you. Given enough time, you know
all stones and bones defossilize,
enliven, and grow
again, again, again, spiriting
in cycles too vast for theories to vault.
to hide the fact you’re doing
and there’s no escape
but to dream that eons entwine,
infinitely packed without a care
for paradox or spacetime. Here, you stroke
with your little hours; here, you reach
the gods of everything.
when there is nothing else,
itself, and when all is gone,
dies. Its absence becomes
for something civilized,
a craving for stars,
galaxies and minds
In the last throes of the heat death
of what was once a universe,
everything flies apart.
Your body undoes itself, gapes
as the galaxies expand, cool, and thin
to mere suggestions.
The cosmos becomes its own
while your mind dissolves into space
me against your memory.
I dyed my hair red on one side and copper on the other.
As a shamanic practitioner, I employ rattles in my work. Rattles can easily take the place of a drum when drumming is inconvenient or too loud, or — if you’re like me — you find it hard to keep a rhythm or keep drumming during your meditation. Rattles can produce a variety of sounds depending on how they are made. I have some that are very quiet which are great for moments during travel, or just when your spirit wants something subtle. Some of my rattles are loud and distinct. In any case, rattles don’t require musical talent to use — just make sounds that you enjoy!
Rattles aren’t just a shamanic thing. If you are any kind of empathic, meditative, or energy-working person, you can use rattles for meditation, intuitive healing, energy work, space cleansing/clearing, blessings, and other ceremonies. In shamanism, rattles serve as a “sonic driver” that helps guide the mind into a trance like state. But this state is simply an altered awareness that can be used for setting intention, affirmations, grounding, and mindfulness. Engaging all your senses and creating a moment for yourself by “making noise” is a powerful thing.
My rattles on Etsy.
I love seeing other people’s ritual tools and could look at photos of them on Pinterest all day. Please share yours! ❤
These are some of my favourites that I’ve made and use regularly. I like rattles and crystals and wands and other little mementos from nature 🙂
These rattles feature antler, rawhide, coyote fur, and crystals.
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