It's almost cliched to approach Beltane with optimism, but that's precisely how I find myself at this time.
There's hope in the future and a path which I can take. At Yule, I considered all that I wanted from my life. Work enough to fund travel; and a job that involved writing lots of articles.
By Imbolc, I had several options open, seeing which would work best.
By Ostara, I knew the way forward and it was merely a matter of fine tuning the most promising routes.
Now it's Beltane; and all of that preparation and energy is coming together. At this very moment of writing, I've just refreshed my traffic statistics. For the second time in a week, I've just had one thousand people reading my articles in a solitary day.
One thousand is the golden mean for on-line writers. It means that you're on your way.
I've had a couple of day-trips and, in the near future, a friend is taking me on holiday. The travel is falling into place. And are the articles paying? My Runescape ones have earned me a tour inside the hallowed Jagex Studios. That will happen at Beltane.
So yes, writing for Wizzley has brought me travel. The Beltane energy merely cut out the middle means and linked the two directly.
It feels like something is building. A life that is both bright and full of promise and potential; and that, for this festival, is exactly right.
Blessed Beltane all!
It sounds like the old traditions are going on there, though it can't be all that Celtic, if it's happening in Sweden too!
Thanks for the insight here, especially where our traditions differ. I find this stuff fascinating.
You're welcome. I look forward to reading more, when you have your words back in order. :)
Well that's because I wrote that yesterday, and in doing so, used up all my pretty words. :P I can't even think of the word for knowing the right word to say, lol. But thank you, that means a lot to me. <3
Having just read your Wizzography, I beg to disagree. <3
That's a really admirable, interesting way of thinking! I wish I knew a better way to word that, but words are not working well with me today.
You know, that's a really good question. I believe that the energy that you put into something often results in the energy that you take out. I suppose that you could call it karma or cause and effect, but that doesn't quite encompass what it feels like.
It's like some mingling of the time of year; the presence of the God and Goddess (with me still believing that I have free will here); me working with the natural energies of the world; and me working full stop towards what I want to happen with my life. That's real magic, none of this waving sticks around nonsense. :)
I'm neither atheist nor Wiccan, but I do believe in an Orchestrator of No-Mere-Coincidence (God.) Just wondering, if I can ask without sounding rude, who or what do you believe ... for lack of a better phrase... caused that no-mere-coincidence?
I have Atheist friends who would be calling coincidence right around now. They'd also be pointing out that we all LOOK for things to add up at Beltane, so naturally we'll find them.
But I'm not an Atheist, I'm a Wiccan. I see Beltane. :D
That is really neat. The coincidences in your quest are really thought-provoking-- is there something that orchestrated all that, I wonder? =)