The results of the election have taken their toll on me. I really never believed we could find ourselves here, but now that we have, a huge opportunity for transformation, or if you like, AFGO (as my sister is fond of saying) another fucking growth opportunity has presented. This can be an agonizing struggle, OR a peaceful and easeful transition, the choice, in truth, is ours.
When I find myself in fear, overwhelm and grief (FOG) as I have been this week, giving it up and over to God/Goddess/All That Is by way of ceremony really helps.
Starting from left to right, “Guidance Mandala” shows up as a reminder to center, check in with soul, mind and body, consult the inner GPS. “Let It Bee” is next…grief is natural, but fighting against “what is”, especially with blame, shame or guilt is a terrible waste of precious energy. “Accepting Grace” helps with opening to the unseen, grace is always waiting to assist, but it can be hard to notice if I am “waving my sword around”.
The center piece is “New Paradigm Portal”, signalling the imminent and inevitable changing of the paradigm. In spite of appearances, the old power paradigm of the distorted masculine is falling away and will be replaced with a more empowered feminine/balanced masculine combination that is inclusive, cooperation and community based, and sustainable. The election results seem to point to a different truth, but I know it is temporary, and will result in more chaos, which is the birthing place for all significant new creation.
“Power” for the Throat Chakra Mandala is first to the right of the “New Paradigm Portal”, it is essential now that everyone speak their truth with calm empowerment, and I do mean everyone, so if I am hearing a position I am opposed to, I intend to listen with all the equanimity and compassion I can muster. When I speak, I seek to do so without need for justification, but simply for clarification, education or inquiry, hoping to dissolve distance and create connection. The next piece is “Transitions Mandala” which I created shortly before the death of my father in 2014. This piece holds intentional space for a higher perspective, eagle’s eye view of transitions. Remembering that Einstein said that every problem contains within it the seeds of the solution, which cannot be understood from the level of consciousness that created the problem, a higher perspective will enable a productive path forward.
Finally, “Unconditional Abundance Mandala” is included as a reminder that abundance is available in many forms. Freedom is wonderful abundance and it is always available to us, freedom to choose to react with love instead of fear.
The feathers, stones, charms and crystals were selected to support the energy of Peaceful Transitions. Use my altar, or even better, create your own, or find any ceremony that supports you. Wishing you presence, love for yourself, deep compassion, radical forgiveness, peace and access to your inner wellspring of joy. Please remember, you are an essential element in this process.