and listened to the songs of hundreds of birds.
Singing the sun up, welcoming the day and sending their good mornings out to each other. It was like a symphony, all their voices melding together to create this one epic song.
The longer I listened the more I began to discern the individual voices of the birds. Some sang high and some lower, some chirped while other trilled and even the crows played their role, their sharp caws, softened as they blended.
In my pjs and clogs and warm fleece coat, I stood outside. I took it all in. Allowing the song to blend and then separate over and over.
I wasn't out there long. Maybe 20 minutes. Yet that feeling has stayed with me through the rest of this day.
The way that we can be one of many, and yet an individual too. That our energy is powerful and unique on its own, but when we merge it with others something more is created.
Magic is this blending and melding of energies. How we see, experience and feel these is often influenced by our own filters. By our own song and how we listen to it.
When we connect with the elements we are inviting their energies to blend with ours, when we invoke a deity, or set an intention we are mixing our own energy and the energy we raise together.
When we gather together, and practice ceremony in group, we are all adding our own voice to the symphony we co-create.
I talk a lot about living more in tune with the seasons and during this season, this last trek through the cold hands of Winter, I find my dreaming and visioning make its way closer to the surface.
I find myself creating sometimes before even thinking about it too much. Almost as if my dreams begin to bridge the realms between sleeping and wakefulness.
And I wonder what will happen if I allow these creations to meld into the energies of more than just myself.
Consider this an invitation.
As your dreams and visions begin to become creations, what new form or new life do they take on as you share them?
What do they transform into if you meld them in the process of co-creation?
This month in our Facebook Group and on Instagram, I am pulling a card each day and sharing it with you all. This began with the intention of supporting this simple daily practice for all of us.
Today, I pulled Pagan Poetry from the Sacred Hags Oracle. This card blends in such a lovely way with this idea of creating, of giving yourself a voice and even of sharing that voice with others.
Find a spot where you can either be outside or see outside.
Set your timer for ten minutes.
Put your pen to paper and write. No screens, no keyboards. Just you and the page.
Need some ideas to get you started?
The card pulls I have been doing each day this month awoke an idea and from it a new class was born.
I am offering “Once Upon a Time… Using Tarot to tell your Story”
This is being held Saturday February 26th at 9am PT and will be about two hours.
We will use numerology to discover our lifetime cards and year cards and use these to fuel the energy of our main character.
Through a series of card pulls and writing prompts we will craft a tale that spans the before and after of this moment in your life.
Any Tarot deck will do. Just bring your cards, your pen and paper, your intuition and creativity and an open mind and heart.
If this is speaking to you, you can register here
May your creative energy find its way through the still cold surface of the now and begin to weave itself into something that tells the story your heart longs to tell.
Emily Morrison MA, MFT