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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Whats A Pagan

Whats A Pagan
An old childhood friend stumbled across this picture and commented, asking a simple question and I answered.

Friend: What's a pagan?

Jessica Chantry: A Pagan is an individual that practices the Old Ways of spirituality. Honoring the Earth as it is essential for life. It is our home, source of food and water. It teaches us balance and provides shade underneath the blazing summer sun. Worshiping both Goddess and God, seeing them as the Moon, earth, the ocean and Sun and sky. Seeing everything connected through energy, like a giant spider web. Celebrating the turn of the Wheel, the seasons and cross-seasons. Acknowledging, honoring and celebrating the cycles of life; birth, life, death, and rebirth of the soul. We embrace life. Learn lessons and teach others. Live and let live. Love and be loved. Respect and honor, mirth and reverence live on within us and spread that unto others, in hopes that it too will be returned.

Not all of us are peaceful, of course, as there are and always will be both positive and negative people, no matter the path one walks. With this, you have seen a deeper side of me. Also with this, all I ask in return is respect that I walk a path different from the mundane.

Thank you for your question. It was quite refreshing to sit here and think of what the word means to me. If you wish to know anything more, feel free to ask and I will gladly answer.

(c)Jess Chantry - April 24, 2012 - 01:45 pm