Today was one of putting on the shit-kicking boots and getting back to business. In the span of a few hours, while I watched my patient sleep, I put together our Temple newsletter, added more classes to the Hekataion classrooms, helped some Sisters get registered in the Hekataion or recover their login information, and communicated with a candidate for the Korybantes Path. (More on that later.)
I’m really unsure what inspired this burst of productive energy, especially seeing as how the kitten woke me up at midnight and again at 5:30am, so I started my day grumpy and foggy-headed. Nevertheless, I got a burst of creativity about 9am that lasted me through to the afternoon, and much was accomplished. I felt like an active, busy Priestess for the first time in months, and I’d forgotten how good it feels.
The Korybantes Path, as mentioned above, is a new thing within the Temple. Taking its name from the attendant priests of Hekate on Samothrake, it seeks to re-establish an order of male priests dedicated to Hekate’s service. The Boss has been nudging me for over a year to get this off the ground, and some foundational work was laid in February/March, but it didn’t take off. Today felt like an auspicious day to give it another go, and this time I rapidly got results. After some time spent talking with him, the first prospective candidate for the Path had received his assignment to start preparation for his dedication in February.
I enjoy the work of a Priestess with a functioning Temple to keep on an even keel. It truly does suit me. With school starting in four weeks, I’m giving this a running start, with the hopes that by the time my classes start, things will be humming along nicely.