Wd_allan's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan 2015: The New Year When Everything Will Change! As we all look back upon a tiring and taxing year that has witnessed incredible change, immense amounts of upset, and paramount levels of a shifting of spirits and of souls, the time is now ripe to consider whether or not any of us will choose to continue to live in our own spent pasts or allow change to grab hold and thus look forward into our dawning futures?

Every year I usually write a Holiday message to mark the passage of the season, but this particular year has been rather unlike any other, both in my own life as well as for you all and the entire world around us all!

Given this, the tone of what I wanted to post up regarding this 2014 Holiday Season has occupied a good amount of my thoughts in recent days. The result is that little in the order of tinsel needed to be thrown against the backdrop sky and instead, I chose to just insert a bit of a reminder regarding the true nature of our individual power and the strength that we all gain in finding the courage and the fortitude to continue!

Those tallest and oldest of trees among us we know from experience all have deep roots that provide them with their nutrients as well as affording the tenacity of immense staying power against the winds and storms and strife! The grass is as readily resilient! It renews itself every season allowing for its regrowth, for its own renewal that ends up painting the landscape of the world with its carpet of beauty.

We can take a good lesson from nature where our own sense of renewal is concerned!...

www.wdallan.com/wd-allan-s-blog/653-2015...

A Magnificent Christmas, Holiday, and Festive Season to everyone!

Rev. WD Allan

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:32:11 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan/blog/2014/12/18/2015:_the_new_year_when_everything_will_change! http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan/blog/2014/12/18/2015:_the_new_year_when_everything_will_change! As we all look back upon a tiring and taxing year that has witnessed incredible change, immense amounts of upset, and paramount levels of a shifting of spirits and of souls, the time is now ripe to consider whether or not any of us will choose to continue to live in our own spent pasts or allow change to grab hold and thus look forward into our dawning futures?

Every year I usually write a Holiday message to mark the passage of the season, but this particular year has been rather unlike any other, both in my own life as well as for you all and the entire world around us all!

Given this, the tone of what I wanted to post up regarding this 2014 Holiday Season has occupied a good amount of my thoughts in recent days. The result is that little in the order of tinsel needed to be thrown against the backdrop sky and instead, I chose to just insert a bit of a reminder regarding the true nature of our individual power and the strength that we all gain in finding the courage and the fortitude to continue!

Those tallest and oldest of trees among us we know from experience all have deep roots that provide them with their nutrients as well as affording the tenacity of immense staying power against the winds and storms and strife! The grass is as readily resilient! It renews itself every season allowing for its regrowth, for its own renewal that ends up painting the landscape of the world with its carpet of beauty.

We can take a good lesson from nature where our own sense of renewal is concerned!...

www.wdallan.com/wd-allan-s-blog/653-2015...

A Magnificent Christmas, Holiday, and Festive Season to everyone!

Rev. WD Allan

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The Path to the Best Times in Life is Yet to Come!

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WD Allan’s Blog: OUIJA! Look, Up Ahead, It’s the Twilight Zone! Of transcendence or of being virtuosic of the soul, speak of it as you will. The magic in our hearts that is the living expressive nature of the spirit is the shining beacon of the very soul itself!

What is it about the idea of experiencing an “out of body” state of being that both enamors the mind and fills with the idea of mortal dread all at the same time?

I’ve always found it a bit interesting that one of the most elemental states of our being right from the first spark of our existence can be such a source of excitation for this our physical experience. Perhaps it has to do with the old phrase that tells of our returning to that whence we came from? Then again, it just might have to do more with the fact that we all at a deeper and a very intimate level of our consciousness, we know all too well that when we exist at that state in our primary way, the mystery is gone and the veil is pulled back returning us to that realm that is the source of all of our dreams.

Try to think about it for a moment if you will?

When was the last time you woke from a deep and searching sleep only to have the gut instinct that you have been somewhere, done something, met someone familiar and been endowed of a deeper and a more fulfilling understanding in a very spirited way, yet now you can seem to recall little to nothing about it.

Why?

Some in the more theologian tendency consider this to be the way of that we call God. The source of our spirit is to remain but a mystery as we live in this form it’s largely believed, and anything and everything that transcends that mystery providing insight into the truth of this realm has always been considered to be taboo. All right up to the most extreme of measures being instituted in past ages as a deterrent to any sort of free association that might ignite the natural spirit investigator in us all.

