On our way out to the 2018 ADF Trillium Spring Gathering, picking up where our last episode left off, we discussed the idea of spiritual patronage: what it is, what it looks like, what its benefits are, and how the relationship changes over time.
This was an important conversation recorded on the way back from the 2018 ADF Trillium Spring Gathering. We talk about our patrons, how we build our relationships, our individual experiences with the goddess Uṣas, and how we set our boundaries with those spirits we work with.
This discussion is key because sometimes, we have to walk away from those relationships, too, when we recognize that they aren't working.
This episode releases as we travel to the ADF Wellspring Gathering in Madison, OH. We hope to see you there, and we'll be recording more episodes, too!
This is actually the first conversation we recorded on our way out to the 2018 ADF Trillium Spring Gathering, and we spoke a lot about our altars, particularly focusing on our deity images, various ritual challenges we've created (including the #DailyShrine and #TheFlameOfHope experiences), how our actions have impacted our children's devotional lives, and the way parenting intersects with our shrine work.
It was a fairly wide-ranging conversation, and it gave us a feel for the way we might want to go as we work our way through the podcasting process.
In this conversation, recorded on the way home from the 2018 ADF Trillium Spring Gathering, we had a broad discussion about what happens when we have a drought of work, where you feel unconnected or guilty that things have changed in your practice, and how to get back on track with the work through divination and expiation.
The thing to know is that there's nothing wrong with you when it happens, and it's not uncommon. Like any relationship, your relationship with the Spirits will change and grow in unexpected (and sometimes challenging) ways.
Headed to the 2018 ADF Trillium Gathering, Rev.'s Avende and Dangler spoke about how they do daily devotionals, how they've changed and grown over time, and how their families have interacted with these various devotional processes.
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