Several years ago I decided I was going to more seriously study Paganism. The idea of it has always appealed to me as a religion. I went to the local book store and bought a book about it and I don’t remember how much I read of it, but what I did read I enjoyed. Eventually I just stopped reading it and never went back to it. Now that I’m older and more secure it what types of ideals I have I’m trying again.
A few months ago there was a small call in the back of my mind saying, you should study again and find out more. It wasn’t a priority at the time, but the little voice has grown and I feel the urge to ‘find myself’ as it were. Or perhaps it’s less about finding myself and more about finding something that centers me.
I still know very little (hence, the studying thing), but what I do know I really like. I like that it’s Earth-centered, that the main principle is interconnectedness and blessedness. Meaning, all parts of the earth and universe – from each little atom and beyond – are connected on a deep level, and that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with anyone or anything (as other religions tend to teach).
I also like how open it is. Paganism, like Christianity, covers all kinds of different religions and a Pagan can choose what parts of several types of religions fit them best. It’s not dependent on gatherings, but can have gatherings. It can have rituals or not.
I think, really, I’m just looking for something to provide more structure and centeredness in my life during a time of such craziness and turmoil and I’m excited for the journey this is going to lead me on and looking forward to sharing it as I learn more.