On this Harvest moon we gathered at the beach to cast our Divine feminine circle. In rhythmic harmony with Mother Ocean and the fog horn, Anne Turley blew the conch and Kellie Morlock read the invocation as we Moon Mothers connected to All.
We honored Annette with our blessing song, circle energy and birthday wishes. In reciprocation she gave each of us red roses.
Autumn is here and the nights are growing longer. Now is the time to turn toward home. To prepare for this season we dedicated our ceremony to the Roman Goddess Vesta, Goddess of the hearth, heart of the home. We recognized life’s simple abundance and gave credence to creating a warm cozy home.
When one embodies the spirit of Vesta, she joyfully creates a sacred space where her clan will find solace and be nurtured by her flame, food and words of wisdom.
On this night we did not pass our communal talking stick, instead we cast our individual sticks in to the fire after speaking words of wisdom. A few of the women sang songs, one lead us in an ancient chant, some read poems, the Lords Prayer and the Prayer of Serenity was recited, and some women just spoke from the heart. As each woman shared her voice I could feel Vesta’s spirit envelop our circle .
Here is some the words of wisdom shared by the women in our circle.
Expect a Miracle
Prayer to Vesta for a miracle of healing in our lives and for the planet.
Goddess, blaze forth the miracle of your Golden White Flame now.
I call for a healing miracle in my heart, and in my being wherever healing is needed.
Goddess, blaze forth the miracle of your Golden Flame now.
Expand and saturate within me the wonders
of Your brilliant Flame to purify every cell, atom and electron of my being.
I ask the Golden White Flame to purify all levels of my being and restore me to my Divine Blueprint of Perfection.
O Golden Flame, flood the Earth, Her people and all Her kingdoms with oceans of oceans of Golden White Fire until every particle of Life is restored to Divine Perfection.
May Peace, Love and Light be spread throughout the Earth!
And so it is. Blessed be. By Dragon Crone Amy Sullivan
When you come to the edge of all that you know, You must believe one of two things:
There will be earth to stand on or You will be given wings to fly.
~ Christina Baldwin
Love yourself and love others
“Sometimes the most important thing in the whole day
is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
There is vitality, a life force, an energy,
a quickening that is translated
through you into action.
And because there is only one you in all time,
this expression is unique.
And if you block it, it will never exist through
any other medium…the world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine
how good it is, nor how valuable,
nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours
clearly and directly;
to keep the channel open.
Martha Graham, Dance To The Piper
Charie, lead us in the beautiful African song, Guide my Feet. She also captured these images of our circle.
The prayers, chant and songs are better heard, than read. For that reason I am not including them in this post. although, early in the ceremony I was able to inconspicuously capture a short video of Kellie singing Into the Mystic. Here’s a link. Song
We closed our circle by the light of Mother Moon and joyfully cleared the space we had inhabited, leaving no visible trace of our ceremony.
The next full moon ceremony will be a Crone ceremony at the Sacred Coastal Canyon.