2017 ended very differently than it had started. The world I had known for years was no longer there. The future that I thought I was heading into was no more. In August of 2016, I was brought to the path of the Tower. This would be the beginning of a series of events that has caused a deep transformation within me.Through this initiation, conducted by a group of close ceremonial brothers and sisters, I began this new path. And while I am still piecing together different stories and different narratives surrounding this transition, I thought it good to explore more deeply how the Tower energy can manifest in one’s life.
I hope that by sharing this information on how to properly work with and administer rapé to yourself and others, we can begin to overcome the abuse of plant medicine through casual thought, something that is all too prevalent around the world. Once we are able to enter into the present moment and set an intention of healing, we can once again cultivate a healing relationship with one of the most powerful plant medicines on this plant.
What follows is the first of a series of posts I intend on doing over the coming year documenting my experiences supporting (and eventually partaking in) the Lakota Vision Quest. It is also a documentation of my experiences within the Eagle Condor Prophecy and how it stands to be the new myth we need to support the growing global consciousness that is emerging.
There are many reasons why this eclipse was important. Not just because the last full solar eclipse was on June 8th, 1918, with the next one being on April 8th, 2024. What this eclipse did was close out the energetic gateway that was opened a few weeks prior. On August 8th 2017 there was a partial lunar eclipse that set in motion a shift both mentally and emotionally. It was visible over Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. This Gateway traversed the sign of Leo and as such brings a strong sense of strength and spirituality.
How does one fix past karmic ties? The knots of experience needed to be slowly untied so as not to cause any more psychic damage. I am reminded of a personal revelation from a ceremony last year. In this revelation, I had asked for a deeper understanding of how this type of work actually heals us. The response was quite simple: the conscious mind needs to acknowledge the experience through remembering and in that moment with a practice of mindfulness must not reattach again to the suffering. Remembering to do this in the midst of a deep emotional remembering is not an easy thing to do.