Being as my spirituality is based within Wicca I have established a relationship with the Quarters or the natural forces of the cardinal points (North, South, East, and West) and during Ritual I will call or summon them within my cast Circle. Each of these Quarters hold a specific energy that I merge with in order to work my magicks, whatever it may be at that time, but my relationship reaches beyond casting a Circle for Ritual or casting a spell for manifestation. As I live my life here in the physical realm I work to balance the energies of the Quarters within me and continuously work with the natural forces of the Cardinal Points to live a life I desire for myself. Some days this practice is more challenging and difficult than others as I am aware of the
Last night felt so strange. Not bad; just very different.
I dissolved the coven about a month ago and tonight would be the first ritual that I held without them. It didn’t go as I had imagined. Usually this would cause stress for me because there had always been a group of us (anywhere from six to eight) holding ritual for the past five years. Last night my husband was going to hold ritual with me, but he was exhausted from work and decided to go to sleep. So I was left truly alone; physically and energetically. Honestly though, I didn’t mind. I was curious as to how it would be for me to stand alone in my cast Circle. It had been so many years since I had experienced being solitary that I had forgotten what it was like and was excited for this opportunity.
The phrase “In perfect love and perfect trust” is commonly used when entering a ritual Circle. This phase states that we have an unconditional love and trust for all who are present within Circle with us – including ourselves. It is a way to set aside our ego and tap into the Universal Consciousness and group mind of the coven during this particular time – a time when we are between the worlds, beyond the bounds of time, where night and day, birth and death, joy and sorrow meet as one. It assures us that within Circle we are safe to be intimate and vulnerable. This can only be done with those with whom you trust implicitly.
The love that is spoken about in “perfect love” is divine love or agape. It is righteous, good and non-sexual. It is the love of God Herself; the love for the sacred being that each of us hold within us and that is connected to all that is living as well as deity. It is unconditional and knows what lies beyond our imperfect human flaws and weaknesses to what lays within our Higher Self.