At the End of the Day …

There’s been a lot of talk floating around the Pagan Blogsphere about ethics, interfaith work, lore, living your beliefs and whatnot.  I’ve also seen posts from those who have spent years seeking and seem to found nothing but a soul deep weariness that turns them from a spiritual path all together.

I have had my own moments of ‘What’s the point?’  I think that we all have.  It’s nothing to be ashamed of.  You’re not a failure as a Pagan/Witch/etc if you find yourself wondering why it is that you’re doing all of this.  Why do you spend so much time, energy and money on your path?  What do you get out of it?

I think that when we come to feeling this way, it is time to sit down and remember what it was that drew us in the first place.  Try to recapture that feeling of wonder, and adjust your practise so that you can feel that way again even for a moment each day.

I am reminded of a phrase from the Charge of the Goddess:

Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.

Even if you do not count the Charge as a part of your spiritual lore, I do believe that many (perhaps most) Pagan religions have a similar concept in their myths.

What is your highest ideal?  What drew you to your path in the first place?  What changes can you make to turn your path back to this ideal?

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3 thoughts on “At the End of the Day …”

  1. That’s interesting. I never read a Charge with that line in it before. Which leads me to think I’ve only ever read alteed versions. *laugh*

    1. Really? I can’t trust most of the stuff I find online, so I was really glad to find the site with all of her poetry intact.

    2. Came across an article the other day on the Witches and Pagans website that dealt with the Charge – the two most popular versions are apparently Doreen Valiente’s and Starhawk’s. And Starhawk omitted a few of the stanzas that are in Valiente’s version. Just an interesting FYI 😉

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