I am relatively new to this Goddess-Worshipping path, and I’m focusing my first several rituals on making myself the kind of healthy, disciplined person who can best serve Deity. I need to heal first before I can help. With that in mind, I wrote the following ritual for the Full Moon Esbat this coming Wednesday.
This full moon is also a total lunar eclipse. Eclipses are portals of strong spiritual energy. Be careful with this energy.
When I return from work, it will still be light out. Change clothes and go walking for at least one hour.
Upon return, Ritual Bath, light meal, dress in ritual clothing.
Vacuum and smudge the temple. Close the curtains.
Wait until dark, around 9pm. Spend the time reading, journaling. Leave the computer and TV off.
Light the candles.
Quiet meditation: Call Hecate.
Place cup in center of the altar. Pour wine into the cup.
Say the Self-Design Prayer:
Prayer of Self-Design
I design myself into a creation that can better serve you in this life.
Please call the souls you need on this night and ask them to join their energy with yours to infuse this wine with the characteristics I need for this design.
I am athletic. Infuse this wine with energy and enthusiasm for exercise, even after a stressful day at work.
I am disciplined with food. Infuse this wine with the cure to break my food addiction and the ability to make healthy food choices, even when I am ravenously hungry or stressed.
I am healthy. Infuse this wine with healing energy for any physical areas that need healing.
I am financially disciplined. Infuse this wine with the ability to wait for the things I want until I can afford them, as well as the tendancy to save rather than spend.
I am a friend. Infuse this wine with social courage to find true friendship.
I am concerned for others. Infuse this wine with the dedication I need to serve others when called and follow through on any volunteer opportunties you present to me.
I am spiritually disciplined. Infuse this wine with a love and power that I can feel and carry with me every day, giving me the drive and confidence to enter your temple every day.
Make this wine strong with these characteristics. Make it potent and powerful. And make my body ready to receive it.
Once the wine is infused, pass it over the candles and smudge it to bless it.
Drink it in.
Stand, feeling the wine carry the design all through your body.
Thank Hecate, extinguish the candles and the incense.
Outside: Walk with Hecate, observe the moon. Listen for any messages, or just observe the silence.
Return. Turn on lights, shake it off.
Change in pajamas. Watch light/comedy/silly TV for at least 30 minutes before bed.