A Self Blessing Ceremony


From: The women's spirituality book by Diane Stein


Have your alter set up......as simple as a candle,a feather,a wine glass of
salt water and a crystal.......or whatever you'd like.....

In traditional witchcraft the oldest and most sacred of alters is the living
and vibrant female body.....and honoring that body is a ritual of the new
moon..........these are acts that connect the woman to ALL women and the
be-ing of the goddess and the moon and the earth......

On the night of the new moon prepare a lovely bath..strewn with
herbs.....wearing a necklace that pleases her ,symbol of the circle of life
(pentacle) she enters the bath to relax completely...washing away the
mundane world......

Emerging from the sacred pool she takes time to dry herself slowly...paying
attention to the beauty of every part of her.....If her hair is ling she
leaves it loose..lets it flow freely and she does not dress........

The woman stands before her alter and lights the white candle.....there is
no other light in the room......she lights incense.....rose is
preferable....

She sprinkles salt water on the objects on the alter and says "I bless this
alter and dedicate it to the goddess;
( You can add spec. name of deities or
not...) Let it have power for goodness and to do my will tonight on the new
moon and in all the nights to come......"

Once the alter is consecrated....she casts a protective circle.......( also
on this you can call or not call specific deities or elementals if you
desire....)
Standing on a salt sprinkled floor....the woman wets her fingers with a few
drops of salt water from her alter chalice and touches them to the top of
her head..visualizing her crown chakra in clear bright violet light....
"bless me mother, who is your child"
Wetting fingers again.....( do this for each chakra)
touch your third eye chakra....color indigo....
"Bless my minds eyes so that i may think of you and see you clearly"
Touch throat chakra....sky blue color......
"Bless my throat that i may speak well and speak of you"
Touch heart chakra....color green...
"Bless my heart that it will be open to your essence"
Touch your naval chakra with salted water.....bright yellow in color....
"Bless this center of my energy, that i am centered in your earth"
Then she touches between her belly button and pubis....her ovaries and womb
area...Orange colored chakra......
"Bless my womb that creates children, new ideas in your name"
Then she touches her root chakra....pubis area.. red energy chakra..
"Bless my vagina, gateway of life and pleasure, sipapu of emergence...the
labyrinth"

Now you can either stop or go on and complete the ritual...
go on to your hands and feet or the senses....."bless my eyes so that i may
see you"........."bless my hands so they may fashion works in your
name"....." bless my lips that i may speak of you " ...."bless my feet that
i may walk in your path"
....etc...

To complete.....say "Bless me mother, who is part of you"
and take a sip from the chalice.....
Meditate on these things....then..........when you feel calm and relaxed and
very VERY good........open your circle , thank the deities and
elements....blow out the candle saying " So mote it be" to seal the
ritual......Place your hands on the floor and let the excess energy drain
back into the earth......saying "Thank you" and end the ritual with "Blessed
Be"
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