I hope everyone had a nice Mabon – I had to go to work and honestly didn’t circle or do anything special.
However, I don’t feel totally horrible about that because this past month I’ve been spending it with Brighid. I’ve been working nearly exclusively with The Morrigan for a while now and I was missing the connection that I had with Brighid.
Brighid was the first Goddess that I considered to be “mine.” She’s the first one that I had a deep connection with and, like I said, I just missed Her.
So, instead of trying to go out and find someone who had made a 30-Day Challenge, I decided to make my own. This way it’d be totally customized to my schedule and would have activities that would be meaningful for me.
Now, to be honest, I didn’t do a lot of what I had planned. Work and school schedules changed, I got tired, I got lazy. That’s why this was a challenge, yes? Either way, I’m going to take another shot at this, probably in November, because next month I’m planning to do a 30-Day Challenge with The Morrigan. If there’s interest, let me know and I’ll post the prompts daily so that we can do them together!
What I Did (Or Didn’t Do)
- Dedication Letter
- Milk Bath
- Water Rite
- Massage (This was way fun!)
- Read 1 myth
- Write a prayer
- Read another myth
- Paint an image for your altar
- Read a bit of Morgan Daimler’s “Brigid.”
- Write a dedication piece for your altar
- Take a photo for eventual altar art
- Write poetry in Her name
- Protection ritual
- Rest – 1/2 hour meditation (Halfway Mark!)
- Full Moon Ritual
- Make a mojo bag
- Clean altar
- Water Rite
- Walk outside for 5 minutes
- Prepare for Mabon
- Crochet something for the altar
- Read druidry.com (prepicked articles)
- Cook something!
- Take another walk and meditate
- Meditate for 20 minutes
- Journal about what you’ve learned and what you can get rid of
- Burn that which does not serve you
- Dedication Ritual!
What I’ve Learned: Having 1 concrete thing for me to do every day seems to help more, and keep me more on track than if I just have a To-Do list. It makes studying and learning less stressful, and makes it more manageable. Being honest with myself about how much time I’ll have for certain activities will make this more likely to be a successful challenge.
Having 1 concrete thing for me to do every day seems to help more, and keep me more on track than if I just have a To-Do list. It makes studying and learning less stressful, and makes it more manageable. Being honest with myself about how much time I’ll have for certain activities will make this more likely to be a successful challenge.
I don’t feel an incredible amount of connection, but a bigger one for sure. Getting a new ring to dedicate to Her and wear every day helps keep Her close.
Well, that’s it for now! Again, if you’re interested in The Morrigan Challenge I’m putting together, let me know! It’s going to be a little different than the Brighid one!