Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Daisy with her wings & a special New Year Ritual for you
Yes, I am 50 now... overnight! do I feel any different? no. I thought I would wake up wise. I thought I may have woken up with the answer to my path... but no, I am still the same as yesterday.... maybe I am wise....anyhow, on with the rest of my life..... wherever it may take me.
I simply must tell you what happened this morning.. I went for an early morning walk to be with myself and as I was sitting putting my shoes on, a bird started to sing. It was such a sweet sound and the little bird sounded happy and joyful. I looked up into my ancient apple tree and there was the english blackbird... the very same one I am sure that came to me the day Daisy died. I sat and watched the bird for a few minutes and he sang his heart out... yes, Daisy was with me.. and she did have her wings on! it made me happy but kind of bittersweet... knowing that she is with me in spirit is wonderful, but oh, how I want to give her a hug in real life.
the portal to faery land is open! there are still a few email addresses that I need, so if you said you wanted to join in and haven't received the invite... please email me..
New Year's Ritual: Sweep, Smudge and blessing Jar (by Cindi)
Sweep your main living area, entryway, or porch, to sweep out the old and allow the new to enter. Smudge around the room using a sweetgrass or sage smudging bundle and feather. Say prayers of your own choosing, in each of the four directions, east, west, north and south:
East represents "illuminocity", giving individuals the ability to see all that is around them from a spiritual perspective. West represents the inner heart and soul. North represents knowledge, wisdom and purification of the heart, mind and soul. South represents the physical self.
Say a prayer of thanksgiving, and ask your spirit guides for safety, security and direction for the coming year.
Make a blessing jar...
Into a vase, jar or bottle (which symbolizes protection) put
a small bag of soil (for abundance), a coin (for prosperity), a fabric bag of salt (for purification), a crystal (for vision), an arrowhead (for guidance), a tiny fabric bag of herbs (for grounding), a left over candle (for focus), a cross (for balance), a feather (for freedom), a clipping of hair from each family member (for unity), an old key (for opportunity), a small mirror (for truth), a piece of red paper (for memory), a small fabric bag of raw rice (for fertility), a ring (for love), a runestone (for communication), a shell (for choices), a small fabric bag of loose tea (for awareness), a small paper folded fan (for healing), a rubber band (for flexibility), a letter that contains this list and what you hope to accomplish this year, sealed inside an envelope (for happiness)
You need not have everything on this list, select what is important to you.
Seal the jar with the lid, or cover the bottle or vase with a piece of fabric and a rubberband or string. Place your blessing jar either just inside or outside your front door until next New Years Eve...
Feel free to share this, the more blessing jars, smudging and rituals performed around the world the stronger the positive energy is for all...