The Circles of Peace
At Yule, I often do a ritual of peace. This year (2020), when even families were split and at odds, a call for peace seems completely appropriate. I made 3 rings of candles on the altar: an outer circle, an inner circle and a center circle. The outer rings had five candles in a pentacle shape. The center circle had 3 for the 3 faces of the Goddess.
For each candle in the first ring, we called for peace in a region of the world, ending in the US. For each candle in the inner ring, we asked for tolerance and kindness within families, among friends, in the public arena, and among strangers. The last candle in this circle was for unity among people.
For the center candle, we asked for peace within ourselves and for our own relationships and peace with our own minds and bodies.
We added the power of song to the power of light. We raised the power and sent it out to the world to bring peace wherever it touched.
These are my blogs describing our rituals over the years. I intend to start up the blogging again, but here's the old stuff.