The Meaning of Life —I don’t think there is one!

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This blog is just my personal opinion and certainly a broad generalization.

 

I respect people’s right to their religious beliefs but this doesn’t extend to “New Age” yuppies: Actually, considering the definition of “yuppie” new age posers would claim they are not “yuppies” because they are not materialistic but I think it fits their description perfectly.

I label religion as fascist because it is an absolute ideology: but your average mindless automaton patronisingly spouting new age crap is equally fascist because they don’t allow people to dis agree.

I don’t believe in karma. Karma, like god is a way of stopping the peasants from revolting. If one believes God will change things or what goes around comes around they will not try to change things themselves. And karma is the Hindi word for work: e.g. karma sutra. – a form of work I am sure most would enjoy.

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Another new age philosophy which infuriates me is that we should thank abusers, sociopaths and psychopaths for teaching us something. Certainly, fits in with a culture that supports and glorifies criminals and tell victims that they must have deserved it!

This theory is based on the “New Age” assumption that we are here to learn.

Really! What I have learned in my almost three score years and ten is that to fit in one is required to be a mindless automaton: to succeed it is necessary to be a sociopath and a narcissist!

I realize we as humans try to find a meaning to life and I am not sure that there is one.                              I don’t disagree with everything that is now labelled “New Age”.

I agree with positive thinking and in “spiritual” healing.  I have “seen” healing energy swirling electric blue and auras expand. In my opinion, our thoughts and words do have power.

I like sceptics — people who question what they are told. (Including my blogs)

Long ago, a lecturer at college told me that I was an original thinking. I realize it was a compliment but although “original thinkers”  can no longer be put to death, we certainly don’t fit in.

No wonder I am anthrophobic.

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Be blessed

Following  is my own advert –for my eBook

In primary school the class was asked to write an essay entitled “My Wish”

I wrote that I wished people would care more about looking after nature and the planet than money.

Seeing that this is never going to happen in my life time or possibly ever!

I wrote this short story for myself and as sympathetic magick

A Short Story About Healing The Blue Planet Kindle

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Healing ? For Our Beautiful Planet

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I have always been concerned about the planet and other life forms. In my younger days I was ridiculed and criticized for this. Not by thinking people though! When I was in grade seven (1962) we were asked to write an essay on our greatest wish . I wrote that I wished people would care more about the environment than money. The head master wrote “Good girl” on my essay but I was embarrassed and wished I hadn’t written it.!

In the 1970’s as well as being in Women’s Liberation I was in Animal Liberation and Greenpeace and later in Trees for life. Non of these organisations appear to be coming from integrity these days. This is a broad generalisation and I apologise to those involved that really care but it seems to me that these organisations are now populated and run by people who think they are being trendy. Plus they are controlled by ridiculous rules and regulations. – I will give a brief example using Trees for Life – This century we were told to remove all non indigenous species of plant or animal- Strangely enough it didn’t included non indigenous humans? Yet humans, via mining; real estate development; road kill; pest? control; destroy more wild life and flora than cats. (Real estate companies destroy heritage bushland and pay the fines because they make much more that the fines from subdividing the land) – oops back to example –Indigenous creepers were killing native trees and plants: They were not allowed to be removed because they were indigenous. Locally trees were removed because they were not indigenous  to this area (They were indigenous to South Australia?). Leaving no trees at all ?

Anyway; why I am writing this, is that it is my bucket list to help heal the planet!

Although I know that I genuinely communicate with people no longer in this reality I do not believe there is a god Nor do I believe in karma. I studied world religion (as an elective at teachers college) and karma means work. If we wait for what we in the west call karma or god we will not attempt to change things ourselves!

I do what I can in the microcosm and ask those who wish, to please join me in sending healing to our planet. I do believe our thoughts go somewhere; and our intent has power.

Although I “work” as a solitary witch these days, I have trained would be witches and have at least an inkling as to how we create reality. From just a psychological point of view the more people that believe something, the greater the chance of it happening.

