New Year New Hope

In the wake of all the horror that is going on in the world in recent weeks, I have been feeling a need to go back to a place of comfort and strength.  For me, that is my spiritual practise.

I will be taking up a few projects that I have been wanting to work on, but haven’t for whatever reason.  One being the creation of devotional dolls.  I have troubles finding adequate altar statuary, and I’ve been drawn to create my own for a while now (more on that later).

Another new project for the new year will be a revival of sorts of the Pagan Blog Project.  The main difference in my reimagining for 2016 is that rather than a study and teaching article project, I want to focus more on inclusion and sharing.  In the wake of such an enormous upsurge of xenophobia, I want us all to share of our paths: Pagan, Polytheist, Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist, Hindu, and anyone else who wants to join in.  I want us to share the beauty and the wonder we all find in the spiritual aspects of our lives.  If you have no spiritual aspect to your life, what does fill you with a sense of wonder and hope?

The project is tentatively named The Spiritual A-Z.  It will be bi-weekly (because the weekly nature of the PBP was always a bit too much for me to keep up with), starting with A which should be published on or around January 15th (that’s when mine will show up here).

My goal is for us to link each other’s posts at the bottom of the each article.  To help facilitate this, I am going to post a ‘Links Here’ page on the Monday before each article is to be published – for January that will mean that the link post will go up on the 11th, and the article itself will be posted on the 15th.

That’s about it so far as guidelines go.  Everything else is up to you.  If you want to use the article as a way to study your own practises, go for it.  If you want to write weekly, do it!  If you fall behind, no worries.

Please comment below if you are interested in participating.  All are welcome.

Another new thing will be that this blog will be getting a shiny new domain.  I finally bit the bullet and bought my own.  I’m going to have WP deal with all of the stuff and things, so it should go pretty seamlessly.  Cross your fingers.

I am still grinding away at my NaNo project.  Some days, it is the only thing that keeps me sane and away from the interwebs.  It looks like I am still on track to finish by the end of the month, but won’t be halfway through the story, so I am needing to keep up a pace of 1200 words a day to finish hopefully by the end of January.

Wish me luck!

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