Monday, October 5, 2009
My Full Moon Ritual
Images are powerful..think of the stained glass windows in church...the music..the incense...all aids to worship. The full moon stirs me to worship and I borrow from the pagan ritual of purging during a full moon. Couldn't hurt to let go of vexings.
I place a bowl of water outside to remain out all night to symbolically absorb the light of the moon. Add a drop of lavendar oil to mist mist my home.
On the night of a full moon I go outside and bring my regrets, sorrows, icky feelings ..I've written them down.. then I burn them away with a candle under God's light given to us to light the night.
God gives all light. He is the light. I give to God my regrets,sorrows,and bad feelings...things I know are holding me back. The full moon is a reminder that He has given us light for darkness. I think these negative thoughts are darkness to me...so I illuminate them under the fullest of light...then release them into the light......I then ask God to help me live a better life.
The Church has adapted pagan things for centuries...why can't I?
Oh, a few times I gathered with friends to howl at the full moon..now that was just plain fun.
I truly am a gypsy at heart.