Category Archives: Daily Prompts

Poetry and Play

A little peak at my current daily mediation, poetry and play practice

I write each word from my curated monthly list on origami squares at the beginning of the month.

and then pick a fold that is reflective of the season. For me, April means tulips. 🌷

After I pull the prompt and some Oracle cards, I compose a poem. And then usually create an image in Canva and share it to my author account @rachel.l.carlyle

I record the poem in my perpetual seasonal journal and then create the origami offering and place it on my ancestor altar.

In the evening the offerings go into a big crystal bowl for the year.

Not quite sure what I’ll do with them in a years time. I’m sure Spirit will inform ❤️

Bright blessings

March Play Prompts

💙March Prompts

We’re rolling into Ostara and the Spring Equinox and the prompt list I’ve created is filled with that fresh emergent energy.

You can do them in order starting with the first column and working your way down.

This month I’ve written them on spring colored squares of paper and put them all in a bowl and draw one at random each morning.

I’ll then fold them into little origami kites to adorn my seasonal tree.

Bright blessings

Imbolc: Season of Fire and Ice

🤍Blessed Imbolc 💚

My husband shared a birthday with this Sabbat so for the past few years I’ve been making a “fire and ice” ring to celebrate both!

Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid are associated with Fire. But Brigid is also associated with wells and the season of Imbolc represents a thawing. So combing the two elements seemed a lovely way to celebrate the day

I make the ring overnight in the freezer using an empty plastic cookie tin and a plastic cup filled with beans.

Why the specificity of tools?

Because you want to unmold completely and quickly to get it into a rimmed container before it begins to melt

Do not use non tempered glass. It will either shatter during the freezing process or when you pull it out. You could also use empty tin cans but not sealed ones. Ask me how I know 😂😎. Trial and error so you don’t have to!

I fill the “well” with Imbolc correspondences. This year I’ve used cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, lavendar blackberries and red rose petals.

I light the candle in the morning and let it burn all day.

Celebrating my spouse, the Sabbat and the Goddess.

And we will have custard for dessert. His favorite! Did I mention he’s Irish? Talk about serendipity💚

I’ve also included my prayer card for the final day of the 19 Flames for Brigid here

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Bright blessings

February Prompts

💙February Prompts

February means Imbolc and Brigid.
Which if you have been checking my posts the last few days, means you know it’s my favorite Sabbat 🔥

These daily prompts are a reflection of all the energy of this fire festival.

I’ve also included devotional cards for yesterday and today’s poems to accompany the lighting of the next three candles in my “Tending Brigid’s Flame” ritual

Bright blessings

A card, a candle, a cleanse

Everyday Magic🧡

These are my three favorite elements to use as I go about the tasks of everyday living.

A Tarot Card for Inspiration
A Tea light for Illumination
An Herb for Impact

Mundane tasks hold so many opportunities to set and support my intentions. We all have to eat, to dress, cook, clean, etc. So why not bring a bit of beauty to the task?

My daily shower is a perfect example. While I do love a luxurious ritual bath, it is only a monthly indulgence for me, usually reserved for the full or new moon, depending on my needs.

But a ritual shower is so simple and I take one daily, so I have found easy ways to make it beautiful. Its my opportunity to wash off the day, literally and figuratively, and set up my night for dream work.

This is how I worked with Eucalyptus this week.

First, I’ll pull a tarot card either selectively or intentionally. And come up with a short simple Mantra to sing in the shower.
I’ll set the card on my pillow on my bed and then head to the bathroom where I’ll crush the herb and sprinkle a bit on my tea light before setting it on a ledge inside the shower and lighting it.

Sometimes I’ll stir more of the crushed herb into my bath soaps, scrubs, washes etc.

Finally, I’ll turn off all the lights. Turn on the water. And step into the altar I’ve created.

Bright blessings.

January Prompts

𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐬

It’s all about the RE bebes!

Webster’s definition

𝐫𝐞-
/𝐫ē/
𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐱
𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐱: 𝐫𝐞-; 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐱: 𝐫𝐞𝐝-
𝟏.
𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞; 𝐚𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡; 𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐰.

I’m using this prefix as inspiration to turn over a new leaf, literally and figuratively, on the daily.

And I’ve also got a fun new small daily ritual planned with these prompts.

So…what’s your RE?❤️

Daily Prompts in Action

Putting spiritual practice and my monthly prompts list into action for December

Working with the Solar Chakra today, I chose:

💛Act

and the the prompt:

Sing

Combined this might look like

…an offering of gratitude for the gift of a new day

…a chant as you walk through your home to lift the energy through the day

…a mantra as you prepare for sleep

I’d love to hear what you come up with💛

Bright blessings