oh bollocks but I’m behind. In all things at the moment, but specifically on several of my blogging aspirations. today I am will try to tackle Magickos Musings February prompt, which is as the title states “Oh My Gods How do you define the Divine?”
Over the years I have had various (all pagan) views on what the Divine is. My oldest and still current feelings is that it is so encompassing that I will never be able to fully understand it let alone explain it. By the way this makes it the third attempt at this post as I truly don’t feel I can explain it, but here we go just the same.
Some basics I don’t care what you call the Divine and as a whole I don’t think the Divine cares either. That said I do not believe that the Divine is only one gender. It does not make sense to my mind that way. I do not believe the Goddesses and Gods are metaphors either. I did for a while think that. I thought the Divine was so large that we broke it down into pieces that we could understand better. There maybe some truth to it but I do not think it is the whole truth.
Given recent events in my life I have to say that the Gods are who they are or are a combination of who they are and who we think they are. Just like a coven is made up of all the members and so is them but at the same time it is something entirely its own. Perhaps the Gods are who they are and also made up of our beliefs of them. Or perhaps they are just real. see I said to explain would be hard. let me share a story.
I am in a circle and one of our members is leading a meditation. It is Imobolc and she asks us to see a road before us. A crossroads and to pick a direction to travel. Smack in the middle of my crossroads is Brigid and She and I have a conversation.
Several days later I am getting dressed and putting on my makeup. All of a sudden I see and hear a Goddess talking to me. I have no idea who She is and She did not take the time to let me know. Just gave me instructions and a message to pass on.
Now if you’re a normal person you think ah she is crazy she is hearing voices and seeing people. To which I would say they were not people, and then this normal person would say delusional. I am very sure that if you looked up my spiritual “symptoms” up you could come up with at least one if not more mental diagnosis. That however is not the point . If you believe that well then I doubt you would be reading this.
So here is the part that strikes me as most interesting. If the Goddesses that show up to talk to me are ones that I know of but do not actively search out or worship as individuals then why would they show up unless of course they are real or I am crazy as mentioned above. perhaps they knew in the back of my mind I see them some way and they wanted that point to come across but why show up as Brigid then and not anyone else? Again the only answer I have is because She was Brigid and She could no more show up as some one else then I could.
There is more to this and more implications but it gets more confusing then I can handle at the point.