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Faith and Happiness @ 01:50 pm
I am about to leave for mass with my mother. She believes the catholic route so much. For me, it’s not so black and white. I find faith to be important to human nature. Think about it- Without faith what do we have to keep us going?! It is what's there in the moments you don’t want to get out of bed. In the darkness, I have to just look for it a little harder. And, I say it because I think it's important to find a higher power that suits you. I am still in the process of finding my own true faith. However, I am much happier than before I started. The key is to knowing there is a big difference between organized religion (denominations, churches, ect.) and being spiritually fit. At mass, I can always tell those who believe and those who are there just because they feel they should. It’s not an act either. Those few, who have faith, don’t keep peaking to see who is watching. They close their eyes and let themselves feel it. It’s only them and god at least for an hour a week. That is a feeling I was always slightly jealous of.
If I had to pick a religion, I am somewhere between Christian and Pagan. For those who don't know, Pagan is spirituality in nature. (I am going to add a link at the bottom with more info.) I believe God is everywhere and everything. He can take many forms to guide you on the path you are meant to be on. I find walking in the woods and just keeping my eyes open to those around me is where I can feel god the most. The biggest thing is that you find your own way! I can sit in church every Sunday, like I did for years, and get nothing out of it. Today, I use it as a time to meditate and spend time with my god once a week. I keep my ears open for any words of wisdom I could need to hear and just relax. It’s not perfection, but nothing is ever perfect.
At first, I even faked it and forced it. I read books and researched different religions. I tried to apply some of them to my life. It took me awhile to realize I was going about this all wrong. I needed to find a place where I felt a connection. I needed a place that I felt peace. One night, I got terribly upset and went for a walk. I found a path off the road and just walked through the tress. I listen to the earth crack and crunch under my hastened feet. I felt the wind brush my face. Next thing I know, I wasn’t so upset. My pace and heart rate slowed as I made my way forward. After that, I kept doing this every day. I would go for a walk on this path whenever I needed to. You could, almost, say that became my higher power. I let go. It was then I started to pray. I would pray every day, even when I didn’t want too. I would make sure to do extra on my bad days. Things started to look up again. No matter what happen- I was good because I started to trust in something bigger.
I, now, have a balance in my life between letting go of control of everything and trusting in something far greater then myself. That was all I needed- I needed to realize that god would do for me if I was open to putting good vibes out there for him. I spend some time everyday breathing and taking a look at my day. The difference is I feel more tranquility about life. SO, If You have something to throw my way- Give me your best shot.
That’s how faith started the best change of my life. Now, I am working on things I love and trusting that life will work as it should. It is a huge reason for this page. I want to share my journeys and feelings for others. Nevertheless, non-believer out there need not worry. This blog isn’t going to be crazy religious ramblings. I just plan to share on faith from time to time. Mostly, I am doing this to educate. I will attach some further links below if you are interested in looking further.
Here is some general information on paganism from BBC. There are many sites and books on the subject too. If you have any questions- Please ask. I'd love to share knowledge on it.
More of faith and happiness http://www.happy-science.org/the-importa
Psychology today http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/am-i-r
September 27th, 2012
Event, Facebook @ 08:05 am
August 16th, 2012
August 28th, 2011
(no subject) @ 11:45 am
Can anyone reccomend an active LJ community or other serious online discussion forum about past lives which is actually active - researching, examining soul purpose, etc. Open to discussion about both human and non-human lives :D
The LJ comms which I have found and online forums, all seem to be dead. :(
March 13th, 2011
February 2nd, 2011
November 19th, 2010
My name is El and I wanted to invite you all to join in a brand new world wide pagan community project.
The Merry Meet!
Created by the Pagan Community, for the Pagan Community.
Where pagans, psychics and alternative spiritual types connect from around the globe!
Create your profile, make a group and forum for your coven, join other pagans and spiritual folk in intelligent conversation on our forums, share images, music and stories or simply connect with new and old friends.
You can even create and promote your events or your pagan related business!
The Merry Meet is here to bring together our community with Love, Joy and Wisdom. We're still brand new and slowly ironing out the kinks so please be patient with us!
(somewhat cross-posted on LJ. Apologies!)
