Dec 13, 2008
From how many wells may you drink? The simple answer would
seem to be that you may drink from as many wells as are necessary
in order to quench your thirst. But what about drinking from
spiritual wells in order to satisfy a spiritual thirst?
How many spiritual wells may you drink from when you are seeking to quench a spiritual thirst? This is one of the toughest questions you will face in your spiritual quest, and you will indeed face it.
In the beginning (or re-beginning, if you are seeking a path after losing a previous path), you need to find a tradition that meets your needs. That means building a relationship between yourself and not only a tradition but also (and especially) its deities. That will be enough to keep you busy for quite a while.
Later, you may want or need more dimension and/ or depth, such as noticing an affinity to some deity, discovering a need, or the call of ancestors. You might also want to come to peace (not necessarily reconcile, but come to peace) with a former path. For these or other reasons, you'll have grown to the point where you find yourself needing to drink at more than one well to satisfy your spiritual thirst. How do you deal with that?
There are all kinds of answers. Some incorporate a fact which makes the followers of some paths cringe. Nevertheless, there is only one answer which is valid for you, and you need to know where and how to find it. And that's what this is about.