Taking all of this into account, I have always been one since a very early age where I’ve always managed to be able to bridge that separation between spirit and the physical while many others have erected walls between their conscious awareness of such a state of their spirit and the unconscious wellspring of understanding of the true nature of the spirit. Perhaps it remains even of that which Freud labeled “the ID”, or that subconscious collection of portraitures of ourselves in all of our guises that invariably drives our collective gray-conscious- state, that of our instinctual personality traits. Any of this and much more could be argued.

The motivation for this minor parable exercise on my part was ignited by a small religious article I read just this day on the recent fervor associated with Ouija Board use and why so many feel the need to gather popular tools to aid them in contacting the other side of the veil.

While I remain of the personal and admittedly singular opinion that playing games with a Ouija may very well land some out there in a pickle of trouble for all they don’t know in what they do, I also recognize that there is nothing in all of the world that is going to shut off their driven need to make real what deep down at their core they already know to spiritually exist.

You see, on one hand it can be said that whether or not you tell someone not to play with fire, the truth is that unless that someone experiences the burning sensation associated with that fire for themselves, they won’t think of it as all that potentially dangerous until they first dare to play with it in the first place.

I guess where I’m reaching for in this short and pointed Blog is this…

Yes Ouija works. Yes it is a tool of divination. Yes it is a spiritual navigator across the veil. Yes in the right hands it can be a source of deep and incredible understanding, but,… in the hands of an admittedly innocent and unknowing person or persons blindly opening doorways across the veil, calling forth to spirits of all sorts without protection and an accompanying bit of responsible understanding for that you seek; without a certain degree of conscious awareness as to the nature of what you are doing, the sheer magnitude of what could very well be unleashed could very well be beyond your wildest imagination!

Take it from one who has felt the hand of both darkness and light, of dark malevolent spirits and also while thankfully embracing the light of the angels in my midst, Ouija can indeed be a trouble maker!

While we all tend to learn best from our own stars and stumbles along our way, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to heed a bit of friendly advice from knowing souls who have walked the path before you. Yes, such a path includes the vested and cleric nature of mainstream religious figures, priests and of lay people. Yes, this experiential path of the spirit includes older shamans, experienced witches, and a vast array of other psychics, sensitive souls, and tender spiritual souls who have been there before you ever dreamed of walking such a path. Yes, while it might seem as just innocent fun and to a degree, it justifiably is a bit of innocent fun!

The trouble is that in a spirited way, innocent fun is the right, the most complex, and the perfect variable medium by which all sorts of spiritual energy tends to travel about most freely which is why it is the source of so much talk in so many recent realms of thought!

All I am personally suggesting is that before you dive in and wade the waters of that eternal collective realm of the spirits, try to also take heed and make the decision to seek a deeper understanding of the responsibilities that are wise and directly associated with our natural inner talent for reaching out and touching that realm that in our waking physical state, many tend to pass off as all too fantastic! There are others who live touching that state of being on a constant basis and most of they, I would dare the passage that they would agree to “indeed take care!”

Please avail of a bit of common sense while you also try to have a bit of fun!

All my love, light, and the brightest of blessings!

WD Allan

© Copyright 2014 – 2015

WD Allan, WDAllan.com

All Rights Reserved

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:45:10 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan Of transcendence or of being virtuosic of the soul, speak of it as you will. The magic in our hearts that is the living expressive nature of the spirit is the shining beacon of the very soul itself!

What is it about the idea of experiencing an “out of body” state of being that both enamors the mind and fills with the idea of mortal dread all at the same time?

I’ve always found it a bit interesting that one of the most elemental states of our being right from the first spark of our existence can be such a source of excitation for this our physical experience. Perhaps it has to do with the old phrase that tells of our returning to that whence we came from? Then again, it just might have to do more with the fact that we all at a deeper and a very intimate level of our consciousness, we know all too well that when we exist at that state in our primary way, the mystery is gone and the veil is pulled back returning us to that realm that is the source of all of our dreams.

Try to think about it for a moment if you will?

When was the last time you woke from a deep and searching sleep only to have the gut instinct that you have been somewhere, done something, met someone familiar and been endowed of a deeper and a more fulfilling understanding in a very spirited way, yet now you can seem to recall little to nothing about it.

Why?

Some in the more theologian tendency consider this to be the way of that we call God. The source of our spirit is to remain but a mystery as we live in this form it’s largely believed, and anything and everything that transcends that mystery providing insight into the truth of this realm has always been considered to be taboo. All right up to the most extreme of measures being instituted in past ages as a deterrent to any sort of free association that might ignite the natural spirit investigator in us all.

