I am the High Priestess of a Coven, the Weavers of the Moonfire. I live in a small town where there is not a large public pagan community. That is not to say that the community does not exist here, but that it is not highly visible. And I am about to attempt to make it much more visible, if not to our mundane community, at least to its self.
The nearest Pagan Pride event happens in Philadelphia. Our Coven will be participating with other covens from our Tradition, as well as other members of the greater community. But before that Saturday in September, we will be offering a Public Ritual in a Public Park in our town.
The Intent of the Ritual is to Bless, Honor and Protect the Waters that flow through our town. We hope to inspire the members of our local community to take actions to honor and protect the Waters that give Life to the Land on which we live. We are also hoping to raise donations to send to support the Water Protectors of the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota.
But, I also hope that the individuals in our local community will see each other and will know that they are not alone here, that they will understand that we all have allies here. I want the community to become more aware of itself.
This is action that I feel compelled to take. This is how I can act to make my world better. This is how I can act to support others in the Great Work. Yes, this action is outside of my comfort zone, but it is not outside of my abilities. It is action that I have been guided to for over a year. I will write more about the seeds that have been planted in me to do this thing. But for now, there is much work to be done. May it be Blessed.