Monday, May 7, 2012

Salvation

Salvation!

It is a word that makes Contemporary Pagans squirm in their seats, especially when the topic is brought up in regards to their spirituality. This is due to the connotations the idea carries over from Christianity.

Our path is almost entirely made up of converts from another religion, the mass majority coming from a form of Christianity. It is long past the time that we stop allowing mere words to bind us and our language. As a Priestess I know is fond of saying, “It is time for a paradigm shift.” It is time to step out of the box we have climbed into.

The salvation of the Witch is not from sin, suffering, or false belief. Nor is our salvation a requirement. There is nothing from which we must be saved. However, there is something to which our path opens us up to. In this moment, we obtain salvation. It should be noted that salvation is a byproduct, not the goal.

The choice could be made to continue toiling in our everyday lives, never taking that first important step, or for that matter, taking another and another, down the crooked path. Instead, the initiated sets themselves apart, and looks inward. Therein, they begin to tend the cauldron of their being.

At some point, the contents will be brought to a boil and divine inspiration will flow forth into their lives.

So how does salvation enter the picture? Simply put, salvation is from the illusion that we are separate. It is not likely that most would use that term, but in the moment of all-ness whereas we are the Macrocosm, we liberate ourselves from any misunderstanding that there is a division between. In the singularity, we are as before a sum can be counted. Stepping into the moments of all encompassing now, is to stand as the Crossroads. At that point, the tree, well, and stars are conjoined at the center of our being. Then, as is its nature, the mind reasserts itself, and tries to convince us that there is a line between us and divinity.

Boidh se!

-Spanish Moss

"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."

3 comments:

"Crossroads" Joe Carriker said...

Loving your blogs, brother. :)

GreenFlame said...

Loving your blog, too, and enjoying all the posts. Would love to hear you elaborate on this, because it is really important and interesting idea.

mermaidmorrigan said...

I love it, SM. and indeed, my "salvation" did come as a felt a joining with the cosmos. there is no separation, just a continuous joy at flowing with the energies that come my way. BB and Mermaid Blessings.