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

Brighid-Luis

Today I harvested an essence from my Luis (Rowan) ogham stave.

As I held my Brighid’s Flame prayer beads from Northern Tamarisk in my right hand, and my ogham in my left hand, they fused into an essence of a gentle Fire, of Protection. The flame beads merging with the berries of Luis as I welcome the new moon in the Celtic month of Rowan.

I send this healing essence out now to those in need of the gentle flame of Brighid-Luis at this time. May she bring you the Protection you need, and her Fire to take out into the world.