This time, though, with the Ganpati visarjan, it would have been improbable* to have a coven meeting. This time I decided to stick to *just a solitary ritual.
My rituals involve a lot of meditation. Every time I do this, I invariably gain some knowledge, something that helps me learn more about myself, and through myself, my surroundings.
I was able to crystallize/channelize this today: Most of us think we want a lot of things, but when it comes to asking God for it, we usually draw a blank. Have you ever experienced that?
Wonder why that is?
It's just because of one word, and my favorite at that: Perspective.
Let's take the example of X. X is a hardworking, ambitious woman who manages her work and family life excellently. She wants a hundred things: a transfer, a better job, a boss that nags her less, a full-time maid, and ... well you get the drift. The list goes on.
X goes to a temple and there she 's told that today's this special day and time and anything you utter to this God's idol is going to come true. And guess what happens? X is lost and confused, has no idea what it is she wants.
Because you see, in the larger scheme of things, our Inner Self knows that it is the wars, competition, and struggle that make us a better person. So why wish that away? Do we really want it to go away?
Being told that a prayer makes your wishes come true is something that brings a sudden dazzling perspective, and it often makes us realize what we really, truly want.
Self-analysis is something I do often, and it is what I did today. What do you really want?
*This concept deserves a post of its own. Not many people would understand this in flesh, in reality. but I use the word improbable because no thing is impossible. Short explanation: We live in an infinite universe. You cannot place bars on what can and cannot happen. You can only say what is highly likely (or least likely) to happen.
*Being a solitary at heart, this is how I begun. At every sabbat, esbat, and otherwise, I conduct a solitary ritual. Then a group ritual.