TREE OF LIFE | SOVEREIGNTY | BODY OF STONE

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THE PATH OF SOVEREIGNTY

For this cycle we culminate our journey through embracing the mysteries of Earth – known as the path of sovereignty. Sovereignty means simply that you are the authority over your own mind, hear, body and spirit, with free will to determine your own course in life. To be sovereign is to calibrate your own moral compass according to your own values and then navigate your own path by that compass with conviction. Affirming personal sovereignty claims ones independence.

ROOT CHAKRA: ESTABLISHING INDEPENDENCE

The elemental essence of Earth is regulated through the root chakra at the base of the torso. Just like a taproot on a tree, we also tap into the elemental earth through our root chakra. From the root up, we slowly establish our independence.

We can look to the 3 OF PENTACLES Tarot card which depicts mastery of a skill in trade or work; achieving perfection; artistic ability; and dignity through renown rank or power. It portrays crystallization of the creative force. Mind, body and soul unified within the earthly plane. Taking concrete steps, translating ideas into reality, building structures, slow continuous progress, perseverance and stabilization of achievements.

For this final class in the realm of Earth, we solidify our connection with the root, complete the dance structuring with a focus on refinement, and close the Earth Gate within our temple.

VENUS & SATURN 

These two planetary influences correspond with the Elemental of Earth. Saturn = structures and boundaries. Venus = bountiful growth. When these two are harmoniously combined, it creates greater opportunities for stabilized growth.

Incredibly, Venus and Saturn were conjunct when this class was being taught! A talismanic blessing upon this work. Now that’s magic…

FOR THIS CLASS:

Please come prepared with your Amulet, Candle, Rosemary, Oil of Cypress, yoga mat, blocks, strap, something to tie around your waist, and hydration.

MUSIC: Glitnir by Danheim

HOMEWORK:

Follow along with me to the practice video at least once per day. 3 Times if possible.

 5 minutes a day is better than 1 or 2 hours per week.

Light your candle, engage with your essence of cypress, and recite the opening Invocation of Earth before you dance. Then practice the Banishing to close the Earth Gate once you are done. (See banishing instructions below practice video).

Practice the Tree Meditation during your daily hour of power:

Make the final additions to the Earth Elemental chapter in your Grimoire. 

See instructions below:

NEXT GRIMOIRE PAGE: EARTH I DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

1 – (1 – 8) Kahiko Hula Step

2 – (1 – 8) Tribanghi Step with Earth Mudra

3 – (1 – 8) Hip crossroads in and out to face 3/4 angle out

4 – (1 – 4) Hip anchors in as arms rise

      (5 – 8) Rond de jambe in as arms settle into 2nd position (invisible bar) at a 3/4 angle in

5 – (1 – 4) Hip anchors out as arms rise 

      (5 – 8) Rond de jambe as arms settle into 2nd position facing front.

6 – (1 – 4) Head down, shoulder anchors in/out chest anchor

      (5 – 8) Hip anchors in/out, Body of Stone, heel anchor

7 – (1 – 4) Maya in/out

     (5 – 8) Chest crossroads in/out

8 – (1 – 4) Heel anchor, hip lifts in/out, chest lift

      (5 – 8) Shoulder lifts in/out, flower blossom hands, chin up

REPEAT ON OTHER SIDE

FINAL PAGE IN EARTH CHAPTER:

Closing the Northern Gate:

Face the North and stand in the posture of Earth

Powers of the North!

Essence of Earth!

Guardians of Stone, Bone & Crone

Sisters and brethren of the Great World Tree

Gnomes and sovereign Ghob of the realm of Earth!

I am grateful for your sturdy presence and aid in these rites.

Continue to strengthen my body and Great Work along the path of sovereignty. 

For now I release you to your fair and earthly realms. 

See the green light and energy receding back through the gateway of your circle.

Draw the banishing earth pentagram with your natural athame, like a key in a lock.

Encircle the pentagram widdershins (counter clockwise) and see the portal closing.

Kiss the tips of your athame fingers and thrust any remaining energy at the closed gate.

Bow with your hand over your heart and say:

“Hail and farewell!”

COMPLETE YOUR EARTH ALTAR WITH THE 3 OF PENTACLES CARD: