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  1. I use to think reincarnation was bunk, but then I experienced what I believe to have been two of my previous lives, one as an Asian and another as a Black Man. I don't really believe they happen along a linear time line though. They might all be hapening at once like all the radio stations on your FM dial and we choose which one to focus on for periods of time. I was praying and worshipping the Christian God when the experiences occured out of no where.
  2. Celtic Woman when they performed at the Castle in Ireland.
  3. The mineral crystal I feel resonates with me most is druzy Chrysocolla..I even call the beautiful one I own my son.
  4. String Theory would seem to point to all the strings dancing to some tune it would seem.
  5. Atwater Vitki thank you for sharing and bringing your Unique perspectives to us all. You have brought much joy and warmth into my heart through your postings. I have placed a special mineral totem on my sacred altar to channel love and healing energies your way for when I sit before it and meditate.
  6. Maybe some good imagery technique could reinforce your stand against smoking. When I imagined beer as nothing more than urine it was easy to stop drinking even though I was never what one could call an alcoholic. Maybe if you imagine cigarettes being something really disgusting that makes your skin crawl and imagining putting that thing to your lips and sucking in on the arsenic and puss globulest it will help some. I just made my own skin crawl lol
  7. I love that name Chaplain Melody it just rolls off my tongue like poetry. But as an EMT I'm sure you've seen just as many times that prayer hasn't worked. What gives you the impression that it does work. You've seen times when it has and hasn't worked, what makes you feel that it does work over and beyond what statistically could be seen as just natural events?
  8. Good luck with quitting Muph!!! I've taken one puff on one cigarette in my whole life and never understood how anyone goes back for more.
  9. I am saddened by your sense of loss and will send positive energy and prayers your family's way.
  10. That looks cool. If it's not too much trouble could you upload a small .wmv or similar musical file so we could hear abit of it play.
  11. Yea I have to get you that lapis one I promised too. I found the lapis after I said it and now have to find it again.
  12. Here are couple of pendants I made from rare minerals the purple one is Bertrandite and the other Sonora Chrsyocolla Click photo to enlarge and be wowed!!
  13. Nice I see you keep yourself busy, do you sell them to make a few bucks. A question on the pendulum (which looks cool) , wouldn't the feather even though it is ever so light make it tend to sway a tiny bit one way more than another?
  14. Bagpipes are cool especially if you can play them like the Rogues!!! Belly dancers love this music
  15. Ok now I'm nosey and want to know what those verses are highlighted on that page in the photo Reverend Al Got it end of Matthew 6 and chapter 7......I couldn't wait I had to blow up picture to find out lol Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:25-34 (NIV) Easier said then done!!!!
  16. I have a 1917 copy of The Cloister and the Hearth which I use to read at least once every three years. The Cloister and the Hearth (1861) is a historical novel by the English author Charles Reade. Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. The Cloister and the Hearth often describes the events, people and their practices in minute detail. Its main theme is the struggle between man's obligations to family and to Church. Married to Margaret Brandt, Gerard sets off to Rome from Holland in order to escape the persecution of a vicious burgomaster as well as to earn money for the support of his family. Margaret awaits his return in Holland and in the meantime gives birth to his son. As Gerard is the favourite with his parents, his two lazy and jealous brothers decide to divert him from Holland and receive a larger share of fortune after their parents' death. They compose and dispatch a letter to Gerard informing him falsely that Margaret has died. Gerard believes the news and, stricken by grief, gives himself to a dissolute life and even attempts a suicide. After being saved from death by chance, he takes vows and becomes a Dominican friar. Later Gerard preaches throughout Europe and, while in Holland, discovers that Margaret is alive. He is afraid of temptation and in order to shun Margaret becomes a hermit. Margaret discovers Gerard's hiding place and convinces him to come back to normal life in which he becomes a vicar of a small town. Gerard and Margaret no longer live as a man and wife, but nevertheless see each other several times a week. A few years pass, Gerard's son grows up and is sent to a private school. Later, having heard that plague breaks out at the school, Margaret rushes to rescue her son, but contracts the disease herself and dies shortly afterwards. Gerard takes her demise painfully, renounces his vicarship and dies in a few weeks. The author of The Cloister and the Hearth, at the end of ths story, reveals that Margaret's and Gerard's son, also named Gerard, became the great Catholic scholar and Humanist, Erasmus of Rotterdam, a major historical figure. Indeed, little is actually known about Erasmus' actual parentage (apparently illegitimate), though his parents were in reality named Margaret and Roger Gerard. Reade was apparently using his imagination to fill in some historical gaps in Erasmus' background.[editorializing] The Cloister and the Hearth can easily be read as an attack on various requirements of Catholic priesthood that prevented Margaret's and Gerard's love from continuing to be consummated; and this attack is very consistent with some of Erasmus' thought.
  17. I'll second that and hope it brings a cold front though for you as well
  18. I like them. Was that binary quote from the Buddha as well?
  19. If that were true then what of all those who are suffering so cruelly each day. Why can't they count on God? Could Casey ANthony's little daughter count on God and her mom?!?!?!
  20. That is how epiphanies change our lives. Its a little piece of the ocean that has changed your awareness of the world forever and you will carry that awareness with you always wherever you may go. The more epiphanies one experiences the more their lives change and their awareness expands.