the Hearthwitch

How many are having more direct experiences with the God(desses)?

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2 minutes ago, the Hearthwitch said:

No, not really. *I* see them as being the same- but I also was doing my best not to offend anyone, as I have known Christians and others who DO make that distinction, rather strongly. ;)

 

Perhaps I am losing my tactfulness and my patience.  When Christians pray that God will show me the truth -- their truth -- I tell them to go ahead.  That I am not afraid of their coercive magic.  

 

Did you see my comments on Reiki?  

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56 minutes ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

 

Perhaps I am losing my tactfulness and my patience.  When Christians pray that God will show me the truth -- their truth -- I tell them to go ahead.  That I am not afraid of their coercive magic.  

 

Did you see my comments on Reiki?  

No, I hadn't- sorry about that! I'm at work right now, so I get sidetracked easily.

Uh, I'm not a Reiki Master- you have me mixed up with someone else, I think...? I'm just a hearthwitch. 

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37 minutes ago, the Hearthwitch said:

No, I hadn't- sorry about that! I'm at work right now, so I get sidetracked easily.

Uh, I'm not a Reiki Master- you have me mixed up with someone else, I think...? I'm just a hearthwitch. 

 

A source of wisdom.  

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18 hours ago, the Hearthwitch said:

No, I hadn't- sorry about that! I'm at work right now, so I get sidetracked easily.

Uh, I'm not a Reiki Master- you have me mixed up with someone else, I think...? I'm just a hearthwitch. 

 

I went back over the threads.  It was Amulet I was thinking of.   :mellow:

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On 8/11/2017 at 1:08 PM, Brother Kaman said:

Shared connotations of words and phrases are necessary to communicate data and ideas. It is becoming obvious that we do not share those connotations and semantics. I am not quibbling. I am trying to understand what you have written. Ultimately it makes no difference so I will bow out of this.

I do not mean to be cantankerous: I just don't know how to express it any better. I do appreciate and enjoy your thoughts. No umbrage meant.

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3 hours ago, the Hearthwitch said:

That's OK. It happens! :)

 

 

I suspect that Reiki is a good start for seeing Wicca as it is.  Oh, the symbolism is different, and the vocabulary, and the methods.  In the end, it's largely about awareness.  Awareness of things that other people don't get.  And not getting stuck in the illusion of others.  

 

I'm clear enough that there is only one reality -- but it gets thin around the edges.       :D   

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33 minutes ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

 

 

I suspect that Reiki is a good start for seeing Wicca as it is.  Oh, the symbolism is different, and the vocabulary, and the methods.  In the end, it's largely about awareness.  Awareness of things that other people don't get.  And not getting stuck in the illusion of others.  

 

I'm clear enough that there is only one reality -- but it gets thin around the edges.       :D   

Very, very thin. Especially as of late, LOL! 

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On 8/4/2017 at 6:27 AM, the Hearthwitch said:

It seems, lately, as though more & more people are having direct, personal experiences with the Gods and Goddesses, as well as other Beings. I've been seeing this in blogs and elsewhere online, and since I'm kind of isolated, the online world is the only place that I've been connecting with like-minded people- I don't run into a lot of Pagans, Heathens, or witches of any stripe, in my everyday world. I've also been seeing that "supernatural" activity is reportedly on the rise, too, in these online communities- and I've noticed it, for the last few years, long before I found those communities and sites.

But, I am also keenly aware that birds of a feather tend to flock together...so, thought it would be a good idea to ask here, too, since this is broader site, in beliefs-

 

Have you had more going on in your spirit and spiritual world than you used to? Are you Seeing/Feeling/(insert-your-method-of-detection-here) more activity than in past years?

And are the God(dese)s calling on you personally?

 

Hi Hearthwitch. Yes, 2017 for me was full on intense personal, mystical and supernatural encounters with a Goddess. Just looking at the replies here, it seems this is not the place to reveal too much info. It won't satisfy the atheist skeptics/Christians double sided coin. But yes, 2017 was full on for this Wiccan. 

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Thank you, Raincloud! I know..."personal revelation" or whatever label you want to put on it isn't something that's all that...acceptable...for some. Glad to hear from you! :)

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On 8/14/2017 at 3:27 PM, the Hearthwitch said:

Very, very thin. Especially as of late, LOL! 

 

Just so.  Because I'm more oriented to abstract forces, without personification, my perception of things will be different from your perceptions.  Still, we are probably tapping into the same -- what ever you want to call it.  For all our differences in tools, vocabulary, symbolism -- I expect what you are finding is real.  Hard to discuss, highly subjective, but real.  

 

 

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2 minutes ago, the Hearthwitch said:

Thanks, Jonathan- I appreciate that. :)

 

 

 

I understand some of your concerns.  Between the hard core materialists, and the hard core dominant religious culture -- it is easy to get ground down.  Like grain between millstones.  For all that, there are other places to stand.  Places that are hard to define.  :D   

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I missed this topic when it was originally posted back in August....

 

Having been blessed with an experience which allowed me an intimate knowledge and understanding of the personal presence of the eternal God,  I'll share my thoughts on God "appearing" to humans...

 

As I am a Karmic Creationist, my understanding of the Divine and another's may differ, and we may also disagree on what shape, form, or fashion the Deity's physical manifestation might adopt for personal interaction. Whatever image donned or displayed, He would certainly appear in a manner best suited to convey the message the occasion required. Jews claim He appeared to Moses as a burning bush. Mohammed felt His presence behind a veil of blinding light. Christians assert He assumed the mantle of Man as the one known as Jesus.  I see Him in everything......

 

In closing, I talk to God all the time.... 

But I found out that if you talk to God in public, people may look at you funny, so I try to keep my conversations with Him private.

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