Researching Your Options

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The Practical Work

Anytime we begin a new project, research should be part of your active efforts. This is particularly true of spiritual pursuits. I always tell my students to question what they read or are taught and to remember that no matter how skilled you may feel the author or teacher to be, there is always the filter of their own perceptions, understanding and experience that the material given is being fed through.

Question, search, re-seaerch and be flexible with holding on too rigidly to everything you believe to be true. Understanding and then internalizing what you have come to understand are a long and continually evolving process. Add to this the dynamic of experience as you practice your spiritual and magickal skills, connect with the Divine and go about the Great Work of Spirit and questions will arise as the natural by product of that process. The more questions you have the deeper the research becomes and so the cycle continues that moves you forward.

Keeping these thoughts in mind, let’s apply that questioning and researching concept to the work you have accomplished in building your temple of the Wise. If you’ve not done so already, select a journal to record your progress, questions and the answers you receive by digging deeper. This will be a continual process throughout the remainder of this course of building and you will be amazed in seeing what was recorded and the additional wisdom gained by researching your options.

Write It All Down

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Here are some prompts to get you started:

The Statements of Intention…

My Temple will be…..
I am hoping to use this space as….
My favorite Hall will have a focus of….
I am feeling __________ about my Temple…….
The gift I will receive from this creative action is……
The gift I will give to others from this creative action is ……

Add to these any other statements you believe to be true.

Questioning Your Responses….

Now, begin the process of questioning what you wrote to complete these statements. Dig a little deeper into what your words really mean. Could you have stated something different? Make any revisions to the original statements or hold firmly to what you stated.

Researching the Intent….

The next step involves doing a bit of research. Think about what other projects you may have approached in the same way as the building of this Temple. What might you do differently now? Was the outcome successful or should you have had more information and a stronger knowledge base which would have cerated better outcome?

What will you use that worked well in the past? How do you believe this will affect the outcome?

Write It All Down and, most importantly, follow your urge to gather more information that will be in support of crafting the Vision of your Temple of the Wise!

Next Week you will begin Lesson Two and fill your Halls with all manner of Magickal Treasures!

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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