So Cat over at Quaker Pagan Reflections has been pondering her identity as a Pagan vs. Quaker in relation to her relationship with the Gods recently. I felt compelled to respond to a recent post about her own recent realizations on the matter with the following…
I can readily understand the self-questioning you are feeling as you ponder the Herne/ Light Dichotomy. I have been a Witch for nearly 18 years now, and gave myself wholeheartedly to the Goddess and God of Witchcraft.
Over the course of last year I felt an urge, or perhaps even a calling, and turned to the Gods of Ancient Greece in general; and Hecate and Dionysus in particular.
In the weeks after offering a place in my heart and life to Them, I felt a bit adrift… wondering if I had somehow betrayed or turned my back on the Lord and Lady of the Witches without meaning too.
At Beltaine I held the first full Witches Circle I’ve done for myself in a long time, and They were there.
I think I am beginning to understand that our hearts, our lives, our innermost sacred selves, are much larger than we realize; there is room enough and love enough in them for all the Gods, for ourselves and for all beings… we just need to learn to look in ourselves to find those doors and open them.
I am realizing how foolish I was to think that the Gods would either miss-interpret my intentions or that They could hold against me following inspirations of/to the heart and mind that They gave me.
Love unto all Beings is Her law. Gods are beings too! Simple really…