Daily Archives: September 4, 2017
There is a 30 day Pagan journaling challenge for the month of September set up on Instagram and I thought it would be fun to do it – and would get me back into the swing of things as well.
And back into blogging here as I answer the posts. (I’m not much of an Instagram person.)
Today’s question is:
What does a typical day look like for me through Pagan eyes?
I posted the link to this challenge on Face Book and a non-Pagan friend of mine said that she thinks that I see the world pretty much the same way she does. I think that Pagans do have a slightly different world-view but I also think that it’s going to be hard to put it into words.
Oh, sure. I get up and get dressed and go through a day-to-day routine the same way everyone else does, but something is different.
It’s a subtle something, and I’m not sure I can put it into words.
It’s… an awareness. I’m more… aware… than I was before.
I’m aware of how my energy moves and interacts with the world around me and of how the energy of the world interacts with me. And along with that comes an awareness of the interconnectedness of things.
And that includes my deities.
In Christianity, God created the world. He made it. It’s something apart from Him.
But to a Pagan, our deities aren’t “out there” somewhere; they are a part of the world, not apart from it.
I think, too, that there is a greater sense of responsibility that comes from being Pagan. We don’t just say “it was God’s will” or blame problems on having fallen to temptation from the devil. We own our choices, take responsibility for them.
Another thing that I’ve found is that I think for myself. Pagans interact directly with our deities; there is no one interpreting the word of God for us and we have no holy book other than Nature – unless you count our own thoughts and observations that we write down, and those are personal to each individual, and are subject to change as we grow in our path.
There is nothing and no one telling me that I have to think or believe a certain way. I use my own judgment on what is right or wrong, and I don’t have to live up to someone (or something) else’s expectations. There is no threat of hell if I don’t toe the line.
And I think that somewhere up there I strayed from the question but I’m really not sure how to get back to it.