Someone who is against war says that 9/11 was a conspiracy, meant to launch an unreasonable war…that person is Anti-American…Someone who is against gun control says that the Sandy hooks Elementary school was a conspiracy, meant to be a catalyst for gun control…that person is celebrated. Just for the record, I am not pro-gun control…I also acknowledge the fact that the reports of events that happened on that day are contradictory and there is a good chance that it was politically motivated and orchestrated by the government and carried out by the military…this is not a shock to me because I’ve seen these things happening in our country for years. What bothers me is that it is suddenly okay to say things that I have been saying for years about America against great criticism…the truth is that we live in a society obsessed with power and control…it is no surprise that the government would stop at nothing to exercise power and institute control. In fact, this has been the name of the game for many more years that I have been alive…perhaps now it has gone too far. America simply isn’t the land of dreams that we are all brainwashed to believe in
A lot people hate the rich and pity the poor. They say “screw the rich, we don’t need ‘im” when really, we do. The rich, believe it or not, actually make up our society. They have a role and they complete the hole in our community. If it weren’t for these “social classes” we’d have no society and…
I think that the general aggravation with the Upper class—and particularly the super rich is not the fact that they exist. Their importance to our society is evident. My own personal frustration with the rich is that they are treated like gods in our society. As if having tons of money somehow makes them worthy of worship. Secondly, the rich in our country have adopted an idea of selfishness that is surprising. I had this argument with my brother the other day. He had said that he thought it was unfair for the working class to contribute to the welfare system. I can’t say I disagree. In a better society, a welfare system wouldn’t even be necessary. Generosity simply will not win in today’s society and the mega rich (as a general rule) are not willing to part ways with any of their precious money. I used to be a waitress, so I understand the delimna of depending on people’s human kindness. Don’t believe me? Propose the idea of higher taxes for the rich in the Senate and watch fireworks fly!
I do not define myself with one dimension for I am much more than that.
Inwardly, I am a spiritual being. I am a healer and a thinker. I am a creative mind who enjoys the thesis as much as the answer. I am a lover and a nurturer (my most divine female aspects). I am a creator and sustainer of life with a strong will and a quick wit. Inwardly, I am a great tree with roots to ground me and great branches reaching outward, touching the life around me.
It would be of no use to understand myself without also understanding the world around me as well. To have a voice regarding my spiritual alignment but not my political and social one as well would be to sell myself short. It is all interrelated; the inward and outward; science and faith, philosophy and spirituality, politics and morals.
By birth, I am part of a society and generation that can so easily disassociate themselves from the world. By spirit, I do not have the ability to do so. To understand the who without making a connection to the where and why is to be stagnant.
This is my official disclaimer: this will not be a warm fuzzy Celtic Pagan blog that focuses only on the spiritual side of things. It will be more complete than that. I feel very strongly about the world I live in and the direction that it is headed. I will chose to speak about those things as well. I am new here and my page lacks much substance. For now, I am simply letting things flow as they come to me.
For years I had focused on only my own light. I was so hell bent on filling myself up with it and shining it out to the world, I would literally ignore any lingering darkness. Dark will always persist upon the light and the more I tried to run from it, the more that it showed up. If not in myself, I would be faced with darkness continuously in my relationships or circumstances. It wasn’t until I began practicing that I realized I wasn’t truly manifesting light, because I hadn’t truly confronted my darkness.
When I began to integrate science into my faith and practice, I truly came to understand the light/dark connection. Whenever one shines light, it always casts a shadow; the brighter the light, the stronger the shadow. Although I was full of light, I was also casting shadows all around me. From this understanding, I began to work and confront my shadow self. I have learned how to better balance my own light and darkness. There are times, and places that the light takes over and there are times and places that require my darkness.
A lot of this comes across in my writing. I tend to lend my shadows to my verse and it can come across very heavily tainted at times. I am a light being; for that is the path that I have chosen to walk. If I come across as anything but that, read again. It is the art of using shadows to make people see the light that I enjoy the most. We must all confront our shadow selves and we must all find a personal balance. It does not matter the faith path, political or social standing, moral obligations, ect. It is the nature of us all; none are exempt from this.
They whisper from their golden thrones,
And anger envelopes me.
Their words feed;
Like maggots on a rotting corpse.
Poking, Stinging, Burning flesh;
The wings, the fangs, the razor claws.
My soul deteriorates,
And Shadows devour.
The shift occurs,
And before I can conjure,
My feathered wings are ruptured;
My fiery blaze doused.
I stand condemned before the righteous ones,
The crown of thorns piercing tainted flesh.
Through cackling laughter and pointed fingers,
I pick my mark.
It is revenge that I seek;
And revenge I will gain.
I have sold my soul,
For the purpose of it.