Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans… Oh, Dry Season is coming to Southwest Florida! We’re excited to leave the Heat and Humidity and Daily Torrential Rainstorms of Hurricane Season behind us. Particularly the Heat. And the Humidity.
But first, here is a ritual to close out Hurricane Season.
Ground yourself as described in the Earthways Shamanic Path Stepping Stone #2 – https://whalemaidensuburbanshaman.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/earthways-shamanic-path-stepping-stone-2-get-grounded/
You may complete this Ritual, over the course of several days. You may do some of it with family members, and some of it by yourself.
First, put your Hurricane Supplies away. Inspect and clean all your equipment that you got, and put it away. If you have a generator, follow the instructions to prepare it for long-term storage. Maybe you can put a tarp over your Storm Shutters. Make sure your wingnuts are all packed up in the wingnut bucket. Visit your “To Go” box, and make sure you haven’t left any trash in it. Make sure to leave a road map of your State or Region in there, and maybe this year’s Storm Guide. The Storm Guides are usually good for all kinds of disasters, and it is good to have a plan.
Second, bring a sturdy box to your supply of canned food and inspect those cans. (Inspect the expiration dates.) Are there some that you want to donate to a local food pantry? This is an excellent time to do this, because after Hurricane Season ends, and the Dry Season starts, our Snowbirds will arrive and the food pantries need more canned foods. You can also empty the water bottles you created – use them to water plants or your lawn, or your favorite tree. Release what is no longer needed.
Third, review everything you learned this Hurricane Season about how storms are predicted and tracked, and how intense and unpredictable they really can be. Make some notes about what you and your family need to do in the coming months, to better prepare yourselves for next year’s Hurricane Season. Visit my previous posts to get an idea.
Forth, review what happened to the people who were in harm’s way in the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic and Haiti and the Bahamas and Bermuda and South Carolina, and consider donating funds to a reputable disaster relief organization.
Finally, think about what you learned about yourself spiritually, this hot and humid Hurricane Season. As we pointed out previously, the spiritual aspect of Hurricane Season has to do with planning ahead, and being ready to take correct action, but not letting that constant state of readiness exhaust you, or make you anxious. And, it also involves asking for help when you need it, and how to offer help to others, when they need it. Were you able to experience the middle line of having a plan, but being flexible as changing circumstances warranted? Do you feel that you were adequately prepared for this Hurricane Season? What did you learn about asking for help and providing help? Take a few moments to reflect on this, and write about it in your Journal. Remember, Hurricane Season is an annual event in the Wheel of the Year
Close out this Ritual as directed in the Stepping Stones.
And Remember to Share Peace With Our Earth
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