A Bath & Candle Ritual for Renewal

May 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm (Ritual) (, , , )

By my will this space is sacred.

I create a time outside of all times,

and a place outside of all places,

a place of security and serenity.

I light this candle,

and it is the eternal light of creation;

in this glow,

may I be renewed.

As I submerge my body,

may blessings and calm wash over me,

as ocean waters wash over the sands.

When this ritual is ended,

the sacred shall go with me.

As is my will,

So mote it be.

 

-7/17/12

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A Consecration for Tools

May 10, 2013 at 11:00 am (Ritual) (, , , )

Elements of Air,

Tower of Knowledge,

Power of Intuition,

I ask you to cleanse and consecrate.

 

Elements of Fire,

Force of Will,

Power of Creation,

I ask you to cleanse and consecrate.

 

Elements of Water,

Healing River,

Power of Mystery,

I ask you to cleanse and consecrate.

 

Elements of Earth,

Eternal Strength,

Power of Life,

I ask you to cleanse and consecrate.

 

By the Elements be cleansed.

By my Will be consecrated.

By the Blessings of the Divine,

So mote it be.

 

 

-7/15/12

 

*Additional items (nonessential)

Dish of sea salt, candle, lighter/matches, incense, dish of rain/spring water

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Beltane Ritual

May 6, 2012 at 9:00 am (Ritual) (, )

“Hand to hand we cast the circle,”
Clasp the hand to the left.
“In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.”
Continue around the circle. As each person clasps the hand to the left:
“In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.”

“We consecrate this circle of power to the Goddess and God.
Here may they manifest and bless their children.
This is a time that is not a time,
In a place that is not a place,
On a day that is not a day.
We come now to celebrate Beltane!
We stand before the veil of mysteries.
May the Lord and Lady help and protect us on our magical journey.” Read the rest of this entry »

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On The Importance of Devotionals – Part One – Morning

January 10, 2012 at 3:07 am (Divine, Ritual) (, , , )

How do you start your day? Is it grumbling that you don’t want to leave your warm comfortable bed? Is is full of groggy stumbling until you have that first cup (or pot) of coffee? Does it include any affirmation of your faith and beliefs? Maybe a thankfullness for getting up to experience another day?

I wake up groggy, and I usually don’t want to leave the sanctuary of warmth that are my covers and snuggly puppy. If I could figure out how my alarm clock would be a coffee IV. But my morning also includes a daily devotional. Before I get out of bed, once my eyes can stay open, I center myself and say a little something.

Right now it’s this:

Womb of darkness,
Glimmer of the dawn,
I arise from your embrace.
-Caitlyn Matthews, Celtic Devotional 

Why?

Because I feel starting out the day with a connection to the Divine is just as important as that first cup of coffee, the morning shower, or putting your left sock on first. It establishes a pattern, a ritual and a connection. By starting my day with this little devotional, I tie all of my morning rituals up into a spiritual act.

The devotional I am using right now is not the devotional I always use, or what I will be using once February hits. I like to change them up from time to time. There is a reason behind this too.

It helps wake me up. If I have to think about the words, my mind is more engaged in the devotional itself. This is a fairly simple devotional, and one that took me about a week to memorize. By the time January wraps up it will be too easy for sleepy me to phone it in. And that defeats the purpose.

If you are living your spiritual path every day, why not add a little morning devotional to your mundane morning rituals?

Next Up:

  • The Importance of Devotionals – Part Two – Evening
  • Sample Devotionals

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Litha 2011 Ritual

June 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm (Ritual) (, , , , , , )

Circle Casting, High Priestess:

“Hand to hand we cast the circle,”
The priestess walks to the next person in the circle and takes the hand to her left.
“In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.”
They continue around the circle, walking to the next person and as each person clasps the hand to their left they say:
“In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.”

High Priestess, raising her hands, still linked, group follows:
“We consecrate this circle of power to the Goddess and God.
Here may they manifest and bless their children.
This is a time that is not a time,
In a place that is not a place,
On a day that is not a day.
We come now to celebrate Litha!
We stand before the veil of mysteries.
May the Lord and Lady help and protect us on our magical journey.”
Unlink hands.

All face South, South Caller:
“Elements of Fire,
Force of will,
Power of creation.
We call you to witness our rites and guard this circle.”

All face West, West Caller:
“Elements of Water,
Healing river,
Power of mystery.
We call you to witness our rites and guard this circle.”

All face North, North Caller:
“Elements of Earth,
Eternal strength,
Power of life.
We call you to witness our rites and guard this circle.” Read the rest of this entry »

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