Having gone to several private schools, Christianity was pushed upon me and I never really gelled with it. The messages that the Bible taught me were not applicable to my approach to life. I found that the messages of the Goddess helped to ground me so that I could accept myself as a woman rather than the ‘girl’ image that the media pushes. In fact, I adore paganism because it encourages a healthy and natural lifestyle and view on the world. Every time that I perform a ritual it is cleansing and pushes me to new levels of consciousness where I’m constantly learning about the world and her mysteries. Paganism as a generally term for old pre-Christian religions allow for us to inspect many of the old ways – which Wicca encourages and harnesses in ritual.
I try to be a good Pagan by balancing my energies: no drink, no drugs or smoke. I also follow Scott Cunningham’s list of regular practices to keep you in tune:
1. Know yourself
2. Know your craft
4. Apply knowledge with wisdom
5. Achieve balance
6. Keep your words in good order
7. Keep your thoughts in good order
8. Celebrate life
9. Attune with the cycles of the earth
10. Breathe and eat correctly
11. Exercise the body
13. Honor the Goddess and God
I feel like I could explain more, but there are a whole 30 days...