Many seem to think that
serving the Gods
means a ticket to sweetness and light
in a world where one is always happy happy :)
Well, if that's true, how come my life is often a @!!*&^%$ :)
Many of the same people,
make the mistake of assuming that anyone
who is trying to be a good walker of the way and server of the Gods
= one who should have a perfect life ... because they deserve it
NOT ! :)
I won't even debate the deserve part, but for the rest
I have the same problems
and issues as anyone else..
Money or lack thereof.. over due bills etc.. for example:
If money is my need..
yes I can do rites to increase my fortunes
but I am expected to do something for myself too.!
It's like the old Joke
" please Lord let me win the lottery "
Lord " John... help me out here ... buy a lottery ticket " :)
To which I say..
What has the Goddess to
do with that..?
Richness, one can lose and Poor anyone can change
These are the variables we bring into the matter
I have what I need.. what
more does one really need..?
If she needed me rich, then I would be.. and have been.. ( yeah ! )
at this point I am not.. and that's OK too ...
as there are good things to say for the leisure one has .. in retirement..
Even If I didn't want to retire just yet :)
I trust My Goddess enough
to know that there is a reason for it
And if I think about it ... I can think of a lot of reasons for it.
Is this just self justification for poverty ?
I have worked out the
and it makes perfect sense for me to be just what I am right now
Now, I could point out
that my poverty is worse that it could be, based on a rather uncaring social
that denies me SSI benefits, but that is the hand of man, not the hand of the Gods. More on that later ...
its all just Us ? Here for ourselves ?
What does worship of the Gods give us..?
Seems kinda selfish don't
to feel that A God is there to give you anything
more than what you already have.. ? IMHO
For all the Glory you already possess thanks are due, without anything else at all
You live, you have a mind..you
have infinite possibilities open to you
the way is there ... to get what you want, it's up to you to go get it however
Think things are not the
It's up to you to make what changes are needed if you feel things need improvement
Here For ourselves "
is the only part of that, there is a real problem with.
We are not here for that ... we are here to help each other
to improve the lot of us all. This is good Karma
Does this mean your own life will always be perfect if you spend it helping others?
Does it mean you will
get what you need to accomplish
what you have been asked to do, that it's gonna be there, in your face,
dropped from the sky, just because you ask for it ?
Yes, I have done my share of griping mind you
" Mother if you want me to do X .. gimmie the dang resources will ya ! " :)
And once I stop complaining
about it and think of it..
I find that the way to do what is needed.. is right in front of me..
and was often sitting there for a while, waiting for me to stop being a fool
who expects Mother to do it for me.
I am a big girl and she
expects me to act like it :)
Again I say..
What has the Mother to do with this..?
Is The Great Mother responsible
for any lousy relationships, I may have with friends or family ?
No.. I am.. They are my
which took years to build up or take down
If they are poor, it is
up to Me to make them better
by whatever means necessary
But to think the Mother should "fix" this.. ?
I think not.. She didn't
make it happen
Did the Mother make someone insult me ? NO..
Did She make someone stress
to the point where I am ready to tear out my hair ? NO
I am the one who allows
to become stressed over things that happen
The only thing in life we have any control over is ourselves
and the Gods are hardly to blame for my failure to control my own reactions.
I have never even asked her to " fix " such things
Only to give me the strength
to continue to try and work on the problems for myself
Which she has done..
The Goddess is not my servant ...I am hers...
is her Gift..
The power to keep going..to keep trying.. to make it work
but the doing is my responsibility, as with anything else,
as they are MY relationships..
How else do you expect
to make it ? But on your own.
We are here, we live, and on this Earth alone,
within the skin we are born in, isolated, hunting for answers
what are you looking for ?
Some divine being to make it all better with a wave of their hand ?
Any faith that promises
that, lies... to you and to itself
But is this a reason for not having any faith ?
Or the other side of the
coin, the belief that we should live in paradise on Earth
just because we ARE believers ...
insistence that we lead somehow magical lives
where none are hungry, or have over due bills
or bad relationships with others,
to where nothing bad ever happens to "believers"
all you have to do is ask
and some magical thing happens
to make it all good, no matter what's wrong..
in fact, that nothing ever be wrong to start with !
Read that again... please
What does this sound like?
A Fairy tale the Fae themselves would laugh at, is what this sounds like
The Gods have never promised Nirvana on Earth
They promised to help
get the means whereby you can make it better, yourself
the world suxs ?
Then get off your butt and do something about it
And it will sux less, in proportion to how much effort you put into it
But don't rail the Heavens
about " why didn't you do something "
about hunger, poverty, stress and strife ?
Or even the things wrong in your own life ....
The answer you will hear is
WHY DIDN'T YOU ?"
What are the Gods, a retail market..? I didn't get my order so poo on you .. ?
This Is the rant of a child ... bemoaning the reality of being human
and blaming the wrong entity for it.
person whose looking for a good reason
to avoid making changes will cry "life is unfair to me" so why should I work hard at it ?
It's gonna sux anyway
excuses have been used for Eons
Particularly this one ! More examples
things go wrong, we tend to look for someone to blame,
however, and it's all too easy to blame the Gods.
think of any "injustice" or misfortune you care to name and you will find
at its base,
the work of humanity. Make any list you want, and you will find, almost without fail,
that the problem is based on human greed, hatreds facts of nature, or just plain out and out stupidity.
A customer ordered hot coffee, spills it on her dress and gets burned by
and then blamed McDonald's comes to mind for the top of the stupidity category. :)
But more seriously, say ...
loved one died, despite our prayers, therefore, the Gods must not be real.
Do you really believe that the Gods are some vengeful beings,
who visit death on us, as some kind of punishment ?
