Realized I forgot to post yesterday. This is due to Being Knackered after Saturday’s travelling and speaking adventures!
Today, I’m still so tired. Someone once questioned this, saying ‘You’re just standing there and talking, what’s tiring about that?’ I asked if they’d ever done it. They looked shocked, and replied (in a disgusted tone, as if I was stupid to even ask), ‘No!’
I often wonder what people see when they see me Doing My Thing. Does it look easy? If so, it didn’t always. Those who remember the early days can confirm this.
But honestly, I don’t know how I could not do this now.
I received a quiet message today, asking about a Handfasting. I’d love to help. Plans are being put together. All is good.
It’s for a poly (ie polyamorous) relationship.
I’ve had so many people nervously approach and ask if I mind performing their ceremony, given that it’s ‘a bit unusual.’ From relationship styles to locations, I’ve heard many ‘strange’ requests.
But they’re not strange, not really. They’re true for those involved. The ritual that they’re crafting must be honest, or why bother? It must reflect their relationship, what they love about each other. I’ve yet to have a ceremony without humour, for example, and that’d be quite shocking to some, no doubt!
Yes, I have performed poly Handfastings. Also all male, all female, and my first trans ceremony is being organised now.
Love is love. I hold the space for that. I help, however I can. I encourage, laugh along, listen to grievances and assist with problems where possible. I Priest.
The only time I Judge is when the relationship seems troubled – I cannot, in good conscience, wed those who are not ready (although one day, they may be).
I go away, consider, work and then step up to do my job. It may look easy, but under the robe, there’s feet stepping carefully so as to not fall, and inside my heart is the fervent prayer to do right in the moment.
I’m always honoured to do What I Do, and I will continue. Gladly. Inspiring and inspired.
And with a reserved rest day afterwards.