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« Reply #15: August 16, 2010, 06:27:44 pm »

I am an Odinist, and I meditate most days, as well as go for nature walks at least a few times a week, if not every day. I also participate in environmentalism, do daily offerings for the gods, and do lots of reading on Paganism. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

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« Reply #16: August 24, 2010, 09:19:33 pm »

Magick is a part of who I am so I hit the floor barefoot , talk to all my plants pray at the drop of a pin . I know who I am so I'm not afraid to talk to whoever talks to me lol .
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« Reply #17: August 29, 2010, 10:01:53 pm »

I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

Well, I am Welsh, Irish and Norwegian. I follow a Welsh belief system but have some very hard leanings towards Nordic outlooks as well. So for a long time I on a daily basis tried to honour my ancestors. Ya know honouring the Vikings on their great quests through the British Isles, then the Welsh and Irish for chasing those filthy barbarians back to thier boats. Then came the wars between the Irish and the Welsh kings and that got crazy. In the end I had all my body fighting with itself over which side should win so I just gave up. Wink Shocked Cheesy

Seriously, I don't really have a daily set bunch of stuff. I talk to the Gods alot, which one depends on what day it is and who I feel I need to talk to. I try to experience Oneness with the All on a daily basis and this works or doesn't - again depends on what is going on and where my head is at. I have two teenagers so somedays its best for me to just do nothing because I am too stressed. When I need I do a personal ritual in the morning and I have had some amazing experiences with that.

Personally I have a huge problem with having set daily rituals. To me it becomes a "going through the motions" type of thing. I never want to have my spiritual nature become that. I saw to many people do that growing up and I saw how they lost sight of the meaning of their faith.
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« Reply #18: September 01, 2010, 02:37:37 pm »

. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.
I am balcony gardening almost every day (some time the plants just wants me to leave them alone so I skip a day Wink) I also meditate and read. I do at least a half or hour of reading and a half of hour of music every two days. I meditate the morning. But the more important part is that, as a pagan, every minutes of my life, I take care of myself and of others. Do exercice, eat well and tell others compliments and tell them when they do something wrong so they can grow too. All that is part of my spiritual path.

My spirituality isn't something I do few time daily, it something I am living with. I think that learning to spell english correctly will be part of it soon too  Grin
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« Reply #19: September 20, 2010, 02:55:04 pm »

...I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

I wake/greet Sekhmet every morning, pray to my ancestors, and light a candle (sometimes real, sometimes LED) for each.  I'm incorporating other things into my practice, but nothing else is truly daily yet.
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« Reply #20: September 28, 2010, 04:37:28 pm »

...I was wondering what other Pagans here do.
Grew up in a Hindu family, not sure if that qualifies as "pagan", but there wasn't any obligation to pray or worship. You did so when you wanted to. Although typically right after having your morning bath.

I also had this memorized when I was about four or five, I think. So I'd recite it at the household shrine/deity's statue every morning. Did that for a couple of years. I think I can still recite most of it, though I'd probably stumble over two or three verses. Also you don't have to sit at the shrine to recite the hymns (or does that come from my hectic urban upbringing?). I know plenty of people who say their morning prayers while moving about the house taking care of their breakfast or whatever.
My father had some other hymn memorized and he'd also chant some mantra (holy phrase) while counting prayer beads. Mother still does a "puja" (worship ritual that includes prayer, devotional songs, food offerings, etc.) every morning.
Some people visit their local temple every morning, some just use the shrine in their home. Garlands/floral offerings/edible offerings may be involved.

That's the prayer/worship/devotional part. It's not obligatory, but that's how you express your devotion to god(s) in everyday life. The rituals, prayers, food etc. get more elaborate on festival days.
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« Reply #21: September 28, 2010, 09:16:36 pm »

I am an Odinist, and I meditate most days, as well as go for nature walks at least a few times a week, if not every day. I also participate in environmentalism, do daily offerings for the gods, and do lots of reading on Paganism. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.


