Psychic Rehearsal with Laura Stokes
Combination of practice, card reading and writing from Sept 18/19 and 21 2014
Today I did us a tarot card reading before practice. I mediated on our connection, I re read all of our words to each other and spent time just in transmission/reception mode… a state of being , a sort of tuning for psychic frequencies, a human weather vane for the universe, a filter for communications: a state of open frequency where the body is a filter or an amplifier, not searching just existing, with a lot of awareness and a soft curiosity that is not searching, more like the root or essence of curiosity : before curiosity get attached to anything and becomes need. All mystics are a combination of intellect and wisdom.
The Card draw.
King of Pentacles. Three of Pentacles. Strength. King of Wands. King of Pentacles. Seven of Cups
King of Pentacles
Primary Principle: New enterprises, potentiality and success
Can refer to the success of a creative project
Asks us to remember all manifestations are a product of the divine, higher universal power
Individuals should be prepared to work hard in order to achieve goals but the chosen path is correct
Actions: enterprising, adept, reliable, supporting, steady
Colours: gold, red, green, yellow, blue, salmon
Three of Pentacles
Represents the development or proficiencies of ones ability as they are applied in daily life.
Any new enterprise taken on at this time is likely to work to one’s advantage if the individual is willing to apply him or herself to the task
Represents the initial completion of a goal or plan: in this case the fulfillment and manifestation of a creative venture, business or building project
Message of encouragement
At the core of the three of Pentacles is the notion of teamwork
It also points to the importance of feedback to continually improve the work
Primary principal: Personal Power
Governed by Leo
Harnessing of personal power and strength
Quiet strength from with in
Strength, determination, power of the human spirit to over come obsticales
Inner strength and confidence
Possing great strength and stamina and persisitance tempered by an underlying patience and inner calm
You are focused on what you need to do and go about it in a way that demonstrates great composure and maturity
Reflects a compassionate individual
Accepting and easily forgiving of imperfections
Amin lesson is that emotions must be transcended if spiritual wisdom and intuition are to be awakened
Never lose patience with yourself and what you are doing
A balance of the aspects of you that are human, animal and divine
Represents a higher level of consciousness
Offers hopeof connecting your inner and outer strength
When this card appears be assured you have enough endurance to see the task to the end
King of Wands
Represents life and creativity, also honour
Pure Fire Energy
This person takes an idea and challenges the world to match their vision
Visionary and Leader
Has a deep and innate respect for other people
Knows how to bring out the best in others and empower them to deliver his/her vision and goals and knows what will be of benefit to a larger population
Suggests that an opportunity is presenting itself to you and you now have the power to accept opportunities and take on challenges.
King of Pentacles
Primary Principal: Influence
Person of support, often an older man in your life (or coming into your life) that you can trust, it may be an established person. He is avaible to be a good patron and friend.
Financial stability and well being are indicated.
Seven of Cups
Primary Principal: Imagination and Reflection
Make priorities clear, balance day dreaming with practicality
Meditate to sort out the real form the imagined
Chose between many options
Separate yourself from what is real and what is an illusion
Improvisation and Writing: these two processes, writing about the improvisation and free writing about the experience are starting to merge and become blurry. But I like that. I used James Bunton’s Intro A that I sent you, but for this particular rehearsal I had it playing on a number of different sources: ipod, iphones, stereo, computer. I placed these sources around the space and started the piece at slightly different times in the composition so there was a layering of memory and sound, history and future predictions (at least sonically) in the practice space.
Backwards walking till it became more and more natural. Labyrinth style, allowing it to lead me, enjoying riding the physics of curves and speed, energizing the back space till the pattern takes over, the back space leads, the labyrinth leads which is not at all about being on auto pilot but about being a vessel responding to larger things than the thoughts of the conscious mind. Then , like small popcorn exploding all over the surface of my skin, tiny earthquakes beneath the visceral layers of tissue in my body as I am walking, running backwards. I stop in place feeling the energy emanating, transmitting. My arms reach up like antenna, fingers slighting twitching, reading the air. The field of energy felt larger than before, huge in fact, bigger than I could have ever imagined and I was not at the centre of it or even it sources I was just a contributor and a participant, and I could feel you there.
Folded compression. The density of different layers. The rhythm of different layers. This folded compression must be the seed of the interest in the space of unfolding-ness, it is like the story of how all these structures fit together, it is the magic spaces in between. Sound layering, sound from different parts of the room, playing to itself, playing to its history, predciting its future.
I am here and you are there. But I can feel you and we are also, simultaneously together.