I am blogging a lot more on my other site. Or at least I am working on the site, and adding links and adding to the blog roll and learning a lot about my LGBT community. I am also learning a lot about myself. I am learning about my ideals, and my hopes and dreams. I am also seeing, once more, the parallels between my two communities… the GLBT (or LGBT if you prefer) and the Pagan. I find myself trying to figure out how to balance my new found passion for standing up for the Highest Ideals, with the practicality of working an exceptionally part time job and looking for work in one of the worst economies in the last 100 years. Yet I feel more alive, more truly myself, when I am working on my GLBT civil rights blog, and when I am contemplating similar projects within the Pagan community.
In re-reading this post and contemplating publishing it I looked again at that last sentence…
Yet I feel more alive, more truly myself, when I am working on my GLBT civil rights blog, and when I am contemplating similar projects within the Pagan community.
Hmm… I am reminded of my ideas about Beauty, and my thought that when we are striving to live our Virtues as Witches, and to live out our Highest Ideals is when we are most Beautiful. I also find myself remembering some of the times where I have invoked the Lord and Lady, and how at those times too I have felt most truly alive (if not necessarily myself).
I know that the weeks and months to come will require me to keep a balance between feeding my pocket book and feeding my soul. In the past keeping a balance between my professional (or job) life and my spiritual and personal life has been a difficult zig-zagging between priorities. I would like to believe that I am at a point in my life where I can actually do this, seemingly simple, balancing act. So many other folks make this sort of thing look so blessed effortless!
I know that in these times feeding oneself, ones family, and ones pocketbook, is becoming increasingly difficult. I know that there are a lot of tough decisions and times ahead. In the end though, I am not afraid.
I know that the Lady and Lord are with me.
I know that if I continue to tread the path they have laid out for me, if I continue to speak and live in accordance with Truth, and Beauty, and the Highest of Ideals, if I strive to find within myself Love for All Beings, including myself, if I honor Them, and remember to honor the Gods and Godesses of my heart and the Heroes of my Nation; if I do these things I will find a way through the troubled times and I will be able to keep my ballance and do right by my Gods, my family, and myself.
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This is one of the most inspirational pieces i’ve read in a good while… thank you for that.
Thank YOU Alex!! Nice to know my words and ramblings can have a good effect out there in the world!