Today was the day 1 of the nine day devotional I am doing to the goddess Bridget. I sat at my indoor alter, upon it was a framed picture of the goddess and a Bridgit’s cross I made last Imbolc. There are a number of other items on my alter but for this work they are not important. I rang the bell that sits on my alter nine times, as is my custom to begin all meditation and ritual here. I then went through the devotional outlined by Rev. Corrigan. I meditated on my inner image of the goddess for a long time. Much of the imagery incorporated what was laid down in the text, but there were some details that were all my own. At times I lost my focus, as thoughts of the impending school finals and the need to study, or of the poor clinical review I was anticipating today, rudely came barging into my mind. However I was able to let them go and come back to the beautiful image of the goddess. It seemed to have a calming effect for me. I am thankful for that. Now post clinical review, which went as I suspected (though I still passed the clinic), I find myself wanting to go back to that space. There was peace and beauty there. Needless to say, I am looking forward to tomorrow, where I will continue the devotionals.
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