Nature Magic and Gaian Attunements

Today is the one year anniversary of the first time we arrived here on our block of land in Northern NSW and I thought I’d mark the occasion with a blog.

It’s been an intense week! My sister and daughter invited me in via video link to hang with them during their blood moon ceremony they were doing last week. This is the second time now, that we’ve come together to do some family healing magic. The first time was on the 22nd of the 3rd, 2017. At the time, my husband and I were on the east coast searching for a new place to live. There was flooding everywhere and we got bogged! My husband kindly played the hero and I left him with the muddy saga while I caught the train to Brisbane and spent an evening doing magic with my sister and daughter. The date worked out nicely, seeing as we were keen to take advantage of the fact that there was some good number magic happening with our ages: 44, 33 and 22. I’m an 11, by the way, in numerology!

We had an incredible shift happen, all three of us, a year later on the 22nd of march. All of us could see the work we’d done a year prior, unfolding perfectly, ripening potently. Our intention, always, is to unravel unhealthy patterns and wounds in our ancestral line. On Friday night, we agreed we were doing womb magic… a sense of shedding old skins and planting the seed of new intentions, whilst also honouring the depths of our power and wisdom as women. We discussed some of the patterns we see in ourselves, in our family line, that we don’t like so much, and in the process of exploring them together, came to understand these patterns with greater clarity. We all found our own words to describe what we were releasing, but in essence, they were solar plexus wounds, self-worth/ego wounds.

I was guided through my part of the ceremony by my spirit tree, the native kurrajong I befriended on my first visit. I go to her almost every day and she teaches me things, refining my capacity for meditation and helping me with my healing work, both for myself and others. The Tree, as I refer to ‘her’, is my connection with Gaia, the Earth Goddess. Last year, Gaia reattuned my hand chakras. She was taking the attunement deeper, higher. The first time she attuned me was in 1996, at the beginning of my journey as a healer. She pushed clear quartz crystal shards into the palms of my hands, showing me how they would emit colour when I focused my intent. Then she told me to go forth and heal the Earth, heal the people.

After the second attunement last year, Gaia asked me to attune others to her healing frequency, which I did on my return to Darwin in the form of a Gaian Healing Attunement Workshop. During the blood moon ceremony, which for me took place over about three days, Gaia gave me another attunement. She brought pieces of jet into my aura, a black crystal made from wood, running them down through the outside of my right arm. There was this wonderful sense that she was spinning the energy of the jet crystal into long thin energy lines, and laying them throughout the length of my arm. They converged at a point on the inside of my wrist, and then, in a most spiderman-like fashion, stretched out through my fingertips. Then Gaia placed a black onyx crystal on the inside of my arm near my elbow, saying it was functioning as a “ballast”.

I feel almost self-conscious writing this, because I know how touchy and superstitious people can be about the colour black! It’s sad, really, because it’s beautiful. Think of the night sky, filled with stars! Black is a womb colour, too, so I found that quite apt. As I’ve written elsewhere, I learned at the beginning of my journey as an aura sketcher, to never use black because people get ridiculously silly about it and assume it’s some sign of evil or imminent death Oh no! I knew it, I’m a bad person! or Oh no! She’s drawn black! I’m going to die!  Can you imagine me rolling my eyes? In the interests of less drama and more peace in my life, I quickly learned to replace the colour black with dark colours like dark blue, dark green, dark red and dark grey. Each one represents various facets of black, some of which are ‘positive’ and some of which can certainly be ‘negative’.

Anyone familiar with black crystals will know that black crystals are protective. In a way, you could almost imagine them cloaking your aura with an invisibility shield, and hiding you from harm. Some of them absorb and melt negativity away. Others filter it out of your aura. And crystals like Jet are used for cleansing. I love the new pattern that has been installed in my right arm and hand! There is this wonderful sense of being able to manoeuvre easily though the shadows of another’s pain during healing, without being touched by it myself. I also love the ‘weight’ these dark frequency crystals lend my healer’s arm and hand. I feel like I can more easily see the core of the issue, without any messing around. And this is perhaps being reflected in the healings I’m doing at the moment.

I haven’t felt like using my Aura Cards lately. I’ve had a sense of needing to come back to the purity of ‘seeing/feeling/hearing/knowing/etc’ the aura directly. For years, I needed the shield of the cards to mute the intensity of this work for me, to stand between me and the client so I could rest my psychic senses a little, over the course of multiple hour-long sessions on a daily basis. Here, at my writer’s retreat, I am doing a little healing work, but I’m maintaining some distance and space so I can rest my boundaries! I’m doing this by offering short 10-15 minute healings and/or readings which I record as an audio file in my own time, and then send via text. I love the straight-to-the-point efficiency of these shorter healings and the way I can maintain a very high frequency state throughout.

Besides being blessed with a new attunement, I’m also blessed to have watched the kurrajong tree bursting into bloom over the past week. She is stunning! Her flowers are like tiny bells tinkling their healing magic through my aura. And today, I was doubly blessed when one of the local wallabies finally decided we were friendly, coming to eat grass just a few metres away from where we were standing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-Directions Medicine-Wheel Spell

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-12-34-37-amI’m having a happy moment..

…not just because my daughter is standing beside me quoting Missy Higgins and linking it in with her own inspired writing and a discussion that has been unfolding between us about the Idealistic Pink aura colour….

…not just because we all went to see the Embrace documentary created by Taryn and it makes my heart so happy to see and hear beautiful women talking about liberating themselves from the trappings of cultural ‘rules’ about beauty and image…

…I’m happy because I’ve created the third part of my four-direction medicine-wheel spell, under the guidance of my new spirit guide, a herbal wiccan teacher.

