I sat before a pure white Wapato flower that was blooming on the sandy beach on the Columbia River. All was peaceful until I stood up. I felt awful, like I was going to keel over. Like a wave of energy hit me. Ugh. I guess I overdid it. My energy just fell out from under me. My mind went with the usual thoughts: “I must need some water. I need more rest. I’m just getting back in shape.” I wasn’t sure how I would make it back. Go slow… gently. Step by step. I felt like my energy body was literally floating above my physical body. I was not in my body. How odd.
When I got to the grassy lawn, I checked in. It sure feels like something is up. I realized I needed to ask the devas and elementals if they needed something.
“Do you help with something here?” I asked.
“YES!” I heard, through the subtle realms. “Balancing.”
“A ceremony?” I asked.
“Yes. Please. We need your help. Soon!”
OK. That is what is going on! I reflected on how much my body responds to the environment I am in. I am very empathic—that is how I relate to earth or cosmic energies. I feel them. Sometimes, I feel things with super intensity especially when solar flares are occurring or big energetic earth shifts, earthquakes, or astrological alignments. Because I don’t always get clear visuals or hear the words, I sometimes miss the subtly of the messages. But here I am on Earth Mother’s body and my body is telling me loud and clear that something is going on, something needs balancing. I am learning to pay greater attention to my body as messenger.
The land needed some kind of balancing. So I sat at a picnic table and opened myself as a conduit for the healing needed. An image appeared in my mind’s eye of a lay line running through the Columbia River. I imagined it being “snapped” or re-aligned. Hmmm. That feels better. Grid lines seemed to re-adjust and re-align themselves as I focused my attention and intention on being of service. I allowed my hands to move with the energy currents. My hands circled and then the palms faced down, one hand moved sideways, and then I held an energy ball. I made some sounds. I allowed the nature spirit medicine, as I call it, to align the land.
I stayed in an altered state for just a few minutes, or maybe ten. It is hard to tell. Then the energy settled down. Just as I felt the energy balance, the setting sun shinned through the clouds and trees on my face as if to say “thanks.“ I thanked the spirits of the land for getting my attention so I could assist in this process of restoring the land to greater balance. It felt good to offer my medicine, or rather, let the medicine use me. This is exactly what I am teaching my apprentices in the Nature Spirit Medicine program. It’s remarkable to me how easily we can affect great renewal for the earth mother simply by opening our presence and allowing the “medicine” to move through us, in the moment.