My morning practice is simple: moment of meditation, ground, center, shield, my dailies, offering of incense and oil to my Lady and Lord, and a few prayers. Sometimes I’ll add something else in if I feel the need. None of it is required to be a spiritual person or to have a well developed relationship to a Deity. In fact most of it is not about that at all.
A portion of my routine revolves around the development of mental discipline. After all, so much of magickal practice is made easier because of such. The majority, however, is about spiritual and energetic maintenance and hygiene. Running out the house without doing them, when they have been consistently done for a very long time, is like not brushing one’s teeth.
Let it not be said that I have to make these offerings and prayers, or that they are demanded of me; not at all. Not being there though makes me feel out of sorts. I know it is because my own cycle and routine has been disrupted. I know that my Lady and Lord are understanding of this. This intellectual knowledge does not alleviate the emotional response to not seeing expected familiar faces, it’s is like getting up in the morning and the house being empty when guests were expected to be down stairs.
I think the important thing to remember with all of this, is that reaching across the bond does not require ritual but only the willingness to glance, and to never be in too much of a hurry to do just that.
What kind of daily routine do you have with your Gods? And how do you feel when you miss it?
"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."