I remember once, in circle, our priest went through a ‘calling-down-the-god’ ritual, similar to the ‘drawing-down-the-moon’ ritual a priestess can go through. Such rituals lend to the unknown, to which you really have no idea if it will work or not, if you’re open to receive or if you’re going to get nothing. He did that day, and he said something quite profound;
“Its in the doing.”
He spoke of the God aspect in traditional pagan belief where you have Goddess, Great Mother, giver of Life, and she who sustains us. But also the God aspect, the Spark of Life, and the turn of the seasons. She is of the Moon, while he is the Sun; the two dancing together in this Grand Scheme we call Life….and death….and rebirth.
I never forgot those words, or what he said after. He meant by making the act of doing things, of taking action is in of itself service- to the gods, to others, and to ourselves. Be the spark to ignite things. Be the seed that grows into greatness.
Buddha once said ““An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”