Halloween is at our doorstep. Almost literally at our doorstep (at least, it is in the States). I’m excited beyond belief - this is my favorite season of the year, my favorite month, my favorite time, my favorite clothing style, my favorite food style, my favorite time to watch TV (I don’t during almost every other time of the year), my favorite time to watch my favorite movies and listen to my favorite music…I think I’ve made my point.
On top of all of this, this time of year reminds me of something that sits on my heart at almost all times: who I am and what I believe in.
To be religious means to be devout; religion is a system of belief often involving a code of ethics. Religion, as Colette Baron Ried says, is “man’s need to describe its relationship to God…a means to access God…a means to an end.” Does that make me religious? Yes; I’m a devout writer, constantly writing. Does that make me spiritual? Good question.
As far as I know, I’m a witch. A Wiccan. Mostly, I’m a writer; that was the second thing I ever identified myself as. My morals are important: I try to be good to the earth and others. I practice the Golden Rule. I think about my impact on the world, what others don’t have that I do and how they clearly can cope without it, which means that so can I. I also think how can I fulfill my goals, which have manifested themselves from my dreams.
Recently, I’ve been tugged between what I believe - Christian or Wiccan? The latter makes more sense to me than the former.
- Know Yourself
- Know Your Craft
- Apply Knowledge with Wisdom
- Achieve Balance
- Keep Your Thoughts in Good Order
- Keep Your Words in Good Order
- Celebrate Life
- Attune with the Cycles of the Earth
- Breathe and Eat Correctly
- Exercise the Body
- Honour the Goddess and the God
- Scott Cunningham; Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner
You empower me
And I am reborn as I break these chains that bind
So now I’m floating
Light as a feather
I am born as I break these chains that bind
(my own semi-rendition of Kellianna’s song)
I love the thunder - now bring on the lightning.
Summer has officially begun. Horray for quarter moons, dark mornings, and the sounds of rain hitting the earth!
This is going to be a good day.