Core Order of Ritual Breakdown: Calling for 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 we continue our discussion by talking about Calling for the Blessing.
We have given our offerings to the Kindred and taken an omen, and as we build our reciprocal relationships, it’s now time for us to receive gifts in return. Calling for the Blessings is the first of 3 steps involved with the “Return Flow” or Waters of Life portion of our ritual. In this step, we request from the Kindreds that they send blessings to us, and express when and how to convey them upon us. Most often in our rituals, we use a beverage of some form, known as the Waters of Life, to share the blessings.
We have given our gifts freely,
As was done by our ancestors,
and in return a gift is given.
We call to the Kindred and ask
That your pour your blessings into our cups
So that we may drink deep from their gifts.
Mighty Kindreds, we ask you to guide us with your blessings!