Did I mention I get into “Ancestor mode” at this time of year…

I finally got around to writing the prayer that I will use daily for my for ancestor veneration, I have recently been feeling the need to go beyond my current set up. The prayer might need to be tweaked here and there but overall I am happy with it. For the last year or more I have only honored 4 ancestors the reason for doing that was because I was new to ancestor veneration and I did not want to jump in and honor “The Collective” which is quiet something when you really think of it . I think the best advice I can and will ever give anyone with regards to one’s ancestors is to go and do your research, ask family member’s about them.

I think when people do research into their family trees especially, they only see the name and seem to forget that they where living people who went through all the sorrows and joys that we go through today, the only difference is they lived in a different time period.



Grave Offering

Flowers for my Ancestors that are interred at the  graveyard, fitting as I am currently doing research into more of my ancestors, especially my Paternal grandmother's family. I get into "Ancestor mode" a month or two before Samhain lol

Flowers for my Ancestors that are interred at the graveyard, fitting as I am currently doing research into more of my ancestors, especially my Paternal grandmother’s family. I cant help but get into “Ancestor mode” as I call it, a month or two before Samhain.

Mesolithic House

I find the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods of Ireland very interesting  and happened across this by accident while looking for info on Archaeology courses, so this will probably be of interest to others like myself here is a link to the UCD website with more info on the project.

And now for a nice video explaining the project and also mentions of future projects which I am looking forward to seeing and reading about.

Imbolc 2012

19th of February bit late for an Imbolc post don’t ya think lol. I have never done Imbolc before I just didn’t “get it” so this year as my path has changed and is going down a CR path I decided I better do something to welcome back spring and Bridget herself. As with all things in my practise and such it was kept simple . On the day the weather was cold with a slight breeze coming in from the Atlantic and the Sun shining down in a near cloudless sky. I spent the day on work placement for College in preschool and as it was Saint Bridget’s day anyways I got the kids to make some Bridget’s days cards to bring home to their parents as all children do on this day.

Cards they made with my "Artistic" skill and help
Cards they made with my "Artistic" skill and help
I love this one and the Pansy flower she did

Once I was finished I went home to do my offering to Goddess Bridget. I just remembered how busy I was on this day as I am writing it and going to do the offering and prayer was a nice calm in the eye of the storm so to speak. I am happy with how it went today I was outside in the garden and come across the egg shells which had a nice hole cracked in them by either a bird or rat and the egg was happily eaten

2 Eggs, brown soda bread, Milk and Frankincense and myrrh
Bridget's little shrine
Saying Thank you for her help