How you think about the world around you
creates the world within you. Choose to focus on the blessings within,
the peace and stability you do have within your life and you can create
more of that around you.
Yesterday the world began a down fall into
fear and trepidation as the markets around the world began to plummet
after the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by S&P. As the
stock market fell throughout the day, the fear and trepidation grew
greater and moved around the world. (Dow suffers its worst
one-day loss since December 2008, plummeting 632 points, closing below
11,000 - CNNMoney)
Here in the U.S. many people fell into the
clutches of fear created by a single group of individuals with a hidden
agenda. One that cannot be explained with reason, but overtime may come
to light. People around the world are already suffering with
instability, but it's important to remember that we all create our own
path. We can allow the fears of others to control our destiny or we can
stay calm and rise above the fray to view our own personal situation
from a point of spiritual enlightenment.
There's a reason and lesson in everything
that crosses your path. Take time to meditate and look within yourself,
be honest about your view, your perspective on things, how you view
your world. Be open to the hard lessons you're being given to learn and
overcome. How you think creates your path for the day, week, month and
year. Try to remind yourself that the GreatSpirits will take care of
you, will place you on the path that's right for you. Even when
everyone else is faltering, you can rise above and succeed. Just
believe in yourself, believe in your ability to connect with the force
of Divine creation in your life and you will create the path you
August 19, 2011 - Pagans &
The silly season of Presidential elections
has spurred a lot of interest from the Pagan community. The Separation
of Church and State is even more important than ever before and Pagans
are trying to make their voices heard.
Pagan Metaphysics/Witchcraft is one of the
fastest growing religions in America today. As well as around the
world. Many people are becoming disillusioned with the unethical
actions, politics and overpowering control that fundamentalist
religions are expressing and pushing in our world today. And many are
looking for peaceful alternatives. "Membership in Wiccan,
Deity, Druid and Pagan sects has been skyrocketing -- up from an
unregistered blip in 1990 to more than 350,000 as of 2001" according to
an article in the Washington
As the level of strict religious views
rises in our political discourse, we have received a huge amount of
eMail from researchers, pagan activists and those new the path asking
for information that outlines the opinions of Pagans from a
faith/belief perspective on today's many issues. While we cannot speak
for the opinions of all Pagans, we can discuss the basic principles
outlined in the teachings of Pagan Metaphysical theology.
The following is a general description of
how Metaphysical Theology views some of todays hot topics.
It is important to note that Pagan
Metaphysics strives for peace and harmony within the Divine Universe
and within the individual being. Through mutual respect and acceptance
we can discover and acquire peace for all and create a world that is
harmonious for everyone.
Here we start with the concepts of
animal and nature. Metaphysics teaches us that we (as humans) are part
and connected to the seen and unseen forces in the natural Universe.
Every species in the animal kingdom has some expression of
homosexuality within it. Humans, being one of those animal species, we
are no different. From a position of faith, homosexuality is not
condemned or considered to be a 'sin'. It is viewed as a choice of
spirit to set lessons upon one's physical path in life to learn from
and experience. It's no different than any other social choice that a
spirit may choose, such as being an only child, or being born in a
certain country. Each of these choices will set different lessons on
ones path based on upbringing and culture. The bottom line is:
Homosexually is openly accepted.
Same Sex Marriage
Based on the acceptance of
homosexuality, Metaphysical beliefs support any relationship that is
based on love and mutual respect. It should not matter who you love, as
love is the greatest force in nature. The bottom line is: Same Sex
Marriage is supported.
This one can get complicated, because
there are several Metaphysical concepts in motion here. Starting with
the process of reincarnation. As a spirit begins to define the outline
of their life (what we call the Spiritual Blueprint), it makes
agreements with other spirits to interact with in order to resolve
shared karmic debt and credit. In other words, you choose who your
mother will be long before you are conceived. That choice defines a
general set of spiritual lessons to be learned that will be influenced
by a variety of events associated with that choice. For instance, an
individual can create a different set of lessons by choosing to
incarnate as an American vs. an African. A different set of
circumstances will be presented to an only child vs. a large family and
At the moment of conception the soul
attaches itself to the physical fetus, but does not move into the
'body' until much later. Some writings explain the soul enters the
physical body during labor, others define a specific time, such as once
the physical body has fully formed in the womb. Additionally a soul may
choose the experiences associated with being a child conceived from
rape, in a test tub, or artificial insemination. Each of these also
have varying lessons that will be faced based on the circumstances
surrounding the event of conception.
Additionally, while in spirit we are
fully aware of energy and it's probable manifestation. For instance, a
soul can see ahead of time that a woman in physical form will go
through circumstances that will cause her to choose abortion vs going
through a pregnancy. For karmic reasons a spirit may choose to connect
to that mother to be, knowing full well an abortion will take place. It
may choose to do this as a method of repaying or resolving karmic debt.
