There’s nothing better than a dream becoming a reality. As Wiccans, we believe in the power of transformation and the personal responsibility to will our ideas into being. With “Mote it be” we seal our desires and propel them into the universe. But that’s not simply enough. We must work with the universe, listen to our Gods and Goddesses, and call upon the elements and spirit guides to help us as we toil and sweat to make it all come true.
The Fellowship of Avalon began as a dream, grew into a steady coven, and now we are blessed to announce that we are a legally recognized church, affiliated through the Aquarian Tabernacle Church. This wonderful reality is the result of tremendous learning, hard work, and deep commitment. We arrived at this place because we believe so confidently in having a sacred space where all are welcome to experience this nurturing and powerful spiritual path.
Because we are an eclectic tradition, we recognize that individuals will have their own nuanced journeys to make. Being Pagan or Wiccan offers many amazing experiences. There are a delightful number of teachers, elders, and wise people in our community and we welcome them to share their knowledge with the Fellowship. We welcome the novice to our community, folks who are curious, people who have questions or are looking for something more in a spiritual community. The Fellowship of Avalon is a haven for those who need support, for those who are looking for a community of acceptance, and for those who want to live fully through deep (and often fun) ritual experiences.
It has become a tradition of The Fellowship of Avalon to host a toast, boast, and oath, in the early part of the secular New Year. Drawn from the tradition of a Sumbel from our Asatru sisters and brothers, we gather to make merry, reflect upon our recent past, and make promises for our futures. We take the opportunity to honor the Goddess, God, friends, and teachers, celebrate our accomplishments, and to speak aloud our promises towards the continuation of our journey of transformation.
The Fellowship of Avalon toasts the Goddess and God for their aide in bringing our dream of forming a legal Wiccan church into reality. We honor all those who helped us to build up to this moment and we honor those who are here now. I share in boast how proud I am that Stephen, Emily, and I are able to serve this community as clergy. And I make the oath that we will do our best to guide, inspire, and comfort all who share this journey with us. Let us continue to build upon the dream.
In reflection, I ask you to consider these questions:
Who or what might you wish to toast and honor for their recent contributions in your life?
What accomplishments are you most proud of, that you would boast?
How can you grow through an oath of transform in your life? What promise do you wish to make?
In mirth and reverence,