Fairy and Human Congress: Working with National Forest to invite in new practices in collaboration with the being of the Forest.
A ritual created for the Fairy and Human Relations Congress in Skalitude, Washington on June 24, 2018
This ritual is inspired by the work of Marko Pogacnik , the UNESCO Artist for Peace: It is a step in the direction of learning how to partner with the new beings arriving to support forest and humans to co-create.
RITUAL FOR THE FOREST: To become receptive/perceptive to new beings managing Forests. To invite inspiration for new practices/ideas for human/forest collaboration.
We make a circle: We remember how with Imagination we can travel to the centre of the Earth, back to our heart, then up and out to the farthest reaches of the Cosmos and back again to our heart.
In the centre we invite the entire forest. Imagining it vividly contained within our circle.
We hear that the forest experiences us as a Forest of Human Hearts and is enlivened by this.
(We held hands at this point)
Let go hands now . We take one step back to enter the realm of causal creation/the Sidhe/ the etheric world out of which everything becomes manifest.
Using our right hand we grasp a thread of violet light and bring it into our heart and through ( as if stitching something with a needle and thread) and then give it carefully to the person on our right through their left hand where the thumb and forefinger have made an enclosed circle. They then draw it through their heart and pass it to the right. We go around the circle three times .
We gather up this vessel of woven violet light and with our hands as a group we reach down and stretch it/draw it upwards so that we have a complete column/cylinder of violet light. We also impress it downwards into the earth.
We then thank all the beings/consciousness of old forest practices, recognizing the value of what they brought at the time they were developed. We invite these beings to be freed and travel up along this column of light back to the cosmos to become energy that can then be receptive to new principles/ideas/practices. We do this several times vigorously as a group. Speaking over and over the thanksgiving to these old ways which served well and are now free to leave.
Then we step forward one step. Back out of the causal realm , keeping the forest vividly imagined in the centre of our circle.
We become receptive and allow the forest to send us images/feelings/colours/indications regarding what is beginning to develop/arrive as new practices for Human/Forest collaboration.
Each of us in the circle can continue to stay in contact with this forest.
Could we share what we are learning/receiving as it comes?