Opening the Door a Little Wider

Welcome Facebook friends!  Today I have taken the small but significant step of adding this blog to my Facebook profile.  Why is that a big deal, you ask?  Because I have family on Facebook, most of whom are Christians and some of whom have enough problems with me being a Unitarian Universalist, much less a Druid and a Pagan.  It’s that whole conflict-avoidance reflex I wrote about last September.

But I have seen what I want to do and where I want to be – the work that calls to me.  I can’t do that if my life remains segmented into sterile little packets that must be kept isolated.  I’m not ready throw an Out of the Broom Closet Party and start wearing pentacles and awens everywhere.  But I am ready to take another small step.

If you stumbled onto this and are surprised, read my first entry on this blog.  If you believe “the saved” are going to heaven and I’ve punched my ticket to hell, read my thoughts on universalism.  I was a universalist before I was a Pagan, and long before I set foot in a Unitarian Universalist church. 

I can’t honestly believe what I was taught as a child – I have to follow my heart.  And right now my heart tells me it’s time to open the closet door another inch or two.

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About John Beckett

I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past eleven years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.