Pagan Footprints

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Pagan Footprints

Post by forgotten oceans » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:01 am

Pagan Footprints
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Imagine you and the Lady are walking down the road together. For much
of the
way, the Lady's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely
varying
the pace. But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags,
starts,
stops, turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns.

For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but gradually your
footprints
come more in line with the Lady's, soon paralleling Hers consistently.
You
and Goddess are walking as true friends! This seems perfect, but then
an
interesting thing happens: Your footprints that once etched the sand
next to
hers are now walking precisely in Her steps.

Inside Her footprints are your smaller ones, you and the Goddess are
becoming one. This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice
another
change.. The footprints inside the other footprints seem to grow
larger.
Eventually they disappear altogether. There is only one set of
footprints,
they have become one. This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the
second
set of footprints is back. This time it seems even worse! Zigzags all
over
the place.

Stops.
Starts.
Gashes in the sand.
A variable mess of prints.
You are amazed and shocked. Your dream ends.

Now in meditation you speak with her:
"Dear Lady, I understand the first scene with zigzags and fits. I was a
new
Pagan; I was just learning. But you walked on through the storm and
helped
me learn to walk with you."
"That is correct."
"...And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was
actually
learning to walk in Your steps; following you very closely." "Very
good. You
have understood everything thus far."
"...When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose
that I
was becoming you in every way."
"Precisely."
"So, Dear Lady, was there a regression or something? The footprints
separated, and this time it was worse than at first."
There is a pause as my Dear Lady answers me with a smile in her voice.
"You didn't know? That was when we danced and sang!!!"
Maybe now you're starting to understand that while I may have been born predispositioned to be pretty batty, my parents saw to it that it was a certainty and completely unavoidable. -Me

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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:00 pm

I LOVE IT! :-D
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Health and happiness to you!

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Post by Mahala » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:33 pm

Absolutely wonderful. I will have to print that out to keep with me. It so inspiring, as I'm still new to being Pagan.

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Post by Jescissa » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:24 am

I really love this Forgotten Oceans :-D I always love texts that make me stop and think...particularly ones that make me stop, think and then dance in a circle with joy :-D Thanks for sharing!
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy. Goodbye." - Miss Tick, Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men

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