This ritual should be performed during the
New Moon (at least when the moon is waxing) , but it is not limited to
that phase. Need, not season, determines the performance.
There is real power in the Self Blessing; it
should not be used other than in time of need and should not be done promiscuously.
The purpose of the ritual is to bring the individual
into closer contact with the Godhead. It can also be used as a minor
dedication, when a person who desires dedication has no one who can dedicate
him. This self blessing ritual may also be used as a minor exorcism,
to banish any negative influences which may have formed around the person.
It may be performed by any person upon himself, and at his desire.
Perform this ritual in a quiet place, free
from distraction, and nude. You will need the following:
Salt, about one quarter teaspon
The result of the ritual is a feeling of peace
and calm. It is desirable that the participant bask in the afterglow
so that he may meditate and understand that he has called the attention
of the Godhead to himself, asking to grow closer to the Godhead in both
goals and in wisdom.
Wine, about an ounce.
Water, abut one-half ounce.
Candle, votive or other.
When you are ready to begin, sprinkle the salt
on the floor and stand on it, lighting the candle. Let the warmth
of the candle be absorbed into the body. Mis the water into the wine,
meditating upon your reasons for performing the self blessing.
Read the following aloud:
me, mother, for I am your child.
Dip the fingers of the right hand into the mixed water and wine and annoint
be my eyes, that I may see your path.
Annoint the nose,
be my nose, that I may breathe your essence.
Annoint the mouth,
be my mouth, that I may speak of you.
Annoint the breasts,
be my breast, that I may be faithful in my work.
Annoint the loins,
be my loins, which bring forth the life of men and women as you have brought
forth all creation.
Annoint the feet,
be my feet, that I may walk in your ways.
Remain...and mediate for a while
Note: Although this is probably as basic as dedication can get,
this nevertheless is very useful even if only used for banishment of negativity.