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Belief vs Knowledge

Wise Old Wolf

The Wise Old Wolf

How Wisdom Is Created

Blind faith is something we teach against in most pagan circles. Simply because someone else said this is true, or that is fact doesn’t make it real or accurate. Simply because something comes from old knowledge or understandings doesn’t mean it’s valid today.

Think about what people were sure of 1,000 or 1,500 years ago. Everyone believed the Earth was flat and if you sailed to far, you’d fall off the world. Of course today we know how silly that is. Image 1,000 years from now and wonder what is it that we’re sure about today that will be completely invalid in the future.

Blind faith doesn’t teach, it doesn’t inspire, it doesn’t allow an individual to experience, expand or grow. We cannot limit our experience in life by what we believe we know to be true. We must put our beliefs to the test.

“The word ‘belief’ is a difficult thing for me. I don’t believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it- I don’t need to believe it.” ~ Carl Jung

But you cannot prove blind faith or belief, nor claim it to be true or accurate. That’s the whole point of belief. You either believe it or you don’t. You can share the same concepts of belief with others. But every person may have tiny little differences in how they apply those beliefs to life and the situations around them. So they’re never exactly the same. But why? Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Pentacles – Inverted

9 of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Sometimes you have to turn things upside down and view them from a different perspective in order to see what’s really going on. You might even notice the abundance falling from above and prepare to catch them as they fall. Not everything is as it seems on the surface, so take the time to look beyond your normal vision. Stand on your head once in a while, shake things up, and you just might find some ‘loving’ care and kindness coming your way too!


Additional Insight:

Often times our physical eyes and emotions get in the way of seeing what’s really going on around us. Our fears and personal desires can cloud our judgement causing us to see through rose colored glasses, or through fear and trepidation. Because of this we can get ourselves into trouble, missing the signs that are clearly visible. Or we can miss opportunities that are being sent our way and only realize what we lost after it’s gone.

Stop for a moment and turn things upside down and you will have a totally different perspective today on what’s really happening around you. You’ll be able to see people and situations for what they truly are today. You’ll avoid the manipulations, and free your hands to catch the gifts from above that are coming YOUR way. Escaping the attempts of someone else who’s trying to cause you to miss the opportunity for their own selfish means, or take it from you for their own gratification.

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