Greetings Beloved Pack,
I’m sharing the photos of our journey to the woods in Montgomery County, Kansas. It was a PERFECT morning, 38°F / 3.33333°C. Without any wind, it was cool enough to bring the blood to your cheeks without a chill. I arrived at “the spot” at 9:33AM after a drop off at the local food bank. I was already soaring to see someone picking up a new pair of shoes in my rear view mirror as I drove away.
The drive to Montgomery County Lake Park is 7 miles from town. I was looking for a cluster of cedar trees and knew I’d found “the spot” when I opened the car door and found fresh deer tracks right beside me leading into the wooded trail… and a perfect altar. Below is a clearing among the cedars on the right, that was likely a cozy place for deer to bed down at night.
Sometimes, these ventures feel like a very human exercise and the experience happens later. But this morning it was perfect in the present. The Offering of mustard greens, baby spinach, bite-sized chunks of fresh carrots, apple chunks, peanuts, mixed nuts in the shell, and a dose of wild bird seed looked so good, I was tempted to sit down and eat it myself. 🙂
The trail led to the creek and a small pool of water that suggested it would be a routine destination for area wildlife. The Earth is rich in SE Kansas, black sandy loam and sandstone out-croppings that look like pavement next to the water.
My thoughts were turned to you when I stood back to admire the feast and again when I sat here to take in the view of a likely gathering place. I looked around for something with my name on it, but wasn’t called to anything here. I thought perhaps the photos were the sacred exchange – the experience was a blessing multiplied to abundance in the moment.
On my way back to the car, a cedar branch grabbed me, so I took it as a sign that the cedar was willing to extend a small offering to bring back to my altar. OH I wish you could smell the cutting! I also had a chance to lean my back up against a tree on return on the path. Back in the car, the time was 10:11AM. I followed the road on around to the bridge to catch a shot further up the creek. That’s where I also found the beautiful winter “flowers” – wondering how they could be any more beautiful in Spring.
They look like constellations of stars! I left them there to shine. They may become the subject for a painting.
The BIG return offering was something I spotted from the place I stopped to turn around. The blue berries on the trees jumped out to me. I don’t know if it’s Juniper – or another variety of cedar. I’ll have to check the smells. The foliage is different than what I collected from the cedar tree.
The sandstone rock looked like a wolf to me, so that came back to honor the Wolf Full Moon.
I washed the car on the way home. It was an excuse to stay outdoors a little longer. So, now the only thing I need to do to continue my “good luck” is to take down the Christmas decorations, clean and reset the altars. I’m changing out the fresh apple wax melts to scents of evergreen, just to hold the experience I don’t want to let go.
I wish you could have been here in the 3D, but I believed “in the dream” that you were there with me on the 5D journey in spirit. I only wish I had a web-cam aimed at that altar to see what happens, after. But I can focus on the Time and Place for the rest of the day as the object of my affection. I hope you like the low-tech production as much as I do for the chance to see the detail in the pictures. MAYBE if you try, you can SMELL the evergreen.
much love, in lak’ech,
THE TRECENA OF NIGHT/AKBAL: BECOMING THE DREAMER THAT BELIEVES IN THE DREAM
6 Star/LAMAT (Cherokee, Rabbit/NOQUI’SEGWA), Kin 188
Galactic Tone 6: Flow. Six is responsiveness, and the art of negotiation. It is the movement of volume through space that creates time. This energy in action is like the art of dance or a great athlete in motion. Six facilitates dynamic developments in all aspects of life.
Star/LAMAT: Star energy is multiplication of all things to abundance. Star has been associated with the fertility of rabbits for its ability to multiply. As each sun in the sky, Star persons shine equally in all directions. This natural tendency of harmony and balance can become compulsion, motivating Star to be too agreeable and too generous, rejected gifts cause fear and resentment. When a Star believes it has been given too much, they are weakened or may even collapse. In this “Black Hole” state, Stars are prone to verbal jousting and arguing to force their point of view on everyone.
Cherokee, Rabbit/NOQUI’SEGWA: Symbol-Venus, The Morning Star cycle of 260 days and Evening Star cycle of another 260 days, inspired the 13 numbers, 20 Day sign Sacred Calendar. Rabbit is the Trickster of Cherokee culture, matching the Coyote in other nations. The personification of Light and New Life, Sunrise, the scion of the Moon-Father of earth children, the Rabbit is fertility, be fruitful and multiply. Represents softness, gentleness and vulnerability. LAMAT– Totem Rabbit. Energies of re-birth, regeneration, ripening, harvest and abundance. This person is overflowing with love energy in all areas of life. Spiritual growth is natural and with ease due to the unconditional love energy that flows.
[Text in italics was the primary source of inspiration for my journal. These are the sources that started my journey and they are the reference for interpretation each day. By providing the original text, I hope to offer a way to see what inspired my thoughts and by including all the aspects – allow for something more to inspire you. Mayan descriptions are those written by Ian Lungold. Cherokee descriptions came from multiple sources. Links to sources and other resources of study are offered on the Daykeeper Resources Page. ~Debra]