With the change over from the Pagan Blog Project to the Pagan Experience I will be aiming to blog as part of this on a Monday during 2015. With Monday Musings beginning next Monday 5th January I though I’d get some practice in.
I have bread baking in the oven, vegetables turning themselves into soup and so sitting here waiting I certainly have time to muse.
So what is musing exactly? A quick look online tells me this is a period of deep thought. Now I’m not sure that my musings will necessarily be the result of deep thought…..but wait….the synonyms for musing are: meditation, thinking, contemplation, deliberation, pondering, reflection, rumination, cogitation, introspection and daydreaming which puts me on much firmer ground.
As a child I would always be in trouble at school for what people thought was daydreaming. As an adult at times I still look to be daydreaming but what most people don’t realise is that I am actually journeying, shifting my perception and wandering or working in non-ordinary reality. When anyone hears me say ‘Sorry I was miles away’, I actually was.
I’m not sure this is what is really meant by musing, although I am sure there will be some shamanic journeying by me from time to time in order to gain insight into a topic that is part of the Pagan Experience posts. Thinking, contemplation and the odd bit of introspection though I can do 🙂
If in fact I take thinking, contemplation and introspection to be musing then I have certainly been musing today. I think musing in fact goes well with this time of year whatever our beliefs and however we celebrate. It is a time for looking back, reflecting on the year that has gone and maybe looking forward in some way to the year to come. It is that time between gathering with family and friends for either Solstice or Christmas and perhaps gathering with family and friends for the turn of the calendar year. It is the quiet time in between, the time for introspection, going within, and the time for looking out, for sign and omens that point the way to what is ahead, either within our own life or within the land around us.
My bread is baked, the soup made and so my musing time, for now anyway, has come to an end.