I used a journal by Cheryl Thiele for a couple of years, called Sacred Journey. She had some prompts inside for writing, one of them entitled the creed of my sacred journey. As one of my mentors, Grant MacEwan, wrote his own creed, I decided I’d give it a go. I think this is relevant to the current discussion in the blogosphere on Pagan Values.
The Creed of My Sacred Journey
All Life is Sacred. Each Life form on Earth has their own essential role to fill, and we are all Interconnected; all Life should exist in community.
Divinity is Immanent. Every person can connect to the Spirit that unites all Life. Some call it the Holy Spirit, the Force, Universal Energy; I choose to refer to it as Spirit.
Know Thyself – if I know myself, I will know god. When I am true to my sense of Self, unwavering and steadfast in the face of challenge, I can offer more to the world.
Act Responsibly and be Considerate of others. It is important to look after my own needs and desires, but not at the cost of another’s feelings or safety.
Speak Truth – wherever I may be, whatever I am doing. Use honesty, compassion, and respect when dealing with others.
There are many Paths to Spirit. Any one Path is not suitable for everyone; I have chosen my own Path, and must be tolerant of others.
Use Wisdom and Reason to discern Truth. Always ask questions, and pursue lifelong learning.
Strive for Balance; Moderation in all Things. Our consumerist and materialist society encourages waste and greed, and this greatly upsets the Balance of the Earth. We take but do not give back. I hope that in striving for Balance, I can temper the dualities at work.
Exercise Love whenever I can. Love and accept all parts of myself, and give my love with an open heart. Do not deny beauty, joy, laughter, pleasure, or happiness in any form.
I believe in Mystery. I believe that neither religion nor science is infallible – there is too much that cannot be known, and that I am not ready to know. Energy is always shifting, creating Change in the Universe.
~April 20, 2005.