I began to discuss these feelings I was having with some friends on line and i said you know I miss the monastic life and the structure and I would love to create something like that around my own personal faith. Now some took offence at this as how could it be possible a pagan with rules and structures.... for them it just did not gel. Others listened to me and said that they too had been thinking along similar lines. Well with this little bit of encouragement I began to work.
My first task I set myself was to write up a daily office, morning and evening prayer. These went through many incarnations until I arrived at the ones I likes and ones which spoke to me in a deep way. From there i went on to produce a midday and night prayer. Armed with these I set off praying on a regular basis. Happy once again.
Now I was praying and meditating everyday within a structured framework and during my meditations I began to get ideas for a rule of life. A lot of the ideas come from the work of Isaac Bonewits during his time with Hasidic Druids. Well why re-invent the wheel. They just needed adapted for a monastic setting.
There I was with a basic office book and a rule....what next ..... this website to give what I have developed to you all to see what you will make of it.
I am now living the horarium I mention on the website and I will continue to post as this idea develops.