As I prepare for the Winter Solstice and honoring Lucifer, Lord of Ascending Flame, I can’t help but look back over the past few months and recognize significant updates in my life. The month of December has been particularly fruitful. I completed my Draconian initiation and felt the warm embrace of Lucifer on the 7th. I am especially grateful to Asenath Mason for taking time and energy out of her busy schedule to work through initiate with me. In an abyss of dime store magicians, Asenath’s wisdom, compassion, and Draconian spirit set her far apart from the masses. I am happy that I began working with her and the Temple of Ascending Flame earlier this year. The journey I have taken has proved most rewarding for me, and that is a treasure that cannot be replaced. I also graduated from college on the 14th. It has been a long road, but well worth my struggles. As the true glutton for punishment that I am, I begin my first graduate classes on January 8th!
So many times in my past spiritual workings, I have focused on moving forward, evolving beyond that which I am and was. As I was in the middle of initiation, it became so evident to me that the amazing energy I felt was for my restoration. Naturally, the ritual in itself was a progressive evolution for me, yet I had not realized how much my mind, body, and soul needed a restoration back to a former time when I embraced theistic practice and philosophy. I cannot say that my studies into atheistic Satanism were not eye-opening and reflective in that time, but it was definitely time for me to move forward, to let so much go, and to allow myself to heal. I feel whole again…or perhaps I feel whole for the first time. The point is that I feel on track, excited, and active in the path of Dragon, and I also feel healthy and balanced. In a sense, I needed to go backwards, to reconnect with certain aspects of myself in order to clear out all the muck that had been building inside me for quite some time.
I have many ideas floating around in my head that I need to put together and produce. I will finally have some time to focus on personal projects as well as projects I can get involved with the benefit the Temple of Ascending Flame. The coming year will be productive, profitable, and a time of considerable growth for me. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you!