One, I tell people to exercise caution in their Pagan affairs
the other tells them
to get out there and tell the world
is Not a contradiction :)
must do both..
the balance is broken
this does not mean don't try to learn them ,
it just means it takes some preparedness
But for most things the mystery
is no real mystery at all, its in plain sight, but as hidden from view,
as if it where in a black hole
why its called a " mystery" , When speaking in esoteric terms
it's something of a mis-nomer to say things are a mystery however,
as it leads us to the wrong idea about it all
The word Mystery to most of us means. Something hidden
Something secret, or hard to understand , or the worst one, something we think
we are not supposed to understand !
And therefore, we don't try to understand it, or even look for it.
Like myself for example,
the most profound mystery of my life was
the day I realized that all names for the Divine,
Are one name...
It seems a simple thing to say it now, but what a revelation
it was to a twenty something year old ! :) Up to that point,
it had never occurred to me, period, for all my reading
and looking for answers.
And its always been so, from the time of the cave man
and their worship of the Great Mother, to now, we are all talking
about the same thing , the same divine force ,
This profound "mystery" is out in plain sight,
just waiting for our eyes to open to it.
There are many more just like it
This one for example:
To be a Witch one must be fey, or empowered in some special fashion.
On one hand that seems to make sense to most,
that one must somehow be special, not ordinary ,
to wield the power of the Witch.
You know what. ? ( ya see this coming don't ya..? )
We ARE special , all of us have this gift, or none of us would.
The only gift a practicing Witch has, is a working Will
and some self discipline. That's all there is, there is nothing
fancy about it. Sure it takes work to get that kind of control
over the self, the mind ,etc.. but this is why we train and study
and meditate ,but something out of the ordinary .. no,
anyone who has the drive, can do the the same
that you have to be
somehow different to begin with to do it.
I know there are those
who will disagree with me on that one
but it works out that way to me...
Think for a moment of all the things that make you go mmmmmm?
in your life, don't just skip over em lightly.
Then think on it, meditate on it ,
Need more information ? Get it and think some more,
do not give up on just this one thing,
until the mystery within revels itself... and you will laugh..
After you get through being angry with yourself,
that you didn't see it sooner.. :)
The Dharmas of the Buddha
are his teachings he left,
from just this kind of inner delving on himself
Have you ever noticed,
they almost always show Buddha smiling ?
Buddha smiles at himself, for all the things that he sought so hard
to find, only to discover that they were things he already knew... :)