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The Thread

Posted in Ramblings with tags , , , on January 19, 2016 by The Starry Path

I have been home from work for a week due to a nasty cold. It’s starting to give way now, thankfully, but I’m not out of the woods just yet. 

One thing I have found is that during times of illness (while having been reasonably conscious), when I haven’t been able to focus on studying or work, my mind always tends to gravitate towards Wicca and the Craft. Suddenly I’m back to doing daily devotionals, journaling and what not. It’s like I’m being pulled by this thread attached to my heart and everything settles into what it ought to be. One can not help but wander what would happen if I had more leisure time on my hands. That would be glorious! 

Recently I started thinking about how empty and lacking my life would be without Wicca. I have never seen myself living an ordinary life. I mean ordinary in the sense that you follow a predictable pattern and living by the norm, like getting married, buying a home and raising a bunch of kids that you devote the rest of your life to. I’ve done the first two but that’s where I jokingly draw the line. I’ve never been into kids and am not the motherly type. I can’t see my life evolving around family life in that sense, it’s not the path for me. Not that there’s  anything inherently wrong with it, but I have other dreams, other aspirations. So anyway, without Wicca I wouldn’t enjoy the sense of purpose I now know. It really is the vein of my existence, though it sounds terribly dramatic and perhaps pretentious. But that’s how I feel about my religion. It gives my life meaning. 

When I toss around words like “purpose” and “meaning” I’m not saying that I’ve got it all figured out by any means. I have not singled out my life’s purpose or anything. What I do mean is that I am devoted to mystery. The mystery of being alive in this time and place, the mystery of the gods and to the betterment of my character by their guidance. I guess it’s that simple, and that hard.

  

An update

Posted in Update with tags , , on November 5, 2014 by The Starry Path

A lot of water underneith the bridge!

I will give you an update of what I’ve been up to. In March this year, we moved yet again, this time far away. In less than a month we will relocate again, but in the same little town. This time we will probably stay a long time because this is the first property we’ve bought! It’s a big old house and we’re very excited! Hopefully our cats will find it to their liking too.

The moving away resulted in a sort of break up with my coven. There’s really no possibility for me to commute there. And to be honest, the coven’s activity was in a long, dry period, but I still miss the good old days. We haven’t ended it officially though.

Luckily for me there is a coven from the same tradition not too far from my current position. I got in contact with the HP and HPS and we arranged a meeting. They were very pleasant and we clicked right away. As it were, we all felt like we could begin working and circling the next day! I felt really inspired and happy after our meeting. The next step was to meet with the rest of the coven and if they all thought I was a good fit I could join. Thank you old Gods, they did! I’m now a dedicant within that coven, but since I am already initiated within the tradition, I can get an initiation quite soon. I’m not really in a hurry, I’m just enjoying the ride. I know where my power lies regardless of initiations.

Apart from my dedication ritual, our first ritual together was Samhain. I’m smiling now, just thinking about it. In a ritual you can really sense how people’s energies blend and we seemed to be a good mix. Truly happy about it. Also, I got to experience my first drawing down by my HPS. It was an awe-inspiring moment within the ritual, and I could finally realize the true essence of service to the community that is made by that act.

To sum it up, it feels like all of this was meant to be.

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