Frustrated Shadow Work Venting

Am I the only person involved in woo who’s gods/spirits/Otherworld people *acknowledge* that I’m human, and who *want* me to have a happy life Here (where my life Here doesn’t revolve around woo 24/7)?

I know I can’t judge a person’s life by a handful of blog posts, but seeing *yet another* person willingly stepping into what I call the god/astral Vortex, where the Otherworlds take over your [general you] life…it upsets me.

It also scares me, because I’ve struggled for years with isolating myself, and the Vortex only makes that isolation look sweeter, when in reality it’s poison. [link]  I worry that it’s only a matter of time, before the Vortex swallows me as well.

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25 thoughts on “Frustrated Shadow Work Venting

  1. You’re definitely not the only one. That’s kind of why I’ve gotten away from having a Spirit Work Blog at all as a separate thing… there’s not much separate to report. XD

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    • I know I’m not the only one. It’s just…really frustrating, to meet another woo person online, then see them getting pulled deeper and deeper into the Otherworlds (to the point that the chose There over Here.)

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  2. I rather doubt you’re the only one needing to focus on the Here, but in some places, that’s not as likely to get tagged or sorted under pagan/polytheist blogging. The prominent example that comes to mind for that, imo, is {witchesandpagans.com} while posting about the Here would be saved for a separate, personal blog (some used WP, blogspot, and more recently tumblr).

    I can kinda remember some of the emerging ‘cloistered’ god-bothered bloggers about 6-7 years ago (when some of the BNPs seemed to fall into similar molds), and I think it was a byproduct of the relative isolation and focus on woo that made it easier to see them (some could devote more time to blogging and had more to post about). Some of it had to do with the different life stages bloggers were in (f’ex, I was still a student, so I didn’t have the same available time that bloggers who wrote these columns as their job had).

    But some of it also had to do with who you follow and where. Quite a few of the tumblr bloggers have shifted content over the years, and some of the ones I follow don’t have very much woo content these days (whether it’s a fallow time, long-term changes, or they have sideblogs for the woo).

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    • That is true, the big name “cloistered” bloggers having more time to write and more to say. Those were the “big name” bloggers when I was getting started (about 6 years ago) but I still see the “give up Here for There” in woo bloggers that aren’t big names.

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  3. Heh, for me it’s complicated. Keep in mind that a large part of the reason why I haven’t blogged in a good long while and why I’ve mostly been silent because of that is due to re-learning how to write in my own way again. Another large reason is because I’ve been super busy taking care of my physical, emotional, and mental health. Taking care of my family to the small extent that they allow me to, and taking care of the house to my limited capabilities. It’s an old house with a 120 plus years of history and while everything has been modernized, a lot of things are old and it truely takes a visual touch to take care and fix certain things properly. My uncle helps out as well when he can on the days he’s off work. I say my answer to your question is complicated because while I feel that I too am one of those weird otherworld focused people all the time to a certain extent, with part of that being due to an aspect of one of my spiritual senses that literally can not be turned off at all and is literally on and running 24/7/365, Brigid for sure makes sure that no matter how far the rabbit hole I go down either on my own terms or being guided there to, that I always also have at least one foot in the here and now. That I take care of my mundane world side and self as well. This is part of the reason why I’m not allowed to have seperate account names for most things – if I’m blogging, vlogging, or making characters/sharing art and/or roleplaying, it has to be under the same name. Even if that name so happen to be the closest thing I have to a spiritual name. If that makes any sense whatsoever.

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    • I used to have a much closer connection to my Otherworld Self, but it got to the point that I’d be tuning in to Him in class and times like that, so my connection to Him was severed (I agreed to this, btw.)

      My Beloveds very much want me to be happy on my life Here, and that’s hard to do when I’m fixating on what’s going on Over There.

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  4. I have a fairly active life elsewhere, but 90% of it comes to me in dreams or clairsentient brain dumps. If I’m awake, I’m mostly dealing with this world. Some occasional exceptions, like the other day where my spirit foster brother dropped by while I was awake for a surprise visit, but it’s rarer.

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  5. Hi.
    I just wanted to say Thanks for sharing your views/having an alternate take on a spiritual situation.
    I can relate to these thoughts cos I have Beings who are always hounding me *not to isolate myself* from the mundane…because They know I am easily prone to isolating myself is all.
    They push me to engage with the world.

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      • yeah! 😀 spirits have similarly discouraged me from astral travel. I’m actually having serious sleep issues for the past three or four months so doing anything to stay chill and calm is good. Art helps a lot.
        Cross-stitch is similarly chill and gently meditative for me. I occasionally have glimpses of Lady Guinevere cross-stitching nearby. ❤

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