Today you’re going to be working in groups. I give each group a challenge, perhaps to build a bridge from only newspapers, or to complete a Lego model without the instructions, just the final picture. In the witchy corner I might ask you to create a crystal grid for help with a specific condition health condition, or a card spread to answer a specific question.
The spirit of this card feels to me like team work, collaboration, learning from others, initiation, apprenticeship, creativity. My cards show a woman rooted in earth, growing between standing stones, a young stone mason at work, showing his work to two elders who have the design in their hands, three women working together with herbs over a stove, a young man receiving a harp from an elder druid in the centre of a stone circle.
I am reminded of days last summer when we were all at work in the garden, three generations, each playing a part, collaborating with a common goal. Or working with a friend on an offering for a circle. The sense of companionship, of a creative effort achieved together, where the group becomes much more than the sum of its parts.
- Observe your cards, what images present themselves, where do you see echoes of this in your own life experience?
- What does initiation mean to you? What does it feel like to be initated? How do you know when you have been?
- What are your learning?
- How do you work within a team, what do you bring – leadership, reflection, practical gifts, resources, creative thinking?
- If you haven’t already explore the Enneagram or Myers-Briggs to see what they can teach you about your ways of working with others. Remember these are tools towards self-understanding, not a label maker which defines you; you are always, and will always be, beautifully beyond definition.