So I posted this earlier on a forum I’m a member of (dunno for how long but *shrugs* ) Let’s see what ya’ll think…..
Let’s see if this comes off right or not? hehe
In the pagan community I’ve noticed the prevalence of a ‘problem’ so to speak. I think people feel that they need to have extraordinary paranormal/ magical experiences in order to be taken seriously. Like seeing a tree spirit or having a dream about Brighid/Zues/The goddess delivering a special message just to them.
In no way am I condoning or trying to belittle anyone’s experiances. I’m just saying that powerful magic does exist in a seemingly normal and boring day.
For example….Everytime I drive to work I am fortunate enough to have an incredible view of the Colorado Rockies and Pikes Peak. Some morning the fog settles down like a cat in a chair and watches the sidhe float by as they cover the valley with a misty blanket, other days the storm clouds dance as Maori warriors, beating the tops of the peaks with snow, wind, rain and lightning.
This is an incredible experience that speaks the words and deeds of the Gods to me. Sometimes we get too caught up in the fantastic and forget to see the incredible truth in a bird’s song or a weekend walk in nature.
The ancient Celts didn’t spend their days petitioning spirits constantly, they still had lives to live, even the Druids were mostly tasked with aiding the tribe with their knowledge of laws, customs, languages, trade and history.
It’s an incredibly Quaker idea but I think there is much to be said for enlightenment being held in the mundane tasks of life. There is always a place for ritual work, conversations with our ancestors, connections with the otherworld, meditation, walks on the astral plan, whispered conversations of the Goddess and God and encounters with the strange and unnamed.
Although the otherworld is important remember we live in this one too. (and there is a reason for it)
this is purposefully short so that I don’t bore ya’ll to tears. let me know what you think? This could very well be just the ramblings of a Ban-draoi.