Sunset Campout 2016 Opening Ceremony

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Annually, on the Friday at 12noon of Sunset Campout, we gather as a community to kick things off with Opening Ceremony. We do this to bring everyone together to reunite, connect with the elements, and to reinforce the importance of awareness to the environment. Opening Ceremony is designed to remind us of our duty to care for and protect the earth, and to ignite and empower our spirits to shine bright.

Opening Ceremony performed by: Shaman Durek, Living Fae (Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth), Anna Scott, Lois Langevin-King, Ursula Young, Bali Cloutman, Alexandra Sargent, Galen, Solar & Crew with special guest Danny Goldberg on the Gong.

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Ceremony Words by Melanie Dawn

Start with taking three deep breaths to ground, center and connect with the elements.

Breath 1….

Breath 2….

Breath 3….

Everyone face the East,  feel your feet firmly planted in the ground. Stretch your arms way up in the air and take a deep breath in, hold it and vibrate the sound  “AUM”.

Calling forth the Spirit Animals of the Mountains and Air, powers of knowledge, wisdom and imagination.

I bring the blessings of the Air.

Let the wind lift you up, into the sky.

Fly amongst the clouds, climb mountains high.

Tell your story, share wisdom from travels afar.

Live your dream and shoot for the stars!

Everyone turn to face the South, put your hands on your Belly and take a deep breath in and vibrate the sound of the belly “VAM”.

Calling forth the Phoenix of the Fire. Rise up, powers of creativity, passion and desire.

I bring the blessings of the Fire.

Transform yourself and spark the flame.

Celebrate life, be wild, untamed.

Dance! Be free! Explore your passions.

Then unleash it, in the wildest fashion!

Turn and face the West with your hands on your Heart. Take a deep breath in, and vibrate the sound “YAM”

Calling forth the Mother Goddess of the Water elementals to vibrate the powers of unconditional love, appreciation and intuition.

I bring the blessings of the Water.

Listen closely to the rushing, Feather River flow.

Feel the love that we’ve come to know.

Be drenched in its joy, and appreciation for you.

Then follow your heart, in all that you do!

Turn and face the North with hands facing down towards the Earth. Take a deep breath, and vibrate the sound “LAM”.

Calling forth the Faeries and elementals of Earth. Powers of prosperity, sustainability, and nature magic.

I bring the blessings of the Earth.

See nature’s beauty, connect with its grounding support.

Hear the drumming of her big beating heart.

Protect it, with your best intention.

And show you care deeply, for nature’s perfections.

Put your hands in prayer position with your thumbs and forefingers touching your breast bone. Take a deep breath in and vibrate the sound “OM.”

We are Living Fae. Calling forth Spirit divine, knowledge of higher consciousness, ecstasy and bliss.

Spread your wings, and shine your light.

Love flows through you, all day and night.

Dance among the moonbeams, feel the sun’s rays.

Then follow your Will, and lead the Way.

 

Faerie Bali’s Blessing for Earth…

The earth is good to me

And so I thank the earth

For giving me the things I need

The sun and the rain and the apple seeds

The earth is good to me!

And So It Is!

Words (c)2016 Faerie Art Enterprises.

Photos (c)2016 Sunset Sound System Inc.

Photos taken by Robin Russel & Karl Doyle.

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HARVEST MOON: Super Moon Lunar Eclipse ~ Sunday September 27th

It’s the Harvest Moon this evening, and its a beautiful Blood Moon in Aires at that. This is the 4th and final eclipse in the lunar tetrad. That’s four total eclipses of the moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart.

The moon rises at 7pm PST and the lunar eclipse goes from 7:11 to 8:23pm.

Mystic Mamma tells us, “It’s all energy. We’re swimming in energetic streams. We are connected to the movements of the cosmos and are all woven together in this intricate and multidimensional tapestry that is Life. There is a lot of charge in the air which could be wiping some of us out! Energy has been building toward this BLOODMOON~ LUNAR ECLIPSE in Aries, which is the final of the “rare” tetrad configuration that will culminate on September 27th.

Passions will be stirring so we must take deep breaths, connect with the grounding energy of the Earth, and bring patience and love to our interactions/relationships. We can transmute the fire and rise to see a new dawn with an open and accepting heart.”

