2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer
Week 1--in which we open the year with a prayer
Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer,
It has been a most intense creative beginning to what the astrologers agree will be “a year like no other.” I know it will be for me, as I turn and turn and turn once more, dancing around my heartfire of prayer. Original Prayer. Prayer before sky god religions squeezed out all our original sacred feminine transcendental power.
And make no mistake, prayer was power.
Original Prayer was an art, a sacred WitchArt. Prayer was the core power of our original position of reverence, healing, harmony, and love.
Witches were revered because witches knew how to pray—for themselves, for those they loved, for the whole community, for the land, the food, the animals, the waters. We infused everything we made, everything we did, and everyone we touched with prayer.
So why, you may ask. Why did they go to such lengths to tap down and eventually eradicate our power?
The answer is right there in the founding documents for the sky god religions. Using different languages, and telling slightly different stories, they all state that worship of the Goddess must stop. And to make sure that happened, their minions were ordered to chop down the sacred groves where we prayed, build structures where sacrifices could be made, and murder all the Goddess worshipers. Yes, god ordered them to commit murder. When you read with newly opened eyes, the passages make you sick.
And don’t think for one moment that this is relegated to history.
The poison still flows today with theocratic governments stripping women of sovereignty of their own bodies, major Christian denominations in America announcing that women cannot serve in leadership and most won’t marry gay people. One of warring religions most vicious and insidious weapons was then and still is rape. At this very moment, we are watching the rape and murder of women and children in unfathomable numbers in a land we once called “the holy land.” How can it be holy when it is covered in blood—women’s blood, children’s blood?
And yet. I have hope.
I see waves of women waking to their original sacramental gifts, claiming their original natural powerful roles, and embracing the once-sacred word: Witch.
Who is a witch?
- a Woman.
- a spiritually Independent woman.
- a spiritually independent woman who prays in the Threshold between worlds.
So of course patriarchy had to silence us, demonize us, turn witch into the worst thing you can call a woman. Patriarchy thrives on domination and hierarchy so it can’t have spiritually independent women who can’t be controlled leading the community.
Even after thousands of years of being told we are weaker, smaller, less intelligent, and less capable, therefore we must obey the men god ordained to rule over us, a memory is stirring in us.
A memory that asks us to remember who we were once were and who we are once more: powerful, beautiful, wise women who know how to pray in the thresholds between worlds, casting spells of love, beauty, and protection over our bleeding world.
This is the memory that is going to make 2024 a year like no other. I have been immersed for over a month in creating the 3rd intensive in The Witch Sequence.
The A.R.T. of Becoming a Witch:
How to Awaken, Remember, and Trust
The Power, Beauty, and Joy of Original Prayer
After carrying the calling to be a Prayer Artist for six years, writing a whole new genre of prayer, offering prayer intensives, and even finding the audacity to redefine prayer altogether, I am ready.
I made my 2024 Mandala on Monday. The name: The Art of Prayer. The image is very simple: just a swirl of gold paint. That’s it. This mandala speaks wonders in its simplicity.
I’ve made 13 mandalas, but I did something different this time. I wrote an invocation, a blessing, a promise on the back.
This prayer brings my mandala alive, sending it vibrating into the world swirling and dancing and gathering all who wish to awaken to our original art—the art of prayer.
Our Lady Queen of Magicians,
For six years I have carried your call to be a Prayer Artist—an Artist of Prayer. Each year a new memory stirs in me. And I say yes. Yes to Prayer.
But I know I am not praying, I am being prayed, prayed at the speed of Love.
Prayer is now dreaming me into a long deep memory of the Power, the Beauty, the sheer Joy of Original Prayer.
And I am ready
The Field is ready
The Witches are ready
Dream me—dream us—into our Original Core WitchArt: The Art of Prayer
to the sweet memory of the artistry of prayer,
PS: Watch for the first opportunity to register for this original prayer intensive NEXT SUNDAY. I am inviting the members of the first two ART intensives all this week.
PPS: Want to know why 2024 is a year like no other? Follow the link below to purchase the forecast. Marcia and Emma are recording Part 2 this week. I'll send an email to everyone who is registered for the forecast when it's ready.
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