Pouring the Foundation


We’ve set the energy in motion these past few weeks and now, we are ready to lay the foundation that will serve as our anchor of building. Every lofty structure needs a strong and stable foundation from which it can rise to the fullness of its creative expression. This is especially important as we build our Astral Temple. The foundation that is laid in this next step will be the seeding of mind, heart and body – spiritual and mundane.

Now, think back on all the experiences and lessons that have brought you to this place and this time. Think back on what attracted you to this blog and the lessons contained within. Think back to the very beginnings of your journey on this path and the pride in seeing your efforts come to fruition. These thoughts and more are the concrete that supports what you have built in this life’s experience, thus far.

Let’s begin now to lay a new foundation, strengthened by the old and re-invented by the new that will be added to it. ….

Sitting in a space where you will not be disturbed, take a moment to make conscious note of your surroundings and the physicality of your being in this space. Gently close your eyes and turn your awareness to the pattern of your breath. Allow your breathing to lengthen and relax into a calm and steady rhythm.

Shift your attention to the space between your brows and the inner screen of your meditative conscious mind. Sit as observer of this screen, taking note of the form of this inner landscape. Now see yourself standing and walking towards this inner screen. A pin- point of cobalt blue light forms just ahead of you and begins expanding in diameter as you walk towards it. When you arrive at the place of being immediately in front of this vibrant blue veil, it has expanded, stretched and opened to become an arched gateway. The faint glimmer of sparkling blue shines within its opening and you feel called to step into this place.

You step through the veiling and find yourself standing in the center of a shaded forest. You close your eyes and breathe in deeply adjusting easily to what surrounds you and finding your anchoring within this space. You take another very deep breath and open your eyes on the soft exhalation and look around. Tall full trees surround you and you can see rays of light flowing delicately through lush full leaves and thick branches.

You look at each tree, now clearly seeing the multiple paths you extended into on your last exploration. You call up the memory of each of these paths and smile as a rush of energy moves through you in recognition of all of their lessons. Your work now, is that of bringing these to a point of synthesis and pouring the foundation of their teachings into the fertile and strong ground upon which you stand.

You breathe in deeply and once again as you inhale the ground beneath you responds by contracting slightly. You exhale and find that the space seems to expand and push deeper out from its center. You continue this exercise several more times, each effort giving you the deeper connection and confidence needed to establish the boundaries that will become the foundation of your Temple.
You enter easily into this gift of exchange as the ground beneath you expands and contracts with each breath. This land has been claimed and cleared by you and it takes only the intent of your connection to feel the land welcoming you.

Breathe in deeply and feel the land calling to you. You look around and each of the surrounding paths is now ablaze with light. Each inhalation fills you with this light and each exhalation sends its streaming brilliance deeper into the surrounding trees; reaching stretching and extending. You continue this act of reciprocity sensing that you are the central hub within a wheel that revolves flashing spokes of blinding brilliance.

As this image fills you the energy and flow becomes fluid and liquid. All streams of light now moving as undulating waters; a sea of liquid diamond. You move and step off to the side of this central space and watch as the land you have cleared and the space of opening you have prepared fills with this liquid energy. It spirals in, drawing with it all of the lessons you recalled upon each singular path. Spiraling inward towards the center and filling the impression left from where you had been standing.

This pouring of the foundation is deliberate and filled with the intention of purpose. You watch as it takes shape and forms a perfect square. Each point will become a pillar of support. Within the center, gently touching each of the four walls at its center point a circle scribes itself into the astral pouring; much like the initials or symbols craved into freshly poured cement. Both are permanent and markers of ownership and the desire to be remembered.

Now it is time! You breathe in deeply and fully and on your exhalation send a symbol of your own making and power into the centermost part of the foundation. Do not be surprised if the image takes on a life of its own or changes even as you send it from what you hold in your mind’s eye. When it is complete, offer up an OM of completion and gratitude. Allow its sound to fill this space, embedding the symbol deep within the foundation. Spend as much time as you are called to in this process and when you have finished, draw in one more breath of intention, exhaling out and up towards what will rise from this surface as you build.

Very soon now the blueprints will be crafted and the work of learning, building and sharing will begin. But, for now your work is complete. As these thoughts move through you all fades as the blue veiling of the “between” surrounds you. You breathe deeply, stepping through this veiling and find yourself once again as observer of your inner screen of visioning. The forest and the great work of magick set into action have faded, but the memory of the experience and the gift of a solid foundation courses strongly through you.

Offer up thanks for the wisdom of this journey and breathe into the intent of moving back into your physical state and physical room of beginning. Each breath draws you back into your body and the gentle rise and fall of your chest. And, when you are ready, gently flutter your eyes open and be present in the here and now. Blessed Be!

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About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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