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J is for juggling pagan blog project

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I had to look up what letter we are on and apparently it is J so juggling it is.

I am not talking about the physical kind of course I am talking about the kind that we are all more adept with and that is the mental and theoretical kind.

here are few of the balls I have in the air at the moment. Yours might be the same or more or less or different but all are valid.

kid trying to make her behave and know I love her and teach her everything and let her learn and grow and make mistakes. ok that is several balls

my house keeping it looking more like a home and less like a herd of wild water buffalo have just stampede through.

Packing That’s right we are moving 🙂

oh and speaking of moving. the paper work that goes with a new home

blogging and reading all the blogs I love. Ok this ball has been on the floor a lot lately

my coven. leading, browning, planning, mentoring

work Oh yeah that too

family not stressed but still something to keep tabs on

FB duties as an admin. love it and take surprisingly a lot of time.

side business. workbooks and teaching etc. again not getting a whole ton of stuff done here.

At this point you might be wondering what this has to do with being pagan. Well it doesn’t it has to do with being human my Christian and Jewish and Muslim and Atheist friends all go through it too but there is a particular piece that I do feel applies to paganhood.

some people call it balance and personally find that laughable. I will never be balanced with 13.4% of my time spent in each category, and to be honest I wouldn’t want to. Things come up and need more attention at times than others. Some times the ball is sailing through the air and sometimes it needs you to toss it up.

One of  part that pagans have to deal with is often who knows I’m a pagan can I be me fully here or do I worry they might envision burning me at the stake. Or will they somehow bully my family because of what I choose to believe.

There is also the ever popular but “I want to just check out of my mundane life and life a completely spiritual life somewhere remote” option I hear from time to time. In this fantasy money and maybe the prospect of eating don’t come into play. For me this is just not reality and I wouldn’t want it. I have perfectly happy living in this world as a spiritual person and living my day-to-day life in the mundane world with and an eye always on my faith. Because that is the thing about juggling, you are interacting with all the balls no matter which one is in your hand they all interplay and what happens to one will affect the others. I’m never going to be a hermit tossing one ball up and down I am always going to have a rainbow of balls arching  through the sky and that is ok with me.

 

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