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Fae

Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« on: July 09, 2007, 11:45:50 am »
Does anyone here have faith in a specific Goddess, or believe that the divine spirit is female?

Do you find yourself more spiritual instead of religious?  Is there a difference?

I define my religion as Goddess Spirituality, as in I do believe that the divine spirit is female.  I gather my strength from her and from others around me, and the world as a whole.  I believe that everything and everyone has a spirit, and I definately think that there is a great spirit (some have called this spirit "Gaia" in reference to the world as a whole) looking over me.  It's a strong possibility that this great spirit is Mother Nature, because I feel very calm and relaxed when surrounded by nature (say, in the forest or walking thru a garden).  I think my spirituality differs from Wicca because I don't believe ceremonies or doing something special during specific times of the year are necessary.

Anyone care to share their thoughts?

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 07:04:58 pm »
Hi Fae, If you are still around I just want to say that I have enjoyed reading your article. I am empathic and have many sensitivities to different energies, natural and otherwise, like sensing storms, earthquakes, and other man-made catastrophes.

I believe in the Sacred Feminine. According the Qabalah, the Sacred Feminine is equal to the Source. Source, according to the, Qabalah was named Aleph and Aleph created Yod, a mirror image and copy of itself.

Since they could not be together Source gave Sacred Feminine the gift of bringing forth life to the universes. Yes, "Gaia," in reference to the world as a whole or Great Spirit is all part of the universal nature of all within creation.

No two people worship or believe alike, possibly in similar aspects of faith but none exactly alike. There are probably as many different ways of seeing or understanding certain concepts of faith and belief as there are human minds thinking and feeling them.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 10:15:44 pm »
I believe in the Sacred Feminine. According the Qabalah, the Sacred Feminine is equal to the Source. Source, according to the, Qabalah was named Aleph and Aleph created Yod, a mirror image and copy of itself.

This does not make any sense - what is yod? What is the Source and why was it named Aleph? What is the Qabalah?

Can we expect the divine to be gendered?

So many questions..... ???

Wicca is based on animism. You might want to check animism out as it is a more fundamental base for lots of spiritual paths.

David W. Shelton

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007, 11:07:38 pm »
Actually, Wicca is essentially pantheism, not animism. It is a worship of nature as deity, rather than so much worshipping individual deities that are in nature.

Interesting thread!

The Quabalah is basically Jewish mysticism.

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 07:47:23 am »
Hi again, Yes the elements in nature are all parts of Source and Source is all that is in creation.

The North American Natives also believe in the forces of nature as being of the spirit, or many spirit levels within The Great Spirit. All working in harmony with the elements of nature.

The Qabalah is a mystic Hebrew text used by Jewish society before the advent of the Christian book, the Bible. Actually the origin of this text predates before ancient recorded history. All I was trying to illustrate basically is that there are two forces at work, and both are equal in their divinity. The sacred Feminine and the sacred Masculine. The age of Aquarius is the return of the Sacred Feminine that will balance of all the forces of Universe to be as One.

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Posted on: September 04, 2007, 12:59:50 AM
Hi, You may check out my message board links in the blue strip to the left of the message window in my website in Yahoo Groups Empathics an Intuitives. I have a wide variety of spiritual informational links there that I have collected through the years, including The Sacred Feminine.

I am not certain but I take it that one shouldn't be posting links to other sites here.

Cindy
 

David W. Shelton

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 04:14:42 pm »
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Hi, You may check out my message board links in the blue strip to the left of the message window in my website in Yahoo Groups Empathics an Intuitives. I have a wide variety of spiritual informational links there that I have collected through the years, including The Sacred Feminine.

I am not certain but I take it that one shouldn't be posting links to other sites here.

Cindy
 
Informational links are welcome. It's only if the links are commercial that we scrutinize. If you'd like to run them by me, just PM the links to me and I'll check 'em out and gladly post them once I review them.

THANKS

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007, 05:15:20 pm »
Hi David, thanks I can certainly do that, Probably simpler that way then sending people board hopping to get to the information. I'll drop off the links to you a little later today.
 
