In the Earthways Shamanic Path, I study the seasons as they unfold in my location, which is Southwest Florida. The seasons here are, Rainy, Hurricane, Dry, and Fire. I call this, ‘finding the Magic In the land,’
Fire Season starts in mid-February. Some of the physical markers are, a doubling of our population, a drop in temperature, an increase in fires. These markers relate to the spiritual aspects, which I’ll address in a different post.
I know Fire Season is coming, because the Live Oak trees are brimming with their flower parts, and will release “scree” soon. Scree can be collected, dried, and used in place of sage, for smudging purposes.
I don’t have Live Oak trees in my yard, but I know where they are. The trick to collecting scree is it needs to fall onto a tarp, or on a paved surface, because it is whispy.
Scree burns fast, and you need to gather a lot of it. Since the weather patterns have shifted so much, trees are blooming at unpredictable times. Thus, when we see that the trees are just about to release the scree, we need to be prepared to collect it, that day, or the next.
Share your peace with Mother Earth and Father Sky and the big Waters all around us.
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