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A typical Sacred Goddess Ceremony would begin with sequences of rituals to create sacred space. Then the participants would bring in their unique vibrations through chanting and speaking what each carry on their hearts. Next would be the sharing/teaching related to the ceremony’s intention. Then the rituals for releasing, transformation, healing, and empowering would be performed. Once completing the ceremony’s intention, the circle lovingly releases all unseen forces that came to assist the sacred work and support the safety of the container. Below is brief description of common components and order of a Sacred Goddess Ceremony: Welcoming is the time for the women to settle in and cover any logistics. Smudging and Centering The aura of each woman is bathed with either the smoke of burning herbs, the gentle spray of scented water, the vibration of bells or drums, or fanned with a leaf or flower. This ritual is a clearing and centering for everyone to be present in the moment. The Prayer of Protection includes drawing down the Divine Golden light to surround the circle and create a vortex of protective energy to support Sacred work. Invocation of Directions entails calling forth the supportive attributes and energies of the four directions and The Divine of the five points of the pentagram (East, South, West, North and Center/Spirit) into the circle. Performed to welcome, honor and acknowledge the valuable wisdom and powers of nature and the Divine unseen energies. Introduction Ritual is to express an acknowledgment of one’s spirit aspect. Each woman states her name and lights a candle to bring their bright spirits into the circle. Speak a version of the Charge of Goddess especially at the Eight Sabbats and Full Moon gatherings to remember what the Goddess/Divine Feminine asks of us, no more - no less. Declare Intention for the gathering with a statement of focus and purpose. A “Check-in” makes space for each woman to speak what is on her mind and heart. Consider this a dialog with Spirit/Goddess while the circle lovingly witnesses the conversation before them. The sharing can include concerns, worries, celebrations, etc., and then comes to completion with an affirmation or declaration. Share Teachings of Her Stories this can be a poem, story telling, or a sharing of her mysteries aligned with the ceremony’s intention. This creates space to ponder, reflect and awaken the Goddess within. *Releasing Rituals allows for letting go of what no longer serves; shedding the old to make way for the new. Most releasing rituals would include using the power of an element while speaking what is ready to be released. Fire – flame for transmuting, Water - wash away, Air - call in winds of change, Earth – bury in the soil to transform. *Gratitude prayer is the acknowledgment of Spirit’s assistance to support looking deep within to discover inner truth.

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