Taking all of this into account, I have always been one since a very early age where I’ve always managed to be able to bridge that separation between spirit and the physical while many others have erected walls between their conscious awareness of such a state of their spirit and the unconscious wellspring of understanding of the true nature of the spirit. Perhaps it remains even of that which Freud labeled “the ID”, or that subconscious collection of portraitures of ourselves in all of our guises that invariably drives our collective gray-conscious- state, that of our instinctual personality traits. Any of this and much more could be argued.

The motivation for this minor parable exercise on my part was ignited by a small religious article I read just this day on the recent fervor associated with Ouija Board use and why so many feel the need to gather popular tools to aid them in contacting the other side of the veil.

While I remain of the personal and admittedly singular opinion that playing games with a Ouija may very well land some out there in a pickle of trouble for all they don’t know in what they do, I also recognize that there is nothing in all of the world that is going to shut off their driven need to make real what deep down at their core they already know to spiritually exist.

You see, on one hand it can be said that whether or not you tell someone not to play with fire, the truth is that unless that someone experiences the burning sensation associated with that fire for themselves, they won’t think of it as all that potentially dangerous until they first dare to play with it in the first place.

I guess where I’m reaching for in this short and pointed Blog is this…

Yes Ouija works. Yes it is a tool of divination. Yes it is a spiritual navigator across the veil. Yes in the right hands it can be a source of deep and incredible understanding, but,… in the hands of an admittedly innocent and unknowing person or persons blindly opening doorways across the veil, calling forth to spirits of all sorts without protection and an accompanying bit of responsible understanding for that you seek; without a certain degree of conscious awareness as to the nature of what you are doing, the sheer magnitude of what could very well be unleashed could very well be beyond your wildest imagination!

Take it from one who has felt the hand of both darkness and light, of dark malevolent spirits and also while thankfully embracing the light of the angels in my midst, Ouija can indeed be a trouble maker!

While we all tend to learn best from our own stars and stumbles along our way, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to heed a bit of friendly advice from knowing souls who have walked the path before you. Yes, such a path includes the vested and cleric nature of mainstream religious figures, priests and of lay people. Yes, this experiential path of the spirit includes older shamans, experienced witches, and a vast array of other psychics, sensitive souls, and tender spiritual souls who have been there before you ever dreamed of walking such a path. Yes, while it might seem as just innocent fun and to a degree, it justifiably is a bit of innocent fun!

The trouble is that in a spirited way, innocent fun is the right, the most complex, and the perfect variable medium by which all sorts of spiritual energy tends to travel about most freely which is why it is the source of so much talk in so many recent realms of thought!

All I am personally suggesting is that before you dive in and wade the waters of that eternal collective realm of the spirits, try to also take heed and make the decision to seek a deeper understanding of the responsibilities that are wise and directly associated with our natural inner talent for reaching out and touching that realm that in our waking physical state, many tend to pass off as all too fantastic! There are others who live touching that state of being on a constant basis and most of they, I would dare the passage that they would agree to “indeed take care!”

Please avail of a bit of common sense while you also try to have a bit of fun!

All my love, light, and the brightest of blessings!

WD Allan

© Copyright 2014 – 2015

WD Allan, WDAllan.com

All Rights Reserved

www.wdallan.com/wd-allan-s-blog/649-wd-a...

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Rev. WD Allan's New Book Ttitle Coming Just After New Years 2015!!! I just can't contain the WD Allan New ‪#‎Book‬ news any longer! I have a forthcoming book release coming just after New Years Day that will be dawning on the world's 2015 New Years horizon!

Soon my new title, soon to be revealed, will be released and I simply can't wait for it to come out!

Stay Tuned my dear friends! As the time draws closer I'll be passing out freebies! - WD Allan ‪#‎NewBook‬ #Book ‪#‎Magic‬ ‪#‎Spirituality‬ ‪#‎Philosophy‬

Love, light, and the brightest of blessings!

Reverend WD Allan

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:21:54 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan/blog/2014/11/17/rev._wd_allans_new_book_ttitle_coming_just_after_new_years_2015!!! http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan/blog/2014/11/17/rev._wd_allans_new_book_ttitle_coming_just_after_new_years_2015!!! I just can't contain the WD Allan New ‪#‎Book‬ news any longer! I have a forthcoming book release coming just after New Years Day that will be dawning on the world's 2015 New Years horizon!

Soon my new title, soon to be revealed, will be released and I simply can't wait for it to come out!

