- Hi Nisaba, Willow, Cathie, Veronica, Indigo, All, (apologies
if I left anyone out :->)
I've really been impressed by some of the suggestions in
this thread for introducing kids to spirituality, and
groaned at some of the horror stories.
I think this topic feeds into the whole subject of the
parent/child relationship and the hopes and expectations
that parents have of their offspring. One of my friends grew
up in a very alternative household - parents both yoga
teachers, mostly vegetarian diet, encouraged to explore her
psychic/intuitive faculties wherever possible, and whisked
off to the naturopath or the acupuncturist at the first sign
of illness etc. These days, my friend is strictly meat and
two veg, GPs and specialists, and thinks spirituality is all
a crock. And I, who grew up in the finest traditions of
anglo semi-Xtian agnosticism, have somewhat bemused my
parents with my own choices...(as many of you can relate to,
Because I was there when my friend grew up and left home
(heh heh, she started eating meat full-time around the same
time I became vegetarian...) I could see what was going on:
it was as if the Gods were saying to her parents, "Right,
you're so into the concept of all-embracing spirituality,
you're so accepting of others' beliefs, lets see how you
handle your child walking a different path to the one you
want..." The whole "letting go" thing with a bit of added
It makes me wonder if a bit of reverse psychology isn't
called for at times - just to give a child something to
rebel against once the teen years start rolling in...
- Wants any children he may have one day to be
- Yep, I just joined this one and another at the same thyme (more or less), which has a couple I recognise here (hello boyez).
The day job comment: Yeh, funny.
In a cultural context, the Druid was employed as such. Kind of a vocation. Not so much the Gutuater who was just the local person best qualified to lead local ceremony. Poor bugger still has to milk the wheat and plow the cow.
--- In WitchesWorkshop@yahoogroups.com, Celebrity Psychic <celebpsychic@...> wrote:
> Hey Darren
> Welcome to this great group [?]
> I personally feel this is one of the best Witches Egroups around
> yes that comment " Someone who does the rituals AND has a day job."
> brought a smile to my face to :)
> Blessed be Lizzy
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