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As our experience of the world becomes more mediated by technology, it seems that our connection to the earth and the natural elements lessons. Today, Rex and I are hear to represent the Orinoco Flows Community, a space to support women and birth. We are here to perform a ritual with the water element to help mothers-to-be, their partners, and birth professionals rediscover the transformative feminine energy at the heart of the birthing process, and truly the transformative energy that comes when we mark time and space using the elements and ritual. The Orinoco Flows online Community creates opportunities to mark time, to gather, celebrate and re-connect to the sacredness of all things. Times of transitions are by their nature a matriarchal domain. The name Orinoco Flows points to how all our paths meet as we appreciate how we have all been born from water. Water embraced us for those 9 months, and continues to support us with its presence.

hi Rex how are you today very well thank

you Cristiano great to be chatting with

you

yes

um and welcome to everybody who’s

listening in and who will listen in in

the future today is February 2nd

and Rex and I are here to get today

in honor of the Orinoco flows community

which is a Gathering Place for women

and people who are looking to support

women and birth

it’s interesting the reason why we’re

here today is also to go over a water

ritual

because we’re in the season of winter

and winter in the Five Element Theory

this is

symbolized by water yes Rex

yes it is what is the dominant feature

about that with winter time but also

water is very much what is present in

the whole experience of the Booth’s

ceremony in the sense of when our mother

is pregnant with us

who is hosting us with water

very true and as as our experience of

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the world becomes more mediated by

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technology today it seems that our

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connection

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to the Earth or Mother Earth and these

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natural elements such as water and how

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it really

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um is the very essence of birth and life

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creation we’ve we’ve almost

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um it’s like we’ve lessened our

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connection

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as a as in general as a world population

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and I know that’s one of the reasons why

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you and I

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and Sarah devoy had come together to

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create the ornoko flows community and

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the name based off of a river in

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Venezuela so the very foundation of the

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the three of us is is water

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but I know what we’re here to do is to

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perform a ritual with the water element

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to help mothers to be their partners and

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birth professionals ReDiscover the

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transformative feminine energy that’s at

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the heart of the birthing process

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and truly the transformative energy that

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comes when we Mark time and space using

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elements and ritual

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and I’m just curious Rex what how would

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you how would you define ritual or what

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does ritual mean to you

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I mean ritual is a piece and a time that

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we can choose and have where we

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reconnect

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with the essence of who we are as we are

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relating to life

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um oftentimes we are caught

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in our to-do lists and which of course

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we have to do but on the other hand it’s

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like that aspect of doing a ritual and

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rituals have many domains that

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can just bring us back to ourselves

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through an essential aspect of who we

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are and also with some rituals like the

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one I’m going to do here today which is

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with connecting with water and having

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gratitude for its presence in our lives

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so ritual gives that sort of time and

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space where another Dynamic of dynamics

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of energy can occur and in a way like um

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what’s your reality for a moment like

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really just reconnected

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with essential aspects of who we are as

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human beings because the to-do list is

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not just who we are rituals connect

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connects us to elements and to the under

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unseen domains of life which

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appreciate

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as regards when we honor ourselves by

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doing you know by engaging with rituals

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questions

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and for me this the same I agree with

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you 100

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um I engage in rituals every day we all

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do whether we realize it or not but um

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when I do specific rituals for me in the

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training and the Mystery Schools

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I can reconnect to the sacredness

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of all things and it’s like it opens up

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it open up a different dimension almost

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in my being

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so I love I love too that marking time

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and space is really a it’s a matriarchal

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domain

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like transition itself just like in the

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women and The Feminine energy it’s like

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our monthly cycles and the cycles that

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we go through in pregnancy and the

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creation of life and it’s all tied in

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with the lunar cycles

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so I here we are on the eve of a full

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moon in the new lunar year

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of the rabbit

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and it’s interesting that the Oronoco

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flows Community we we use the nine star

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key an astrology system that you’re a

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master of Rex

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and have been studying for the last 40

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years but the nine star key is a is a

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marking of time through the celestial

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bodies correct

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yes it is

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um you know over the decades it has been

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my passion I have written you know quite

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a few books about it and

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um

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at this stage with whatever I’m

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observing in life and the challenges

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that women are having around their

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pregnancy

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and just also bringing up their children

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the

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nine star key especially with its

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connection to the child’s uh

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really creates a companion that is

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always there in

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in our lives as regards our giving us

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emotional support

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and of course this is all in my book

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your emotions and the Alchemy and of

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time but um yeah this is very much how

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it is and um

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and you know rituals are part of that to

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honor the elements and to honor

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ourselves so yes

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and it’s

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no coincidence that the nine star key

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uses nine different

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numbers or characteristics of child

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stars and is also just like the

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pregnancy the gestation period of nine

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full moon cycles

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I find that really interesting that the

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ornoko flows Community it really points

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to how all of our paths for all humans

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have been born from water

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and water embraced us for nine months

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in utero and it continues to support us

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with its presence

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so I I I’m excited that we have this

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full moon coming on February 5th and I

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I’m curious

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what is this

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um what is this month that we’re

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entering into according to the nine star

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key as well as this new lunar year

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I want to share a little bit about that

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um so the month

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on February the 5th that full moon

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opening the door to the eight Earth

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Charles Darman

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and

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the year because that begins in this

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calendar that begins on the 4th of

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February the year itself is a four wood

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Elementary

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um year so it’s the four wood goddess is

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a dominant energy for the year of 2023

