June 4th, 2007
|09:13 am - A short devotional structure|
At ComFest last year, Three Cranes Grove, ADF, did short devotional rituals every three hours for three days. They were hectic, but they were very, very good for us.
In light of ComFest coming up yet again this year, I wanted to post this, and explain a bit about it.
We stand at the CenterThe central hope was that we could find a way to do our usual opening prayers without going too deeply in depth. So, I took our normal order of opening prayers, and basically:
In the presence of All
Our feet supported by the Earth Mother
Our minds crowned in Inspiration
Our hearts pure of purpose.
Our hearts remain open,
Our minds retain their fire,
Our feet are still supported,
As we depart this place.
May we take our center with us.
This rite is ended.
Then we did a short devotional prayer or offering to the Kindred/Power/entity that we were doing the devotional for.
- Asked folks to find their center,
- noted our usual "Universal Spirit Prayer",
- acknowledged the Earth Mother,
- called on inspiration,
- and reminded us to think on the purpose.
After that, we simply returned ourselves by doing it backwards.
It worked quite well for us, and I really like this very simple, very easy form of devotional.
And I'm very happy that I found it again, because I had no idea where this little devotional structure was until just yesterday.
And this morning dawned beautifully. For those who weren't up and outside by 7 AM, man, did you miss a glorious morning. . .
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: "Lucky Stars", -JB
Dude, why do you think I posted it? Fair game!