Suspending Disbelief: an Invitation to those stepping onto the Shamanic path

I imagine, that for some women post their Amazonian Astrology reading, they will feel a little unsure of how to proceed with this Warrioress who has stepped forward. May I suggest the power of suspending disbelief? For while many women would agree that it was insightful to go through the process of receiving their Warrioress, well … She is just make believe—isn’t she?

 

The limitations of the rational mind … 

A sad truth for many of us who are on the fringes of opening into greater connection with the invisible realms is that the rational mind is a monstrous stumbling block. While this powerful tool has its place, it is no friend in the initial journey of establishing contact and building relationship with your Warrioress.

 

Why do you have to be the one to establish contact? 

Because the Grandmothers who hold the Lineages of each of the Warrioresses are what we call Well Ancestors. What that means in essence is that they are humble and respectful. They won’t come into your life without your invitation. It is you who must seek them out. You who must initiate relationship.

 

Drum Journeying as a means to building relationship with your Warrioress 

There are many ways but I would like to speak to the value of the drum journey as a means to fostering this relationship. This approach is so powerful because it’s akin to lucid dreaming: a place where you can access the dance between the conscious and unconscious. You simply allow yourself to follow what arises in your imagination (and if the rational mind says you are making it up let that simply be). Just go where you feel led, and ask your questions and interact as you go. As such these journeys invite you to the shores of your own unconscious where retrieval of information can be personally, and collectively, profound.

 

Why practice is so important 

Yet, in order to journey deeper and retrieve greater riches from the caves of the unconscious, we must be prepared to practice. This is a second stumbling block for many who may try this once or twice and then give up, convinced they cannot do it. This is simply not true. Would a violinist or carpenter ever be known by their vocations if they never practiced? Everyone can journey. It may take time and practice, but we can all do it.

 

The necessity of attending to the relationship 

What we cannot do is expect the relationship with our Warrioress to blossom unless we attend it as we would a garden. Before we can harvest the fruits we must spend time nourishing and fertilising the earth, which is akin to creating an altar and making offerings to your Warrioress, whether it be through song, prayer, dance, flowers, food offerings etc. We must also go on regular drum journeys if this becomes our chosen path of connection in order to create a stronger bridge between the seen and unseen worlds. For this is the ancient wisdom found panculturally: that attending to the invisible realms informs the visible realms.

These archetypes that we are working with are ancient. The Zodiac, or the Houses of the Moon as they were called in Babylonian times, signify each strand of the feminine in her wholeness. The Amazonian Arts simply tells their story as they have come to us today, dressed for these times as the Warrioresses.

And what will your relationship with her be? Know well that it will remain impotent if you believe in your heart she is but a figment of your imagination. Or conversely, you can consciously choose to suspend disbelief and this relationship can grow into a rich source of pure potency beyond your wildest imagination. The choice is yours. You are that powerful.  

 

 

Fierce Felicitations,

Akhalita 

Warrior Queen & Foundress of the Amazonian Arts

 

Moon Dark Deluge & the 13 Moons Journey to come …

What’s different about the Amazonian Arts 13 Moons Journey?

The Amazonian Arts journey beginning February 2020 has a very specific focus that will likely distinguish it from other circles and gatherings that women have experienced. This is its crystal clear directive to fortify each woman’s fierceness. I have spoken to what this fierceness is in the Womanifesto (free when you join our mailing list in the website footer) and today I wish to use the synonym ‘Shakti’ to give you another perspective on how the Amazonian Arts understands fierceness. Lyn Wilde, author of Women Warriors in Myth and History says “Whatever else you say about the Amazons, you have to admit they are full of Shakti.” She distinguishes the Amazons from other aspects of the divine feminine by this quality, which she defines as “bright, burning, vital power of the archetypal feminine: a power that is at once erotic, inexhaustible, captivating, sensual, terrifying and annihilating – the divine female in action.”

 

What will women receive by participating?

Thus, by the end of the 13 Moons Journey, the vision is that each women has retrieved a new harvest of ‘gold’ from her unconscious. She does this by facing fears and shadows that have arisen during the work and polishing the fierce strengths within: her Shakti. In doing so, she will have fostered self-sovereignty and resilience to face the challenging times ahead that we face collectively. This is not only in relation to the specific Warrioress she is working with, but for all 13 Warrioresses. For each of us knows these archetypes within our bones. Although we have a particular Warrioress to work with at this time that’s specific to our work in the world, to reacquaint ourselves with the entire tribe is  to consciously connect to the full spectrum of our fierce strengths.

In the process we will meet the 13 Clan Mothers who are the anchor points for each of the 13 archetypes, and we will practice sending love up the ancestral lines. This will cultivate connection such that we can call on all 13 Warrioresses in our lives when we need to access those skills and strengths. Each woman who contributes to this year, including those from afar, will have co-authored this inaugural anchoring story for the Amazonian Arts.

 

How do I join in from afar?

