Once Brigid was sent to help the dairymaids with milking of the cows. The milk would be made into butter for the household. Brigid milked her cows and gave all the milk away to the poor people living in the neighborhood. When the maids began churning the butter Brigid did not have any milk to give them. She prayed for abundance. And what happened? The butter increased to twice as they had expected! Brigid took the extra butter, and gave it to the poor, just as she had done with the milk.
Story from Amber K and Azrael Arynn K. Candlemas: Feast of Flames, Llewellyn, 2003.
1. What do I produce, do, make, or earn (money) to nurture myself and my family?
2. Who are the poor and needy in my neighborhood whom I care about? These could be real people, but it could also be aspects or attitudes in myself or in others.
3. What do I give away from what I produce or receive (1) to the poor and needy (2)?
4. The household. This can be aspects in me.
5. My prayer for abundance
6. The result
Today I have pulled the card for the third question: How much do I give away from what I produce or receive (1) to the poor and needy (2)?
Ah well, I do give a lot (Card 1), but seeing the sadness of the woman, it does not ‘feed’ the poor part in me (Card 2).