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.
Ceremony Words by Melanie Dawn
Start with taking three deep breaths to ground, center and connect with the elements.
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.