I am using the term Pagan loosely here, but for the sake of this blog- we are going to use the term "pagan" for any non Christian spiritual path- so just not the Wiccan path. Spiritual paths with karmic law- do no harm.
I think people often wonder what "religion" I am, and often surprised when my knowledge comes forth, or for the fact I am a minister, yet I do not define myself with one religion. I am a Metaphysician- I have my degree and working on my other 2 degrees. With this, it has taught me, things I was fully already aware of- that God/Universe is within me. I am the light. I suppose if you want to define that, some call it New Thought. I personally, still call myself- just spiritual.
New Thought, does work with the bible, however it looks at it from a metaphysical standpoint. Afterall, it is one of the greatest religious texts ever written, and dismissing it would be like dismissing any spiritual awareness text. The bible like any other book is a tool. How the tool is used, however can define a person- good or bad. Misuse, which has happen in most religions that have a text. We have wars in the world, due to the misuse. People, not agreeing with each other, so rather fight. The interesting point with religious texts, is there is either an extreme side or a very loose side. Sometimes, you get a happy middle.
My family has always had its fair share of preachers- I guess you can say it is wired in our DNA. I can look down the street and see one of the churches that my family built in the late 1800s. I think all the men, except my father, was some type of preacher/decon in the church. My brother is also a Chaplain, he follows a much differnt path than, he is a creationist. It is not my view, but it is what he believes and I respect. Which leads us to those comparative lesssons.
I have studied many spiritual paths, taking differnt religion courses when I can. I have done this in my life, to expand my knowledge. Also, as the starseed that I am- I know that there is so much more. In this vast universe we are in. We are not alone, there is more out there than our own universe. Before modern day Christianity, there was native religions, far reaching and far knowledgable that we can see. Thus the "pagan" paths. This had to come from the stars, this had to come from the higher power, the plug we all have- God within.
I had a lovely reminder of this this past week, when my phone went off for my daily bible verse- it was a Romans 12 verse. Actually Romans 12:2 (NLT) " Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." This verse speaks exactly of our actions, our thoughts are responsible for our daily living. If we let God/Universe or the whatever divine that you have your "faith" in, a divine living will be made in your life. Think of it as a Law of Attraction. Yes, this is a bible verse that transends all faiths.
We have karmic laws of do no harm to others and love one another, that surpasses just Christianity- it is in Eastern faiths, Islamic, Jewish and of course pagan faiths. Once again in Romans 12 we have this play out again. Romans 12: 8-10 (NLT) " 8. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. 9. Don't pertend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other." This could not be more clear. Yet, in today's society, the news is full of hate and negative. Even friendships, family and more are swirling in a negative vortex. Only feeding the negative fires until one another breaks. Be the good in the world. Use the gifts that the universe has given you for good.
Romans 12:20-21 (NLT) " 20. Instead, " If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads." 21. Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good." Don't take revenge on someone whom has done you wrong, they know they have done you "dirty" that is something they have to live with. It is not our job to take matters in our own hands. And remember no matter what "faith" you follow- good conquers evil.
Romans 12 proves that if you are Christian or "pagan" or anything that falls in some realm of spiritual practice, use good and God/universe has divine blessings. Your body is the a living spirit. No matter what faith you follow, treat it well.
Have respect for other faiths, just because one may not typically have your view, honor them and love them. Do not debate with them and tell them they are wrong. Next time someone wants to debate you on religious matters, remind yourself there are native tribes that most likely have never even heard of most of our common faiths. That most religious texts have been translated over and over and everyone has thier own opinion on what is the "correct" translations- an english translation is not going to be the same as an slavic, greek, spanish, french and so on translation. There is not right and there is no wrong when it comes to religion- that is why it is called 'faith'.
Today I want to talk about some secrets to new beginnings, these are some of the teachings I have I learned over my coursework but also in life. I wanted to break them down on how they have helped me. In bold letters is the affirmation one should take as an application in your life.
Meditation: Through my daily practice of meditation, I establish and maintain contact with the ultimate, ongoing creative universal consciousness source- God- the power of eternal new beginnings.
I meditate daily. This helps clear my mind of the 'clutter' the negative thoughts that rush in the I can nots or will nots. It helps me focus. Meditation, is more than just sitting and doing "oms"- There is many forms of meditation. I will be posting another blog post about that later. I have however posted in the past a few meditations in the past so please check them out in the archives. The purpose is to just connect. It is stated that even connections for mere seconds to the higher universal consciousness has a lifetime affect. So just do it!
Visualization: Daily, I take a few moments, to visualize or imagine the interior of my body filled with the creative light of God’s presence from which all new beginnings originate before becoming physical manifestations.