September 25th, 2010
(no subject) @ 02:33 pm
Posted a great Wicca ebay auction with books, oils, incense, reiki candle, stones, handmade journal and much more. Valued at more then $100 and NO reserve!
September 10th, 2010
Луганский скульптор Н. Шматько поверг в ужас "Украинским потенциалом"и 7-метровым... (фото) @ 10:22 pm
В форме инсталляции провел презентацию своей новой работы "Украинский потенциал" луганский скульптор Николай Шматько. Об этом сообщает корреспондент "ОстроВ".
По словам скульптора, на создание новой работы его вдохновило недавнее путешествие по Украине: "Я был в шоке от того, что увидел: разруха, нищета, упадок повсеместный. А с телевизора политики рассказывают нам, как все красиво и будет еще лучше. А Украина - не такая. Сейчас увидите, какая она".( Read more...Collapse )
August 6th, 2010
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May 11th, 2010
Явление Христа апостолам @ 04:51 pm
В начале декабря известный в Луганске и далеко за его пределами скульптор Николай Шматько снова побывал в Италии, во Флоренции. Он принял участие в 7-й выставке современного искусства Florence Biennale, которая прошла 5-13 декабря в выставочном комплексе Fortezza da Basso в рамках программы ООН «Диалог цивилизаций». В ней участвовали 840 художников и скульпторов из 76 стран мира. Мастер, ранее участвовавший и в 6-й Florence Biennale (тогда его творческие успехи удостоились награды выставки - ордена Лоренцо Великолепный ), привез массу новых впечатлений, которыми он поделился с «ОстроВ». Поездка придала ему творческих сил и энергии, и теперь скульптор с еще большим вдохновением работает над завершением своего главного проекта – >>> Явление Христа апостолам >>>
Н. Шматько в своей мастерской
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April 9th, 2010
medication and readings/reiki healings @ 11:32 pm
I'm going to a new age/psychic expo this weekend and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me if certain medications can affect readings or healings or things like that. I've never thought to ask before I've gone in the past, but I figured I'd might as well ask before I go again. Every morning I usually take allergy meds and use my inhaler, but I also take Adderall XR and Wellbutrin XL. I'd think the latter might cause issues since they have to do with the brain, plus the inhaler and Adderall XR both speed up my heart rate (and I usually have some kind of caffeine in the morning, too). I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post the question, but I didn't really know where else to go except for LJ communities. Thank you all in advance!
March 9th, 2010
(no subject) @ 03:22 am
Hey, I am a 24 yr old bisexual in a relationship with a mostly gay 22 yr old revambros8706 from Indiana. We are into hanging out, listening to music, good conversation, random conversation, being outdoors, reading, going out sometimes, smoking. We hate drama even though because we live with our married straight couple best friends we have plenty of it. I was just looking for new friends to add to my livejournal because I went on a hiatus. Sometimes you have technology, sometimes you don't. I didn't have it for awhile so if anyone is interested in adding or sending a comment/message my way, feel free :)
January 28th, 2010
Concerning my last post... @ 11:49 am
I'm Feeling: contemplative
My last post was met with some amount of hostility, and while some of the feedback was harsh I feel it was well deserved. Nothing drives me more than criticism. That said, I have revised the article into a manner that I hope is less dogmatic and just more informative.
After re-reading the article this morning, as I was trying to tweak it, I found many sections where my own fears and anger of past circumstances were glaring me in the face. This is not my intention for Craft Haven--to rant, and point fingers. I merely wish to be educational and to provide comfort to those seeking it. I will be more diligent here on out to make sure that I do not offend people. I am not naive in thinking that I can please everyone, but these past few hours have shown me that I can do much better.
If you wish to read the revised article, please refer to my last post for the link.
January 27th, 2010
Pagan Sexuality @ 04:42 pm
I'm Feeling: accomplished
So recently I wrote an article about pagan sexuality. It was successful to a large degree. My goal was to be as upfront about the subject as I could be. You hear of so many people who mark sex as taboo, or they are at the very least embarrassed about the subject.
Why is this? The idea of sex ranges from an oppressed 'I am a sinner' view, to the carefree 'sex is a hobby' view. Where's the balance? I understand that the majority of people today grow up in households with parents whose best idea to keep their kid from 'promiscuity' is to tell them how wrong and disgusting sex is. What a mind trip!
