Welcome, Sentient Beings and Brown Butter Tale fans. Equinox Blessings!
I am so honored you found your way back to my blog.
I:i Nwa-geet-harloda (E-NWA-geet-Har-loda: What clay are you made of?)
This is the ancient greeting used by the first Sistars, who learned it from the indigenous people of Grand Island. We still use it thousands of years later.
Being at the Spring Equinox only means one thing: Cosmic cracks are opening in our magnetic field, formed by solar winds. This magical phenomenon occurs when south-pointing magnetic fields inside of the solar wind, oppose the planet's north-pointing magnetic field. Their waveforms partially cancel each other, weakening the planet’s magnetic defenses and allowing the Veil to thin.
Energy radiates through the thinned Veil and is sometimes called the Northern Lights. March is always the most geomagnetically active month of the year –a direct result of these equinox fissures. Some of the minor fissures are 500,000 km2 , and size up to the width of the planet.
These are tremendous events for the Temple Lightworkers who channel energy from this cosmic event. Our gridworkers pick a magnetic field line or ley line, and channel from the solar surface through the Northern Lights, to protect the Sistars. They channel this protective energy which allows the Sistars to continue their work of bringing Souls across the Veil. Our work is guided by the traditional wisdom of the Prime Arts, and particularly protected at the Equinox.
The Prime Arts call for the Return of Light ritual, now that the days are getting longer. At dawn, we celebrate the fresh growth in the forests and the fertility in the air.
The Lightworkers and Adepts spent the day cleaning the Temple; from the radiant heated floors that lined the roundhouse to the self-supporting roof frame built by the first Sistars after the Great Meltdown. The room sparkled with Light.
We gathered for the ritual that began with the Sistars playing sistrums and the Sacred Sound. The High Advisor gave Darshan. We drank blue lotus libations and tended the herb gardens. The air vibrated with sound.
The gardens were green and pink with tree buds and crocus. There were mushrooms and tadpole eggs by the stream. We set seeds full of intentions for the New Year. The water was rejuvenating. It was freezing cold and sweet.
Finally, we hung suet log bird feeders in the Willows, and cast our circle.
This conscious and contemplative forest practice attunes the Sistars and increases our limbic resonance with each other.
We chanted as one:
Celebrate sweet Hathor, and transcendental Ra
The Wheel of Life Turns,
To the Vernal Equinox
Light and Dark confirms.
Spring tides are rising high
Life cycles turning
Bursts of energy have arrived
Rebirth is the learning.
Did you observe the Spring Equinox in any way this year? Did it inspire new thoughts for the new year? Did you receive a message affirming yourself to become more unbound, unafraid, and unapologetic? Share your thoughts or maybe your intention to try it next year.
Thank you for taking a few minutes with me, but now it's time for tea. We are serving Matcha-Rose lattes. I invite you to enjoy a cup with us and plant your seeds this Spring.
YIELD: 3 SERVINGS
MAtcha-Rose Tea Latte
This latte with hot, not boiling water. The Matcha is too delicate to withstand the heat, much like the buds of Spring. You can use any milk or cream of choice. Enjoy the rejuvenation of the Spring Equinox.
PREP TIME 5 minutes
STEEP TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
2 cups of water
10 bamboo spoons of matcha powder (We prefer ceremonial grade at the Temple. Be aware that the quality of matcha determines bitterness.)
2 cups full-fat organic coconut milk, or milk of your choice
3 tsp rose water
2 tsp vanilla bean powder or paste
sweetener of your choice
edible rose petals, for garnish
Warm the teapot with hot water.
Sift Matcha powder.
Prepare the tea by heating the water. Once the water is hot (70 degrees C) whisk matcha and hot water with whisk until the color brightens and it is foamy.
Mix in coconut milk, rose water and vanilla. Steep for 15 minutes off heat.
Rewarm tea and keep warm in teapot.
Strain, pour the tea into the teapot. Drink.
Enjoy the Season!