Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Daily Practice (cross posted with A Pagan Tapestry)
There is always talk on the pagan blogs and podcasts about daily practice. Do you or don't you, why or why not, how to if you want....
Do I have a daily practice? Well, yes and no.
I spend time each day offering time or myself to deity. I spend time each day acknowledging the presence and importance of the elements. I offer casual conversation and my beliefs are part of my life, 24/7.
However, do I perform ritual everyday, no matter how long or short, how complex or how simple?
The answer to this is no, in spite of my very best intentions, plans and the energies that pull at me.
I hear and read many people in similar circumstances who chide themselves for being too busy or a little lazy or not dedicated enough.
I have always felt that this was not the answer. Maybe those answers apply to some, some of the time. But there is more to it for some of us, for many of us.
T.Thorn Coyle wrote about this recently and her words helped me put into words the feelings that I have about this.
Fear of the unknown. Fear that those powers are really real. Fear that taking that last step, that moving from 99.9% dedication to the goddess to 100% commitment will set in motion unstoppable changes in our lives. So we dither on the edge of the precipice.
I think there is a special, individual, unique time that we are each invited to step off that ledge.
'when you have come to the edge of all light that you know
and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown
faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
there will be something solid to stand on
or you will be taught to fly'
Posted by Celestite at 8:49 PM