What Do Pagans Believe? (#Intention with #Silence) #Pagan #Philosophy

There is Power that Exists in Zipping It

The other day I read a very enlightening post about the importance of silence in prayers and magickal workings.  In this absolutely wonderful piece entitled, “To Know, To Will, To Dare and To Keep Silent” by Estelle Daniels the author outlined what was in her opinion the appropriate steps to successful energy work.  I learned about what was possibly delaying some of my requests that I had released (or so I thought) into the atmosphere.

Despite what Hollywood has attempted to portray, members of the #Pagan community, more specifically witches, are generally very nice and loving people.  Just so you know #witches, #warlocks and other energy workers all have the option of getting regular jobs (if they don’t have them already), but instead many of us follow our hearts and callings, risking ostracism from the outside world, to help our society and friends — and not for mega bucks.  Energy workers need love just like you do, but sometimes, those that we think are our friends are staying close, but not for the reasons that we think!

What led me to even search for this topic is some of my magickal intentions would not leave me and seemed hindered, continuing to stay on my mind even after I had done the work or rituals to get things going in the right direction — yes I was worried about them, I’ll admit it.  There were certain rituals that were taking longer to manifest than I thought they should, requiring that I repeat the ritual.  Months before, a woman who worked at one of the local herb shops looked at me and said, “You need to be silent about the work that you are doing.”  This older wise woman’s advise was spontaneous, unsolicited and free of charge and something she’d just picked up during our transaction.  I heard her, but continued to tell non-pagan folks about the work I was doing, hell they were the only people I had talk to on the phone and I was excited about it so I wanted to tell someone about my good news and discoveries.   Unfortunately, I soon learned that the lady behind the counter at the herb shop was correct in her advice to me and I should have kept my mouth shut.  I also learned that even the family and friends closest to me did not want to see my work prosper because they were afraid I might be right about the beauty and freedom of paganism.  I’ve learned that some slaves really don’t want to be free.

The Following is a True Story

Yesterday on the way home from a friend’s house, I was driving down a country road in the early morning hours.  I was mindful of deer that come out on the road, but not quite looking out for them.  All of a sudden from out of nowhere a beautiful deer pounces out in the road headed for a direct collision with the front of my car.  There was no time to hit the brakes so I grabbed the steering wheel, braced myself to control the car, closed my eyes and screamed!  The car kept going and other than a slight nick, there was nothing.  I opened my eyes and there I was on the road alone again.  I checked the rear view mirror and no deer was in sight — I swear I felt like Samantha on Bewitched or one of the Charmed Ones.  I was excited to tell a couple of close family members what happened, but noted that while listening to my story they were pretty quiet and did not share my excitement.  These people say they love me and are admitted Christians, however it was almost like they wanted me to have an accident, in order to prove to me that I was going down the wrong path.  Keep in mind these are the same Christians that come to ME when their religion isn’t effective and they want extra money, need to sweeten up a cruel boss or co-worker, are having troubles in their love life, want a tarot reading, etc.   I must say that their responses both hurt and shocked me and forced me to face the fact that I have known all along how they felt.  I thought because they ‘loved me’ (and benefited from my services) that I could trust them, now I believe it was more important to them for me NOT to succeed in order to prove the righteousness of their Constantinian ways.  By the way, these were the two that I had shared knowledge about some of my #rituals with — no wonder they were hindered.

Now I realize why #energy workers are sometimes isolated and hesitant to reveal the details of their private lives.  Perhaps that is why the path is sometimes called the #occult because it must be kept #secret from those who are powerless and who fear freedom as being something that is destructive.  I encourage all energy workers to read Estelle’s piece and perhaps it may catapult you into the next dimension of your #magickal workings!


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