An invitation to the men of the world - please share widely!

2013 Father of Change working:
Lighting the Flame of Intention

Read and contemplate the ideals we envision for our world, both immediate and in the future, adding your own thoughts and ideas. As you contemplate this vision of the coming world, focus on the change that is surely and assuredly happening, waste no time with regrets that it is not here yet. Focus instead on the joy and pride that you are feeling as you help to completely manifest these things coming to be.

For this working you will need a candle. This may be a simple one-time use candle, or a candle that will last through several hours of burn time over the next several months.

On the evening of the Dark Moon beginning on April 10, 2013, and continuing on each Dark Moon through December 2, 2013, take a moment to stand before your altar or any sacred space that you have set up and breathe into your center - that deep internal place that is the source of your intent and where all change is possible. Light your candle and know that all flames are one flame and that you send out your intention through that one flame to all the flames of the world, each candle, hearth and bonfire. It even links to the flame of the mighty Sun, the source of inspiration, illumination and life as it beams its rays to all corners of the Earth.

Fill yourself with all the thoughts of change that help this world to be better in all ways. Bring up all the ways that you can help to foster and create that change, not only within but also in your daily life to the world around you. Send those intentions and energy through the flame as you recite the Fathers of Change prayer below.

I stand at the edge of Creation
As did my Fathers before me
I am a Sacred Champion
My love is courageous, boundless, and free
I open my heart to the rising Sun
and embrace the future unfolding
There is nothing to fear
I am a Father of Change

Say this once, or as many times as it feels right for you to do so. Add to its power by singing it, drumming or raising energy in your own unique way. Allow the light of the flame to reach back out to you, from all the other people participating in this working. Let it inspire your own creative energy, your connection to yourself and to your community, connecting to your own personal divine source. Hold respect for the flame and the power of your own mind to foster and father change. The flame from the candle is an echo of the flame that burns within, acknowledge that it, and you, are powerful and undeniable.

Let your candle burn for as long as you would like. If you are using a one-time candle let it burn down, if using a longer-term candle let it burn to a place that you feel comfortable snuffing it out.

On December 2, 2013, the last Dark Moon of the year, let your longer-term candle burn completely through. All the energy that it has witnessed for the last year releasing in a mighty wave throughout the world. If using a smaller candle, spend some extra time with it as it burns down, sending any extra thoughts or energy through as it burns down.

At other times during the year, and beyond, when you need to do something important, to hold for the greater good, to take a stand, or to feel empowered in your truth, remember that inner flame that dwells deep within. Let it burn brightly, feeling it connected to all those other flames in the world that are burning for truth, conscience and responsible action, self empowerment and personal sovereignty. Know deep within your own Divine Self that All Will Be Well because you are making it well with your thoughts, words, and actions. It is time for things to get well. It is time for you to be part of that in a bigger way than ever before. What does that mean to you? What could it mean that you might not have thought about yet?

We continue to welcome women and female-identified persons to lend us energetic support in this ongoing project, and we thank you for your alliance. We invite you to embody and exemplify the values linked above, as we also are doing.

If you identify as female and are interested a spell working paralleling these values and aiding in making them a reality please consider joining our sisters working with the Mothers of the New Time