Hi, my name is Dylan and I am the leader of this group! This is the first group I am running, so please let me know if you have any suggestions or concerns as we go along.
I came to paganism through a desire for spirituality after leaving organized religion. I have chosen family who are indigenous and are practicing spirituality through reclaiming their traditional methods, and this drove me to find out what my own ancestors' spirituality might have looked like. My research led me to paganism and the associated beliefs and spiritual practices.
I now identify as pagan, heathen, and/or spiritual, and maintain a solitary practice. I would consider myself primarily a green witch, as I feel a lot of connection to the earth and the life she sustains. I am slowly working towards a more natural and environmentally friendly lifestyle, changing one thing at a time, and trying to find methods that work with my disabilities. Ideally, long term goals include living on the land, in harmony with nature.
I am also disabled, chronically ill, and recovering from C-PTSD. The management of my physical and mental emotional wellness overlap so often that I cannot separate them. Paganism helps me manage my health by grounding and soothing me, supporting my routine, and allowing me to access fulfillment regardless of what life is throwing at me.
I'm hoping to use this group as a place to share my experiences with pagan spirituality and chronic conditions, and hear others' experiences on these topics. I'm also hoping to make some connections and build a sense of community, where we can support each other in our practices and in our well being. While I am happy maintaining a solitary practice, I would also love to have other pagan folk to share with.
Feel free to make your own introductory post, or get right into sharing whatever is on your mind! I'm looking forward to hearing from you. :)
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