So I have recently sent out an e-mail requesting feed back and advice on this blog and its affilliated pages.
I am sending this to some of my dear friends and friendly
acquaintances, and a couple of cool past correspondents, in the hopes
of getting some advice on my site…
My blog is evolving into a combination of spiritual journal and online resource. I am trying to build my site into a useful resource for folks new to the Pagan and metaphysical community. I would be very grateful if you could take some time to look at the blog and the pages of the site and let me know what you think. I am particularly interested in any additions you could suggest to the ‘Links!’ page.
Thank you, and Peace,
Sannion, of Neos Alexandria and Sannion’s Sanctuary, comes back at me with the following…
“You’ve got a really great site there. I’d love to see focus on more personal material. What do you do, what do you think about specific matters, what does it *feel* like to live your faith on a daily basis. So many others cover the history or the specifics, but people need to know what it’s like from the inside out, ya know?” ~Sannion (C) 2008 quoted w/ permission
Which I think is, perhaps, one of the more motivating and fabulous writing prompts I’ve ever seen! (Thanks, man!)
Back to the advice.. I am debating whether to add it as a quote on the sidebar… I worry folks would think it publicity and not a blogging prompt… Anyhow, I was moved to do some stream of consciousness writing… and then was distracted by the fabulous Kym Dragon… but here’s what poured out…
My first thought on how it *feels* to live my faith everyday is a sensory memory of how, when I sometimes feel moved to pray to the Gods, or to simply Center and Ground, everything will seem visually brighter and clearer. The shapes seem sharper, the colors more vivid.
I tend to be a fairly wordy, mental person. Not that I can’t get emotional, Goddess knows I can, but I tend to keep it in. I think I have trouble sharing my feelings and experiences sometimes because of the feeling I had growing up that my feelings and experiences and thoughts weren’t seen as being as valid as those of my father or brother…
…WOW… Issues anyone?!?
(Let’s hear it folks for stream of consciousness writing and the sudden facing of one’s own buried interpersonal s***!!) ~applause!~
I was inspired, recently, to modify my way of praying. I blame Pagan Meghan. She spoke, in her fabulous rant on the Pagan TV Religious Literacy episode, about being inspired to add kissing her hands when she catches sight of the Sun or the Moon by something she read in the bible.
This burbled to my consciousness as I was making my regular offering of incense to the Divine…..
So… uh, yeah, blame Sannion.