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Author Topic: Being alone on your path  (Read 5544 times)
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« Reply #9: January 13, 2009, 03:04:59 pm »

First off, no one is going to slap you. (well, at least I won't. But I doubt anyone else will either!)

I'm also in the closet. My parents know I believe differently than they do, but they don't know what exactly I believe. (I live with them at the moment for financial reasons) I have one friend who knows, but he lives in Sweden.  My mom keeps trying to coax me out of the closet, so to speak, but I am not ready, so I give her vague answers. Part of me wants to be honest with her and tell her, but part of me knows I am not ready. Also, there's the whole thing about me being interested in the occult and them thinking that's one of the most evil, unwise things a person could possibly do. I also know she would tell my dad, and I really don't want to come out to him yet.  He's actually said on numerous occasions that his religion is the only one that makes sense. I, too, want to be able to do rituals without having to sneak around, be able to talk about how I feel and what I'm looking for without having to censor myself, and be myself without it being "wrong."

Forums are a great way to meet other Pagans, and I've really been enjoying this one so far. Yes, I do appear to be the only one in my country *cues music to bring other forum members living in Ecuador out of the woodwork* but it is nice to see I'm not the only person out there who believes in multiple deities, wants to learn magick, and doesn't think the ancient religions are strictly for academic interest with no real life practice.

Forums are great, and hopefully you will be able to meet people in real life as well. Maybe the two bookstore people were just trying to impress everyone with how witchy they were. I think you find people like that no matter what belief system you are interested in.  But maybe other people work at the same book store, or maybe there are other book stores elsewhere, or perhaps an interfaith community. (People mention those, but I don't know much about them, so I am not really the person to ask about that.)

The meaning of life is to give life meaning
Go too fast, move too slow
Restore the balance between thinking and feeling
Open up and let it flow

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