This is time I do an internal dream board. I think it, therefore it becomes. It is so. I visualize as it is reality. For example, I am currently in the process of manifesting a new home for my husband and myself, so daily I visualize my home with my home goods in a home. I also visualize new home goods in the home as well. I even picture the flowers on the porch, chickens outside and people coming to our home. I see us being happy and healthy in our new home.
Release Past: I give thanks to God’s presence within for all past good I have experience and release this as well as all negativity of my past- that I may be in the universal God mind energies of new beginnings.
Releasing the past can be very hard, especially when you have been hurt, but it must be done. I have plenty of experience in this due to my experience growing up in an abusive home and of course having friendships that have turned bad. I have learned to hold on the good memories and release the bad. I will be honest releasing the negativity is hard. We as humans harbor on those negative emotions like stubborn old mules. However, like I once told a good friend tiny breakthroughs make big cracks, therefore even the smallest releases of letting go of the past makes huge strides. Also give thanks to those lessons as well.
Will: I give up my personal will that God’s will is in charge of establishing exactly what new beginnings I should focus on.
I am sure many have heard the concept "Let go Let God", well sometimes you just gotta do just that.
Creativity: Universal Creating God Conscious idea energies flow into the conscious level of my mind initiate and complete new beginnings.
This is just allowing God to flow the creative conscious idea energies to flow in to your mind, to complete new beginnings. God will give you the answers and show you the way. It may come in a new thought, idea, business, job, journey, education, friendship and the list can go on........
Eternal Now: Whatever new beginnings God consciousness places in my conscious mind is already so- already a reality- already happened in universal consciousness or the mind of God.
Like I was stating above, live it as it is so. Dream it as it as it is. Does this mean go out and spend beyond your means? No, we are speaking common sense people. However, take the steps towards the reality, to make the reality.
Empowerment: I dwell in God and God in me who nature to create new beginning is indivalized in me to empower my body, mind and soul to be successful in creating new beginnings in physical life and beyond.
God is powerful, you are powerful- God is within you.
I have been wondering how to write this post. I mean, the last thing everyone knew was hey I am in Portland, then hey I am back in Washington state. So I thought I would write about.
Portland was a lesson. Portland was a lesson that not only for myself but also my dear nephew whom I was sharing a house with to go through. Portland, was wonderful. I really liked Portland, even though the highways, caused me major anxiety, but I loved that I was so close to everything. But Portland, was also bringing about a lot of door closures. The weather was delaying my husband from moving our household goods, my husband's work was having nothing but problems trying to hire people to take his place, even though my husband was slated to transfer to Portland. At one point my husband was one of two people doing his job, the universe did not want my husband there. The universe wanted me in Portland, but not my husband. We was separated. It was so difficult. Here we was homeless for so long and finally had a place to go, and everything was keeping us apart. But for me, I had to be in Portland at the time. I do not regret my time in Portland, it happened for a reason. Lessons was learned. But I was sadden when I had to return back to Washington last month. It broke my heart, but also I was happy because I was near my husband and my rock.
Last month, I thought to myself here we go again, I am staying with my soul sister. Which since last June, we had been staying there due to our homelessness. I ask the universe within myself, there needs to be a change. As I was now feeling like a burden on my soul sister. Let me note, I am far from a burden, but I am respectful of my sister, therefore asking her to not only to take me in, but now my son whom flew out to live in January. It weighs heavy on your heart, you do the things you can to help out etc, but it is her house and her things and you start to feel in the way after awhile, because this was only suppose to be a temporary thing not a permanent gig. As you can tell, this has been a huge struggle for me. So yes, when I asked the universe within, I just proclaimed a surrender.
I started to look for housing. I started the process all over again, prepared myself a little better this time. I don't carry credit cards, and don't have a credit score above 600 therefore I knew the process was going to be hard. But I took deep breathes and formulated a plan- I allowed the road to be open.
See Portland taught me what I really wanted, so allowing myself to be open to what I really wanted instead of settling, I allowed the laws of success to come my way. The manifestations of not only what my husband wanted, but what my son needs and I need in life. My family will be taking over as caretakers for a dog sanctuary. I am beyond the moon about this. The best part of this experience, is not only will I be helping out animals but humans as well, since we will be having volunteers out there from different various programs. So as the door closed in Portland, the road opened for us in Washington.
Hands of Hope Sanctuary will be our new home. I will continue to do my practices out there once we relocated. I can not wait to share with everyone the happiness and peace. Never be afraid if a door closes, because the road is just opening up.
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