December was a slow sleepy month for me in some ways. My activity levels were pretty low, but there was actually quite a bit going on at deeper levels.
1. Some nice outdoor meditations, the usual seasonal gardening stuff, that sort of thing. We also got totally switched over to compact flourescents this month – the electric bill has already gone down as a result.
2. I participated in Llyn Hydd Grove’s Yule ceremony, which I enjoyed very much. I’m looking forward to getting to know this group better. I also did a solitary AODA ritual on Solstice morning. My usual group didn’t meet this month – I feel like my energy isn’t going that way anymore and I feel a little bad about that.
3. Daily meditation, of course
I haven’t done much on this path, at least in any outward way – I’ve really kept to myself this month. I read Philip Carr-Gomm’s “The Druid Way,” which was truly inspiring and felt like a great leap forward in my understanding of my spirituality.
I’ve been doing the AODA ritual form at least twice a week, usually more. This Yule was the first time in a few years that I haven’t done a ritual of my own composition – I let Llyn Hydd and the Druidry Handbook tell me what to do instead.
I read Beresford-Ellis’ and Stuart Piggot’s books on the Druids.
I don’t know that I’ve done anything overt on this path this month – though it’s interesting that I decided to look into studying Episcopalian Christianity and suddenly found a grove led by a former Episcopalian minister.
Music – Tin whistle is coming along nicely. It’s really fun for me.
Divination – I’ve been doing a daily Ogham divination. Nothing too interesting to report yet – I need more practice and familiarity with it.
Healing – my usual herbalism stuff
Fiber art – this has been a HUGE success for me – I crocheted a scarf and a hat and am ridiculously proud that they both came out well.