I was part of a Christian family in my teens. My hormones were running wild around age seventeen. I was already inclined to be a 'rebel' and I can only imagine if my parents told me the above viewpoint. No doubt, I would only have gone to see for myself. Yet, I'm not like everybody. There are some people who take what their parents say as gospel (excuse the pun) and end up with their entire outlook on a life of love, tainted to a depressing degree.
What comes as a surprise is the look on peoples faces when they read that having safe and responsible sex is enjoyable. It widens peoples eyes with an expression of, "really?". Yes, really. Outside of being a responsible, loving adult, I don't feel that their should be any other sex rule. Sex is natural and should be enjoyed, not shunned. You shouldn't have to feel bad about it.
There are many other avenues I discussed in the article. If you would like to read it, just click here.
January 26th, 2010
Greetings! @ 01:41 pm
I'm Feeling: accomplished
Hello everyone! This is officially my first post to this community, so I thought I would introduce myself. My pen/craft name is Marcus Briarstone, and I am a writer for a pagan informational website known as Craft Haven.
I am male, 26 years of age, and identify myself as an eclectic pagan. I do not follow a specific path as I find courage, strength, and harmony with most forms of earthen spirituality. I write to inform people of pagan history, celebrations, recipes, spells, and ultimately our common ground with many other faiths. It is through such that I find a sense of contentment; I drive myself to constantly update the website and provide accurate information through it, as well as my tweets on Twitter, and my posts here on Livejournal.
The website is a baby for now. There is a ton of work to do. My goal is to have it fully fleshed out with several hundred articles by the end of this summer--accurate and thought provoking articles.
I hope you all have a grand day. Thank you for reading this.
January 11th, 2010
ornithomancy? @ 11:46 am
does anyone have or know of any resources i could consult about augury/ornithomancy?
for example, today while i was on the phone with my sister i saw a large white heron/egret flying out of the west and towards the east- and i was wondering what this portends. i have often found myself wondering similar things, and i'd appreciate any info.
January 6th, 2010
Happy NY+survey @ 05:40 pm
Hello community members!
My name is Natasha, and I'm traveling around the world with my husband. Right now we are in India, and we love it !! I have just joined this community.
I hope I can share some helpful/valuable information about our travels and spiritual places we've visited with you later on, but right now I am writing to ask you guys for a favor.
We are currently conducting a project for the Mayapur Tourism Department (India), and thus we would appreciate it very much if you take a few minutes to fill in this questionnaire.
The questionnaire is mostly about tourism preferences and is fully anonymous. It will take not more than 10 minutes to complete.
Thank you very much in advance!
Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR =) !
December 6th, 2009
November 14th, 2009
1. Describes himself as a stubborn and self-righteous person.
2. Admits to being obssessive and possessive.
3. Refuses to have a Publicist because he likes to control himself.
4. Googles himself for fun.
5. Classes himself as shy.
6. Claims to have one leg longer than the other.
7. Like his Vampire character he likes to stay pale and avoids the Sun.
8. Misses London alot and admits to crying because of home sickness.
9. Had his first kiss at 12.
10. Doesn't like to walk the streets anymore and is happiest on protective Film Sets.
11. His sister Lizzy is a Song Writer in her Band Aurora and his other sister Victoria is in advertising.
12. He sometimes sings in his first girlfriends' current boyfriends' band called Bad Girls.
13. His Father is a Car Importer and his Mother worked for a modelling Agency.
14. A good musician he plays the Piano and the Guitar.
15. He was born on May 13th 1986.
16. His Sun is in Taurus and he has a sensitive Moon in Cancer.
17. He is 185 centimetres tall.
18. He wants a dog again when he settles as his old dog died.
19. His next film will be out in January. It is called Parts of Billion and his co- stars are Rosario Dawson and Dennis Hopper.
