FallFling 2010 Ritual

Dragon Hills
by Mattie
Saluting our Gods/esses, Family, and Ourselves

"Sacred Fire, the light that burns brightly in our souls, bringer of warmth to our hearths, flames of life and destruction, lend us your strength. Come and join us this night."

"Sacred Earth, Giver of life, mother of us, bless us with your presence, bring us your grace. Come and join us this night."

"Sacred Water, rushing rivers, water that moves mountains, oceans of deep, quencher of thirsts, we ask you to offer us introspection. Come and join us this night."

"Sacred Air, life we breathe, conjurer of storms, in the murmurs of your winds bring the knowledge to us of our ancestors. Come and join us this night."

"The Circle is cast
We have stepped into a place
Where time does not exist,
Where the worlds come together,
A place where birth delivers death
Where night runs into day
And where joy and sorrow
Come together as one
In a time that is not a time
In a place that is not a place
On a day that is not a day
We stand at the threshold
Before the veil of mysteries
May the Ancient Ones help and protect us
On our magical journey."

"Today we come together to salute our gods/goddesses, ancestors, family, and most importantly ourselves. We give our thanks and our love to send out and bring back three fold.

(circle answers back Hear Hear!)

"I salute you the holy powers of my people!

(circle answers back with a HEAR HEAR!)

"We do not come to you on our Knees but standing proud, tall, and freely.
Hear Hear!"

(circle answers back with a Hear hear!)

"As our gods, goddesses, and ancestors speak to our souls may we grow in wisdom and truth and may our spirit grow stronger!
Hear Hear!"

(circle answers with a HEAR HEAR!)

"May our feet walk the way of our noble ancestors as we continue on our journey!
Hear Hear!"

(circle answers with a HEAR HEAR!)

"Let us now come together for a moment of sharing of water."

(Water sharing-have 4 chalices of water, swirled after circle is cast and swirled again after energies used. Quarters will come in and get chalices, pass clockwise from their quarter to the next, while HPS reads:)

"Water is the lifeblood of the earth. And the Moon and Sun play the water of the earth as our heart courses the blood in our own veins. The earth's rivers and streams are her arteries and veins; her seas and oceans the womb from which new creation is made. The clouds and rain are the breath of the earth, which brings refreshed and renewed life."

"We of the Faerie Faith share of water to celebrate our unity with the living earth. As the Chalice is passed to you, please call out a salute or a toast to a loved one, ancestor, or a friend who has already passed on to the summerlands. They are and always will be connected to ourselves and to the earth."

(Once everyone has had a chance at a toast...finish with the water sharing.)

"Share of my water and know that as the rain it is the bringer of life.

Share of my water, and know that as the oceans and seas it is the womb of life.

Share of my water, and know that as the clouds it is the seeker, the traveler with a mission.

I share of the water, and may all know that as the streams and rivers, it is the shapechanger, the destroyer of old, and at the same time, through change, the creatrix of new.

Knowing well that water is the essence of life, we have shared and become one, and now as one, we offer our lives to She who is the Mother of all life, in service and in love."

(HPS pours some water on the ground.)

"As a family we have gathered to share with the elements; earth, water, fire and air. From this circle of mystery we now depart To live our lives in our mother's heart."