Pagan at Heart

At peace with myself and the world… or at least headed that way

Archive for the month “March, 2013”

Feeling really out of balance tonight. Probably has something to do with the food I ate at lunch today. A kind relative invited me over for an Easter dinner. The food was made with love but full of processed ingredients, which makes my body feel ill. When my body feels ill, my spirit often feels ill too. I can’t do much for my body, so I’m focusing on my spirit. Found a nice playlist of music on youtube with pagan-themed lyrics. The music is very hypnotic, probably because it’s a lot like chanting, with simple accompaniment that makes it even more peaceful. I believe I’ll light some incense too. Most incense makes my asthma go crazy, but I found some that’s very natural and it doesn’t bother me. It’s so soothing and nice smelling.

I watched a very moving documentary (I guess you would call it that) on Netflix the other day. It was called Mythic Journeys. I took some notes, so when I’m in the right frame of mind I’ll compile my thoughts together and share them with you. I highly suggest you find this documentary and watch it. It starts out a bit oddly, but once you get the feel for where it is headed and hear the various speakers, I think you’ll find it full of wisdom and very beautiful. It has rekindled my life-long love and appreciation for mythology.

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Article: The Ancient Sumerian Origins of the Easter Story

http://awaypoint.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/ancient-sumerian-origins-of-the-easter-story/

Very fascinating article. Mythology is such a beautiful thing!

 

Naturalistic Paganism

I’ve been doing some more thinking about what kind of pagan I am. Recently read an article about naturalistic paganism and found it very appealing. Here is another article on naturalistic paganism  that I found very interesting.

IFB Teaching: Nonsense

IFB Teaching: Nonsense

A post written on my other blog discussing some of the Independent Fundamental Baptist teachings I was raised to believe. I’m so grateful I have moved away from this mindset and its harmful teachings.

Thoughts on My Spirituality & Love of Green Things

I’ve not written here in awhile; haven’t had spirituality on my mind very much lately. That may sound odd, and even alarming to some… but it’s the truth. After finally reaching a point of contentment with my spirituality and what I think about the world… I stopped needing to obsess about it. By obsess about, I mean spend many hours reading, researching, and writing about something. That’s how I tackle a new thing. Spirituality got put on the back burner while I focused on diet and health for awhile. Now my mind has begun to turn back towards thinking about spirituality again.

I’m still not sure where to start or how to go about things. I seek the connection of a spiritual community and the connection with the universe that comes with spiritual experiences. But I’m not brave and bold about paganism yet. I’m not brave and bold period. But I’m trying. My focus on diet and health has brought me closer to living naturally and in harmony with the world. The more I live this way, the more it becomes important to me – even feels like a huge part of who I am. I’m currently living in an apartment and don’t have access to a garden, backyard, or any bit of land to call my own. Once Spring arrives and clears away the snow I’ll be able to go back to local parks and enjoy Nature again. I can’t wait. I’ve missed green things and earth so much this winter. I need sunshine, dirt, and green stuff to thrive. I’ve always been a person of the Earth. As a child I made beds out of moss, climbed trees, swam in the ocean and lakes, dug in the dirt, and ran barefoot on the grass. 

I love the Earth. 

That phrase is overused and “hip”… but I sincerely mean it. The more I understand what humanity has done to the Earth, the more angry and sad I become. Caring for our environment should come naturally to us. Instead, “Environmentalism” is something the crazy liberals obsess about (I am one of those crazy liberals). It’s crazy. Not destroying our home world isn’t something we should be fighting over. Ugh. But that’s another post for another time.

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