If you are working in a group the leader reads the following information. If you are working as a pair or in solitary, read through these introductory directions.
Leader: “Before each of you is a symbol of the sacred feminine, the chalice with the wine. This is the representation of the womb of the Goddess from which all creation comes. You also have a knife, the sacred symbol of the great God, whose seed impregnates the Goddess. All creation – a project, a book, a baby – comes into being with the balanced participation of the sacred masculine and sacred feminine. Every creation requires the idea, the commitment to and the declaration of the idea, and the nurturing of that idea until it manifests. This is the holy balance of Beltane: the equal and necessary participation of the masculine “going forth” and the feminine “caretaking.” We all have both of these skill sets within us; that is the reason each of you has the chalice and the knife.
“Each of you will complete this statement, ‘I send forth the power of my love to heal __________.’ As you make this declaration feel the love within you welling up. Dip your knife in the wine as you make this statement as a symbol of the masculine and feminine creative power coming together. Then reflect a moment on what masculine or feminine quality is being called from you to support this great healing.”
All participants follow these directions.
Leader: “Once more we will invite the coming together of these great forces of creation, the masculine and the feminine. Complete this statement with the same symbolic bringing together of the masculine and feminine representations as you speak and dip your knife in the wine: ‘I send forth my love to bless ______.””
All participants follow these directions. After this second round of declarations, encourage some general sharing about what came up for each person about what qualities are being called forth in them.
At the conclusion the Leader says: “Great work of love and creation has been done this day. I encourage all of you to follow the inner promptings that came to you to facilitate these healings and blessings. If any of you romantic pairs would like to try the next level of healing through love, let your next time of lovemaking be dedicated to that which you have called forth. Simply hold the healed or blessed state firmly in your mind as you make love. At the climax of your lovemaking, imagine that the explosive energy goes forth to accomplish your goal with power and holiness. And may your sex magic heal our world. Blessed be.”