This is my first full week writing to the Pagan Insights Project prompts so where am I at right now. Pensive, nervous but also excited. Using the same 5 prompts each week initially seems a bit strange but the more I look at them I more I think they can lead to some deep and different ideas and thoughts each time as the options are huge. So that is where I am at as a Pagan writer.
I think as this is the first full week I better say a little about me as a Pagan. I am a solitary witch following a mainly Welsh Celtic path. However I do draw from other things that work for me now and then. Currently I am researching possible archetypes of the Welsh pantheon for an article I am writing for an e-zine. I had my first piece accepted by them last month and that is due for publication next month so will post details everywhere when it happens. Back to the archetypes, I am not sure where I will take that yet or even who I will write about. The obvious would be Cerridwen but I get an instinctive feeling I need to go out of my safe zone and look at others so I am going to go with that first.
Stepping out of the safety box is something we all need to do occasionally. It gives us the opportunity to view things from a different perspective and often brings clarification. Yes I really think I need to look at the others and not only for the article. I never like to say where I think my path is leading as that is something we don’t know – sure we can guess and hope but there is also the necessity to trust the divine, ourselves and others to lead us where we need to be, and that may not be where we think or want it to be, but it certainly will be where we need to be.
Where we need to be is all well and good when life is cushy and we are happy but what if it is not cushy, we don’t want to be there or it is clearly a bad place to be. Yeah, yeah easy to say we have lessons to learn from the experience and should look for them but at times the place we are at is not of our own making – what then? What is gained from being in a bad situation caused by someone else? For myself I think it is realizing I don’t have all the answers and maybe I am never going to in the physical realm. Again it is that trust that the divine will indeed share those things at a later date in another place. For now, I will do what I do and see where it leads me, a bit like doing this project really.
In love and light