Sunday, July 26, 2009

God is not your bitch

Lughnasadh is coming..... What is that you ask? See information on this Celtic festival below and in the meantime - read the entertaining article I came across about why God is not your bitch.

I picked up this link to this article a little while ago, love that phase - God is not your bitch:

I soooo hope this link works because in spite of the fact it is based around the Christian religion of God being the one, it is so true in many ways in which people blow off their problems with the belief that God will fix and that he actually cares about every little thing (or big thing) we do wrong.

For those us who believe in the Goddess as the Divine - well, we have a different mind set on

matters such as this. First of all the Goddess is not such a micromanager of our daily activities. She wants us to be happy, but we have to sort out for ourselves what makes us happy and if it is a morally responsible way in which to act. Even the unmoral actions we take

eventually catch up with us and that is the way the Goddess takes her revenge - the wheel of Karma or whatever you want to call it. Perhaps using the word revenge is a bit off base but

it would be like the mother who see her child doing something wrong, and it eventually comes back to bite him/her in the butt. If the child comes whining to the Mother, she reminds them

that you reap what you sow.

And speaking of sowing and reaping - Lughnasadh or Lammas is coming up.. This ancient Celtic festival marks the beginning of harvest season, a ripening of the first fruits was traditionally a time of community gatherings, market festivals, horses races and reunions.

For some Pagans who observe this festival on August 1st or 2nd, others may choose the first

full moon in August as the right lunar/solar timing on which to give thanks to the Mother and grain spirits. Look around and see what is happening in your area this time of the summer season. Are there open farm markets? Are there reunions (high school, college or family) going on? Are there local fairs happening? Well, there, see, we are still following these old

customs but they are just operating under different window dressing. Even the Catholic church gave up trying to suppress the Celts from following this traditional festival and started their own blessing of the wheat harvest....

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