I had a really great experience keeping the flame last night. I started to do some housework between finishing up some internet tasks, so I got that out of the way before I even started. As the sun set, I closed my eyes and steadied my breath, focusing on the task at hand. I then lit the candle and said a prayer.
After that, I got to work and did some exercise. I've been trying to work out for 30 minutes every day. I inevitably skip some days, but, on a whole, I'm proud of the progress I've been making. I love doing yoga before my aerobics. I've lost some weight and I feel good about myself. In addition, it's helping me improve my breathing.
After exercising I took a cleansing shower before going to my ritual room for an hour's worth of self-reiki and meditation. The reiki felt amazing and I'm definitely getting better at sensing my own energy flow. The meditation was all over the place. I started breathing and quieting my mind. I've been envisioning a flame into which I throw all of my worries. From there I met my lynx spirt guide who took me on a walk. I was hoping to do a meditation suggested in the book I've been reading (more on that in a later post) but I guess last night was not for it. I happened to see someone I know in real life in my meditation. He was wearing a blacksmith apron and working in a forge which was strange. He's not the sort of person I envision doing things like that. I said hello and asked what he was doing there, and in typical fashion he shrugged and basically said "you know, doing stuff." I don't know why it was him or what was going on, but I was keeping Brighid's flame and she is associated with blacksmithing.
I kept seeing a city in the distance, a place I wanted to go as part of another meditation, and I even got to the doorway. My fox spirit guide showed up and said that I wasn't ready tonight. I was feeling sleepy so it was decided that I should return until another day.