A pledge to Pagan spirituality
by Selena Fox (1980)
This a personal pledge is found on dozens locations on the
Internet. It has been attributed to "Anon," and to many other authors.
Often, it is shown without attributing the work to anyone.
It was written by Selena Fox of Circle
Sanctuary in 1980. She describes her personal Pagan spiritual path, including the
use of spiritual energy to help others, of tolerance, avoidance of harm to
others, Karma, the Three-fold Law, the Goddess and God within, etc.
I am a Pagan and I dedicate myself to channeling the Spiritual energy of my
inner self to help and to heal others and myself.
I know that I am part of the Whole of nature. May I grow in understanding of
the Unity of all Nature. May I always walk in balance.
May I always be mindful of the diversity of Nature as well as its Unity. May
I always be tolerant of those whose race, appearance, culture and ways differ
from my own.
May I use my psychic powers wisely and never use it for aggression or for
May I never use it to curtail the free will of others.
May I always remember that I create my own reality and that I have the power
within me to create positivity in my life.
May I always take responsibility for my actions be they conscious or
May I always act in honorable ways, being honest with myself and others,
keeping my word whenever I have given it, fulfilling all responsibilities and commitments
I have undertaken to the best of my abilities.
May I always remember that whatever is sent out returns magnified to the
sender. The forces of Karma will move swiftly to remind me of my spiritual commitments
when I have begun to falter from them. May I use this Karmic feedback to remain
strong and committed to my Spiritual ideals in the face of adversity or
negativity. May the force of my inner Spirit eliminate all malevolence directed
my way and transform it into positive light. May my inner light shine so
strongly that malevolence can not even enter my realm of existence.
May I continually grow in wisdom and understanding. May I see every problem
that I face, as an opportunity to learn and grow and to develop spiritually.
May I act out of love for other beings on this planet -- to other human,
plants, animals, mineral, elementals, spirits or other entities.
May I ever be mindful that the Goddess and God in all their forms dwell
within me and that this divinity is reflected through my own Inner Self, my
May I always channel love and light through my being. May my inner Spirit,
rather than my Ego self, guide all my thoughts, feelings and actions.
So Mote It Be.
Copyright © 1980 Selena Fox Circle Sanctuary
P.O. Box 9, Barneveld, WI 53507 USA
Selena Fox permits copies of the Pledge to
Pagan Spirituality to be downloaded, photocopied, and placed
on websites for personal and group use as long as it includes the credit and
copyright info noted above. Advance written permission must be obtained for
reprinting in publications.
Other personal statements on Paganism:
Essay formatted: 2001-FEB-26
Latest update: 2010-DEC-02