I’m baffled today.
Okay, I’ve been baffled about this subject for some time, to be totally honest. But let’s just say, for argument’s sake, today I am even more baffled.
About what, you ask??
Please speak up … get it out!
What is the problem???
And, we’re shocked. You never insinuate a “Sailor” mouth in your posts’ titles. You must really be heated!
Okay, I’m not heated, I promise. But I am baffled and curious … as well as frustrated — in some cases.
Yep, that is a good word!
OMG just spit it out already!!!!!!
Okay, I am Pagan.
It’s quite obvious to those that know me well enough AND who are friends on my Facebook profile — I do find it hard for those not to guess the obvious from my fb Page, though. I am wearing a Witch hat, after all!
I do NOT flaunt my beliefs, nor do I judge others their chosen paths.
I am so blessed to have people in my life that are okay with that, too.
And by “Okay with that”, I mean they do not judge, make snide comments, or tell me my chosen path is wrong.
That is the very thing that makes me even more jaded and just adds to my list of “why I think you are a hypocrite” — harsh words, but true.
If you are truly devoted to your path (what ever that path may be), then as far as I’m concerned, there is no place for judgement and closed mindedness to others who follow different paths.
Yep, that is exactly how I feel about that!!!!
And, again, I am very blessed to have certain people in my life (face-to-face or via cyberspace) who are not Pagan and we adore each other equally — with an open heart AND and open mind!!! <3
So, why am I writing this today, you ask?
Because the suspense is killing you, I know, that I haven’t even said why I am writing this!
UGH, I talk too much — or rather write! LOL
I am finding more and more “self-professed” Christians (meaning they have openly said it in their bios, ‘about me’ pages, comments, tweets, etc.) out there using esoteric methods in their every day life and in their businesses.
These methods include Numerology, Oracle/Tarot cards, Astrology, iChing, Feng Shui, Runes, Palm reading … and, yes, even consulting psychics or clairvoyants.
Don’t get me wrong! I am all for this shift.
However, I do question some people’s authenticity or sincerity — I told you! I’m jaded.
Actually, it’s hard not to when you are in several DIFFERENT circles with these said people and you see what they post. This is what makes me question certain people.
So .. do you call “bull$&#* or let it slide?
I guess it really depends on the situation.
I do, however, enjoy letting that person know how insincere I know they are (subtly of course), in the most drastic of situations. I don’t feel bad about it, either.
Don’t preach (or rather bash and judge in some cases) in one circle and slather with honey in another. You get caught! And you will get called out!
It comes down to this …
Is the cross-over really genuine?
I do believe one can have their chosen beliefs and consult methods from other paths! I see it every day! And it gives me hope that there are more open-minded and open-hearted folks out there.
However, I am still skeptical and, sadly, still jaded.
You all will see some changes to Blogging with Gypsy as I am no longer keeping my “authentic self” just floating in the background.
I am Pagan ~ I am proud of my chosen path!
That does NOT change my ability help others build their businesses through blogging and social networking.
That does NOT change my knowledge in web and graphic design.
That does NOT change my desire to see others shine through blogging for their businesses.
And if you are one who thinks one’s chosen spiritual path does change all that, then please stop reading my blog, stop following me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest and what ever other circles we share. I promise not to take offense.
If you have gotten this far in this post, I would love to hear how you integrate esoteric methods in your own life or even your business. Use the comment box below and share!!!
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PS ~ a special THANKS goes out to Amethyst Mahoney who has helped me with this dilemma!
I help crafty, creative, heart-centered entrepreneurs fed up with outdated, ill-advised and unsuccessful “solutions” create a place online that reflects their authenticity and true purpose while creating the life they deserve.