Sunday, October 4, 2015

Let's not assume

You remember the old adage; when you assume you make an ass out of you and me?  It still makes me chuckle, perhaps because I can hear my father telling me that among many other adages... "failure to plan on your part, does not constitute an emergency on my part" being another one of my favorites.

But as human beings, we make assumptions a lot.  And recently, I have been looking at the assumptions I have made about people, and those that others have made about me.  It can be an eye opening experience.  I propose that you also try it.

Do not assume that because I am a witch that Halloween is my favorite holiday.  For the record, it isn't.

Do not assume that because I am a witch that I do not believe in God.  For the record, I do... though my belief is my own, and my relationship with God is between me and God.  I have faith that we have a complete understanding of each other.

Do not assume that because I am a witch that I can make things happen with a wiggle of my nose.  For the record, no one can.  No matter what method of change a person employs, it takes time to affect change.

Do not assume that because I am a witch that I only want to discuss witchcraft.  For the record, I enjoy several topics of conversation, I have diverse interests!  I enjoy reading, writing letters, going out to tea, knitting, traveling, and history!

Do not assume that because I am a witch that I can solve all your problems with one spell, candle or charm.  For the record, I can point you in the right direction and give you guidance to help yourself, but remember that you have to participate willingly, without your cooperation, nothing will change for you.

I do not assume that every person proclaiming that they are Christian thinks that I am evil.  For the record, I have several friends and acquaintances who are Christian, and we get along very well.

I do assume that we live in a free country where everyone has the right to give their opinion whether I agree with them or not.  For the record, if I do not agree with someone's opinion, I will not comment, post or otherwise lend my energy to it - positive or negatively.

I do assume that not everyone will agree with me.  For the record, that is OK with me!

And like all human beings, I make assumptions about my family and friends that often turn out to be incorrect because they are indeed just assumptions.  I have learned that open communication is the best way to really know what someone is thinking or feeling.  Engage them in conversation and ask!  

Here's another adage - You will not know, until you ask.

Thank you for reading.  As a dear friend says whenever we part company... Namaste, and Blessed Be!