I am serving my first watch, and I find that I hear the Goddess whispering
"service" as a mantra in my ear.
Speaking of Soulfriends and
Summerlands...I thought I'd share that my last flame shift fell at just the right time..
Saturday, my godfather, Michael Hallet, passed on, due to complications from a thyroid
problem.. Tending the flame all night helped me come to terms a little more quickly, (although
the wound is still tender.. as I'm sure it will be for quite some time), Our Lady being such
a comfort in the pain.. I had just gotten back to Maine from visiting him and the rest
of my family (which I hadn't seen in months) in Massachusetts. Somehow I knew before I left,
what I would hear when I returned.. He was a father to me, as I spent most of my childhood by
his side.. and the past few years, being separated hurt us both greatly. I'm just glad
that that hurt was soothed somewhat before he passed on, by us being able to spend some time
together, however short it was.. I was told by my mother, that he sounded so much better after
I had been there.. I'm glad I was able to bring joy into his final days.
I'm sorry if any of this seems rambling.. Words to explain all this are a little
difficult right now.. *chuckles* And I had meant this to be a short post..
lit a flame for him, from Brighid's, to see him over, and spent a good portion of today in
the woods drumming, saying my goodbyes... And at all times I have felt Her mantle around me...
found comfort in Her touch, solace in Her words.. I find great solace in the knowledge that he
is with Brighid, and finally knows peace.
Love, Light, and Brighid's
The first light of Brighid's flame for the 19th shift of Cedar was done at sunset
mountain time in Idaho yesterday evening. It has burned continually since then and will till
sunset this evening when I'm releaved by The Lady Herself
This was so beautiful! I, too, am
serving my first shift, and what amazed me was the intensity of the flame when I lit the tiny
candle to the larger one on my altar. I could feel the energies passing through me, a wondrous
feeling that is hard to describe except in ecstatic terms. I feel renewed and re-blessed by
the Lady's Light.
Its 5:04 am as I write this. I am an early riser.
am serving my first shift as a flame-keeper of our Lady. Her flame burned all night. But as I
sat this morning watching it I ask the Lady for her guidance.
I watched the
flame leap and dance. Then I noticed that in the glass flute of the lantern I could see a
reflection of the flame. It was the original flame's exact duplicate, only this flame came
from the top of the glass flute and reached down toward the original. And as I watched this
the Lady touched me, as she has at times in the past, and I saw, all at once that the two
flame reaching out toward one another was just like us reaching for the Light of our beautiful
We are the reflection of her pure and wonderous amber
glow. It is up to us to tend that fire. To make absolutely sure that the miracle of Her
healing never goes out in this world. It is up to us, as the Ord Brighideach, to be the finest
reflection of our Lady that we can possibly be.
The revelation almost
brought me to tears.
I asked, "Lady, is this just for me, or may I
share this with others?"
A tingle began in my chest, and I knew
without doubt that I must bring this story to all of you.
I can't believe
that I am so blessed as to be allowed to tend the
Sacred Flame of Brighid. May Her
wonderous Light shine upon you and yours. And may each of you carry our Lady's Light out into
This morning as I was doing my
incants under my healing/prayer tree I was blessed with such an energy that it took my breath
away. The energy was so strong, I could actually see it. Under my healing tree I have a little
stone altar on which I have painted a picture of the our Lady in blues and white surrounded by
waves of healing. As I was lighting the incense to start my incants a small globe of bluish
pulsing light began to hover and pulse just above the altar stone.
immediately put my hands under the globe (about the size of a tennis ball) and lifted it
carefully, holding it over my head I allowed it to enter through the top of my head. At this
point two raven landed at the end of the grove and started making such a racket, flapping
their wings wildly. Then in a few minutes they took flight cawing as they went into the
Cill Trom, 10th
My first day as a flame keeper in Ord
Brighideach, I went outdoors and lit my flame at sunset (relying on my watch since it
was cloudy and drizzling). I said a prayer dedicating myself to Brighid and a prayer
asking her blessing on my service to her. I
spent some time in meditation on the
flame. So far the experience
has been very fulfilling. Not ecstatic.
No visions. No revelations. But very intense. I feel connected to her,
centered in her.
Yours in service,
3rd Shift, Cill
Frinseoige - Ash
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