Introduction to Tribal Tree


I was going to write a ritual to introduce my son to our tribal tree, but yesterday my husband said “why don’t we go up to the woods? We can take the pram as it can cope with the bridle paths”.

At that point, I knew it was time. I took a bottle of rain water collected in our water butt and consecrated it as an offering and just introduced our son to the tree and the tree to our son.

I also got him to touch the trunk of the tree as an introductory gesture and he enjoyed touching it with his hands.

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Non-Pagans


I would not involve more than one non-pagan in a group which is doing pagan work. I have found that non-pagans are often there only because they are curious and if there is more than one talk turns to non-pagan subjects and the essence of the group is diluted.

This is fine if it’s one of those moots where all you are there to do is make friends and the subjects can be anything, but if you are doing serious work or the preparation of such I have found it’s best to keep non-pagans down to one.

Intuition


I consider that intuition is one of the best tools anyone can have.

When I look at a restaurant menu, I ask myself if it feels like a good place. If the answer is yes, I go in. If not, I walk on. I have a high hit rate for finding good restaurants and this can be expanded to other areas of my life.

Where intuition is most important is when a situation feels wrong. So far, my intuition has always been right and I’ve walked away from it intact.

Lughnasadh


This year, I chose to celebrate Lughnasadh by having lunch with non-pagan friends. This did not work, because since we didn’t talk about Lughnasadh or pagan subjects, it felt like I wasn’t celebrating the festival. I will not be repeating this again.

I did my usual circle and ritual, but had not left myself time for anything else, as meeting up and lunch took six hours out of the day and we were also scheduled to pick the cat up from the cattery in the evening.

All in all, not one of my better celebrations.