We are human, we are therefore subject to illness, and death, as with all living things.
hurricane that wiped out so many folk, Goddess bless them all. Facts are
facts, hurricane's happen,
if one comes close to where you are, you are going to suffer for it.
Live on the coast, at some point
a Tsunami will wipe out the coast. Live were it snows ?
At some point there will be major snow storms, these are all variances
of weather, that effect us all, and have since the dawn of time.
tend to call these things "acts of God". Now what that is supposed to mean,
is they are outside any human agencies actions
it does not mean however, that the Gods are to blame for them.
may be obvious that pain and misfortune can shake our faith in the Gods,
but what happens when we have good fortune and success ?
what happens, is "we take pride in "our" achievement and take credit for
We convince ourselves that we got something that we deserved." Somehow, it's only the bad
things do we blame others, or the Gods, for the Good things, we must have done something right, ergo,
it means when it goes wrong, someone is to blame.
are fallacies, Life is not "fair", if we view fair as things are not supposed
to go wrong,
but 99% of the time, it's very easy to find the reason behind things that go haywire.
Most of which, are often something that we ourselves, at least by collective actions, could have avoided.
think so ? Consider the things of nature. We know that if you live
on the coastline,
and a wave or hurricane comes, what is going to happen ? We know, as its happened many times.
we chose to live there, we are taking that risk
willingly, knowingly. We have no one but ourselves to blame if the wave that has come before,
comes again, and we are not prepared for it.
I used to
live right on top of the San Andreas fault line, and I know full well if
it ever had decided to shift,
and rearange the geograpy of the map, as it has done in ages past,
and dropped California into the sea that I would have been toast ! But I know that, and accept that,
as no place on Earth is totally free of risk.
( While granted,
I do believe there are places on the planet, that we just should leave
alone and not try and live there,
as they get hit so dang much with one problem after another or are just too damn difficult to make safe, and our insistence
on trying live there, comes under the human stupidity category, but that's just a personal opinion,
but I won't get on my soap box and rant about it ... not today anyway : )
for example, dreadful illness, yet it's well known that certain things
cause them, pollutants, chemicals etc. etc.
Yet do we stop using such things? Do we stop pollution in its tracks ? No, therefore, as long as we do these things
illnesses that are based on the fouling of our environment, will continue.
anything you want, all the "unfair" things, and you will find some way
it could have been or can be, eased or eliminated, by our own hand, as a people.
lets forget the idea of blaming the Gods for it,
and take some responsibility for our own existence.
if the Goddess is So great , do you.. her devoted one
live in pain and suffering everyday ?
What has the Goddess to do with this..?
Did she curse me with the illness, that allowed this to happen ?
body is, what it is, its aliments are part human nature and part
things I have done ( or not done as the case may be in my youth to care for it )
and maybe some of that fouling of the environment that I mentioned above, but in any case
it is now part of the price I pay for living, as it's a fact of my life.
Because I serve the Mother, should mean I am wonder woman ? :)
think not ... even my suffering serves her ... in that I can speak
with authority on overcoming challenges ... and how one can be
strong in the face of adversity ... siting my own life as an example
kind of consul could I give
if I have never been there, done that ?
would be like having a celibate, as a marriage counselor..
there has always been something wrong with that picture to my mind .. :)
whole life is such an example ... I have faced more challenges
and trials than a dozen people combined ... no brag, or whine, just fact
when I say "been there ... done that" it has meaning
yet here I am ... talking to you about how
The Mother cares for me.. as if she did not ... I would not be able
to live my life, and find joy in it. I would have succumbed to the pain
long ago given in to despair, and ended my life ... to get away from it,
as others with my condition have done before me.
life still has joy, meaning and purpose for me
Because My Gods are in it, and have always been in it
Broken thou I am now, I am still a fit tool in her hands, as this body means nothing
will that drives it matters, not the form
So do my Gods help my life.. ? You bet
Walking the path is the only way for me now, and forever
make excuses ... and say the Gods are not real
or do not help me, because I have problems ?
they did not help ... we would not be having this conversation
As I wouldn't be here to make it !
Will walking the path help your life and the world in general ?
Because to walk the path
become a better person is why
Not a perfect person, but a better one
You May be the only Ray
in a very Dark
corner of the world
But can you think of a better place for a light ?
And the more light you put out, the more that is reflected back to you
You don't put up a light
were it's bright,
you put one where it's
dark and spooky
and it casts light into the gloom, a gloom that may hold horrors, that need cleansing
But the Proper Servant walks there anyway ..
bringing the light to
their little bit of the world ..
and if enough people do this .. then the real dark side, the side of man that cares only for itself,
and therefore allows so much pain to be visited on their fellow man ...
Will maybe see some light
and perhaps wake up to caring
and we thereby, have helped to create a better world for us all
The way of the Goddess is not a path to be trodden by the weak
It is not a path for those
who expect the world
to be perfect for them ... because they are devoted
is a path were one tries to make a better world
with their devotion to the Great Work of world improvment
It is a path full of rocks,
and lessons ,
dark corners, and lots of hard work
As we work to make it better, brighter, lighter
We ARE the hand of the Goddess on Earth
If you pay attention
she will tell you what she needs you to do to help make things better
And if you sit down and think about it, you can think of a lot of them, all by yourself :)
How to know what to do
and how to Pick the Path to follow
all these things are yours for the asking
But sometimes means getting
down into the muck of life
and doing some major housekeeping, as that is the task that needs doing
with our own lives
By your own hand, as none other Can do it for you
and then work our way out into the world in general
And what do we get for a job well done.. ?
More work :)
Blessings on Thee and