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First Oath
Did my first oath (which is a suggested part of the Dedicant's Path) tonight at the Three Cranes Grove Druid Moon. I offered to Saraswati and asked her to guide me before hand since see had been coming through strong lately and had seemed to have been taking special interest when I had my membership ceremony.

Here is what I oathed:

I, Kitsula Tsulakala, stand here in the place between the worlds.

I am grateful for the blessings of the gods, spirits, and ancestors.

I now embark upon the Druid's path and shall practice with brightness, purity, and sincerity.

I will dedicate myself to serve and benefit the world and all beings who cross my path.

I shall deepen my knowledge & wisdom through study of the ways of the gods and practices of the ancestors.

From my heart, I will humbly follow the ancient path with sincerity.

Thus, I shall walk this path with wisdom, levity, and purpose – where I shall go I cannot say – but the great purpose is often in the journey as it is in the destination.

This I say before the kindreds and those gathered here who walk in wisdom.

I also vowed to be rootless and and wander without a (spiritual) home if I broke this oath (which would require me to act grossly out of charter to do so).

The day before I took the oath it seemed like the Earth, Sea, and Sky were crashing down upon me - at least coming to and going from Springfield for rpb3000's Housewarming/MLP:FiM Season Finale party. I got very lost several times, people cutting me off, car having issues, bad storms, heavy fog, car somehow skidding out and knocked off road by wind/very wet road, a very aggressive panhandler who was seeming like he was going to mug or carjack me every heading to my passenger side door (which was thankfully locked).

I somewhat wonder if the weirdly difficult journey was due to my audio choice a podcast on Hindu mythology and Mantras which seemed to be on a good stretch about the 'misunderstood' planets Saturn & Mars along with chanting calling down the power of those two planets through what seemed the entire car ride.

Had a few issues today (massive brain fart when asked a simple question, bugs biting all over me (and not until after I put on bug repellent), small mala's varnish melting all over my wrist due to bug repellent. Though I have to say things have gone smoother after the oath. When I got home pulled 19 on the Kau Cim after inquiring about my oath & path:

Since it is a very fortunate and the picture in the poems booklet featured Cranes I'm taking that as a very auspicious omen. Also pulled Kichi (blessing) on Electric Samurai's Cyber Shrine

All in all looks rather good.

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lupagreenwolf From: lupagreenwolf Date: May 9th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on the rite of passage!
ns_kumiho From: ns_kumiho Date: May 9th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
chronarchy From: chronarchy Date: May 9th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
A good oath, indeed.

I never put on bug spray there; I find that most bugs will leave you alone if you don't offend them with your smell. Of course, I spend a lot of time in the smoke, too, when I'm down there.

Though there was one bug, that decided to crawl right down the back of my neck while you were giving your oath. With one hand on your shoulder and the other on the sickle, I couldn't move to smack it. But it didn't bite me. It just crawled around.
ns_kumiho From: ns_kumiho Date: May 9th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm kinda glad you didn't move to smack it - I don't fancy ending up like Bran the Blessed. =P
eaight From: eaight Date: May 9th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good. Let us know how things go... I'm tempted to tear appart your oath word by word insisting that you don't have to be afraid of um... gods and devils and stuff and then lecture you about rational self interest. LOL But I'm not that much of a jerk. *hugs* You know your journey, and you're walking it. You could be like me and worship my cat! Oath to my cat now!
rpb3000 From: rpb3000 Date: May 10th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Which route did you take to get here?
jumpyfox From: jumpyfox Date: August 30th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy Belated Birthday!
From: downallxuqo Date: November 4th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
keep posting like this it’s really very good idea, you are awesome!

jumpyfox From: jumpyfox Date: August 31st, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Belated Birthday!
jumpyfox From: jumpyfox Date: August 30th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday!
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