As you observe the full moon tonight see yourself releasing old, negative energy patterns so you can create space to bring in new lessons and growth. Surrender and allow for a transformation to let go of behavior patterns that may have caused you to react to life with anger. In those moments you felt alone, awaken and realize you are not. Allow yourself to move into a place of cooperation and balance with those around you. You will transmuting your lower powers into your highest power.

What are your triggers for anger? Acknowledge. Embrace. Love. Release. Transform.

Living Fae will be honoring the sacred energies of this time with our Sunset Family and Friends at the Season Closer at Stafford Lake. May the Harvest Moon bestow many blessings upon you. Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫

 

How to Celebrate Fall ~ Autumn Equinox

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It’s that time year, when summer has ended, the leaves are changing color and falling, and day and night are once again in balance. Autumn equinox is upon us. If you are in the southern hemisphere it’s your spring, where you plant the seeds for something new. But here in the North Hemisphere we celebrate the blessings of fall.

This time of year is all about balance, the astrological sign of Libra.  Use this season as way to restore balance in your life. Look to the areas of your life that seem out balance and do the work necessary to bring them to. Focus on an activity that helps to restore balance like yoga, and if you don’t already do it on a regular basis, spend some time meditating. Meditation will not only help you to restore balance in your inner and outer world, but it’s a good way to nurture and care for your deepest inner most part of yourself. The more you nurture your inner light, the more prepared you are for the darker days that lie ahead.

Celebrate the blessings of fall. Celebrate the areas of your life that are already in balance. Celebrate your inner harvest.

Honor the god/goddess in you. Light a candle, fill your home with the scents of the season like pumpkin lattes, nutmeg, cinnamon, and spiced apples. Then make a list of all the achievements and experiences that you have had or felt during the past few seasons.  This is a way of restoring gratitude in your life, because you will realize all you have done and how you lived through all your challenges during the past months. When you appreciate them its makes it easier for any unbalanced areas to come into balance.

Happy Wonderful Autumn Equinox.

Love, Light and Faerie Dust *¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸¸.

Melanie Dawn

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Steps To Create a Sacred Ritual

Every Summer Solstice Living Fae and a small group of close friends and family come together to celebrate the season and perform a beautiful ritual designed to honor Mother Earth, Divine Source and all the spirits and energies that guide us.

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As light workers it’s a time for us to display our gratitude for the path we walk and a time to bless our dreams, wishes and manifestations for the year. We hold the ritual in Carmel Valley, CA along the Carmel River the weekend on or around Summer Solstice. It’s a very beautiful magical location and you can’t help but feel how blessed it is with faerie energy when you are there.

For 2013 we are holding our celebration Friday, June 21 – Monday, June 24th. Sunday, June 23rd is the largest and closest Super Moon of the year. A very powerful Solstice indeed!

392711_10151000033050065_1050492348_nWe started performing the ritual over 12 years ago. Over time its evolved into they way we celebrate it today, and every year we have one magical experience happen after another. There have been so many beautiful moments and shared magical experiences during this celebration. The type of things that always remind and affirm to us that magic really is happening before our eyes. We’ve found the ritual to really amplify the energy of our manifestations and there is a deep compelling feeling within us for the need to honor it on an annual basis. It really is a sacred experience for us, and is likely the most sacred experience we have throughout the year. It’s for this reason that we’ve kept it to be a private event.

annebioAs we continue to walk our daily spiritual path as incarnate faeries, and spread our light and love, we are now choosing to share more of this experience with you so that you to can bring it into your life if it’s something you feel drawn to. For now, we keep the event private, but we will share as much of the experience on LivingFae.com as we can until there comes a time when we are guided to take the actual event more public.

If you are interested in performing a similar ritual to what we do, here are the steps to follow. You will need to build a sacred fire and attendees should be wearing white.

