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06 July 2011 @ 07:32 pm
Essay posted elsenet: religious (Pagan)  
I have recently made a formal commitment to a Pagan spiritual path. I may post more about that here; if I do, from now on I'll cut-tag it, but I'm not going to create a new filter.

If you're interested in how this happened, I invite you to read Janet's Wild Ride: First Esbat at the Greenhaven Tradition site.
une idee fixeideealisme on July 6th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Best of luck, Janet. Seems like you've found a meaningful path and I hope it brings you lots of joy.

Singing is a *very* powerful energetic act. I probably sang my way out of a very turbulent time 6-7 years ago and made sense of my feelings that way.
Annetxanne on July 7th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
I wish you joy and just the right kind of growing pains. I'm very glad you've found a spiritual home.
Missy: Goddessbkwrrm_tx on July 7th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to hearing of your journey.
Kathy: broken wingskath8562 on July 7th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Sounds like you've found yourself a home. Good luck with following your path.

BTW--Followed the link from Greenhaven to Witches' Voice and looked around for a local group in my area. Found this listed as local -http://www.thecircleofthesacredwell.org/index.html

...and found out they meet literally right down the street from my house!!! So I thank you for a lead if I choose to explore that path!
Elizabeth Barretteysabetwordsmith on July 8th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
This is really cool. I'm glad that you found the resources on the site to be useful in networking.
mujetdebois on July 7th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
Wonderful! You had that witchy feel feel since I first met you and I'm glad to see you are acknowledging it and pursuing it! Enjoy the ride and remember it's not about the destination, it's about the journey.

Happy squee! & many hugs.
browngirl on July 7th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh wow! Congratulations!
Surrendering to the mysteryjenett on July 7th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Many congratulations!

(And if there's anything I can do to help along the way, do let me know - for example, I'm weeding a bunch of my own Pagan books for this move, and if there's anything you're particularly looking for, would be glad to give you first dibs.)

On the wild rides: I've been blessed with a bunch of those amazing intense moments. While I never assume that they're going to happen in any particular ritual, they do keep happening for me. Which I think is awesome.
Maggie: pagansillymagpie on July 7th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Best wishes for you. I hope Wicca proves to be a good, sustaining, evolving spiritual path for you.
Barbrahirah on July 7th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
Trinker: Shiny!trinker on July 9th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
May it bring you joy and comfort!
eyverska on July 11th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
I had always figured you were Pagan. I am delighted you are taking formal training.
My coven scattered to the Winds and I miss standing in Circle but have not tried to find another group. Solitary practice is sitting well with me at the present time.
Blessed be!
mujetdebois on July 18th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)

My nw coven just dedicated as a whole on Friday evening. Since many of these individuals are new to the path, would you mind if I share your Janet's Wild Ride: First Esbat post with them? I think they would all benefit from reading about your experience.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: pentaclejanetmiles on July 18th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for asking, and please feel free to link -- it's a public post.

If any of your coven members have comments that you're comfortable relaying back to me, I'd appreciate hearing them. Or, if you want, you can link to this post and they can comment anonymously.

Congratulations on your dedication!
mujetdebois on July 18th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you on both counts. We are now the ASW's 9th coven :) and the 1st in the Circle of Capricorn. I'm sure I will have some kind of post about this as well.