Ritual Expressions

Equinox Full Info

 

Vernal Equinox Ceremony 2021

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a zoom and conference call event

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‘Seeding the Garden of Life’

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Saturday March 20

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7:00 – 9:30 PM

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The actual Equinox moment is 5:37 am 
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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.
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A weakened winter sparsely covered Mother’s skin. Her dulled opaque eyes unobtrusively glazed over, settled her into the dream time. Her exposed skin held tenaciously on to the few patches of her winter dress, invoking the unresponsive clouds to dress Mother up again. At last, the clarion call was heard and Mother rejoiced in her new pristine garment. Yet, the warming winds blow over her covered face and begin to eat at the fringes of her protective cloak, poking holes into the tight weave and exposing her disarray underneath again. Out of this messy chaos life will begin to emerge as the great Father dwells among the ghostly remains and pierces its increasing warming light of resurrection into the frayed threads of Mother’s tattered skirt.  
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We are at a monumental time of change in our human and planetary history. It took an infinite small virus to change the course of events that has put everything into question. On one level we face the greatest existential threat to our human existence from a pandemic and our response to it, to the corporate takeover that includes our bodies, thoughts, and farm land, talked about as the Great Reset, while on the other level more of us are awakening, adding to the light of the world, and begin to realize that our thoughts combined with feeling create our reality. This realization and awareness allow us to look at what we give life to, take our power back, choose to come from love and gratitude, and create our dream future instead of a future of uncertainty.
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This is a Water year, according to the cosmology of the Dagara people of West Africa. We hear the talks about transparency and unity consciousness. Yet, we are dealing with murky waters, resulting in more cover-ups, control, and mistrust, touching every aspect of life, including the trust in our bodies. There is confusion, chaos, and fear that clouds our perception and the flow of love, as the expression of the manifestation of our greatness is impeded by the lock-down. Yet, we have also entered the 5th dimension and we are here to co-create the new earth based in love and gratitude. Our higher self sits in readiness, to receive the messages from the beings of light, we are listening but fear gets in the way of opening the line of communication from the other world.
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Our bodies are an expression of nature. Nature has a data base as old as life started on earth and has an innate intelligence. Our bodies and soil are intimately connected. Soil health creates body health. A toxic soil creates a toxic and diseased body. Civilizations fall on the depletion and erosion of our soils. To feed our soil is to feed our bodies. Nature teaches us, as long we take the time to observe. The art of observation was the first evidence-based science and allowed our ancient ancestors to be in harmony with the earth, co-create with nature, and create long lasting fertile soils and vibrant health.
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As nature begins to stir and goes through its awakening process, we start preparing our seeds for planting our future. For the soil to give life, water has to be able to be absorbed. The only way this can be accomplished is by planting a living root. As the root begins to break up the soil, the organisms come to create the right texture, absorption, and communication process that allows for the flow of nutrients in digestible form to take place. Watching nature as layers of debris of previous growing seasons are flattened upon our Mother, keeping her at all times covered and undisturbed, creating a rich community of organisms that keep recycling the debris into nutrients as it all goes through someone digestive system to create the very soil that supports life. Soil health is everyone’s concern. Planting a living root is a participation in this miraculous process to support life on this planet and allow us to have intimacy with our food source and trust the divine plan that it was always there to support life. And so, it is with our bodies, it is not just the food we put in our bodies but with what thoughts and feelings are we feeding our body? Water is connected to our emotional bodies; the emotional body is the biggest in our energy field as the universe operates through feeling and so does our body. Our feelings combined with our thoughts creates our reality. Our body always listens to what we feel and think and expresses this in a tangible manifestation. Our beliefs that we feel very strong about create our reality as it has a lot of emotional charge. To become aware of what we feel and think is a way to take our power back and gives us choice and true freedom. To be present in every wakening moment of the day gets us of the emotional roller coaster.
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The Vernal Equinox provides a powerful gateway for the resurrection flame to return to bless the awakening earth. The Equinox is a short-lived balance point in time between light and dark, yin and yang, spirit and matter, the abstract and the concrete. It announces the birth of the new life followed by a quickening as it begins to propel life forward in rapid succession assisting the growth and expansion to ultimately reach optimum dimensions at the solstice point. This is a vulnerable time for the young life as it faces the challenges of unpredictable weather patterns and potential late frosts. Ceremony is our way to midwife the birth of the new life and pray for the protection of the young life so that the sprout can make it to flower, fruit, and seed and life can continue. We attune ourselves to the rhythm of nature, deepen our relationship to it, feed her, keep her alive, and help her thrive in service to all of life.
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The intention :
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As this pandemic has brought up every fear, control, and limitation, we get to witness what lives within, mirrored to what lives without. Are we making our choices based in fear or love? We can either live from the fear of the unknown and be victim of circumstance or become a conscious creator of our future by design.
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What to gather and prepare :
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– Please, have a piece of cotton fabric (please no synthetics and have something that tears easily) about ½ yard by 1 yard that is your old skin of beliefs and the feelings associated with those beliefs that you like to change that have constricted your life. Express those beliefs on the fabric in words and write out the words, phrases, and narratives you tell yourself associated with this belief, then create symbols or words for the feelings associated with those beliefs.
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– Have a piece of fabric or a T-shirt the color of your choosing that becomes your new skin on which you state, express or draw your new beliefs and the feelings associated with the new beliefs. Make the feelings strong in your expression, give it color, passion, make it so that you can feel the impact.
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– Please,create an umbilical cord made of 4 strands of rope, yarn, or twine approximately 5 feet long. Through the umbilical we are connected to our mother. Our first nourishment and love come through it transported through the liquids of our Mother as well as all the patterns and emotional states our mothers go through. This umbilical is also the feedback mechanism of the universe. We have no choice what comes through the umbilical. Every form of imbalance emotionally, environmentally, mentally, and spiritually has come through this umbilical, passed on from generation to generation. We continue to feed ourselves through this umbilical when we are not aware of the patterns and programs we installed, aligned, and agreed to that were never us to begin with, increasing the strength of the dysfunctional patterns over time. What choices are you still making today that feed old patterns, that are toxic to your body, and well-being? What thoughts, words, feelings, and actions do you still engage in that keep you in a stuck pattern? Make knots in one strand for every thought, the second one for the words your express, the third one for each feeling, and the fourth one for every action that keeps you in a box of no way out. Once completed braid them together in a single strand. You can tie symbolic items in it if you feel inspired to do so, as long it can decompose.
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– Have a seed that you are going to plant this Spring that restores your relationship and connection to the soil that supports you and is your unique expression of how you add to the light of the world. Building a community in the soil builds a community in your body, and builds a community of gardeners that feed life.
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– Have a Spring flower or life branch to feed the other world, if you have drums or other sound makers have them with you.
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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 of $8 or whatever you can give are greatly appreciated and can be made through PayPal using my email address katjacreates@ritualexpressions.com
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Who to contact: Please contact Katja to register and get the zoom or conference number and code and Email: katjacreates@ritualexpressions.com You can find more info on Katja by visiting this website and also her older website www.ritualexpressions.com and this info is also posted on Facebook.
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