Editor’s Note: This 30 Day Challenge will run in weekly segments with 5 days per segment. Each subsequent segment will be linked to the previous one. Click here for Days 21-25.
THE SOA 30 DAY CHALLENGE
By Robin Corak
Day 26: Ooh! Shiny! If you like working with crystals, think about what crystals might be associated with each goddess, station, sacred site, Avalonian Holy Day and so on. Experiment using them within your Avalonian work. Crystals not your thing? You can do the same activity with herbs, oils, colors, foods, etc.
Day 27: Trance Posture. Try your hand at one of the Avalonian trance postures The trance postures can be found on The Isle under the files and forms tab. Be sure to journal about your experience once you have attempted the posture.
Day 28: Goddess Challenge-Branwen. Do the same activities you did on Day 2 but for Branwen.
Day 29: The Isle. Explore the SOA’s online platform, The Isle. Browse through the resources and blogs. Post in a roundhouse. Interact with other sisters. The Isle is an integral part of our community and allows an opportunity to connect with other sisters from all walks of life. This can be particularly helpful if you are working as a solitary practitioner of this tradition.
Day 30: Next Steps on the Path. Now that you have fully immersed yourself in all things Avalon for the past 30 days, consider committing to a deeper immersion and involvement within the SOA. This could take the form of attending an intensive, participating in a quest, checking out a learning circle or Hearth (if there’s one near you), participating in Roundhouse chats and/or applying for a volunteer opportunity within the SOA.
Day 31: Integration. This day is an opportunity to simply stop, breathe, and pat yourself on the back for your dedication in making it through the challenge! Now that you have completed the challenge, reflect on the experience. What did you enjoy most? Least? What worked for you? What didn’t? Think about how you can incorporate some of the activities that resonated with you in your ongoing Avalonian practice.
As I mentioned early on in this article, these are activities that have inspired me and that I have started using in my own 30 Day SOA Challenge. Yet this is just the beginning; there are a wealth of tools and practices within the Avalonian tradition that weren’t included in the 30 days. You may find that some of my activities don’t appeal to you or work for you and that’s wonderful! One of the beautiful things about this challenge is that you can customize it to meet your needs and desires.
Should you choose to undertake the 30 Day SOA Challenge, I would love to hear from you on The Isle about how things are going as well as any ideas you might have for challenge activities.
*The Isle and Roundhouses referenced in this article can only be accessed if you are a current member of the Sisterhood of Avalon.