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Author Topic: Brighid  (Read 1388 times)

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« on: October 05, 2011, 04:51:18 pm »
Some of you may have seen the post where I was having trouble with the fact that Brighid was wanting to work with me. Reason being I had never really felt a deity would land in my views because I don't believe in higher levels of power structure. So after soul searching, meditating, and journaling I have come to a realization and understanding. I do believe spirit/energy can be separate from the physical and tapped into so why couldn't there be a spirit only being who didn't need a physical shell. That clicked with me and now I'm ready to cultivate a relationship with Brighid. I view her as spirit who has a greater understanding of the energies and Divine. She will be a teacher, mentor, and guide.

I think Brighid contacted me because of my desire to create harmony and beauty within my home and I need major soul healing. While waiting for more from her I tried to think of ways that would incorporate things she is known for. For creativity I will use my journaling and decorating to bring life and beauty to my surroundings. My creative skills are lacking so will work on finding other areas. Healing will be through journaling, FK essays, being good to myself and meditating. Hearth by decorating, cooking, cleaning, etc with the intent of bringing harmony to those who live here and who visit instead of thinking things like "dang more dirty dishes".

I wrote a small prayer for when I light my daily candle that will be given as a gift to her spirit. My very first written prayer ever. I know many of you work with Brighid do my ideas seem like a good starting point?  I know only I can truly feel if it's right but learning from others about their dealings can't be a bad thing.

I also plan on reading up in the Cill and on the older board. I did find a thread that listed books, sites, etc so have lots of studying to do. Thanks for letting me learn about something I never thought would enter my life. Oh and for not judging on the other thread. :)

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Re: Brighid
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 05:08:46 pm »
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I wrote a small prayer for when I light my daily candle that will be given as a gift to her spirit. My very first written prayer ever. I know many of you work with Brighid do my ideas seem like a good starting point?  I know only I can truly feel if it's right but learning from others about their dealings can't be a bad thing.

 
Definitely.  

As you already know, there are a number of us here on TC who honor Brighid, not just members of the TC Cill.  And some of us are dedicated to Her exclusively.  I think it's a fair bet that many of us began our relationships with Her in much the same way.

IME, Brighid is not flashy.  She doesn't usually go in for the dramatic.  I know She has always been gentle with me, even when She's also challenging me and encouraging me to stretch beyond my comfort zone.  ;)

Starting with a simple prayer and a candle is a great way to begin a relationship with Her.  Don't worry -- She'll let you know when you need to do more.  :)

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Re: Brighid
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 08:19:12 pm »
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Starting with a simple prayer and a candle is a great way to begin a relationship with Her.  Don't worry -- She'll let you know when you need to do more.  :)

~ Aster

 
I am also in the beginnings of a relationship with Her.  A simple prayer and lighting a candle is how I've started.  Trust your instincts, and there really is good stuff on the old Forum... I'm still reading through it!

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Re: Brighid
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 01:45:07 am »
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I wrote a small prayer for when I light my daily candle that will be given as a gift to her spirit. My very first written prayer ever. I know many of you work with Brighid do my ideas seem like a good starting point?  I know only I can truly feel if it's right but learning from others about their dealings can't be a bad thing.

I also plan on reading up in the Cill and on the older board. I did find a thread that listed books, sites, etc so have lots of studying to do. Thanks for letting me learn about something I never thought would enter my life. Oh and for not judging on the other thread. :)


It sounds to me like you are off to a great start!  My only bit of advice, would be not to let the excitement of the new trick you into overextending yourself or trying to add/do/change too much too soon.  Like any relationship with a person, a relationship with any diety is well considered to start slow, start small, and build a strong foundation together over time.   One experience at a time.

:)   After all, you can't do much with and for Her if you've run yourself ragged and come down with the flu or some such.
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Re: Brighid
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 02:50:11 pm »
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My only bit of advice, would be not to let the excitement of the new trick you into overextending yourself or trying to add/do/change too much too soon.  Like any relationship with a person, a relationship with any diety is well considered to start slow, start small, and build a strong foundation together over time.   One experience at a time.

 
You're right that the excitement can be a bit overwhelming now that I'm tuned in. I have so much growing and learning to do that is is hard to reign the excitement in. I think it is because Brighid came way out of left field. I'm still a babe in defining my own spirituality and letting it into my life so when She gave me a nudge it was shocking.

Thanks to everyone for the advice. I'm still debating on the Cill...I think I want to wait a bit to cultivate the relationship and see what She says.

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Re: Brighid
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 06:20:13 pm »
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I know many of you work with Brighid do my ideas seem like a good starting point?  


I think they sound great. I'm a huge fan of doing various activities to honor deities. (And your thread reminds me that I can honor Brighid with my cooking, since I've been cooking a lot more lately. :) )

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