This is the altar that I created for the Full Moon Drum Circle last night. It was one of the better circles. Not that there are bad circles, but sometimes the synergy surpasses previous circles. This one's synergy did just that.
The altar was placed in the centre of the Medicine Wheel in my back yard. It consisted of a bird bath that doubles as many things but is no longer used as a bird bath. Into the centre of the bird bath I placed a concrete globe, which I use to represent the Moon. Then Holy Water was put into the bowl and then flower blossoms were added to the water. In the four directions there was a crystal placed on the ledge, directing the energy of the blossoms to each direction.
The ceremony was simple. The moon is associated with the Divine Feminine and with emotions, the water element, and the soul. Over the last number of months I have been noticing that many people have been "soul searching" and trying to find out who they truly are on a deep soul level. So the ceremony was honoring that search, but from a different perspective, that being the perspective of who we already KNOW we are on a deep soul level. This then serves to assist in the further search for who we are and who we are becoming on a soul level. Each individual took turns going up to the altar and stating, "On a deep soul level, I know myself to be ..... " (fill in the blank). As they did so they put drops of Holy Water onto the Moon stone. Those drops absorbed into the stone or drizzled down the stone to become one with the pool of Holy Water in the bowl. Then we drummed that energy to Spirit in celebration!
At the end, we also took turns placing our left palm on the Moon stone with the right palm placed on our hearts and affirmed, "I follow the Path of the Heart", which is the path of personal authenticity and integrity. Over the next 24 hours after the ceremony the evaporation process would take all that positive energy into the Air and spread it all around our community and the world at large! This would create a ripple effect to help all those who are on the soul search but who were not a part of the drum circle or who don't even know that such circles exist. It is always important to have that positive energy ripple forth!
The added bonus: A beautiful Hawk flew over us twice at very low altitude, checking us out! This is very fortuitous, in that Hawk is the Messenger of Great Spirit on a spiritual level. I just LOVE IT when the power animals take part like that!