Day 202: Elementals, Undine Offerings

As with days 196 and 199, today’s task is to visit the place revealed in yesterday’s guided meditation and make an offering to the undines to assure they become good magical partners.  Here is Roderick’s suggestion:

What You’ll Need

  • A cup of red wine (or a red fruit juice)
  • A piece of a baked good

When you first arrive at the place of the undines, sit on the ground and close your eyes.  Imagine the undines, gathering, floating, watching you.  Open your eyes and pour out a cup of wine.  Grasp the filled cup and baked good in your hands.  Hold your arms out, to shoulder level, offering the food to the spirits.  Cast your gaze to the ground (a respectful gesture), saying:

Undines of the deep, Lord Necksa,
Accept this offering of food and drink!
May the magic that I do be aided by your powers,
The powers of life that were, that are, and that shall be,
So Mote it Be!

Leave the baked good on the ground and pour the wine over it, saying:

From east to west, from south to north,
Ancient ones, I call thee forth!

Quickly gather your belongings and leave this enchanted spot. Return only when you wish to contemplate the undines or if you wish to invoke their magical energies for some purpose.

And as with the previous offerings, I modified this.  I spent one of the last sunny days in Olympia walking around Capitol Lake and the waterfront.  Then I poured out an offering of apple slices in water and said:

Undines of the deep, Lord Necksa, I summon you.
Accept this offering of water and fruit.
I give this in thanks of your aid in my past magic
and hope you will answer my call in future works.
Enjoy this offering, and depart!
So mote it be.

C’mon! Surely there are some undines here somewhere!

I really enjoyed the offering experience.  I have precious little call to walk around Olympia’s waterfront, and I don’t think I’ve done it at all since the first weeks I moved here.  I forget what a marine city we are…and I’m just a mile or so from the Inlet!  Down there the very air is salty and full of the sounds of water lapping against moored boats and shoreline and the cacophony of seagulls.  It was great to just feel the water with all my senses and to climb down on a dock and look down and see all the sea minnows popping up to nibble on my offering.  It really struck me just how apt the association of water and emotion is.  I could feel a lot of tensions wash away and leave me clean and placid.

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