  • On or around Summer Solstice, construct an altar that is a representation of your spiritual path. Adorn it with items that symbolize something to you. Be sure to include all the elements ~ Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Spirit. If it helps choose a theme for your altar for inspiration and design and build from there. We have a tendency to honor the Goddess and Faeries on our Summer Solstice altar.
  • We also like to decorate the sacred fire with a circle of logs we adorn with local wild flowers. We beautify all parts of the ritual as way to enhance the experience and bring about magical consciousness. This even includes ourselves and what we choose to wear.
  • Next create a Pachamama ritual offering. Place it in front of the altar and perform the initial part of your blessing there. You can find instructions on the Pachamama Ritual Offering here. The offering should be contained in white tissue paper.Sacred Ritual Offering
  • Build a sacred fire. Put herbs in your fire, and if you have ashes from previous rituals put them in your fire before you start it.
    Let the fire burn out so that you have only hot embers. You will be placing your offering on the fire but be sure to complete the next steps before you to do.
  • When you only have hot embers and no fire the ritual is ready to start. It’s time to wrap the offering. Just before you wrap of the offering pour Florida Water on the herbs. Use a good amount so that it soaks through all the herbs.
  • Now you can wrap the tissue paper up with a ribbon or twine. Place 3 coca leaves on top. The 3 coca leaves and Florida water are very important ingredients, do not leave out either of them.
  • You should have 5 people available to perform the ritual. One for each of the quarter calls and one for Spirit. The individual standing as Spirit (in between East and North) will be the one placing the offering on the embers. If you don’t have 5 people you can still perform the ritual, you will just need to improvise your quarter calls.
  • If you have more than 5 in your group, have those individuals stand in the circle with those announcing the quarter calls or just behind forming an outer circle. This is assuming your sacred fire is in the middle of the circle. If you can, give each person there a part in the ritual. It aids in the collective consciousness of the group.36879_1512631341515_1406356695_1352482_6529905_n
  • Ground yourself and call the quarters. We write our own quarter calls and recommend you write your own. We choose to perform our ritual deosil over windershins.
  • Once you have called all 4 quarters and Spirit, and recited your blessing, place the offering on the hot embers.
  • Now you simply wait with anticipation. If the offering bursts into flames it means it has been received. If it just smolders and does not, it means it was not received. We have found that the Goddess will sometimes accept it immediately and other times she has chosen to make us wait. It seems to depend on how willing she is to accept our offering as well as to how big our manifestations and requests are. She expects us to take our vows and work seriously so the bigger the request the longer it seems to take.
  • Once the offering has been accepted its time to celebrate.
  • If the offering just smolders it means your offering was not accepted. You may want to rethink your request as it may need more detail or you might want to take a deeper look into how connected your wish is with your true hearts desire.

We hope you have a very magical Summer Solstice. If you have any questions about the ritual, altar, quarter calls or need any type of advice to design your own ritual, please feel free to comment here or email us at LivingFae@FaerieArts.com. Love, light and faerie dust,✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Altar by Living Fae ~ Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth

Altar by Living Fae ~ Melanie Dawn & Anne Elizabeth

How to Perform Ritual for Mother Earth on Summer Solstice

It’s that time of year. May you blessed with the magic of the summer season.

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The Pachamama, Mother Earth, offering is a collection of natural substances representing that which we want to purify and manifest in our lives. Pachamama loves everything from herbs and flowers, to crystals, coins, and shells. As long as it can be burned without harming the environment it is considered an acceptable offering.

We do the Pachamama, Mother Earth, ritual every year as way to bestow our gratitude, love and respect for the earth and all its creatures, as well as those from other realms like the faeries, our spirit guides, and ascended masters. We give our thanks for the blessings we have received and lessons we have learned.

Through this ritual we show Pachamama our devotion to serving and protecting the earth. As a thank you for our dedication in service to her she grants us our manifestations [if she so chooses].

1. Sage yourself with some of the ritual…

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How to Celebrate Summer Solstice ~ Midsummer ~ The Cusp of Magic ~ Litha

Wishing You a Beautiful Summer Solstice. May it be filled with Magic!

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Summer Solstice is a magical time and one of my favorite times of the year. For one it’s my birthday and it’s also a faerie day, where the veil between our world and the land a faerie is thin. For these reasons I have a very personal connection to this season. Even before I started on my spiritual path I would celebrate my birthday outside in nature, and often dancing under the stars. It was when I met my faerie partner in magic Melanie Dawn that Solstice started to have an even deeper meaning for me. It was the first of the Sabbats that I began to honor and celebrate. It marked my initiation into the “Old Ways” which has lead to fully embracing my inner faerie and spiritual self.

Summer Solstice occurs sometime between June 20th – 21st in the northern hemisphere. Solstice means sun stands still and this…

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