December 2011


I have spent the last few days in reflection. There is no greater blessing in my life than my husband and my children. There is no spiritual calling greater or more noble or more needed than taking care of them.

The Lord has deemed me worthy to have to face the challenge of having a child who may need more support than others. He is special in ways that I can’t even express. The last couple of days have been difficult, to say the least. I have been wondering how I was to face this challenge. What came from my lips and my heart was that I wished that I more time and energy to focus everything I am on him and the rest of the family. And that is why I have decided to grant myself my own wish. I have decided to dedicate the next months (who knows how many) to my blessings, to make our lives better, to see if we can support our happiness in a way that may be different from other people’s. That’s just the way it is. I will be discontinuing the blog and my participation in the Christian Pagan Fellowship on Facebook. It is with sadness that I write this, but I have to focus my energy where I must.

Over the last year, I have grown to know many of you. I believe that the Fellowship is off to a great start and that many people have found and will still find a place to grow there. I was only an instigator in all this. I believe that it now has a life of its own which hopefully can sustain itself. Many of you shared your trials and tribulations with us there over the year and I am honored to have been a part of so many’s journeys. It proves to me that everyone has something going on in their lives. We have to focus on what is important and what brings us joy and fulfillment. I will miss all of you. I am keeping my commitments, however. Those who are doing the coursework can submit it when it is completed. I am also going to answer all the personal emails and FB messages that come my way. So, please do not hesitate to contact me on those channels if you need.

Being a part of the growing Christian Witch/Pagan community has been a great adventure. I will be back when my energy and situation will call me back. I pray that I am not disappointing too many of you, for I feel responsible for this little growing community of the strongest, most spiritual and resolute people I have come to meet. But I know that most of you will understand. Part of the wisdom of this path is to listen to what the universe sings in your ear, whether you like the song or not. In all humility, then, I must abide to this call, with the hope of returning wiser and having accomplished the most important feat of my life: making sure that my little boy can navigate this world with happiness and let his own gifts shine.

I thank you all for your blessings and I remain your most devoted Sister. May your roads be filled with the love of Christ and the embrace of our Mother.

In love and light,

Adelina

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‘I light this candle and dispel the darkness.

For I have Hope.

And on this night, there is much to be grateful for.

God has made himself man.

And man has made himself God.

May I bring this light forth so that darkness may not prevail.

In the name of the Father and Mother, the Lord and Lady and the Spirit that binds us.

For ever and ever.

Aa-men’

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I’ve been walking my talk over the last few weeks. I’ve been focusing on taking care of myself and my family. Not to say that it wasn’t busy (it always is in the city, isn’t it?) I gave a couple conferences at the Magical Blend for the Yule fair. It was nice to talk to people in the flesh about this blended path of ours and to see how excited we are about it. I also had the pleasure of attending a lecture by my friend Brendan Myers on sacred sexuality. You should be able to listen to it on his podcast (see blogroll: Standing stones podcast) We’ve met new people and had them over for game nights (like the good old days in Chisasibi).

Most importantly, I am transitioning into Winter. Since following a Pagan path, one of the great lessons that I have learned is to follow the flow of the seasons. With a blessing of crystal flakes, God tells us that it is time to come home and rest. The work of the summer is done and the harvest is in. What we didn’t have time to finish will have to wait. It is time to get in from the cold and ponder the meaning of things. It is time to catch up on the stories that we didn’t have time to tell each other. It is time to light a fire, pick a book and continue our studies and reflections. It is time to pick up our knitting or stitching or woodcarving and settle in its soothing rhythm. With Yule and Christmas on its way, it is also a time for family and joy, for sharing food and laughs and to take back the spirit of the holidays.

I wish you all a warm and peaceful Winter!