LAND OF SPIRIT LAND OF POWER
At first I wanted to write an article about how people living in a land not of the spirituality they follow can integrate that spirituality with the unfamiliar (to that spirituality) land they live in. I decided to send out a questionnaire to people asking for their experiences. It was then that I realized that it was different for everyone. It was then I decided to write this from my point of view, my own UPG.
Trying to find the spirituality that I felt drawn to was not easy. I floundered around for quite a while, Wicca, witchcraft, then Celtic paganism and Druidism. Through my search I always felt drawn to the Celtic Pantheon and culture (I’m half a mix of all the Celtic cultures) but even when I settled on Celtic paganism and druidism and started to study and practice it seriously, I always felt like something was missing.
As I went deeper and deeper into myself and my chosen path I started to wonder. Could the fact that I was living in a land that is not Celtic be the reason I have this feeling? If it is so, how do I reconcile the spirituality that I follow with the land that I live in?
My course of action may seem a little extreme to people but it felt right to me. The first thing I did was to read about the history of Kuwait, I read about their culture and their worldview. I tried to get an affinity for them and how they think (I am half Kuwaiti but I was raised in a very Americanized house with almost no exposure to Kuwaiti culture).
I tackled the land next. I learned the geography of the land, how it looks now and how it used to look hundreds of years ago. Kuwait is mostly desert now with parks in the cities and greenhouses where fruits and vegetables are grown but hundreds of years ago it was actually somewhat green. I went out into the desert and tried to contact the spirits there, i also looked into what animals can be found here and what animals used to be here and are now not. I learned where the points of power are and learned to incorporate them into my rituals. Now when I do a ritual or meditation I ask the permission of these spirits and invite them to join me, this makes my experiences much stronger.
I spend most of my time in Kuwait City, so I decided to walk around and find the points of energy there too. There are a few but nothing as strong as when I am in the desert.