I forgot to post before bed last night, but I’ll do it now…and quickly!
The 14th is “Spiritual Life”. Apt description for me.
I’m not a Christian.
I went to Sunday school growing up, not with any regularity, but I did. I loved the readings, discussions with peers, but there was just something missing. I didn’t “believe”. I wanted to, I really did. I think churches are beautiful. I think when people really “believe” and are true to their beliefs, it’s beautiful.
However, an organized religion, to me, is not. It’s ugly, hateful and controlling. Twisting things and leaving out answers.
I decided to follow my own path and discovered a “religion” that…clicked, for lack of a better word.
I have become Wiccan. (have been for years actually, but my mom’s in denial lol).
It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity.
It made sense; there were no unanswered questions and there were no punishments for asking a question. AND, the kicker for me, I can be Solitary. I still get together with a few friends, but for the most part, I take it at my pace.
I’ll probably lose a few friends after admitting this, but that’s THEIR choice.
I love my beliefs, they don’t harm anyone and I’m not required to “bring others into the fold”. The rituals are simple, beautiful and calming.
Having said all this, I’ve “fallen off the wagon” in recent years. I guess you could equate me with the “High Holiday Catholic”. I was only practicing for the “big ones”.
I want to change that.
I want to return to the beauty, serenity and empowerment. I always feel refreshed, invigorated and peaceful when I practice and meditate.
So, that’s going to be my topic for the 14th of every month. My journey to regain my “religion”. And I think I’m going to start over from day 1. Begin the path anew.