Its been several months since Copper Moon E-zine has been updated. The best way to explain this is that my life went on a roller coaster ride. I didn't have the mindset to give Copper Moon the attention that it deserved.
I won't go into details here because hashing up the past won't do anyone good. But I went into a deep depression. It took me months to recover from an emotional trauma that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
But what I realized from a really messy situation was that I am a lot stronger than I ever imagined. With the help of friends, family and heck, even co-workers, I picked myself up and started moving forward again.
When something like this happens, something that tests your faith in human beings, challenges your belief in a higher power and wrecks you financially - you find out what you're made of.
Guess what? I'm tough shit.
This life lesson has shaped me into a new person. Believe it or not, I'm actually not a bitter person. I'm happier. Because once you see a darkness . . . hope and light and love feel better than before. Sure, I'm more skeptical, less trusting but that doesn't really negate the fact that I'm alive, free and still have so much goodness and blessings.
I found out that "This Too Shall Pass" is a really delicate way of saying: "hold the fuck on." Nobody's life is easy. And I think that . . . one of the biggest lesson's i've learned is compassion. Mostly, i've learned it through a recent study of Buddhism. In this path the word "compassion" literally means "to suffer with." Suffering, pain, uneasy circumstances are all part of our human life. We have to learn to adapt, learn to see things in a different way; change your mind and the world around you changes too.
I'm no Buddhist master. Not at all. And I don't agree with all the tenants of this belief system but, Wicca could learn a lot from Buddhism. In my heart, there is room for both faiths. At any rate, what I'm trying to say is that I still care for this magazine and its purpose. I can't promise to get articles up weekly like in the good ol' days but . . . you may end up seeing a few pieces here and there. Lots of new books are being published as well, so you'll find the occasional review too.
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For comments . . . i'd love for each reader to post the answer to these questions - when life throws you a curve ball - how do you handle the aftermath? What lessons have YOU learned?