Special Rituals: Mothers Day

cauldron


Birth Mothers:

We thank these women who here have stepped forth.  

They are mothers of children and leaders of Earth.

For who is more important to society than they,

They create the generations and and teach them the way.

Each of these women have given of them self to create,

each of them set aside self, and to the child did dedicate.

Now is a day that we honor them for their deeds,

Now is a day that we set aside our own whines and pleads.

Today is the day to honor our mother, you see,

although every day in truth should be!


Spirit Mothers: (nurturers)

We thank these women who guide us and teach,

They are the mothers when birth mothers we cannot reach.

These women remind us what is right and is wrong,

sometimes they take away our tears and give us song. 

Within each of these women is a leader and sage,

They are the mothers of us no matter the age.

Today while we honor the mother of birth,

We must also remember the other mother's worth!


Mother Goddess Chant:

Mother goddess Above us, 

creator of all.

You taught us to love life,

to dance not to crawl. 

You gave of yourself,

and made us a grow.

And now that we've grown up,

your past efforts show.

we thank you for all the things that you do,

for showing us love is not false, it is true! 


Blessed Be


Mother goddess Above us, 

creator of all.

You taught us to love life,

to dance not to crawl. 

You gave of yourself,

and made us a grow.

And now that we've grown up,

your past efforts show.

we thank you for all the things that you do,

for showing us love is not false, it is true! 


Blessed Be

Ritual Outline:

1- Call circle

2- Introduce the triple goddess concept.

3- Invoke the virgin.

-each person gives an example of the girl child’s exploration and growing

4-Invoke the matron.

-each person gives an example of the mother’s nurturing.

5-Invoke the crone.

-each person gives an example of the crone’s knowledge and irreverence.

6- Discuss motherhood.  What it means.

-read the mothers poem

-do the mother goddess chant

7-Thank the participants and close the circle.

© Virtual Reflections 2016