Cindy


Posted on: September 04, 2007, 04:38:41 PM
Hi David, I tried to send the links through your email and your profile and the Moderator thingie but couldn't get into any of them to send. Can you tell me how or where I can send the links to?

I would love to bring any information on the spiritual part of life to anyone that is interested.

Cynthia

NickSister

Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 11:07:00 pm »
Actually, Wicca is essentially pantheism, not animism. It is a worship of nature as deity, rather than so much worshipping individual deities that are in nature.

Interesting thread!

The Quabalah is basically Jewish mysticism.


I always thought it was more like animism with the whole diety aspect simply being the godification (personification) of the energy that makes up different parts of nature. Perhaps I just encountered a different interpretation on wicca? Or maybe it was just my interpretation when I was a witch. Oh well, learn something new every day.

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 05:10:23 am »
Hi NickSister

You are on the right track. The problem with defining mysticism and the gods and goddesses there about as many definitions out there as there are individual minds conceiving them. But if one reads carefully through these teachings you will find where they just don't appear to connect with anything but upon closer inspection there are many parts of it that have similarities in meaning.

I know this can get kind of confusing if one is a novice in trying to interpret the spiritual aspect of our physical beings, But our souls reside on all of the many metaphysical levels or dimensions where we are all connected as one to in the spirit. Just take what you believe or understand to be true to yourself and discard what doesn't. But as for myself I do not discard anything, I store these bits and pieces of information away for later reference and at times you can be quite surprised what enlightenment you could pick up from the most unlikely person. This new bit of information could be invaluable in piecing together yet another piece to the puzzle together and adding to a greater part of the picture.

The Metaphysical and spiritual can not be comprehended in one sitting if you are so inclined it will take years of research and reading and asking questions from those that are more highly learned and evolved in the field of the metaphysical and spiritual aspect of our being.

Have you checked out the links David put up for us? They are of a reliable source and quite educational.

With Love

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Posted on: September 06, 2007, 08:46:09 PM
If you wish to be who you truly are then you may have to look at the world about you from a different angle.  Also, take a good look within yourself to see the woman you truly are.  Touch her, feel her, know her, then be her.

There are as many colors within the range of human emotions, feelings, and perceptions as there are in the spectrum of humanly visible light so the number of possible outcomes is without counting.  This is why it is important to look at the world with reference to who you truly are to yourself and find the true you, the one without guile or error, your inner self.  You might need to feel all of the colors that you can possibly feel to learn what you need to know, and like many other things in this imperfect world, certain combinations can hurt a lot when embraced.  You will learn to quickly let go of what does not serve you well.

Once you have made up your mind and have determined who you are, you will have found the inner self.  Then you can go forth in pride without fear or uncertainty. If you have looked at yourself as mentioned above there will be no room for uncertainty in your spiritual walk.

Always come from the purest part of the heart of your true self. Walking the spiritual path is not the easiest to walk, but it has many wonderful benefits, not the least among which are a good self-image, self esteem, the knowledge of being an equal (in a few cases, above) with the rest of the world, and happy with whom you sleep and awake when you are alone.

Same would go for those who walk the opposite path for their same result.

May the Infinite bless you all on your journey in this world of uncertainties. 

Cindy

Posted on: September 07, 2007, 12:35:14 AM
Elder's Meditation of the Day October 25

"What does it matter how long I pray, so long as my prayers are answered?"

--Sitting Bull, HUNKPAPA LAKOTA
Too often we worry about the words we use in prayer. We focus on the words. What really counts is the spirit and intent behind our words. It is the spirit and intent that the Creator responds to. He reads and listens to our heart. Prayer isn't only when we fold our hands and pray. Prayer is when we talk to the Creator even when we are walking down a path or sitting on a hill or walking in the mountains. The Elders say, walk in prayer. We should be willing to talk with the Great One.

Great Spirit, today I will pray to You all day. Listen to my heart.

Cindy

BriannaKatherine

Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 03:26:14 pm »
honestly i identify greatly with this entire topic, when i first journeyed religion/spirituality kept trying to fit into ones that wouldnt fit but eventually got to the point where i am now which is i beleive in the divine spirit, that goddess is. That there are different archtype aspects of the goddess. honestly i am not certain what name i ascribe to the one i am connected with..right now i beleive its Danu. i have an interesting observation. that many of the goddess's who have Trans Priestesses or Priests are combination of  sacred sexuality/love and war. there are exceptions but majority seem to have that patern.

