• OPENING SACRED SPACE
    When you do ceremony / when you do spiritual practice...open Sacred Space by calling on the Directions. ~Sarina Michaels

    Creating Sacred Space
    Face each direction with arm raised. Speaking....

    To the Winds of the South
    Sachamama, hatun Amaru, Great Serpent Mother of the waters, the rivers, the galaxies, and the roads that bring us together, come wrap your coils of light around us. Teach us to shed the energies of the past that no longer serve us, the way you shed your skin, all at once. Show us how to walk softly on the Earth, in the beauty way. So that all we touch and create, we touch and create in beauty. AHo!

    To the winds of the West
    Otorongo, Mother Sister Jaguar
    Come protect our medicine space, devour those energies which do not belong to us. Teach us your ways beyond fear, beyond anger, beyond death, beyond guilt, beyond shame, beyond all the mythologies and beliefs that no longer serve us. Teach us to be impeccable, luminous beings.Peaceful warriors who have no need to engage in battle, internally or externally, but instead are able to support ourselves in asking for and receiving what we desire, so that we can leap into who we are becoming and so that we create from a place of love. AHo!

    To the winds of the North
    Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Ancient Ones, Ancestors and Guardians of this Land. Come to us, teach us your ancient wisdom and the wisdom to come, we honor you who have come before us and will come after us; help us to remember that ancient wisdom directly; come warm you hands by our fires, whisper to us in the winds. Siwarkenti, hummingbird, teach us to drink of the nectar of life, even when the contrast is great and the journey seems difficult or long, help us to do that which seems impossible, just as you do. So that we create from a place of joy and a sense of timelessness AHo!

    To the winds of the East
    Hatun Kuntur, Great Condor, Apuchin, Huaman, Eagle, Macah. Come to us from the place of the rising Sun, the place of our becoming. Teach us to soar high and see those mountain tops we have only dared to dream of before and help us to see with the eyes of the heart, to feel the guidance in our bodies. Give us the broadest perspective and clearest vision of our destiny.Take us under your wings, and teach us to fly wing to wing with Great Spirit. So that we create with self effort and grace. AHo!

    Great Mother Earth, Pachamama, Santa Tierra Madre, We come here for the healing of all your children, beloved Mother. The stone people, the plant people, the two legged, the four legged, the creepy crawlers, the finned, the furred, and the winged ones, all our relations that are here not only to sustain us and bring us beauty and joy, but to also teach us with their characteristics, their medicine, helping us along the way. Thank you Mother for sustaining us with your bounty, for supporting our healing work on your belly, and for always taking those energies which are too heavy for us and mulching them for us, so that we don’t have to carry them around any longer, so that we can be truly free to create extraordinary lives filled with joy, abundance, love, and support. AHo!

    Father Sun, Mamakia Grandmother Moon, Hatun Chaska Star Nations, Star Brothers and Sisters, thank you for rising everyday showering us with your light, your cycles, your love, that makes life possible for us here, and for doing this unconditionally without judgment, teaching us to treat ourselves in the same way. Hatun Apu Kuna, Great Holy Mountains, Great Lineage, and Teachers of All times, thank you for helping us; and Ilaticha Wirakocha, Wakantanka, Great Spirit, Creator, God, Creator of all-that-is, you who are known by a thousands names and you who are the unnamable One that dwells within us and all around us in all forms. Thank you for bringing us together to sing the song of life one more day, to dance this dance of co-creation, to take creation beyond where it has been before, new levels of joy, abundance, and exhilaration
    Thank you for holding us. AHo!

    A Shorter Version
    OPENING SACRED SPACE

    Speaking...

    To the winds of the South, Great Serpent, Wrap your coils of light around us. Teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin. To walk softly on the Earth.Teach us the Beauty Way.

    To the winds of the West, Mother Jaguar, Protect our medicine space. Teach us the way of peace, to live impeccably. Show us the way beyond death.

    To the winds of the North,
    Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, Ancient Ones. Come and warm your hands by our fires. Whisper to us in the wind. We honor you who have come before us. And you who will come after us, our children’s children.

    To the winds of the East, Great eagle, condor, Come to us from the place of the rising Sun. Keep us under your wing. Show us the mountains we only dare to dream of. Teach us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit.

    Mother Earth, We’ve gathered for the healing of all of your children.The Stone People, the Plant People The four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers.The finned, the furred, and the winged ones. All our relations.

    Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations. Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names. And you who are the unnamable One. Thank you for bringing us together and allowing us to sing the Song of Life.

    Note: When you have finished your healing work, sacred space must be closed.

    Closing Sacred Space
    You close sacred space by thanking serpent, jaguar, hummingbird, and eagle. Release their energies and allow them to return to the four corners of the Earth