Articles/Essays From Pagans
May 19th. 2013 ...
The Role of Identity in Magic
Talking Trash? It's a Dirty Subject but Waste Happens.
My Wiccan Journey
13 Keys: The Victory of Netzach
May 12th. 2013 ...
Pagan Studies I: How Should We Define Modern Paganism?
The Third Path
Nothing Special... Part Two
May 5th. 2013 ...
The Value of Multicultural Awareness
Put Your Back Into It (Our Lady of the Sacred Honey Badger)
Moon Musings, Planetary Preponderances and Red Lipped Bat Fish
April 28th. 2013 ...
Lessons from the Lessers: Iris
April 21st. 2013 ...
Taken By The Goddess: The Crescent Moon Tattoo
The Gods/Being Godbothered
To Be A Witch
The Archetypes are Gods: Re-godding the Archetypes
April 14th. 2013 ...
On The Inclusion of Children
'Wand Fun' With Grandson
Lessons from a Baby
Lessons of Freedom: On Divinity and Healing
April 7th. 2013 ...
Out of the Broom Closet... Sorta
A Journey Through the Witches Tarot
History and Science Behind Numerology
March 31st. 2013 ...
What is the Magickal Self?
Ethics and Numerology
March 24th. 2013 ...
Keystones of the Sacred Land
March 17th. 2013 ...
Why Some Pagans and Witches Still Hide
Witch Heritage 101: What Happens When Witch Haters Joke about anti-Witch Films
I'm Not a Broom. So What's with the Closet?
March 10th. 2013 ...
Top Ten Stupid Things I Did as a New Pagan: Part 3
Hunting for the Real Witch in Film
The Collective Shadow
Lies - The Opposite of Truth
March 3rd. 2013 ...
Grounding and Releasing Negative Energy
A Patchwork of Magick
February 24th. 2013 ...
Top Ten Stupid Mistakes I Made as a New Pagan (Part Two)
February 17th. 2013 ...
Top Ten Stupid Mistakes I made as a New Pagan... Part One
Gardening with Crystal Energies
A Call from the Ancestors
Moon Musings, Planetary Preponderances and Black Water Snakes
February 10th. 2013 ...
We Are the Weirdos, Mister: A Completely Uncool Story of Origin
February 3rd. 2013 ...
"I'll Grind Your Bones to Make my Bread": Pagans and Animal Husbandry
The Role of Contemporary Culture in Magic
A Pagan Response to Endangered Earth
The Great Mother's Gift, Heinlein, and the Nature of Squirrels
13 Keys: The Glory of Hod
January 27th. 2013 ...
Why We Do Need Wicca
The Cosmos In the Coffee Shop
On Travel Spirituality and Magick
January 20th. 2013 ...
Beloved Backs and How to Save Them
Building or Burning Bridges?
Plants, Magic and Intuition
Plagiarism - How It Harms Our Community
January 13th. 2013 ...
Ramblings of a Pagan Guy: Stupid Clichés
The Magick and Power of Words
Aging Is Not Easy
The Riddle of Who We Are?
January 6th. 2013 ...
Wicca v Witchcraft
A Witch in the Closet
How Many People Can You Fit Under An Umbrella?
Gut Hunches, Mouse Dreams, and Pinkie Sense
December 30th. 2012 ...
Ritual "Cheat Sheet" Bracelet
Magick is All Around Us
Confessions of a Living Satyr
A Tiny Bit of Belly Dance History
December 23rd. 2012 ...
The Warrior Goddess and You.
World Change: A Message from Greece
What's the Meaning of Life, Anyway?
My Brother's Keeper
December 16th. 2012 ...
Keeping Christ in Xmas
Love is the Law
Listen to Your Heart's Wisdom
NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.
The Symbology of the Sacred Frozen Burrito
Article ID: 11842
Age Group: Adult
Days Up: 2,035
Times Read: 2,558
RSS Views: 33,686
Posted: October 28th. 2007
Times Viewed: 2,558
In recent popular scientific media there has been a lot of prattle about the nature of reality and our relation to its manifestations. The consensus seemingly being that all reality is a product of our perceptions and attitudes.
How amazingly convenient.
It would seem that quantum physics is telling us that it’s all in our heads. All of it. When you cut your knee on that rock when you where ten… that was because you wanted it to happen. And those frozen burritos that you forced yourself to eat when you had run out of money for real food… you actually wanted that burrito. It was divinely inspired and destined to be so. The symbology of the sacred frozen burrito is a reality!
For that matter… it would seem that everything is holy, divine, and destined by that definition. Pantheistica in the here and now. What a trip.
Oh….. but wait. I don’t want a burrito. Not even a holy one. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I ever necessarily wanted a frozen burrito. So why would my true self ever consent to a burrito? Why would I ever choose something that was lousy? Why can’t my witchy ways overcome my true longing for things that suck?
