X’anyuae exhaled a clear and intention-filled “yes!” and she stepped through the archway and into the sacred chamber. As soon as she passed through she felt the first of the changes in her physical form take hold. Heat spread through her like wildfire. It was not in the least unpleasant as she had developed a tolerance for this phase of the transition. It had not always been so and the memory of her first time entering this chamber flashed quickly through her mind’s eye.
She had been told that a change would occur as her body changed its frequency and energetic pattern to resonate with that in the chamber. But, she had not been told how sick it would make her the first few times it happened. She remembered the wave of nausea that soon turned to full out vomiting the first few times. She was more embarrassed than anything, but her Temple sister had assured it that this happened to everyone in the beginning. Each time thereafter, the transition came easier until the flush of heat was all that she noted.
She paused for a moment, looking around and savoring the building anticipation that it was finally time. The veiling of the space had already begun to clear. Things were definitely not what they seemed in this space. Soon after she had been called to be observer of The Work she had begun to see that the chamber was not a chamber at all. What appeared as marble walls, ceiling and floor was the cloaking used to hide what lay within. She did not realize that this was a skill that most never achieved and only the Great Mother was able to see all of what this space held.
X’anyuae smiled and the time of her realization flashed quickly within her mind. She had been standing discreetly and silently off to the side; her place only being that of learning and witnessing the magick of The Work. Her temple sister was next to her and as the Priestess entered the chamber, they looked at one another knowing something transformative was about to happen. They took a deep breath and exhaled silently; they were both very nervous and did not wish to disturb the proceedings. That’s when the veiling lifted and X’anyuae could clearly see the Great Waters.
She looked at her sister and whispered, “Look, Li’yanu! Isn’t it beautiful?” Li’yanu looked at her quizzically and answered, “Isn’t what beautiful?. We’ve seen this many times before”. “Don’t you see it? The great waters, Mother Moon shining down and the light. The beautiful shaft of light!”, X’anyuae asked. “Shh! We’lll get in trouble. Be quiet!”, Li’yanu whispered looking frightened. Later that evening, X’anyuae asked the others who had observed, and each answered in the same way, “It was beautiful, but the chamber looked as it always does. Beautiful marble walls and floors. The Priestess was very beautiful and powerful. Maybe you were imagining more?”.
X’anyuae knew that these were not imaginings and was determined to prove that what she had seen was real. She had felt the energy shift. Her bodies had responded and she felt more alive and vibrant than at any other time. Every time they were called to witness, X’anyuae saw the veiling lift and the opening of the worlds. As she learned more of the practices to awaken her core energy and took on the task of upholder, the more detailed and vibrant what she witnessed in the chamber became, until just before the birthing of her Ninth Aeon of Memory she received the proof that she had been seeking. As she stood once again in the chamber and The Work began she heard the gentle voice of the Great Mother. “What you see, my child, is the reality. Only a few can awaken the true imaginings within their being. None, but I can step into the plane of working and weave the magick that is needed to sustain life in this realm and the others. You, have the gift of moving between these worlds and the Time Gates. I will call you when it is time to awaken.” Her visioning that day took on more energy than she could have imagined and X’anyuae knew her destiny was one of change and intense purpose.
Barely a second had passed in this state of reverie for X’anyuae and as she continued moving silently and steadily forward, her body of life elongated and the familiar feeling of magnetized life force rose up her central column connecting all of her bodies into a stream of pulsating energy and light. In this heightened state, X’anyuae could sense the others veiled in their holographic forms who were called to stand witness to this final test and she knew that all were hoping for the best outcome.
The veiling of marble containment had dispersed as soon as X’anyuae had entered the room. An endless sea of glistening waters stretched before her and above her, black sky stretched thick and deep. A full shining Moon-like orb offered its light directly above. She paused for a moment, breathing deeply and strong as she opened in readiness to begin The Work.
She stepped out onto the glistening waters, hovering just above the surface seemingly weightless to any who may have observed. Once again, she breathed deeply into the radiant core of her bodies drawing up the energy of the waters and allowing them to move through her. Light emanated from her now expanded form and layer upon layer of her bodies moved undulating in response to the echoing she was calling them to.
Part III next week…