Most of us are introduced to religion at a young age, as most of us learn our beliefs from our parents. My mother never forced religion on us as kids.
We did go to church from time to time ( My mother is a Catholic) and we even watched religious movies in my house and a child. One of my favorite memories is all of us watching The Ten Commandments as a family on Easter. We even attended a baptist bible school for a bit because it was fun and we liked to go. It was never a mandated part of my childhood.
As I got older and started to learn about different religions and beliefs in school I found myself more and more interested in these things but very unsure of what I myself believed in. I spent a lot of time learning about the different religions and the hows and whys of it all.
As I learned about religion and all its verities I hadn’t had that experience of “Finding God” or connecting with the things I was reading. I didn’t disagree with all the things I was learning but I didn’t believe it all either. Something was well missing.
Eventually I came across a religion that was found the divine in the world around me, in the trees and rocks and animals, in all of it. There wasn’t just one god who looked over us all but many Gods and Goddesses helping us find our path in life. Where people recognize that each individual must find their spiritual path on their own, without coercion.
I found this instant connection with all of these things. I really just wanted to learn as much about it all as I could so I started reading all the books I could find. The more I learned the more connected I felt. I had an understanding I hadn’t before. I seemed to have found what I was looking for.
“Call upon the Goddess and God to protect you and teach you the secrets of magic.
Ask stones and plants to reveal their powers – and listen.” ~ Scott Cunningham