This year I helped create a ritual for members of my local Pagan Moot, although the invitation was also sent out on the Carmarthenshire Pagans yahoo list so that any Pagans in the Carmarthenshire area who wanted to come along could. It was held on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon in a room on the top floor of an old pub in Carmarthen that has recently been converted by friends of mine into a really wonderful magic shop.
Here's what I wrote in my journal afterwards:
The creak and dark of a town-centre upstairs room, warm early summer light and life filtering in through shaded windows.
Altars to the five elements: silky fabric, candles, shells, stones, feathers, flowers, incense, crystals...
Stockinged feet on worn oak floorboards.
Collaborative circle casting, element calling.
Quiet visualisation, smiles.
Singing softly, weaving bracelets.
'May you never hunger, may you never thirst'.
Soft laughter together, new friendships blossom.
Reluctance to part, this quiet friendly time and space apart from the hustling bustling world is sacred, precious.
Helping hands pack away, graciously help to carry.
Hugs, kisses, thanks, see you soon!
I hope you all had a good Beltane too!