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    It comes in time. Try to replace one belief system with another You know to be true and develope that inside yourself; then another, and another, and another. It works... 51 years and I am free. My Irish Catholic grandmother ruled the roost and I even had an Aunt who was a nun and revered in our family. It will happen, one step at a time. Love to You.

    August 2, 2008
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    Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Love." And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself. He threshes you to make you naked. He sifts you to free you from your husks. He grinds you to whiteness. He kneads you until you are pliant; And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast. All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart. But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, I am in the heart of God." And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy; To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

    April 24, 2008
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    Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to You...Happy Birthday ...Happy Birthday...Happy Birthday to you...Wishing you love peace and joy... Marysbeatingheart

    March 6, 2008
    2:00 AM
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    Hope you have a Great BIRTHDAY!!!

    March 4, 2008
    6:22 PM
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    It's not worth it. You shouldn't have to feel guilty for who you are, what you feel, or what you do. I hope that when you finally do shake it, you experience the same joy of relief that I did when I realized I am my own person :) Best of luck to you!

    January 7, 2008
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    As someone who left the Mormon church almost two years ago, I've also had to deal with the guilt that my religion trained me to have. I wish you best of luck on your struggles and in your life. I hope you find peace of mind and harmony of spirit.

    January 4, 2008
    12:16 PM
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    Thank you for adding as a friend.I hope to talk to you and become friends.Hope you have a good new year!

    December 31, 2007
    2:51 PM
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    A search for Truth can be a long journey & involve many spiritual "leaders". Along this journey, remember to put your faith in the message it brings to you & NOT The actual spiritual leader. There are many spiritual leaders out there that are not affiliated with any religion as they understand we are all connected to each other's soul. Leaders such as Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, & Deepak Chopra seem to really understand it. Doing a serach on YouTube for these leaders will take you down a very soul searching journey. Peace to you as you search for the Truth. Tim

    December 30, 2007
    11:49 AM
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    I love this picture of you and your dog! You both look so happy! love, Susanna Energize Your Heart

    December 20, 2007
    6:59 PM
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    I, too, am a Catholic, have wrestled with the guilt, understood it, and still go for organized religion. The benefits are many, one of which is going to confession when one is guilty. It can be confusing. I was in and out of the church in my early 20s. Through the years, I noticed older people going through changes and staying with, and I wanted to be like them. I can still walk through a park and benefit from it, as I've been writing about in my Bnet journal.

    December 19, 2007
    11:35 AM
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