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 on: August 21, 2016, 10:09:25 PM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Alchymist
It is a great honour to be chosen by a Goddess; but with the honour comes an awesome responsibility. To be chosen by the Earth Goddess means to be a Witch and a Warrior in defence of the Earth from those who would profane and pollute her..... How you go about dealing with the responsibility is up to you; perhaps, if you listen carefully, She might suggest something for you to do. It may be something as simple as recycling, or going out one day and clearing the debris and garbage from a local creek - or something as vast and complex as studying ecology at University and becoming a campaigner for the Earth like David Suzuki or Rachel Carson...... but the choice, ultimately, is yours alone.

Blessed Be, and may the Goddess guide you.

ALchymist.

 42 
 on: August 21, 2016, 02:27:52 PM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by oldghost
Who is your Goddess ?.Can you tell us what she said and the faces you saw who's faces were they ?. What Marisol said is true to each in their own way .

See if she comes to you in your dreams , do you have your dream journal handy ?. Always be careful when something new happens . Write down all that you remember from your walk. Did you stop at a certain spot, sit by a new tree , hear what could have been the wind ?.

If you were not having negative feelings then you shouldn't have attracted any negative energy to yourself .

Be happy that she came to you so early in your searching for her .

 43 
 on: August 21, 2016, 03:01:50 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Nymree
Thanks Marisol, that does make sense upon reflection :)

 44 
 on: August 20, 2016, 06:43:50 PM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by marisol
Nymree all of us experience deity/or not in individual ways. It may be the Mother is just reassuring you that you are hers, after all is that not what you wanted, to know her better and learn her ways. It sounds as though it was a way of saying she excepts you, that you matter and she is there when you call.

I can understand your feelings, but you didn't invite anything negative into your life. You were dedicating yourself to the Mother, the goddess you chose. She is not a negative deity, or a demon. Your thought was "mine" and she replied "You're mine". It doesn't mean you did anything wrong.
Some experiences are so sudden that they leave us a little shaken. You will be fine.

Blessings

 45 
 on: August 20, 2016, 08:07:30 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Nymree
Today, for the first time, I felt like I was somehow unofficially dedicating myself to Mother Earth. I had a thought pop up; "mine", and assumed it to be my own brain throwing weird and random thoughts at me. It was during a spiritual walk and communion with nature, and when I got home I made an offering. I entered meditation after, really quite easily,even thought I had been struggling this morning, and suddenly a strange sensation washed over me. In my mind's eye, I saw the goddess actually enter my body, and I had several strange sensations wash over me like hot flushes and light-headedness. My arms felt like they were floating, or at least they felt very light. I heard her say several things, greeting me by my name and saying to me "you're mine". I also saw several faces flash up inside my eyelids. Now, before this I have considered deity to be within all of us, and I once accepted a very soft-polytheistic view of nature deity, so this could impact things.

My main question is: is this bad? I know it may just be something to do with subconscious and psychology, and I accept that this could easily be my imagination. It was just a very convincing experience, and I haven't a lot of knowledge in this area - the only advice I ever received was "don't get into witchcraft, or you'll get demons". (I do not have this opinion and mean no offence by repeating it, it's just to clarify my paranoia in the area of strange and unfamiliar experiences.)

Now, I'm slightly paranoid, and I don't want to invite anything negative or manipulative into my life. I'm happy to dedicate myself to the goddess, but I still don't know if I should be paranoid about all of this. "You're mine" is very powerful and slightly discomforting, after all, but then I can't expect deity to work by the perspective of humanity?

Sorry this may sound jumbled - this has only just happened, still feeling a little weird and really funky. Difficult to describe.

Thanks to any and all replies made!

 46 
 on: August 09, 2016, 06:15:42 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Mystik Witch
I was a small boy when I started walking the woods and streams around our house.  My parents were non-demonimational Christians.  I was raised to believe in G-d, but it was only in the wild places that I truly experienced a very close proximity to it.  G-d to me, was always much more than the Christian concept; as a philosophical Christian witch(don't put me in a box); the Christian part is commonly misunderstood.  I don't practice any Christian religion; I merely recognize Jesus of Nazareth as a rebel Rabbi and possibly as a prophet; I'm non Biblical, in that I recognize all gospels of Christianity, even apocryphal(in the Catholic Bible and elsewhere). I also practice the doctrine of reciprocity.  I've never been Wiccan. 

I felt it was more important to build my own belief system based on my life experience and core beliefs rather than try to put them all into an ill-fitting box.  I've been very happy, and don't care much about the approval of others.  I don't talk about it unless asked; when asked I tell the total truth... never been much for closets.. LOL

I like your thinking!!!! I to was raised in a very structured Christian belief religion. It never sat well with me. Since I finally decided to stop trying to conform to their way of thinking. I have become very happy in what I do believe in. I know there are higher powers out there. Exactly who they are is hard to pin point. I was taught there was the G-D head (3 spirits). Can't stick with that. There are many more then just three to my way of thinking. I find it very interesting to study them, their ways, and beliefs. Don't think I will ever find out all I want to know before this life is over. BB! MW

 47 
 on: August 06, 2016, 09:06:21 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Firesong
I was a small boy when I started walking the woods and streams around our house.  My parents were non-demonimational Christians.  I was raised to believe in G-d, but it was only in the wild places that I truly experienced a very close proximity to it.  G-d to me, was always much more than the Christian concept; as a philosophical Christian witch(don't put me in a box); the Christian part is commonly misunderstood.  I don't practice any Christian religion; I merely recognize Jesus of Nazareth as a rebel Rabbi and possibly as a prophet; I'm non Biblical, in that I recognize all gospels of Christianity, even apocryphal(in the Catholic Bible and elsewhere). I also practice the doctrine of reciprocity.  I've never been Wiccan. 

I felt it was more important to build my own belief system based on my life experience and core beliefs rather than try to put them all into an ill-fitting box.  I've been very happy, and don't care much about the approval of others.  I don't talk about it unless asked; when asked I tell the total truth... never been much for closets.. LOL



, and

 48 
 on: August 02, 2016, 08:42:03 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Amberhawk
Yes, I'm right there with Alchymist.

 49 
 on: August 02, 2016, 02:29:18 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Draconis Rex
As an Agnostic myself, I get exactly what you're saying Al.

 50 
 on: August 02, 2016, 01:00:28 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Alchymist
Personally, I tend not to "believe" in anything very much. I suspect a great many things; I suspect, tentatively, that some of them may even be true, in some sense; but I don't believe any of them. That way, if new information and experiences come along, I don't have to change my "beliefs"; I just have to move my suspicions around a bit.

This philosophy, if you can call it that, derives from many, many observations, over far more years than I care to count, that those whose "beliefs" rest on the least amount of real evidence seem to be almost invariably the ones who are the loudest, fiercest, most obnoxious and most inflexible in their defence of them - on the basis, presumably, that "He Who Shouts Loudest, Wins."

Blessed Be everyone, "believers" or not,

Alchymist.

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