March 23rd, 2009
|05:03 pm - Busy life, lots to do. What's sleep?|
Holy crap, I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. It's not lettin' up, and is (in fact) getting worse.
Yesterday was a great ritual, though I've got that usual sneaking suspicion that I oughtn't try new things at ritual, because sometimes when I do so, I can muck up a perfectly good rite without any help.
On the bright side, though, I got my first light sunburn of the year and I'm happier for it.
We both know we live in different orbits
Different islands different worlds
Though we really are the same
I'm just glad, glad we started talking
Finally realize no one is to blame
I'm working very hard to keep up on my email recently, and doing a fair job of it. Of course, I'm only going on about three or four days of "keeping up," so it's not really worth much.
I've been watching a lot of movies and TV shows in what little down-time I have. Maggie and I are currently in the middle of re-watching Firefly (Grr-Arg). I'm amazed that I have any free time at all, and I often feel like I'm wasting it, getting virtually nothing done when I should be getting craploads done in all cases. There's so much to do, and I just can't really prioritize as well as I used to be able to. I'm pretty sure that I'm neglecting nearly everything I need to do in favour of work.
I want to do what's right, I want to do what's fair
I sent my dad a copy of the HBO John Adams mini-series recently, and I hope he enjoys it. More to the point, I hope he got the DVD player he got last year hooked up to his TV.
Here's hoping that the ADF Clergy Training Program Third Circle will be approved soon. I need to try and get it sent out for wording and discussion on the Clergy Council, but dunno if I'll manage it tonight. . . too much to do, as usual. But, if we get it approved, it'll be the first time since the mid- to late-90's that ADF has had a program of study that could take someone from new member all the way through ordination as an ADF Priest.
This excites me immensely. Immensely.
Yeah with a tin cup for a chalice, fill it up with good red wine
And I'm a chewin' on a honeysuckle vine
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: "Tin Cup Chalice", -JB
Sleep? I think I read about that in one of the books I am muddling through...
New things are good for us. If I can do new things successfully in ritual, so can you. ;) I love what you did with the Eos meditation, and the gate opening was better than you think it was. *I* think (per usual) you were just a little uncomfortable outside of your box...which perhpas means maybe you should step out of it more often?
Oh, I get out of my box plenty. I think it just means that I need to practice more :)
Yes, I really liked the Eos meditation as well, though it did feel a little bit long to me.
I always feel like sleep is one of those things that your body will take when it desperately needs it. I rarely sleep deeply or restfully until I'm completely exhausted. It's like insomnia, but with less anarchy and bare knuckle boxing.
Thanks. It was a bit long, and a bit disjointed. Still, the foundations were pretty good, I think. Just needed more work building the structure on top, is all.
No mucking up from where I was standing. Loved the meditation, I found it very easy to get into, though this was helped by the fact that I was before dawn that morning cooking barley. The part that felt long was the actual "open the gates" and "close the gates" chanting but I think it was more that there were so many freakin voices in that circle, and people didn't start out slow and soft, than you taking time with the fire, well and tree. Despite that the opening and closing were definitely felt. Much more so than I've experienced with other rites. I found myself thinking, so that's what a grove priest is for.
I found myself thinking, so that's what a grove priest is for.
That's what people should say any time they see us in ritual. . . Dunno how often it happens, though ;)
It's the time-taking with the fire/well/tree that I'm not pleased with, actually. Seems that was the most out of place part of it, and everything else went swimmingly.
Another dawn goddess, Usas
, and I get along famously, so it wasn't much of a stretch to talk about Eos, but discussing her as "daughter of night" was a bit of an oddity for me.
I figured what you were doing with the fire, well and tree was traditional for you or Three Cranes, based on what I saw at Summerland which left us Black Bears in awe btw. But I couldn't hear every word either time, with all the chanting, so I wasn't aware of the differences, only that it did feel longer. You are certainly welcome.
I was telling my fiance yesterday that I would have liked to have seen you addressing the Outdwellers based on what I've read about your relationship with them and Eris. He said perhaps it was a conflict of interests. The woman who did it, had the right sentiment going on with hospitality but it felt awkward. The broken bottle might have had something to do with it ;)
We do like the spinnin' :)
We've generally come to the conclusion that the person who does the Outdweller offering oughtn't do a part in the rest of the rite. . . I do them on occasion (I did that part at Yule, where I recited the story of Sigurðr and Fafnir), but not very often, since my role as Grove Priest tends to put me into ritual rather than outside of it.
I suspect that the broken bottle was more than enough to throw her off (and the blood! Oh, the blood!), but skarlett_syn
has an even more intimate relationship than I do with Eris, I think, so she was really the best choice for this rite.
"my role as Grove Priest tends to put me into ritual rather than outside of it"
Makes good sense.
I found myself thinking, so that's what a grove priest is for.
I should also mention: "Thanks for that, it means a lot." Because, you know, it does.
Taken last year at Trillium, actually. My hair is nearly twice as long now. . .
Oh, someone else would have become a driving force. I do, though, agree that I probably got it done faster than such a force would have arisen, though. It might be about this time next year that you were looking at CTP3, not this year.
We probably will. But Leadership Dev. 1 is passed at the moment, so like you said, "hiccup." We'll have opportunities to fix that soon.
I figure I just shouldn't try the new stuff in ritual without a lot more practice first!