Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Mundane Task becomes a Spiritual Experience

I have often heard people say "I have no time for rituals, or to meditate, or to pray!" I find that amusing. I live on and maintain approximately 15 acres. I am a full time clergy person, I am an author and teacher, the list goes on and on. Yet, I find time for things such as this every day. How? Let me give an example.

 Mowing the lawn is one of my favorite activities. For various reasons. I also use mowing the lawn as an opportunity to actively meditate, speak with my Deities, and yes, do ritual. I vary my mowing patterns, mowing deosil (clockwise) I will send out requests to draw something to my life. Mowing widdershins (counter clockwise) I use the opportunity to banish an obstacle from my life. The possibilities are endless. I speak with the Sidhe (faeries) that inhabit my property, talk to the birds and flowers, all the nature spirits. I speak with the elements, and praise and thank them. I enjoy the time, choosing to live in the moment.

Give some thought to your own daily routine. Morning coffee or tea can become a wonderful time for prayer or meditation. Showering can become a spiritual cleansing process as well as a physical one.

Anything and everything can become a spiritual experience, it all depends on one's perspective.

Blessed Be!