Alison Leigh Lilly

• peace, poesis & wild holy earth •

Holy Adoration: Fire as Prayer

It is enough to show up to this act of intention. Without the need to grasp what cannot be grasped. Without the need to name what cannot be named.

To hold my heart like a candle wick, steady, upright, held open to the presence of my gods.

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April 28, 2016

A Leap Day Altar (and more)

“There are two paths to transformation: the way out-beyond and the way deep-within. Either way will work. But it’s no good to stay here wavering between the two, weighing which one asks the least of you.”

A leap day altar, and more excerpts from my altar-a-day challenge

February 29, 2016

A Leap Day Altar (and more)

“There are two paths to transformation: the way out-beyond and the way deep-within. Either way will work. But it’s no good to stay here wavering between the two, weighing which one asks the least of you.”

A leap day altar, and more excerpts from my altar-a-day challenge

February 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

An Altar-a-Day Challenge: Deepening Daily Practice

Deepening my daily practice by crafting a new altar each day, inspired by the words of #UULent and my Word-a-Day calendar. Follow along on Facebook or Tumblr for daily updates and reflections — and join in!

February 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

An Altar-a-Day Challenge: Deepening Daily Practice

To dig my soul-toes deeper into this fertile soil, I’ve decided to pair my Word of the Day practice with reflections on the #UULent Photo-A-Day challenge. My Word-of-the-Day calendar is full of verbs. The #UULent reflections are mostly nouns. Each morning, I sit down and craft an altar that expresses an aspect of these two words in combination. I’m looking forward to discovering what intriguing combinations I’ll spiral through over the next six weeks!

I’ll be sharing my altars daily (along with some inspiring quotes and a few words of reflection of my own) on both my Facebook page and my Holy Wild Tumblr, if you’d like to follow along.

February 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Turning the Soil of Soul: Ritual as Celebration » Nature’s Path

What happens when we explore ritual beyond the divide between “magic” and “religion”? The third way, the way of celebration…

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February 11, 2016

Turning the Soil of Soul: Ritual as Celebration » Nature’s Path

What happens when we explore ritual beyond the divide between “magic” and “religion”? The third way, the way of celebration…

February 11, 2016