I believe that it would be better for the planet and other life forms if there were less humans. I understand the planet could support all humans if things were set up differently but what about the other life forms?

A friend of my youngest granddaughter wrote a paper proposing that zero population growth (for humans) would heal the planet’s ecology but she also noted that it was socially taboo. This just means one child per couple. (Not no children; as some seem to think)

Also the meat industry is set up with factory farming and mass slaughtering because of the huge number of humans to feed.

 

Those of you that wish, please join me in my daily affirmations.

Healing to Mother Earth

Zero population growth for homo sapiens until the planet’s ecology has healed.

( According to Green Peace – in 1970s – humans have already destroyed the planet beyond repair. I choose not to believe this!)

All laboratory animals are free, healthy, happy, fulfilled; laboratory use of animals abolished

All pets are healthy, happy and loved and respected by their humans

I also say the following affirmations but I do not expect others to join me.  My intent is not to put farmers out of a lively hood (My Dad’s family were farmers – the people who own the house next door to me are sheep farmers) – but to create a humane set up.

All live stock are free, healthy, happy, fulfilled; factory farming and the meat industry abolished

Blessed be

 

The Good Old Days

 

When I was a child I promised myself that I wouldn’t go on about “the good old days” when I became older!

I found myself saying something like this to the vet this morning! I just said to her that it is a sad reflection on today’s society that veterinaries and doctor’s main concerns were making money!

I know that the “good old days” were not that good!

The “plus” about when I was young was that the population of the whole of Australia was twelve million: When there is only a small population people’s out look is different:  Life flows at a slower pace and your average Aussie would go out of their way to help any one!

In the seventies I was in Women’s Liberation; Animal Liberation: Greenpeace ( we were considered the lunatic fringe back then) and in the eighties Trees for Life.

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When I was in Women’s Liberation : we had the vote but not equal-rights! Women couldn’t have bank accounts: couldn’t buy houses/property: couldn’t hold a government job if married: were only paid 75% of a man’s wage: landlords would not rent to separated women: no women’s shelter: your husband had every right to beat you: you were his property: women had to give up a baby if not married: men were expected to be promiscuous: women were expected to be virgins: . Women’s Liberation only asked that we be treated as equal.
Most men of my era still see women as an inferior sub culture:

Children had no rights: many were victims of abuse and it was difficult for those campaigning against child pornography: sexual abuse and other abuse to even be heard.

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In the “good old days” your average mindless automaton had no concern for other life forms or the ecology of the planet! They considered their (our) species superior! And that god made it that way!

And back then; most women believed that  women should be kept in their place— “A wife is a device that you screw on the bed and it does the housework.!”

I dropped out of both Animal Liberation and Trees for Life a few years ago because most of the people involved these days; do so because it is fashionable; and are so tied up with rules and protocol that the goals of caring for animals and or trees are not achieved.

I am a life member of GreenPeace but have had nothing to do with them for decades because they seem more concerned about collecting donations.

At my very first sociology lecture we were told that “there is always the us and them dichotomy” and “say organisation say oligarchy” At the time I thought what a load of crap! Since then I have seen it every where.

I was involved with Wicca: clairvoyance and “energy healing” back when few were aware of the existence of such things!

Now that it is part of the culture it has taken on the Protestant ethic of “lets make money out of this!”

On Facebook there are posts saying leave things to Karma! If everyone waited for Karma or ” left things to god” we would still be living in the Dark Ages!

My grand children’s generation are concerned about the environment etc.

 

So here’s to the “good new days!”

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”(Hamlet act 1, scene 3)

Being true to ones self is much more than just being honest. This Shakespeare quote is how I try to live my life.

Our culture operates on the assumption that people are honest and truthful yet this often isn’t so.

On a “white lie” level; how often do people say what they think the other person wants to hear or simply tell a lie to get attention? Sadly, lying, cheating stealing and scams are rampant. On the other hand one could argue that telling the truth is not always kind.

