October 11th, 2011
|07:33 am - Court of the Sky: thoughts on the first working|
Over the last few nights, I have added some work to my devotional schedule; specifically, I am now doing moonrise devotionals to see how they go over the next "little while," whatever that may mean.
See this all has to do with new alliances that we formed (or tried to form, as the case may be) at last weekend's Clergy Retreat. I left the trancework with the knowledge that I had "more to do" in this arena, but that the spirits were willing to entertain my advances and hear my requests. That alone is pretty awesome.
The addition of these new allies is something strange, though. This is not because they are hard to work with, but mostly because they are so Other. These are spirits most akin to Greek daimones, if I were to choose a spirit classicists and my fellow Pagans might recognize, but I have always made mental sense of those beings, understood their form, and found reliable communication with them.
These new allies are somewhat outside my experience, which is both really cool and really unnerving.
And so, I find myself deeply interested in them and Their ways, and back at that stage of, "Well, make offerings in good faith," which is a place I have rarely been of late. It is nice to have a bit of uncertainty introduced into the work: I find that a wonderful thing.
It is an exciting place to be, honestly, and I look forward to the challenge in the work.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: chipper
Current Music: "Floridays", -JB
|Date:||October 11th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Hopefully now that that the initial work is done we will have a nice, dry Wellspring next year.
We can hope, but the primary alliances weren't with that aspect of the sky. Still, I don't see why we can't ask about it :)
After the work with the Court of Brighid and Tsirona, I have been in that place of uncertainty on a regular basis. It is a nice change, but it has also been nice to take a break from exploring and go back to something familiar this month--the Ancestors.
Please keep posting about this. You definitely have my attention!
Don't worry, I have more to post. I'm trying to find a way to illustrate it before I do, though. . .
I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they really are very other. I think that's okay to feel, and to worry about, but just because they are "other" doesn't mean that we can't take the first step and offer our trust to them.
Of course, the same rules apply: don't accept their food or drink! Otherworld food offered with the best of intentions is still an issue for us.