Stay Tuned my dear friends! As the time draws closer I'll be passing out freebies! - WD Allan ‪#‎NewBook‬ #Book ‪#‎Magic‬ ‪#‎Spirituality‬ ‪#‎Philosophy‬

Love, light, and the brightest of blessings!

Reverend WD Allan

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WD Allan’s Blog: The Spark that is the Soul of Samhain! There is no greater honor we could ever hope to pay unto those who have gone before us than to draw forth their memory and their spirit toward our own! It is both an intimate and a reverential way of remembering them for all that they were as it is to seek out their guidance, their wisdom, and their strength of spirit for our living path ahead.

It’s never an unwise thing to seek out the wisdom remaining of ages past and nor of seeking out that wisdom spirited by those we will always hold dear in our hearts. The past has as yet to bestow upon us all that of itself, even where there are those refusing to listen.

As we all make our way through harvest time and onward through the months of autumn, there are many who are looking forward to celebrating the season of Samhain, or the celebration of the Pagan New Year! This time has been a period of spiritual observance by Celtic and other cultures for longer than modern recorded history could ever be capable.

When the earliest of Christian Biblical texts were yet to be placed upon their parchment, the celebration of Samhain, pronounced (Sah-Win or Sow-Win, see historical reference sources), it was then older than the souls of those days could have been able to accurately grasp of it origins.

No doubt its presence and the reaching impact of its deeply heralded meaning were but several of the reasons it has always remained so tenacious an archetypal spiritual center stone for believers of Pagan faiths, as it has also been for other traditions of religious thought to try and grapple with. This is a history of angst between ways of thought that unfortunately continue on to this very day.

Think if you will for just a moment on the impact made by those certain figures in spiritual and religious traditions of the world and how they have imprinted the lives of so many. There is a lasting legacy of thought in how intimately and ritualistically humankind still reveres and patterns its footsteps in these many traditions and teachings.

The same intensity of reverence and the same spark of spiritual soul that is cherished in many other ways of belief can be attributed to those many inspirations held by members of the modern Pagan communities of the world, these inspirations guarded and celebrated from the memories and the spirits of those who have passed beyond the veil of death.

Samhain is a time to think on the past year of life.

It’s a time to conduct ourselves as the living inheritors of the inspiration, the spirit, and the living wisdom that has been passed down to us from those who have gone before us.

In this way we honor both they and we honor ourselves.

Unfortunately there are many misunderstandings tied to the modern season of the Pagan New Year. Some of them include the notion that it is primarily a time for the Pagan community to engage in dark worship of demons, the deifying of the devil, and to spirit the forces of ill brought forth for their own manipulations. Others include the widely passed misunderstanding that the vast and multi-national Pagan community uses this time for living sacrifices, and to bring forth great and dark powers of Magick for even greater purposes of ill, and that this is a time used to try to negate and make irrelevant the religious and spiritual ways of others.

None of these are even remotely close to the truth for the majority of those who live, work, and thrive along the Pagan path of spiritual thought.

In fact, the celebration of Samhain is widely embraced by followers of the Pagan faiths as an intensely special time! A time when most Pagan traditions also try to use it as an inspiration motivating the teaching of outsiders of our way of faith!

It is a time enthusiastically promoted in the spirit of good will between ourselves and those many other ways of spiritual and religious thought of the world.

Samhain is a time for common good fellowship. It is a time for thanking the powers that be, the Goddess, Father God, the Gods, for the past year’s great and seasonal blessings. It is also a deeply honored spiritual time that is used as a compass noting from whence we have come over the past year and indicating those paths we may have yet to travel along our way.

It is a time that provides a sense of meaning, a sense of hope, and some understanding about ourselves as the inheritors of what was.

It is for all of these reasons and many more that Samhain is cherished so deeply in the Pagan heart and soul!

So the next time you read or hear certain opinionated sources in the media telling in their own way that the Halloween season is little more than anything else a time when a few odd people of the world use it as an excuse to dress up and play cloaked Witches and Warlocks; do try to also understand and then remember that this deeply honored tradition, with all of its celebrations and its ceremonies surrounding and connected to this time, are among those that have witnessed passage for quite literally well over the past several thousand years and perhaps more in the culture of many.

Yes Halloween is also a fun time as it should be!

It should be a safe time, a time to gather with family and friends!

It also however all started a very long time ago and when it did, it all began as much more than just a reason to gather together and have a party!

The celebration that we honor and hold close to our hearts is also a time for solitude and a time for ceremony.

Peace to you all through the passing of this season!

Love, light, and the brightest of blessings!

