During the time that I was mulling over the question what do I believe? for the third week of Pagan Art Journaling, we received a call that my husband's grandmother had died. I've been trying to sort out my beliefs about Death for years and years... and I realized this would be a good topic for this week's journal page.
When the pastor at Grandma's funeral started talking about how Death was wrong and unnatural and the result of original sin, I knew I had picked the right topic for sharing about what I believe. Because I believe that Death is a natural part of the cycle of Life.
Its taken me many years on my pagan path to come to this belief. Sometimes it offers me comfort, other times, not so much. Yet I know its true. Everything dies at some point, whether human, animal or plant. And perhaps we rise up again, like seeds in the spring time-- perhaps we get another life after this one, and another and another. Perhaps Death is just the seed planted for a new life.
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