This must be the first Sunday in over a month where I haven’t had some grand topic burning away at my brain for days before started to write for this blog! It’s funny to look back at my original blog plans and remember that I figured I’d only be doing two new articles every three weeks, relying on “reruns” for that third week. It didn’t work out that way, did it? My last repost of an already-written article was on (checks the archives) March 8th?!? Wow. I guess I have more on my mind than I anticipated.
I also thought I’d be doing more explaining of ADF’s ritual structure and SLG’s own cosmology and Grove gods, but it didn’t work out that way either. I’m not sure why, granted with only five readers actually posting any responses here it’s hard for me to figure out what my audience actually wants to read. Even my articles about atheists’ misconceptions about us, and that gods-forsakenly bad Clash of the Gods show, have gotten zero responses, and those were exactly the kind of controversial topics that I’d expect to generate at least a few “right on” or “you suck” comments. If not for the occasional private e-mails from readers, I might think that nobody read this blog at all. Then again, that never stops 90% of the other bloggers from writing, does it? >8)
One thing I didn’t expect to cover very often, and which for the most part I haven’t, is the work of ADF (inter)national, our Grove’s parent organization, since other blogs cover that topic, and I wanted to do something different, that folks couldn’t read about elsewhere, hence the focus on what my Grove does rather than what ADF does. Given the recent resurgence in concerns that ADF leadership doesn’t communicate well with its members (which has always been a concern to some extent, far moreso before e-mail got popular in the mid-90’s), maybe I should rethink that decision?
Well, for this week’s short entry at least, I will indeed discuss something that ADF is doing, more specifically the ADF Healer’s Guild. For a few weeks now, members of the Guild have organized a weekly remote healing session, where those who want to participate visualize the ADF Sigil and send healing energy to those who have asked for it. It’s an interesting idea, I’ve been very happy to take part in it myself, and I’m very glad to see the (inter)national Healer’s Guild reaching out to help others. If you would like to add yourself or a loved one to the list of those we send energy to, contact Irisa at email@example.com .
Next week, we’ll see if another amazingly burning topic comes my way!
Rev. Rob Henderson
Senior Druid, Shining Lakes Grove, ADF