Bev and I set up the circle space downstairs and set all of our tools, sacred and mundane, in place. I made a few extra notes on the importance and significance of the circle’s centre. Then we did a short reading using the Mythological Goddess Tarot to help us remember what’s important to each of us, to us as a teaching team, and what the energy of the circle is itself this weekend. I won’t publish Bev’s tarot insights, as they’re hers, but here are the other three cards:
2. What’s important for me to remember as we enter the first session of the circle practicum? Maiden of Fire. Centre my passionate, volcanic energy and enthusiasm for the subject matter. Connect with each person’s essence rather than with their personalities. Bring innovation and a cutting edge perspective. Burn through the status quo with my heart of fire. Be conscious of first impressions. Ask, “What is the most revolutionary thing we/I/you can do with circle process?” Dedicate myself to this session.
3. What’s important for both of us to remember as we enter the first session of the circle practicum? XX. The Great Void. This is the next right thing in the evolution of our lives and our work. Body, mind, and heart need to be aligned. Engage in a reciprocity of energy. Circle is the mother of all methodologies. Empty ourselve so that Circle can be born. Be an open void. Empty ourselves to make room for what wants to come through.
4. What’s the energy of the circle itself this weekend? XIV. Alchemy. The co-existence and healing of perceived opposites. Synergy, creativity, insight, and regeneration. The inspiration to find one’s own divine spark.
I now enter circle time and circle space, and won’t be doing email or blogging for three days or so. Please feel free to leave comments and to interact in the spirit of council. Cheers and blessings, all!