Lovers this has been a long-time coming. Some time ago, during a Blood Moon in 2016, I was feeling a really strong pull towards the Moon, as a lot of us I think were around that time. A pull to our roots, to our nature, to our ancestors, to our magic. Then, during a particularly strong moon, I got my period. I felt connected, completely. Blood, water, earth and air, ancestry and fire. They were all there. I sat down in front of my laptop, and wrote a prayer. I put it away. On another Full Moon I was pulled toward my prayer and I started drawing. And so on and so forth, for the past couple of years, when I bleed to the Full Moon, when She has called for me, I have replied by working on this prayer. I believe it is a spell in the making, a work of art to connect us to our bodies, to connect us to nature. It is a Bleeder’s prayer, but it is not only for bleeders. It is for the Bodies that miss Themselves. That feel disconnected. It is a call back home from the soil. Today, March 1st 2018, there is another Full Moon and I now offer this prayer to you, finally, to speak to you. It is not only about blood but about belief, identity, and our own godliness. I hope you find yourself somewhere in there. If you feel inspired by it, read below for a call to bleeder stories and art.
I wish the energy of the Full Moon may remind you of your humanity in any way that allows you to be compassionate with yourself and those around you tonight. Let us offer all our pain, all our sorrows, to the Esoil, that in this day and age is so filled with blood. Let us remember the Cycle, surrender to it, and in Faith, offer our healing to it as well. Let us cry for those that have died deaths in blood, and breathe in our own lives, with the knowing that they are free from the Earth’s troubles now.
A Blood Prayer to the Full Moon, but also to You, brother, sister, sibling, who remains alive in a bloody life.
(((Full Prayer BELOW)))
I heard a song about a girl named Lucy
Maybe that’s who’s listening now
I can feel the moon pulling at me
It’s willowing in the loins of the Earth,
under my belly.
It used to whisper “womanhood” now I’m not sure what it says
but I know it’s magic
And it is a miracle that they tell me not to talk about.
“It is innapropriate” they say,
to speak about the blood
that connects me to the water
of creation itself
A Shunned Miracle,
A Stolen Secret,
A Raging Storm.
I only speak to the ones that understand.
I was praying to the moon
and your name came up
with the twinkling of the stars
told only by moonlight
Of a girl
In the sky with diamonds
she too bleeds
she bleeds stardust
the ashes that create us
My body prayed to the full moon and she prayed back
in aches and groans
I mirrored the moon
and she mirrored back
In spells and Blood
I am shedding a past that was also a future
it is all of time
and it is everywhere
Pouring out of me
And into the earth
Into its grave
into the soil
to feed and give life
And once a month my shadow whispers my name
as I get on my knees
And howl to the moons
And it chants secrets to me in my dreams
Of all those women
with the same stories
all of fire. earth. water. blood.
The stories we wrote about
the girls we fell in love with
and the boys who broke our hearts
the stories about the perfect creatures we wanted to be,
and the tragically imperfect beings we found we were.
Imperfect, but magical. Bleeding. Alive.
This is not for those that do not hear it
but for us who can’t ignore it.
This is not for those who face the ocean
thinking they would come out alive
but for those that surrendered to it,
drowning our fears and baptizing our selves with salt water
In the name of Life.
For those reborn once a month.
For those who believe in the magic. Our magic.
Were I to ever forget
the moon is there reminding,
the cycle demanding
a blood sacrifice monthly.
And i remain always
its loving servant
If you’re an artist and were inspired by this and wish to be a part of an exposition that features these type of vibes in 2019, write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Looking for bleeder stories of ALL bodies, special invite to trans bodies and other-abled bodies.