Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Be The Grain

Druid Animal Oracle ~ Stag

My eye is drawn to the conical peak. Usually one-off in a landscape. This was probably already old in Druid times, 2nd century BC; new construction in world time.

You and I could chose to be druids, Druidism being a shamanic religion. with courses being offered. A hot business today, spiritual training up. With levels to keep your cash coming back.

I have no truck with religion, and not a competitive bone in my body so the challenge of getting to be the Stag is outside my realm of understanding. But I do always, daily, consistently, strive to be better than I was the day before.  Which proves I'm no better, no worse, no different than the entire world population. Be the grain of sand Sharyn, be the grain. But be the best grain you can be. 

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  1. I read a quote by Tim Olmsted that said, "Spirituality is about what you give up, not what you get." That's my problem with the money-making machine of spirituality and religion; it's ceased to be about helping and more about filling one's pockets.

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    1. Ah, that money making machine has always been there, think of the ancient Egyptian priest's power, in whole richer than the pharaohs. Imagine their surprise at the rise of Akhenaten and the fall of their fortunes. In all religions the money is at the top with the power, not at the base where those paying in also need the most help. Life. Always a loop...

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  2. I missed you during your short absence, so glad you are back. I believe in God, as you know. One verse that comforts me in today's world of ugliness: the words "be thou not dismayed"
    Joshuah 1:9, Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
    My goal: be " mayed" and not dismayed. To be mayed means being May, the fifth month...the early part of one's life; especially the prime: a young woman in her May.
    So at 75 years old it is indeed a challenge to be "in my May", vbut I am up for the challenge because I am strong and of a good courage. Praying for God's strength and courage in you too.

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    1. You are one of my top mental mentors Judy, regardless of our divergent viewpoints, we both work toward the light. Thank you for being my friend. And example.

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  3. I have been the 'stag' so to say much of my life. Tornado knocked that out of me. I am no longer a beast of burden, just a little grain trying to sprout new life for myself. A little better than the day before is wise words of wisdom.

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    1. You also are a mental mentor for me Carolyn. Your strength gives me strength, to quote Benny in "the Mummy" :)

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    2. And yours me. I admire your tenacity and courage.

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I welcome your thoughts. Good bad or indifferent; opinions are the lifeblood of conversation and I always learn something from a new point of view. Thank you for visiting, Sharyn