Do we see connections that are not really there because of our belief systems -- or do our belief systems allow us to recognize the inherent connections in our lives?
Now, you are probably sitting there thinking 'HUH? How the he** did she come up with that from a bit of wind?'
Well, I do see things as being connected and one of the ways that I attempt to stay engaged with the world is to try to be aware of those connections. So, I see the elements manifest in my life both in overt and subtle ways. On the one hand, today the winds were blowing, carrying leaves and other items through the air. Gusts would rattle the chimney flue and the garage door -- definitely not subtle!
Interestingly, today I also got a lovely package from some dear friends -- a belated Imbolc gift. In addition to a beautiful note, there were some great items in that package sent from the East. Now, Air is associated with the East, Spring, and communication, among other things. On top of that, while the package was 'from' several people, the way it usually works is that everyone is in on the purchasing decisions, but one individual actually does the shopping, packaging, and mailing. I find that, while most people have aspects of all the elements in them, there is usually one primary and one secondary element that shine through and Air is the element that I have always seen as primary in the lovely soul 'in charge' of the gift this time. Just an example of several subtle manifestations of the element Air in my day today.
As you can see, I see the universe as one big mass of inherent connections. One of my spiritual challenges is to recognize those connections. Sometimes I am more successful than others -- today was a pretty successful day. I thank you my lovely long-distance coven, as always you manage to help me flex my spiritual muscles.
I have met many who take the opposite position on this issue, some with a very strong spirituality . . .
How do you think one's perspective on this question shapes a person's spirituality -- or does a person's spirituality shape one's perspective on the question? Thoughts?
Sylph image found here.