Often when we call a circle, we open the sacred space by calling upon the four directions. Each direction is associated with an element of the natural world and represents some part of our human nature as well. To many of us, the directions symbolize the cycle of life and provide guidance for living. Grandmother Stevi Gaston compiled and put together a beautiful version for the Gathering a while ago, and you can read it at the link below.
𝐎𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:
"We beings of earthbound and mortal bodies, of soulbound and immortal spirits, are interwoven with the fabric of this existence by four treasured elements: earth, air, fire, and water. These elementals exist deeply within us, throughout us and all around us, singing their magical songs of Creation and Creator. When we cast our sacred circles, since times beyond times, we have called unto the mighty spirits of these ancient elemental forces for their most coveted protection and covering, and also for their lessons of true Oneness, teaching us with all power, grace and passion the miracle of living this life in this world. We honor and love the dear spirits of the elements and bid them hail and welcome from hearts filled with strength and minds filled with wisdom." words by Emily McClain, local astrologer/tarot reader
To read one example of Calling the Directions we have used before, visit: https://www.gulfcoastgrandmothers.com/calling-the-directions
If any Grandmothers would like to submit your writings and/or photos to be included in future posts, feel free to reach out through this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.