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    I pray i ofend no one when saying i feel we need to look at our own backyards and pull to gether the ones that are hungry and have no place to go.Yes i know Hattie has been hit hard with Gods warth,What are we gonna do when it comes here.Do we just look at this as nature are does the Bible tell us all this will come.As we pray for those that have pain and loss,we must repent so we also will not perches.By the windows we will see all things to come!But by the eye we will see Him coming.And there shall be famines,and pestilences,and earthquakes,in divers places.Lets not just pray for them thier but for all.

    oakstreet
    January 19, 2010
    2:07 PM
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    To Rabidwriter id like to say its awsome that you are seeking your own feeling and looking for a path to take that you will be happy with.Its our inter faith that keeps us moving in the direction to find what is what.May you find what you are seeking and can only say that once you do your husband might follow when he sees your happyness!

    oakstreet
    January 8, 2010
    2:38 PM
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    THIS HAS BEEN A BLESSED WEEK. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS . HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AGREAT WEEKEND.

    Q4uandme
    November 28, 2009
    2:38 PM
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    Welcome RabidWriter! And welcome RabidWriter, Rev Dorris (one of our longest standing members, and a consistently positive and constructive leader), and Oddray (who has also been part of this very open minded group as a consistent voice of support, positive reframing, insightful offering, and humorous and loving connection) as our three new moderators! Thankfully, it was very easy to add you by "promoting" you as members. Let's all hope it is a positive thing for everyone concerned, and I look forward so much to being able to visit as a member amongst members here in this delightful group of "being-ers" (the thing that happens when you realize you don't need to seek for anything, it is right here just waiting to be blended with, and celebrated). Thanks above all goes to Dusty and all of you members who have been caring so carefully for this weakened group-- largely weakened by things beyond all of our control, like beliefnet itself changing (and the online groups becoming so ghost-town like as an immediate and obvious result)-- Student of Many Paths has many paths' wisdom to share, and he embraced me and Sara as family, and he called me today to say "we have willing and able volunteers, what a gift for you Ty, you can receive support, respite" (can't honestly remember the exact words, but they felt so right and validating Dusty. Thanks man) Well, so anyways, I'm so thankful to this group, and for Dusty contacting me to tell me their was new life, like an ancient bonsai with a new limb growing, and waiting to be modelled and cared for with wire and clippers... in other words, get folks who want to help on board as moderators to keep the group atmosphere clean and pure... full of love and friendship, exploration and so much more. In short, keepin it real. Thanks so much all, Ty

    Ty Clement
    October 10, 2009
    11:57 PM
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    This seems to be the only group I've joined that is still active. Does anyone have any perspective to offer a 38 year old lifelong athiest and/or agnostic about converting to Reform Judaism? My husband is a confirmed athiest and we have no children and do not want children, so I'm on my own on this. I've been doing lots of studying on my own (actually, I've been studying Judaism since I was about 11; this seems like the next inevitable step. Any thoughts or guidance?

    Rabidwriter
    October 2, 2009
    7:02 PM
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    Back so soon? Yeah. I'm a Gemini, what can I say. The previous post I added here (just below on the bulletin board) was an attempt to apologize for not having been active all summer as contributor or moderator. It was also an necessary relinquishing of responsibility for the group because I feel so overwhelmed by my responsibilities to my family, friends, and clients as a therapist. However, the one Gemini twin's strong assertion that I'm leaving the internet for good, and beliefnet was necessarily out of balance and overassertive. So here I am, other Gemini twin, back to say again, I'm sorry for disappearing for so long, and further, that I'd like to leave things more open endedly than the previous message. I don't have the time or energy to be checking in and posting daily, weekly, or sometimes even monthly. Also, I don't have time to proactively moderate every thread on this group. However, if anything abusive starts going on you can always follow the beliefnet protocol for inappropriate posting (contacting beliefnet staff, "report member", etc.). I hope anyone who agrees with the introduction to this group will be compassionate enough to refrain from bashing others here, but I know there have been some past problems, so as I said, contact beliefnet if you feel abused here. Having said all of that, I would like ALL of us, including myself, to feel free to post any thoughts, feelings, or insights that we feel compelled to share with a community of like minds, without any obligation to stick around to chat about it afterwards if our lives are demanding and busy. I guess what I feel like we all need is permission to share when we are compelled to share and to be silent when we feel to be silent. I have been feeling a combination of guilt and pressure all summer because I wasn't writing here. So I needed to dump that off my back (hence the previous message). Having done that I realize I don't want to close the door to beliefnet and this incredible community in the Being Ourself group, I just needed to establish permission for myself to be absent when my attention and time are needed elsewhere. So thanks for your ongoing acceptance and forgiveness, and thanks for all your love and wisdom. Let's keep sharing our positive insights, refrain from judging one anothers' posts, and enjoy being Ourself interacting with ourselves as an awesome online group. Peace and many wishes for your joy and prosperity in all dimensions as parts of this amazing whole, Ty

    Ty Clement
    September 20, 2009
    4:01 PM
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    Hello Y'all, I've been a negligent leader, and I apologize to you all for that, and anyone I have hurt in the process of being busy helping other people in other non-internet places. I have found that I am allergic to the internet after a year of being very active on it, and so I'm sort of checking out permanently. Again I'm sorry to be walking away, but it is what I have to do. I wish you all well, and hope that the spirit of the great wholeness we are all of will somehow guide and protect this group as a place to continue sharing insights in a supportive and positive way. Rather than deleting the group, I will leave it to grow or change spontaneously with the hope that the group description will shape and frame it enough for it to be a place where folks might still find some benefit. There has been a lot of really good exploration here and I hope it will continue in the future. Further, I hope that some of our paths will cross in the non-internet world that I am choosing to participate in exclusively. I realized after my computer died last May that my soul was secretly celebrating not being on the internet, and that I want to spend my life and time interacting with people in person. Again I'm sorry to anyone this might hurt. I wish you well. In the spirit of peace and friendship, and of following our own truths and needs, goodbye for now, Ty

    Ty Clement
    September 10, 2009
    9:15 PM
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    reply for smithryan34 when everyone in your life is pulling at you go play at the park like when you was a kid swing,run,jump be a kid again that always helps me and my childern reconnect then lifes hassels wont seem such a hassel make since?

    starstar71
    August 31, 2009
    5:23 PM
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    Being Ourself (being one with all there IS) can't contradict with being yourself unless you feel that to be yourself you can't be one with all that is. Of course, being that you ARE one with all that there is...you can't really be anything but yourself within Ourself. smile...sorry...I know it's dizzying...I mean it with a smile.

    emerging butterfly
    August 30, 2009
    2:25 AM
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    How can you be yourself when people need you so much that there is no time to be yourself?

    Smithryan34
    August 27, 2009
    1:17 AM
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