20. On the set of Harry Potter he did alot of improvising with Rupert Grint and got on with him best.
21. He's been voted the Sexiest Man on the Planet by Glamour Magazine and the Hottest Actor by Rolling Stone.
22. He's a big fan of James Dean.
23. He likes to watch American Idol and the British X Factor.
24. He is a Chain Smoker.
25. He loves the music of James Brown, Wilson Pikett and Van Morrison.
26. To unwind he reads books, writes songs and prefers creative hobbies.
27. He loves Chocolate--especially Twix Bars.
28. He drinks Beer.
29. He prefers Ethical and Natural Products like I Conjure Candles.
30. A Deep Spiritual Guy he once quoted to Joy Magazine.
"I believe in Karma. I believe it exists and whatever you do in your everyday life makes the person that you are. What you give in life comes back to you. I am convinced of that, so everyday you have to be a good person and treat everyone with respect. We are all connected.”
September 29th, 2009
Zodiac Designs @ 08:09 pm
I thought some of you might be interested in seeing some gorgeous new designs. I'm obsessing over the Zodiac line the designer is working on, but he has a few others you all might like too - some pagan designs like the Tyet symbol of Isis, the Tree of Life, etc.
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September 11th, 2009
Nicolai Shmatko has presented his new sculpture "Ukrainian Aurora" and a new sculpture group "Christ's Appearance to the Apostles". It has taken 15 years for him to create the project with the Twelve Apostles.
In his sculptures Nicolai Shmatko decided to deviate from the Bible apostles known to us. "In this sculpture there are our contemporaries, people who live near us. Only Jesus Christ is an imaginary person as nobody can pretend to be like him. We can also see Peter, his favourite disciple, doubting Thomas and Judas. Among the known Bible persons I have embodied myself and my sons"- Nicolai Shmatko retells.
The other sculpture of the Nicolai Shmatko "Ukrainian Aurora" has taken him half a year. He retells about it, "Aurora is a morning star which lights up the road of travelers and wayfarers. I decided to accent attention on this and tried to find a woman who can personify national pathos but I could not for a long time. And finally I found national Ukrainian colouring in Julia Timoshenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine".
The sculptor noted that he is a non-party man and has not any political sympathies to Julia Timoshenko but her image helped him to create our contemporary Aurora.
September 10th, 2009
June 11th, 2009
"Terra Libertas". We can do it! @ 07:04 pm
Many critics say that our project is unreal. We can't agree with them and want to adduce some reasons for this. In fact, there are some organizations that provide various places where creative practitioners live and interact with one another. There are two primary organizations which specialize in this servis for artists - "Res Artis" and "Alliance of Artists Communities". But the point is that these organizations are fully commercial. Their main purpose is to earn money. Besides, except for residential services, they couldn't give anything for the artists.
In contrast, we can offer quite another thing.
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April 3rd, 2009
I don't know how many of you remember the site Spiritweb.org back in 2002 and then the site just closed one day. Well if you haven't found the link yet here you go:
Yes the archives are open and free for us to go back any time and read/print out what we missed before.
If you don't know what Spiritweb.org is then please if you enjoy reading material on new age teachings and philosophies go and check out the archive it is all there and really worth reading. Take it easy all.
April 1st, 2009
my company is looking for
The ideal candidate will share interests in new age thought, spirituality, metaphysical beliefs, conscious living, alternative health, yoga, green living and sustainable culture, and/or progressive social change- in other words be an active member of the New Age community.
The ideal candidate will have at least one to two years of practical writing and editing experience in a professional services or corporate environment. In addition, this individual will have at least one to two years of experience writing, editing and producing content for Websites and other online media, as well as operating a CMS. Experience in e-marketing, social media and other Web 2.0 technologies will be particularly useful.
March 18th, 2009
Artist and poet Dmitry Kremnev finished work on a new conceptual canvas - diptych "The Truth". The first part of the picture - "The Words", has already been presented to the public, and now the artist put the second part, that has the unusual name - "0" (see below).
According to the artist, he already got the first assessment of the painting: - "I've got some feedback on the work from one expert from Canada, and from one art critic from the UK. Both of them, along with very valuable comments, gave the painting its appreciation."
Dmitry Kremnev announced his intention to convey a picture as a gift to the Fourteenth embodiment Bodhisattva of Compassion - The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. "I think to go to the India to give this picture personally for a man who, despite his high status, is very simple, well-wishers and treat with compassion to all living creatures" - said Kremnev.