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 08:34:53 pm »
Hi Brianna
Trans people are also 2 spirited. Walking in both spirit worlds of female and male. To the North American Natives this was a sign of great medicine and often these individuals were given the position of Shaman. The Goddess or Divine feminine watched over this individual equally by the divine masculine  If one wishes to speak of genders, the genders were as yin and yang, one balancing and complimenting the other.

Cindy 

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2008, 09:15:28 am »
a question i have is why it is that certain people are connected entirely to one and not the other, myself and  a close friend of mine who is lesbian are exclusively connected with the divine feminine aspect, and not at all with the male aspect. the archtype that both me and her are bound to are similar both are goddesses of both love and battle. just an odd observation that i have been wondering about some time.

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Re: Goddess Spirituality / Spirituality
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 03:23:45 pm »
Hi, Brianna,
Good question, but one that is answerable.

Like your lesbian friend would be more on the same vibrational field towards the energy of another female. Vice versa with a man. It's in the way we are wired.

Even though I was supposed to be a boy I felt more comfortable with the girls. Just like any of the others that are gender variant they really don't feel or attracted to the female or male energy nor will they necessarily chose either. Maybe they are attracted to one or the other but they feel more comfortable as neither.

A person is vibrating at this level because they feel more comfortable this way. Some start out as trans folks but do not complete their journey. This can happen especially to one who has undergone some very traumatic experiences. It is also sometimes necessary to awaken the inner self to know who you truly are. Like all the different levels of rainbow colors ,Which do you vibrate the most with? Which one will you choose?

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008, 12:16:56 am »
as odd or as .. stereotypical it may sound. the color i vibrate most with is indigo. not so much as me choosing it as much as just what is.  i am connected strongly to my 3rd eye and have experienced some clairvoyance though much much more in way of clairsentience. the thing that bothes me still that i have not been able to figure out, though not certain how much OT this is, i have never been able to 'see' Her or feel 'Her' just trusting in my instincts more than anything else. have helped other people see theiur guardians and teachers but have never seen my own. and that entire issue has cause me more grief spiritually than almost any other one.

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 01:20:39 am »
My Guardian appeared to me as a ghost when I was 9 years old and for a time she went away for nearly 30 years until just last summer when my soul mate and I were into an automobile accident. A rear ender while we were waiting for the lights to change. The van was totaled but we walked out with only a few bruises.

When we got back home was when I started noticing this shadow flitting around at the peripheral of my vision. My room mate has seen her as well. We were living in Ontario then, and we have since moved to BC and the shadow came with us, I named her Casandra. This had been the name I had given this entity when I first met her when I was a kid. I have found no reason to name her a different name.

I also have clairvoyance, clairsentiant claireaudient and feel other peoples moods and feeling and even thoughts at times, I can see auras except mine so I can not be certain what my aura is. But I do love the rainbow ones they are so beautiful, North American Natives called those who had rainbow auras the rainbow people.

As for the clarevoyance I am not certain I care that much for that one. I thankfully have mostly some realy wonderful awsomly beautiful visions but I have also had some teribly frightning and painful ones as well. 

Cindy

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2008, 09:31:16 pm »
I have some personal theories about Babylon I have formed in the past few years if anyone is interested and have a sufficiently inquisitive enough mind to hear those theories.

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2008, 02:08:00 am »
I dont have a problem with you posting things you have learned cindy.

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2008, 06:49:05 am »
And this http://www.spiralgoddess.com/SiteMap.html

Let's hear your thoughts, Cindy, please.

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2008, 04:33:38 pm »
Hi darkcrab
Well hon so do a lot of other people who think I'm a fake, well so be it. How can one prove that which is spiritual and unseen to those that are not sufficiently awake. Even though most of what I wanted to present is a theory that I have built on intuition and instinct and learning from teachings of the metaphysical and the multiple realities. I would be wasting my time, there already to many fakes out there and I have no desire to to add my name among them. I have already done that to many times already.

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