August 23rd 2010, 07:32 PM #1
In a funny voice as in the Seinfeld episode...
Not very active. I wonder if something can be read into that.
Anyway to anyone who visits here:
Hi! I'm Meribast. I'm a neo-pagan or if you like Neo-Pagan. I'm of the Tameran variety before I even heard of the name. No, l'm *not* wiccan or if you like Wiccan. I do believe the rede and the three-fold rule are good, simple life phiosophies and much more really need not be elaborated for intelligent folk.
If you aren't so intelligent you'll need to have it spelled out for you in loads of books so you can try to look for the loopholes. For those who understand and follow it, there are no loopholes, as we follow the spirit and the letter of the law.
I believe in reincarnation not as something that just happens but as a personal choice to return. Where we end up is not our specific choice perhaps. Life is not difficult because it is punishment but are challenges we have accepted as conditions to speed our return to corporeality and the world of sensation. I don't know if someone else has espoused this as their conception of what life beyond this plane is about. This came to me during a period of deep reflection upon mortality and the seeming unfairness of life. Knowing you have chosen your life circumstances makes it more bearable in that you have had some form of control, whether control is an illusion or not.
(Is it apparent I have studied Buddhism some?)
I believe that when we die our soul/spirit/whatever that animated our bodies for a time returns from whence it came and their is possibly a finite amount of souls in existence more than have ever been on Earth at any one time.
There may be a Hall of Reflection and/or the Hall of Waiting. From this place we may or may not be able to see planes of corporeal existence. We cannot interact with it. We cannot feel in this place as we know feeling here in life. We crave that sensation to feel joy and to feel pain, without which we could not appreciate joy.
I believe that returning is part of a lottery. Acceding to negative conditions and occurence in a future life bumps your normal priority as there is limited amounts of perfect lives and circumstances available and of course many would prefer lives as close to perfect as possible. Unfortunately there are more imperfect situations and lives available. Some of us go back for a purpose to do either good or evil, depending on what faction you are part of. Some are neutral and only return out of the desire to have sensation again. These people are often discernable. Coming back to imperfect circumstances is a wager against your power to overcome such things and fulfill your decided purpose. Often these intentions are forgotten in the pain of transition and birth and being overwhelmed and distracted by the vagaries of life and often we get distracted by sensation and the attempt to lose one's self to it. Those of us that are constantly looking for something that seems absent are those that came with a purpose but forgot. Sometimes we find or remember it. Sometimes we find a subsitute that is at least satisfying but not as satisfying as the one we actually came for. Sometimes we get frustrated at being unable to find what we came for and for which we braved the unpleasantness that can be in those lives. Those are the ones that give up and return. The inconsiderate and insensitive rarely suicide if ever. It is usually the more intelligent and sensitive for whom their negative situations are too much to bear, when they feel their purpose if any is unrealizable or unattainable, that their potential will never have a chance to be fulfilled. Thus they seek that vaguely sensed but unarticulable "do-over."
Anyone who achieves suicide is actually meant to complete it. If it were against the God's will they would not alow it. Thus those persons are allowed their soul to return to the Hall of Reflection; those who still have a chance to achieve their purpose are not allowed the "do-over." They must continue on in the face of adversity to struggle to achieve their purpose.
I think that there are helpers that come to Earth as well. Some come in the forms of animals. Some come in the form of intangible, unseeable beings that can affect dreams and events at times. Not all of us have them. Some come upon request if we are in a certain spiritual state of receptivity and genuine need. These helpers bring us love and hope for however long needed to bolster us to continue living and strive to fulfilling our purpose. To be embodied, each in our separate envelopes of flesh, can be terribly lonely. Most of us were social beings and we yearn to be with others and to truly join with them. Thus are our sexaholics keep trying uncessfully to achieve that union by joining of the flesh and ultimately feeling empty because they never can achieve it. We should not deny ourselves pleasure in and of itself as being bad, as that is one of the benefits of being corporeal, just as long as it is not at someone else's expense (and that includes all creatures capable of thought of any kind and sensation) and as long as we do not pursue sensation to the exclusion of all else. It can be a distraction from our purpose. We must forget the selfish thoughts about hoarding resources for ourselves to the exclusion of others while here. That promotes suffering for our fellow travelers and souls.
This is part of what I believe, and may seem "way out there" to many but I hope someone may say be touched by this idea whether a fancy or true remembrance as having merit and offering relief from feeling that their lives are beyond their control.
I also belief that worship is a form of psychic energy and power given to our Gods/Goddesses. If you give power to a God that encourages hate or intolerance, that is what your power is going to support. Gods and Goddesses are like memes that with belief they become thought-forms capable of affecting reality. Why give power to a Thought-form that causes eathquakes, destruction and plagues? That is what you will get if more people give power to such a thought-form than one that brings peace, unconditional love, understanding and acceptance. "Be the change you would make in the world." I don't know who first said that, but it is wise and a good thing.
May you know peace and love.
August 24th 2010, 08:04 PM #2
Yo whats up?
August 25th 2010, 08:36 PM #3
Meribast, merry meet.. Welcome to Tweb.
Blessed Be, DurLet there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
August 30th 2010, 09:35 PM #4
thanks for the acknowledgments. Merry meet and merry part.
September 4th 2010, 06:25 AM #5
September 4th 2010, 06:29 AM #6
Howdy, y'all!I have been honored as an Enemy of Nee™ and LAu Tzu hasn't!
"You are banned. You are not a Christian for Christians don't accuse brothers and sisters in Christ of being non-Christian." --Troy Brooks
September 4th 2010, 10:24 AM #7
What's up, Senor Crow?
September 21st 2010, 05:43 PM #8
Re: Helloooooooo?Go with the flow the river knows.
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Gifts of jade-silk change weapons and war into peace and friendship.
I do not know, therefore I think . . . and everything is in pencil.