Today I performed my first ritual that follows the ADF Core Order of Ritual in more than a year. I used a basic liturgy available from the Solitary Druid Fellowship (SDF) website. My husband and I performed the rite together. We offered bread to the Earth Mother and Nature Spirits, coffee to the Ancestors, mead for Heimdall (our Gatekeeper), Freyja, Sunna, the Shining Ones in general, and homegrown dried thyme for Cerridwen (who has drawn my attention lately). We also used mead for the Final Offering. I must admit, it felt very familiar and comforting to perform the rite. I am confident the Kindreds (Ancestors, Nature Spirits, and Deities) appreciated it. Here was our Omen:
The rune on the left, Berkano, is the Omen from the Ancestors. Berkano stands for feminine strength, grace, and wisdom. The Nature Spirits gave us Wunjo, joy, in the middle. Finally, the Shining Ones gave us Nauthiz on the right. I am struggling to interpret this rune. Nauthiz is a rune of necessity, so perhaps we will be forced to deal with something that needs dealing with or doing something that has to be done.