Recently I read a particularly inspiring post called 'Devotional tips for those with chronic illnesses and limited energy' by Michelle at Northern Tamarisk. It really helped me remember that I am certainly not alone with chronic illness and it also encouraged me to write about my own illnesses and how I deal with it interfering with my … Continue reading My Faith and Chronic Illness
Although I am a Shintoist and Shinto forms a great deal of my belief system, I have always identified as an eclectic pagan. My path currently consists of Shinto, Wicca and Druidry, though I also have interest in Konko, Buddhism, Taoism and Kemeticism. NOTE: The links on this page are affiliate links. This simply means … Continue reading My Path
Why Shinto? Aren't you a Westerner? Yes indeed I am - I am Welsh. I was born in North Wales and grew up there. Only 6 months ago I moved to Leicestershire to escape some negative aspects of my life and now I am much more grounded and positive. However, I have considered myself Shinto … Continue reading Why Shinto?
The Ugly Face of Doubt "Practice the true way of faith and eliminate doubt. You are allowed to live in the midst of divine virtue." - Konko-Daijin, III Shinkun 1-33 Today I write about an issue which has affected myself and others I care deeply about. It has most likely affected you too if you … Continue reading Doubting Faith
Due to the traditional, inherited nature of Shinto, many practitioners do not have what would be described as 'faith'. Instead, they follow the customs due to national identity rather than any personalized spiritual experience. Shinto is so deeply ingrained into the Japanese psyche that it can be hard to even know where to start from … Continue reading Faith and Prayer