I talk a lot about using intuition and listening to that inner gut feeling when it comes to healing and magical work. So, you might ask yourself, ‘why has Nan decided to talk about Foundations for this week’s Pagan Blog Project entry?’
Do you know what the foundations are to your beliefs and spiritual practices?
What holds everything together and gives it structure and stability?
This is one reason why I don’t put much stock into books which tell people they can say three times “I am a witch” and poof! they are one. Ditto for two day Reiki classes (or shorter) which take a person from knowing nothing about energy healing to Master level in the blink of an eye.
You’ve got to invest time and energy and learning into these things. Build a foundation of knowledge that can support you over time. I think that it’s important to know the history behind whatever beliefs you might hold. Then they can provide a solid base from which you can grow and expand in your own practice.
It’s not enough, in my mind, to say that you do X and believe Y because you read it in a book or saw it on TV or a great teacher told you to. You have to really look at it, study it, get to know it. Only then can you know whether it provides truth for you. Only then can it be added to your own spiritual foundations.
It’s simple really. You have to know the rules before you can break them!
- A is for Angels (and other non-corporeal beings) (thoughtsonreiki.wordpress.com)