As we grow, we learn what is really important in our lives
learn what we really need
do the things that matter
and do not concern ourselves over trifles
Now I am sure your thinking a potential mate, is hardly a trifle ! :)
of course, your right ... however my point is
The path of the Witch is often a solitary one
accepted this a long time ago ...
If I have a mate or significant other to share my days
they must understand that My life is not entirely my own ...
It is dedicated to the Gods ... and that service IS my life,
all else comes secondary ... including them
Most have been able to accept this
and the fact I am not with them now is more personal
but not always.. there have been a few, who could not accept that the list went..
(and for part of my life make that
Kids, Gods, then them.. )
have been recently blessed, to find a working partner, One
who is as dedicated to the Great Work as I am
For which I thank the Mothers grace, but that was
A long time in the coming and finding...
I came to the understanding long ago ..
this is the only kind of Other ..that Could be in the life
Of any serious walker of the way
So why am I even telling you this you ask ?
To make a point of course :)
to walk along the Path, one must often walk that way alone
and accept this with a good heart and not pine for that
which you have not ... What you need, when you need it, you will have
And Yes that includes Sex ... Hey it's a need too :)
are placed in your life
to Aid in their growth ...
Some are just for the sheer joy of it, ...Yeah... love those times :)
Some are Lessons YOU have to learn .. but the long and short of it is...
People come and People go, some of whom,
are very important to you .. but even they go
when their time with you is through ... save for the few
who have found THE one to walk the Path with them
..Blessings on their heads.. :)
is also this factor, any mate has a right to expect
a certain amount of your time and energy directed towards them.
If you are spending your time in teaching, training, study, meditation, ritual,
research, aiding others, doing your bit for Mother Earth,
Lobbying for the rights of the Faith, etc. etc. etc.. the list is long ...
how much real time does that leave for a mate ? Not a whole lot,
to where very often, they will come to resent the time
spent in dedicated pursuits
do you HAVE to do all of the above
to be a good servant of the Mother.. ?
... NO ...
If however, you are a dedicate like me..
Then yes, that and so much more
I am sure your thinking..
Sheez sounds like a bummer for all seasons :(
not; :) ... While one may have to give up one aspect of ones life
for the most part to the Great Mothers service, if you don't
find a mate who can walk the walk with you
the rewards however, are endless ...
Solitude is not so great a price to pay, for the knowledge
that ones life has meaning, that what you do, makes for changes,
in the World, even if we don't always see it happen.
we have to have faith that it DOES happen ..
Be the Great Work and My Thanks to the Mother
that she counts me worthy to have a small part in it :)
Who is no more, but I give them their due anyway