Mar 7, 2010

Just Another Mundane Monday...

Mundane: Not magical, not Pagan; mainstream. Some people use this simply to distinguish between different aspects of their lives.


Many people, upon hearing the word pagan or wiccan, immediately conjure up images of magic. Magic is an integral part of pagan life but the magic that people think of related to those who use it is sometimes a far cry from what it really is. With all of the flying around on broomsticks and turning people into toads, we often find ourselves explain just why physics doesn't work that way and (as much as I would love to turn a select few into toads) much of the tales of magic is far from the truth and sadly often misunderstood.
Most pagans and wiccans will tell you that mundane referrs to the everyday activities of life, you know, picking up the dry cleaning, running to the local market to get a few groceries and even the never ending chore of laundry, vaccuuming and picking up the kids after school or dropping a letter off at the post office but how many of us actually see the magical inside all the mundane activities we perform daily?


What about watching  a beautiful sunset and listening to the gulls sing their song... or even watching crocus' and hyacinth's poke their little heads above a crust of snow... this is magical... everyday (mundane) life can be magical. Playing with our children at the local park and swinging right along with them... seeing the joy on their faces as they learn to float for the first time at swimming lessons... this is magicical. When we  perform magic to attain our greater good, this is our personal magic, we use it as a vehicle  for our prayers.  When we do  ritual magic, we bend and shape ourselves and our perspectives about the mundane world and our place in it.

We should focus not on  the separation of mundane and magical but how to synthesize them into a wonderful mixture that enriches our daily lives!





















5 comments:

inannasstar said...

we must be sharing a brain today because my post is along the lines of yours : )

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Seeing the spiritual in the mundane comes, I believe, with spiritual maturity. It makes life so much richer and meaningful.

Alina said...

Oh Liz, what a beautiful post!

Fire Lyte said...

Brilliant and lovely. Your post really brightened my mundane, dish-washing, laundry-doing Monday.

FL

Avie said...

Perfectly put.