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Aug 09, 2011 - A Message From SpringWolf
 
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 desire.
 

 
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August 19, 2011 - Pagans & Politics
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 Post.
 
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.
 
  Gays & Lesbians
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. 
 
  Abortion
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 so on.
 
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 mother.
 
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.
 
  Creation vs. Evolution
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 energy.
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 mass.
 
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 and intervention.
 
The bottom line is: We believe in the Divine creation of the Big Bang and the subsequent evolution there after.
 
  Teaching Creation vs. Evolution
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.
 
  Climate Change
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 Antarctic.
 
  Crime & Punishment
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.
 
  Terrorism
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 bombing.
 
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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August 31, 2011 - Pagan Metaphysics 101 Announced
 
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