Saturday, January 10, 2009

blessings for baby/small child ***

A Triad of Heart, Female Energies & Male Energies. What a joy bringing a new life into this world Use this triad of candles to bless the new baby with abounding love, nurturing, guidance and strength.
BLESSING: I bless this baby to be filled with my unending love. From the center of my heart, I nurture, guide and teach this child and wish the best upon this new innocent soul.

kitchen blessing ***

Kitchen Blessing
Blessed be this kitchen
Of air, fire, water , and earth
Be warmed by the sacred light of the sun and moon.
May all that is created here
My means both magick and mundane
bring nourishment,healing, and sustenance
And cause harm to none..
With love ane peace and joy and magick
Be know and always filled.
The love is sealed.

happiness spell ***

Happiness Spell
What You'll Need:
Three orange candles
Marjoram and lavender
Instructions:Light the candles on your altar. Focus on the elements of your life that bring you stress, and visualize them fading away and leaving only peace and happiness in your heart. Repeat the words below several times while sprinkling the herbs around the candles.
Happiness and joy come into my life,Away with the stress, anger, and strife.I am happy, I am free,No more negativity
Say out loud all the things that make you happy, no matter how small or silly. Repeat the words below again. Let the candles burn out on their own, and leave the herbs on your altar for 1 week.
This spell can be done anytime, but during a full moon would make it more potent

bed-time prayers ***

Sleep Prayer (from Practical Celtic Magic)
Noble Brigit,Who didst by Danu's laws
Stand by the steads of those
Who sought thine aid in days of old,
Subtly stretch thine arms, oh Goddess Bright
Across this humble placeWherein I rest my head
That I may seek slumber
Knowing all full well
That they who wish me harm may not approachBeing warded by thy shield.

Child's Bedtime Prayer
Mother of all things, watch over me tonight,
Hold me in your arms, until the morning light.
Blessed be the mother , by all her many names.
May she bless my family and friends.
May she bless the animals of the world,
and all people everywhere.


Earth-Focused Prayers

The earth is big and fat and round,
I love the sky, the sea and the ground,
I love the birds and dogs and sheep,
and all the animals that fall asleep,
I love the flowers and rocks and trees,
I love the earth, and it loves me.

child's sleep protection spell ***

Sleep Protection Spell
Oh great Goddess,My Mother,My light,
please protect my childas he/she sleeps through the night...give him/her dreams that are good and so sweetand fill him/her with love from his/her head to his/her feet...Blessed Be!
seal the bedtime blessing with three kisses to the child's forehead;
one for the maiden, one for the mother, and one for the crone.

casting a circle

Just like anything else on the pagan path, casting a circle is very individualized. Some prefer an in depth ritual. I tend to visualize my self protected by a white light - from both inside and out - that is connected to the universe. In this way I feel that I am always protected by my circle.
Here is a very simple way to cast a circle, but again can be personalized. For instance the wording or "chant" can be completely written by you...some tend to use each element....air=breath, fire=spirit, water=blood, earth=body. This is basically calling on nature or goddes to protect you.

Close your eyes, and imagine a tiny light in the center of your heart chakra. The light is pure white and every time you exhale it grows larger and larger until it fills the space (above and below like a real sphere) of your designated circle. When you have finished filling your sphere, recite the following:
Yea, This Ground Of Mortal Clay Nigh Raise the Gates To Windows Fae

Use either your RIGHT index finger, a wand or the tip of an athame blade, to define the area around your circle and bind the energy within. This action also bars any unwanted entities from entering the circle while you are working. Always begin and end at the eastern most point of the circle (the direction of the rising sun) and also make sure to travel in a Deosil direction (clockwise).
Once your circle is securely in place, carry on with any additional ritual workings you have planned. When you have completed your ritual session, simply re-define the circle, once again beginning with the east, but this time move in a Widdershins (counter-clockwise) direction.
This closes the circle and allows the remaining un-used energy to disperse. Make sure to Ground and Center yourself after you have closed the circle.