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my name is mouseytalons, I identify myself as spiritual, not religious. I discovered my personal beliefs are closer to pagan than to my upbringing (christianity, in many forms). I just wanted to say hi. Can somebody please explain what pagan really is, the page that explains it is kind of confusing. Thank You.
I look forward to reading some posts here. I have some ideas about humanity and the best it has to offer that seem to dovetail with your group's description.
Thanks so much to Oddray and everyone here that has kept this group going. I am so grateful that others see and are passionate about the truth that we are all aspects of the same greater whole interacting with Ourself. After a very crazy year for my family, I am beginning to feel like Ourself again! And so I am incredibly grateful that so many wise souls remain gathered here. Though I am very busy with our big family, working doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and expressive arts therapy, and playing drums in the Voodoo Horseshoes, I do hope to become a regular presence here again. I developed a sort of PTSD-ish avoidance response to sitting at our home computer after the loss of our twins, because during the time leading up to that loss I was at the computer, contributing here a lot, and after the loss I just couldn't force myself to write, and I didn't feel ready to talk much. Anyways, I'm trying, and finding more and more freedom to participate again. Thanks again for all those gathered here celebrating Ourself!
And if you have still haven't read Being Ourself, you can check it out on amazon at
www.amazon.com/Being-Ourself-Ty-Clement/... or visit the website www.beingourself.com which also has a link to the amazon page. The message seems so critical at this time in the world. Peace!
what beauty i've discovered 'back here' on our very 'wall'! oh my goodness, i've been in this group (and now one of its moderators) for over a year and never realized these comments existed! so come on in to the 'boards' - all of you - to share in discussions and what ever you'd care to share with the rest of us!! just click on forum - takes you to selection of subjects - read and/or make comments and click on 'discussion board' at top of subject board. (when subject is highlighted-indicates that it's not been read by you yet.) woo hoo! come on in, the water's fine!!
I think the things you wrote make the most beautiful music- so it is a kind of symphony, for sure. Leslie
by William Ellery Channing
To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never;
to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious grow up through the common—
this is to be my symphony.
The more I walk this path the more I realize how completely unique we each are. It's so essential that we each express our uniqueness and not try to be like each other.
When I first moved to Los Angeles it was a real culture shock for me because it seemed like so many people were trying to dress alike and have the same cars, the same phones, the same shoes, the same haircut. It seemed so odd to me after having lived in New York City for 10 years.
With my unique astrology, numerology, ancestry, beliefs and experiences unfolding every single day, it is so evident how completely individual each one of us is. I love and celebrate the differences! Woo hoo!
Howdee all you beautiful souls!
I can't help but tell Karla here that she is loved and adored! I know the guilt and shame you feel, and I am moved to share that little by little, I am being removed of that bondage. My fledgling faith calls me to believe that there is NOTHING in this Universe that can't be transformed by the Power into good. All things serve to expand our understanding, our love, our souls. Peace and love to you
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME ON THIS, I DONT KNOW HOW TO DO ANY OF THIS AND I DONT KNOW IF I AM DOING ANYTHING RIGHT, THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS THAT I NEED HELP, I FEEL GOD HAS FORSAKEN ME AND I FEEL HE IS MAD AND DISAPPOINTED IN ME. I FEEL WORTHLESS AND THAT I AM A HORRIBLE PERSON. I FEEL USELESS AND MY HEART IS EXTREMELY BROKEN RIGHT NOW, ALL I DO IS CRY AND CRY AND I PRAY AND PRAY BUT I FEEL I AM NOT BEING LISTENED TO. I ASK AND ASK FOR HELP BUT I GET NOTHING. I HAVE NO WILL TO DO ANYTHING ANYMORE, NO WILL POWER, NO WILL TO LIVE NO WILL TO DO ANYTHING. PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME
I believe the best thing we can do is to give our blessings of LOVE to those in need. By changing our perspective from FEAR to LOVE we create goodness for all mankind.