Someone is chosen to preside over this ceremony. It can be a trainer or a respected friend.
We come together in this place today to witness these two people as they make a commitment to each other that they are not at this time able to make under the laws of any land but which they know they must make.
This commitment is without end, depth, breadth or height. It is immeasurable, cannot be seen, touched or felt by anyone more than them. It is a locking of hearts, minds, spirits and souls. It strengthens them and makes them one.
GIVING OF THE COLLAR
Master and submissive face each other with submissive kneeling at Dominant’s feet. Dominant places the collar around submissive’s neck.
With the placing of this collar around your neck and your acceptance thereof, I vow to do everything I can to be worthy of you. I promise to hold you and keep you safe, to stretch you and give you flight, to respect the needs of our relationship above all others, to love you, honor you, support you in all things and be sensitive to your needs and desires all underpinned by the respect that I have for you and the deep and joyful knowledge that with you, two halves are made whole.
I acknowledge the trust you have placed in me and the responsibility that goes with my acceptance of that trust. I will never violate or even threaten to violate that trust. I will endeavor to be open minded enough to learn new things and strong enough to grow. In times of trouble, to be a supportive friend and partner, never forgetting that this is still a loving relationship between two caring people.
I acknowledge and accept with all My heart the gift of submission you have made to Me. The collar itself is a symbol of that which we already know… that you are Mine and by it’s wearing, you are safe to be everything that you are. Do you accept this symbol in the spirit by which it is given you?
Yes, and this answer is given after deep reflection, unpretentious, in the spirit of my submission to You. The collar You offer me is a powerful reminder of the control i have surrendered to You. i accept this collar as an outward expression of Your ownership of me.
i do so freely, fully and without restriction.
i agree to honor our relationship above all others, and seek to fulfill Your needs and desires as You allow. i promise to support You and to be there for You always when You need me. i promise to always communicate openly and honestly with You keeping nothing from You. i will strive to be the best soulmate that i can be for You and will not in any way dishonor You. i will love You also in silence within my soul. i will wear this collar with pride, knowing that You love me, cherish me, respect me and hold me above all others. And in my turn i promise to love, honor, respect and obey You for the rest of eternity.
THE GIVING OF THE LOCK
With this lock i express the finality of my commitment to You and surrender my body and passion to You whenever it is closed.
Within the circle it closes, it allows me to do Your will and allows me to follow in all directions possible. It remains as a solid symbol of my trust in You without fear of outcome and allows me to give myself to You. my trust in You is shown as i give my up my safe words. By my desire to please and not because of fear of punishment. It keeps me safely within Your bond and excludes all others’ power over me.
With each closing of this lock, I shall accept the depths of your passion, devotion, and trust and provide a haven where you are safe to express all desires to me, knowing that I accept all that you have been, all that you are and all that you will be.
The collar is now locked.
May you each know joy and growth, both individually and together, as you begin your new journey.