|It's September. School has started or will start soon. At this time of year, parents and students of all ages acquire new clothes and shoes for the school year. Some buy brand-new items, while others receive items that are new to them. Either way, "new" clothes and shoes will make their way into the lives of many.
Before classes start, take a moment to think of all who made your clothes, the materials from which they are made, and the living things that gave of their being for your clothes and shoes. All things come from the earth, and it is to her that we owe our thanksgiving.
Light a sage bundle. As you pass it over your belongings, say:
"Earth Mother, we thank you for all we have received.
Thank you for fulfilling our every need."
Extinguish the sage bundle and enjoy your new clothes!