I did my meditation rather late in the day and just before a friend came over to talk about taking over the USUPA. I decided to use my meditation time to ask the spirits about what I should keep in mind for the new leadership.
I’ve been repeating my First oath before each meditation session. I’ve found it a very nice reminder of my priorities. I think it’s easy to forget sometimes why we practice.
I, Kassie, declare myself to be a pagan, a seeker of the old ways, a worshiper of the elder gods.
I feel self identification, saying ME, this person that I am chooses to renew my vow each day to seek with diligence the ways of blood and memory.
With this sacred oath I set my foot upon the path, the druid’s way, I vow to make my dedication plain.
With this statement I remind myself that each day is new, with no mistakes in it ( In Ms. Stacey’s voice from Anne of Green Gables). I don’t have to worry about what, or how I did yesterday or how I will do tomorrow. This is a mindfulness statement. A renewal of promises that are frankly quite easy for our modern mind to breeze over.
I vow to seek virtue in my life, to do right by my kin, my friends and my community, I vow to make my paganism real by keeping the rites and works that call to me.
I am accountable for me. I will conduct myself with honor and always have choice in my discovery of identity as a pagan on this particular path.
I vow to deepen my understanding of the ways through study and action. I do this with the blessing of the shinning ones, the old gods of my blood, the ancestors of my bone. These things I swear . So Say I.
Don’t tell me, show me. 😉 I will live what I study to the best of my ability. I will work on integrating the virtues and my understanding of them into my daily life because frankly it will make me better.
Anyway a little thought I had before I drew my omen. As it was for the transition of Power in the USUPA I focused on that and drew The Star.
The Star is pure in her honesty. She hides nothing and lets you DEAL with that. (I think). The Star encourages one to develop a calm, clear confidence in the future ( For me : It will be okay in someone else’s hands. For Them: They have all the skills and experience needed to succeed. ) . One will be able to tap into that bright yet tranquil energy.
Signifying self esteem, confidence and inner well being- the Star has all she needs. She is connected but not burdened to her intuition. It is simple, natural, authentic life….and available to myself and the new leadership of the USUPA. For them and for me this seems a very auspicious card for this time in my life.