We videoed our little ritual and I very laboriously downloaded Windows Movie Maker Pro and attempted to learn how to use it (its easy but its not great quality. . .I need practice! And WMMP isn't the best software, apparently, to use for such things. . .and I need to film in landscape not portrait. . .and use a microphone. . .😂) You can see our video here, on Youtube:
It was a very special time for all of us, and we certainly will go back to celebrate other special days. Until we can meet with our community safely again, the company of the woods is a very lovely substitute.
But doing this felt right to me, at this time. I think I have found that ritual isn't in and of itself an act of honor or reverence - it is merely an outward expression of inward intention. One doesn't need to do any of this to be sincere or more "into it" than anyone else. All of it (and this is far less than most) - the robes, the setting, the candles, the words - they are merely very optional tools.
Of course, I've read similar statements before earlier on in my journey but never really personally felt the truth of them til now. It is a beautiful thing to allow ones feelings expression instead of keeping them inwards. This expression can take many forms. This is merely one form. It is not better or worse than any other form and it is only what felt right to me, now, this Beltane, this corona-virus Beltane of 2020.
This has led to many ideas for future blog post topics as well as more videos. I have so very much to say yet need to still find words to say what I wish; and I need to reflect more and find out what I have to teach myself from my own past. There is much there if I will but look. There is still so much to learn and so much to be grateful for, as I look both forward and back from this point of existence.