This year my family and I celebrated Bealtaine at a local park. What a beautiful day it was to bring the summer in! We stopped to pick flowers on the way there.
When we arrived at the park, the first thing we did was to trek down to Skull creek and splash our faces with water.
~A sacred fire we lit in an outdoor stone fireplace and gave an offering of oil:
“I kindle a fire in the presence of Bríde, gold-red woman.
May her blessings be on us here today.”
We bent to touch the Earth Mother in reverence, and made to her our personal prayers individually and gave offerings of grains.
~We spoke a Three Realms blessing:
“As it was, as it is, as it evermore shall be,
may we live, love, and be blest
Midst the realms of Earth, Sky, and Sea.”
~We called to the Three:
“Today begins the season of Bealtaine!
We give offering and welcome to the Spirits of the Land and Nature.
We give offering and welcome to the Ancestors.
We give offering and welcome to our Gods and Goddesses…”
(Individual personalized prayers followed.)
We made offerings of grains into the fire for each, followed by libations.
~We offered knobs from the Bealtaine bannock (over the shoulder) to a miscellany of Spirits.
~We made more offerings- a portion of our ritual feast…
~So commenced our celebration, with feasting, singing, merriment and making daisy chains!
We ended our rite with “As it was, as it is, as it evermore shall be.”