Journeys tend to begin with some degree of passion, charge, or dedication – these adventures are sometimes difficult to continue, especially if someone in your life has expressed their dislike for the choices you make. That’s just the thing though! It’s your life. The choices you make define who you are as a person and what you’re willing to put out there. So, here I am today, putting it all out there:
I am Pagan. I practice an Earth-based religion, which consists of me communing with the nature surrounding me. Someone out there is crapping their pants now, I’m sure! My goal with this blog is to give insight into Pagan culture to others who may not fully understand the purposes, the practices, and the people involved. It’s a whole ‘nother world out here, lemme tell ya! And I plan to make it known that Pagan people are human, just like the Christian, the Jew, the Buddhist, and every religion in between and outside. That’s why I’ve named this blog “The Pagan Person”. Because, yes, I might practice what some call “magic,” but it makes me no less of a person than anyone else. In fact, I’m completely and utterly, almost boringly, normal!
This is a brave new beginning for me, this blog. I’ve tried blogging and journaling before, and never stuck with it, be it because of my Gemini inclinations or otherwise. 😉 I am doing a dedication ritual to commit myself spiritually to this endeavor. My experience as a Pagan so far has been one of struggle, and I empathize with every Pagan who is nodding their head in agreement this very second! I’ve dealt with loads of criticism, friends and family poking fun, people thinking of me as somewhat of a joke. This of course is painful to endure, but it also stimulates a certain amount of thick skin to grow, which is a requirement if you want to pursue this way of being! I am still in the process of growing this thick skin (as I’m typing these words, I’m suddenly very grossed out by the term!), and as part of this process, I will be using this blog as a tool for my own sanity and growth as a human being.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey! I hope that one day, some day, I might be able to connect with a Pagan or two, make a few friends, and hopefully be able to positively affect someone’s life with the understanding that as the human race, we all go through things. It’s just a matter of getting through it…together!
Love, and blessings,
The Pagan Person