Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Image courtesy of World Heritage Ireland.
Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry, Ireland, route to the monastery. Image courtesy of World Heritage Ireland.

A happy Medusa new moon to your fine self!

What if things being difficult and challenging was a sign that you were on the right path?

This flies in the face of some New Age thought that things are supposed to be easy, flowing, unobstructed, and if they’re not, you’re on the wrong path.

Not so much, maybe.

Since it seems ‘up’ for a few people around and about, I’m sharing the following post from the Sophia’s Children archives.

It’s fun to revisit because it includes a couple of my favorite quotes, excerpts, and myth-stories (like the one about Fatima the Spinner and her Tent … if you haven’t met Fatima, just follow the links).

Wishing you strong roots and healthy senses (it is a Taurus-Venus new moon, after all!), and lots of Medusa (see the previous Medusa Wisdom post if you missed that one!).

Big Love,
Jamie

Sophia's Children

Rocks slides block the road after heavy rains [Idaho Reporter] Rocks slides block the road after heavy rains [Idaho Reporter]

“A vocation is only possible under conditions that also block it or make it impossible.”

John Caputo in What Would Jesus Deconstruct

That perspective flies straight in the face of the more contemporary notion that if you’re experiencing obstacles on your path, in the way of whatever vision or calling you’re living into, then it’s the wrong path. “It isn’t meant to be.”

The idea behind this thinking is that if it’s really the right path, calling, or vision for you it will be easy, open up effortlessly with no obstacles whatsoever.

This “if it’s right it should be easy” view may be a bit of glazy-eyed New Age froo-froo. It also seems part and parcel of a more recent cultural notion that we’re all entitled to an always-easy, unobstructed way that opens to us when we say ‘now’, and if that’s…

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