Signifies your contribution to the relationship: Love, Compassion
All wounds stem from the illusion of separation from Source and all of Creation. The route to healing this wound is through cultivating love and compassion for every being on this planet, including yourself. Not a bland standard of unquestioned acceptance, but a heartfelt sense of profound relatedness to whatever you perceive as apart fron yourself. True compassion requires not only the feeling of warmth that emanates when you are in touch with your heart center, but in acts of kindness, even if this simply means being a fully attentive listener.
Respect the fact that your heart is a giver (putting out electrical energy) and a receiver (drawing in magnetic energy). These energies Re best sensed by attending to the steady flow of your breathing while also noticing your heart area. Righteousness, fear, anger, and judgment are some common ways to block your natural desire to love. Forgiveness is not only letting go of judgement, but also seeing through the illusion that you and All-That-Is are separate. Look about you and inside of you, and do your best to love whatever you see.
Represents the other person and his or her contribution to the relationship: Cave, Sanctuary
There is a quiet, still place inside of you that will always be available as a sanctuary, yet finding such a space in the natural world will enhance and compliment this internal place of peace. Whether it is a cave, meadow, forest, seashore, or any other setting in Nature, this is where you can see, hear, and feel the presence of the Creator in your surroundings. Let it become a temple for your heart and soul.
Rather than having your computer, television, or any other human-mad device or activity be your sanctuary, allow yourself to discover the perfect place in Nature where you can simply be and breathe. Doing so bridges the connection between internal and external, facilitating a spiritual communion that allows your being to be aligned in dramatic and quiet reverie with All That Is. in today’s busy world, it becomes even more critical to set aside time for sanctuary, even if you have to schedule it!
The ways in which these energies come together: Ceremony, Innvocation
Whether through indifference, depression, life crisis, or any other manifestation of mental, emotional, or physical blockages, you have drifted from the intimacy with Spirit for which you yearn. It is important to do what you can to regain an experience of spiritual power that is contained within you and all around you. Do so by conducting a ceremony, one that involves not only spirit but also material objects you consider sacred.
Set up an alter in a convenient area that is apart from your usual living space. Start with representations of the four major elements (Earth, Air, Water, Fire) and then add just a few sacred objects. Set your intention for the ceremony, such as whether the purpose is for healing, celebration, or honoring a particular Earth season of cycle. Then do an invocation to call upon your spirit guide.
Breathe their presence, and ask these Divine beings to guide you throughout the process. Trust their guidance. Feel your heartbeat and keep breathing. Breath is the key to the actual experience of Spirit, and creating a ceremony is the vehicle that supports this.
Insight and understanding: Eagle, Communion
Whenever you experience a heartfelt communion with some physical expression of life – plant, animal, human, or anything else – it is only then that you can truly feel how your life force is similar to the life force that is all around you. It is only a matter of the differences in form. An essence is articulated into the physical world in a multitude of ways that is the same in everything and everyone, although it manifests in various shapes and characteristics. This essence is Spirit emanating from the core of all things.
Communion with Nature is essential for you now. Take some time to do an open-eyes meditation with any nearby animal or plant.
Relaxes your body as much as possible, breathe consciously, and keep your attention on the life-form you are communing with. After a few moments, you will notice a sense of the boundaries dissolving, and melding of the “I” and “Thou”. You may even receive messages of impressions as you find yourself in the flow of unspoken communication.
Reading from the deck “Earth Magic” created by Steven D. Farmer