Rev. WD Allan MA, CAGS

© Copyright 2014

WD Allan, WDAllan.com

All Rights Reserved

www.wdallan.com

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:43:19 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan http://community.beliefnet.com/wd_allan There is no greater honor we could ever hope to pay unto those who have gone before us than to draw forth their memory and their spirit toward our own! It is both an intimate and a reverential way of remembering them for all that they were as it is to seek out their guidance, their wisdom, and their strength of spirit for our living path ahead.

It’s never an unwise thing to seek out the wisdom remaining of ages past and nor of seeking out that wisdom spirited by those we will always hold dear in our hearts. The past has as yet to bestow upon us all that of itself, even where there are those refusing to listen.

As we all make our way through harvest time and onward through the months of autumn, there are many who are looking forward to celebrating the season of Samhain, or the celebration of the Pagan New Year! This time has been a period of spiritual observance by Celtic and other cultures for longer than modern recorded history could ever be capable.

When the earliest of Christian Biblical texts were yet to be placed upon their parchment, the celebration of Samhain, pronounced (Sah-Win or Sow-Win, see historical reference sources), it was then older than the souls of those days could have been able to accurately grasp of it origins.

No doubt its presence and the reaching impact of its deeply heralded meaning were but several of the reasons it has always remained so tenacious an archetypal spiritual center stone for believers of Pagan faiths, as it has also been for other traditions of religious thought to try and grapple with. This is a history of angst between ways of thought that unfortunately continue on to this very day.

Think if you will for just a moment on the impact made by those certain figures in spiritual and religious traditions of the world and how they have imprinted the lives of so many. There is a lasting legacy of thought in how intimately and ritualistically humankind still reveres and patterns its footsteps in these many traditions and teachings.

The same intensity of reverence and the same spark of spiritual soul that is cherished in many other ways of belief can be attributed to those many inspirations held by members of the modern Pagan communities of the world, these inspirations guarded and celebrated from the memories and the spirits of those who have passed beyond the veil of death.

Samhain is a time to think on the past year of life.

It’s a time to conduct ourselves as the living inheritors of the inspiration, the spirit, and the living wisdom that has been passed down to us from those who have gone before us.

In this way we honor both they and we honor ourselves.

Unfortunately there are many misunderstandings tied to the modern season of the Pagan New Year. Some of them include the notion that it is primarily a time for the Pagan community to engage in dark worship of demons, the deifying of the devil, and to spirit the forces of ill brought forth for their own manipulations. Others include the widely passed misunderstanding that the vast and multi-national Pagan community uses this time for living sacrifices, and to bring forth great and dark powers of Magick for even greater purposes of ill, and that this is a time used to try to negate and make irrelevant the religious and spiritual ways of others.

None of these are even remotely close to the truth for the majority of those who live, work, and thrive along the Pagan path of spiritual thought.

In fact, the celebration of Samhain is widely embraced by followers of the Pagan faiths as an intensely special time! A time when most Pagan traditions also try to use it as an inspiration motivating the teaching of outsiders of our way of faith!

It is a time enthusiastically promoted in the spirit of good will between ourselves and those many other ways of spiritual and religious thought of the world.

Samhain is a time for common good fellowship. It is a time for thanking the powers that be, the Goddess, Father God, the Gods, for the past year’s great and seasonal blessings. It is also a deeply honored spiritual time that is used as a compass noting from whence we have come over the past year and indicating those paths we may have yet to travel along our way.

It is a time that provides a sense of meaning, a sense of hope, and some understanding about ourselves as the inheritors of what was.

It is for all of these reasons and many more that Samhain is cherished so deeply in the Pagan heart and soul!

So the next time you read or hear certain opinionated sources in the media telling in their own way that the Halloween season is little more than anything else a time when a few odd people of the world use it as an excuse to dress up and play cloaked Witches and Warlocks; do try to also understand and then remember that this deeply honored tradition, with all of its celebrations and its ceremonies surrounding and connected to this time, are among those that have witnessed passage for quite literally well over the past several thousand years and perhaps more in the culture of many.

Yes Halloween is also a fun time as it should be!

It should be a safe time, a time to gather with family and friends!

It also however all started a very long time ago and when it did, it all began as much more than just a reason to gather together and have a party!

The celebration that we honor and hold close to our hearts is also a time for solitude and a time for ceremony.

Peace to you all through the passing of this season!

Love, light, and the brightest of blessings!

Rev. WD Allan MA, CAGS

© Copyright 2014

WD Allan, WDAllan.com

All Rights Reserved

www.wdallan.com

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