“I have come into the world to see this, the swords drop from man’s hands, even at the top of their arc of anger, because we have finally realized that there is just one flesh that we can wound.”
You are not alone. You are part of a vast web of life and what you do and how you live through these challenging times has powerful ripple effects. Do not underestimate how your consciousness and actions can shift and shape patterns way out beyond your immediate world.
The shadow Masculine force that is manifesting through the war in Ukraine is an egregious example of an attempt to consolidate absolute power at any cost, autocratic bullying and self-aggrandizement at the expense of others. This patriarchal worldview, that many of us would like to see as part of our past and not our present, is very limited and does not have the ability to access the deep Feminine web of connection.
As emerging Mysterials, we do acknowledge and value the intricate pattern that connects us all. Tending the Field is the name I have given to a powerful capacity that brings together our Feminine and Masculine strengths to positively influence the collective.
I invite you to read the words below and let them evoke your
body, heart, mind and soul.
Imagine yourself as a woman on the edge of evolution Tending the Field.
Vibrating from the center
Your awareness ripples out in all directions, in all dimensions, touching every level.
You are the conductor of a great collective symphony
Receiving all that is vibrating in the present moment
Cueing in the subtle notes and the most brash
Knowing which ones to silence, to harmonize, to take center stage
The orchestra itself, larger than any one instrument.
You tend the heat of conflict as an alchemical fire turning lead into gold
The sweet waters of appreciation harmonizing the differences.
Your whole being resonates with the music of the field
As you tune it toward the possible.
Some Practices for Tending the Field.
Now that you have let yourself imagine this way of being, let’s get a little more specific with how you might grow this leadership capacity in the midst of these intense times.
Take time each day to send prayers for safety and peace to everyone in the Ukraine region. The subtle field level of connection is real and those blessings of love do make a difference. Stand with Ukraine and those opposing this war in Russian and around the world through donating to an organization that resonates with you if you are able. Valerie Kaur, The Revolutionary Love Project, has curated a list of organizations that are offering aid to the citizens if you’re looking for ways to support Ukraine.
Work directly with the Masculine shadows in yourself so that you can find your own inner Hero that can energetically align with the Heroes in Ukraine and elsewhere who are standing up to the dark conquering power that is on the move.
The shadow Masculine lives as a trauma in our own bodies, hearts and minds. It has been passed down for millenia and during an event like this in Ukraine it can be activated in our own systems even if we aren’t directly involved in the situation.
We will need to find a ground inside ourselves that is large enough to handle the feelings of rage, fear and grief that may get triggered. Or if you find yourself feeling numb it may be that this is your way to suppress the feelings that are just too overwhelming. It is important to find the ways to ‘be with’ these feelings through journaling, meditation, movement, or conversations with friends. If you bypass this step you will have a hard time staying present and available as this crisis unfolds.
One of the most powerful ways you can Tend the Field is to do your own inner excavation to uproot the shadows of the Hero archetype. In our approach to Mysterial awakening we ignite the healthy Hero archetype as the 2nd Activation in the Mysterial Sequence, after we have done the deep work of cultivating our deep Feminine essence. Without the grounding and containment of the healthy Mother archetype, the overly active Dominator shadow of the Hero burns through our lives like a rampaging wildfire, rendering us barren, exhausted and soulless. Or fearing this rapacious force, we can fall into the passive Capitulator shadow and keep this healthy Masculine force at arms length, leaving its dangerous heat to others who become our heroes.
Ask yourself where the Dominator or Capitulator Codes might still be operating in you:
- Where do you default to holding onto control or power at the expense of another?
- In what ways do you insist that you are right and the other is wrong?
- Where do you capitulate in the midst of conflict?
- In what ways might you feel that your prayers or actions won’t make a difference.
This is Pisces season and it is important to soak in the healing waters of self care while you tend to the fires in your own lives and on the global level.
Hot baths with epsom salts, walks in nature, pedicures (Pisces rules the feet), love making, nourishing food, taking in beauty, listening to music, playing with children and animals.
And remember you are truly not alone…
“There is an endless net of threads throughout the universe…At every crossing of the threads there is an individual. And every individual is a crystal bead. And every crystal bead reflects not only the light from every other crystal in the net but also every other reflection throughout the entire universe.”
– Paraphrased from the Rig Veda by Anne Adams