There are many beautiful ceremonies that are offered to elevate and enlighten all beings. Mother Earth is asking us to be more conscious of how we honor the spirit of land before and after ceremony especially ceremony that comes from other lands. We want all the subtle energies, Ancestors, nature spirits, devas, and elementals of lands to blend in a good way.
I always give offerings and ask permission before going to new lands. This is a foundational practice that honors all beings that inhabit the landscape—ancestors, stones, plants, nature spirits, elementals, faeries, and devas. Before I go somewhere to offer ritual, ceremony, or land alchemy, I make sure I am “invited” to come there by the spirits themselves. I listen for the calling from the land instead of imposing my own agenda onto a location. I want to be in alignment with the spirit of land.
In ceremony, we become a conduit for the healing energies to flow through our body. We need to be in alignment with the sacred lands or energy may feel chaotic. After healing ceremony, we need to gather up our soul aspects and release or clean up emotional, mental, spiritual energy so it is not lingering in the landscape.
Remember, the land you are present on is home to many peoples, ancestors, and spirits over eons of time. If you just arrived, make an offering and ask permission. If you receive consent, then your ceremony will be supported and uplifted by all the beings of the land. This is true ceremony. The animals of the land will join you, too.
Make sure people leading ceremony you attend have asked the land for permission to hold ceremony in this location. I heard a story of a Native American elder who made an offering on his way to an earth ceremony. Mother Earth told him that no one had asked permission. He turned around and went straight home. For a event or ceremony to run in harmony with the land, we need consent of the land spirits. Elevating our consciousness requires us to be respectful and honoring of the unseen realms of land.
Learn how to offer foundational practices in Camilla’s on-line course, Land Honoring Foundational Practices or mentorship.