- Jul 5, 2021
My beginnings to paganism started after studying very many different spiritual traditions and coming to the insight that each were equally valid in their own way. Then I was faced with the idea of cultural misappropriation and it made me consider, perhaps I am best suited for the spiritual path of my ancestors. My biggest problem was that I was raised as an agnostic/atheist and I had a hard time believing in gods. Part of me thinks this is why it took me forever to lock myself into witchcraft. Not too long ago I was fortunate to have been visited by the gods Danu and Cern. Now I am working with them and they are teaching me a lot. Funny thing is, I recently learned that it is likely my ancestors didn't even believe in gods until somewhere around the iron age and that before this time, there was only "spirit". Now that makes my scientific and atheistic mind wonder, who and what are these gods? Where did they come from? All I know is, they seem to be real and living, dynamic beings. I have been instructed to work with plants. It is part of my calling to work with them. I have been blessed to have that capability. I seem to have unconscious knowledge of things regarding them that comes to me spontaneously. Like today when I made pineapple sage tea out of whimsy and then went to look up all of the magical properties after the fact. I suppose that my spiritual experiences in life (telepathy, telekinesis, lucid dreams, shared dreams, ghosts, and spaceships) were what always had me going back and questioning what those were and studying various religions and spiritual traditions helped me weed through what I thought they might be and gave me a way to explain it. So after studying buddhism and hinduism (the Eastern mysteries), kabbalism, Christian mysticism, and sufism, I dug into indigenous medicine and spiritual healing. The indigenous path is the pagan path and has become my shining star that pointed me back to my own ancestral roots.