Request Dogoda’s help to neutralize highly charged situations. Now is the time to Forgive.
As we enter summer, it is a time to tend to play and have fun, while you still keep a watchful eye on your crops as they grow. It is also important time fertilize and cleanse your hopes and dreams.
Much of what was previously known about Old Slavic religious practices (pre–966 AD) came to us in bits and scraps via the early writings of the Roman, Greeks, and Arabs. From these old documents, together with current research and the Internet, it is possible to piece together the significance of these legends, songs, proverbs, and exorcism practices.[i]
To ensure their survival, it was common practice among Old Slavic shamans to offer sacrifices to the harsh nature spirits. One practice produced thick clouds of smoke to drive off evil weather spirits, and there were rituals performed in honor of the Big Dipper to mark changes in seasons. While Dogoda was not considered a major god in these shamans’ history books, he was the only directional wind they anthropomorphized, expressing the qualities of love and compassion. His appearance ensured that the corn would grow and the mating season was in full bloom.
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When the predicated belief of the people is that everything in the world is infused with God, and God infuses everything with It’s unique spirit, it makes sense that the countryside of Poland is dotted with sacred landmarks. The Polanies pray at Crossroad shrines, holy wells, the wooden groves at the base of giant boulders, and at cairns for direct contact with the divine. The Slavonic tribes of the field worshipped Mother Earth, Matka Syra Ziemia. Trees, rocks, and animals were considered older than mankind, far wiser, and were consulted for aid and advice.[iii]
Tradition is the bedrock of the Polish people. Ritual preparations leading up to an event are key.When Dogoda blows from the east, sacred memories are being stirred in the depths of your subconscious, in order to shift your beliefs. Loyalty to time-tested strategies will help you navigate change.Click To Tweet Examine the signs and omens that cross your path. Although the loss of an idea, a loved one, a job, or a life pattern may leave you feeling sad and disappointed, take heart in the knowledge that Dogoda’s breath will warm your cracks and crevices with the winds of compassion. Remain true to your rituals and ceremonies.
If you are prone to seeing the world in black and white, Dogoda reminds you to take note of the various shades of gray that are also aspects of your life. Clear your mind by discarding old ideas. Dogoda may manifest as strong words from a loving friend, reminding you to stay present with your current course. This is a time to energize sacred practices and let go of preconceived notions and expectations.