“No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty!”
― John Muir
Spiritually speaking, I have had a Come to Jesus moment (metaphor). It is time to bare my heart in a public way. That hasn't always been easy for me to do.
I was brought up in the "one way to God" like so many others whose "one way to God" differed with mine. I felt like something was off, with my inherited "one way to God" so I kept searching. I searched in my inherited Catholicism, in Mormonism, in Evangelical Christianity. None of those fulfilled the ache in my heart.
The more I searched, the more I found that this "one way to God" was indeed one way, as in individual way, personal way. I am only one person, and so I can only have one way to God – my own personal way, whatever that looks like.
Indeed, I found my way, in Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, Astronomy and Astrology, Alchemy, Kaballah and Shamanism. And YES, my troubled heart even made peace with Christianity which had "put me off" for so long. If you want to know my truth, I see Jesus in all these ways.
That's why I write about imagination, long revered by mystics of all faiths. It's why I write about Tarot, an incredible system of storytelling symbology that isn't any more evil for having a Devil card than the Bible is for talking about the Devil. It's why I write about oracles, which are in essence communication with the Divine.
Our Higher Self/Inner Wisdom isn't entirely accessible through the logical left brain. We have to use the most incredible faculty of consciousness we have, the imagination.
But, I still have friends and family that have their "one way to God" and that one way is the ONLY way. I honor their path – their personal path. I will not argue with it, but I will also not be swayed by dogma, because if I were, I'd be rightly dissected into pieces by now. (This site most likely isn't for them, and that's OK! I am more than good with that.)
After dissection, comes - re-membering! And I have remembered who I am!
Why am I telling you this? Because I have ached for decades, trying to figure out how to share my heart on this.
We are all one. We are all equal. We are all so much more than we have been led to believe. Do you by chance remember this, remember who you are?
We are all magic. We are all psychic. We are all Old Souls. We are all God's children. We are all miracle workers. We are all one with Source. We are all that and more! My God is bigger than dogma and has more Grace than we can ever know. But we can imagine!
I have a lot more thoughts on the matter, but I just wanted to let you know that I use Holy Names and other spiritual terms interchangeably. I use synonyms and metaphors, and symbols too, to express Old Soul principles. And I mean no disrespect by it. On the contrary. All the glory to the Goddess! Or whatever form she takes.
God speaks this way too, I believe!
In the name of peace, let us find common ground in the spirit, and not the letter.
He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life. 2 Cor 3:6
This Spirit exists in ALL of us, the Spirit's message in ALL Holy Texts. Amen.
Thank you for letting me share my heart with you. I love you.