CLASS VII: WATER I

LOVE | CHALICE ARTS | DIVINITY

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ELEMENT OF WATER AND THE PATH OF LOVE

We nurture and sustain our practice with the rejuvenating qualities of water.

Water corresponds with:

The Heart Chakra

Interdependence

Divine Love

Healing

Security

Within the temple space, Water resides in the west.

Elemental water forms our emotional bodies, while governing shape and form. Water will always form into the shape of its container and is easily molded by intention. Water is the element of the astral plane and the subconscious mind. Ruled by the moon, water is the psychic energy shaped by the other elemental influences, yet forms the matrix out of which our reality blooms. Just like physical water, its power flows everywhere, connecting everything.

With water we dive deeply into our intuition, dreams and visions. These spiritual waters are where our subconscious mind goes to dream and our watery essence is poured back into the astral ocean of Divine Love.

Water teaches us that existence is cyclical, tidal; there is an ebb and flow to all of life. These mysteries are mirrored throughout the cycles of nature.

WATER EMBODIMENT PRACTICES:

Anointing

Circulation

Flow

Intuition

Offering / Receiving of Blessings / Gifts

Emotional Body

Elixir of Life

Womb Space | Heart Center | Third Eye

Trikola Mudra

Circular, spiraling and spherical movements

Serpentine

Soft Power

Softening around the edges

 Treating the dance as an offering to self and all of existence.

Movements convey the essence of deep wisdom, compassion, love, grace, trust, surrender & release.

WATER I draws inspiration from the Ace of Cups tarot card as we tap our own sacred well, and immerse ourselves into the mysteries of water.

PREP FOR THIS CLASS:

Please come prepared with your oil of Jasmine, grimoire, tarot deck and blue candle to be ready for our deepening into the realm of Water + rosemary smudge, yoga mat, blocks, something to tie around your waist and hydration of choice.

MUSIC TRACK: Whales by Podval Capella

HOMEWORK:

Practice the Water mudra meditation once a day during your hour of power, visiting your internal sacred well. Remember to begin with the Earth Tree breath first, then move on to water.

Take a jasmine oil infused salt bath.

Practice Water 1 with me – both speeds at least once per day.

Begin writing down all of the elemental fusion Water information in your rough draft grimoire notebook, and do what you can to begin your final draft in the Grand Grimoire. 

It’s time for the Water Elemental Ensouling Ritual for your Dance Grimoire.

Make sure that you ensoul and perform the anointing ritual 3 times, and incorporate the Water Diamond Chalice Meditation.

Your Water Elemental Invocation and Banishing incantations are available below:

Magic is described by the most powerful magicians in history as “change in accordance with will.” In water magic, we exert our will and intent through our physical and energetic bodies to perform rituals and spells that can change the properties of water.

This is why water magic can be so powerful. Moreover, if we accept that words and intent influece the structure of water molecules & we define magic as change according to will, and we consider will and intent to be virtually synonymous, we can state a clear and simple formula for water magic.

Intent + Water + Delivery Method = Magical Change

~ Exerpt from Water Witchcraft by Annwyn Avalon

ESSENCE OF JASMINE

Essential Properties:

Love, creativity & feminine energy

Jasmine derives from the Persian word for “fragrance,” and is renowed for her sensual, bewitching scent. In India, she is known as the Queen of the Night for her delicate white blossoms bloom in the evening and invite a restful sense of peace.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES:

Jasmine – infused green tea can help to improve your mood, and may also relieve symptoms of cirrhosis (liver disease). Jasmine can also bring relaxation, heighten sexual desire (she is a renowned aphrodisiac), and has been studied for uses in treating cancer.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES:

If you practice fertility Magic, jasmine will amplify your spellwork, particularly when you are working to birth new creative ideas, projects, wealth and of course, pregnancy. You can brew up  some jasmine tea to drink and to pour into your bath – do both and allow her to take you deep within your heart space.

Heart space energy is the bridge between life and death.

Wearing jasmine will draw true love to you – those with pure hearts, who will be faithful to you and love you dearly. Placing jasmine in your bedroom is also a great way to elevate romantic energies and attract heartfelt conversations. 

Jasmine will help you tap into the Divine Feminine. She will give you the confidence to stand in your own femininity, with all the beauty, vulnerability, intuition and wisdom that entails. Plant her in your garden by your front door to attract good company and abundance into your home. If Jasmine visits you in your dreams, an abundance of love is on its way to you.

The Ace of Cups is one of the Tarot’s most fortunate cards. With the rest of Aces, it shows the great potential in us, which can lead to the highest fulfillment. The personal significance of this depends on the person’s relationship with life. The spectrum of the card extends from the feeling of joy, gratitude, and satisfaction over external success to the deepest happiness of living in unity with everything. In the foreground, there is undoubtedly love, in every form of expression: charity, parental love, sensual, erotic love, love of ourselves and love of God / Goddess energies. This card is an overflowing abundance of emotional fulfillment. The internal sacred chalice that can never be diminished.