examples of opening sacred space written words

2012 1635It can be great to find our own words for opening sacred space…. especially the more we experience our connection to these energies called in, the more the words can come with this connection…. and this work is about intention and that connection, rather than the words exactly….. and so the words can change slightly with each individual, and each time it is said….

however, these examples of opening sacred space words here, and on the videos on the openingsacredspace page give starting points to this…

the words here also exemplify what the symbols of animals represent…what energies we are connecting with and calling in…represented by animals with these kind of qualities….the animals being

“energies of nature….that we personify as animals….a merging of you and a force in nature…..a manifestation of an archetypical energy in time or space.  primitive consciousness personifies them as animals, and they assume that form when we connect with them
(don jicaram)

(…more detailed information of the energies that the animals are representing are
here: serpent, jaguar, hummingbird, eagle and on the training )

Example of opening sacred space words one:

 

Winds of the south, great serpent, neidr,
may you come hold us in sacred space,
may you fold us in your coils of light,
and teach us your way,
to shed the past, the way you shed your skin,
to move softly with the earth
be with us.

Winds of the west, great jaguar, siagwar ddu
may you come hold us in sacred space,
may you patrol and protect this medicine space,
let us see with your eyes as you teach us your way
to give back to the earth, that which no longer serves us,
so the earth can grow even more beautiful
you who have seen the birth and rebirth of stars and galaxies,
may you assist us as in our birth and rebirth in each moment
be with us.

Winds of the north,
hummingbird, aderyn y si, great journeyer
may you come hold sacred space,
may you teach us your way
to hear our calling, to follow our calling and find the sweet nectar in our lives
be with us

and the ancient wisdomkeepers – those who have stepped outside of time
may you come hold us in sacred space, whisper to us in the wind
may you warm your hands by the lights of the fire in our hearts,
we come in honoring of you who have come before us, and you who will come after us
be with us.

Winds of the east, eryr aur, great eagle, condor,
great visionary,
may you come hold us in sacred space
may you teach us your way,
to see the world as it is, the bigger pictures, and the smaller details,
to fly to those places of the awen – of inspiration and wisdom
to bring bag our gifts to share with our communities..
may we fly wing to wing with you to the places that we now dare to dream of…
be with us.

Beautiful earth,
thank you for holding us and nourishing us, loving us and supporting us each night and day with so much abundance and grace
may you hold us today in sacred space,
we come in honouring of you and all who live with you
the sacred plants, the sacred stones, our animal allies, the elements of water, fire, air and earth –  all our relations…..
may we feel our connection to you, and work to live more in symbiosis, in ayni with you,

Beautiful sky, sun, moon, star nations – chaska kuna – our brothers, sisters, ancestors in the universal sky,
may you help hold us in sacred space,
may we have your cloak of protection as we work today…
and may we share with your wisdom of infinities
be with us.

Great source of creating energy…
you who are known by so many names,
you who are around us, you are within us, you who are us…
you who hold us with eternal love everyday and night in our lives,
may you hold us today in sacred space,
may we feel our connections to you – our connections to ourselves,
be with us.
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Example two (thanks rose harrison for this one 🙂 )

South

Winds of the South, great Serpent, Element of Water from which all life emerges; come be with us and wrap your coils of light around us, so that we may shed our past as you shed your skin.

Teach us to walk tenderly on the Earth, learn to touch all with beauty and to know the joy that we are still within the Garden.

West

Winds of the West, mother sister Jaguar, Element of Earth, overseeing the cycles of life, death and renewal; come be with us to help us to see into the shadows and give back to the Earth that which no longer serves us, so that the Earth grows more and more abundant.

Teach us to take our place as rainbow warriors, peaceful warriors, with no need of enemies in this world or the next, show us the way of Peace, beyond fear and death. Protect our medicine space.

North

Winds of the North, beautiful Hummingbird, element of Air; take us under your tiny wing as we take another step on our journey of growth and evolution.

Teach us where to find the nectar, the joy and sweetness of life, teach us how to make the impossible, possible.

Grandmothers, grandfathers, ancestors and ancient ones; come and warm your hands by the fires in our hearts and whisper to us on the wind. We honour all you who have come before us and all you who will come after us, our children’s children.

East

Winds of the East, great Eagle, element of Fire; come fly to us from the place of the rising sun,  may we  fly wing to wing with you towards Great Spirit. Be with us as we dream a new world into being from that place above the mountains.

Mother Earth

Pachamama, we come in deepest honoring for the love you have shown us and all our Earthly relations, all the elementals of  earth, air, fire and water, the trees, stones, plants, the finned, the furred and the feathered. Hold us sweetly mother, allow us to feel the deep support you have for us and all the ways you nourish and nurture us all the days of our lives.

Father Sun

Father Sun, grandmother Moon, brothers and sisters of the great Star nations, overlight our space today, hold the Cosmic order of all things for us, show us how we may shine like bright stars in the night sky and yet still form part of a constellation. As above, so below.

Great Spirit

Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names and yet are the unnamable One. Thankyou for bringing us together that we may continue to sing the song of Life,  Love, Joy and Laughter today and every day. Thank you.

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example two:

opening sacred space  by don jicaram in ‘dance of the four winds’ by alberto villoldo as spoken early in his training):

we call upon the satchamama, the great serpent of lake yarinacocha, the spirit of the south, to come to us. wrap yourself around us, ancient mother, fold us in your coils of light.

hey

we call upon the spirit of the west, mother-sister jaguar, golden jaguar that eats the dying sun, come to us, you have seen the birth and death of galaxies. let us look into your eyes. teach us with your grace.

hey

we summon the wisdom of the north, the place of the ancient masters, grandmothers, grandfathers.

bless us in our work that we may one day enter your crystal palace with but a single thought and sit in council among you

hey

and we call the spirit of the east. come to us from your mountaintop, great eagle, teach us to see with your eyes, that our vision may penetrate the earth and the heavens. fly with us now and watch over us. teach us to fly wing to wing with the great spirit.

hey!

great spirit virracocha, mother and father, we salute you, that all we do is in your honour

hey

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example three: the four winds society – words on course handout.

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 honour 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

Pachamama, 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 unnameable One
Thank you for bringing us together
And allowing us to sing the Song of Life today

 

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