Thursday, November 3, 2016

" Offer Up Praise! "

Wayland abducting Beahilda,  in flying Bird apparatus.
The Shared directional mode of delivery,
 in Sacred Space, of the Practice, of the Organization, that calls Me a Priest,
 is one of uplifting expression, kind words about a broad and perhaps unknowable diversity of Spirits.

At the Heart of the matter is not knowledge or mastery of various Spirits or Ways, but the intent and desire to  avoid putting down, insulting and offending in the Name of Our Sacred Practice,Space, Organization.

Or in My case,  Sacred Habit that I picked up from the Organizations Ritual Behavior.
A Neo Pagan Positive Attitude.
The Earth does not seem to Love or Believe in her Worshipers any more than her detractors
The Sun, Like wise shines on all! it will continue to rise without  devotion.
I'm OK with that, I love them all the same..... maybe more
I do not seek to judge the reciprocity of relationship as a Sacred Ritual Binding Practice .
The trick truce trip of trust to trap.

 Love is not based on the rational principals of obligation, but the deep seated inner urge to express appreciation for Things!
The unanticipated complement, unexpected bonus are Magically Special and significantly different than the fulfillment of some social contract.
The Message being, that offering good intentions in kind words of simple recognition can have a significant affect on others and how we all get along, regardless of what one expects to receive in return for their contribution.
It is a Voluntary gift! an offering, not a paid fee....or even suggested donation,
Free         no strings attached.         Special            Sacred               you can do it all the time

Ironic that the organizations Priest Programs are promoting the objectifying  of Sacred Ritual Performance abilities into quantifiable and qualify-able data for comparison and analysis .
An association of critical judgement by authority/ group and Sacred purpose in examining and declaring the unworthiness or irrelevance of contributions, or offerings of others.
keeper of Group Spiritual Standards
Authorized inspector general.
Protection? Profession?Profusion?    Positive behavioral reinforcement?
           It's not praise, I don't feel it is priestly,
 in the way I have come to that concept,  through participating in the Organizations Sacred Ritual Practice, with others, for many Years.

In fact, the thought of bringing people together and combining group acceptance and individual testing,
" putting people on the spot," in the name of Religion,  or the Holy,  making people feel uncomfortable,
  or unworthy,  is the opposite of the Neo Pagan Positive Public I associate with,
 the driving force that powers our Ritual activities- what I have learned to believe is good and makes things go.                                      

     A Spiritual Foundation in  the Showing of Respect

A reverent creative worship of inspired action, prayer, ritual appreciation.
Promoting and encouraging the expressions of the beauty blessing and benefit we find outside of our Selves. 

Myself, I am extra sensitive, Personal Safety and the collective construction of Odometers for the Spiritual Journeys of others is potentially or essentially risky and wrong, to make someone trust as a test of their devotion or loyalty to an Organization is a common mechanism for group bonding, a special relationship within the group, an old part of the negative neo pagan private that has not been part of the Spiritual Energy Work or Religious Training recognition I have been involved with.
I have heard rumors in the dark. Groups that get together, to Worship the Group, each other...

The difference is in the coupling,  the joining,  the bond, the integrity

The Making and the Taking
force and flight

Peace , Love and Learning

 seasons greetings