This too shall pass.–Ancient Adage
Let it Be.–Lennon–McCartney
Those of you who have access to our calendar and events may have noticed that this morning a good number of our events have been cancelled.
Last night during lesson, Bob, Adrie, Tim, and I had a conversation about the future of the Kindred. This is just to make you aware of what’s happening and to keep wild rumors from spreading and to allay any fears. (I have filed a revised version of this as a memo to our Secretary so that everything is official.)
I am taking a temporary hiatus from being the leader of this Kindred. Realize that this is not because I am no longer dedicated to our tribe and not because I don’t find service to our disr and to our community rewarding; but because, as you may be aware, circumstances dictate that I should. I cannot continue to properly attend all of the responsibilities I have before me. Therefore, I feel, as I’m sure you feel, the most responsible thing to do is to place the Kindred in more capable hands.
I am very grateful to Bob and Adrie for taking this responsibility. As you can imagine, they have a lot on their plates as well. Please remember to extend to them all of the support that you have always extended to me. On Walpurgisnacht, Bob will be a freshly ordained priest and he has taken on this responsibility without batting an eye.
Be aware that I will continue in my sacral duties to this Kindred. Imagine how, being relieved of organizational duties, I will be able to do better in that capacity. Know that you all are and will remain in the forefront of my prayers.
I am also stepping back from teaching. I will complete The Advocate 1 class and suspend all other classes until my haitus is over. The only exception will be the classes that Tyler has agreed to teach: the Seeker class. I am grateful for his service and I hope the students in this class appreciate him as much as I do. When my hiatus is over, we will all meet to reassess educational needs and ways to meet those needs. I’m confident classes will be back in full swing by Yule.
As to why I am stepping to the background and for how long I will need to remain there, I will not publish exact details. But most of you realize that there has been some trouble levied against Tim and me and that we are taking necessary action to right the wrongs.
Having spent more than my share of time with lawyers and court documents recently, I feel that the next leg of this race is going to be up hill. Rather than allowing the stress of the impending trial effect our Kindred, I am glad to have a couple as capable as Bob and Adrie to fall back on. They have agreed to remain in this capacity until the trial is over.
Hopefully, the defense comes to their senses and settles sooner rather than later. But the most likely scenario is that we will have a court date in 6 or 7 months. In the meantime, the defense has promised to “go to the media,” to file a countersuit, and to generally make my life difficult. Remember that I have spent a good amount of time since August preparing the evidence for this suit; imagine how I may now have to prepare a defense for their countersuit. As you must realize, the amount of evidence that Tim and I have to wade through is overwhelming.
I have prioritized. Know that my sacral duties and my family come first. Given that I am fortunate to have a solid priesthood to support me, I feel relieved to be relieved of that responsibility. Likewise, magical lessons. While it is one of the most rewarding parts of my life, there is a time to lay some things down. This is one of those times. Thank the gods for Tyler’s studiousness–I feel blessed to have a student who is prepared to become the teacher. As to my secular job? The gods will provide and I will gratefully accept their provisions.
But I will be back.
Realize that the dedication you all show during this difficult time, paired with the devotion to our continuity shown by Bob, Adrie, and Tyler, assures that our Kindred will go on in prosperity. Be aware that we will not fall apart because of this snafu, but we will become stronger because of our trials. Have good faith that our gefrain is such that’s the gods will protect us and bring us justice. If I may paraphrase the holy text of another religion, “Be strong and courageous; don’t be afraid of them. For it is our gods who go with us; They will neither leave us nor forsake us.”
Any questions or statements regarding the state of the trial should be directed to Dr. Edward Tracy at Southern Legal Group, P.C.: 334-787-9119, Toll free- 866-LAW-9876, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel that you want to help, contact Bob or Adrie or post to Nine Worlds’ Facebook Page. Of course, this hasn’t been an inexpensive experience and you can imagine that all donations are appreciated.