I feel so strongly about telling the truth as I believe it to be that even if I accidentally lie I feel guilty. What I write I believe either to be true or possible. I am not “into” absolute ideologies, so I acknowledge this is only my opinion.

The following is from  Marion Weinstein’s “Positive Magic” (page 234; Positive Magic: Earth Magic productions New York; 1st published in 1978 by Simon & Schuster Pocket Books New York)

“Makeru, or The Word of Truth

The concept of Ma’Keru, or Maat, was a highly regarded state of being in ancient Egypt. In fact, it was always hoped that by  the time a person died, he/she would have reached this state of personal evolution. The word itself is difficult to translate. In heiroglyphics, it look like

Witches who trace their own traditions back to the early Egyptian Mysteries still intergrate the concept of Ma’Keru, Maat, or The Word of Truth into their work. Once one has attained Ma’Keru, every word that is spoken literally comes true. The greater Gods and Goddesses were in this state, and you too may strive for it – as the witches do, in essence -for yourself. This state is attained by being very careful to say exactly only what one means. Consequently, “idle chatter, or lying” serves only to dissipate the truth and the Power. In our own lives, this means: Watch what you say! Say what you mean, and mean what you say.”

In my life time society’s attitude to clairvoyance and associated philosophy’s has improved along with attitudes to minority groups such as women; different races; sexual preference; etc.

Although there are still many “out there” who consider clairvoyance to be a con at best and evil at worst.

People are free to believe as they choose and I have no desire to alter people’s beliefs or opinions.

I do not require others to believe as I do to make it true.

The clairvoyants that I know (including myself) are genuine and honest and coming from integrrity. I am very aware that there are charaltans who are more interested in making money than helping people. How prevalent this is, is dificult to ascertain. I was made aware of a scam last century where people who went for readings were told that an “hex” had been put on them and were told it would cost $2,000 to remove same. No doubt similar scams still happen.

The way to avoid being conned is to tust ones “gut”! To quote or maybe para phrase Dr. Deepak Chopra: We should always trust our gut. Every cell in our bodies has neuropeptides which means every cell thinks. It is better to trust your gut because it hasn’t learned to doubt what it thinks.

I am able to “see and communicate” with people that have died as well as other discarnate beings. I know that my clairvoyant ability is genuine because I was extremely sceptical in the 1970’s when I first participated in Spiritualist psychic developement groups. I made sure that I was being honest with myself so that I knew that I was really “seeing”.

Everyone is clairvoyant. Because we live in a culture that denies  the existence of this ability; the ability atrophies.

When I “see”(clairvoyance); “hear” (clairaudience) or “feel” (clairsensience); it flashes in a fraction of a second. The Spiritualists would train us to remembr by putting numerous items on a tray: Covering same with a tea towel; removing towel for a fraction of a second and then cover the items again. We had to see how many items we could remember and describe.

Knowing that I have helped someone by proving that their loved one is genuinely communicating is my greatest reward. I am not interested in the payment, although I don’t refuse the money. I have done readings for an exchange or for free in some circumstances.

My first paid reading for the public was in 1980 when I worked in a coffee lounge called “The Sixth Sense” which was in O’Connell Street, North Adelaide.

Despite my clairvoyant awareness and experiences I do not claim to understand the nature of reality. I have my theories but am also aware that these theories are limited by the cultural and personal concepts that I have. Even analogies cannot really help me understand this multi universe and what is beyond.

I realize that I have gone off on a tangent from the original title but this is something that I often do so in essence I am still being  true to myself.

Long before the movie “The Matrix” came out I used to say to people  in my psychic development groups  —“Imagine we are in a virtual reality.” The movie “the Matrix” is creatively brilliant. The surreal colour: The names of the characters: The way the dialogue was presented: the social satire. And it questions “what is real”

In my early twenties I was facinated by the similarity between atoms & solar systems. I can remember associating the concept of an atom with that of a solar system. The protons & neutrons being the sun and the electrons the planets. But this is definitely way off  on a tangent.

Now I think I had better be true to myself and end this blog!