“Goddes of the Flame,” digital collage by Angela Raincatcher, 2007.
O holy Brighid of the Eternal Flame
You who inspire the hearts and minds of the poets, warriors, and healers,
You of the flaming hair and starry cloak,
We honor you and give you thanks.
You breathe the words that evoke beauty, honorable deeds, and commitment.
Your spirit incites us to do great things beyond what we think we are capable of.
You lay your hands upon us and heal our hearts, bodies, minds, and spirits.
O holy Brighid of the Burning Forge,
Temper us in the heat and pressure of life,
That we may be strong and steady.
O holy Brighid of the Sacred Well,
Quench the thirst of our bodies and souls,
That we may be compassionate and true.
O holy Brighid, today we call to you
Work through our hands and speak through our mouths,
That we may make this world a better place,
That we may live in freedom and fullness.
After about 12 years of visioning and fundraising, the Open Hearth Foundation is opening a community center for pagans of all paths here in the District of Columbia. The center officially opens December 31, 2011, but Becoming has the honor of facilitating the cleansing, warding, and blessing of the center at its monthly circle of connection on Sunday, November 13.
I’m very excited to be conspiring collaborating with Frank Stormcatcher again. We met last night and made some plans for a working that would be powerful, meaningful, effective, and inclusive. The intent is to prepare and protect the physical space on a spiritual and psychic level for the future stability and growth of the community. If the physical community is a container for the good of the community, then our magic will wash that container, strengthen it, and then fill it with the blessings of the community and the Divine in its many forms and faces.
With that in mind, I want to invite those in the local community who desire the community center to succeed and flourish to join us in this work on Sunday, November 13, 12:15pm at the OHF community center, 1502 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC. Circle will begin promptly at 12:30pm with potluck lunch to follow.
Photograph of Frank Stormcatcher at the Jefferson Memorial Samhain Drumming by Eric Eldritch, 2011