Hanged / Drowned Man (Christed One)

Hanged / Drowned Man Christed One / Odin / Hanged (Drowned) Man Meditation by Jade M

Entering the shadow realm

You are walking along a beaten coastal pathway through dry grasslands next to a calm sea. The tide is gently encroaching and the movement of the waves catches your attention. The deep blues and greens of the ocean waves ride in and out pulling shells and pebbles back and forth in its wake.

The colours around you are so vibrant and radiant that you feel as if you have just awakened from within a technicolour dream. It is a cold but bright and sunny autumnal day and there is a chill in the breeze which caresses your face. It feels as if you have been walking on the path for a long time. There is a change in atmosphere and the passage of time and everything around you begins to slow down, almost like the Universe has gone on pause. Everything around you reaches a still point apart from the sensation of a pulse.

The world around you is still and nothing moves anymore. With each breath that you take you become more aware of rhythmic pulsations, fluctuations in the static as the air around you takes on a different quality. You can sense the breath of the earth and you are filled with the silence of the vast open space around you. You are attuning to the revolution of the Earth as it moves through space and you feel your presence on it. (Pause here)

You feel a deep connection with every living thing as your presence begins to rise above the waves and you float effortlessly up into the sky. The pulse that you were sensing begins to quicken as around you all springs back into motion once again. The wind has begun to pick up momentum and force as you hover above the sea.

Far away in the distance you hear the sound of two Ravens calling your name and the Tempest begins to stir within you as you transition, gathering your energies and moving between the known world into the underworld. All that is unknown to you currently will be revealed to you as you begin your adventure here.

The Ravens awaken within you a new sense of wonder and bring you a greater understanding of the function of Mind and Memory. You are in control of the flow of information that you receive now and allow your vision to come to you.

Ride the waves of the storm as they lift you from your current path and take you through the journey of all that you have experienced up until this point. You are being taken to a different level of awareness and perception now where you have much clarity and vision. Take a little time to get accustomed to this. (Long Pause here)

Bring back with you everything that you experienced as you begin your journey back to the waking world. Feel yourself coming back to the path beside the sea and returning to the place you started your journey. Become aware of your surroundings and after the count of three you are wide awake and in the room. 1,2,3.

When you are ready write down any symbols, experiences, words, thoughts or pictures that may have emerged during your experience. The images that rise from our dreamstate while we are conscious can be of great importance to us especially when we are in the process of finding our place and our calling in this life. Sadly at this stage in the Journey many turn back because they are not ready to go within and face their own demons.

Copyright ©JadeM 2018

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Initiates Way

cropped-img_8231.jpgFor a long time I knew that the path I was walking was a different one even though I didn’t understand or know why, but just knew that I had to follow it. Tried unsuccessfully to fit so many moulds that were presented to me but couldn’t. Time has proven to me that we all have our unique way of being and that try as we might we cannot escape from the true nature of ourselves.

The Initiates Way began initially in 2006 when I created a set of images to help me understand the Tarot on a personal level and discover what it meant to me. Dipping the toe into the sea of Magical images not knowing where it was going to carry me. I was at the beginning of a very long journey and I had no idea where I would end up. Using the Tarot as a tool for Spiritual Development since then has been priceless in terms of helping me find my place in the world. Without it I would never have begun the exploration of the inner worlds and initiated experiences in my life that have given me a foundation upon which to live and breath. Part of the journey has been to fully embrace the Goddess in all of her glory and celebrate the divine feminine and masculine equally within my spiritual practices.

Creation of the Soulscapes Tarot was the first part of that journey. Using the ideas and concepts of each of the Major Arcana of the Tarot to produce my own spiritual enlightenment journey in pictures, while living it in the physical world. The Initiates Way is the path that I have chosen to walk and last year in January I started to paint another set of images at the outset of another rite of passage beginning with The High Priestess who came to me in a dreamlike vision and told me that I would ‘serve’ at her High Altar. During the creation of the images for the Initiates Way I wrote, participated in and led workshops road testing 22 Meditations that were created with the intent of taking the practitioner of Tarot into uncharted spaces so that they could experience these worlds for themselves.

As we enter into February 2018 the Initiates Way has taken on a life of its own and the remaining images have been coming to fruition when they are ready to be birthed. The completion of the set of images and producing the second deck will be the pinnacle of this awesome journey. The foundations are laid now for anyone who would like to test the water and see if they are ready to facilitate their own seeking for enlightenment and wisdom.

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Blessings and peace to all.

JadeM 2018