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Magic Egg Ceremony

Magic Egg Ceremony

This simple, traditional Spring Equinox ceremony is one way to begin focusing on creating the life you most deeply long for.

It makes use of the egg, a potent symbol since time began for new life, possibilities, and growth.

Find out the simple but powerful steps for this timeless ritual of Spring:

The first step toward attaining your heartís desire is to really long for it. How often do we even allow ourselves to want anything? Many of us go for years taking care of everyone elseís needs without admitting we have any of our own. So, at this time of spring equinox balance, allow yourself to focus on what you really, truly, deeply need. Most of us have the same very basic longings: to love and be loved, to be seen and heard, to be appreciated, to have a venue for your gifts, to have those gifts received by others, to feel connected. What is the nature of your secret longing?

It often takes a space of time, like the gestation period in the egg, before the universe responds to you. But respond it will. First, you have to have the courage to long for what you really want.

You will need:
A raw egg
A piece of paper and pen
A small crystal or other sacred object
Colorful tissue paper

1. Take the raw egg and cradle it in your hand. Eggs are possibilities. Fell a spring like sense of your own possibilities. Now gently allow yourself to name your hearts secret longing. Really feel your yearning. Write your longing on a small piece of paper and fold it up. Breathe on it.

2. Now carefully crack open your egg and put the contents aside to cook and eat later. Inside the pieces of shell (it will help if you crack it cleanly and there are only 2 pieces to deal with) place the folded paper and the small crystal or other sacred object.

3. Glue the shell back together, then wrap it with colorful tissue paper. Keep it in a safe place, visiting it occasionally to warm it in your hands, giving yourself time (and permission) to feel your longing. Prepare to be amazed at the ways in which the universe will give to you.

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Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Cait Johnson. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Witch in the Kitchen, by Cait Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:11AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

thanks for sharing

3:46PM PST on Feb 19, 2013


3:29PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Interesting, thank you.

6:59AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:32PM PDT on Aug 27, 2010

I really liked this little ritual. Think I will try it next Ostara!

4:35PM PDT on Apr 25, 2010


4:39AM PDT on Mar 23, 2010


7:50AM PDT on Mar 22, 2010

sound like someting fun and festive to do :)
Same with Roxane's idea
I'll try them both this easter! :D

8:03AM PDT on Mar 16, 2010

I poke holes in the top and bottom of the shell(larger hole on the top )and gently blow the egg out.Fill the shell with potting soil and add seeds of a flower or herb that corresponds to my need.Then I decorate the shell with symbols of what I want and/or need to grow in my life.Holding it gently in my hands I impart my wishes into the egg and bury it in my garden with an offering and prayer of thanks.

1:04AM PST on Feb 26, 2010


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