I decided that I would be working on my inner self this year. I want to see the magick in things again. When did that disappear? Oddly, I think it was when I started having kids. I guess my brain just said, “Ok. Now we have to be all adult-like and stop having fun.” Well, I am taking the fun back. I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going through a book everyday. I have really enjoyed it. And Mr. Penczak’s book has also been a delight to read each month.
Well, it seems that I will be adding to my witchy workload. Eldest has started to ask about my beliefs and why I do not always go to church with the rest of the family. He will be nine soon. I think he is old enough to learn about a few other religious beliefs.
The first step of our journey was to ask him if he would be interested in sitting down with me once a week to discuss what I do. I want to teach him, not force him.
Our first lesson will be sometime this week. I am going to have him help me pick out a three-ring-binder to use as a book of shadows. So, we will be discussing what a BoS is and how to use it. I will need to come up with a fun lesson plan for the next year or so. I have gotten some good ideas from Pooka Pages and I have Starhawk’s Circle Round.
My basic lesson plan for this March goes something like this:
- March 10: Book of Shadows: What it is and how to use it. Homework: once per week, write an observation about how the seasons are changing.
- March 17: Discuss Ostara/Vernal Equinox. Homework: Work in the garden (this is already one of his chores).
- March 24: Brief discussion on the other Sabbats and how they fit into the changing of the seasons. I have no homework or project for this.
I will be working on a lesson plan for April this week. I am trying to think of some simple grounding lessons and exercises.