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Howdy from Missouri
« on: July 22, 2011, 08:48:25 AM »

Like the iconic Fox Mulder on the sci-fi classic X-files, I want to something.
I'm 49 years old and, so far, I've been Christian, Pagan, Agnostic, and Atheist.
The question is can a skeptic like me overcome my nature enough to allow a bit of...(I'm not sure what) into my life?  Gosh, I hope so.  I really do.  There is a pretty big part of me that wants to believe lighting a candle and thinking positive thoughts can help another person.  --That mixing together certain herbs on a full-moon night and speaking specific words can cause something to happen.  But is the desire to believe strong enough to overcome lack of faith?  Perhaps faith is a habit, so to speak, that needs to be practiced and cultivated in order to grow.  Maybe the more I do it, the more natural it will feel to me.  Again, I hope so.  Because I really do want to believe...

The personal stuff:  I've been married to a great guy for 25 years.  We have 2 kids between us.  Well, I *say* kids--my daughter is 30 and his son is 28.  We live in the country, on land my family has owned for probably a century.  No one knows I'm exploring a Pagan path.  I'm not embarrassed or ashamed; I simply don't feel the need to bare my soul at this point in time.  Thanks for reading.
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Re: Howdy from Missouri
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 08:56:21 AM »

Hey there!  I'm in the Lou here! 

As for faith, the bible says all it takes is faith the size of a grain of mustard seed.  I figure if it works for them in their religion, it will work for me in mine.

I wouldn't stress over anything, I'm really thinking you might want to research a Native American Path, one based on nature. 

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Re: Howdy from Missouri
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 11:19:12 AM »

Welcome PaleLady. In your quest the only true path to follow is the one that your heart leads you on . here you can find guides that can help you and friends . Faith is what you make of it , believe , search find your way .
"Everything I know I learned by listening and watching . Nowadays people learn out of books instead . Doctors study what man has learned . I pray to understand what man has forgotten ." Vernon Cooper


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Re: Howdy from Missouri
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 11:54:54 AM »

Many faiths say all it needs is the teeny-est tiny-est seed. Nuture it and it will grow. Ignore it and it will with and die. If you work on it, it will work for you. 

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Re: Howdy from Missouri
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 12:37:46 AM »

Welcome Palelady
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Re: Howdy from Missouri
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 08:13:15 PM »

Welcome! I live in missouri too, hope you find your way.
?Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.? -Dr. Seuss
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