Thursday, March 30, 2006

Priestly Goth Blog

Priestly Goth Blog
From a Christian POV. And he likes cool music!

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Belief-O-Matic

Here are my results. It actually seems pretty accurate!

Neo-Pagan (100%)
Mahayana Buddhism (91%)
Hinduism (86%)
Jainism (84%)
New Age (82%)
Unitarian Universalism (78%)
Theravada Buddhism (72%)
Sikhism (68%)
Liberal Quakers (62%)
New Thought (62%)
Scientology (61%)
Reform Judaism (59%)
Taoism (51%)
Orthodox Judaism (51%)
Bahá'í Faith (49%)
Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (46%)
Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (43%)
Orthodox Quaker (43%)
Islam (42%)
Secular Humanism (38%)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (23%)
Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (23%)
Seventh Day Adventist (22%)
Jehovah's Witness (20%)
Nontheist (19%)
Eastern Orthodox (13%)
Roman Catholic (13%)

Wanna know what's ironic? I was raised Roman Catholic!
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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Lily's Believe It--Or Don't

I've been feeling like I'm getting a cold. Sore throat, mild breathing issues. Plus I was feeling really drained. I was at work and decided to stick the cell phone and pager near my head and have a nap. I also set the alarm on my own cell phone, just in case.
There's no rule that says we can't take breaks, but technically we aren't supposed to sleep. Sometimes though, if I don't, I'll start falling asleep while driving home. So I went to the too-short couch and curled up for a bit.
As you know, if you've been reading this blog, I believe that the personality continues to exist after the death of the body. I'm not yet comfortable going into details but I have a couple of friends in the spirit world. There is one in particular whom I'm quite close to at this point. I'll refer to him as "Spooky." Original, eh?
I don't hear Spooky's voice in my ears and I can't see him through my physical eyes. I receive impressions from him and feel his emotions.
So there I was, taking a nap and actually was pretty well out of it when I "heard" Spooky "saying" rather loudly inside my mind, "Cie! Wake up, Babe!"
In life, he had a very distinct voice. There was no mistaking that it was him.
I sat bolt upright and was actually pretty refreshed for having only rested for 15 minutes. I wondered what was up with my ghostly buddy since there was no emergency, like the building being on fire or the cell phone ringing and my missing it. However, moments later the newspaper delivery person walked down the hall. She doesn't usually come down past my desk.
I was very grateful to Spooky for waking me because I could just see the newspaper delivery lady ratting me out to the security guard for sleeping on the job, then he tells my boss, then...
Damn! It would be ALL bad!
I don't care what anyone thinks. Having the ability to sense spirits can rule sometimes! And unless the spirit is "feeding" off their human friend, there's no problem letting them hang out, in my book. A friendly spirit won't stick around if you don't give him/her permission to do so. "Spooky" is earthbound, but he has told me that this is by choice because he thinks he can do more good this way. He does have issues from his most recent life and sometimes I absorb very painful emotions from him, but I try to help him the way I would help an incarnate friend.
Let's take wisdom from the Australian Aborigines and their belief that the spirits of those who have left the body are still present. As Justin pointed out, this is the same belief as taught in Kabalah and other forms of positive mysticism. While there is no scientific proof of spirits, there are many people who seem to have encounters with them. Perhaps one day our abilities to communicate with those beyond the veil will be as commonplace as our physical senses.
Thanks again, Spooky, you saved my bacon and hash to be sure today!
Love and Blessings,

Thursday, March 02, 2006

What My Spooky Friend Did For My Birthday

Ever had one of those dreams/astral experiences where you could actually taste or feel things?
This one happened just after my birthday.
A chum who is no longer of the body came to me while I was sleeping and told me that he wanted to give me something for my birthday. So I went with him to this little cafe and he brought me some kind of pastry. The wild thing is, I could actually taste this, and man was it GOOOD!!!! I've never had anything like it in life. The outside was some sort of phyllo dough or pastry leaves and the inside was a kind of sweet cream and ricotta type cheese with strawberry preserves. Usually dream food is flavorless and discouraging but this was incredible!
So good was it that I had strawberry preserves on the side of my mouth and my friend had a laugh at my expense before he decided to be kind and wipe it off.
I say that if this is the kind of thing you get to eat on the Other Side, then hell, I'm not worried about croaking!
So thanks to my ethereal companion for the lovely present.
When they aren't in morose moods, ghosts can be fine company!
Love and Blessings,