Here’s a little preview:

A Medicine Wheel Spell : Boundary Strengthening for Empaths

In your magic spell kit you should have an Aura Spray and a Medicine Bundle designed to help empaths (clairsentients) clear their space and restore and strengthen their boundaries.

Your aura is you, in energy form. The aura of an empath has fuzzy or blurry boundary edges, making it less clearly defined where they end and they rest of the world begins. Their aura can easily flow into and merge with (empathise with) the world around them. They are often very caring people who make excellent healers and counselors. The empathic aura instinctively empathises with the pain of others and transmutes or releases it on the other person’s behalf.

When an empath becomes unbalanced, the aura boundaries that usually define and protect them from the outer world (however vaguely!) collapse altogether and the outside world comes flooding in. They lose their sense of self and their personal space, and it can feel as though everything is in their face and getting under their skin. They become infected by the emotions and stresses of others and start to feel responsible for everything and everyone. This congests and stresses their aura, resulting in physical illness and a loss of emotional stability and calm.

This spell is a four-directions medicine-wheel spell, taught to Omanisa by one of her spirit guides and designed for those living in the southern hemisphere. It consists of four ceremonies supported by an aura spray containing colour, gem and flower essences that clear the aura and strengthen boundaries. The spell is most powerful when it can be done within a 24-hour period, but for those with busy lives it’s fine to stretch the ceremonies out over a period of weeks or months.

Each ceremony requires at least 30 minutes of your time. The first ceremony is done when the sun sets. The second is done at night-time before bed. The third is done with the dawning of the sun. The fourth at midday. Before doing each ceremony, read through it to familiarize yourself with both the process and the tools that will be needed.

Om is an Australian naturopath, spiritual healer, rainbow shaman, and colour therapist. 

Sunset-Sunrise Pink

Sunset-Sunrise Pink

(also known as Maturity Pink)

 

This fluorescent pink with warm touches of red and orange, is typical of deep pink shades you will find on clouds during sunset and sunrise. The sun setting at the end of the day and the sun rising at the beginning of a new day remind us of the cyclical nature of life with new beginnings always following endings. In some ways, this card is related to Void Blue, with its connotations of death, chaos, magic and the subconscious realms of night. Sunrise-Sunset provides us with a doorway into and out of the Void of night and the magic of unlimited possibilities. Only when we end something can we truly be set free from Who We Have Been in order to be-come someone new. The new self could be anything, simply because we have been liberated from the defining constraints of the old forms and identities of the old self. In the magic of night, we have been stripped bare and can dance naked under the moonlight in search of new possibilities. Once found, these new possibilities may be donned as new clothing with which to greet the dawning of a new day, a new chapter in ones life. In the light of day, we are seen with our new identity and we become what we wear for a time, until another ending, another sunset liberates us to dance amongst the stars of infinite possibility once more.

 

So as in the tradition of old, endings are presented by the wisdom of the colour as the opportunity to be set free from the past so you may step forth into a new sense of self. We always have choices when it comes to responding to change. With every change there is loss and these losses are sometimes quite naturally grieved. Sunset-sunrise simply reminds you to raise your head and gaze at the beauty of the sunset because it will remind you of the sunrise soon to come. Sunsets can be so bittersweet, with a sense of loss slipping through your fingers into the unknown, much like the sun sinking into the sea or being swallowed by the twilight landscape. The nighttime of the Void helps us adjust to loss in our own personal ways. Some retreat into sleep or depression, dreaming and numbing their grief with darkness. Some withdraw into the depths of the creative universe within them in search of a new sense of self. Some reach out to kindred stars for the comfort of shared light in darkness, still others hide behind the façade of busy-ness and automated functions, pretending to be ‘awake’ while the light in their soul has blinked out temporarily.

 

It is natural to have an adjustment period when stepping through gateways from one world into another. We all find our own ways to release the past so that we can accept our present and face the future. Hopefully, the beauty of the sunset will remind you that the coming sunrise will be equally as beautiful. We all go through different chapters, phases and stories in our lives, with each adding new depths to our soul and greater colour to the overall picture of our lives. Have courage to honour change and bless the sun as it goes down, carrying beauty out of your life as it does so. Be thankful for the beauty that passes and understand that beauty comes in many different forms. Sometimes, with sunset-sunrise blessing our aura’s, we need to readjust our ideals our what brings beauty into our lives and what beauty is. Our values usually need to change with the turning of the sun through the themes of our lives. What was a blessing for your old life often ceases to be relevant in the light of a new day. The time between sunset and sunrise is a valuable period of reorientation; a remoulding of self, values and life.

 

Many people attempt to avoid the setting of the sun and the temporary darkness it brings because they are overly attached to their familiar comfort zones and they are afraid to encounter the great unknown. This colour teaches us not to be afraid of the void (the unknown), because it is a magical place of possibility, adventure, re-creation and imagination. A new future is unfolding behind every sunset, if you will only allow your sense of wonder to be engaged by the mystery. Choose excitement rather than fear.

 

Traditionally, these times of day have been considered magical. Dusk and dawn are times when the earthly realms open up to the magic of imagination, magical realms and magical beings. Think of sunset and sunrise and doorways into and out of, the Void. The Void is a place of magic, mystery and all possibility, so why should it not engage the imagination and lead you into other realms? These times of day are powerful for magical acts, ceremonies and communion with magical beings and magical places. Sunset is particular useful for releasing the old and for entering into the Void so that you may travel where you will. Surise is useful for intending the new and re-entering the light of day with magical intent drawn from the myriad of possibilities available from the Void.

 

This is a powerful time for dreaming and dream-recall as the two realms of consciousness and subconscious entwine like lovers before parting.

 

INVOCATION USES: Primarily, this energy is used to assist you in making the transition from one phase of your life to another. If you are struggling with change and loss, sunset-sunrise can help you adjust with greater ease and grace.