Post by anfiasaloch on Nov 8, 2013 17:41:57 GMT -8
I should mention that my daily morning and evening devotions are from Gaol Naofa's daily practice rituals that are based on the lighting and smooring of the hearth fire prayers found in the Carmina Gadelica.
And of course, I've now swung back to daily practices for Sobek and Heru-sa-Aset, with new and full moon rites for Hekate. I'm beginning to suspect I can either have a daily practice, or a festival calendar, but not both. This may take some work to reconcile.
I'm mildly obsessed with reading about other people's daily practice/worship
My "day" starts just before I go to bed when I pour out water libations to Ganesha, Ma'at, and the Theoi. As soon as I've woken and washed, the water of Ganesha and Ma'at reverts to me and I drink those, and the water for the Theoi gets poured over their icon (a multicolored shooter marble, fyi.) Each of the two takes maybe 30 seconds. I think it would be nice to expand it a bit, but I doubt my ability to stick with a longer routine. They aren't pushing for more, though They think it's a nice idea; so my practice stays where it is.
The first time I leave the house each day, I stop at the threshold altar. On it are a Brick, for Zeus Erkios- Lord of the House and it's Grounds; a set of 3 Keys, for Hecate- Mistress of keys, who stands at the gate; and a small herm, for Hermes Enodios- Lord of Travelers. They each get a libation of water (I really only drink water and soda, and soda isn't an appropriate libation) poured over their icons. The act is somewhere between setting an alarm and saying hi to the neighbors who sit on their porch all day and therefore see everything.
My shrine to Hestia is slightly ignored, as I'm a bit of a hermit. But Her candle gets lit when I have company, and while I'm cleaning in preparation for said company. Right behind it is a mini shrine for Zeus Ktesios [Guardian of the Storehouse], where I keep the paperwork for my banking. I feel I should do more, but I don't know what.
And there you have my daily practices.
Oh, and my desktop image is of a hearth fire, as most of my socializing is done through the internet. So there's that, too.