I always have difficulty when writing an about me because I don't know what people really want to know about me. Every person I meet wants to know different things about me, making it even harder for me to decipher what people most want to know. I guess I would start with the basics. I am a single mom to four children, who lives in an environment which is not conducive to any state, let alone my religious convictions. This means that I live with people who believe that my chosen religious path is followed only by people who worship the devil, which as any person of my faith would tell them, isn't true. My children are being allowed to form their own religious beliefs as they grow in this world. I don't teach them one religion over another, however, I do not allow them to preach to me their religious conviction. I have digressed so I shall move forward.
I enjoy spending as much time in nature as I possible can, feeling drawn to the beauty that surrounds me. Living in the city seems to bottle up my free spirit so I hop in the car for a short drive to somewhere I can be free, feel nature with my hands and sense the peace as the wind rushes through the tree branches.
Now if that life wasn't full enough already, I have more. I am about to begin the exciting new path of adding to my college education. I am changing careers, moving from a "caring" field to one which will allow me the time and money I want to make so I can afford more with my children. I don't want to miss out on any more of their growing up than I already have.
And since this site is about my religious choices, I would have to say that I always knew I was different. I was raised in a Catholic environment, but as time grew on the influence the religion played in my day to day life dwindled. My family began only attending services when we visited my mom's family and then we stopped visiting my mom's family. While my family forced Catholicism down my throat, I realized I didn't agree with their beliefs and strict rules which accompanied their teaching. I didn't understand how going to a building at a certain day and time was better than worshiping "the all" while on a walk in the woods or for that matter from the toilet during the only quiet moment I got during the day. I felt that since he created the "all" I should be able to worship from wherever I felt a presence. Of course this was compounded by the fact that I actually began to "read" the bible. I had a hard time accepting that a "god" who was all loving could "get angry and kill" people he cared for. It made me think of a mass murderer. How was he any different than any murderer? He was angry that people didn't put him first so he killed them. I couldn't understand it. I still can't. It was then that I knew I couldn't keep practicing a faith I didn't believe in. I didn't know about this religion until a few years ago, when I did some research to avoid offending a new found friend. During the course of a conversation he had told me that he didn't believe in my "god" and that he believed in the "goddess." I did my homework and found the name for what I had always been. It was a relief to know that their were others out there who were like me.
I have gone on long enough with this about me, so if their is something that I have not answered, please feel free to ask.
Good morning to you . It is such a pretty morning here it is seven am and there is a fog down by the river. So neat to see. The birds are out singing and the squirels are chattering away. I love to listen to those little critters. Have a wonderful day in the Goddess.. Love and light,