Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Way Behind...

Which is better than left behind, I suppose.

There was a phenomenal storm here the night of the Full Moon/Equinox (which, as of this writing was nearly 2 weeks ago). While the torrents of rain didn't continue for more than an hour, the thunder and lightning stuck around long after the rain moved off. And what thunder and lightning! I love those types of storms.

Because the weather turned "bad" my neighbors all went indoors earlier than they usually do, and that allowed me to have more privacy outdoors-or so I thought. But whether it was the storm, or the Equinox, or the Full Moon or the combination of the three, my yard was very crowded. It was as if the lightning had rent the veil between planes or the change in the atmosphere allowed me to see those beings that might always live near me, but that are normally beyond my vision. Most of these beings ignored me, as I suspect they usually do. I wonder, too, how much of the crowdedness had to do with the fact that our land management (if such a pretentious phrase can be used regarding property of barely half an acre) doesn't make the spirits uncomfortable; my neighbors yards certainly seemed less busy than mine. Unless the Devas were throwing a party?

The circle was clear and empty, but when I stepped into it, I was surprised. There, standing directly to the west was a woman. Or, what I thought was a woman, except she was about 10 feet tall, taller than the trees of the circle in that section. She was solid, manifested and clearly "there" unlike the more sylph-like spirits partying elsewhere in the yard. Tall, solid, dressed in silvery grey apparel, over her crooked arm was a basket? Or a shield, with a basket embossed on it. While she was solid, what she carried, wasn't. She stood and watched, saying and doing nothing. She seemed satisfied and pleased, but was non-demonstrative. She vanished as I was closing the ritual. I have no idea who she was, nor how to find out. Anyone have any ideas?

9 comments:

Faerie Sage said...

Thats amazing, what a blessing on your ritual. My gut instinct would be that is was the Goddess showing herself to you. Ultimately I would go with your own gut instinct, who do you think it was? I find in these situations your own instincts will guide you the best.

Lavanah said...

But which? I neither recognized Her, nor did She identify Herself. Of course, She could have not been there for me at all. She could have been the chaparone for the party.

Kallan said...

I have no ideas for you, but wow, what an amazing experience, L! Thank you for sharing it!

IanC said...

Just as likely to be a local Noble One, perhaps a ranking land-wight. Do you have specific allies among the local spirits? Ask them to bring her for an introduction, and be sure to have a nice offering ready.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

wonderful experience. don't stress to much on trying to find out who she was that will come in time.

Lavanah said...

Thank you, Ian, for a very good idea. I've long left offerings and gifts to the Local Spirits. Tonight, I will do so, with a little "extra" and the request for an introduction.

Lyn said...

What a wonderful experience. I have no idea who she could be either - perhaps if you leave a gift and meditate she'll come to you.

sophiadawn said...

Wow...the appearance of this woman is really interesting. That must have been a ritual to remember. I found your blog tonight and have enjoyed reading some of your posts.

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Lavanah said...

Welcome, Sophiadawn, I hope the blog continues to be interesting to you. And, thank you for the blog award nominations.