I've been getting myself into the habit of saying daily prayers, usually around the lines of "Please help me bring honor to the gods (if possible for me to do), my loved ones, and myself." And usually some other stuff is added after that. Other than that I make offerings at least once a week to a few Gods and Goddesses. What can I say? It doesn't hurt to have "friends" in high places.  Wink
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« Reply #22: October 11, 2010, 06:40:17 pm »

I am an Odinist, and I meditate most days, as well as go for nature walks at least a few times a week, if not every day. I also participate in environmentalism, do daily offerings for the gods, and do lots of reading on Paganism. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

I meditate upon waking up and before going to bed each day. I thank the Divine for what I have and the people in my life. I also do my part in saving the Earth for future generations.
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« Reply #23: October 13, 2010, 01:31:13 am »

I am an Odinist, and I meditate most days, as well as go for nature walks at least a few times a week, if not every day. I also participate in environmentalism, do daily offerings for the gods, and do lots of reading on Paganism. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

For my altar, I keep it tidy, adjust the element offerings according to the seasons, and sew new altar cloths for variety. I usually light a stick of incense when I come home from work at night in thanks for another day. I'll meditate at work when I'm shelving books, or when I'm knitting. I'm still developing routines, though! They change frequently with me.

I ring a little bell after I pray! There's one!
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« Reply #24: October 13, 2010, 01:47:09 am »

I ring a little bell after I pray!

Is there any particular significance to ringing the bell?  I know bells are used in many different ways, so I'm wondering how you're using it.
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« Reply #25: October 13, 2010, 11:56:18 pm »

Is there any particular significance to ringing the bell?  I know bells are used in many different ways, so I'm wondering how you're using it.

My three bells are little dangly Tibetan bells suspended from an Ohm symbol. This hangs over my altar, and I always ring them as a way to invite awareness and Divine [and Divine awareness] to and around myself and my working space. I also ring it after I say a prayer, mantra, or blessing, before I read Tarot, and after a ceremony to dispel. I really would like to get a strong, proud hand bell to ring as an invocation bell, but these do the trick and look neat to boot!
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« Reply #26: October 14, 2010, 01:47:38 pm »

I wake/greet Sekhmet every morning, pray to my ancestors, and light a candle (sometimes real, sometimes LED) for each.  I'm incorporating other things into my practice, but nothing else is truly daily yet.

I don't really have anything daily yet either, in all honesty i always seem at a loss.
I have a garden i maintain and i regularly grow plants from seed(most recently 18 basil plants and about 20 oregano) and for me thats the most regular thing i do these days...its a bit depressing
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« Reply #27: December 06, 2010, 04:38:20 am »

I am an Odinist, and I meditate most days, as well as go for nature walks at least a few times a week, if not every day. I also participate in environmentalism, do daily offerings for the gods, and do lots of reading on Paganism. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

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« Reply #28: December 08, 2010, 11:04:15 pm »

I am an Odinist, and I meditate most days, as well as go for nature walks at least a few times a week, if not every day. I also participate in environmentalism, do daily offerings for the gods, and do lots of reading on Paganism. I was wondering what other Pagans here do.

I try to meditate at least once a day, I offer some prayers to the gods (I don't have a particular pantheon or deity just yet, so I just offer them to the gods in general). And I try to be as self sufficient as I can, because I view it as a spiritual obligation to be a pillar of strength for others, and that extends to my environment, I do not take or use what I do not need. That also leads to me keeping a garden filled with various flowers, veggies and herbs (some obscure sacred ones too, which I adore growing).

But with that said, I do wish to incorporate some more structured practices into my life. So hopefully I can find some inspiration and ideas for that. Smiley
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« Reply #29: December 15, 2010, 07:17:43 am »

I try to meditate daily before work while I am alert and feeling empty before the day ahead. I think about what was offered the day before and did I use what guidence I was given in the right way.
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