A couple weeks ago, waiting for the cable company(which btw STILL hasn't fixed the problem;>)I started to re-read old journals. I've been doing them since the late 70's but lost those before the mid 80's when I moved to DC back in the late 80's. They've been very informative, though not always in a positive manner;>. I can at least say that there has been a movement toward Positive Growth continually over the decades. Not as great as I'd have wished or hoped but better now than in the beginning. One thing that was really noticeable was that the older the entry, the more likely it to do with Magic in some form. Maybe it's good that the 1st few yrs of my Path logged got lost;>! Looking back, I wonder how I had time for Work and a Life with all Crafting being logged(and I know dern well that a LOT didn't...I'm not that diligent a journaller;>!). I think a lot of us in the alt.rel community when we start off on our Paths we tend to go overboard with the Spellkraft. It's just sooooo kewel;>!!!! Later, as you Grow, you not only realize how to Work better, you also realize when NOT TO. Sometimes I think a lot of the krap that happens to us later on our Paths is simply the Weird/Orlog/Karma/etc form our Magical Actions early on. Like a lot of folks, I didn't Understand back then why my Elders who were fairly Evolved(I lucked out) did very little Magic and did ONLY after much Introspection. If I knew where they were today I think I'd apologize for being such a royal Pain...... Cheers, Pat
So, while waiting for tech #7 day before yesterday I was browsing my metaphysical library and looked through some of my old notebooks/journals. As anyone whose journalled for a significant amt of time knows, this is an Interesting Experience.....not necessarily a Pleasant one;>. And since I have mine from the late 80's on(the earlier ones were lost when I 1st moved to the Gulf Coast in the early 90's), that's a lot of self-indulgent whining, scattered with minute bits of wisdom. For some reason one from the late 80's when I was Working with Flower Essences caught my eye. One bit was my self-diagnosis of Gentian/Hornbeam Personality. Re reading my notes and my Bach Flower books I was in a way pleased to note the diagnosis held up AND that I carried less of the Negative aspects of those personality types....though less than I would have liked since almost 25 yrs had passed since;>! It also reminded me of my life studies. While they LOOK diverse, they tend to focus in 2 areas, Healing and Botany. Even my studies of Runestaves tended to focus on the use of them to deal with ailments. Reading these entries reminded me of one of the greatest Weaknesses those of us in the alt.rel community have; the distraction of the new and shiny(which in the case of jewelry and cutlery literally;>!). It takes Discipline to NOT drop what you're Working on to a new Modality before you've Mastered it. I admit I DON'T. I also admit that I'm better than a lot of folks I know too, so I don't beat myself up too much;>. Just being on this platform is a form of Journalling and rereading archived material if you've been on a while can be just as revealing...or disappointing. Still, I think it's a "Good Thing" to ever so often get out an old journal at random and read, if only to see how your earlier self dealt with life's lessons. Cheers, Pat
Donald Trump has reached the level of the real President of the USA.
I can see just now that Trump has reached the level of the real President of the USA. His strength of a lion, his speed of a jaguar and his long sight of an eagle let him raise the USA to an absolutely new level – the level of civilization.
The cooperation with Russia as the most important friend of the USA will help the world discover existence of our land, the planet in the new dimension.
I think that the way Trump has chosen is a real historic one, being very important for our times and for the future generations.
From NCTE: "the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (the agency that administers health benefits for Federal employees and retirees) issued a carrier letter to their insurance plans instructing them that they can no longer maintain blanket exclusions of transition-related care.
Earlier this week I was riding on a bus and this guy asked me if I was Christian, I said, "No". He then asked if I believe in God, I replied, "I believe in the Goddess" (I'm a Dianic Pagan). I had to say that several times because he kept saying, "In God?".
"You don't believe in God?"
"I believe in the Goddess" I'm a pagan (of course, there are different kinds of paganism).
He turned around to the other passengers and went on about there has to be a God because of this and this and this.
How ignorant was this guy being? Is it just me or did he assume I'm an atheist, not there is anything wrong with being atheist?
Before he got off the bus he said he reads a lot (I wonder if he really does).
I know. It’s not even Samhain ;>! One thing I’ve learned is that to get them to Work, you have to plan ahead so…… What I do is decide what I want to do before Samhain. I usually plan a Mundane and a Metaphysical project. After Samhain I “testdrive” them; see if they are feasible. If they are, I go full bore after New Years. This yr I might just start after the Celtic New Year because for at least the Metaphysical projects they are reoccurring ones. The 1st is Runestaves. I 1st started in the mid 80’s. The last was the early 00’s. The 2nd is Old English, which I studied in the 00’s as well(previous languages were Old Norse and Irish Gaelic). I have all I need for the Runewerk; all the Runepoems in Origin al Languages as well as mult translations, classes taken and notes kept on both classes, workshoppes and Meditations ON. For OE, I’m adding textbooks that weren’t available to me last time thanks to the expansion of the internet. The Mundane project(s) are mainly dealing with my new “Learning Experience”, Type 2 Diabetes. Luckily, I’m still at the pill stage and would like to stay that way as long as possible(I managed “prediabetic” for almost a decade). Thankfully, being a bit of a “Foodie” as well as cook I’m functional in a number of cuisines, most of which tend to have lower Diabetes than Western European/American. Actually, the biggest problem I see is breaking a half century habit of cereal for breakfast;>! So, do you all have any cooking? Cheers, Pat
I want to do a finding a new home spell but many of those spells having directions about pictures and/or ads for homes. Are pictures and/or ads for homes neccessary? Is visualization of the home and/or giving an ASL/PSE/verbal discription of the home enough?