Heathen Night PrayerAncient and Shining Ones, My Ancestors of Old,
Whose lessons and lives we learn
Through the stories we're told,
Be with me now and throughout the year,
Watch o'er and guide me and all I hold dear.
Upon a Quest...Upon a Quest I now embarkéd be
To search both High and low for whats within
The very essence that does maketh me
Into the man that I so far have been.
For if I cannot see the Truth unfold
About the things that have been piled upon
Creating deep and tragic deathly holds
Around my highest Self, I cant move on.
I need release from past bad habits now
To journey forward down my priestly path
Uniting Self and self within one brow
Through cleansing in a blesséd, sacred bath.
For now I go towards a willing Death
Of only self, while Self renews its breath.
Interest vs CommitmentTheres a difference between interest and commitment. When youre interested in doing something, you do it when its convenient. When youre committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
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When I read this, it made me think of how often do we think we are committed to doing something when in actuality (by this definition) we are only interested? The commitment Dr. Blanchard is describing I believe is embodied in the Wayist virtues of DETERMINATION and PERSEVERANCE. Now we have all heard people who talk about changes they want to make in their lives or about goals they want to achieve, but do they have an interest or a commitment? Do you really want to quit smoking or does the idea interest you? Do you actually want that college degree or do you just think it would be nice? Do you really want to exercise more or is
Forbearance, Virtue of the WayForbearance is a virtue of the Way
Thats hardest to apply to ones own self
Thats why I struggle with it so each day
And try to lay my guilt up on a shelf.
There is no reason for the harm I cause
To my own life in pointless vanity
As if it All does hang oer Fates wide jaws;
Im just a member of humanity.
So why then does it seem to always be
That I then hold myself so tightly wound
With shame oer what has past when actully
The Truth is not so bad if Id look round?
Forbearance is the lesson learnéd first
Or else well only see ourselves as cursed.
I cannot help but feel the wayI cannot help but feel the way I feel
About a woman wonderful and true
Whos very eyes and glance my heart did steal
Enrapturing my soul with I Love You.
Now through no fault of our own choice or deed
We have been torn apart without regards
To how our hearts and joys have been sullied
And ravaged leaving naught but broken shards.
Oh, how I now do long for your embrace
To feel your beating heart against my chest
To lovingly caress and kiss your face
And hear again your love for me confessed.
Alas, right now, it seems that cannot be;
Ill hope for when you CAN come back to me.
I Sleep Alone NowI sleep alone now, usually facing your side of the bed,
Wishing it wasnt your pillow I held, but you instead,
Dreaming serenely of times spent with you in my arms
And the way youd comfort me with your loving charms.
It can be particularly hard to fall asleep without you there
All the time missing a treasured love so true and so rare.
I know it was not our choices or our doings which made us separate
And now we both feel pains and deprivations that seem to never abate,
But I hope and I ask of the gods, oh so many times every day,
If we could please just be back together soon someday.
I know I did not often treat you in the way that you deserved
And I pray your love for what we share will be preserved;
For time apart can teach us what actually matters it seems
And I know now how much your love and friendship truly means.
Youre one of the two brightest stars in the constellation of my heart
And spending so many days without you there rends my soul apart.
So now I promise
Renaissance of FlameThere comes a point in all cycles in nature
When what was must make way for what will be.
If the past is too unalterable and fixed
There is no way for new blessings to grow.
Therefore comes times of conflagration
When the power of gods moves through the world
Cleansing and clearing away the stagnant and decrepit
To revitalize through char and scorch and sear.
Once the way has been made for this renaissance,
What at first appeared to be barren and wasted
Step by step by step is reborn in a splendor
That never could have been possible before.
Although there IS chaos and destruction
Found within the raging power of fire,
It also rejuvenates and recreates so many things
In the path it cuts as it blazes along its way.
Just as some seeds cannot ever germinate
If they are never kissed by the flame,
Some lives and things are fated to neer grow
When they are denied their time ablaze.
So when the heat and potency of fire
Comes upon us in our lives,
We should try to see through and b
What does Family really mean?What exactly does Family really mean to us?
Is it simply a bond made of nothing but blood
Or is it built upon a Perfect Love and Perfect Trust?
A true Family will be there through famine and flood,
But also accept you as you are, not as they want,
While their Love blooms within you like a rosebud.
They should not stifle you leaving your heart gaunt
Causing you pain that chafes, putrefies, and suppurates;
Only selfless, unconditional Love can then bring debridement,
Only a heart who accepts without reservation inoculates
Us from the appalling bitterness were left with when
Others cruelly withholding their so called love tribulates.
But the Truth of Love shall set you free once again
For wherever a real and honest Love does abide
Without hesitance or restriction youll eer be welcomed in.
So now Ive said my piece, and leave it for you to decide
For no one else really can or ever should choose for us;
But what Selfless True Love has jo