Today is the new moon (with an eclipse, even, though it won’t be visible where I am) and also the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere–so it feels like a good time for beginnings. In fact, the Spring Equinox has always felt the most like a “new year” time to me, and it really gets me in the mood to reevaluate my routines and habits. In that spirit I’ve made an invitation in a few places online for people to join me in committing to a daily spiritual practice for the next full cycle of the moon.
The actual practice will be up to you; we all have our own traditions, our own needs, and our own altars to tend. It can be short and simple, or long and complex–my own will probably only take about five minutes, but I know that whenever I do it the energy of my whole day changes.
It’s also up to you how much you share about your practice. It’s nice to have the support of others sometimes, even when we are working alone, but our practices can also be intensely personal. But if you’d like to share, you can leave a comment here, or connect with me on Facebook (either personally or through the Temple’s FB page). You can also share this idea with your own circle of like-minded friends, and support each other in your own way!
A formal daily practice is not the only way to live a spiritual life, but it is one way to connect with our inner lives on a regular basis. And if you’ve been feeling disconnected from your spiritual life, a month of practice can be a good way to get those energies flowing again. I hope you’ll join me.
Bright and dark blessings,