We kicked off our spring season by getting to know the goddess of spring, Brigid. She is the goddess of fire, poetry, and creation. All things of which I am quite fond. We made Brigid crosses and tied them into knots while chanting, to give our work more of the energy we need to get through these next few months. For those of you who don't know, I am going to be writing a book of poetry this year. I'm very proud of this because of something kind of strange. I used to have this friend I met in a poetry chat room, and for the longest time I felt like I couldn't write anything without her. Life forced us apart and at the end of last year I finally came to terms with the fact that she and I just aren't meant to be. But, with that epiphany, came another idea. I want this year to be about the gifts I've been too afraid to share with anyone until now. I want to challenge myself, to find things out of my comfort zone to write about. I also want to (well, don't WANT to but feel like I NEED to) write about the things that I've managed to lock away inside of me all this time. My friends know that I do share a lot of things, I try to be as open as I possibly can be, but there are some things that will always remain secret. Well... with Brigid's help, I'm going to dig down deep and find the courage to bring to the surface the things I'd rather just forget. Because this book is a labor of love. It's about all the things that make me who I am, good and bad. Yes, I've been through a lot in my life. I've faced down demons and had to come to terms with endings that ripped me apart. But, with the help of my guardians, guides, ancestors, and I'm pretty sure a whole army of gods and goddesses, I've been put back together. I realized yesterday (and as I've been going along, I've been realizing) that I went through all of these things for a reason. The good, the bad, the very ugly; it lead me to all of you and I'd never take any of it back.
Yesterday was about closing the last chapter of our lives, but also, starting a new one with fresh paper. I made this little video at the request of Pam due to the fact that her son couldn't be with us. I would really like to hear about any revelations anyone else had regarding the ritual last night, if any. Take care and blessed be!