Ogham-Duir (Oak)

Today was the harvesting of Duir from my ogham stave, a couple of days late following the New Moon because of being away on a therapy course.

Duir, sacred to the druids, is a tree of immense strength. It is also a gateway tree, gateway to inner truth, inner knowledge. After attuning with the Celtic Reiki essence Schumann for rebalancing, I asked permission to harvest the essence of the Duir which gave my ogham being.

Immediately I sensed great heat from the ogham stave, and felt drawn to press it into my hara/dantien. It rested there for some time, a fire burning brightly but steadily.

Drawn into the fire, I passed through this oak fire and found myself at the sacred fire of Brighid – a warm welcome from Her, welcoming me home to Her. Resting a while, I sensed when it was time to leave. Her fire came back with me, a fire in my hara. Strength. Courage for the journey ahead.

Now I send this essence out to any who need. It is an essence of warm strength, of welcome from Brighid.

Blessed Be.

Sacred Space Interfaith Healing Ritual

Yesterday I shared a powerful healing Sacred Meal with an Interfaith Minister friend of mine.

It was largely to share within ritual space some of my journey with emerging memories of MDSA as a child. To share healing. To place this trauma in the hands of the One who is my Source, the One to whom I will return, and the One who is my Light along the way.

We blessed each others bodies with salt water. Blessed my lovely Brighid statue, which I surrounded with my Northern Tamarisk beads and gems sacred to Brighid.  

I shared my emerging memories in the form of a litany of grief: grief for the girl raped by her adoptive mother; grief for the girl who was made to experience oral sex at such a young age; grief for the girl who nearly died at her mothers hands; grief as well for a father unwittingly coerced into more covert sexual abuse.

These memories, written on a piece of paper, were placed along with my vows made into the hands of Brighid at Imbolc under her statue.

I am grateful for the sacred friendship offered. For a true Anam Cara. For the possibility of healing.

 

Imbolc Vows

February 2nd is the anniversary of my first vows as a Carmelite nun back in 1990 and for the last few years I have marked this anniversary with my own, somewhat alternative, vows.

Holding my little Brighid statue today it was very simple:-

 

To honour myself as woman

To reclaim my body from my mother

To embrace my true sexuality as it emerges