What would it be like if we had the opportunity to live our spirituality every minute of every day? If we woke up and offered morning prayers to our Holy Ones, ate our meals in Their Presence, served in Their temples during the day, and enacted Their Mysteries at night?
As modern NeoPagans, few of us have the opportunity to be so all-consumingly involved with our Deities. The great temples of our spiritual ancestors are no longer open for service and worship; instead we gather in each other’s homes. We have no paid priest and priestesshood; our priestesses and priests are volunteers and must make their own living. And, of course, we all have to deal with the day-to-day issues of life, from job responsibilities to child care to making sure our taxes are paid.
As much as I wish it were different, I can get so distracted or stressed out that I can sometimes go days without taking the time to just BE with my Goddess Isis. And I bet I’m not alone.
That’s one of the reasons our Festivals are so important. A Festival is a period of time that we can set aside to get away from the day-to-day, to intensely live our spirituality, and, of course, to enjoy being, laughing, dancing, and drumming with our Community.
SunFest 2010 will be just such a chance for those of us who love Isis—as well as for those who would like to come to know Her. SunFest 2010 will be a long-weekend opportunity to live our NeoPagan spirituality—this time, under the wings of Isis.
We will awaken Her sacred image in the morning with offerings, as was done in ancient Egypt. We will hear Her stories from talented storytellers throughout the day. We may meditate in Her temple, make offering, or dance for Her. We will learn about Isis as a Sun Goddess and participate in a Mystery Rite as we bring the Light of the Goddess to the Underworld. Some of us will dream with Isis in sacred incubation in Her Temple….and oh yes, She will have a temple.
I’ll be writing more about this as we go on. What would you like to see?