As I have gone deeper in my practice and spirituality, I’ve come to realize the value of a regular practice. I do a (mostly) daily practice, but I think that there is value in weekly or monthly practices as well. The value is as much in the repetition and the way it reinforces your spiritual focus as it is in the creation of relationships with the Kindreds.
I do not think that you need to spend long at the practice either. It’s the fact that you show up that matters.
My daily practice is pretty short as you can see from the 90second-ish video below but I find that I really miss doing it when I don’t.
I should add here that a Daily Practice is NOT required to be any kind of pagan. It’s a great way to get closer to the gods and spirits, but it’s not the only way.
If you’re interested in starting a Daily Practice, take some time to figure out what you want to do. Look at the options out there. Some people include journal writing or magical journaling as part of their practice, some include meditation or yoga, others just pray, or make offerings. A practice has to work for you or you’ll abandon it.
To give you an idea of what a daily practice could look like, here’s what I do.
My Daily Practice
as of December 2020
[Ring a chime three times]
Kindled by the great flame
Kept by prudent skill
Join with our common hearth
Let these flames be as one.
[light the candle]
I call to the Kindreds
and the allies of my Hearth
My thanks to You
for your Blessings
[Make an offering]
To the Ancestors, Noble Ones, the Shining Ones
my thanks to You for your Blessings
[scribe an awen on your tree or in the air near your symbol of earth]
I call to the Spirits of Healing
may you hear the calls of all who need healing
and may all be well again.
[Make an offering]
I call to the spirits of the Ogham
may you share Your wisdom with us.
[Draw an Ogham disk]
[You can see the video at https://youtu.be/HBLnNpdR1cYhttps://youtu.be/HBLnNpdR1cY]