Activism in Accord
As an activist tradition that honors Nature as the embodiment of the Divine, we have created empowering and transformational rituals as a way for all of us, as a community, to respond with positive action to the current negative state of politics, pollution and the pervasive feelings of powerlessness.
The Spell Rebellion is our antidote to this time of anxiety and chaos, when so much of what we stand for and value seems to be at risk. And that’s what Activism in Accord is all about – putting our values into practice.
It’s not about what we believe, it’s about what we do. Binding someone to stop them from acting doesn’t begin to have the power of taking personal responsibility with positive, constructive, life-affirming actions ourselves.
Spell Rebellions bring us into harmony with the seasonal wisdom of Mother Earth; Activism in Accord draws upon the energy of the Divine that lives inside us and that sustains us in the world around us.
We are supporting one another as we make commitments to actions that embody our central precept –we seek to live in a sacred manner because we live in a sacred world. Our goal is to protect and defend our Mother as a healthy and sacred planet.
Our Spell Rebellion rituals are held for free at the Equinoxes and Solstices. Because these holidays are reflective of the Sun’s journey throughout the year, we draw upon the characteristics of the luminary Sun. As the Sun puts forth light, so it brings forth life. The Sun’s golden glow is a vital life force which imbues us with strength, energy and a will to succeed. The Sun – and thus our Spell Rebellions – represents our outward activities and our face to the world. Our Spell Rebellions, like the Sun, speak to our creative abilities and our power to meet the challenges of everyday life. Like the Sun, our Spell Rebellions gives strength to others.
(Our Full Moon rituals are our lunar counterpart to our Spell Rebellion movement.)
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SPELL REBELLION UPDATE!
The Temple of Ara has long felt that magic, and creating right relationship with the Divine as Embodied in Nature, is about putting into action what we say has meaning to us. It is about putting pedal to the metal.
Recently, an article attracted our attention – it focused on a viral challenge of cleaning up trash. It’s a simple challenge (here is the article, in case you’d like to read it) … yet has a lot of meaning and makes an impact. This is the kind of thing that we want to see happen with our Spell Rebellions.
So we’re going to change the format of the Spell Rebellions. If you’re interested in participating in a future Spell Rebellion ritual, you will — in advance of the ritual — commit to something that positively impacts the well being of our Great Mother and then join us in ritual, prepared to talk about what action you took — and maybe even share some evidence, such as photos etc.
Here’s a good way to create your Activism in Accord:
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Not only will you receive our free training series, you’ll also get via email our new Nature Meditation series. It’s a program that will be emailed out quarterly to everyone in the community with an “exercise” (or “fieldwork”, as we like to call it) for you to commune with the energy of each particular season.
The idea is to help you listen to Mother Nature, and develop a relationship with Her, to tune yourself in to her cycles and the wisdom inherent in each season. Not so much so that you can take advantage of it – more to simply develop a relationship or to develop your Activism in Accord. Use your time with Mother Nature to ask what she would like you to do, to give back or to protect the Earth. Then, implement that wisdom over the next few months and come to the next Spell Rebellion, prepared to tell the story and share your results.