Had my interview with Moonfire this afternoon. It went well. Really well =)
I'm now the newest member of Weavers of the Moonfire!!! =) =)
I was nervous as hell, but I had nothing to worry about. I had a hard time articulating what I wanted to say, but I always do when I'm under pressure. They asked me about my magickal background and interests, and wanted to make sure I was okay with the distance, and that I was aware and comfortable with the committment, the inclusion in the group mind, the inner transformation that would result as a result of dedication, and the responsibility of planning for ritual, etc.
And big surprise - they decided to break tradition and do my dedication ritual right then, if I was comfortable with that (which I was). It was good to do it all at once, I think - didn't have another day to spend as a nervous wreck...and more importantly, as several people pointed out, being dedicated now (instead of, say, January) allows me to become involved in planning for next year and some of the important closed rituals that are happening early next year.
The ritual was amazing. Holding the staff while journeying as we did....phew. What an experience. I feel like I left a little part of myself in the tree, but in a good way, in a way that connects me with the group.
The whole day was rather overwhelming, but in a good way...I feel so loved, and so blessed, and so wonderfully, deliriously happy =)
Moonfire, thank you for accepting me as one of your own. Goddess and God, thank you for showing me the way.