We often can't see the connections in our lives until there is some distance between the event and the outcome. Then we can look back and see how one choice or chance encounter brought us to where we are today. As we embark on a dream that we have had for some time, I can't help but look back at my own life and wonder at how I have gotten to this stage in my life.
We all change as we gain life experience and I can see that I am a much different person now than I was 13 years ago. That was when I discovered Paganism and started on the path that has led me here. I firmly believe that if I had not become aware of the Pagan Path I would have continued to be oblivious to the needs of the environment. Those first few steps have led me to a greater understanding of the world around me and how we affect it.
I know many of us often feel that we have some purpose in this life and we are searching for what that purpose is. I don't want to sound grandiose, but I feel that I have finally found mine. Our purpose should be something that drives us, that we are passionate about. For me, I am passionate about not only living lighter on the earth but helping others to do so as well. I hope to lead by example and gain the skills to teach others. I also hope to help our local Pagans become more aware and work toward lifestyles of sustainability.
There is a song by Michelle Mays called "The Promise". This song talks about the promise we made to take care of the earth and that once the Mother calls you, you can't ignore it. It's a call that must be answered. I am sure many of you feel that you have been called to your path but are we answering Her call? It is up to each of us to recognize it and then find a way to answer it.