Self-Care Ritual

Here is the ritual I promised to post from Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle. Our discussion topic for the night was self-care.

CONNECTING TO THE DIVINE RITUAL

ANOINTING WITH OIL—David Taliesin

(Protection oil— 7-9 drops of Hyssop Essential Oil, 1/4 cup olive oil)

May the Great Spirit protect you from all harm
So that you may grow strong in body, mind and spirit.
So mote it be!

CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Eck (frankincense smudge)

Dark spirits fly away, so only peace and love remain.

CALLING THE QUARTERS—David Taliesin

Guardians and Ancestors of the East, Spirits of Air,
Lend us your creative, mysterious, intuitive power tonight.
We seek to be healed in body, mind and spirit.
Help us to achieve this goal. Hail and welcome!

Guardians and Ancestors of the South, Spirits of Fire,
Lend us your decisive, wise, transformative power tonight.
We seek to be healed in body, mind and spirit.
Help us to achieve this goal. Hail and welcome!

Guardians and Ancestors of the West, Spirits of Water,
Lend us your compassionate, loving, calming power tonight.
We seek to be healed in body, mind and spirit.
Help us to achieve this goal. Hail and welcome!

Guardians and Ancestors of the North, Spirits of Earth,
Lend us your grounding, strengthening, nourishing power tonight.
We seek to be healed in body, mind and spirit.
Help us to achieve this goal. Hail and welcome!

Great Mystery, who is known to us by many names,
Who surrounds us and is also within us,
Lend us your Divine Wisdom tonight.
We seek to be healed in body, mind and spirit.
Help us to achieve this goal. Hail and welcome!

HEALING SACHETS—cloth, ribbon, herbs

(We made sachets to strengthen our goals for self-care. Then we empowered them by raising energy in the circle and directing it to them.)

BLESSING FOR SACHETS AND CLOSING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin

Great Mystery, who is known to us by many names,
Bless the sachets we have created tonight.
May their energies help to heal our bodies, minds and sprits.
May they remind us that the earth has many treasures
To bless and enhance our lives.

We also thank you for your presence in our circle tonight.
Continue to show us the things we need to do
To become the whole and healed people
You desire us to be.

Help us to reach our fullest potential
As agents of transformation and change in our world.
We are honored to be on this magical journey with you!
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 grounding, strengthening, nourishing power
That flows through our lives.
We are blessed to have you as our companions
On this magical journey!
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 compassionate, loving, calming power
That flows through our lives.
We are blessed to have you as our companions
On this magical journey!
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 decisive, wise, transformative power
That flows through our lives.
We are blessed to have you as our companions
On this magical journey!
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 creative, mysterious, intuitive power
That flows through our lives.
We are blessed to have you as our companions
On this magical journey!
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 by 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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