Self Blessing

(Taken from Margot Adler’s Drawing Down the Moon)

This ritual is intended to bring the individual into closer contact with the Divine, and may be used as either a minor dedication or exorcism. The new moon is an ideal to perform this ritual. The materials for the ritual include: salt (.25 tsp), wine (1 oz.), water (.5 oz), candle.

To begin, sprinkle the salt on the floor and stand on it. Light the candle, and let the warmth be absorbed into your body. Mix the water into the wine, meditating on your reasons for doing the ritual.

Bless me, Mother, for I am Your child.

(Dip the fingers of the right hand into the water-wine mixture and anoint the eyes) Blessed be my eyes that I may see your path.

(Anoint the nose) Blessed be my nose, that I may breathe your essence.

(Anoint the mouth) Blessed be my mouth that I may speak of you.

(Anoint the breast) Blessed be my breast, that I may be faithful in my work.

(Anoint the loins) Blessed be my loins, which bring forth the life of men and women as you have brought forth all creation.

(Anoint the feet) Blessed be my feet, that I may walk in your ways.

Meditate for a while after completing the ritual.



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