The beginning of Lughnasadh, the sun begins to wane. The first grain harvest marks the point in the sun's yearly cycle which reminds all the endless loop of birth, life, and death.
Now is the season the spring plants wither and drop their fruits or seeds for our use and to ensure future crops.
For this ritual celebrating the harvesting of grains, you will need only a loaf of bread. Go to a secluded river bank or a private section of land and get comfortable on the ground. Divide the bread into three equal parts. Slowly begin eating the first part, savoring its taste and texture while focusing on the Earth Goddess who gave you this gift that is often called the "staff of life."
Goddess Energy - earth has all the wisdom needed.
Harvest is not only a time of gathering, but a time for cutting back. When you are done savoring the bread, scatter the second third over the land near you as an offering back to her that she may share with the creatures who walk on her. Hold the last part of the bread between your hands and think about how the year is waning, heat and light losing strength everyday. Project into the bread something you want to be rid of, such as a bad habit or thought pattern. Tear the bread into small pieces and cast them away from you into the flowing river or bury them in the soft earth.
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