Autumn Equinox Ceremony
Make a nice space for yourself. Tidy up your sacred space, make some tea. Get some paper and a pen or pencil. Light a candle and some incense. Take a few deep breaths and let go. Sit up nice and tall, let any stress fall away.
Call in your guides, guardian angels, Great Spirit/Creator/God/Goddess/Infinite Intelligence.
Think back upon the summer months: What has your experience been? Who are the characters in your Divine play? What have you learned? What pains and sorrows have come and what lessons dis they bring? Re-capitulate the gifts, the harvest of summer. Write them down.
Anchor in the lessons learned and cut from the plants that you are ready to let go. You may say aloud that you bless and release such and such or so and so. You may want to burn or bury that which you are letting go of. You may want to keep a list of that which you are keeping for the Winter. A list, a collage, a drawing can represent the harvest, the bounty that will nourish you throughout the winter. Keep only that which adds to your strength. Let go that which weakens, be it thoughts or otherwise.
Thank the powers that you have called in. You may ask for their continued guidance and protection.
Autumn blessings to you! Beth
Lineage Holder and Initiator on the Priestess Path
Beth Leone is the creator of the Priestess Path and the Summer of Shamanism. She is a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and the first female master in her martial lineage. She has been trained by masters and grand masters in the healing arts, the martial arts and Taoist cultivation arts and offers programs to empower women and men to be leaders of blessings on this earth. You may see her programs at http://bethleone.net