I’m running a little late tonight, but it was a pretty good day (okay, started off a little rocky, but it turned out pretty awesome), so I hope you’ll forgive me for this last-minute posting. I constantly struggle with what I should share with you – what I have to offer – on this day. So instead of stepping forward and offering what I have, I hide it away as unworthy. But lately in my life my big sister, Brighid, has sat just over my shoulder, reminding me that the words that spin through my mind – whether I take the time and initiative to write them out – are inspired by Her hand. I have been doing better about following Her gentle demands, but that now means there are pieces and parts of poetry half-written laying all over my mind, heart, house, and even phone waiting to be the thread that is next plucked. Continue reading
Sometimes life is a pendulum. Sometimes faith is, too. Or maybe just mine is – spiraling out and then back in again as I grow into my faith. It’s why the spiral has always held such importance to me, because it’s ever spinning out into eternity and in to the core of self. Out to the universal pan-Pagan view point that is more Wiccan than anything; in to traditional, tribal thinking and practice. And then back out again to my own path and my own way of doing things. But, man, it’s hard when you don’t have someone else showing you the way. Sometimes, leading a spiritual life takes work. Why couldn’t I just be a Christian, where the rituals and steps are all planned out for me? Wait, nevermind.
Lately I’ve been doing better with the blog and talking about spirituality. But here I have this day that I set aside to post about spirituality and I haven’t posted anything in months. And honestly, I’ve only just recently started posting more, sharing more. Most of that has been my YouTube videos, which are giving me great joy not only to film, but then to cut together for y’all. There are three of them so far and I’m just waiting for Tuesday to get more footage for the next one! The best part is that each of those rides reconnects me with not only my Gods, but with the spirits of nature and, most importantly, with my husband. And the time I take to turn the footage I film into something for you guys to watch, not only gives me the joy of those rides back, it’s also a labor of love. Continue reading
This week is the last of the five-part series on my Gods and this week I’m going to talk about Lir. I saved Him for last not because He’s least – none of my Gods are “least” in my mind or heart – but in part because He was the last one that came to me and because He is the most difficult to find information about. Continue reading
“I am Pagan” by Spiral Rhythm
In honor of
tomorrow Wednesday – International Pagan Coming Out Day
So, I’ve got a plan for the next few “Spiritual Saturdays” that I just wanted to share with you. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to be doing pieces on my Gods, one post for each God or Goddess and my relationship to them. I’m doing this for you, dear readers, so you can learn about my Gods; but I’m also doing this for me – a “getting to know you” of the three who have recently become a part of my life, as well as a “refresher” of the two who have walked with me so long. Continue reading
Almost missed it! My sleep schedule has gotten a little off again, which means my 7-ish hours of sleep today were between 11am and 6pm. Guh. But I’m here!
So, I’ve only been moving down this new section of my path for about a week and I’m surprised to tell you that I find myself not with a single new Deity calling me to Them, but three. Seriously. I’ve spent the last 12 years worshiping one God and one Goddess, and suddenly I find myself being taken in by a Goddess and two Gods. It’s nuts! But it’s also completely amazing. Continue reading