Feb 14, 2009
In a town in Illinois, there is a protest going on against the environmental education program going on in their local elementary school. It seems that some of the grownups don't like the idea of children being taught such concepts as recycling, global warming, and environmental responsibility. One person called it "environmental indoctrination"
It reminds me of when I was growing up in Oregon, and some of the grown-ups didn't appreciate the idea that the schools were teaching us kids that people whose skin was a different color had the same rights as everyone else!
There will always be those who stand in the way of what's right, but the fact is that the truth is being taught.
And then there is Chase Utley, second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. I am not a sports fan, but I am a fan of his. For all he does for our four-footed friends, I'll cheer for the Phillie so that he will have success. And I first heard of his efforts because of a story of a much-abused dog. And I've noticed that since he's made such an effort, more and more big-name people are rescuing animals from shelters. The man is making saving a life the "in" thing to do! Those who have heard me tell any of Yuengling's story know why that would mean so much to me.
And so, we see positive. Children are learning the right things, and a role model is taking the lead in caring for animals.
And this comes together in magick!
The negative is always easy to find. The positive is sometimes more difficult to find, but it can be found anywhere. Not only that, but when the positive is found within the negative, it makes the positive shine even more.
And what does this have to do with magick?
As you will see, it has everything to do with it!