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  1. In Your Own Words - your thoughts and feelings – maybe a full blog post on a topic of your choice related to your path (or Paganism in general) or just a few sentences on where you are right now. What are you studying? What are you thinking? Who are you, and where are you going on your Pagan path? What’s right and what’s wrong in Paganism at the moment?
    • Where – I'm currently solitary mostly by force of habit, and to a lesser extent by circumstance (I am currently coming to terms with a range of chronic health issues, some of which adversely impact my mobility). My matron goddess is the Morrigan; my practises have most in common with druidry (I have completed OBOD's bardic grade, and am working on ADF's dedicant material – neither is a perfect fit for how I practice). I have a tendency to observe the lunar cycle in abeyance and am more careful about observing the fire festivals (Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasdagh & Samhain).
    • Study – I am still studying Ogam using Erynn Rowan Laurie's "Weaving Word Wisdom" – I say still studying because I've not been as good about it as I should be, and after more than a year of study I still require multiple texts to confirm my gut interpretation. I am also trying to be more intuitive with my tarot cards. I had fallen out of the habit of doing a daily reading, but I hope to pick it up again.
    • Thoughts – I need to be more careful with my personal practice, and I should probably stop irritating my matron (being hit over the head with one's ignorance in a meditation is less than entertaining). I would like to make my practice more deliberate, and integrate it into my day-to-day life more carefully. I would dearly love to find a way of making a living that also allows me to achieve a better faith–work–life balance than I managed in my previous job.
    • Path – A decade after my 1st step on the path I am currently engaged in walking, I would still barely consider myself a neophyte, and other than a few large rituals, at OBOD's camp, it is very unusual for me to perform an act of worship with another. I would like to change that, and possibly work towards engaging in clergy training.
    • Right and Wrong? - I am probably not the right person to ask about this. Despite my proximity to places such as Glastonbury, I am fairly isolated (at least in a physical sense) from other pagans.
  2. Post A Pic - post an image related to your path, or one that invokes a feeling/emotion related to your spirituality (or craft… if one is a non-religious Witch), along with a sentence or two describing the image.
    • FearnAlder (Artist Karen Cater)
      shield of warriors; shelter of the heart
    • Ioho
      Yew (Artist Karen Cater)
      older than letters; a legacy of memories
  3. Musical Musings - post a song, chant or poem related to your path, or one that invokes a feeling/emotion related to your spirituality (or craft). Can be in word form, but videos would definitely be awesome as well. On a spiritual level, what is your music of the moment? Is this a song stuck in your head, or one you played before your last ritual?
    • Bittersweet
      Sometimes
      When the night-
      Mare lurks
      At the edge of my
      Sight
      I deliberately turn
      And embrace
      Her.
      I reach one hand out to
      My Lady
      And then I throw
      Myself
      Into the Sight and
      Smell
      And Sound
      Of the death of
      One of my
      Ghosts.
      I steal the pain
      And fight the tears
      Because the night-
      Mare offers me
      Something
      Long lost
      And the price
      Is far more
      Than I can
      Afford
      But I'll keep paying
      Because the night-
      Mare is always
      And for ever there.
    • And a song stuck in my head:
  4. Action! Action! - post about a ritual, working or other experiential moment related to your path that has occurred recently, or that you are planning to do.
    • I sat vigil overnight (30 Apr - 1 May) with a pillar candle that I lit before the sun went down and kept it lit till the sun rose once more and I tweaked the wards on my flat during that period and studied my catechisms (I'll post them one of these days - I keep acquiring new questions and expanding my answers) which always seems easier in the half-state that the festivals lend me.
  5. Eureka! - post about something new that you have learned, or discovered recently, that is related to your path or Paganism in general.
    • I always find her the moment I stop searching for her.



Hopefully this project will be the kick i need to keep myself studying.

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