Here, on the Hag Stone Journal blog I will probably write more casually and personally about the ways I am connecting to and creating magic and sacred in my daily life, as well as what I think I am getting out of my practices and why I think it is valuable.
When I connect to the magic and sacred in the world I feel connected to something large, deep, and beautiful, something that connects all people and all life. That makes me feel, or want to be, more generous, kind, loving, compassionate, and non-judgmental– as well as more true to my own unique self. It makes me feel more expansive in my heart, more loving, and then I find myself interacting with the world in a more loving way. And I believe that love ripples out into the world and continues on.
That feeling of being lovingly connected to myself and the universe is very important to me. When I was a child I learned that the world wasn’t safe, and I handled that by both trying not to need anyone or anything and trying to hold on too tightly to things I thought I needed. Truth is, the world isn’t safe. But I can choose to focus on the good. I can choose a middle path and bridge the gap between not needing anything and desperately needing something. I can move beyond my survival being all on my own shoulders or totally dependent on someone else’s opinion of me. I can be in love with the world, even if it isn’t safe. Even if it is risky. I can follow my curiosity, my heart, and my love to my own adventures. I can be in love with life, instead of being afraid of losing it.
Seeing the magic and creating the sacred makes me feel connected, not alone: more in love with my true self and more in love with every part of the world. That is so big to me. That is what I believe that seeing the magic and creating the sacred can do.