Silver Chalice and Tosha Silver
I love this practice (Seeking the Resonance Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine, April 2014) and it meshes so well with teachings from another "Silver" Spiritual Woman...one of my Teachers, Tosha Silver. Tosha has a practice called "Offering" or "Inviting Divine Order into my life."
Your story expanded the meaning for me, because I did try Tosha's method, but being a Goddess woman, I couldn't seem to connect with the concept of "Divine Order" and was trying to understand what that meant. Now that I've seen your article, I believe I can use it more naturally as I feel the Goddess dancing through me.
Yes, S/he (the God/dess) loves to "dance" through housework, gardening, even doing things like building shelves. And I find I'm much more relaxed (less tense) as "we" work/play/dance through each task ("offering").
The KEY to this practice, for me, is to OPEN UP A SPACE to receive the God/dess's Will. The SPACE is both within me and around me. It's a CLEAR SPACE where no expectations exist. It's a kind of womb for creativity to be born. Sometimes S/he surprises me and brings me a whole new way of seeing a task I've done a million times! Other times, the task is comforting, grounding me and connecting me more lovingly to All-That-Is.
I'm excited about taking this practice to a whole new level now that I've retired from my 9-to-5 job. I'm curious to see how the God/dess will weave my daily tasks, my creative efforts, and each special project together in new, beautiful ways, in a tapestry of life.
Some of these tasks may be dropped...and if they are, I know the God/dess really didn't need them anyway. And I can let them go.
So thanks, Erin, for your guidance and now I think I will pause and see what the God/dess has to say about the rest of my day!