i-would-like-to-say-to-daven: Hi Daven, after reading through your journal I am inspired to re-connect with my spiritual self.
I found paganism, or rather paganism found me when I was 16 and I was in for the ride, unfortunatley I was pursuased by some really dodgy fluffbunny sites that it ‘really’ was all about the love and light and if anyone said anything different, they were lying and trying to draw you to the ‘dark side’.
I continued on this woe-begotten path for over 3 years before I realised I really wasn’t getting anywhere. I tried to re connect but all I could find were the fluffy sites and their pink love spells.
I gave up, I figured that the paganism thing wasn’t for me and I lost faith in myself and in my magic.
I’m now 23 and after randomly clicking on a link in wikipedia I come here. I read stuff that actually makes sense, not just spouting random pink fluffy nonsense, there is no "all is love!" "darkness is bad!" ect… just sensible discussions on all manner of subjects pagan and otherwise. Thank you for helping me to find myself again.
I know that what is written above is a little fluffy, but I just wanted to express my gratitude, and as a female..it is kinda pinkly…
Your article on "The Path of the Magician" is very inspiring and makes sense. I am trying to introspect but I am finding it a little difficult and more than emotional, I have only examined my first memories so far and that little exercise took over an hour.
I’m not too sure on what the hell I’m supposed to be doing, or rather, how I’m supposed to be doing it, but I’m trying to find myself and come to terms with the darkness in me.
I’m sorry, I don’t know why I’m telling you this, I just wanted you to know that you have helped me in more ways than all of the councillers I have seen for my past and my depression resulting from my history.
I’m sorry for rambling,
PS, I found a site you may like: http://www.godchecker.com/
THIS is what it’s all about. This is why I keep this site going. This is why I keep trying.
In my darkest times I get about one of these a month or so. That’s 12 people I help like this in the course of a year. That’s 12 people in one year who may go out and pass it along to another in need. And if that keeps climbing exponentially, the freaking world can change. We can do it.
< humbly > Thank you from the bottom of my heart Michelle. It helps me so much. < /humbly >