If you celebrate anything in December, it’s usually a busy time. Regardless of the positives experienced, I think it’s safe to assume that most people are worn out after it’s all said and done. I certainly felt depleted! Today, I restored myself physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
Northern NY is finally getting snow! The roads have been a bit messy, but that didn’t keep me from visiting my massage therapist at Harmony Day Spa. I go every other month or so for a basic Swedish massage from Ashley, although I have received hot and cold stone therapy, as well as a sound healing technique she offers. She’s absolutely amazing, and I always feel rejuvenated when I leave. I always say, some women treat themselves to shoes or manicures – I indulge in massage. My back loves me for it!
As for the intellection restoration, I’m putting my spare time to good use and delving back into the academic side of ADF’s advanced study programs. I reviewed what I left off on, and I’m hoping to finish IE Myth before I go back to work. I can’t make any promises, but I am hoping! I’m also working on Divination 2. I spent some time today pouring through Carmina Gadelica looking for examples of auguries with some success! It’s so fascinating, and is deepening my understanding and experience with the Druid Animal Oracle cards I love so much.
I restored myself spiritually but going to my altar earlier for my weekly ritual. Yes, I’ve kept that up weekly, but after such a busy, extended weekend, returning to my sacred space felt really good. Time away from home almost always disrupts my daily devotionals and other routines. Furthermore, I worked to clean and sain my altar. The space needed a good cleansing. Taking the time to remove dust, incense ash, cat fur, and candle wax felt like removing cobwebs in my mind. Taking pride in one’s spiritual focal point is a way of showing good hospitality to the Kindreds who visit, and the act reaffirms one’s commitments. As we move to the secular New Year, I will be doing a lot more cleaning – both physical and spiritual.