For those of you who have followed my previous blog, you will know that I value deeply the importance of a strong, daily personal practice. It is not enough to simply do ritual or core practices when 'intuition' tells you to. If you want to become a master of the guitar, you play the guitar every day (whether you want to or not) so that eventually when you really want to play well, you can. Simple.
I am a big fan of constantly examining, refining and altering one's personal practice. It should never descend into habit or obligation.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to experiment with using the Pentacles as portals to each of the core Feri practices. I still love this idea. However, stopping after each practice to do another Pentacle felt stilted and restricted a flow of energy. So, yet again, here is my daily practice:
- Star Goddess Prayer and Statement of Practice
- Prayer to the Twins
- Prayer to the Ancestors
- Prayer to the Guardians
- Prayer to the Lemniscate Gods
- Running of all Four Pentacles
- Ha Prayer
- Sitting Practice
- Three Souls Affirmation
- Dedication of Merit
- Self-Love Rite
- Gratitude to the Allies
Once again, we'll see how this goes.