D is for Discussion – Pagan Blog Project 2013

So. Last week, I did have the opportunity to chat with a friend about sacred kink, spritual bdsm, and ordeal work. It was good to be able to chat about it with someone else who’s exploring the combination of S/M, D/s, ritual, and personal gnosis. The term “UPG” actually got used out loud!
 
Talking about this kind of stuff[1] is always a little bit weird for me because, while I’ve got lots[2] of “book learning”, I have very little in the way of natural tallent. It makes for a weird balance of experiences, and it leaves me feeling like “Okay, so I can talk a good game but… Fuck, all y’all are in the NBA here, and I’m still shooting baskets in the park[3]”.
 
I think mostly I’m hoping (desperately) that I’ll be able to bring something other than (in addition to) my ears to such conversations, and that what I have to say isn’t going to be the equivalent of someone walking into a women’s studies graduate seminar and going “Hey, did you know that sexism is bad???”
 
Eugh. :-\
 
What’s that thing? “The first step to knowledge is knowing that we know nothing?”
Yeah. That.
I know nothing.
And boy does it ever suck. πŸ˜›
 
Moving right along.
 
 
TTFN,
Meliad the Birch Maiden.
 
 
[1] Energy work; being able to Capital-S “See” More-World People, energy blockages (in the physicial or emotional body, if I can put it like that), where there are cracks and potentials and all that stuff.
 
[2] For a given value of “lots”. I find I’ve read more stuff – so I can direct people to book resources or blog resources when they need it. But I also find that most of the people who are looking for written resources are also people who have a lot of natural ability and have done most of their learning, to this point, through experimentation and Just Knowing and being able to See the results of what they’ve done.
 
[3] Hah! Basketball metaphor! My Dad would be so proud. πŸ˜‰

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3 responses to “D is for Discussion – Pagan Blog Project 2013

  1. We’re in the same boat (no basketball metaphors from me). I read a lot but the only “supernatural” things I experience is the flow of energy work and the intuition of reading of signs, the latter of which may just be a roundabout way of tapping into what I already know, faster than I can consciously process it.

    May PM some more thoughts BRB.

    • That still puts you ahead of where I’m at. I can pick up on energy… sometimes. But it’s more frequently picking up on emotions – very useful, but also very prosaic: “Are you okay? Something feels off.” That kind of thing.
      When I read tarot for myself (less so other people, for obvious reasons), I tend to look at it as a way for my unconscious mind (which knows stuff) to talk to my conscious mind (which… likes to think it knows stuff). Symoblic languages are good for that. Otherwise… I’m only semi-okay at picking up on signs.
      I’ll get in touch by email shortly (it’s been a hell of a week and my correspondence has been suffering. Again).

  2. I think I can read body language well enough to become flooded with information and go into introvert lockdown… Energy is different. I’d like a chance to practice with others in person sometimes to explore how it works between people. I would never take anyone else’s energy or even try to read other people’s energy without their permission, and I certainly wouldn’t give my energy away. But I can seep it from the “ether” and conduct it rather well.

    Sorry for the late reply! I keep forgetting to make WP send me notifications.

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