Trance practice on hiatus this week, as I went on vacation to Isle of Palms, SC with about 25 of my family members. It was a huge party, and there was only so much time I could escape without getting dragged back in. (I have a big, stereotypically Italian-American family. We are extremely close. And loud.)
I did, however, get some meditation time on the beach, listening to the waves. There was not a lot of surf (which was odd), but it was enough to give me some nice quiet time. Also lots of walking meditation with my toes in the surf. Not specifically trance, but it was really relaxing. After some of the anxiety I’ve had recently with meditation, this was a nice change of pace.
Will get back to the actual trance practice this coming week.
Total flop this week on the daily practice. The traveling, sleeping in a new place, not having really any alone time, really threw me off my game. I didn’t even remember to make offerings to the spirits of the place we were visiting (Isle of Palms, South Carolina). I’m kind of embarrassed to admit how easy it was to throw my practice completely off, and that I didn’t even think about it until I got home. I need maybe to make a traveling shrine so I have something to do while I’m traveling that will remind me to stay connected to the gods and spirits.