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Shifting Paradigm, Changing Self


Honored to be chosen Keeper of the Light for 2012, last month I was asked to speak at the Pagan Alliance Festival in Berkeley, CA. The theme was Paradigm Shift.

This term comes to us from science, and physicist Max Planck wrote that “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”

We do not have to wait for this: As magic workers, as people seeded with light here on earth, we can learn to embrace change…

In the space between heart and will, ask yourself “What is it that I’m clinging to? What is it that keeps me in a state of fear, and can I slowly on my breath, allow some of that fearfulness – the fear of change – to shift and release?”

What do you think? Can the parts of our ego that fear change die and be reborn? Can we open to change, or will we cling to our old ways of thinking and doing? Myself? I live and practice with the knowledge that everything is in process, from God Herself to the vastness of the cosmos, on down to the smallest particle. That includes us. We change, and therefore we can choose to learn.

May we send out a prayer to the cosmos that we may be open to the change that is yet to come, that the legacy we leave to those who are our descendants of spirit and blood may be a legacy of wonder, of beauty, of love, and of magic. May we not fear the shifting paradigm. May we embrace it.

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