Courage, Honey, and Vinegar

As the year comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect on the new years’ prediction that this would be an auspicious year. However, we caution all of our Pagan brethren and sisters to take a step back from the melodrama and distress occurring throughout the world, and remember that change always carries a price. Every season comes to an end, and some seasons are shorter than others. That said, there has never been a greater time of shared knowledge and open information than today. Take a moment to reflect upon the fact that we have an opportunity to change the world and understand one another in ways never before possible. Instead of hating or destroying, try to listen and learn. Not all arguments can be correct, for a shared goal must come to the fore. And yet, as with any friendship, familial relationship, or marriage, there should be some degree of compromise. We may not always agree with one another, but that does not mean we can’t try to respect (if not love) one another.

That being said, it is okay to hold true to one’s beliefs. We may one day find out that said beliefs taste like vinegar in our own mouths. Or, we may one day find that our adversaries find our own beliefs tasting like honey in theirs. There are no guarantees in life, except that life marches on despite us, and only our beliefs may guide us. May the Goddess and the moon bless you as always.

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