Saturday, February 17, 2007

Seeker of Truth

Hello my friends...
Interesting picture. Yes, we all know it is Stonehenge. As Eddie Izzard says (a favorite English comedian), "The greatest Henge of them all."
I've watched dozens of documentaries on Stonehenge. Most spend the entire show conjecturing on the great meaning behind its construction. Could it be Druids who worshiped here? Could it have been a burial ground? Was it a large "clock" set to the seasons? Truly, who knows? And isn't it the mystery that draws us to it?
As one who follows a Celtic path, the Old Ways, I find it intriguing. I would love to visit there someday. I have an image of a place of mysticism with an aura of energy that would draw me to the early days of the Druids and Celts. I have found myself focusing on this place as a point of meditation. How did they move those stones so far! And how incredibly large they are! To put the lentils on the pillars must have been a sight to see.
And yet all of this was done for great purpose by a people who were dedicated to building it; my ancestors. What effort this must have taken. This was no small task. And I feel that these builders were men and women of great truth; they were seekers.
This is how I view my life; To be a person of purpose, dedicated to the life of the seeker. And as Stonehenge continues to change with the years and climate, so do I. Certain walls that were erected seeking truth have broken down against the journey. And certain stones that have lined my path, have changed in appearance and marked a very different direction.
Take time today to look at some of the wonderful pictures of Stonehenge that are on the Internet. And notice the changes that have taken place over the years. Think about the peoples that worshiped there, set their agriculture to the stars and sun, and lived and died in the shadow of Stonehenge. Reflect on the energy that exists there. See and experience it all in your mind's eye and allow it to saturate your spirit.
Hopefully you will find, as I have, that this simple structure holds a great place of truth. We must simply find it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Beginning

This is much like our lives: We see through the forest fog, notice the trees, but don't have a clear direction of our journey.

The past few years have been that for me. I am a seeker. I want to know truth. There is a God, regardless of what "name" we attach. there balance? Or is God simply a patriarchal tyrant in the sky who doles out punishment for those who "don't mind" and good things for those that do "mind." Is this an idea that we, as humankind, have associated with Diety?

I have come to see the Divine as many instead of one. God. Goddess. Mother Earth. Prophets. ad infinitum...

I long for a connection to the Earth that supports me. Through that journey I have found an energy that comes from communing with Mother Earth. My eyes have been opened to new sensory experiences; meditiation which brings peace and an awareness of the Creation. The patriarchal god to whom I was introduced as a child has become more than the eye in the sky. God and Goddess have become for me an internal consciousness that brings direction to my journey.

The fog of the forest clears to show a sun-filled day full of new and exciting creations, all of whom bring the god-consciousness to my life and positive energy to my soul. I invite you to join me on the Journey.