My Women's Lodge designated yours truly to call in the directions each month. It's been many many circles now, and it's due time for me to share with all of you a little part of my spiritual practices. This is what I will be toting with me to my Red Tent Temple, to my monthly Women's Lodge, and to each of the Sacred Season Holy-days to create sacred space, align my energies with great spirit, and to honor the plants that are my treasured allies.
Earth honoring traditions the world over have always included aspects like these in their rites; ways to mark the time out of time, to consecrate sacred space, and to bring each attendants energies into calm focus.
Incantation comes with a Sacred Smudge blend with local herbs and ancient resins. an Annointing Oil with Rue, Vervain, Birch, and other magical herbs, A Divining Elixir of enchanted herbs, and a loose blend of herbs: Offering - to be sprinkled in gratitude for all that Earth brings to us.
My Directions prayer comes with it, after many requests from my inner circles to "write something down!". It's a simple, easy to read acknowledgement to each of the seven sacred directions that anyone can use as is, or as a starting point for their own personal variation.
And of course...... a free delicious lip balm!