The Alting of All Waters
Close your eyes, relax all of your senses. Open your ears and listen with your heart’s wisdom to our tale.
The Ancient Ices began to melt and the Seas began to rise. The Rivers began to run with poisons and the Springs began to flow with toxins. The Living Waters were becoming a commodity and the Deserts had begun to flourish across the Lush Lands.
It was a day like today, a night like tonight (it actually may be that it is this day and this very night) when the Waters stirred anew their Powers and Memories, their Magnificence and Mysteries, their Healings and Hungers. They rose up. They percolated down. The Waters rained and snowed. They sang the shuttering thunder songs and the bitter tunes of draught. Choirs of dew intoned the quiet magics of restoration. The voices of the deepest aquifers began to shimmy and shake, recalling the galdrar (sung spell workings) buried in their cold reaches ages ago. The Waters stirred anew.
One voice said, “We will hostess a convocation. We the Waters of Lake Evans; the dewdrops, the raindrops,the snowflakes and the glistening teardrops who dwell in this sacred land, prepare a place to meet with our beloveds.”
And so, the Waters called a Call. The Waters called for a Great Gathering of the Waters, an Alting of All Waters. The Waters called this Call to all of their kin; the rivers and streams, the oceans and seas, the wells and springs, the lakes and ponds. No one was left out.
The Waters called this Call to all of their children; the fish and whales, the kelps and sea grasses, the dolphins and seals, the birds and shellfish, the trees and brambles, the plankton and the human beings.
All of their Beloveds were sent the Call to the Alting of All Waters.
Many heard the call and many of those came to the Great Gathering. The Nornir came. The Wild Water Lilies and Healing Lotus came. Ganesha, Siddhi and Riddhi came. The Mississippi, the Nile, the Amazon and the Ganges Rivers came. Mami Wata and Oshun came. The Great Salmon, the Frogs of Transformation and the Wild Trout came. The Pacific Red Cedar, the Cottonwood, the Black Willow and the Burr Oak came. Freyr, Freya, Iduna and Bragi came. The Red and the Green Algae came. The Shark, the Seahorses and the Minnows came. The the Ducks, the Geese and The Swans came.
Many heard the call and many came.
The Divine Ambassadors of Water heard the call and came. Isis of the Fertile Delta, Njord of the Blessed Fjord and Bridgid of the Well of Healing came. Quan Yin of the Waters of Compassion and Mercy, The Lady of the Lake and Mary Magdalene, she who holds the Mystery of the Holy Chalice, came. Yemaya of the Deep Mysteries, Gaulchováng of the Birth Waters and Blue Dragon of the Mississippi River came. The Hedge Witches, the Water Workers, the Deep Swimmers and many many more came.
It was the Greatest Alting of the emerging Age of Aquarius.
When all had gathered, they called out loudly and joyfully as one, “All Waters are Sacred”.
They sang the great Water Songs.
They drummed and toned into healing for six full days and nights. The spells of transformation sprang up anew, touching the spirits of all life. Viriditas flowed freely through every heart and hearth, every vein and vessel, every dream and desire, blessing all with renewed vitality and determination. Visions of sumptuous possibilities and promises slowly emerged from the roots of long forgotten cravings. Life was renewed.
All of these Children of Gaia sang and danced, feasted and toasted, and were renewed to full vim and vigor. They brought their joy and magnificence home, sharing it with everyone they saw, touched, smelt, heard and tasted. They shared it with all of their kin and clans, tribes and nations, ancestors and descendants.
Great were the revitalized Powers of the Sacred Waters.
Open your eyes and know this:
You are cordially invited to join this Great Gathering of the Waters. Your thoughts, feelings and messages from Spirit are some of the basic information that we need to advise us all as we step out of the ‘Age of the Individual Hero’ into the ‘Age of the Community as Hero’. Your voice is essential in informing the regenerating watery worlds that are potentially emerging on and within our sacred home, planet Eartha.
Come, let us together dare to joyfully merge into this adventure of the Great Gathering of the ever-changing, always healing realms of the Waters. Come, let us meet with open hearts and clear eyes at the Alting of All Waters.
alting (Old Norse, ON) – An assembly of assemblies gathered to make significant decisions/choices that lead to direct action/s. althing (ôl-thing) – (from the modern Icelandic, alþingi) – a legislative body, a general assembly.
eartha (ûr’thu) – from the Old English: earth
galdr (pl. galdrar) ON – A chanted/sung repetitive spell/incantation, often sung in a falsetto voice and/or using throat singing.