I just returned from a couple of Pagan events and a herbal event. They have been incredible, and I have enjoyed tremendously.
At the same time, a lot of the ‘spiritual stuff’ I saw at them has been different from the recurring Sacred Circles that I want to encourage. And I have asked myself why.
Because it is Still Rooted in Fear and Division
There has been a lot of ‘protection’ stuff and a lot of residual patriarchal thinking that there is(are) certain people who hold the ‘keys’.
It reminds me of a passage from Marianne Williamson’s Course of Miracles:
Defense is frightening. It stems from fear, increasing fear as each defense is made. You think it offers safety. Yet it speaks of fear made real and terror justified.
Is it not strange? You do not pause to ask as you elaborate your plans and make your armor thicker and your locks more tight, what it is you defend and how? And against what?
Let us consider first what you defend. It must be something that is very weak and easily assaulted. It must be something made easy prey. Unable to protect itself and needing your defense.
What but the body has such frailty that constant care and watchful deep concern are needed to protect its little life?
Yet it is not the body that can fear nor be a thing of fear. It has no needs but those that you assign to it.
Defend its life. Or give it gifts to make it beautiful. Or walls to make it safe. And you but say your home is open to the thief of time…
It is your mind that gave your body all the functions that you see in it and set its value far beyond a little pile of dust and water.Lesson 135
The recurring Sacred Circles are encouraging a different way to live. A different way to think. One rooted in love.
I hear the comments I have heard, ‘ah but her work is rooted in all that love and light crap.’
Yup. It is .
And it is not a denial of fear and evil. Both are real.
But what are you turning to? Again and again?
The recurring Sacred Circles that I am promoting are singing, embodiment, touching, hugging, laughing, sharing, supporting, inspiring. Again and again and again. As you get to know and trust the same people.
And of course there are very wise and learned people that we can all learn from. But the best learning is interactive. The best learning is when each person brings their gifts to Circle and is valued for that.
We all already have the answers inside of us. Circle is a place to find them.
Contact me at ‘the df app’ at gmail to find out more about my workshop on encouraging recurring Sacred Circles. – Caryn MacGrandle