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Thread #55567 Message #868038
Posted By: JennyO
16-Jan-03 - 01:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: If there is a God why is he hiding?
Subject: RE: BS: If there is a God why is he hiding?
Doug R, pagans do believe in god/goddess/great spirit, whatever you like to call it, only not as a separate deity which sits up there in heaven. If you read my previous post, I think it explains it a little bit.
Having been brought up in the Christian church, what I always felt was missing was a sense of connection. God was portrayed as a sort of Spencer Tracy type of figure who looks down at us poor sinners, passing judgment and dispensing crumbs of mercy to those who gave their lives to Him. This just did not feel right to me, because I always believed in the goodness of people. Looking back now, I can see that a lot of the things that Jesus said were misunderstood, and that the Christian Church as I experienced it was not what was intended by one of the great shamans of history.
Once I decided to go with my intuition, things started to fall into place. I feel more in common with some of the old spiritualities, such as the Native American and Australian Aboriginal, who are more at one with their world, and see a great spirit, or energy, running through everything, and us as part of that energy. It is not so much a belief as an inner knowing, once you have experienced it. Being part of that energy, we are able to make a difference with not only our actions, but our thoughts, which also have energy. So we can create what we want.
"I", my higher self has many lifetimes. Jenny is only one of them. It is a continual process of learning and evolution. The whole of the universe is going through this process and I am a part of it. It is hard to say it all in one post, but the main thing is that I feel connected to everything and this knowledge gives me much more love and respect for other beings than I ever had growing up in the christian church.
There is a book by Gary Zukav, called "Seat of the Soul", which says a lot of things better than I can.