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Invitation to the Four Sisters

Last Friday I had another amazing experience at the park featuring the KL Line.  Let me tell you a bit of background before we get into the story.  I’ve been coming to this park for almost two years.  Sometimes to just read, walk around, study nature, do some birdwatching or, on occasion, do tarot readings and do some dowsing.  Off to the side is a particular shelter house I go to when I just want to sit at a table, have lunch and either work or let the world go by.

Lately, over the past two or three weeks, I was beginning to notice the minute I started doing any kind of activities involving energy work I seemed to attract park workers and visitors.  Several times I would enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet, decide to get my cards and then, wah-lah, the park crew shows up with a mower, a weed-eater or a trashbag to pick up the trash in the shelterhouse.  Park visitors would walk by, children from the small playground a decent space away would somehow “wander over.”  Was I starting to glow a bit TOO brightly?  What was going on?  One day I even did an experiment where I purposefully “summoned” park maintenance by opening my tarot deck.  After that I decided I needed to find “someplace” to do my work in the park that was not so much in the public eye.

This particular visit I was hunkering down in the shade of the shelter house and getting away from the oppressive heat wave as best I could.  I was working on a project.

As stated earlier, my first forays into this realm involved spirit contact and channeling.  When I first started dowsing, it was with a pendulum and a letterboard.  Using my knowledge up to that point, I was very curious with what I would get.  I was not disappointed but as I worked with the pendulum, I was dissatisfied with the slowness of the process and the letterboard.  First the pendulum had to recover from swinging towards one letter and then gain momentum to swing to the next.  After beginning work with L-Rods this Spring I realized they were much faster and so, for the past several months, I’ve been thinking of how to use the dowsing rods in the same way but also make it portable.

I hit on an idea and it was those supplies I had spread out in front of me at my picnic table.  I was delighted to see the heat had driven everyone indoors, even the park workers.  I had just begun the initial test run when the wind picked up.  I arranged my papers, weighted a few down and started again.  The wind blew again.  I stopped and the wind died down.  I tried again and the wind blew as if on cue. I stopped.  The wind disappeared.  I took a deep breath, began again and this time it blew so hard that the L-rods were useless.  I sensed something was playing with me so I stopped what I was trying to do.  Sure enough, the wind stopped.

“Are you trying to get my attention?” I asked whatever it was and my dowsing rods crossed into the “Yes” position.  Are you a wind spirit?  No.  Are you a spirit?  Yes.  Are you a local spirit?  Yes.

Through a series of yes/no questions I dowsed that “Whatever It Was” was wanting to show me something and that I should follow where it pointed.  I packed up my things and with a single L-Rod in my hand instructed, “Lead on, MacDuff.”

The rods pointed southward and toward a line of pine trees.  I began strolling that way and watching the L-rod for any deviation.  It was straight on.  I walked about another 50 yards and I saw it was now pointing to a maple tree left standing in the long row of pines.  The maple was tucked up near the park fence and its canopy connected to other trees that were on private property.  And it was no ordinary maple tree! Though not large it was a four trunked tree.  I’d seen many two and an occasional three trunked one but to see a healthy four trunked maple tree was something I had not seen before.  The area was shaded, level and looked wonderfully peaceful.  I used the single L-rod for yes/no questions.  Moving to the left meant “no” and to the right meant, “yes.”

“Are you trying to show me something here?”  Yes.  “Are you wanting me to see this place?” YES!   Finally getting to the area and seeing that it was a small depression in the ground I realized that between that,  the screen of small pines and the thicker trees on the private property, I was nearly invisible here!  It was shaded, cooler and large enough for me to walk around.  It also gave me a wonderful view of the Eastern sky.  “Did you lead me here so I could do work here?”  Yes.

I was then hit with the sense of happiness and peacefulness.  I felt like I had been given, yet again, a special gift.   I gave thanks and began dowsing for more information.  The area was filled with a strong female energy which was coming, mainly, from the four trunked maple tree.   I asked if any of the trunks were male at all and was given a “no.”

“So, you’re four sisters?” and my rod literally spun around in my hand!

I also noticed there were small grey feathers around the place.  Throughout the visit I found six, five from one species and one from another.  I collected them and gave thanks for their owners sacrifice.

“Are you the spirit that blew the wind.” No.  “It was someone/something else?” Yes.  “Are you connected to it?” Yes.  “Was it a human spirit?” No.  I asked several more questions and got negative answers.  I was actually starting to get stumped and then, like most riddles, it popped into my head.

“Was it the Genius Loci, the spirit of the Place?”  Yes.  “The spirit of the park?” YES!  It felt like confetti was thrown and, literally, a summer breeze rolled over me.  It’s really hard to describe the level of connection that occurs when these things begin to fall into place.  Of course, I had that moment of “Oh, so this is what going mad is like!” but because of that level of connection I really didn’t care.  As I like to joke, “Going mad feels pretty damn good!”

