Divine Inspiration

I hope this video finds everyone well! I had to make this for class and it sincerely opened my eyes to the beauty of nature.

Love and light to all!

 

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Understanding Love

Understanding, this is what many of us wish to gain. We wish to understand life and all that it has to offer, we want to understand love, and we learn to understand why bad things happen in the world.

Living without understanding leaves many people afraid because the unknown is one of the most terrifying concepts of this world. Not knowing what’s next, not knowing which step to take, and not being sure of your own emotions.

We fear what we do not understand. We search for answers outside of us. “Why did this happen?” “Who/what is responsible?” As we search for these answers we lose sight of what really matters. Love, the God and Goddess, our families, and ultimately we lose ourselves.

Many times in life we forget that understanding is within us all, we simply have to find the will to access it. Since we don’t understand ourselves we fear what’s inside, we fear understanding because of the uncertainty of the journey to get there.

When hiking up the mountain to get to Macchu Picchu, there is a struggle through rain, land, and unfamiliarity of the surrounding area. The night will fall and when we cannot see, then we can no longer see the path and our uncertainty is even more intense and thus more terrifying.

To understand the world around us and the situations that arise in our lives, we must understand ourselves and love ourselves.

As a culture, we have taken ourselves out of the equation allowing everyone else, and material things to fill our voids. These chasms of disillusioned love have made us callous and afraid of our own hearts and when emotions and true love come to us, we lose sight of the blessings it has to offer, the healing power it wishes to place upon us. We become wrapped up in the question, “What’s next?” To understand love and the purity it has to offer, we must first allow ourselves to love. We must allow our hearts to open.

Always remember, love does not have the ability to hurt. True love is pure, kind, unconditional. The heart closed by caution and infected by the septic slime of fear will never usher in true love, and thus only infatuation and pain can come forth.

My friends, we must find love within ourselves, for only by this can we truly love another.

Here is a prayer that I have found myself using from time to time. I hope it helps you find the love and understand in your heart.

Oh Great Mother and Father

I call to You and ask for this

To love like tomorrow will not exist

To open the window of my soul

To allow my heart to be abundant in love

To see myself as love

To know myself as love

To be love

I am love for I am the child of the God and Goddess

I am love, for I know love conquers all

I am love for I believe in the power of purity of the heart and mind

Oh great Mother and Father thank You for all

Thank You for your ear

Thank You for hearing my cries no matter their scale

Thank You for love

Thank You for my life

Love and light sent and received

By the God and Goddess blessed be!

Love to you!

Have a blessed day!

~Sheldon

PS: Make sure to check out the Video Blog for video chats about Paganism! Blessings

Pagan Graphics

Here are a few interesting graphics I designed for a class. I hope you enjoy them! Blessings!

Also, feel free to save them and use them 🙂 Just give credit where credit is due! love and light!

The Rule of Three

The Rule of three is closely related to Karma. In Karmic beliefs, the basic idea is, “You reap what you sew.” Many faiths have adopted this spiritual check and balance system, but have added another element to it. The rule of three states that what you send out will return to you three fold (Times Three). This is an interesting principal to uphold because it is not a specific deity punishing its worshippers, but the practitioner themselves. It is their choice to send blessings, or curses out to the world. In return, that person will either be rewarded or punished by their own actions.

Below are a few links that explain the Rule of Three within different faiths even Christianity. Enjoy! Love and light to all!

Christianity

http://www.endlesssearch.co.uk/philo_lawof3.htm

Pagan in General:

http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usfl&c=basics&id=2872

Wicca

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccaandpaganismbasics/a/Rule_of_Three.htm

Love and Light to all!

Sheldon!

Fasting

Lythia Pagan Fasting Schedule

Lythia Paganism has man traditions that are upheld strictly. Of course the practitioner can choose for themselves if they wish to uphold them, but it is a part of the faith to fast at certain points throughout the calendar year. Below is a quick guide to the fasts and explanations why. I hope this sheds some light! Make sure to check out the Vlog for additional information on this topic and others.

Likhert (Leek-hairt): This is the first fast. It occurs one week before Imbol c. Lythia practitioners fast all dairy products for 7 days, then on Imbolc the fast is broken with a feast of dairy and other products.

Mirelupt (Mee-ray-loopt): The second fast. This fast occurs for the Summer Solstice until Lughnasadh. During this fast, practitioners cover their head during the daylight hours. This fast symbolizes reverence to the God and Goddess. In the morning a pre-meditated pray is said while putting the head covering on, and at night another pray is said when removing the head covering. (These prayers are made by the individual, family unit, circle that are celebrating this fast) Head coverings can range from a traditional head covering, or a baseball cap (this is a modern alternative).

Lierna (Lee-air-nuh): The third fast is the longest fast. It begins the day after Lughnasadh and ends at Sundown on Samhain. During this fast, the practitioner is not to cut their hair in any way. This is a symbol of the journey of the God from the physical world into the Spirit world.

Vornai (Vor-neigh):   This fast begins two weeks before the first day of Yule. The practitioner chooses something to fast. Yule is a gift giving holiday and it is the celebration of the rebirth of the God.  And so, by fasting something that is prevalent in our lives, we know the joy and blessings of the gift we receive on Yule.

Have a blessed day everyone! Love and light!