I actually did my ritual around 1am last night/this morning. We had gone to a state park and rented a cabin for the weekend and there was a little lake there, so I went down and sat on the pier with my legs dangling in the water. I said a quiet ritual and actually got pretty emotional but it was beautiful in the night with the stars so bright and plentiful. I hope everyone has as beautiful a night.
since i have to get up at 5am each morning, i did my 'ritual' earlier this evening. i took my soon-to-be-toddler (i can see crawling in our very near future) to the back yard with a bottle of water i collected at the end of last months ritual, and using my prayer beads i chanted once for each bead. somewhere in the middle, i had the urge to walk to our little veggie garden and all around the back yard while chanting. the baby and i ended up by the small outdoor alter we have in he 'root nook' of our big maple tree and poured the water over the altar. new water was collected and all our energy and love put into it. that bottle will sit in the kitchen (my favorite room of the house and the one i do most of my everyday magick) with the prayer beads until the next new moon, and every time i see it, more energy and love will be put into that bottle of water.
My days have been all messed up because of last weekends holiday....and I thought tomorrow was the New Moon....so when I realized that it was today.....I wasn't really prepared and I thought about skipping it...because I had planned on going down to the beach to do my ritual....and I couldn't go today. But instead....something just came to me.....the right vessel came to me and I went outside in my own yard....under the New Moon, with it filled up with water. I didn't feel like I had any good energy to share....but I said that I loved her, and that I wished for her to heal.....and I promised her that I would do better next New Moon. I stood under the Moon.....closed my eyes.....with my fingers running through the water.....when I was done.....I am the one who felt healed. It was amazing. And by the way.....I am new to this and this was my first ritual. Amazing and Magical.
I also posted about it on my blog to help spread the word.
Last night I did a banishing ritual under the dark moon, and I can honestly say I felt cleansed to my core. Tonight I plan to work on positive energy as I connect with the rest of you tonight under the new moon.
I posted about what I did on my blog... in short, I just tried to resonate health with the oceans... finding the parts of me that are healthy, identifying with the parts of the ocean that are healthy, and sending that memory to the Gulf to do its highest possible good...http://pathofthemoondaughter.blogspot.com/2010/07/meet-at-water.html
thanks so much for keeping this alive..... I left a little something for you at my blog. thank you again for all the blessings you give to my as well as others.