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Journeying to Reclaim an Ancestral Self Beyond Whiteness
Part 1: A Slavic offering: Gifts for Dragons & The Land (because dragons come in all shapes and sizes) .
Ancients Slavs~ dwelling and migrating from the Baltic to the Black Sea, from the Danube east to the Carpathians, and into northern Asia, like most ancient peoples that dwelled in areas with four seasons, honored Spring's arrival, and its eruptive nature, its blossoms and buzzing potentiality, with art+ritual. . .
As the bears and bees awoke, as eagles and owls began their songs of joy, beingness, and invitation to one another, as seeds and buds pushed and broke themselves open to offer new life, our ancient kin knew that the Dragons of one of Earth's Inner Hearths were not far behind. . .
One of these dragons, Zmaj, and his mythical clan folk, who were the Guardians of the Gates to The Mystic & Elemental Nature of All Things, would stir after winter's dreaming to check on the sweet, endearing, and oft times confusing wee-little furless, scaleless, featherless ones- the two legged mountain valley, seaside, plain, and river dwellers. Were they remembering? Were the humans setting aside time, a final long meditation before the spring + summer busyness, to remember and honor who was truly in charge: The Mystic & Elemental Nature of All Things. . .
Would they remember...to make their springtime love signs to creation? Would they remember to share them with their friends, their beloveds, and the Earth Herself? Would they take primordial and elemental forms of Egg, turn them in their hands, apply wax, color, patterns, and place them in straw baskets to honor the beauty, abundance, and potency of The Mystical & Elemental Nature of All Things? .
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Trella (she/they) is navigating her way to an ever deepening sense of humanity as she reaches towards her own ancestral knowledge- socially, culturally, and spiritually. This space is dedicated to anyone, no matter how you present, or what identities society has assigned you, who are committed to healing ourselves and our world, with an anti-racist, queer proud, decolonized, and inclusive perspective. BIPOC to the front. xo