“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into the water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects.” Dalai Lama
We only had a few people in ritual that day. We took a grapevine wreath and each tied a ribbon representing us and our connection to the community to the wreath. Some of the ribbons were tied around the wreath. Some connected directly to other ribbons. Some wove theirs in and out directly touching many ribbons, some preferred to keep their ribbon tied to just one other.
During the ritual I invited other groups to host the wreath in their circle and add their connections and help build community energy. My phone was ringing by the time I was heading home from the event. The ritual made its way through the local community and even crossed state lines to get to Alabama and Tennessee. The Wild Hunt picked up the story and published it. A group in France read about it and decided to add their energy to the community wreath project. They started a wreath and sent a ribbon to Georgia to be tied onto the original wreath.
Now, several years later Rev. Terrie Brookins has started a community wreath in Canada. It made its debut at Durham Pagan Pride in their ritual. I was so excited when she told me she was going to pick up that idea and let it grow in Canada. You can read her story on her blog Create Train Love Pray.
Consider hosting one of these wreaths and adding the energy of your local community to the project.
If you would like to host the wreath started in Georgia, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to host the wreath started in Canada, please contact Rev. Terrie Brookins at email@example.com.