Shamanic Journey: Meet the Guides
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Ebb and Flow.
Part 3 of a look at last yearâ€™s shamanic journey, made forÂ Â Â Â me by Kelley Harrell of www.soulintentarts.com, my reaction Â then, and my reaction now:
Back in my Lower World, I meet at the circle with Lornaâ€™s guides, who are 5 characters (3 men, 2 women) wearing thick heavy metallic armor (that doesnâ€™t energetically feel like metal) colored in hues of bright blue and purple. Before we can convene as a group on Lornaâ€™s behalf, there is a fire ritual in which together we conjure a small fire in the center of us and each drink it. I feel the fire move down my spine and into the ground and I feel solidly connected to the Earth in a way that I donâ€™t normally.
My reaction then:
It struck me as funny but really cool, too, that these guides would be wearing blue and purple armor. Well, of course, my guides would be wearing blue and purple armor! It seemed fitting at the time that theyâ€™d be a mix of men and women, Â since Iâ€™m not exactly Â a girly girl and have Â a fair balance of masculine Â and feminine qualities. The armor, too, fits. Â That warrior/protector/fighter image.
The fire ritual fascinated Â me. This was such a great visual effect for me. I know I have a yearning for fire and earth, given that I have so Â little in my astrological chart and Iâ€™m most air and water, neither of which has the appeal of bare feet in the grass or warming by a fire.
My reaction now:
Iâ€™m still delighted with the idea of blue and purple armor! As for the fire ritual, author Gail Wood (â€œThe Wild Godâ€) gave me the best advice on drinking fireâ€”learning to dance around the fire, literally, and emulate it. Even a year later, the fire-drinking Â is one of my favorite images that I still carry. Iâ€™m just now beginning to feel that sense of fire in myself everywhere I go. Iâ€™ve made the connection, I think.