Some of you may or may not have noticed...but everything is shifting right now.
I couldn't quite put it into words, but I have been saying for years that "Something feels off. Something is changing, Something is going on." but it wasn't until I cam across an article in Patheos Pagan that I realized I wasn't alone in my thinking.
The article I happened upon was titled The Veil is Shredding and is authored by Pagan and Druid, John Beckett. Even though the blog post is almost a year old, it still rings true...and seemingly has for years now. (he also has other links in the post that elaborate on the subject if I remember correctly.)
The post goes on to talk about how the veil is usually thinnest around the Sabbats of Samhain and Beltane, but now it has become more obvious that it seems to be fairly thin all year round; that the veil is essentially shredded. There has been speculation all over about why from evil magicians working magick for nefarious reasons to it being the natural cycle of things. This event seems to be cyclical and this isn't the first time that it has happened.
My opinion seems to align more with the fact that this is cyclical, that this process has happened before and will happen again.
As John states, the Otherworld, or whatever you want to call it, was once much closer to our world. There wasn't so much of a divide and I believe that at one point our ancestors cohabitated with the Otherside. For whatever reason, a divide was created; a chasm between our world and the next. My gut tells me that it has something to do with the fact that as we evolved, we lost touch with the magick and with the worlds that brought it to us. We eventually pushed everything that involved that side into obscurity, into nothing more than myth and fairy tales.
But as the seasons change throughout the year, so do the seasons of life. Life cycles and the world are different now than they were a 1,000 years ago or even 100, but it also seems like they are coming full circle.
If this doesn't make sense, here is an example:
Monotheists believe that we are born, we live, we die, and we go to a place of permanence. Their End Times stories are permanent: in the end those that believe in the Almighty God, or whatever, are whisked away to heaven while those that don't are doomed to the Earth as it is engulfed in flames and extinguished from the universe. This hasn't happened yet, but for them it will and when it does, the world is done for.
Scientifically we know this to not be true...that is unless the stories from Revelations come to fruition not now, but in about 5 billion years when the Sun dies out and we all freeze...but that is a different story.
Pagans, however, believe in a cycle; a cyclical way of living. Those stories of Ragnarok, or other apocalyptic tales involving the Gods of Olde have already happened at least once; that's how we have those stories. They aren't prophecies like in the Bible, they have already happened; they are history so to speak.
This means that if we live in this cycle, just like the cycle of the year, this will happen again. The world will be reborn, just differently from how the Bible describes it.
Now, back to the veil and why I think it is thinner than usual all year round now...because we are coming to the end of this cycle. I don't know if it will be in the next 5 years, 10, years, 50 years...but it's coming.
The realms are shifting, just like cosmic bodies do, and our world may have been separated from the Otherealms for so long, but things are being pulled back together by some sort of energetic force. Creatures, beings, entities, and energies are able to easily slip into our world where it took opening a portal before or waiting for the veil to naturally thin at certain times of the year.
But what does this mean? Especially for those of us that believe in this sort of thing?
I think we need to be aware. I think we need to tap into our intuition and really listen, observe, and pay attention.
Some of us, those of us feeling it already or those of us that have been feeling it for years, are being called to do something...what that is, I am unsure of as of yet.
But we need to be diligent in what we do. We need to protect each other, we need to get back in touch with nature and its cycles, and we need to spiritually open ourselves up and be open to accepting messages and whatever may come through from the other side.
We wary, but don't be afraid.
This shifting isn't just apparent in those of us that feel the world on a different level, it is also apparent in the actions of world leaders, the state of our planet, and the mindset of the masses. We hear more and more every day about the disgusting bigotry in our world, the lack of conscience and morals in supposed humans, and the quickly decaying life of our beautiful Mother Earth. Yes, the planet is getting older, but it isn't time for her to die...it's time for a rebirth and we may actually see that come to fruition in our lifetimes, or our children's lifetime.
It's time to band together with those that want to save our world, to save the good in humanity, to save the magick and the free-thinking that we have as energetic lifeforms in organic, and ultimately decaying, bodies.
We are being called to fight, I think. We are being called to question the status quao, to not accept the darkness that is fast encroaching, to stand up and resist the nastiness that is bleeding into our lives and our world.
I'm not saying to start a revolution, to start a war, but to be prepared and start small if you have to to enact change and ready ourselves for whatever may come through...or is already here in our realm.
Start by listening...
Listen to your heart, to your intuition, to your Guides and Gods, to your dreams and to those around you. Be open, but stay guarded. Stick too your beliefs and vaules, but don't close yourself off to those that may be willing to change for the greater good.
We need each other right now, we need to learn how to love even if we have forgotten.
Remember that we are ALL made of star matter, of swirling energy and this is our incarnation for the time being.
Practice your magick, divine for answers, listen to those that may be talking to you, whether they are physical or ethereal.
We are being called to do something...now we just have to put our heads together and figure out what our calling is.