One of the things I’ve tried to maintain on my blog is a Spiritual Saturday posting. And, unfortunately, that, like many things with my blog, has fallen aside. But I’ve been invited to join a new monthly roundtable discussion with The Gaelic Roundtable and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of that! This is just a short post today, but be looking for my post for March’s roundtable discussion on journeys.
Recently I was sitting with my best friend and we were having a discussion that led to her speaking about her beliefs. And they sounded so very familiar – something I used to believe, or at least used to espouse believing because it was what I thought I was supposed to say. But since Manannan, Brighid, and Lir have come into my life, my outlook on the Gods and the nature of Godhead has changed so drastically. Continue reading
Do you remember where you were eight years ago today? What you wore? Probably not. If you’re a history buff, this day might hold some meaning for you (just a glance at March 29th’s Wikipedia page will give you an interesting history lesson!). But for most of the world 29 March 2008 was an average early spring day. Continue reading
Over the last four years – though some would say as many as six – every time we’ve been on the verge of moving forward, we’ve been pushed back. What was hopefully only going to be a couple of years has turned into five. And now, that we are on the brink of leaving once more, it’s turned into six. And for a few days, it was like a brick through a glass wall – I crumbled. Continue reading
I know that it’s already well into Februrary, but I guess better late than never. Our year ended much the way the year had progressed – a slow series of goals reached to move us to our ultimate goal. The biggest of those was probably getting Buttercup paid for a full eight months (I think) early. Not a huge deal, but huge for us. There are still stumbling blocks in our way, but we’re handling them one step at a time.
The night was dark and the wind was high,
And away in the distance rose a roaring,
Of some beautiful nightmare lullaby. Continue reading
So I have to admit something. I’m not a huge follower of current events within the larger Pagan community. I don’t regularly read blogs. I have a few that I enjoy and I follow them when I remember to read them. But I don’t have a finger on the pulse of our community. I have my own small community, mostly online, that is so very important to me, and we are a diverse group of ladies who came together around five years ago and have created a small community of supportive, loving women. THAT is my community. And when I say diverse, I mean it. I am a hard polytheist who pursues relationships with five Deities and a few Divine Heroes. Another lady is a Wiccan priestess. Another? She previous defined herself as a pantheist or a panetheist, but now mostly just calls herself an Atheist Pagan. Continue reading
I’ve talked before about the differences between my faith and Christianity. It is a way of verbalizing not only the differences between the two, but to explain the struggle I have carried in moving from a Christian worldview into one that speaks to me more deeply. Dealing with the burdens of stress and life-changing decisions is one of those things I’ve struggled with; and as this year comes to a close and our focus and attentions turn to gearing up for a move, it is a struggle that I am currently wrestling with. Continue reading