Whether you’ve been practising your spiritual path for 30 years or 3 years, you will need to shake things up every now and again. Nature doesn’t stay the same. Nature changes, each and every day. As I look out my window, things have changed, sometimes minutely, sometimes drastically, but I can see and feel the change. When I’m out and walking the landscape, I see the wider changes happening, beyond my own little hearth and home. By spending time noticing these changes, I become used change, and so I am also able to transform what I need to in my own life.
My spiritual path does not remain an unvarying constant. It is ever shifting, changing, flowing in and out with the seasons and the cycles. With my many, many, many (oh so many, where did the years go?) years of experience that I have in following my own tradition, I can honestly say that no two years have ever been alike. My interests, my environment, my circumstances lead me down different routes that inform and re-energise my current modus operandi. I am not the same person I was twenty years ago, and nor would I want to be.
Anything that is alive, changes. We often forget that in our day to day existence. We often relive past experiences, but these are done and gone; what we need to do is re-live, to truly live once again in the present moment. Accepting change and circumstances and experience that should, hopefully, lead to wisdom.
Some days are harder than others, for sure. Some days our Craft might seem to take a backseat in our lives, as we try to deal with the hardships and grievances, the pain and the struggles that come from being on this planet at this moment in time. But it is always there, waiting for us to tap back into it, to bring it back to life.
What if your rituals no longer bring you joy? Do something different! Instead of casting a circle, invoking the gods, etc. why not simply go out and walk the land? Whether you are in the countryside or in a city, find a place where there are green and growing things, and be out there in it. Sense the energies, the time of year, the season and the cycle. Feel that deep within your soul, feel your soul reflecting this back out into the world. Let this invigorate you, and take you out of your rut. Let the change flow into you.
Now re-charged, take some time for re-visioning. See how you would like your Craft to be, not how it has always been. Make the changes that you desire, try new things. If they don’t work, put them aside and try new ones. Take some time to visualise the person you want to be, and then go out and be that person. It won’t happen without a little time and effort expended into the process.
Be the change.
Heavy thoughtful discussion. Thank you for your thoughts. I have been thinking of your other post when you discussed the changes in the climate and the effects on our eco systems and how this was affecting you.Please don’t expect too much of yourself. You are probably one of the most thoughtful and careful person around. You are doing what you can with your thoughtful discussions as well as what you do in your everyday life. Be well, take care of you
Thank you, Sharon. We all do the best we can, until we know better, and then we can do better, as Maya Angelou says 🙂
This is so very true and timely! I was just thinking last night about how much my path has changed over the last 33 years.. paths a took and explored for just awhile, others I stayed down for longer stretches, the things I’ve discovered about myself along the way and how in the end it has all shaped the person I am today. When I first started down my Witchy path I really didn’t know it was okay to change it up.. luckily I followed my intuition anyway!
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us all 🌻
I totally resonate with this – when I first started out, I thought I had to be one thing or the other. But now I understand the brilliance of plurality, inclusivity and diversity! x