South Lake on Tuesday’s up on Echo summit to my teachers house with my fellow students. We would spend the whole day learning. Their were only 3 of us accepted into the program at that time and 3 that preceded us. We studied, in-depth, the 4 elements and the 4 directions, the lunar cycles, the solar cycles, tarot and much more.
These were taught to us as they had been passed down from grandmother to granddaughter through the generations to our teacher. A blend of Native American and Celtic tradition.
Each month, as part of our course of study and for years after, we performed the moon rituals – new, waxing, full, waning and the void. About every other month we also performed the Solar Cycles or the 8 High Days – Winter Solstice/Yule, Summer Solstice/Lithia, Fall Equinox/Mabon, Spring Equinox/Ostara, Samhain/Halloween, Imbolc, Beltane and Lammas. Typically, this was done with our Circle. A group of individuals who came together to play with the energies of the day and celebrate.
As part of our daily practice, we would open sacred space with the 4 elements and 4 directions calling in what we wanted to bring forth into our day.
We always practiced and still practice… “With Harm to None and Good Will to All, which became, “To the Highest Good and with a Blessing to All”.
These practices are ingrained in me and are part of my world both in waking and in dreamtime. I call in the directions for everything I do. I set my intentions each day. I set intentions for clients, friends, and family using the 4 directions and 4 elements. Each month when new moon comes around, I take time to do a ritual and set my intentions for the next lunar cycle. Each high day that comes I take time to bring forth more things I want to create. Sometimes myself and others offer these rituals publicly and sometimes we just do them for ourselves.
They are wonderful techniques to help create the life you want to manifest. When done in a group setting, the energy of each person who is in attendance gets added to the intentions that you have set forth. It adds an extra boost to your creation and it’s always fun to co-create!
I do ritual, because I want to share these wonderful techniques with others who can benefit. I do ritual because it is part of me and who I have become. I do ritual because it is fun, and I enjoy the co-creation. It is always perfect each time no matter if 1 person joins or many join in.
When we come together, we add to the cosmic wave of light that has been created in the world. By becoming our own creator, we heal parts of ourselves as well as mother earth. We get to have the life we desire.
I hope you will join me in some of our upcoming offerings at Reiki Tahoe & Fifth Element Healing Center.
In love and light,