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Gods

Gods are beings who transcend the realm of ordinary experience in power and meaning, with whom men have relations which surpass ordinary relations in intensity and significance. – Paul Tillich

The Climb

Mountain Path. On the ascent of the Corbett Sg...

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Standing at the top of the rock
Unknown Gods
How can I reach you?
Can I walk to the place
No Mortal has trod?
Though so many paths
Lead to grace
How do I find
The one to embrace?
Which path do I plod?

Follow knowledge,
Nature and Truth,
Let these be your guide.
Learn to be patient
In your youth,
And keep your eyes open wide.
Your path will be a personal one,
Each step forward
Will be hard-won.
Don’t quit untried.

Stone by stone
I travel upward.
Gods help me!
I fear the journey
will be too hard
And that the climb
Will leave me empty.
Gods, please take me
By the hand and
Guide me through
Your earthly land
I pray to thee.

We can’t make
The journey for you.
Go alone, for now.
The things you learn,
The things you do
Are lessons
To show you how
To be happy
Brave and wise
For it’s on these wings
You will rise.
This we avow!

I climb the rock
Of many way
Toiling upward
To the land where
The Divine lays.
Shining Ones
be my guard.
Though I have
No wings for flight
I have the strength
Of Will to fight
Ever upward.

-Erin {Kestrel} (1999)

Prairie Pagan

Qu'appelle Valley

Qu'appelle Valley filled with smoke from BC forest fires

You stand on the Great Plains.  The horizon stretches on for miles all around you and begins to curve in the distance.  Above you is an endless ever-changing sky.  The sun beats down upon you, with no shade for shelter.  You are exposed to the full force of the prairie wind.  You smell the scent of sage on the air. You take a moment to gaze around you, to take in the land and the sky.  Then you begin to expand your awareness, letting it stretch around you in all directions.  There are no limits here. This land teaches you expansiveness.  You begin to understand the complex relations woven around you.  Everything is separate, yet part of a greater whole.   Slowly, you return your awareness back to your body.  You leave an offering of food and drink upon the ground, and give thanks for the land has taught you.  You are a Prairie Pagan.