The most challenging (and yet the most beautiful thing at the same time) about paganism is the path of growth one has to take. Nothing is still in nature. Why should it be any different with humans?
Paganism has no holy books, for all books are holy and all knowledge is sacred. To know who we are is not a static thing because we change daily with every decision we make and every thought we think. Pagans have answered the ancient question of What is the meaning of life? a long time ago, and we live by that answer daily. There is nothing sweeter than a smile in that moment of wonderment upon beholding the beauty of everything that is and a realization that the more we know, the more we realize how much we actually don’t know and still have to learn. There is no destination for the path itself is the key.
The worst insult
Have you ever run into an old friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time when they told you how you haven’t changed a bit? Didn’t you want to punch them in the face when they said that? The social construct of considering that telling a person how they stayed the same is a compliment is one of the stupidest things I’ve heard of. There is no worse insult than telling me that I am the same as I was years ago. That can mean one of two things. A, the person is trying to give a compliment and failing miserably. B, I really haven’t changed, which means I haven’t learned anything or evolved in any way, and how awful would it be if that was the truth?
As the moon grows, so too we grow. And as the tides change, so too we change with them. In cyclical shifts we live cocreating the Universe and enjoying the beauty that is all around us.
Who are pagans?
To be a pagan means to walk the path of our ancestors. Do you hear their call in your blood and bones? Their voices are calling you to join them in dance and chant. We honor nature in all forms. We are the weavers, and we are the web. We are the mighty drop that contains the entire flow of life, and it would be sacrilege to let our minds rot when they were made to expand. There is a great shame in letting your spirit sleep when it wants to soar the skies of imagination and ideas like air, transform everything that touches having the power of fire, give life and charge the emotions with water, and manifest in the glory of earth. Clarity and vision are at the tips of your fingertips as the energies of elements are around you and in you. We are blessed by ancient mother and ancient father who are eager to provide love and guidance to all who remember their many names.
With a strong emphasis on equality of masculine and feminine energies, pagans see the power of the divine in the ongoing cycle of life and death in nature.
From Wicca, Hellenism, Asatru, Slavic Native Faith, Druidry, and integrated beliefs of different Native American paths to Shamans, Heathens, and eclectic neo-paganism, the pagan umbrella is huge, and it happily provides shelter to all who seek refuge from the storms of modern times.
“Paganism is a worship of life itself in its supreme mysteries of ecstasy and love.”Jane Ellen Harrison
Merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again my dear pagan soul. Rejoice in life, and life will rejoice in you. May God and Goddess bless you in everything you do and spirit guides follow you wherever you go.
In love and light,