October is here again and with it we enter into what has become, for me, a most profoundly religious time of year.
2010 has been a rough one. Personally, professionally and spiritually, 2010 has tested me. I’m proud to say I’m ending the year stronger than I began it; clean, fit, sober and back in the martial arts where I belong.
This is a real time of new beginnings for me. My son is turning one this month, I’m finally walking away from a job that had been grinding me down and starting a business that has spent more than five years in the planning daydreaming phase.
The question of how best to relate to the spiritual weighs heavily this year. Public perception is important, a family man has responsibilities and, for much of the year, it seems there is little time for the contemplation of anything but the most practical of matters. As October approaches and deepens, however, I find myself more and more the subject of meaningful glances from crows.
It seems that finally, for me, the practical has become the spiritual and the spiritual has become the practical. My way of worship is my way of life, a path of dedication to healthy living, the pursuit of excellence and the study of vital combat.
Odin seems, more than ever, an appropriate symbol for these goals.
As an important part of my business and my spiritual advancement, I’ve made a commitment to begin writing more regularly for at least the next year. Six days per week I will be posting my thoughts on fitness, nutrition and martial arts at my new personal/professional blog Confessions of a Would Be Superman. Once per week I will be posting here on topics more directly relevant to Heathenism, magick and spirituality.
Be forewarned that my new personal site is still fairly primitive. I’ve managed to post fairly regularly for almost a month and some of the content is almost up to a standard I would consider “good” but as far as customization of the basic WordPress format goes…I still have a very long way to go.
This is a time for new beginnings, though. Perfection be damned, this is a time for action.
If you’re interested in health and fitness, martial arts or just want to watch a computer illiterate personal trainer struggle to covert himself into an international cyber-guru, come on over to Confessions of a Would Be Superman and check me out. For everybody else, see you here next week.
Hail Chaos! Viva Loki! Aum Wotan!