Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Introducing to Nature

...Talking about Copacabana beach... Lucas was introduced to the Nature and the elements at this very beach, on a quiet and desert early morning when he was four months old.

As I'm not part of any coven where I could take him, I wanted to "baptize" him on my own way.

So, when the weather was better (Lucas was born in August, a very windy month), and he was a stronger little baby, we took him to the beach on a Sunday morning - his week's day, as he's a Leo boy - in December. I lifted him up in my arms, presenting him to the four quarters and respective elements, whispering their elemental names in his ear, asking for guidance and protection, while Rodrigo annointed his chest with pure mineral oil, salt and smoke from a white candle - that obviously would get blown out every five seconds by the ocean breeze. Afterwards, we wet his little feet on the waves, he was all round, big, curious eyes, and it was over. We enjoyed some minutes while people were arriving, and then went back home for breastfeeding time.

I only regret that at that time we didn't have our camera with us, because we didn't want to stop wat we were doing to take pics, once we were alone the three of us, and I hate myself for that today, but alas, the memories are on our minds... I even want to reinforce this little ritual when he turns 5, so I can register this special time.

It was a simple ritual that fit our path, and was a good way to introduce him to the pagan world he was about to live with at home. Looking at the photos from yesterday, I was thinking about how time does fly... He's now a healthy, happy little boy, with a good heart and good sense of humour. Of course, he has his moments of throwing tantrums and testing his limits (or better, my limits...), but in a light way. I look forward for living the next years and seeing how this little buddy will be in the future!

5 comentários:

KrisMrsBBradley said...

Oh, what a fabulous ritual you made for your son! I wish I had been practicing when my children were babies!

I think it's such a great idea to do the ritual again at 5. Not only do you get another chance to record it, but it's at an age when a child is no longer a "baby" but a real kid! A great mile stone to celebrate!

I think the beach is such a perfect place to practice any sort of ritual. All the elements are there in their natural state. It's made for magic!

Kyanite said...

Hi Nydia!

Lucas sounds a delightful little boy - you've done sooo well with him.
So, can only imagine his choice of postcard will delight me! Can't wait!
I'll send him one back, just from me, from my city of learning!

Take care all.

Suzie Ridler said...

That sounds like the perfect beautiful ritual. Sometimes cameras do get in the way of the magick. I'm glad you shared it and made it a permanent story out here in the cyberworld.

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

How wonderful!

We have chosen to give our children.. Dragon parents/Fairy parents. Someone that will show them the path that we are on, and who they can always turn to. I think it's great to do a ritual for your children, and to continue it on, so you know they are making their own choice, and it's not something they feel they "have" to do.

I'd love to meet you and your family outside of the blog, I'm sure you all have the most amazing energy!

Dragonstar said...

You made a simple and moving ceremony. It's a great idea to renew the presentation when he can understand what's going on.