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December 2011 Ritual of Giving and Receiving

By Diann L. Neu

Sacred Earth: Air, Water, Fire, Food,
To you I give protection, from you I receive energy.
May the cycle of blessings continue!

Beloved Ancestors, Elders, Sisters, Brothers,
To you I give honor, from you I receive wisdom.
May the cycle of blessings continue!

Children of all races, countries, creeds,
To you I give lobe, from you I receive the future.
May the cycle of blessings continue!

Creatures great and small,
To you I give respect, from you I receive balance.
May the cycle of blessings continue!

Trees, Flowers, Rivers, Mountains,
To you I give reverence, from you I receive beauty.
May the cycle of blessings continue!

Changing Seasons,
To you I give attention, from you I receive peace.
May the cycle of blessings continue!

Gracious and Loving Providence, Creator of All,
To you I give thanks, from you I receive life.
May the cycle of blessings continue!


(c) Diann L. Neu, DMin, Co-founder and Co-director of WATER,
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual,
Silver Spring, MD
dneu@hers.com