Because we have free will and choice, a
primary belief in Metaphysical belief, an individual person can alter
choices while in physical form. For instance, a mother to be may
initially intended to become a mother, but other circumstances could
impact that decision and she changes the plans of her spiritual
blueprint. This impacts the agreements made between her and the soul
that has attached to the fetus. If the pregnancy is terminated there
will be a karmic debt owed to the soul of the baby from the soul of the
From these perspectives Abortion is not
seen as a sin or viewed as murder. Bottom line is: It's a personal
choice between a woman's soul and the soul of the fetus she carries.
Karma covers the consequences of choices by both.
Metaphysical theology aligns itself
closely with physics. Where physics is the study of the natural seen
world, metaphysics is the study of first principles or the natural
unknown or unseen world. You can't have one without the other. From
this perspective Metaphysics relies on science to answer the question
to a point. Even modern astrophysics cannot answer the question of
first principles when it comes to the creation of the Universe. It can
define and provide scientific proof of the physical evolution, but ask
where did that rock come from that exploded during the Big Bang? At
some point there is a starting point, an ultimate beginning.
This is where Metaphysical thought
comes into play. Metaphysical theology defines the Divine as pure
In The Beginning... there
was the Great Spirit, God, Goddess, the Divine - there are many names
for this consciousness including "The All", "The Everything", the
essence of everything in the universe. This Divine consciousness wanted
to expand it's self and through it's own energy it created a physical
The Divine was happy with
what it had done, and wanted to expand again. Once again utilizing it's
being the Divine expanded the physical mass it had created from itself
and the Big Bang occurred. At this point we have the concepts of belief
meeting modern human science. Metaphysics teaches that each of these
are the same thing and we can see that here. We have the Divine
intervention of the Big Bang and the subsequent evolution there after.
The Galaxies were created and life formed on the planets. The evolution
of spiritual beings began, but that evolution started from Divine touch
The bottom line is: We believe in the
Divine creation of the Big Bang and the subsequent evolution there
Metaphysics believes that all faiths
have a right to exist, are valid and are more alike than they are
different. However, which spiritual path one follows is based on choice
and free will. It cannot be pushed or installed in ones brain. Because
of this belief in equality, Metaphysics supports the concept of
Separation of Church and State.
The bottom line is: Creation should not
be taught in public schools to protect the rights of all faiths over
the enforced view of one faith.
In Metaphysical theology, everything in
life revolves around a wheel. Some call it the Wheel of Life, a
Medicine Wheel, or Magikal Circle. This approach is often seen in
nature as well. Being part of the Divine Natural Universe, the Earth
too moves through cyclical periods. Climate change is one of these
cycles. While humans have definitely contributed to the pollution and degeneration of Earth's atmosphere,
it's not the initial cause of Global warming or cooling. But it is a
contributing factor that must be addressed if humankind is going to
sustain planetary resources that will in turn sustain humankind.
The bottom line is: We believe the
scientific communities warnings about the human impact on the climate.
But we also believe that climate change is a natural force that is
cyclical and has been shown in ice core history from the
Metaphysical theology believes there
are Universal Laws that govern the Divine Universe. Karma is one of
these laws, also known as the Law of Accountability. There is no
escaping this law for an individual spirit, whither it's paid for in
the physical incarnation, in spirit, or in a later incarnation. On a
spiritual level the karmic debt will be faced.
As incarnated beings we make choices to
establish laws of governance. A person who does not adhere to these
laws takes on both spiritual karma and the consequence of the physical
world. There is a great deal of choice and free will involved with
these events. From the choice to commit a crime, to the choices made by
a judge, attorneys or jury in the prosecution of the criminal. For
instance, Texas and Virginia are known for their use of the death
penalty in murder cases. If a person decided to commit murder in Texas
or Virginia vs. Iowa, a different set of consequences will be in play
based on the law of the land.
The bottom line is: Free will and
choice dictate the consequences of ones actions which will be played
out through the implementation of the physical laws of the land.
Contrary to what some perceive, the
Metaphysical path isn't all white light and love. If I stand before you
and you hit me, shame on you. If you hit me a second time, shame on me.
A person can chose to stand up for themselves and protect their
physical being, but within reason and with an equal reaction. Slap me
and I may slap you back with no qualms or regrets.
That concept carries forward from the
mundane slap to the extreme violent attacks of terrorism. The recurring
theme in all these issues is the Law of Accountability. Yes you have
free will and choice, but your actions, no matter what they are, have
consequences in both the spiritual and physical worlds. Sometimes those
consequences come from the free will and choices of others to return
the gesture in equal expression. A slap for a slap, a bombing for a
The bottom line is: If you try to
impose your views on others, don't be surprised if one day they come
back to impose their will upon you. This is true for individuals,
companies, societies and governments. Those actions of return may come
in this lifetime, or they could come centuries later.
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