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up until

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through to February 2024. and

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the forward goddess is very much about

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communication if

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it’s very much she carries an energy

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very much like the wind so The

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Messengers that the messages that come

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to us the

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um intuitive hints that we get

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to have a deeper receptivity to that

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this year will really create a

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um you know clearer guidance for us

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so it’s it’s really asking us to have a

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deeper listening to life and a deeper

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listening to what is really in our

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environment and our presence with it

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to me that that is like the bottom line

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I mean I I’m going to be writing blogs

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about these things about the four wood

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goddess here

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um in fact it’ll be something that will

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come out before you know

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um just before the in in the next few

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days before

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um

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it will come out for sure by the 4th of

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February so yes

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um

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New Beginnings new beginnings and it’s

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no coincidence either that this lunar

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year this four wood year is also

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symbolized

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by the rabbit the energy of the rabbit

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being and I love how you said this

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receptiveness to Inner tuition

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because that is you know the rapid

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itself takes leaps right the rabbit

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bounces from place to Hops and um

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it’s almost as if a leap of faith and

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this faith that comes from our inner

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wisdom

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and when you mention this wind element

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right of the of the wood this Air

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element it’s almost like listening to

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these messages these subtle messages

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that are coming from our subconscious

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that are buried deep within us and this

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is the year to really listen to listen

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to those and grab hold because if you do

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you will be rewarded not only by

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rewarded in abundance which is

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symbolized by the rabbit

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but rewarded in your soul

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right with meeting listening to what

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this is what the child star is all about

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and the reason why we link ourselves to

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the elements and astrologies because

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it’s tied to our soul

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something that’s invisible invisible to

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us for sure and definitely a mystery so

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here we are sitting in in the mystery on

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my YouTube channel no coincidence that

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we’re talking about mysterious things

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that are not seen by the by the naked

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eye but they’re felt

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and this is this is the perfect time now

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that you’ve shared with us

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about this year’s cycle ahead and also

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that we’re here in the winter season of

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water

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and I know you’ve prepared for us a

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beautiful ritual today

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for water and being grateful and having

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gratitude towards water so if you would

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you wish to set the space and we proceed

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with the water ritual

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show Cristiano I’m going to start it

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right now and

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just for the Sacred Water

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into this jug here

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thank you water thank you for your many

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blessings thank you for the sound that

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you bring and create in our life

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you give thanks to you water

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you’re there from the beginning of our

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life

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you’re there embracing us

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as we will and our mother’s belly

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coming into the world giving us support

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giving us nourishment

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and most essentially

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comforting us

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you are always a source of comfort to

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our life

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and you always bring a sense of

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sacredness that

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especially when we are receptive to you

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we need to apologize to use liquid water

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taking you for granted

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for abusing you with the pollution that

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we have poured into you

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we ask for your forgiveness

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of our stupidity and ignorance and

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dealing with you in this way

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as you have been our mother right at the

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beginning yes our mother was there but

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in that world of the elements you were

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the mothering quality that was

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distilling us that was blessing us and

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we give doubt for this

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we also give thanks for the capacity you

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have to purify things in our lives

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pouring you back and forth here the

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space in which I’m doing this is

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creating a level of purification in the

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room because you carry this capacity

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with who you are

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as an element and we are deeply grateful

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for this

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also water the whole area of

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blessing

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blessings

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the wrong our life

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with your presence

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an ancient Society

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water was the gift of blessings for the

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land with the plants to grow

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with the food to grow food

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you symbolize bless him

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you symbolize sacredness

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speak symbolized

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nourishment you symbolized healing

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to give thanks for your water we give

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thanks to you

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we ask

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that we can connect with you as a

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companion

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when we have a shower

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when we have a bath

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when we wash our hands

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heal you as a companion be feel you dear

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the friend being supportive rather than

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just some item of functionality in our

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life

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as you’re always blessing us

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healing us

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supporting us

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we give them

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empty water for all these blessings that

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you bring into our lives

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thank you

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thank you Rex I don’t know if you’ve

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noticed my voice has changed I hear it

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yes and that’s a little bit of the magic

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that we want to share with the people

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who are listening is that when you

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engage

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from a deeper place of your being

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just watching you pour the water

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just reminded me of when I stand in the

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shower and

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I can relate to the water washing over

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my body

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cleansing my soul

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cleansing maybe the impurities that have

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come into my space during the day or

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interactions that have caused turbulence

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with others

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it’s so magical that we can return to

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this resource

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that we have

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it’s not only even if you don’t have the

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water is in US

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our bodies are made mostly of water

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and so it’s funny I feel this almost

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like a buoyancy

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okay right now in the space where I’m

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just kind of floating a little bit in

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the water

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so thank you I just wanted to say thank

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you

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thank you Christian

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and I I just want to invite those who

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are listening and they want to they want

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to learn more about engaging with

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elements and rituals and about the

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Oronoco flows Community we have a

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wonderful Facebook group or a note goes

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Orinoco flows Community I’ll place it

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right here

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um on the video below so you can see

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that and you can join us we also have a

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presence online

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through my website balanced body CST

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I’ll place the the tag up here as well

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so if you want to see a little bit more

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about who we are and what we’re engaging

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in

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to support ushering in the next

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Generations of life here on this planet

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and how we can support women in a more

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conscious way and an awareness that’s

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tied to our

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our beans

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who we really are so thank you everyone

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for listening until we meet again in the

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future

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thank you Cristiano

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thank you water

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