As our mission statement declares, here at Gods’ Mouths 2.0 we have a deep interest in how people live and practice their spirituality, their magic, and how they conduct their devotional lives, if they have one. We place a high value on diversity in practice and identity, as well as authenticity in the way of being true to ourselves to to what we desire spiritually and/or magically, as well as being true to what our Powers desire of us, if we interact with the Divine in that way.
With that in mind, we are launching an ongoing project called A Day in the Life. We want to hear about what a day in your spiritual, magical, or devotional practice looks like. We’d love for you to share what you do on a ‘normal’ day or what you do on a more special day. Do you interact with your Powers on a daily basis? Do you work your craft in the evenings or the mornings? Have you found a sacred space out in the world that you spend time at regularly? Do you struggle to maintain a daily practice? Are you working to find a path that feels comfortable to you?
We want to hear all about it, and we want to share it with the community of readers that visits Gods’ Mouths 2.0.
What do you have to do to participate? Well, it’s pretty straight forward. Write about what your spiritual, religious, devotional, or magical practice looks like as a part of your life. Tell us how spirituality, religion, devotion to your Powers, and magic fits into your daily, weekly, or completely up for grabs schedule. Show us through your eyes what it means to be a spiritual/religious/magical being and give us a glimpse of what it’s like to walk in your shoes. Do you do a daily ritual? Is there special devotional time in your life? Do you make offerings to your powers? Is altar work a part of your day? How does your magic fit into your mundane schedule and obligations? Do you follow a schedule or is your practice more free-form? Take us through what happens when your feet hit the floor in the morning to when you say goodnight to the world at the end of the day. Whether you’re brand new or if this is all old hat, your voice is important here.
Don’t worry about being right or wrong—we are not the Practice Police and we’re not interested in getting all judge-y about what you do or don’t do. What we want to see is the variety of practices we all engage in and how those practices are a part of our lives. Write as much or as little as you feel comfortable sharing with an eye towards it being published here. It can be as broad or as detailed as you’d like. Some possible things to write about might be any daily ritual(s) that you do, any daily magical work that you take part in [like regular shielding, cleansing, or other personal magic], any work you do on behalf of or with others [perhaps you have a working group, kindred, coven, or tribe that you interact with on a regular basis, or perhaps you see clients for spiritual or magical services, or work that you do for your Powers], or any practice that is sacred and meaningful for you. Make sure what you write fits with our mission statement [basically, speaking only for yourself and refraining from making judgmental comments about someone else’s practice] and then get it to us. We’ll do basic copy-editing and contact you if there’s anything we’d like to talk about before we put it out into the world.
You can email what you’d like to submit to us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you let us know what name you would like your piece to be attributed to—craft names and pseudonyms are more than welcome, as are anonymous contributions [we promise not to release what information is associated with your email address or make any comments in regards to your submission that would identify you]. If you have a blog of your own, feel free to post your submission there and give us the link so we can re-blog you. If you follow us on Tumblr, use the hashtag #godsmouths and we’ll get your submissions that way.
There is no deadlines, but we’d love to see regular submissions. You can submit as many times as you’d like as your practice grows and changes, or if there’s a special ritual, celebration, or holiday that you’re observing [can we get someone’s take on their Wep Ronpet experience, please? We’ve seen a lot of writing in the general blogosphere about it. Lammas just happened, too..] that you’d like to share with other people.
As always, we love it when you share our entries with your friends, covenmates, kindred members, practice buddies, students, teachers, families, tribes, and everyone else with whom you share a common bond. Feel free to re-blog this post and point people this way if they’re interested. You are a vital part of making this project a success, as your voice and your connections brings our mission statement to fruition.
In the next few days, the editors will get their own entries up for your perusal if you’re needing a little inspiration. Drop us a line if you have any questions about this project, about general submissions, or if you have a topic you’d like to see covered.
So, fire up your word processor and get going! We can’t wait to see what you have for us.