Welcome to Three Things Thursday – your weekly dose of three mini posts in a larger post.
Virtual Vernal Equinox:
Life changed quickly due to Covid-19, and my grove adapted with an online ritual. Unlike other instances when we did virtual rites, I did all the parts. I wanted to make it as stress-free as possible, so I streamed what I did online and left quiet moments for those joining in to speak to the Kindreds at their own home altars. When I called to the Nature Spirits, a red squirrel shimmied really close, stared at me, then chirped! Online rituals are always awkward, but I tried to make it peaceful and simple. People from out of town took part or viewed it later. I’m glad that I helped others find some comfort in a scary time. It was certainly a learning experience!
Devotionals with my Daughter:
Like many of you, I’m groping through this whole social distancing experience. As I figure out how to balance teaching my students online and keeping my daughter on some sort of educational routine, I decided to include her in morning devotionals. I usually do them on my own before heading to work, but lately I felt it was important to make it more of a family affair. She cuddles up and hugs me while we take three calming breaths. I’ve had to shorten my ritual a little, and I let her choose who she makes offerings to. I think she’s finally at a perfect age to appreciate the added comfort.
As I wait for feedback on RIVER MAGIC, I’m doing my best to keep busy and improve my craft. A sequel is taking shape in the form of an outline, and I’m working on a flash fiction inspired by the Adirondack Center for Writing’s prompt. Stuck at home, writing is even more important to me. It’s an outlet and escape. It’s another way to connect to others. I’m so grateful for Brigid’s inspiration.
How are you creating and connecting to others while staying inside?
2 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday: Virtual Vernal Equinox, Devotionals with my Daughter, and a Writing Update”
I think that’s wonderful! Adapting to situations and environments is what we do as a species, and I find it interesting how there are those who accept modern technology as a means and those who refuse (yeah, we’ll see how they feel after one week of lockdown).
On Monday I ran my first ever on-line meditation for the Equinox (my Moot meets on the nearest Monday to the event) and the response was staggering, the group loved it and we discussed using the same format for the lessons I send them (most of them are experienced, but don’t even know the basics) as well as write them, one of them prints it off for their notes!
It’s lovely you include your daughter in your devotionals, too.
Here’s hoping you and yours stay safe!
Thank you! I’m glad your online meditation went well. I think people are especially appreciative of these experiences now. Every little bit helps. Be well!
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