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As a whole new topic, I thought I would repost something that Ashkoreth Dew stated in response to a comment by Sin Jones on the discussion "Is Reality An Illusion..." The title is really just I Am,…Continue
Please post your experience if Clinton changed your mind. I watched Bill Clinton give an incredibly good speech at the Democrat Convention last night, and it gave me pause. His masterful rebuttal of…Continue
Some people are convinced that the world will practically end in one year, on 12/21/12. Theirs might, but mine will still be here on December 13th, and for at least another quarter century, which is…Continue
I am personally committed to cultivating an extraordinary presence. In so doing, it is my belief and conviction that my light improves not only my immediate relationships, but also my community, our…Continue
I've discovered the wondrous value of serendipity in my life.
Like most things, when your awareness of something becomes stimulated, your experiences of it increase. In both amplitude and frequency. In other words, the more you perceive the serendipities around you, the more powerfully they happen...and the more often.
Serendipity is very much akin to Providence; an unexpected Godsend. It is the child of synchronicity. A serendipity occurs when the accidental [some say it's only coincidental] confluence of unrelated events coalesce into a nexus of new meaning that provides the answer you didn't know you needed, and your reality takes an alternate path.
And, it's always good.
There's a trick to it though, as serendipities are both fragile and fleeting. They occur around you all the time, but if you don't notice them, they can't help you. On the other hand, every time you recognize one, it adds a measure of quality to your experience in Life. The trick is to allow enough random capriciousness [or capricious randomness] so that minor flaws in your reality are able to give you a signal about what your next choice should be. Serendipities are clues to the right path you should take.
For instance, I was chatting with a friend online, and I was about to click the SEND button on a comment I had just typed, when I lost my internet connection. That's when I realized that what I had been about to send would probably have been misinterpreted, and might have caused unwanted consequences. The serendipitous intervention of a poor connection saved me from some awkwardness, to say the least.
Serendipities rely very much on Faith for their strength. The more credence you give them, the more valuable they become in everyday living. It's almost like being guided by that "still, small voice" of conscience.
Serendipity is God's magnificent sense of humor giving you a little nudge.
(originally posted on my blog in 2010, now a bit more refined.)
I posted the following in response to a discussion started by Ritalin-Bunny entitled "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together?". It was intended to show that even though we are individuals, we are also all connected.
As I see it, each of us is an endpoint of awareness in an extension of All. We are the mirror by which the Comprehensive Intelligence regards Itself. The idea of "free will" is for the purpose of expression by this Entity from any possible perspective. If all of these infinite perspectives were predetermined, then the potential for Self-expression would be limited by the boundaries of their individual definitions. As far as I know, there are no limits at all. The farther we reach, the more we see beyond.
Though I have a sense of my…Continue
This is a compilation of several blogs I wrote a couple of years ago on MySpace, before I discovered PaganSpace. If you're a Christian or have strongly held beliefs of a limited god/dess, this is not for you. In fact, it is in your best interests to ignore this.
When the Wizard of Oz admonished Dorothy to "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," he was stating the most basic rule of this game called life.
Let's say you choose to involve yourself in a role-playing game with strict parameters of play. So long as you play within…Continue