reconnecting? August 25, 2009Posted by owlish in pagan path.
Tags: circling, learning, solitary practice
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After practicing my Craft solitary for many years, I then found myself involved in a study group that had potential to grow into something more. But when some members began pushing the idea far too soon the group fell apart in a rather ugly way, & my trust in others & desire to practice with a group utterly dissolved. Back to being a solitary. But… I found I’d rather forgotten how I’d done that.
So I’ve been suffering from a bit of a crisis of faith. Focus drifted from my pagan path to my creative path. But I miss & long for that connection with nature, the cycles of the seasons & the moon, celebrating the changing tides. Haven’t been sure how to reconnect.
An opportunity has presented itself. An Elder in the community, who (whom?) I highly respect, will be teaching 13 months of traditional Wiccan spirituality beginning next month. This is the first time she’s done so since I’ve known her. Even though I’m not so keen about the Wiccan aspect of this, I am interested in the spiritual aspect, as well as all that this respected Elder could teach me & I believe that studying with her will help set me solidly back on my pagan path. Lessons begin next month & I plan to attend.
how to begin? August 15, 2009Posted by owlish in hearth & home, pagan path.
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How does one begin? Hard to figure out. “I was born at thus-and-so & grew up there” & blah-de-blah…
The basics are that I am married, a pagan, an introvert, an occasional insomniac, a cat lover, a creative spirit & I have nocturnal tendencies, hence the name of this blog. I love the peacefulness of the twilight hours & the stillness of the Witching Hour.
Himself & I have been together some 17 years, a fact of which we are proud in this age of quickie marriages & divorces. I’ve held pagan beliefs nearly all my life, but only discovered that paganism was my spiritual path around 10 years ago or so. I was a solitary for many years, tried practicing with a circle which was quite an unsatisfactory experience, & am now having to learn how to be solitary all over again.
I am an introvert by nature but I have my extrovert moments. I find that being an extrovert too often is fatiguing and unnecessary. Insomnia is my occasional enemy, though not much lately. I express my creative self in as many different ways as I can; it helps me connect with my inner goddess. Creativity is the spark of life.
This is me. Take it or leave it.