Well, I must say that some astute folks who have followed the way of Zen have provided me with the answer for my holy burrito and it is this…
Now repeat after me… HgjdRElmn GGYurghkk IUUCTDHhgfesFdsf ^7%^Fn. …and say it fast three times… very good. Now slap a monkey.
Feel better yet? I thought you might. The reason that you are feeling better might be this: It’s not about the record and history of your life.
It’s not about how many rules you followed or broke. It’s not about how many super-double whammy spells you cast. It’s not about how many accolades you have hanging on your wall. No one is really keeping score. The symbologies of your existence mean nothing...
It’s about your experience. It’s about your personal immersion within this reality.
It’s about what you have known. It’s about what you have gained through your journey. It’s because you will have something to take with you at the end of your journey.
You leave this life with just as much material goods as you came to it with. And you will find that you will have just as much “right to life” when they pull the plug on you as you had when you gasped for your first breath from the womb. Living, after all, is a risky business. No one gets out alive.
But what you will have to take with you is your experiences. You will have your choices. Some enjoyable, some not so enjoyable, but all yours. You will have the memory of ringing out that sarong in the sink. You will know what grass tastes like. You will know what the sun felt like on your cheek. You will remember all those hugs… and how you felt when you gave them.
And you’ll remember that freakin’ holy frozen burrito…
But that’s it. That’s what life amounts to. Life is a series of experiences, a series of indeterminate moments from which spring a myriad of memories colored largely by your instant interpretations at the time of the occurrence. Some good, some bad, but all worth while. And all sacred parts of what it has, and will be, to be you.
You’ll find that truly unhappy people are the ones who fail to appreciate their own experiences. These are the folks who worry about bills, and jobs, and crime, and the baby-sitter, and, and, and…..
It’s true that your choices have consequences. If you don’t pay the electric bill criminals think you’re not at home and steal your work clothes thereby causing you to lose your job and making you unable to pay the baby-sitter. Suckage.
It might be a poor choice to allow those things to cause you to worry. You can’t change some things. And all things are not under your control. Life happens and you can revel in it… or not… That IS up to you.
So where is your “revel fire”? Where do you do most of your celebrating? What do you celebrate?
Do you celebrate at festivals? Do you dance around the revel fire? Do you drum and howl at the moon? Do you see into the mists and find your joy with the Gods and Goddesses? Great! But do you celebrate your life as readily?
Do you revel in your dizzying triumphs? Do you revel in your harrowed despairs? Do you celebrate your experiences? If you don’t, you should.
This is your life. These are your experiences. When that mate walked out it was harsh, but it was yours. When that grandparent died it was crushing, but it’s a part of your story. And when you come to the end of your story the highs will mean no more than the lows. They will all simply be yours.
What you do in your daily routine, what you do for a living, what you drive… none of that is as important as your capacity to appreciate and truly experience your daily routine, what you do for a living, and what you drive.
So take time today and enjoy your experiences. Feel the rumble of your car on the way home. Take time out and talk to a neighbor. Check out that weird little something that you haven’t taken time for. Take time out to go to that art class. Breathe in the air that surrounds you and take time to enjoy breathing.
Take some time and enjoy the life that you are living. You’ll never live it again, and every moment lost is gone.
So the next time that you bite into one of those freakin’ frozen burritos (Gods help you), appreciate what you are experiencing. That burrito will never come again and that moment will pass. But what will remain is your experience of that time and place. And I assure you that something as menial as a sacred frozen burrito will have meaning to you someday. So know what that meaning is. Know what it is to be you.
We are here for a purpose and with every incarnation we have opportunity to learn what it is to be alive. We can embrace and celebrate this life or we can complicate and subdue it. So now is the time and this is the purpose. What say you?
A life comes but once, and every breath has meaning, as every moment dwindles down to the last.
Copyright: Annvyn Sol - 2007
Location: Boonville, Missouri
Author's Profile: To learn more about sede - Click HERE
Bio: Annvyn Sol was born of a seed and has lived this life as a co-creator unaware. He began dreaming in another life and woke up in southeast Arkansas at the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. During the past two decades he has been experimenting with various musical concepts and genres only to return to his roots as a co-creator. He has studied Buddhism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Hinduism, Islam, Native American Religions, Wicca, and Zen - not that it matters. Today he listens more than he speaks and he seeks after the truth of the matter - typically only finding that the truth lies no further than we imagined it to be in the first place. "Ultimately, the details of your reality don't matter, it's the way you embrace your reality that makes those details come alive for you."
Other Articles: sede has posted 2 additional articles- View them?
Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE
Email sede... (Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales)
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2013 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
of The World
NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.
The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.
All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).