I spent the rest of my time there simply finding a powerful spot to sit and taking in the energy.  I had been given a spot to work.  I was elated and honored.   I left a small pile of tobacco there.

Now, if the heat would just let up I could actually enjoy it.

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Marking the KL Ley Line

Earlier this week I braved the heat and the mosquitoes to head back out to the KL Line and the KL Node.  I was on a mission, eating my lunch in the car, parking in the shade, leaping out of the car and dashing into the woods with a quick application of bug spray, my GPS and my rods.  My goal?  To get a series of solid GPS readings so as to get a solid fix on the KL line and how it went through the park.

I was thwarted at the node spot as the mosquitoes battered through my flimsy defense of bug spray.  In the few minutes I was there after battering through underbrush, I picked up about four bites.  Fun times.  I was there long enough to note my crystal was still there, the crow feather I had left was battered up badly and to get a solid fix on the angle of the line.  Luckily, I was a quick hand with the GPS and I literally ran to get out of the woods since the bloodsuckers had found their way past my eyeglasses!  I really have not seen a swarm like that in some time but was assured by the rods they were just mosquitoes doing what mosquitoes do best.  Ah, Nature!

Over the course of the next thirty minutes, I walked through the park and guerilla dowsed the line and points along it.  The bonus?  Unlike myself, the mosquitoes knew better then to go out into the blazing hot sun!  Once on the line I would record the point with the GPS and move onward.  I would purposefully move off the line and then attempt to find it again with the rods.  When it was found, another quick click with the GPS marked it’s position.  The line took me through areas which were closed so I had to guestimate as I went.  I never assumed the line was a straight line through the park but, in the end, that’s exactly where it was.  Moving in a zig-zag through the park,  I got my first big surprise.

In the early days of the park, a city park official had build a small place for a bonfire near the center of a large physical bowl in the earth.  The fire pit was encircled by small stones.  Realizing that may not be the best of plans, the fire pit was covered over and larger limestone blocks were laid in to mark, yes, a circle of flat rectangular blocks.  In the past few years the circle had been left to overgrow.

Of course, the line went right up to the circle though not through it.  I checked this several times from different angles but the KL Line ran just to the western edge of the circle before heading on to the south and out of the park.  Unfortunately, the park was busy even with the heat and I did not feel comfortable dowsing the stones.  A project for another time!

The questions that came to me on this – Was this an odd coincidence?  Did the placers of the original fire pit somehow subconsciously sense it was a good place for their fire circle?  The same with the stones?  Or, did the large depression in the ground which created a kind of amphitheatre effect make for a good spot for a fire and a circle?  Was the line simply following a cave system evidenced by the depression being a minor sink hole?   More questions then I could answer in the time and conditions I had.

Back at home the second surprise surfaced.

I wanted to expand the line on Google Maps.  I began by using the line I was able to draw with the GPS points.  Google Maps or Earth does not let you make a line and then move the line as one unit.  You have to move one end point or another and doing this causes the line to move and the angle you’ve originally drawn to be lost.  Scaling out and getting the precise angle over a larger area of land is nearly impossible and immensely frustrating.   Using the experience of laying an extended straight edge from my artist days, here is what I did.

Using the original line created by the GPS points, I started another line of a different color so it matched the angle over one half of the existing line.  The other half that extended should, by all theory, be along the same angle.  Once done I had a slightly larger line and placed yet another line of another color over it’s last third and extended it outwards again.  Constant zooming in and out was required but, in the end, after several more line additions and a few cups of tea, I got a line that came as close as possible to matching the correct angle and which ran throughout the state.

That is, of course, on the theory the KL Line continues on a straight track.

To the North, I’ve not taken the line much past Indianapolis though, interestingly, it does come close to the center circle of the city, missing the mark by less than a mile.  Given the distance I mark that up as a “close call.”  IF the line continues in a straight track, it looks to go up towards Fort Wayne and then into Michigan.  I’ll build it further and see where it ends up.

The second and larger surprise, however, occurred as I stretched the line southward.  Down near the Ohio River, on the southern border of the state, exists a large ancient structure and village called Angel Mounds, a location known to be inhabited by the Middle Mississippian culture somewhere around 1100 AD.  (Whose to say what was there before they got there?)  When I  first saw the angle of the KL Line I saw it was close to lining up to Angel Mounds but after earlier experiments with it on Google Maps, I decided it went down “that way” but did not, in fact line up with anything.

You can probably see this coming.  As I lay my straight line down in smaller segments and continuing it across the state I discovered I had been completely wrong.  The KL Line went directly into the settlement area of Angel Mounds and, by Google Maps, missed the main mound by around 500 feet.  This has, as you might have imagined, played with my head a little bit.  The predominant thought I have now is “What did I stumble across here?”

