I have often used a binding ritual to mark the close of a relationship whether a personal or working one. I find it gives a sense of finality which in turn allows me to focus on moving forward instead of looking back.
This is the first time I have used a poppet within the ritual, but as it is something I am currently researching I decided to employ my new knowledge. Indeed that is what witches do. Our magic like everything else in life is continually evolving.
So what is a poppet? It is a handmade doll that is used in sympathetic magic such as healing, blessings and protection. I have no doubt it can be used in negative magic too, but I am not going to explore that any time soon. My ritual was to bring closure and wish all parties well. I made mine out of stems of parsley and sage I had been drying as they are both powerful in restoring the sense of well-being and healing the body physically, mentally and emotionally.
Part of a binding ritual for me is the symbolic act of letting go and normally I let something float away on the stream where I do my workings. This poppet was no different and that act in itself sealed it. To be free of the past we have to let it go and not try to own it but leave it where it belongs in yesterday.
© J Farmer 2013
Prompt: Action, Action – post about a ritual, working or other experiential moment related to your path that has occurred recently, or that you are planning to do.