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Author Topic: Uncannily Inspired by Brigid  (Read 3537 times)
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« Topic Start: November 16, 2008, 12:15:42 am »

It's for little details like that, that I suggested you read older threads. Smiley

I did... just must've skipped over that one... *adjust halo* Just kidding.

Then get your flame lit; that's today.

No problem, it's already lit (always keep it lit, just never understood why until now exactly why I love my AirWick electric candle) and strangely enough I've been inspired by Her all day today...

Isn't that somewhat uncanny?
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« Reply #1: November 17, 2008, 12:26:35 am »

No problem, it's already lit (always keep it lit, just never understood why until now exactly why I love my AirWick electric candle) and strangely enough I've been inspired by Her all day today...

Isn't that somewhat uncanny?
I split this off into a separate topic, partly because I wanted the requests-to-join thread restricted to the actual requests (and whatever administrative minutinae might attach to them), and not get filled with conversation, and partly because that reminded me of some of my own experiences with the Cill.

I especially notice it when something else in the way of "life events" is dominating my attention, and I don't consciously register that it's the day of my shift Embarrassed - that's happened a few times, but I felt less embarrassed about it when I realized (after the fact) that, though I hadn't lit my candle or thought consciously about flamekeeping, I hadn't actually missed my shift; I had done flamekeeping-shift things and thought flamekeeping-shift thoughts, every bit as much as if I had been aware of it.  (The most spectacular example was when WarHorse's filly was born - I was so excited about that news, that I completely forgot my shift started that evening... but I made a long post to my LJ, that was remarkably rapid and easy to write well, and it wasn't until afterwards that I cross-checked the dates and thought, "D'oh!  No wonder it went so very well:  Brigid's inspiration!")

Has anyone else had flamekeeping experiences that might be similar to mine of Dalaigh's?

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« Reply #2: November 17, 2008, 01:07:34 am »

I split this off into a separate topic, partly because I wanted the requests-to-join thread restricted to the actual requests (and whatever administrative minutinae might attach to them), and not get filled with conversation, and partly because that reminded me of some of my own experiences with the Cill.

Oops, sorry! Embarrassed Glad it brought back memories though...

Has anyone else had flamekeeping experiences that might be similar to mine of Dalaigh's?

"of Dalaigh's" or "or Dalaigh's"? I'm telling ya Sunflower, you're getting Sunflowerisms quite bad... Wink
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« Reply #3: November 17, 2008, 11:02:08 am »

Has anyone else had flamekeeping experiences that might be similar to mine of Dalaigh's?

I've only been a member of the cill for two shifts, but during each shift and the days surrounding, I tend to get "fire in the head" (which I take as crazy inspiration, correct me if I'm wrong) and get ideas for Brighid projects or write prayers and poetry.  I've written a shift ritual that I hope some day I will be able to do, but for right now, my plan is to keep writing and dreaming. Smiley 
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« Reply #4: November 17, 2008, 03:13:17 pm »

I've only been a member of the cill for two shifts, but during each shift and the days surrounding, I tend to get "fire in the head" (which I take as crazy inspiration, correct me if I'm wrong) and get ideas for Brighid projects or write prayers and poetry.  I've written a shift ritual that I hope some day I will be able to do, but for right now, my plan is to keep writing and dreaming. Smiley 

Ah, gives me an idea for another topic... *goes to post*

Anyways, I totally relate with what happens to you!
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« Reply #5: November 17, 2008, 04:58:20 pm »

Has anyone else had flamekeeping experiences that might be similar to mine of Dalaigh's?

I'm involved in a dance company.  I do the lighting design and stage management, which I always dedicate to Brighid.  It seems that our performances always fall on shift nights.

This isn't the same, but it's interesting:  I've been keeping a migraine journal lately, for my latest neurologist, and I've been noting when my cill shifts are.  I've noticed that my migraines are consistently less intense the mornings after a shift night.
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« Reply #6: November 18, 2008, 01:19:27 pm »


Isn't that somewhat uncanny?

Strangely enough while being away from home I was unable to light my candle for Brigid (B&B won't allow candles) but my artistic output doubled over those couple of days.
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« Reply #7: November 18, 2008, 10:46:05 pm »

Has anyone else had flamekeeping experiences that might be similar to mine of Dalaigh's?

Oh definitely.  I especially remember when Ryan and I were on vacation celebrating our anniversary, and I suddenly remembered (in a hot tub) that it had been my shift.  (Which might sound superficial, but very warm baths are one of the ways I visualize the combination of fire and water.)  I remember commenting on here that She had been very present as the Lady of the Forge that weekend.

(And thinking of it now, She's definitely had a part in our relationship.  So very appropriate.)
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