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.

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

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

Living Fae

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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How to Perform Ritual for Mother Earth on Summer Solstice

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 sage provided. It’s a good idea to kneel before the altar. Ground yourself – feel yourself rooted to the earth.

2. Take 3 deep breaths

3. Tell Pachamama how grateful you are for her and feel it in your heart.
Say: Dear Pachamama, Mother Earth, I am so grateful for the blessings you have bestowed upon me. Thank you for your natural beauty. I have so much love and respect for the earth and all its creatures.

4. Select an offering from one of the selections and hold it in your hand.

5. Next – Ask Pachamama to purify that which no longer serves you. Perhaps it is something that distracts you from fulfilling something that is your true heart’s desire. [By purifying and transmuting that which no longer serves you, you clear the way for your manifestation].
Say: Dear Pachamama, Mother Earth, it is my will to purify and transmute (state your intention). Please accept this offering. It is filled with my heart-felt thanks and gratitude.

6. Place your offering in the pile. Remember to breathe!

7. Select another offering and hold it in your hand close to your heart. It could be one or a mixture. Pick ones that best symbolize your manifestation.

8. Next – Ask Pachamama to manifest something in your life. It’s always best to request your true heart’s desire. Be sure to choose only ONE thing, and be as detailed and specific as you can be. See yourself experiencing your manifestation like a movie, and feel the joy, love, & excitement around that. Be sure to fill your heart with love as you visualize your manifestation.
Say: Dear Pachamama, Mother Earth, it is my will to (state your manifestation). Please accept this offering. It is filled with my true heart’s desire and deepest gratitude.

9. Place your offering in the pile. Remember to breathe!

10. Take a deep breath and when you are ready you can get up and join the ritual circle. If it is early on in the day, before the ritual takes place, be sure to sage yourself before leaving.