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Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light


This month begins a series of exploration about Our Relationship to the Divine….

Our Relationship to the Divine

Part One: In Search of the Divine


…. The Divine flows within me. The Limitless All supports me. All Beings of Spirit and Essence are my teachers. I AM the corporeal out-picturing of the Divine’s desire…


A shared goal of seekers on any spiritual path is that of revealing the Divine. What the definition of that word – “Divine” – is carries the weight of personal perception, experience and what we have learned from our community, society as a whole and observation of an interface of communing that resonates with your belief system.

For some that space of revelation occurs only when they have suspended what they believed to be true of Divinity and called out in complete surrender to the possibilities of how the Divine courses through existence. For others, the interface between Divinity and themselves is an organic flow supported by the acknowledgment that they embody the Divine by virtue of being a product and spark of Divinity’s presence. And, for others, the Divine lay beyond and separate from who and what the individual is as a human, corporeal being. I believe that in our search all of the above is true at some point on that journey.

One of the prominent definitions of “Divine” is: of, from, or like God or a God..

Now, this complicates matters further, because the entirety of what we consider to be Divine is in one way or another an out-picturing of what we consider to be God or like a God. For me, the concept of God(s) has always been one of an energy that contains the wisdom of all that is. Not a person or even a specific form, but the embodiment of pure undiluted energy that takes on the form of whatever is needed to achieve the appropriate level of understanding (and connection) that is very individualized and ‘person” specific.

This is a very broad and dynamically inclusive idea, which for me has actually given more clarity and definition to what I believe the Divine to encompass. I will repeat a statement made in the last post (Getting Back to Basics)…

One of the adages that goes hand and hand with mystical studies is that with more knowledge gained comes greater responsibility .I would like to add to that the thought that with more depth of understanding comes greater simplicity in endeavor.”

The search for the Divine requires nothing more than opening to your own wisdom and place of knowing. And, yet it is exceedingly complex in how to go about that task. At every moment we are in the presence of the Divine. We breathe in the inspiration of the divinity of Life and exhale the creation of new life as response. Follow the breath of this release back to its point of origin; spiraling inward to a self that serves as the sacred vessel of the Divine incarnate. Breathe in the Divine and exhale as Divinity.


Seeking the Relationship of the Divine

These queries are something that would fit nicely into your BOS in a section dedicated as “The Divine Ones”. A Template You May Find Useful:


My Gods/Goddesses and Divine Ones


(Your Magickal Name)

Date of Entry:


My Relationships

What is my definition of “Relationship”?

How does this definition apply to my interactions with the Divine Ones?

WHO do I become in my relationship with the Divine?

WHO do I wish to BE in my relationship with the Divine?

What purpose will this relationship serve?


Coming in July:

Our Relationship to the Divine

Part Two: WHO Calls to Me?


About the author:

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.  

Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice.  A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.

Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following a practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Elder) degrees within the Assembly Tradition and has served as High Priestess of two ASW covens since Samhain of 2001 and the Winter Solstice of 2015.

As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she uses Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.

Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally.  She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented.  She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival. Her most recent projects include a channel on youtube: A Journey to the Inner Chamber. She also shares audio pathworkings and ritual on her bandcamp site: Teachings on the Path with Robin.

Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings.  She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 40+- year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education.


Coven of the Mystic Path,

Her books can be found on Amazon or purchased directly through her website:

For more info

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 1 It’s Written in the Stars-Astrology

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 2 Poetry of the Spheres-Qabalah

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 3 Awakening the Paths-Qabalah

The Light of SELF: Consciousness, Spiritual Practice and Learning to Breathe

Magickal Verse: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

A Year of Gaia: The Eternal Cord

The Elemental Year: Aligning the Elements of SELF

Temple of the Sun and Moon: Luminous Devotions

Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion

A Weekly Reflection: Musings for the Year

The Magickal Pen: A Collection of Esoteric Writings

The Enchanted Gate: Musings on the Magick of the Natural World

The Temple of the Sun: An Astrological Solar Year

Writings in the Shadow: An Exploration of the Shadow Nature