All women who wish to join the journey, whether literally in Dorrigo, or through the Ether from afar, need have had their Amazonian Astrology reading. After your Warrioress steps forward, you will be invited to join the closed Facebook group, Women of the Warrior Way. Women literally journeying in Dorrigo will be posting in this group as to their own experience from the monthly circles and additional Warrioress gatherings they opt to attend throughout the year. Women from afar can consciously intend to join us by creating a monthly altar in their home to the Warrioress we are journeying; tuning into the posts and blogs for the month on that Warrioress; asking questions; and also sharing their own experience into the closed group space. Some women have also asked to be notified for the ‘month of their Warrioress’ so that they can literally come to Dorrigo and join us for that circle that is so pertinent to their own work in the world. Contact me if this speaks to you.

Fierce Felicitations,

Akhalita 

Warrior Queen & Foundress of the Amazonian Arts

 

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Building Resilience with your Warrioress

The first foundation stone

Building resilience is a keystone task that your Amazonian Warrioress is fiercely here to serve you in. One of the most power-filled things we can do in our life is to bring into focus for ourselves what we are here to learn and contribute. It is to this that the Amazonian Arts speaks. That you have knocked on this door at this time is no mistake. Your work in the world is connected to the paradigm shift: the birthing of a new wholesome story that serves you and the collective. How and in what capacity is your task to uncover—if you haven’t already. For the importance of finding your mission and knowing that you are on your right path is the first of two foundation stones to building resilience. 

 

The second foundation stone

Consider the power behind these words: I chose this. Perhaps you think you didn’t. And if that is that case I invite you to try those three words on again and really allow yourself to surrender into their embrace. What if you did choose this? What if everything that has happened to you so far has its place in a story much bigger than that which you can see from your current vantage point? What if, at some level, you are responsible for all that has unfolded thus far in your life? What if you are that powerful? For that is what taking responsibility returns to you: your power. Can you imagine a story big enough to hold in love all that you have experienced?

 

Knowing ourselves as part of a bigger picture is the second foundation stone to building resilience. For we cannot truly be resilient if our story begins and ends with ‘me and mine’ alone. Instead, we must foster belief in a picture so big that it takes us even beyond death, which means having a spiritual context for our life. When our anchor points, our roots, extend down beyond death, it is then that we will have the potential to know true resilience in our life.

 

The little things

There are of course the little things that are so essential to work on in the day-to-day unfolding of our lives in order to build resilience: fostering flexibility, patience and persistence, and deep listening so that we can attend to true self-care and respond to others in healthful and wholesome ways. However, the essence is those two foundation stones: knowing what we are here to do in a context that accounts for our belonging and interconnection (that we are all related: the earth, the trees, the two and four-leggeds, the rock-beings, the winged-ones) to a love story bigger than we can ever imagine.

What is the soul song you have come here to sing dear one? As the best version of yourself: who are you and what have you come to be and do at this time? For it is no accident that you are here now, in these turbulent times…

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Calling the Clan Mothers of the Amazonian Arts

It all began with whisperings of an alchemical container formed by the 13 Clan Mothers that will be the sacred vessel into which the Ancient Ones will speak …

I would like to share with you a little about what I know as we approach this womb-anifestation so that those women feeling deeply called to the Amazonian Arts can still throw their pentacle into the circle of women, so to speak; by booking an astrology reading to see if the slipper fits. Will you step into one of the 6 remaining archetypes whose Clan Mother remains beneath the veil and thus potentially step forward into this power-filled position? 

We, the midwives of the Amazonian Arts, are still receiving information as to this vision that came through for two of us simultaneously. What is known is that a powerful transition into a new level of this work will come through when all 13 Clan Mothers come together in circle for the first time at the Dragon Point on our land in NSW. 

The Invitation process will be two-fold. There must be a ‘stepping forward’ by the woman feeling called to this position to catalyse this process, which will then be received by the midwives who will feel that calling in the depths of their beings to see if there is a return of the echo. If there is a clear ‘yes’ then an Invitation will wing its way to her so that she may formally accept the position as one of the 13 Lineage holders. 

What is involved?

 

What would the responsibilities of a Clan Mother be? Although there will be some time commitments detailed in the Invitations, in truth they are not major. The real commitment is in the bones of one’s knowing that this path sings to their soul, for this is not something to be entered into lightly. 


The Clan Mothers will be the anchor point for the 13 Grandmothers, embodying a living archetypal energy that will be a powerful force: an amplification of their Warrioress to put it mildly. For the brightest light reveals the darkest shadows and the Clan Mothers will be required to go into their deepest and darkest corners and do their inner work… Yet the gifts of that bright light may just well herald a transition into powers beyond comprehension. Consider it dear one. For it will be both a great privilege and a great responsibility.
A powerful magick will indeed be at play the day those 13 Clan Mothers sit together on the land for the first time in many moons …


The time is drawing near to articulate those Invitations so that they may wing their way out upon the back of Black Unicorn this coming moon … 

Are you feeling called to step forward to embrace the call of your Lineage as Clan Mother?

Is one of these Invitations intended for you?

 

Book an Amazonian Astrology Reading here to discover which Warrioress will step forward for you.