Yeats and the Sycamore

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~W. B. Yeats

Hello again dear friends,

I find myself musing on the above quote.  I encountered in in a suitably sparkly graphic from a friends Facebook page, promptly shared it, and find it bouncing about in my mind and heart…

So very much of Paganism and Witchcraft, hell of any sort of religious and spiritual journey, is this sharpening of the senses.  Learning to discern the difference between the noise of the world and the signals of the Holy Powers.  Unlearning the habits and reactions engrained in us by the Ten Thousand Things of the Buddhists, and striving towards wholeness and health and complexity and completion.

Image found HERE.

Seekers are people who are truly engaged in their Spiritual Journey, their Religion (not in the sense of merely believing something but of living it), their Great Work.  If we are to truly be engaged as Seekers, no matter what our religious or spiritual or philosophical tradition, we need to stop being buffeted about… propelled through the world like a Sycamore Seed on the wind and spun around in every direction.  Instead we must ground ourselves, dig deep into the fertile soils of the world around us, and we must grow.

This is the challenge we face.  To grow in our completeness and embrace our complexity in a world filled with messages about how we are broken and imperfect, a world that tells us that complexity is bad and that sparkles with distractions and detractors.

This is challenging and sacred work.  Work that our times need all of us to do, individually and together.  Share your journey with others, especially those who are on their own -sometimes very different- journeys.  Support one another in your journeys and take what wisdom you find and lessons you may learn.  Do not surrender reason or science in your pursuit of the miraculous and the magickal.  Take delight in the damn difficult work of growing, of becoming the brightest and best you that you are capable of being.  Practice presence and pay attention.

After all, the world is full of magic things….

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