To Keep Silent
A lot of people ask me why I don’t blabber on and on about my magickal work online. I guess they assume that if I’m not talking about what I do spiritually, that my spirituality doesn’t exist. That couldn’t be further from the truth actually. Quite honestly the reason I don’t chat about my spirituality constantly is because what I’m doing is really no-one’s business.
I know that sounds mean and bitchy, but let me explain. I don’t really need to share my every magickal working or offering or prayer with everyone. It seems to me the only point that serves is to get some sort of validation from other people and frankly -I’ve kind of grown past needing other people’s approval and/or validation. I learned long ago how to grow in my own light. My spirituality is between me and the gods of my understanding. I have a relationship with them that is uniquely my own and that cannot be measured or judged by anyone else. I also try not to judge others. I think judging is, sadly, a human flaw. We all do it whether we want to or not. The best we can do is be cognisant of it and try not to do it. Especially when it comes to something like individual spirituality.
My magickal work is personal and deals with me and my world-view directly (the universe is mental). Once again, no one else is involved and therefore it’s really no one else’s business. At most I may announce that my workings are on my schedule. Or I may discuss one or two profound things with a select group of friends (or even just one or two other people). Otherwise, it’s for me and them and I hold my work sacred. I don’t need an audience. 🙂
You know? Another good reason not to talk about it is that in my experience, magick is best done as “fire and forget”, that is to say, once you do something magickal, you should make it a point not to go over it again through speaking or even thinking about it. That’s why I’ve found that the best approach is to immediately involve yourself with something after a ritual. I normally go online, watch TV, or play a video game, but whatever gets the job done I suppose…
I agree. I don’t talk much about my spirituality online, either. That doesn’t make it any less valid.