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I Truly Follow My Own Path

I believe in GODDESS. I believe that nature is the ultimate knowledge. I believe that every living thing has a soul and therefore a right to not only exist but to thrive. It pains me to know that there are people out there right now abusing mother earth, her animals, her soil and all SHE's worked at.

I pray to a GODDESS who is all love, all forgiving, all seeing, and helps when she can. SHE cries with me and gives me the strength to carry on when I feel like I can't live another day like the last one.

SHE is above all else, my undying light. :>

Jumpinatshadows Jumpinatshadows 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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EMBRACE THE MEANING <br />
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There was once a man who didn't believe in the story of Jesus or the spiritual meaning of Christmas, and was skeptical about God. He and his family lived in a farm community. His wife diligently raised her children to know God. He sometimes gave her a hard time about her faith and mocked her religious observance of Christmas. <br />
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One snowy Christmas Eve she was taking the kids to the Christmas Eve service at church. She pleaded with him to come, but he firmly refused. He ridiculed the idea of the birth of Jesus Christ and dismissed it as nonsense. "Why would God lower himself and become a human like us?! It's such a ridiculous story!" he said. So she and the children left for church while he stayed home. <br />
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After they left, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into a blizzard. As he looked out the window, all he saw was a blinding snowstorm. He sat down to relax before the fire for the evening. Then he heard a loud thump, something hitting against the window and then another thump. He looked outside but couldn't see through the blinding storm. So he ventured outside to see. In the field near his house he saw, of all the strangest things, a flock of geese! They were apparently flying to look for a warmer area further south, but got caught in the snow storm. The snow was too blinding and violent for the geese to fly or see their way. They were lost and stranded on his farm, with no food or shelter. They just fluttered their wings and flew around in circles over the field blindly and aimlessly. He had compassion for them and wanted to help them. He thought to himself, "The barn would be a great place for them to stay! It's warm and safe; surely they could spend the night and wait out the storm." So he walked over to the barn and opened the barn doors for them.<br />
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He waited, watching them, hoping they would notice the open barn and go inside. But they just fluttered around aimlessly and didn't notice the barn or realize what it could mean for them. He moved closer toward them to get their attention, but they just moved away from him out of fear. He went into the house and came back out with some bread, broke it up, and made a bread trail leading to the barn. They still didn't catch on. Starting to get frustrated, he went over and tried to shoo them, run after them, and chase them toward the barn. They only got scared and scattered into every direction except toward the barn. <br />
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Nothing he did could get them to go into the barn where there was warmth, safety, and shelter. Feeling totally frustrated, he exclaimed, "Why don't they follow me! Can't they see this is the only place where they can survive the storm! How can I possibly get them into the one place to save them!" He thought for a moment and realized that they just won't follow a human. He said to himself, "How can I possibly save them? The only way would be for me to become like those geese. If only I could become like one of them! Then I could save them! They would follow me if I was like them and I would lead them to safety." <br />
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He stood silently for a moment as the words that he just said reverberated back to himself in his mind: "If only I could become like one of them -- then I could save them." He thought about his words, and remembered what he said to his wife: "Why would God want to be like us? That's so ridiculous!" Something clicked in his mind as he put these two together. It was like a revelation, and he began to understand why God became a man. We were like the geese -- blind, gone astray, perishing. God became like us so He could show us the way and make a way available to save us. That is the meaning of Christmas, he realized in his heart. <br />
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As the winds and blinding snow abated, his heart became quiet and pondered this thought. He understood what Christmas was all about. He knew why Jesus Christ had come. Suddenly years of doubt and disbelief were shattered, as he humbly and tearfully bowed down in the snow, and embraced the true meaning of Christmas and was finally saved by asking forgiveness and accepting Jesus Christ as Savior.

i loved how you put the goddess into words well spoken my friend.

Hmmm...and who do you think 'her' Creator is? The Creator of ALL things.<br />
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'She' is only a 'god' on this earth and only in her 'own mind'.....one of very many.<br />
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Again, dont waste time playing with the 'familiar spirits'. Go straight to the Top, where there is rest for your soul, security, and Joy unspeakable.....with an everlasting Promise.