Ritual Expressions

Equinox Full Info

 

 Vernal Equinox Ceremony 2022

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At America’s Stonehenge, Salem NH

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Birthing the World we know in our Heart is Possible’

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Sunday March 20

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1:00 – 4:00 PM

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Facilitated by Katja Esser

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The actual Equinox moment Sunday, March 20 at 11:33 am.   Sunrise 6:49 am sunset 6:50 pm
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There is some preparation involved that you do at home prior to the ceremony. Please, check out ‘what to create’ below and take some time with it. The preparations are part of the feeding of the spirit world and deepen the work we do so we can reap the most benefits from it as well. It also shows a commitment to walking a different path as it takes some effort, which is noticed in the other world.
Winter’s icy exhale took a sudden turn allowing the sky beings to release their warm breath upon Mother’s winter gown.  Overnight her hardened light-filled pristine dress softened and dissolved into her muted torn skin.  A fragmented world with broken strands and tattered old friends reappears in disarray.  An early labor announces itself as Mother’s skin hardens and softens, contracts and expands readying herself for a long birthing process.  
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The miracle of life’s resurrection process comes into our horizon, when we witness the budding, sprouting, blossoming, and greening of mother’s spring dress. Out of brown, green births. Out of silence a world awakens in a symphony of pops, breaks, cracks, and rips shifting from one state of being into another. The awakened streams roar, the feathered midwifes cheer mother along, and Mother contracts and expands starting her labor. This is the season when life gets trained through the challenges. In their most vulnerable state they endure frost, shifting temperatures, imbalances in moisture, hungry predators, and whatever the unpredictable heavens descend upon them. Yet, these vulnerable courageous little being do not shrink, they keep on going, they adapt, build resilience and strength. They embrace life and all what it brings. They gather the knowledge and build their data base. On purpose, they expand the body of the divine, live in service of one another, and make sure they create a viable seed so life can go on. Nature is our guiding principle that is there to keep us in harmony with the laws of the universe.
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We are in a fire year according to the Dagara people of West Africa. In this tradition it is connected to the ancestral world, the beings of light and spirit world. Fire is connected to our power center, to the mental body, the enlightened mind, the dream world, and messages from the other world. It is about passion, vision, action, alchemy, rapid transformation through destruction. These energies are universal and are the prominent energies to work with this year. Fire makes things visible, it inspires us, it heats things up, and it is energy that needs tending so it burns under control. Fire is the energy that awakens the dormant seeds and resurrects nature. Honored in a sacred way it brings us together, when exploited it becomes destructive and pulls things apart.
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Humanity is at the crossroads with the fire burning at our heels. We experience bewilderment, chaos, and confusion as the world as we knew it is no longer there. Many of us experience extreme hardship, oppression, loss, and face impossible choices. Suffering and trauma expanded exponentially. Families, friendships, and communities have been torn apart. The economy, small businesses, and middle class is being destroyed while money suddenly shifted from the world population into the hands of a few. Vanguard and Blackrock own every single thing on the planet and are set out to control every aspect of our lives. One fork in the road leads to trans-humanism and total enslavement, the other one to being a multi-sensory being expressing its divine nature in total freedom. What will we choose?
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Will we be the seed that awakens, stands up in courage, deal with what comes our way, be creative, adaptive and responsive or will we stay asleep in our desire for comfort, convenience, and act like victims, be complacent, and feeling we received an unfair deal? Do we feel the urgency and want to jump in, knowing we have been preparing for this moment for life times, dream, envision, imagine, knowing what is possible, keep on going no matter what, and co-create the dream future or do we keep living in fear of not knowing, feeling isolated, afraid, powerless, feeling we have no choice, keep judging what is not right, and resisting change?
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We have an incredible opportunity. We will not change if we do not feel it is affecting us personally, but now we are all in the same boat together. We are all affected personally and will be more so if we just stand by. The forces of darkness become the odd light-workers that push us into the light. The worst always turns out to be the best to get us out of our seat of comfort. Nature is not about comfort; it is about living to its fullest.
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The intention :
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The divination for this Equinox focused on knowledge, building foundation, renewing of community, dreaming and imagining the world that we know in our hearts is possible. It is about overcoming the resistance of our egoic unconscious fear-based self, living in ignorance and confusion and moving into our higher self or ‘I am Presence’ informing ourselves, uncovering truth and imagining heaven on earth. It is about being grounded, centered, informed, understanding the core and history of the issues and sharing it. The more of us know what is going on the more we take our power back. What we bring our attention to is what we manifest. Let this be the birth that becomes the spring board for heaven on earth.
