One of the only things I really enjoyed about being in the Christian churches was the predictable structure. I function well in structure, which isn’t common among Pagans.
One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog, this space, was to show that a little structure without dogmatic overtones can be very helpful in spiritual growth. At least for me.
So here it is, my daily routine:
Each morning I wake up and light some incense.
While the smoke fills the room, I walk through my mantra:
“Lord and Lady of the sun and moon,
Cleanse and bless this day, these rooms.
Let this day be free from strife and fear.
Let only joy and love come near.
With blessings given and received,
I walk with Truth in word and deed.
As I will, so shall it be.
And it is so.
This sets my mindset for the day and gives my brain a little time to wake up and connects me with Deity first thing.
The last thing I do every day is a little reading with my cards. While the Celtic Cross is my all-time favorite spread, morning readings are just a 5-card spread to give an overview of
3. The Unexpected
4. My Role
I have come to rely on these readings. Partially because I don’t like walking through life blind, and the cards give me a semblance of control, and partially because my cards are eerily accurate.
This is my routine now, but I used to wake up every day and read a section of a Wiccan text, taking notes and learning my cards. The point is, I find comfort in routine, but I have also reached new spiritual depths by making it a daily practice.
What is your daily practice?