Mabon Ritual

Today was a big day for me. I have practiced on my own for the majority of life by myself or with a few good friends.Tonight I let a ritual for 10 of us. which doesn’t seem like a huge number but it is much bigger then 1 or 2 and seems much larger than even 4.  At any rate it is new territory and I was excited and nervous.

All and all I was pleased. I think others were pleased too.  It was an interesting lesson for me in writing a group ritual. Not that I wrote it all myself mind you. Like many pagans I borrowed some words from here and some from there. and then added a lot of my own. What made this time different is the challenge of taking was it so personal for me and making accessible for others. From the details of addressing the deities to large picture of will this be as meaningful to some one else.

If you read my post on the magic in words and secret names you will know that I address a Deity based on my relationship with that Deity and basically by the name they introduced themselves to me as. Now just because I know them by this name doesn’t mean that others do. So different phrases were washed of names but I think they were still meaningful.

I thought the ritual itself was very beautiful. we sang we danced we laughed. I will share part of it with you now and part tomorrow as I am very tired now.

Mabon/ Autumn Equinox Ritual

Today we gather to reflect and celebrate. We celebrate the harvest both physical and unseen, and we reflect on how we got here. We reflect on our accomplishments of the year and those people who helped us achieve them. We celebrate the turning of the wheel from summer to autumn. We celebrate this moment in time where time stands still and all is in balance.
And as we sand in this moment, It is time to acknowledge all we have to be thankful for.
Pleas lets take hands.
Lets go around and each person list 3 blessings in your life  that you are thankful for

Thank you so much for sharing so much of you, We all have so much to be thankful for!

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the sun in the sky
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the clouds so high

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the whispering wind
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the birds in spring

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the moonlit night
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the starts so bright

Thanks a lot
Thanks for the wonder in me
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the way I feel.

Thanks for the animals thanks for the land
Thanks for the people everywhere
Thanks a lot
Thanks for all I’ve got
Thanks for all I’ve got.

As we have shared with each other let us share our gratitude with the Goddess and God. L has special flying papers. Often we use these to ask for a wish but today we are not asking for anything. Simply being grateful for all we’ve got. Tonight instead of a wish please write a thank you note to the Goddess and God and let it fly.

Mabon, The equinox. This is the time of the fullness of the harvest begun at Lughnasadh. Once again day and night are equal. As nature ebbs and flows and always returns to balance so do we. We pass out of the season of the sun, with long days and much to be done, to the dark half of the year. We feel the shift as the God prepares to leave his physical body and begin the great adventure into the unseen, toward renewal and rebirth of the Goddess. Nature declines, draws back its bounty, reading for winter and its time of rest. The Goddess nodes in the weakening Sun, thought fire burns with in her womb. She feels the presence of the God, even as he wanes. Before we to enter this quite time, this time for introspection let us first gather together and celebrate in the bounty of the harvest!

photo credit: Mammaoca2008 via photopin cc

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