Create by visualization and verbalization.
Take five cups, glasses, goblets, cauldrons, etc. Use
whatever you desire as your cups. Suggestions what can
also be used: shot glasses, thimbles, Dixie cups, etc.;
use what you have, use your imagination if you need to,
but remember, use something you like, what makes you comfortable
and what will work for you! Make sure they are clean.
You will only be using these for your ritual work so make
sure they are ones you can put up as such.
They will represent a cup for:
2) Health, Power, and Energy
3) Wisdom and Knowledge
4) Home-Life, Family and Love
Have some sage, dragon's blood or frankincense
incense or whatever it is you personally use for cleansing/smudging.
*Note: Where I have added things to say
for the ritual, be sure to read through them and use them
only if you are comfortable with them. If not, then change
them, add or subtract words as you feel fit. Do what is
right for You!
Cast your circle as you normally would for
your ritual workings.
With all five cups on your altar, you would then take
each one as follows:
Light your censor of herbs, or incense.
1st cup: For the Spiritual
Take cup, smudge and cleanse, saying:
"I cleanse and purify this chalice"
Then set it down directly in front of you on your altar.
Take your athame, wave the athame over
the chalice for spirituality, three times as your say:
"I now ask that the Element of Air bless and charge
this chalice of spirituality with the clearness of air
and breath of life."
Next, take your wand, wave the wand over
the chalice of spirituality three times as you say:
"I now ask that the Element of Fire bless and charge
this chalice of spirituality with strength, desire and
Next, take whatever you use as your symbol
for the element of water. I use a shell with sea salt
and / or water in it. Wave it over the chalice of spirituality
three times as you say:
"I now ask that the Element of Water bless and charge
this chalice of spirituality with love and spiritual sustenance."
Next take whatever you use as your symbol
for the element of earth. I use a special rock, crystal
or bowl of dirt. wave it over the chalice of spirituality
three times as you say:
"I now ask that the Element of Earth bless and charge
this chalice of spirituality with a strong foundation
and abundance of life."
Next pick up the chalice of spirituality
and hold it up in offering to the God and Goddess and
"I now add a breath of life to my spiritual fulfillment,
a gift from the God and Goddess", then gently blow
on the chalice of spirituality.
You will do the same with each of the next
cups, the second cup for Health, Power and Energy. The
third cup Wisdom and Knowledge, the fourth cup Home-Life,
Family and Love and finally the fifth cup Happiness.
Now that you have consecrated and blessed
these cups, you will fill them with your desires of each,
again taking one cup at a time. You can do this in one
of two ways:
1) Speaking the words; words are power and thus create
as they are spoken. Speak the words you wish to fill your
cup with and visualize the cup becoming full and thus
will sustain you. Pick up the first cup of spirituality.
2) Write these things on a piece of paper (parchment and
ritual ink, if so desired) and put the paper in the cup.
Whichever you choose to do, repeat with each of the other
When you are done, continue your ritual
as you normally do, cakes, ale, blessings, etc. Close
You can keep these cups on your altar, or
put them somewhere you can see them, like on a special
shelf, bookcase, etc. Being able to see them on a regular
basis is important because the visual contact you make
with these cups will automatically re-affirm your desires
and thus help you create and sustain them.
As your desires so change, you would then
take that particular cup back into a ritual circle and
re-do what the need is. Ritually cleanse the cup and re-bless
and re-fill, etc.
Copyright 1986, Revised 2006 Gail Dettmar,
April 8, 2012
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