PRESS SERVICE OF THE ART-REVOLUTION MOVEMENT.
Dmitry Kremnev. "The Words" (diptych "The Truth"). Acrylic. 40 x 30 cm
Dmitry Kremnev. "0" (diptych "The Truth"). Ground. 40 x 30 cm
February 20th, 2009
Ephemeral mists @ 11:03 pm
Ephemeral Mists is a new musical project by composer Brett Branning (also the composer for The synthetic dream foundation & Abandoned Toys). "Moon Ritual" is the debut cd, out now on Mythical records.
The sound of the project is best described as downtempo ambient new age music mixed with ethnic world musics in the vein of "Karma" era Delerium, Amethystium, and Dead Can Dance. Its really a an incredibly beautiful creation and I sincerely recommend it to anyone into newage music styles. I'm looking forward to further releases by this project.
February 10th, 2009
Ashes Of Eve - Pagan friendly music @ 12:34 pm
Apologies for the cross posting and blatant rudeness barging in on your community. We're just trying to get our music out there to the people that we think might appreciate it. No disrespect intended.
Ashes of Eve are a new, dark pop/rock group with a splash of mysticism and a strong pagan/'kin flavour. We've just released our first single "When i'm Sleeping" which can be downloaded free from from the TripleJ Unearthed Website.
If you have the time and inclination, you can rate and review it here. This means a whole lot to us as it can help
us get the the chance for some mainstream radio airplay. We love making creative, likeminded livejournal/myspace friends and can be found
Here on Myspace and
Here on Livejournal
Let us know what you think.
Blessings In Light!
February 9th, 2009
Hi... @ 09:32 pm
I guess the best way to describe me is lost. I have so many questions and am seeking answers. I'm hoping that by joining this community someone can point me in the direction of the answers I seek.
Many people around me believe in a God. I have been to different churches in the hope that something or someone would reach out to me. No such luck. It's only recently that I've started looking for answers elsewhere - Buddhism, philosophy, paganism...
December 31st, 2008
Kundalini - anybody experienced? @ 10:51 pm
I'm Feeling: grateful.
Hello! I am popping in to look for more people who have experienced a full or partial kundalini awakening, or have otherwise strongly experienced kundalini especially in combination with other bodily energies (e.g. called "chi" or "prana"). I have an intellectual suspicion that slightly more and more people will be experiencing this kind of thing as mystical/spiritual teachings spread, which seem largely embraced by the New Age movement.
If not yourself, if you if have resource recommendations or know of other individuals on LJ or elsewhere, that would be gratefully appreciated.
My experiences prompting this:
Due to near-constant awareness practices of body and mind, as well as some meditation, dahn yoga, spiritual friends, qi gong, breathwork, massaging, reiki, and dreamwork... stuff is waking up. Primary teachings currently are from Tolle, Almaas, and Hawkins. Specifically, I seem to experience a very old heart chakra blockage, and as of last night something strange is going on with my crown and brain that isn't physically explainable as I've been taught there are no sensory nerves in the brain. (Pressure came down through my skull like a rod to the center of my skull and made the center and right half of my brain feel buzzing or hot. Now it's faded and just feels like the right side of my brain is woken up, and my nervous system feels overcharged like it's adjusting to a greater volume of raw sensation and perception.) Last night I had my closest spiritually connected friend over after his three months abroad, and the energetic exchange and meditation experiences we had were amazing. We're both waking up in different ways in which we're strongest (me in body, him in heart).
I'll also note some stats:
I give my mind-body no drugs except alcohol very rarely. Body's 21 years old, male, and bisexual. I first started serious psychological self-awareness seven years ago (Myers Briggs, Maslow), initial spiritual awareness five years ago (Enneagram, Eastern spiritualities), and in the past two years a dramatic and self-reinforcing acceleration of certain spiritual and mind-body-energy awareness capacities (Tolle, Hawkins, Almaas, Art of Living organization, various mystics).
If you'd like to friend me for some other reason, or simply if this is interesting, I'd imagine I would benefit and reciprocate. I'm looking for more people who are aligned with this kind of work in general, especially if you happen to have a very open heart chakra. ;-)
Peace -- and Happy New Year! =)
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