Walking the Line

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Author: Misty Talen
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I was talking to my mate the other night and was surprised to hear what could be called resentment.  I am a Sophomore Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary and recently Dedicated to the Lady Belladonna Laveau. I work on the school’s class calendar and I am the Herald for the Mother Church in Index, WA. This is a lot on anyone’s plate, but a service I am honored to provide.

I am also a woman, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a sibling.

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When one dives into the metaphysical and explores their spirituality, it is unsurprising that those around you in your family may occasionally feel abandoned or left behind by this new found focus in your life. Perhaps you have always been seen as a casual practitioner. Perhaps everything is brand new and you are seeing the world around you in new colors, truths, strengths and blessings! Your loved ones get to watch as you purse this internal passion and dive deeper into who you are and the world around you on an unseen level. This can leave our loved ones feeling awkward, unwelcome or bewildered by our choices.

Spirituality, I believe, by it’s very nature encourages a global mindset that makes it very easy to volunteer to do more. Someone needs supplies, you can do that! Someone needs help with repairing a fence,  you CAN do that!  This helpful attitude while commendable can sometimes when practiced out of balance, lead to hurt feelings and misunderstandings.

When someone from your circle, class or teacher reaches out to you, how fast do you respond? How cheerful is your voice? What do you drop to come to the aid of another person in need?

All these things, depending on your situation and attitude can lead to loved ones feeling abandoned. We don’t want that.

We LOVE our families, our wives, our husbands, our children, our homes.  The practical, physical nature of these relationships is essential to any human and especially to a witch.  Ground, Ground, Ground!  No matter what path you walk almost all of them teach the importance of staying connected to the Earth while we explore our Spiritual Reality.  There is no greater tool than being able to come back to Earth because guess what? We choose to incarnate here!

If you find you have left your loved ones a step or two behind, do not hesitate to slow down and wait for them to catch up.  You can always walk a few steps back and spend time with them! We are after all magical creatures and time and distance are no obstacles!

Love is the Law


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I urge you all to make special dates with your loves and show every day appreciation to the extraordinary gifts they have given you. Patience for this new path you walk, Love when it frustrates us, Admiration when they see our growth, Contentment when we have been successful in a battle of wills they may never see.

A kiss, a touch, a shared moment is well worth any riches and even when the family we have chosen is practical, and not magical – it is no less sacred in our eyes. However, we may occasionally forget to express it.

So my message today is one of love. Not only for the Great Spirit, Gaia, Goddess and God – but for our mates, our children, family, friends who are every bit as important as our sisters and brothers and teachers on this Spiral Path. Honor them as you honor your path, because they are your path. The point of a spiritual practice is to enhance our physical experience. When we walk in balance between the physical and the spiritual, I believe we are at our greatest power to manifest the world we desire.

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