On Saturday I started the Nine Moons program authored by Ian Corrigan. I might have mentioned this before, but a group of us volunteered to be his human guinea pigs. It’s designed to compliment the Initiate Program – its more magical aspects in particular.
Saturday was the New Moon retreat and it was a learning experience as far as scheduling goes. This month, they all take place on Saturdays. I have a 9-5 class on some Saturdays so for a retreat to fall on that day was just… challenging. You see, when we are finished with any unavoidable obligations, we are supposed to dedicate our retreat days to study, meditation, ritual, journaling… Well, silly me, I agreed to take care of some errands after class. We needed groceries and we also needed dinner. By the time we were home, it was very late. I had such little energy. I managed to do everything – morning charm, offerings to the Three Kindreds, devotional, meditation, journaling, reading – except for my formal rite. I did that the next day because I was just too exhausted. Next week, and for all retreats hence, I am going to do my best to not schedule any shopping for that day. My husband and I need to plan better.
Despite the challenge, I am still determined to go through with this.