Well... I have a date for my ritual... it's been building for awhile... all the talk of Hecate and such... and I'm going to do it on December 22, the shortest day of the year. There is promise in the returning light, and I can leave behind what does not serve me as I move forward on my path.
Pixie Campbell is organizing a Mother of All Releasings Ceremony for that dark night... and I'm going to participate. In fact, this is exactly the kind of thing I needed. I think I may add to my ceremony making the Releasing Bundle... even though I have most of my ceremony written out. I have many of my ritual elements figured out... but part of my hesitation was trying to decide if I should have people with me or if I should do it alone. Now I get both!
This fury that I carry is very personal, very deep, and very sensitive. In that sense I wanted to do this ritual alone. And yet, there's power in the resonance of people doing the same thing at the same time... and I want this to be a powerful experience. This is a transformation of dark energy that I've used to define myself. I want to carry this no longer. I have a much better way ahead. So, this is huge, but it's also sensitive and private... so I'm glad to have "stumbled upon" this larger ceremony going on.
If you have anything you'd like to transform at the solstice the group is still gathering. Just check out Pixie's blog for details.
The winds of change are (literally) blowing here... I've been watching the wind strip the last of the leaves off of my birch trees... and I feel like it's doing the same to me. I'm being cleansed down to my core... my essence... getting ready for this ritual. I will transform all that does not serve me, all that has become a habit to carry... I am going to step into my Self.