Connecting to the Divine Ritual

CONNECTING TO THE DIVINE RITUAL

CASTING THE CIRCLE—Protection Prayer

The Light of the Divine surrounds us
The Love of the Divine enfolds us
The Power of the Divine protects us
The Presence of the Divine watches over us
Wherever we are, the Divine is. All is well.

CALLING THE QUARTERS—David Taliesin

Guardians and Ancestors of the East, Spirits of Air,
We place this incense before you as an offering of thanks.
We are honored by your presence in our circle tonight.

May this incense remind us that the Great Spirit
Blows through our lives in ways we cannot always comprehend.
The Divine is mysterious, intuitive, creative
And whispers to us in the shadows.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians and Ancestors of the South, Spirits of Fire,
We place this red candle before you as an offering of thanks.
We are honored by your presence in our circle tonight.

May this candle remind us that the Ancient One
Illumines our lives with knowledge and truth.
The Divine is wise discernment and decisive action,
Empowering us to fight for what is just and good.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians and Ancestors of the West, Spirits of Water,
We place this chalice before you as an offering of thanks.
We are honored by your presence in our circle tonight.

May this chalice remind us that the Holy Well
Fills us with vitality and desire.
The Divine is passionate and compassionate,
An ever-flowing stream and love and empathy.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians and Ancestors of the North, Spirits of Earth,
We place this seedling before you as an offering of thanks.
We are honored by your presence in our circle tonight.

May this seedling remind us that Mother Earth
Provides us with all that sustains our lives.
The Divine is security, prosperity, health and home.
Hail and welcome!

Divine Presence, Great Spirit, Ancient One,
Holy Well, Mother Earth,
We are honored by your presence in our circle tonight.
You speak to our hearts and minds
In ways that are both hidden and revealed.

Speaks to us tonight as we seek
To draw closer to you!
Hail and welcome!

DIVINE INTENTION SHEET—David Taliesin (see Spirituality Chart posts for the materials you need to take the test)

Place an X on the sheet where you tested on the Spirituality Type Chart. Think about which of the Elemental Spirits you feel most drawn to and which one you know the least about. Mark a symbolic journey in the page regarding the direction you would like to grow in the coming month. Add concrete steps to help you accomplish this goal.

BLESSING FOR GROWTH GOALS AND CLOSING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin

Divine Presence, Great Spirit, Ancient One,
Holy Well, Mother Earth,
Bless and empower the goals we have set tonight.

Give us the resources we need to accomplish them.
Move in our lives in ways that help us to discover
The many ways you manifest the Holy in our lives.
In this spring season where everything is turning green
We ask you to help us nurture these goals
So that, one day, they my grow into mighty trees.
Blessed be!

Thank you for your presence in our circle tonight.
Stay if you will, go if you must.
We bid you farewell!

Guardians and Ancestors of the North, Spirits of Earth,
Thank you for your sustaining and grounding presence
In our lives and in our circle tonight.
Stay if you will, go if you must.
We bid you farewell!

Guardians and Ancestors of the West, Spirits of Water,
Thank you for your passionate and caring presence
In our lives and in our circle tonight.
Stay if you will, go if you must.
We bid you farewell!

Guardians and Ancestors of the South, Spirits of Fire,
Thank you for your discerning and empowering presence
In our lives and in our circle tonight.
Stay if you will, go if you must.
We bid you farewell!

Guardians and Ancestors of the East, Spirits of Air,
Thank you for your intuitive and creative presence
In our lives and in our circle tonight.
Stay if you will, go if you must.
We bid you farewell!

The circle is open but never unbroken
Because it is a circle woven in love.
Whatever energy is left in this space
We return to the earth with a spirit of gratitude.
Merry meet and merry part, and merry meet again.

Copyright ©2017 David Taliesin, http://www.sabbatsandsabbaths.com

About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/davidtaliesinauthor
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