Autumn 2021 in Russia began on Wednesday, September 1and ends on Tuesday, November 30. What-the-heck? I did not enter anything in the search about Russia. Why would this come up? Is it an omen? Have we been sold to the highest bidder?
The Fall Equinox is tomorrow. On social media, you may have seen it referred to as, Mabon which begins today and lasts until Sept. 29th.
Mabon is the name of one of several Sabbats or celebrations among older practices.
Type in the word, Mabon on a social media site or Pinterest and you will be treated to mostly, beautiful images of fall.
If you have been following this blog, you know I have spent the last year in study of ‘The Old Ways’ in an attempt to cultivate a deeper understanding of well… the old ways. Christianity, while a relatively new religion has been incredibly powerful in wiping out old traditions. Some of them have been incorporated but much of our ancestry, especially my Euro-pagan ancestry, has been lost to religious fervor over the centuries. While ‘traveling’ the Net, I have seen much, learned some things and now I have questions/observations.
For claims of being ultra-spiritual, to the point of mocking Christians and Christianity for their lack of spirituality, I am surprised at some of the things I have seen/read/watched put upon the Net by folks claiming to be ultra-spiritual and oh-so-very-connected-to-nature.
I am surprised at the prevalent belief in evolution. No one that i have come across has upheld or supported the creation myth associated with their particular path. The lies of evolution have permeated every Western culture and have effectively wiped out most peoples’ loyalties to their religions creation stories. Why? So much press has been created over evolution vs. Christian creationism I never really gave much thought to the origin stories of other faiths. Evolution is no more able to be proven than the story of the Greek gods and Zeus but the myth of evolution has effectively wiped out everyone many mystic belief systems. Your god is no longer your god if you allow science to dictate what you should, and should not believe.
The second thing I am surprised about is how a woman who claims to be so spiritual she will not smash a spider in her home will be an ardent, even rabid supporter of abortion. Where is your sanctity of life? Why is the life of a woman in a womb less important to you than a spider? Please do not tell me how much you care about women’s rights as you fight for women to be able to take away from another woman the most basic of all human rights… the right to life! I do not care how much money you send to the ASPCA or how many animals you rescue, I do not care if you refuse to set up mouse traps or kill insects in your garden… if you are fighting for abortion rights you are fighting for murder and i cannot figure out how this works into your ‘ultra-spiritual’ life. Can you see the hypocrisy in saving a spider and murdering an unborn person? Do not cry over all of the malevolent male patriarch blah blah this and that as your march around in support of the murdering of the most innocent and unprotected of all beings… unborn children.
Yes, as a matter of fact I am being judgemental about your spiritual path.
I am not going to throw stones at you for having an abortion. The act of abortion is a millstone around your neck for the rest of your life even if you have an attitude of bravado about it to cover up your doubts and feelings. I have deep sorrow in my heart for the women who have committed this crime against themselves and their unborn children. This is something that cannot be undone but it can be atoned for however, that is between you and your belief system. This post is more about spiritual hypocrisy than anything else. I just cannot wrap my head around women being riled up about one thing (Men bring us down and try to control our bodies!) and in the next breath, “We want the right to wipe out human life!”
Stop advocating for murder. Begin advocating for ALL life not just the life of a spider.
This Mabon, as witches and pagans across the world reset themselves for the year ahead, my hope and prayer is that the would realize the hypocrisy of being abortion activists while speaking this: Wiccan morality is largely expressed in the Wiccan Rede: ‘An’ it harm none, do what ye will’ – old-fashioned language for ‘as long as you aren’t harming anyone, do as you wish’. While this could be interpreted to mean “do no harm at all,” it is usually interpreted as a declaration of the freedom to act, along with the necessity of thinking through and taking responsibility for the consequences of one’s actions.
Being proaboriton because it’s her body her choice is like being prorape because it’s his body his choice. Someone in both of those scenarios is having something done to them they do not want done. A person in both scenarios is a victim of the will of another person. There is a great deal of harm being done in both scenarios.
I hope that someone is reading this and the dots are connecting. You can advocate for women’s rights and not be pro-baby-murder. In fact it makes more sense to be against abortion in the name of human rights. Try not to look at it as what is being taken away form women when strict abortion rights are passed. Try to look at it as a win for human rights… the ultimate human right… the right to life.
I thought it would be longer but there is so much going on and I want to grow this blog so back to it!
Yesterday was my father’s 80th birthday. After the strawberry pie, my sister took dad to the Flying W Ranch for dinner and a show, the nephew took a date to Cave of the Winds, and I sat and had a lovely visit with my mother for a couple hours. My husband, who did not attend the party (and it’s ok) texted me to tell me we had had a power outage due to lightning. I decided to go home a little while after receiving his text. Mom and I went down to the first floor in her apartment building, she and dad live on the fourth floor, to take her dogs on a walk before the rain hit.
Typically, the storms come over the mountains first where we live then hit the rest of the city. Sometimes different areas are hit at different times. By the time we made it to the first floor, it had started to rain. I decided to head home before it came down too hard. I should have stayed at mom’s a bit longer. By the time I grabbed my purse and headed back down, it was raining buckets of water. I was soaked through by the time I made it to my vehicle.
I avoided the areas of road I knew would be flooded and made it home safe and sound. The power outage lasted about 2-2.5 hours or so.
When I was looking for a better church experience and a closer relationship with God, I ended up trolling many Amish websites, and videos on Youtube. At that time I thought I could live without electricity and running water. I’m not so sure these days. I enjoy my comforts; electricity, running water, indoor toilet, easily controlled heating and cooling. I love it all. The power outage reminded me; I am a lover of comfort.
Last week it was very hot several days in a row. As I said, it rained heavily yesterday. I went for a walk this morning and there was haze in the air from the fires but it was still pretty. Kind of looked a bit like a light fog. Maybe there was also moisture form the rain the day before? At any rate, I loved it. I am a ‘fog is fantastic’ kind of person.