I’m sitting in a waiting room with time on my hands so I’m drafting my next blog post by hand. On paper. Long hand. I’ve written six pages so far, I’m starting on page 7, and in some ways, I’m not even STARTED.
It’s a sprawling theme, something I have been chewing on actively, for three weeks, but which I now realize I’ve been thinking about my whole life: home.
What is home, how do you define home, what makes a home, home? Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans, your sense of home defines you, and has a lot to do with how you see yourself in your Spiritual life.
THOUGHTS ON TRIBES. Are you in a Tribe of any kind? Are you in more than one Tribe? How big are your Tribes? Where do they overlap or intersect? How did you find this Tribe? How did you gain admission or acceptance? What are the goals and mission of the Tribe?
A Tribe, for the purposes of this post, is a group of people who may or may not be related by family status, who.have shared values and a shared mission, and meet on a regular basis to do things in support of this mission, but who are not necessarily organized as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Over the past year or two, I’ve noticed that more and more of my friends, are referring to the naturally formed groups of friends and family/non-family members as “Tribes.” It may be that I mingle with groups that are predominantly “hippie,” but the hippie mindset isn’t a requirement of Tribe. People who graduate in a commencement, may feel a close affinity, and may describe tgat as a Tribe. I am thinking about this this morning, Honorable Shamans and Fellow Pagans.
When I was #HuntingWaves yesterday, I was thinking about how many Tribes I am in, and I’m in at least three. Except for the Water Warriors (a subset of which are folks who support the Water Blessing Ceremonies in some way, ) most Tribes don’t have a set name; they just exist.
Facebook helps all these Tribes stay in touch and network. Oh, I just remembered my 4th Tribe. And my 5th one. One is about water. One is about music. And the other three are various branches of my spiritual growth and development.
Photo caption: a Tribe graduating, May 2017.
Does your participation in your Tribes help you share your peace with Mother Earth and Father Sky and the Big Waters all around us?
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