Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blessing for an Autumn Fire

(It's unseasonably warm today in the 70's in the northeast so right now you're not thinking of fires per se, but it will be only too soon that we will be firing up that first fire in your wood stove or fireplace. I thought this was nice to share.)

A Blessing for an Autumn Fire

When the hills of my valley blaze with autumn color, I know it's time to ready my woodstove for the winter season. If you have a fireplace or wood stove,
it's a good idea to perform a blessing ritual as you light the season's first fire, especially if you perform fire magic.
Ready the wood and ignite the fire using the flame of a white or orange candle as you recite this blessing:

Ancient fire,
Burn safely and bright.
Favor me with warmth and light.
Creator of the magical Jinn,
Welcome to my hearth again.
Outside nature dies,
And the world grows dark.
Warm me forever with your spark.

As a purifying offering, sprinkle a bit of salt on the flames. Sit by the fire and meditate or divine by the flames. Most of all enjoy
the season's first fire.


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