#AtoZChallenge P is for Pagan

Early this year I decided to call myself the Pagan Housewife for the purposes of my blog. I felt like I needed something to encompass the subjects I write about, and since I write about aspects of daily life, my spiritual adventures, and of course, my books, then I needed something to reflect that. I am pagan. It is a label I have only assigned to myself during the past five years, and it took a lot of deliberating, because I felt that to be pagan, I had to actively do something official, you know, like spell casting. Truthfully there is nothing I needed to do. I simply need to be.

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Our world is crazy. Here in western society we are put through school and college, encouraged to go out and get a job, and we are taught to conform to all kinds of ideals and moral beliefs. There is nothing wrong with this system per se, but sometimes I feel it breeds a little too much insecurity. It is easy to see the rise in health problems within our society during recent decades. More people succumb to chronic pain conditions, and more people are admitting they have mental health challenges. The pressures of modern life are simply too great. We forget to appreciate the world around us that Mother Nature created and continues to nurture. We forget to stop and admire the sky, the water, the ground, and even the air that we breathe. To be pagan is to live within the world as a nature spirit. I try to be mindful of my environment while doing the human things that I do every day. That is my version of being pagan.

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See you tomorrow, for the next letter in the #AtoZChallenge.

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13 Responses to #AtoZChallenge P is for Pagan

  1. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    Your version of Pagan is beautiful! I say that all the time, that people don’t take the time to experience the vibrant nature that surrounds them every day. Touche.

    Michele at Angels Bark

  2. trishafaye says:

    I love how you’ve acknowledged your essence without apology or excuses. Beautiful! I have many friends that identify as being either Pagan or Wiccan, along with many friends that say they’re Christians. It’s all about being true to ourselves and our own spiritual path.

  3. Joyful2bee says:

    One of my sons is Pagan. The other is Buddhist. They are good men and even though I am a Christian, I am proud of them and how their religions have given them strength and acceptance. I too love nature and the life it holds, as well as the beauty. Keep up the good work!

  4. oscarsparrow says:

    I’ll go for your definition of pagan too. All faiths and no faith under the rules of inescapable Nature. Time, dung, mortality, sex, birth and struggle are non digital truths which will survive all our plastic vanity and sadly our eyes to see its beauty. Always enjoy your blog.

  5. Kathryn says:

    I like your definition and thoughts about society. I think as we get older we re-evaluate what we have been taught and make our own belief system that makes the most sense for us.

    • Yes, I believe we do. It never occurred to me to question these things when I was younger, but then I began to read about different kinds of people in the books I discovered, and away I went.

  6. heatherjacksonwrites says:

    I like your definition of pagan! And it works great in the title of your blog. Definitely intriguing!

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