I wrote a bit not so long ago about my devotions. Today I’ve realised I have a cycle of devotional and religious practice that I didn’t plan but has just fallen into place.
The flame keeping I am now doing with Clann Bhride means I am now spending a period of time devoted to Brigantia every 20 days but the cill tends as a group on the fire festivals so I began flame tending at sunset on 30th May. After 24 hours which included a fair amount of contemplation as well as other more mundane and devotional activities I completed that shift at sunset on May 1st. This evening, May 2nd, I have lit three tea lights and made my lunar cycle devotional offerings to Brigantia. Tomorrow I will be joining Tuatha de Bridget for the Beltane Ritual during the afternoon and in the evening I will light a candle and make my lunar devotions to Epona Rigantona. As it’s a Sunday I will also be making my weekly devotions to Maponos.
The full moon is at 03.42 GMT 4th May so at some stage on Monday 4th Neil and I will be doing the Druid Network international full moon peace intention ritual. And that evening I will be making my lunar cycle devotions to the one I know as Cailleach.
My usual flame keeping shift happens to fall on Tuesday 5th May so I will be finishing this cycle of devotional and religious activity as I began it with a flame tending shift.
So in the space of a few days I will be engaging in devotions with all the deities I have developed relationships with as well as engaging in a Beltane ritual and a peace intention ritual.
This is an unusually intense period of devotions for me and it will be interesting to see what else comes of all this activity.