This is a really beautiful post on the realities of faith. Faith and love are both choices we make, each day, with our actions towards the Gods, Ancestors, and Spirits. It’s ok if you don’t feel the ecstatic heights of devotion at all times. Maintaining your practice anyway will support and sustain you and your relationship with the Powers in the valleys between.
I counseled someone recently who came to me distraught (and I am sharing this now with permission from that person). “There are days when I don’t believe.” She said. “Days when I question. Days when the Gods seem so far away.” She was sure that she had offended her Gods greatly because of those moments where the reality of Their presence was the farthest thing from her mind in the world. I just shrugged and said “me too.” And watched the girl almost fall off her chair.
Belief is a funny thing and while it’s important to cultivate I think it’s equally important not to fetishize it. I know the Gods exist like I know gravity exists. I don’t have to beat myself over the head thinking about it every single day. If for a span of days I don’t feel Them palpably in my world, so what? I don’t…
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