Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for...

  1. Spring flowers and the return of color to the world
  2. A home of my own.
  3. Being financially comfortable.
  4. The knowledge that everything works out as it should and always will
  5. Warm sunshine on a very windy day.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How did you discover your path?

So I'm stealing inspiration from one of the many pagan blog challenges today as my brain isn't quite up to snuff after fighting off a cold and a migraine.

The question - How did you discover your path?

I was never raised in a religious household, I can't really say it was agnostic or atheist even either, we just never talked about religion.  I vaguely recall being taken to Sunday school twice but then we stopped going.  My mother always had some kind of religious tendencies but my father would definitely be described as atheist.  So apart from the odd jaunt to church with friends if I was staying at their homes I never actually encountered any religious teachings.  Yet despite this I never felt any kind of draw towards Christianity, what minor interactions I did have with it just didn't resonate with me at all and most of those I knew who were church going people seemed rather hypocritical to me.

So it comes that I am 16 years old and I don't have a religious system, or a faith system really.  I have always had a vivid imagination and was always drawn to the mythology and tales of the ancient Greeks etc.  So when I met a friend who was just starting in her path into Wicca I became very intrigued.  I grabbed a few books (Cunningham's of course) and began to devour them.  Things made sense and I was in a time of great crisis in my life and the idea of a strong goddess figure was certainly a powerful one.  I began to practice, and like many new self-trained to the path I took a lot of what I read as gospel.  As I developed along my path I began to think more critically and I came to realize that Wicca really wasn't 100% in fitting with my beliefs.  I began to take a more eclectic path, finding things that resonated with me and exploring my own thoughts and ideas until I came up with a path that is my own.