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What to bring and prepare :
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– Please, get a dark piece of natural decomposable easy tearing fabric that represents your old skin of about 1 yard long and about 12 to 15 inches wide. This represents your old skin and all the patterns of beliefs and limitation that you have taken on. The outward world is a reflection of what lives within. Control, power, fear mongering, and keeping us in the dark are the vibrations that are playing out right now. At what level are we participating in this? What do we do to give our power away? How do our issues of control show up? How do we dominate, please, or give in? What is our biggest fear? Write or draw this on this old skin.
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– Please, get a second piece of natural fabric that is red also 1 yard by 12-15 inches. The new skin becomes also our collective skin, the unity consciousness skin, the oneness skin. We have entered the Aquarian age, the doorway to our freedom. The last vestiges of the old paradigm are working desperately to pull us into total slavery. If they succeed it is because of our lack of imagination to see a world based in love in which divinity expresses itself freely through all its creation. Take time out and sit in silence and connect to your ‘I am Presence’ and begin to imagine what a world in harmony with Source’s full expression would look like. You can draw or write. Give it as much detail as you can. We will share these visions making it our collective vision
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– Please, get 3 strands of either yarn, natural rope, or one strip of natural decomposable fabric of 2 yards long, whatever you have easiest access to. This is your umbilical cord. This umbilical provides us with nourishment yet also dysfunctional patterns that got passed on through generations as well as our cultural conditioning. It kept us alive but how much did it truly feed us? For us to birth into our true freedom we have to make choices to no longer feed that what sucks our energy or creates our prison. Make a knot for each thing you no longer want to give your energy or money to. The 3 strands of material can be tied together with each knot.
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– Please, Bring a seed. What seed of knowledge do you bring to your community that mobilizes, invigorates, inspires, creates new ideas, new structures of governance, local economies, unites or empowers your local community? If you plan to grow something, bring your seeds to be charged as this is the equinox and we are gathering at an ancient site that collects the energies for the renewal of life.
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– Please, bring Spring flowers that are open, drums or other sound makers if you have them, some healthy non-gmo finger food for after the ritual, raingear if needed and your own water to drink. Make sure you dress warm and have good footwear.
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– Please, bring a friend and give them this information.
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In any cosmic alignment the portal to a greater influx of light opens up. It is crucial that during those times we gather in ceremony to call in the light and anchor it within our own heart flame and upon Mother Earth to benefit humanity and all of life. The Equinox being a moment of balance mirrors the Divine law of the circle that each inhale be met with an exhale. The feminine divine comes into balance with the divine masculine within our heart and allows our heart flame to expand and opening us up to love and an opportunity to experience oneness. In a world of oneness our thoughts, words, choices, actions, and feelings matter as these are powerful energies that can instantly manifest and are we using them to add to light of the world or its shadow?
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Katja Esser guides you through this very participatory ritual. In the spirit of co-creating in our own evolution, the ritual grows to new heights when you create your items and participate in it. The rituals go deeper each year as they are built on each previous one.
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Donations and Cost: America’s Stonehenge is privately owned but is open to the public and is in operation under the dedicated care of the Stone family. The entry fee is $14.00 for adults and tickets can be purchased on their online store: https://stonehengeusa.square.site/ or on site. However, with each digital transaction we move towards a digital dictatorship. Paying with cash keeps us free. There is an additional suggested donation of $8 if you can or more at the ritual site to support this ceremonial work. Make sure you leave enough time to hike/walk to the site so we can start in time. We will be at the center of the site near the oracle chamber.
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Who to contact: Please, contact Katja by Email: katjacreates@ritualexpressions.com You can find more info on Katja by visiting her website www.ritualexpressionsevents.org and this info is also posted on Facebook.
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In case of extreme weather, we will move the ceremony on line.
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Directions: From I 93, take exit 3 in NH, take Rte 111 East (app. 5 mi., crossing Rte 28) to Island Pond and Haverhill Rds. (there will be a sign here for America’s Stonehenge on your right). Follow Haverhill Rd. south to entrance. The address is 105 Haverhill Rd, Salem NH 03079.
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