The Secrets In Plain Sight!

Spiritual Calisthenics For People Who Are Willing To Think! Not your typical religious podcast, but with something for everyone whose mind is open enough to function.

The Podcasts

Thanksgiving Day is soon upon us in the USA, and for those of us who are not in the United States, giving of thanks is a worthwhile habit to get into. If you're reading this, it is reasonable to assume that you know to whom you will be giving thanks. The riddle for some folks seems to be understanding what to give thanks for!

Once we get beyond such questions as why people who have much give little thanks but people who have little give much thanks, then we can see how we can make the giving of thanks even more powerful and positive than it already is!

And with that, we can harness some really powerful Magick!

Blessed Be!

 

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What are we to do about the situations we face in the world? Elections, school bullies and corrupt corporations give us daily proof of the fact that evil triumphs when good people do nothing, or if they convince themselves that there is nothing that they can do!

We certainly have some examples of people pushing the distasteful on us, from cities where feeding the homeless is a crime to politicians wanting to make your medical choices for you to people who turn their backs on people who've served their country. But we're here, too! What can we do?

A combination of factual knowledge, ethical behavior, deep spirituality and a good dose of creativity, and we might have something!

Blessed Be!

 

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I am a veteran of military service. November 11th is Veterans' Day in the United States. If you are not a United States citizen or resident, I would hope that your country has a similar holiday to honor those who have served in the armed forces of your country.

Veterans share much in common, even if their individual military experiences can vary widely. Nevertheless, they have some things in common which those who never served did not experience and might not really understand.

And what has this to do with The Craft or anything spiritual? Because any form of theology or religion has much to do with how people deal with their fellow human beings!

Blessed Be!

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Here we are in Samhaintide, and what an opportunity! The veil between the worlds is at its thinnest and here is an opportunity to communicate with those who have passed over the bridge. Very few who have matured to the point of understanding this would not have someone there whom they love and miss. And if we care about them, they would still be caring about us! It's only logical and sensible!

And to bring that to be is simpler than most people realize.

Blessed Be!

 

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For a number of people, perhaps including you, a spiritual path is not an easy journey. This is especially true is people who claim to care about you mess with your spiritual path for the sake of their own greed, agenda, or personal power trip. 

Defending yourself from spiritual booby traps sounds simple and it can be, but it can also be a challenge in recognizing the need and applying the right measures. Let's see what the booby-traps are and how to deal with them.

Blessed Be!

 

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Spiritual blackmail, especially in the form of rules to blindly follow, is a popular means of keeping religious followers under control. And why? 

If we look at all forms of religion and spirituality, especially under an assumption that all come together, we will find some underlying points of agreement. But there are also those who insist on rules. Is there a way to examine such roles and see if they actually belong? I think so.

Blessed Be!

 

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The series "Resurrection" begins its second season with far more questions than answers even than the prior season. What bothers me more than anything else is wondering what would happen if such an event happened for real? More to the point, if anything considered being of the spiritual was to happen in a way that it becomes obvious to all?

Would we be able to deal with it?

Blessed Be!

 

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It has been said that nothing can destroy or strengthen faith more than going through a time of major need. In my book, going through my beloved wife's health emergency qualifies as one of those times. And, in my past there was another such time. Comparing then with now gives me some opportunities to make observations.

By recognizing the type of assaults you might face, you can recognize who might be assaulting you. And they might not always admit to being your enemies!

Blessed Be!

 

 

 

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I often wondered what some people who gave me "advice" during a very bad time in my life some years ago would do if the shoe were on their foot. Well, the shoe is now on my foot. And I don't see much choice other than to follow my own advice.

Some nasty ups and downs, but right now she seems to be improving. And I'm looking forward to the day I can bring her home to our "children" who have been waiting for her.

Blessed Be!

 

 

 

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And today I need to talk a bit about what some would describe as "where the rubber meets the road".

A week ago today (as I am speaking into the mike), an ambulance took Lady Stormy Windwalker, my beloved and beautiful wife of all these years, to the hospital. She was in a room for a while, appearing to get better, and suddenly she was out into Intensive Care.

I often wondered, in my years as a spiritual cynic, how Mrs. Broadbeam or Pastor Passplate would do following their own advice if they had to face something. And now, I'm having to follow what I've been telling others. And I've been doing a lot of praying. And interacting with prayer groups. Et cetera.

Blessed Be!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51 AM