ThunderFog wrote:What's your religion? What are your beliefs relating to that? Do you make any offerings to your god or goddess? How do you think prayer works? What's your beliefs on the afterlife?
Wow - funny you ask bcs earlier today I was trying to figure out what to call my mish-mash & jumbled thoughts, opinions & a few beliefs. My god-concept is the divine field
& not "a" being. I picture something like images from the Hubble telescope of galaxies upon galaxies as being the "body" manifest. There is so much life everywhere! I still can only express it as all of us together knowing itself as the One.
I can get my head around the divine field awakening within the special individuals we call teachers or enlightened masters every so often in cycles like when a stone is tossed into a pool & rings ripple outward. Each ripple carries the force of the divine field. To me life
is the reflection of the divine field. Nature is the body that carries the ripple effect. I make thanks-offerings to Nature for life. I think I've always believed this way but didn't have the vocabulary to word it until I passed middle age.
I think prayer and what we call magic are very similar because both involve a clear mind & trusting heart. We put a thought into the etheric realm. Thought begins as light. It stirs the ethers. What was passive, unmanifest energy takes on motion & becomes active energy. I literally imagine it as a sock in the dryer -- each spin of the drum (etheric realm) stirs the static electricity and the sock (the thought) attracts fuzz to itself. Fuzz is strings/particles /electrons of matter. When sufficient fuzz or mass is attained the thought manifests as shaped matter conforming to the thought.
My beliefs of the "after" life ... Hmm. I've seen the human spirit leave the body at the time of death on 2 occasions. The 1st was a nun at the convent & I also was with my dad when he died. I also saw dad a week after his death at his house & was given to understand he was working through his life-review. Another spirit was beside him - Guide? Angel?
I am given to understand that the spirit passes thru a light portal to the realm?,frequency?, dimension? in which spirit can exist without physical form. I've seen light flares out at the cemetery where I worked over 20 years & would think "there goes another one!" Each does a life review and can revisit what had significance to the incarnation. I experienced times of the presence of both of my parents after their deaths. Both were conveying concern for sis & I at separate times. When they felt reassured their grown kids could manage they moved on, as they should.
Dad attempted to convey to me the concept of where he was in spirit. When he lived he had enjoyed wood working & his idea of heaven was the grandest tool & work shop ever. In other words his soul was satisfied. My mom conveyed that she "was better now" which I understood as all the physical ailments that had plagued her in life were healed; again, her soul was satisfied. And then she turned off the lights so I'd know she'd really been there. So that's as much as I've gotten.
At the cemetery there were a few spirits that refused to pass through the light portal, feeling that they had to stay on this side for family, as in an unfinished business concept. Others don't trust the light or the guides & are afraid to go through the light expecting judgement (the life review) so simply wait it out, undecided.