Tongiht I went to see a band called The Sword play at the Hi Tone. These guys are amazing anyway. Their lyrics are very much inspired by mythology. But this isn't a concert or band review. I want to talk about the experience of divinity this concert brought to be.
Specifically two songs did it. The first was "Freya". This was the first song in the set that was spiritually moving for me. Singing it in my car while going to work is fun and all. But I have to say, belting out the lyrics along with the band that wrote the song felt like praying. An offering to the goddess if you will.
I've been in love with this song since I first heard it. And tonight I've learned to love it even more. I follow a Norse tradition path. I don't subscribe to the Wiccan idea of a three fold goddess. I also don't have estatic experiences. I don't invoke deities into myself, nor do I practice any sort of shamanism. My path is one of reasoned inquiry and right action. I am a scholar by nature in my spirituality. But tonight was different. When I heard the first notes of the song play I immediately felt the goddess grasp ahold of my heart. As the lyrics came in I felt HER in my and through me as I sang along with the band. I cannot express how it felt any better than that. As the song says..."THe great mysteries cannot be shown. Divided by three they are the maiden, the mother, the crone."
The lesson in all of this is really that the spiritual world is all around you. Just because you work in a brick building with recycled air, or you don't go hiking in the woods everyday (especially becasue it's COLD right now) doesn't mean you have to wait until you get home to your altar to be filled with the divine. You don't even have to search for it. It is right there for those to choose to look.