I had such an amazing time moderating the Diversity & Inclusion Panel, facilitating the Opening & Closing Ritual and running the virtual chilllout room for the 2020 Modern Witches Confluence. As promised here is the benediction I gave at the end as well as links to the playlists I set up to hold the space. This piece was taken from several writings from earlier in the year and is a mix of protection, empowerment and sweetness. I believe that spells gain power in the speaking of them so if you found your way here because you were touched and want to share these words please do. But please do not contribute to the erasure of Black voices and experiences by sharing with out credit.

All medicine comes at a cost and these certainly cost me.

With that said. Share and share it well. I hope you are uplifted.

I’m so grateful for the nourishment of the Modern Witches Confluence. Thank you Casey, thank you to the support team and thank you to the Inclusion and Diversity Committee for making all of this and more possible.

Grounding & Benediction

This is an invitation

This is an invitation to you to come into this space, into this time, into this place into your flesh into your heart and be in full possession of yourself
Every breath you take is an affirmation to the glory of your creation
I welcome you
I welcome the Godex in you
I salute both your sweetness and your shadow as you come into being here with us

There was a moment when you felt awe of the universe. Maybe it was when you saw the ocean, the curvature or the earth on a moonless star lit night, the first time you felt the veil peel back when you happened upon a what you knew to be a sacred grove. Maybe it was in passing of a loved on or the screams of a newborn child… What ever it was there was a moment. A feeling you had. A knowingness of your connection to the All.

Feel that now

Be in it and let it be in you. Allow it to fill you past brimming. Let the love of it flow from your fingers and feet, from your sacred sex… all that awe you felt then root it into the ground beneath you
The sacred land upon which you stand has a name
Say it
Say it
Shout it
The true name of the land has blood in it we honor it with this awe.
These root of reverence reach out to eachother
The illusion of isolation breaks like glass before it
We are here in this sacred spear together

I ask
I pray
I plead

That you be so blessed and so protected as we move out of this space between the worlds and back into our own

I ask
I pray
I plead

That you are able to hold onto the magic you have witnessed this weekend.
Clasp on to the connections that you have made here.
The power you felt here is within you

I ask
I pray

I plead

That you hold it as real
Witchcraft is the tool of the oppressed and for those of you that are going to be out in these streets over the next few days
I ask
I pray
I plead

Protect our lungs from gas
Protect our bodies from bullets
Protect our faces from recognition
Protect our wrists from shackles

May our eyes be sharp enough to see the embedded
May our phones work, our videos load and their signal never jammed
May we have access to all we need
May we be supported by our communities

O Mighty Dead
Move with them as they move forward
O Mighty Dead
Move with us as we move forward
O Mighty Dead
Move with me as I move forward

Witches, Summoners, Truth Seekers, Heart Holders

Before you close your eyes tonight remember that you are magnificence whether you are in motion or not

You are not outside of your sanity

You are most definitely under attack from within and without and while there is medicine in this shadow there is also horror in knowing which way the wind blows

I wish us
to give us
the grace we so freely give to others

I wish us to give us space to not take in everything that is around us
space so we can get footing
and lets be real
Dearly Beloved,
we are trying to get footing on quickly moving and sinking sand

we are trying to do something that seems like the impossible

but remember,

we are waking miracles descended from the first peoples, the magical peoples, those that survived genocides, middle passages and trails of tears

depression and anxiety has us out here still doing great feats by simply living while simultaneously having us lose sight of who we are

it will make you forget that you are magnificence whether you are in motion or not

it will make you forget that you are GODDEXX moving across this earth

You literally are god and oh so beautifully human

But you are not to die on the cross

You are not to sacrifice Your sacred Self like a lamb for others

Here is my prayer, my dream, my demand for Us

We’re going to take rest
We’re going to allow ourselves to be totally bent
to be messy
to cry
to be fucked up
to be imperfect

We’re going to fully mourn Our dead
We’re going to remember Their names and keep places for Them at our tables

And we’re going to keep going

We’re going to keep being molded in this fire We are moving though because there will come a break

there will come break or We will fucking make one

We’re going to live

We will survive this with Our souls intact because once this is over We are still going to be on the front lines

whatever thing(s) invested in seeing this world double dicked into darkness
whatever thing(s) increasing it’s efforts to destroy You is officially put on fucking notice

instead of catching Us, it’s gonna catch these hands
If you are a snowflake may winter come soon for the crops they have attempted to harvest from your blood and bones will not be enough to sustain them
If they have wrought tears from you may each one be a drop in a flood that will drown them
If they have turned your heart to stone may the breaking pieces snap back together and spark a fire that will burn their house down

You were never “Charmed” but bawse bitch thou art BLESSED

And may you and those who stand with you be all that is left.
but for now rest
rest as much as and when You can
give Your Self as much space and comfort as You can

for when We wake Heaven & Hell is coming with Us and through Us

Dearly Beloved

Sacred Sol

You are magnificence even when you are not in motion
Thou art the Sun the Next World will rotate around

I love you
I love us

They will not take your power
They will not take our power

And so it fucking is.

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