Understanding the Meaning of a Kindred Spirit
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If you're wondering what the concept really means, you've landed at the right place. LoveBondings Staff Last Updated: Feb 28, " The response is perfectly acceptable, predictable even. After all, who has the time for going spirit-mate hunting, when there's the rather un-kindred boss baying for our blood through the working week, along with a long list of household chores to make merry with over the weekend. Reality is cold-hearted, and is paradoxically comforting too.
We tend to find peace in the confines of our routine lives, when suddenly out of nowhere, a meeting with a kindred spirit changes it all. Delving into the history of this weird-yet-wonderful concept would require a lot of time, and not to mention, snubbing more than a few religious beliefs. But something as sublimely marvelous as this needs to be felt, rather than understood. So keep your realistic pinch of salt aside for a bit, and ready yourself for an Alice in Wonderland-kind of a trip.
I'll be lucky if I can just find someone who'll be able to stand me for the rest of our lives. What if I've already sent her home because I was relying on some sort of spark I didn't feel?
What if she's waiting to leave me at the first sign of adversity? What if I don't find anyone at all? Your kindred spirit is someone you acknowledge without a semblance of doubt. What's more, nature has an uncanny way of setting them before us when we least expect it. And no, meeting a kindred spirit need not have romantic connotations each time. The focus here is on the bond itself, rather than a definition acceptable to societal norms. You may spend your life along with your kindred spirit, or may spend your life fruitlessly searching for them.
Our next quote explains it all. All of our lives flashed through my mind in a split second. I felt a pull so strongly towards you that I almost couldn't stop it. Today our Craft is subtle and intuitive, found in forest groves and cyberspace, and guided by new visions and ancient wisdom. Our women and girls live confident and magical lives, for in the Goddess they now have a God made in their image, too. Our men and boys live by the twin horns of brave spirit and gentle heart; from such are born the heroes of legend.
Basically, Wicca is… …a religion, with its own deities, beliefs and practices. They lived according to the rhythms of nature and celebrated the life-force that lives in all things.
Modern Wicca is built upon the scattered remains of earth-centered religious practices that somehow survived, often in secret, the medieval European Witchcraft persecutions that we call The Burning Times. Although it originated in the British Isles, Wicca now has a more international flavor. Most of us also worship a male God, described earlier, who is her partner and consort.
Together the Lord and Lady, as we often call them, keep the universe — and ourselves — in eternal balance; moon and sun, winter and summer, female and male, birth and death. Wicca is among the largest of the Neo-Pagan religions, a grassroots spiritual movement dedicated to reviving the earth-centered faiths from olden times, which we call Paganism, and giving them meaning for people today.
If You Harm None is why, both in our Craft and our daily lives, we seek to bring healing to the sick, wisdom to the seeker and life to Mother Earth.
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In fact, we receive our magic from the rhythms and balances of nature, which is inherently neither good nor evil. The qualities of our gifts are determined by how well we use them. Wicca takes no official positions — having no official leaders — but some Wiccans are active in such issues as health care, human rights and the environment. But with rights always comes personal responsibilities. Perfect Love and Perfect Trust: We believe in this phrase as the ideal kind of relationship.
During the Circle itself we try to set aside our differences to better experience the joy of shared worship, and to keep our magic pure. Wiccans generally believe that whatever a person does comes back to them three times.
If you do good, then three times that goodness will eventually return to you. Obviously there are folks in the world who get away with too much, while others who live good lives seem to get the bad breaks. Yet They do grant us mortals one magnificent reward or punishment for our actions. The person who always treats others selfishly or like a bully never truly learns the joys of love, and winds up a bitter and lonely soul.
But the person who lives by love and trust receives back every ounce of that love and trust, and more. By tradition, you can then call yourself a Dedicant.
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Gather about you symbols for Air, Fire, Water and Earth, to represent the balance of nature. Since the elements are already all around us, you can use whatever is handy, such as incense or a feather for air, a candle or an electric light for fire, a water dish or a picture of the ocean for water, salt or some backyard soil for earth.
Traditionally we place Air in the east, Fire in the south, Water in the west and Earth in the north. You can, however, put them where you want to, so long as it feels balanced. You can also add statues, pictures, flowers, poems or just about anything else that has spiritual meaning for you.
Read out a statement in your own words that you wish to study Wicca, why you wish to do so, and that you promise to follow the Rede. Then open the circle by going three times widdershins counterclockwise.
Some people study Wicca by reading and practicing alone, some by working with teachers, some by having experienced friends and some by combinations of the above.