Thursday, November 30, 2017

Simple thanks Ritual - Earth

   I would like to share with everybody today, a ritual I have been practicing for many years. This is done to appease spirits, demons/gods, dead loved ones, bring positive energy into one's home - all natural and good-mannered reasons. Of course, this can bring in much positive energy, and demonstrates your gratefulness for whom your honoring or making peace with. If you like spending an hour or two outside, crafting your own bouquet, this is for you. I would not like to confuse this with a binding ritual, because this uses a different subject and concept all together.
    This ritual is in fact a ritual of Earth, and Sun energy - which I signify as some of the most powerful forms (as the Sun is powerful nuclear energy, that gives life to all alive beings). Usually what I do, I spend on average an hour collecting flowers, grass, sticks, leaves, ect. This could be anything whose energy calls out to you, and/or something personal in your memories. Collect what you believe is up to your standards, and make it into an all natural bouquet. You can do this by tying the bottoms of the plants together with dying, yet still alive grass stalks. Just make sure, that you peel off the hard outside casing, and tie or twist up the stems at least two inches.
   After you are all done with your creation, you could: burn it to signify new beginnings or a fresh start, leave it on a grave for respect, bury it to rid of negative energies and old ties, hang and dry it in your room/house/personal area to give out soothing energy, even placing it on an alter for thanks - the possibilities are endless.
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   "The basis and foundation of all the elements is the Earth. The Earth is the object; subject and receptacle of all celestial rays and influences and in it are the seeds of all things. It is made fruitful by the other elements and the heavens, and brings forth all things of itself. It is the first fountain from whence all things spring; it is the centre, foundation and mother of all things.
Earth is the element of stability, foundations and of the body. The Earth is the realm of wisdom, knowledge, strength, growth and prosperity. It is also the physical Earth on which we live and the very heart of life. It is essential in spells and rituals of prosperity, business, fertility and stability. Earth is a feminine element and governs stone and knot magic.
The Earth can be viewed as our mother, with its fertile and nurturing farmland, providing all Earth's creatures with nourishment and shelter. The earth takes on qualities of the other elements, whether it is the dry, dusty and hot aspects of Fire and Air, as is found in deserts. Or the moist and fluid aspects of Water, in swamps, marshlands and fens. In its physical manifestations, such as stones, rocks, crystals and gems, the element of Earth represents the densest of the elements.
The Earth is the womb from which all things spring, pressing your hand against fresh soil, you can feel its vitality, stability and earthiness. In its fertile soil, we've grown the food that provides life, on its surface we live out our lives, and when the time to return to the Goddess and God comes, we are interred in the earth.
We couldn't exist in this form without the Earth. But our planet is simply a manifestation of this element on the physical plane, each of the elements exist in the astral planes as pure energy. This Earth energy not only exists within ourselves but also throughout the universe at large."
From <http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_elements/earth.asp>

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