I find myself going inward a lot these days. I realized that one way to describe this inward journey is the idea of descent. Not descent as our current culture defines it which usually means descending into crisis but descent as in transformation. Descent in the rituals of Eleusius or in the story of Inanna's descent to the underworld are what I mean.

The idea of walking a path of change while stripping myself of old structure. Of going inward and sitting with myself until I 'know' which way the path leads. Following the path trusing in my own heart even when I don't know where or what will happen next.

Doing these things brings about change which transforms who I am as a person. I find my beliefs coming more into focus. I am more at peace with who I am as a person. And, I find myself doing things I care about - things in line with my beliefs which lends energy to what I do in a very different way.

ArticlesAnnette Wagner