Helping Yourself

Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet. ~ Unknown

I received this quote through my email on Monday. Just like the author of the newsletter it was sent in, I wish I could post this everywhere on the planet in giant neon letters. I can’t count the number of times I have heard people say that they weren’t going to work hard to make something happen because it was obvious that god/the divine/whatever didn’t want it to happen. How awful!

The biggest and most prevalent example of this is the saying “Let go and let God”. That saying annoys me to no end. It is fine to ask for guidance from the divine, but to expect them/him/her to do everything for you is ridiculous.

This is also true when it comes to rituals and spell work. Any book about magic worth its salt will tell you that you must do everything mundane possible to obtain you desired result before you cast you spell/perform your ritual, and you must continue to do everything mundane in your power afterwards. Remember, the Goddess helps those who help themselves.

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  1. Sojourner says:

    That is a great quote to reflect on. Thanks for sharing it.