offers the corn meal and dry oatmeal to the unlit Fire: Earth Mother! We build our fire on Your bosom, reclaiming this place as our own. Bíodh sé amhlaidh! (bee shay ow lee) So be it!
lights the fire, as people join in singing:
Earth Mother, we honor your body
Earth Mother, we honor your bones
Earth Mother, we sing to your spirit
Earth Mother, we sing to your stones
(repeat as necessary)
DECLARATION OF PURPOSE
: All flows in cycles. The end is just a reawakening of the beginning. Life is reincarnated. Energy is never destroyed – it simply changes form, and nothing ever remains without change in the tides of Earth, Sea, and Sky. Know and remember that whatsoever rises must also set, and whatsoever sets must also rise.
As the phoenix rises again out of the ashes, so does the sun’s light die, only to be reborn again. At this time of the Spring Equinox, may we remember and embrace these cycles in our own lives, letting this moment die, only to be born anew into the next.
As the ancients did before us, so we do now, and so our descendants may do in the future. We are come into the Grove to worship as they did, to offer to the Ancestors; to offer to the King and Queen of the Sidhe clans and all the Nature Spirits; and to offer to the beloved Shining Ones.
: This is the time of the Spring Equinox, the festival of the greening of the earth, when the hours of night and day stand in equilibrium. Let us look within to discover the balance that lies within us all.
This is a time for renewal, when we reaffirm our commitment to those things that are important to us and revitalize our journey towards our goals. It’s a time to play and to let go of the darkness of winter and welcome the light of spring into our hearts.
As life on earth peeps out after a long winter hibernation and plant life flourishes, so too may we thrive and prosper in all that we do.
: So let us join together as one folk to make our offerings in joy and reverence: Bíodh sé amhlaidh! (bee shay ow lee) So be it!
Bíodh sé amhlaidh! (bee shay ow lee) So be it!
We now ask for inspiration for our Rite.