Recently, I have had a re-curring conversation. It has been amongst friends, co-workers and students. The theme: The Womens March in DC. For those of us who live & work here, who call DC our Home, there is a unique perspective that keeps coming forward in my circles. There are those here who feel pulled (and sometimes obligated) to participate in the March to show their solidarity and support for a cause they care deeply about, but who secretly, quietly …. don’t really want to go. This is for a whole host of external “reasons” but around this decision there is sometimes tension, uncertainty and guilt. Maybe this sounds familiar? Either for yourself or for those around you? Maybe you have heard or sensed these whisperings in the air?
In these interactions with others, I share my perspective. I will be here for the Womens March, in my home, holding space. I will be in ceremony, supporting my sisters, my friends the best way I know how. I will be in deep prayer all day. I will provide fire and food and warmth. I will not be in DC actually “marching”.
This is because I know who I am, And I am an amplifier. I amplify energetics in groups and individuals so that they can see what they need to work on next. My energetic Being identifies blocks and blindspots and pulls them right out into the open, shines the light immediately on them. This can be tremendously helpful for those serious about shifting or clearing. But in a large gathering, where a lot of people might show up who have unsconscious blocks or where others might show up specifically in order to disrupt the flow…. having an amplifier can be risky. I often stay away from large groups for this reason. I also know how to work the outer layers of the energetic field really well. In my sound work, I work mostly with tools atuned to the “sharps” (A#, F# etc). The sharps correspond to the chakras off the body. This is my territory, where I do most of my clearing. I share this with you as an example of the level of self understanding necessary at this time in order to step in to YOUR work.
THIS is what will catapult the Womens March from being “just another march” to being truly transformative. I hold the vision of each of us in our specific space, holding the place we are designed and intended to hold. What this looks like to me is a series of concentric circles, radiating out. Like the rings around a pebble tossed into still water. In the center of these rings, are the women at the march itself. They are uniquely designed to be in this “marching” place. They hold the energetic to maintain peace, integrity, strength, love, compassion and judgement. Their energetic signature will be in alignment of the greatest good possible. They will have a soothing, community building vibe. They will know how to keep tension at bay. My prayer is that those holding this part of the web be clear, discerning and extremely well grounded.
Moving out, from this central form, will be a series of rings, each one as important as the one before and after it. There is no hierarchy here. There is no room for envy or comparison here. Each of us must know, beyond doubt, where we are meant to be. In these circles, we will be holding space, through ceremony, intention and prayer. The sisters in the outer rings make the work in the inner rings possible. Let me re-iterate that: The Sisters in the Outer Rings make the work in the inner rings and in the center POSSIBLE. They will know who they are. They know how to work from afar. They know how to set perimeters that encompass large areas. They know how to clear space, particularly the outer energetic layers. They are well prepared for this work and have been preparing for a long long time. Each subsequent ring will be clearing further and further out so that any debris is taken care of and won’t come back at us. If any individual ring is not held, if the sisters don’t show up, then it becomes much harder to do the work collectively and there will be consequences. Perhaps the work won’t “stick”? And we will be back in the same place again in a few years?
ALL of us will be in service that day. Do not think for a moment if you are not downtown marching, you are not supporting your sisters. If you’re feeling like you to get as far away from DC as possible, perhaps you are an outlayer? Holding one of the outermost rings. This is a special place to be too. As I envision these rings, this form materializing in my minds eye, I see each one filled with the women who need to fill them. There are no comparisons, no judgements, no guilt. There is radical self awareness and acceptance. If this Radical self awareness occurs, and we all take our place where we need to individually, then collectively we will bring in exactly the momentum, shift and energy that is needed here and now.
For this vision to actualize, we all must stand in the place of our truth. Between now and then, seek out your truth. Seek out Who you are. Ask teachers, friends, supporters… for their feedback and guidance. Ask. Ask again. We need the feedback right now to reveal our blindspots. We need the multiple perspectives to give us more clarity. This is not the time to shut yourself in your room in self reflection alone. Keep clearing and grounding and working and when your truth is revealed practice radical acceptance. Embrace unconditional self-love. Feel the power of YOU standing in your sacred truth.
I will be here: in my home, serving tea and soup with inspiring joyful music playing (maybe some dancing?!), art supplies available and holding sacred space, for you, for you ALL.