Rationally, I’m willing to say that my subconscious was able to give me a line on the ground that it knew would “magically” line up with Angel Mounds which, of course, I already knew the location of.  However, if this is true, this shines a light on the utter power of the subconscious mind!  Even more so when we consider I found this initial KL Node on a lark!  Regardless, I choose to believe I’ve found an honest to goodness ley line and will proceed forward in trying to mark it’s exact location.  I’ll also start investigating what, if anything, can be done with it!

It would appear the adventure continues!


Retreating to the Line

I’m not sure why I thought it was a good idea to take my lunch break yesterday, wander over to the nearby park and check out the power node I found there last year.  Maybe it was the crow feather lying on the path in front of me as I took our puppy on its morning walk.  Or, perhaps, it was the house wren sitting on a branch six feet from my head and looking at me during that same walk?  See previous posts as to how these birds fit into things.  Maybe it was just that feeling in my gut saying I needed to go?  The question of “why?” comes up only when you consider the fact it’s brutally sunny and 92 degrees outside.  Add that to the fact I was wearing dress slacks and a work shirt and you truly have the thoughts of an insane individual.

However, I’m not one to ignore gut hunches.  So, off I went!  Speaking of gut hunches, I’m a little leery to talk about this power node’s particular location even though it’s located in a public park.  To be honest, I’m not sure why.  I think, initially, it comes from wanting the location to not be tampered with.  Perhaps in the future I’ll be willing to give it’s absolute location but, for now, I’m following that intuition.

To be clear, this is not the spot where Grandmother Tulip is located.  To delineate from the others, I’ll simply call it the K1 Node.  The ley line that runs through it I am now calling the KL Line.

After parking, I headed off to the path but discovered something that brought me up short.  Mosquitoes.  I paused briefly to double check some things with my dowsing rods and I was swarmed.  I started moving forward again and further down the path tried again.  No luck.  This time they were worse and doing their best to come at me from all angles.  I double checked with the rods.  Were the mosquitoes acting as a barrier to me?  No.  Were they just being mosquitoes?  Yes.  Would it be possible to return tomorrow or the next day?  Yes.  So, with no repellent handy, I beat a hasty retreat.  Checking quickly at my car I came up empty for any spray.  I was at a standstill.

I decided to drive elsewhere in the park and finish up my time in the shade of a shelter house.  I stopped at one which actually sits close to the KL Line as it came out of the woods and ran southward.  I figured if I couldn’t work around the node, I’d work around the line which runs through it.  After eating a quick lunch, I was able to dowse the line in between avoiding the occasional park-goer.    I marked two quick spots which would help me elongate the line’s angle on Google maps with a bit more accuracy.  I then retreated back into the shade for a round of questions.

The line itself was now dowsing at an 8 on a scale of 1 – 10.  Previously, in the Fall and Spring, it had been around a 7.  After asking about the difference, I was informed it was stronger in the Summer.

Here are other details I dowsed:

  • The line dowsed for male, female and neutral energy.
  • It was powered by solar energy.
  • The energy on the line was beneficial.
  • It could be used for Communication.  I asked “between humans” and received a “yes.”  However, I also asked about the Spirit Realm or Otherworld and received a stronger “yes.”  The only other category that gave a slight response was Healing.
  • It’s associated color on the spectrum was Yellow.  This surprised me since with a higher power line I expected a color like blue, indigo or violet.  However, with it’s connection to solar energy it does make sense.
  • It went straight for some distance and there were several “sacred places” along the line.  The nearest place still within our county was  to the South but not accessible to the public.  (I’ll have to check Google Earth on this one but understandingly, the sacred place may not be a physical building.  Maybe some more map dowsing?)
  • Interestingly, I asked if anyone had known or utilized the line and the answer was a “maybe.”  The rods started to cross but would not.  I broke my question down and was told that one other person has known of the line in the past but that no one has ever intentionally utilized the line’s energy.

The last series of questions slowed me to a stop so I took a break to mull over the information.  As I sat, meditating on the question, I had a flash of inspiration.  I had the thought of drawing a tarot card which would signify the energy of the line.  Having my cards with my, I spread them on the table and decided to let the dowsing rods pick a card which best represented the line.  The card?

The Lovers.

What a fascinating draw!  So many different possibilities from this card!  I’ve sat with this for some time and think I have gleaned an answer.  I believe this is talking about the interconnectedness of the male and female energies within the line as well as the connection of that energy to the world around it.  The KL line is about passion, about connection and, from the previous dowsing, communication and communion.  Two separate energies working together in a perfect union.

And, really, I think that only scratches the surface.  Does something else possibly come to you, the reader? I’d love to hear it!

Shortly after drawing the card and sitting with it, I was overheated and I was also out of time.   I still feel the gut urge to return to the K1 node itself and a quick check with the rods confirmed this.  With storms moving in today, I’ll have to wait and see how things go.