Since CUUPS Chapters are typically tenants of a host Unitarian Universalist Congregation, it is important to be familiar with the steps of the Nice-Nice Ritual. In order to keep the peace with the folks that grant us access to their property, it behooves us to know how to do Nice-Nice. "The more focused the need, the fewer props you will require." Define the Purpose of the Ritual: Are You Doing This To Feel Better about Your Sense of Entitlement or to Work Magick of Reconciliation? Prepare Oneself: Free Oneself of Personal Baggage of Past Grievances and Annoyances. Create a Sacred Space: Decide Where You Will Perform This Magick: At the Church, in a Private Home, or a Neutral Place. Select What Else Might Be Appropriate As To When To this Working: The Phase of the Moon The Position of the Planets The Day of the Week The Number Involved Color The Ambiance and Scent The Moods of Others Casting the Circle: Get with the Other Parties and Mark Out That Which You All Hold Sacred. Calling the Quarters: Invite the Elementals Most Meaningful for Your Situation: East - Thought ( Head Stuff ) South - Transformation ( Church Growth ) West - Emotion ( Fear that the Pagans are Taking Over ) North - Materiality ( Money is Tight and We Want Free Rent ) Invoke the Deity: We Pagans understand the many aspects of Deity. Call upon one that fits. Juno is the Roman Goddess of the Hearth and appropriate in placating the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Artemis might help you relate to the Social Action Committee. Bacchus is the God of Two Faces and might be appropriate when dealing with politicians. Perform the Magical Working: Accepting Responsibility for Whatever Happens Can Help A Lot. Raise Energy: Join Together in a Common Purpose with the Church People. Celebrate Communion: Share the Good Things You All Have in Common. Thank the Lady and the Lord: In Private, Thank The Forces You Invoked. Dismiss the Quarters: In Private, Give Thanks to the Elementals you Invited. Ground and Center: Take a Deep Breath Conclude with Thanks: Sharing of Gratitude is Both Healing and Liberating from Feelings of Burnout and Oppression. Open the Circle: Get Away from the Church People Before You Do Something Else to Upset Them. Sometimes the Nice-Nice Ritual must be performed more than once.