I’ve recently introduced the Iron Pentacle into my daily practice. One of the points I’ve been struggling with is the point of Pride. It’s hard for me to look at myself without comparing myself to others. It feels like kismet that Dianne would include this in her blog challenge since it’s something I’m actively working on. So, here goes nothing…
1. I’m very proud that I am actually pursuing Feri training. It’s been something I’ve been interested in for the last year and finding a training resource was difficult. I didn’t let that stop me. I beat down the proverbial doors until I found a training opportunity.
2. Still Feri related. I’ve been practicing my own brand of Witchcraft for over a decade. I was sure that I would have to alter the training to fit within my current practice, even though I knew I wouldn’t get the most out of my training if I did so. Surprisingly, I’ve kept all the practices authentic to how they were presented. I’m proud of the dedication I’ve shown to this experience.
3. I’m proud of the type of friend I am. Whenever my friends need me, even when I don’t necessarily want to, I stop what I am doing and tend to them. I try to be the type of friend I would want in the situation.
4. I’ve gained a quite a bit of weight in the past few years. Since I’m not okay with that, I’ve joined a gym. Let me be clear; I loathe working out. Still, I’m at the gym at least three days a week. I’m proud that I can push myself to do something that I don’t like.
5. Up until recently, when something didn’t go my way, I would respond terribly. We’re talking rage, tears, and pouting. Now, when I feel these emotions welling up, I can take a breath and reframe the situation in a more positive life. I’m proud of my growth.
This exercise has helped me connect with the Pride point of the Iron Pentacle. This may inspire me to do similar journaling on the other points. Stay tuned 😊