(Spoken by Josh during the ceremony)
Greetings to all of you who have come to be at this place and at this time. We have gathered to witness and celebrate an important occasion in the history of this world, and to give thanks that our lifetimes coincide with this moment. On this day, in just a few minutes, a gateway will unfold, a gateway connecting the center of the galaxy with the earth. Through this gateway, a new consciousness will shine, and a new awareness will be birthed. Through this gateway will be revealed the opportunity for humanity to understand and accept the responsibility we hold to each other and to this planet. We who have gathered today are among those who will midwife the birth of this new consciousness, through our hearts, our minds and our actions. Whatever you believe will happen, this event was foreseen by many cultures, including the Mayans, the Hopis and the Australian Aborigines.
We have chosen to make this gateway a golden pyramid, a fitting symbol to honor the Mayan and Mesoamerican sacred structures. . If we choose to walk through the pyramid gateway, we are affirming that we are ready and willing to become the change that we wish to see in the world.
Some say that this day will bring ascension, that we will cast aside this earthly plane or dimension, with its mundaneness, evil, and inferior physicality. But Druids believe that physical existence is both necessary and good, that it is one of two essential polarities. We delight in our time on this world. Druids believe that we have been incarnated on earth for one major reason: to unite spirit with earth, heaven with earth and to love equally our physical and spiritual sides. Body without spirit is death. Spirit without body is death. Body in ecstatic embrace with spirit is eternal life.
We call this opening “the Descension Gateway” to remind ourselves that we think not just with our head, but with our heart, also. Our attention must move down into our center, and away from intolerance, fear and helplessness so that we may honor our amazing human bodies and this magical planet that we are blessed to call home.
In this ceremony we are midwifing galactic awareness down through the sun and into the heart of Gaia, helping to ground this new energy into her, and our center. We invite all of you here to return to Earth, to our shared home, to our collective center. Be joyful! Celebrate this existence we have been gifted! Come alive! Love your whole selves!
Gabrielle Roth, the shamanic dancer, repeatedly said,
“Only when you truly inhabit your body, can you begin the healing journey”
The Descension Gateway will be activated when the sun and the earth align with the dark space at the center of the galaxy. This occurs once every 26,000 years, and is understood by many cultures to be the completion of one age and the start of another. Some call this event “the end of days,” yet it is also the birth of the New Age. Be ready to be reborn!
In our ceremony, after the Sun is embraced by the center of the galaxy, all those who wish to pass through the Descension Gateway, please move clockwise around the stone circle to the center of the galaxy. Allow yourself to be touched by the new awareness, and then walk down the major alignment towards the sun, who will bless you at the pyramid gateway between the two fires of the sun. Walk through the two fires and feel the new awareness flood your being. Be reborn into the new age, the Age of Aquarius. Having been blessed by the sun, make your way to the Earth, and give your cosmic gift to her. Ground your new awareness in the heart of the earth, remembering your commitment to walk your talk from now on, to act in a loving, enlightened manner. Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”. We must think it, say it, and do it ourselves, or it simply won’t happen.
This is how we will truly manifest the new age!