Some of us have very busy lives. We get up early, we work late, we don’t have much in the way of free time. Myself, when I was single and had a different job, had plenty of time for my devotional arts. Now that I have a live in girlfriend, a full time job (that does it’s level best to drag me into overtime on a regular basis) suddenly all the things I used to have time for I either have to cram in, cut, or find a work around for.
I’m still working on how to get it all in.
One of the things that has suffered is my devotional time. Occasionally I manage something, but it’s rarely at the same time, generally not two days in a row, and doesn’t get to last as long as I’d like it too.
But faith requires daily work. So what can you do? Well, you can at least do a prayer. The ritual I posted the other day can last as short as 5-10 minutes at least. People like to argue that it’s easy to find that small amount of time, but let’s face it, no it is not.
So here’s a simple prayer that you can say pretty much anytime you want. I do it at work everyday before I start, generally said over a pop-tart breakfast.
“Hail unto ______, God/Goddess of ______, I share this _____ with you in the spirit of kinship.”
So for instance, you could say “Hail unto Freyr, God of Nature, I share this chocolate with you in the spirit of kinship.”
You can change it up to suit you as you need, but that’s enough to get you started. You can find the time to say a sentence and put a bit of faith in it.
Shift work means that daily devotionals are hard to come by. Little things like this can still be done 🙂 Aphrodite gets a bit of my morning tea, perhaps. My morning workout is devoted to Ares. If you don’t have extra time, make what you have to do daily a sacred action.
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makiamberbear Lokisdottir said:
Agreed wholeheartedly. My devotionals consist of a candle and incense lighting for both Fenrir and Loki unto which Loki (Dad) gets the very first cup of coffee of the day before I do. Always with 13 cubes of sugar and a douse of Cinnamon. Fenrir wishes only for good clear ice water and has a thing for black cherries.
Saga rides my proverbial butt to get into my ritual/blot research.
Odin rides said butt on my Runework.