Tuesday, July 19, 2011
8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific
When we open ourselves to the inherent intelligence of the earth,
the earth leans towards us in response…”
~ Frank MacEowen, from The Mist-Filled Path
Thank you to one and all who participated in our call on Tuesday, or who are listening to the recording. I wanted to give you some resources for your further green adventures, as well as to again give you your optional “homework” assignments.
If you would like to download a PDF file with some of my suggested resources for further cultivating your relationships with the Green Allies of the Gaian Tarot, click here.
And if you would like a copy of The Medicine Sutra that I read, you can click here.
Lastly, here are some suggestions for further practice, based on our call:
- In the coming week, be on the lookout for the allies that you connected to during our session together, such as the plants in the reading you did with the Minor Arcana cards, or the work with your Birth card. Be open to your plants’ contact in the same way you are open to how the Tarot speaks to you long after a reading.
- Choose an herb or plant from the Minors reading you did; or from your Birth card(s). Meditate with it, attune to it. Read all you can about it. Then use some of it.. For example, if it is edible, nibble a bit. If appropriate, burn a little, like incense (be careful, though; some plants don’t take kindly to burning and can be toxic). Let it steep in fresh water, and use it to spritz your sacred space. Try sleeping with some under your pillow. After practicing this for a few days, notice any shifts, or serendipitous occurrences.
- Go to a public park or garden near you. As you walk through, see how many Gaian Tarot plants you “happen” to run into. What other flowers, trees and plants seem to reach out and ask for your attention? Slow down, listen to who is speaking to you. Practice breathing with The Green.
- Is there a question or matter that is concerning you? Ask your new green friend(s) for their advice and guidance. Leave an offering (a strand of your hair, or sing them a song, being generous with your exhaled breath).
And please — do share with us in the Forum what happens!
Thank you again for the honor of your presence!