Core Order of Ritual Breakdown: Affirming the Blessings
The Core Order of Ritual is something that I utilize regularly in my practice, so I feel like it's important to dive into that ritual structure a little bit and share my understanding of each part, as well as giving an example of what that part of the ritual might look like. Today finish our work with the Waters of Life by Affirming the Blessing.
In the previous two steps, we called to the Kindreds and asked them to send their blessings to us, and hallowed the waters into something sacred. Now is the time for us to confirm that we’ve accepted the blessings the Kindreds have given to us, and integrate those blessings into our beings. In a group ritual, confirming the blessings may involve the celebrant asking participants if they accept the blessings being offered and hoping for an affirmative message in response. The blessings are then integrated by either consuming them, or taking them into yourself in some way, whether physically ingesting them, or taking the time to spiritually and mentally accept those gifts into themselves.
We pass the waters,
From the Kindreds to us,
From us to our community,
Gifts given and gifts received.
Drink in these blessings.
Let them flow through you
And into your life.