A True Magic Potion For Kids - The Magic Soup Of Blessings
This is a very basic but extraordinary magic endeavour and you don't have to be a kid, or have had any children at all in order to appreciate it.
Make the magic soup of blessings for yourself, for you and your partner or hold a dinner party with friends and be amazed! The recipe can be adjusted to every nutritional requirement and not only do you get an amazing magic potion to make your dreams come true out of it, it is a truly extraordinary experience for everyone who partakes, from the creation to the eating. Very cool.
A True Magic Potion For Kids -
The Magic Soup Of Blessings
What's a soup?
A soup is a hot magic potion - obviously.
Chicken soup's good for the soul, we know that, don't we :-)
So for this magic soup party, let's go back to the basics of soup making (you never know, even that might come in handy one day for the children to know about).
Essentially, a soup is made of:
b) whatever else you can lay your hands on
Now with the water, the salt and the fire we're cooking this on, we already have three of the five major food groups of magic established :-) so this looks to be shaping up to be a very nutritious recipe.
So, to ...
Take a suitably large vessel. If you want to use a magic wand, now's a good time.
Stand the cooking pot on the work surface, tap it three times with the wand (and failing that, with your outstretched finger tip) and say:
As I tap you,
one two three
this here pot
a cauldron be!
Run tap water into a jug, or use bottled water.
Hold the jug/water bottle close to your heart, close your eyes and say:
Water of wisdom,
water of might,
water of life,
water of light
bring your blessings!
Pour the water into the cauldron.
Light the fire on your cooker, or your metaphorical electrical fire.
Stand before it, hold out your hands palms towards the fire so you can feel the heat radiating (but obviously not so close as to get burned!) and say:
Fire warm, fire bright
Fire glows in the night
Fire shines like the sun
The transformation has begun!
Put the cauldron onto your hearth.
Now you can get creative.
Each individual item you add to your magic soup will bring with it magic ingredients to serve a purpose by themselves, and a greater purpose overall.
For expediency's sake, whatever you are going to add, chop it into small pieces so it cooks faster and also helps blend the tastes.
I would suggest a minimum of one piece of meat, a stock cube or a vegetarian stock cube if you're that way inclined and three kinds of vegetables of three different colours, one red, one golden, and one green.
Bring out each item at a time, very ceremoniously, even if it is only an old stock cube or a rubbery carrot or such.
Get it ready (unwrap it, clean it, chop it) and then give it a magical purpose.
Bring your power
bring your essence,
make us proud and strong!
[Throw it into the pot whilst saying:]
So shall it be!
If you really can't think of anything else, you can use the above four line spell for everything you add to the pot, but it is much more fun if you make up your own special magic dedications for each and every addition.
The green vegetable can be dedicated to prosperity, wealth and money for all who will eat of this soup; the yellow vegetable can be for joy, sunshine, happiness, the red vegetable for health and well being. You can add noodles and they can be dedicated to having a happy family, potatoes for luck and good fortune, different herbs and spices, each with its own magical component dedicated whatever you would like, just be free and CHILDLIKE in doing this, let it flow.
When you've got everything in the cauldron and it's boiling nicely, we are ready for the final step which binds it all together - the addition of the salt.
Everyone who is involved in making this magic potion will now add their special and unique blessing and "seal the soup" with a pinch of salt. You'll have to ration out the salt according to how many people are taking part in this so it doesn't end up tasting too salty, obviously.
Get everyone to line up close to the cauldron with their little pinch of salt and starting with the youngest, have them say:
With all my love
from (insert name)
... and throw the salt into the soup. (If there are very small children involved, lift them up and help them throw it sort of in the general direction of the pot, that will do just the same).
Finally, the person in charge, you, I presume, has the last say and they say:
May this magic soup bring us together, and bring us joy.
So shall it be!
Now you simply set a timer for a few minutes and you might now get the table ready, bowls, bread and butter if that's going to be happening as well. If you have chopped up the ingredients fairly small and you haven't added anything that takes ages and ages to cook, such as rice, your soup should be ready to eat within ten minutes.
Place a mat on the table, secure any small children and ceremoniously bring the cauldron to the table and place it in the center. Make sure you have a big ladle.
Everybody should be quite excited by now; the person in charge (you) says:
With help of the universe,
we have made this meal together
in love and in joy.
We give thanks to creation.
* Change this in accordance with your beliefs to sound just right to you and yours.
Now ladle out the soup, starting with the youngest again, and naming them specifically as you fill each bowl, such as:
Magic soup for Susie
with all our love!
No-one gets to start eating until all the bowls have been filled.
Enjoy your magic soup, talk about your wishes, your dreams and experiences - and be blessed in all ways!