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After burning our Sacred Union Despacho the ashes reveal a darkness to the right, the masculine side, as well as a darkness at the base, our connection to Mother Earth, Pachamama. A lesser darkness appears at the level of the belly or womb. It reveals areas not in harmony and balance with each other. Where actions and intent of masculine energy are in conflict with the connection to Mother Earth and wisdom of the womb.

This wounding plays out individually as well as collectively. The collective wound shows up in the soaring price of oil for instance. This non-renewable resource straight from the womb of Mother Earth is being depleted. The resultant action is to raise the price of gasoline. Is this action in right relationship to Mother Earth? Surely not a relationship of harmony or balance.

We can become disheartened and feel powerless if we see ourself simply in relationship to the oil company believing there is nothing we can really do to make a difference. But the truth is this relationship is also being played out somewhere in ourself. Where we are creating abuse? Where can we clean up our own act? Where are we out of balance?

As each individual does their own personal healing work it creates a change in the actions and behaviors that we bring to the world. It is each individual making those changes that begins to change the collective. It is not about going out and having to battle with the oil company per se but rather healing our own wounds, the places where we are not in right relationship with our Earth Mother. It is not a time to delude ourselves into feeling we are enlightened but rather to finding within what needs to be healed.

Looking to the relationship with our own physical body is a place to start our personal healing work. Just as Pachamama is a physical manifestation of divine feminine energy, so too is our physical body. Where is it we may be neglecting our body, abusing our body, polluting our body, harming our body? When we heal the relationship with our physical body we bring ourselves into right relationship with our physical Earth. The actions we take are then in harmony with the world in which we live.

This is what the ashes tell us.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Author of A Structure for Spirit

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