I have been hosting some Meetup groups in Ottawa, as a way to meet people and show a bit about myself and what I do. So far we have met three times at Oh So Good Cafe in Westboro.
The first time, I laid four small anchor stones on the table, to see what it would manifest. I was not disappointed. It was a great group of people. One in particular was a Trickster type right out of the Dreaming. She was confrontational, disrespectful and vocal, but I am used to handling all kinds of characters and rather enjoyed the challenge. Not to say I would want that experience again!
We also had some Healers, Peacekeepers and Warrior types. I explained to them what I saw in them.
I had made a Dreamcatcher at one of the Meetups, don't remember which one right now (It is an Elders prerogative to forget dates and other such things...lol). I did not know who it was for when I made it, but at the Meetup, I asked who thought it was for them. I purposely framed it that way, instead of "Who wants it?" Of course no one wanted to be so presumptuous as to say it was theirs. Westerners are so polite. I remember my teacher presenting a sacred tool to me once and asked if I thought it was mine. I practically grabbed it. My Soul knew. It was not arrogant or greedy, it was an inner knowing.
Since no one answered regarding the Dreamcatcher, I presented to the one I felt it was for. This persons broke into tears and shared a very personal story, which touched us all deeply.
In the second Meetup, I again laid down a few stones and lit a candle. This time it was during the bad weather in February and only a few showed up, but this gave us the opportunity to go deeper, sharing our stories. At the end, (long story short)... I discovered that my car had a scratch and a small dent on the drivers side. I saw a city bus being towed and instantly went into action... taking photos of the damage and confronting the OCT Supervisor, who took full responsibility and filled out all the forms, even calling the police to come and do a report.
Apparently, the bus had a loose WHEEL! It took me awhile to put it all together. The poor bus driver was in a state of fear and I did not want to add to his burden, so I remained calm and even in good humour. But after I remembered that we were a mere few blocks from where the terrible and tragic bus accident at Westboro Station occurred on January 11th. Three people were killed and two dozen injured. No wonder the Driver was so scared. Thank goodness, there was no one hurt in this one.
Upon reflection, I realized that the Wheel I laid down had magnetized the damage to my car. I vowed to not lay down stones again in such a public place. The Wheel after all, will magnetize what is in the environment. And there is some crazy stuff going on out there!! It literally manifested a broken WHEEL! But it will also bring healing to the situation, once I do the full Wheel with it. As of now, I am still waiting for my car to be repaired next week. But also not hurling accusations or getting angry, was bringing healing to the situation. I am sure the OCT and its Drivers are under a lot of stress, and hurling accusations does not help. The pain and suffering of those killed or injured is beyond imagining.
The last Meetup we had I did not lay down stones. I did light a candle. When I arrived at the café, it was empty except for three people sitting quietly in their own worlds. But by time we got halfway through, the place was packed. This was on a Sunday afternoon. I asked Vicky, the woman who works there, it that was unusual. She said "YES!" She was shocked how fast it filled up. A group of people began shuffling tables around to sit together. It was so noisy that we decided to leave.
I explained to the group that the Wheel attracts people, even if they are not conscious of it and even if I did not lay down a Wheel, the intention was there. The Medicine Wheel or Sacred Circle is an Electro-magnetic force. When I am in my Role as Keeper of the Wheel I am in that energy. So we moved.
We got up and walked a few blocks to Superstore and sat in the empty balcony upstairs where there are a few tables, next to a closed Cooking Class area. I told them to not be surprised if it filled up again. And it did, very quickly! But not before I got them to do some Shamanic Journaling and explain how the waking dream works.
I do these Meetups to show people who I am, what I do and the magic and mystery of the Sacred Circle. There is a lot to share and it has to be experienced. We all have our own Medicine, power and the Wheel shows us what that is. The Dreaming guides us and manifests the magic or phenomena that confirms our connection with Spirit as well as Natural and Cosmological Laws.