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No surprises.

It is of no surprise to me that there are so many athiests around. I found myself using words in my head trying to call out to the “guy in the sky” today. Of course these things simply allow me to be open to getting a reply but its not supposed to be used as an online complaints portal. Its just so that I can be expectant of a reply, to wait and to hear. I need to remember Love, (God) is Spirit.

These days I am becoming more aware of material living. The sheer amounts of money passing around me yet having nothing to do with me… I am told I must receive a vaccine booster. The cost to me is free, yet money moves above me and around me at every turn from the office receptionist to the government payment to the owners, investors and of course to the stakeholders of the pharmaceutical companies each paid because I said “yes”.

I am a cog in a machine which they will remove when they find a faster way to get cash.

I am called to redeem that view,  somehow to make it metaphysical, we all are and I think we all know something isn’t right. But isn’t right with what?

Many Churches cash in on the fact that Mary said “yes” at the Annunciation. Yet Churches at a local level simply “Love” and dont really care about where the Denomination invests money. Do they need to?

A song suddenly popped into my mind “Going Nowhere” by Lena Zavaroni. The lyrics say that ” and we’re asked to hold the world together, make it happen, give it Children who in turn are going nowhere.”

I have no choice over the vaccine booster, if I dont take it they will stop me from travelling, and its looking like in the future we will have no choice in this matter.

It is clear that the cold opinions of regulation which are enshrined in our laws dominate us so I will do what they ask of me.

A smile or kind word from the nurse at the time of injection redeems the whole system into something joyful, for “Love is the window through which we see God” (St Augustine).

I returned home from London last night. All is well.

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Gender

We live in what some might call a very patriarchal culture. It seems that politics and governance are in the first place controlled by men and where things are not controlled by men, there seems to be a discrepancy with how much women are paid compared to men doing the same job. It is almost instilled into us that the outward parts of society are controlled and played out by men.

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Unity and Oneness

The human mind tends to break itself up into different parts, allowing us to only glimpse things through very small ideas or mental images. It does not quite give us the full picture of Divinity with us. It has been created from the dust (false opinions) and cannot represent who we really are or what we are. These false sparks often lead to judgement of others and allow us to be gods over a kingdom where we believe good and evil exist for our sole purpose to sit in judgement. Creating a world for ourselves far more devious and complex than the one before with each judgement reaching out like tentacles touching those around us. A world of illusion based on hearsay, time honoured beliefs and simply false conclusions.

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Is Religion and Meditation the same?

Was religion simply an outgrowth of meditation?

It would seem that many religious ideas and beliefs cannot be taken literally. We see Catholics Muslims and Buddhists carrying beads and chanting their rosaries, and we see strange illusive ceremonies such as the Holy Mass, or Islamic Prayer which frankly to an onlooker seems very strange. Could it be that the original instructions for all of these things were not to cause a state of meditation but to bring us to a point where we could meditate if we chose to do so? In other words, to quieten our minds so we can hear Love speak to us?

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