Tonight is the New Moon and I have honored Hecate. I made some offerings of incense and poured a libation of consecrated water. I also sent a prayer of thanks and remembrance to my Honored Predecessors… my own term for those members of the honored dead who were Queer. In a sort of cultural, or perhaps subcultural, way they are my Ancestors too and I feel a need to grant them a special recognition.
I have been rereading A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceiswr Serith. A very useful little book, I highly reccomend it! I contains a lot of wisdom and information about relating to the Gods through prayer and of the different types of prayer one may offer up to Them. I found some inspiration in the pages of this book, and indeed some great prayers to Liberty for the upcoming U.S. Independence Day.
The last few weeks I have been just kind of coasting along. I think I have somehow switched the Winter Solstice stasis/hibernation patterns of my youth for a Summer Solstice Stasis now that I live in a land of Stifling heat and humidity. I have also been thinking, some, about this annual pattern of ‘hibernation’. Everything but the most necessary duties, work and some housework, is dropped.
I am feeling betwixt and between as I realize I need something more than Solitary practice at this point in my life. I also feel intimidated as I contemplate trying to immerse myself in Witchcraft and how shall I ballance that with building my career in the Hospitality and Restaurant industry?
I think… no, I know I need to meditate more, and pray more. I need to open myself up to the inspiration of the Gods and I need to learn to listen to Them and to the wisdom of the world around me, as well as that quiet voice of Wisdom inside myself.
Strange. I find myself thinking about a truly spiritual life and how it is sometimes like climbing up a seemingly endless series of fire escapes. You work and you strive to reach a level and then there is more work ahead of you. Living a faith, any faith, is like that. It is a continuing journey, an eternal blossoming forth into the light of the Divine.