PLACE A SMALL POTTED PLANT ON YOUR ALTAR.
CAST A CIRCLE, RECITE THE BLESSING CHANT AND INVOKE THE GODDESS AND GOD.
STAND BEFORE THE ALTAR AND GAZE UPON THE PLANT.
O Great Goddess, you have freed yourself from the icy prison of winter. Now is the greening, when the fragrance of flowers drifts on the breeze. This is the beginning. Life renews itself by Your magic, Earth Goddess. The God stretches and rises, eager in His youth, and bursting with the promise of summer.
TOUCH THE PLANT. CONNECT WITH ITS ENERGIES, AND THROUGH IT, ALL NATURE. TRAVEL INSIDE ITS LEAVES AND STEM THROUGH YOUR VISUALISATION - FROM THE CENTER OF YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS OUT THROUGH YOUR ARM AND FINGERS AND INTO THE PLANT ITSELF. EXPLORE ITS INNER NATURE; SENSE THE MIRACULOUS PROCESSES OF LIFE AT WORK WITHIN IT.
I walk the earth in friendship, not in dominance. Mother Goddess and Father God, instill within me through this plant a warmth for all living things. Teach me to revere the Earth and all its treasures. May I never forget.
MEDITATE UPON THE CHANGIN OF SEASONS. FEEL THE ROUSING OF ENERGIES AROUND YOU IN THE EARTH.
CELEBRATE THE SIMPLE FEAST, THEN CLOSE THE CIRLCE AND THANK THE GODDESS AND GOD FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE.