Before eating, after blessing our meal, we talked about Imbolc being the return of the Sun. Witchlette spent time at school playing outside feeling the Sun’s rays. Witchling did the same. Hubby and I both worked indoors today and didn’t get to spend much time outside. We did get to enjoy our drive to and from work with the Sun, something we didn’t get to do just last week.
After eating, we did a small ritual
May the Sun continue to bless us
In all that we do
With all of the seeds that we may download
Literal or metaphorical
So mote it be
Charging of food, a meal blessing, being aware of where you food comes from and how it gets to you, gives the food meaning and gives you more connection to the cycle of life.
Beginning two weeks ago, we started regularly blessing our meals before we eat. It is something Witchlette looks forward to as she gets to help say the blessing and has a chance to blow out the candle after we have eaten.
Her favorite part is to bless the farmers.
We start with blessings to the various animals who have given of themselves, the plants who have given of themselves, the farmers who raised the animals and worked the fields, the butchers who slautered and prepared the meat, and to the cooks who made the meal.
“One life essence to nourish the life essence of another. Blessed Be.”
The candle glows for all of the meal. After we have finished, the kids take turns blowing out the candle.
My hope is to have the kids conscious of all their meals and to begin blessing meals beyond meals at the table at home.