A prayer for Frigga

To be said during Imbolc/Charming of the Plough:

I keep vigil to the fire
in my heart.

As I keep Frigga’s hearth, I am reminded
Of warmth
Of light
Of heat
That will soon arrive
To all the lands.

May the Mother of Mothers Allow me to endure
The rest of winter.

I keep vigil to the fire
in my heart.

Originally posted to the Solitary Druid Fellowship website by me, Victoria Laughlin, on January 22, 2013.

A new (for me) way to worship

I have been trying to find a way to incorporate a daily devotional practice into my Druidry.  It occurred to me that I can use prayer beads shortly after waking to honor the Kindreds.  I already have a set of Muslim prayer beads given to me by an owner of a gift shop while I was in Jordan this past summer.


I know the picture isn’t the best, but it works.  Each set of eleven oval beads is separated by one skinny rectangular bead, except at the bottom.  At the bottom there is just one large bead and then a tassel.  The original Muslim use of these beads involves chanting the 99 names of god.  Each rectangular bead lets the user know when they have completed one set of 11.  Since there are 99 names, the whole strand is to be completed three times.

I asked around for ideas on using the beads.  I decided that I will use each section of eleven beads to represent one of the Kindreds.  One set will be for the Nature Spirits, one set will be for the Ancestors, and the last set will be for the Gods and Goddesses.  On the Nature Spirits’ section, for example, I will say eleven short prayers, each for a different Spirit or aspect of the local Land.  The rectangular beads will be points of transition, where I will somehow transition from one Kindred to another.  I don’t quite have that part worked out yet.  The large bead will probably be some sort of grounding meditation (ADF uses the Two Powers, the Earth Power and the Sky Power), though it might also be for purification.

Once I have worked with the beads for a few days, I will write about my experiences

Blessings, Victoria

A prayer for Election Day

I would like to remind everyone in the US to go vote today!  One vote equals one voice.  Let your voice be heard!

I pray to the Kindreds that today
will be a glorious display of constitutional rights.
May You assist every citizen
to make a choice,
to safely travel to a polling place,
to vote before the polls close.
May our Ancestors be proud of our choice.
May the Nature Spirits be pleased with our choice.
May the Shining Ones be delighted with our choice.
Kindreds, may this country be blessed now and forevermore.


A Druid’s prayer for Hurricane Sandy

I realize the East Coast is hurting right now, and their road to recovery will be long.  I offer a prayer to comfort and help those who have been affected.  If my prayer appeals to you, feel free to light a candle and say it.

As a child of the Earth
I offer this prayer.
May the Sky cease pouring water on the East Coast.
May the Sea stay in its place.
May the Land be rebuilt so people may regain what they had lost.
May the Kindreds comfort and guide those affected.
May the Kindreds assist those in need.
May the Kindreds remind us that this, too, shall pass, and the cycle of Nature will continue on.

Blessings and much love,