November 11, 2017 – When Do We Draw The Line?

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We call ourselves spiritual, and/or magickal, and/or religious. Yet even the best of us is getting too accustomed to the continuing wave of gun violence. Here in the Philadelphia area, part of the routine is to turn on the morning news to learn who got shot last night. And then, there are the mass shootings in which any number from a dozen to several hundred are shot! When do we draw the line and say that enough is enough?

It might be fair to say that we are the victims of bullying. The fact is that public officials, including elected ones, are attracted to money and promises of good publicity. And that has attracted them to the point that it was recently shown how little their own lives matter!

The question is begging for an answer!

Blessed Be!

 

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November 4, 2017 – Minding Your Spiritual Manners!

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Most of us understand manners and common courtesy in dealing with our fellow mortals in any number of situations, whether it’s in an elementary school classroom, a corporate boardroom, or anywhere ale you can imagine. But what about dealing with The Divine, or The Departed? And what about deities or departed ones who are not your own? And what about the people who do revere them?

Some basic principles can go a long way here. Not only might they keep us out of trouble, we might even benefit!

Blessed Be!

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20th Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home – October 27, 2017

One of the more interesting parables is the one about the king who puts on a wedding feast for his son. We know how he set up the feat, we know about the invited guests who snubbed him, and we know about the people, good and bad, that he brought in from the highways as replacement guests. But how many of us have looked at the guest who was not wearing a wedding garment? Understand that, and you’ll know what awaits if you accept!

October 28, 2017 – The Fullness Of Samhain!

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At Samhaintide, the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. Many consider Samhaintide to be the time beginning eight days before and ending eight days after Samhain. It does not mean that the veil is ever impenetrable, but this is when it is easiest for us to reach through to them, and for them to reach through to us. And, they remember us and still care.

If you are here, you probably already understand the necessity of respect between the worlds, but there are many who do not. In this world, you would not simply barge into someone’s home and mess around, would you? A little respect can go a long, long way!

Blessed Be!

 

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October 22, 2017 – Ancient Wells And So Much More!

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A Facebook friend of mine has been posting some spectacular photos of sacred sites in the UK where she lives, and I notice that many of them have pre-Christian roots. Yes, they were sacred before they were Christian. What is more, the people in charge of those sites appear to recognize and respect that!

In much of the rest of the world, where the original peoples are strong end populous enough, the pre-Christian historic sites and burial grounds are treated with respect. It is in North America and Australia where aboriginal sacred sites are ignored or outright disrespected.

Given what I have learned, I don’t want the consequences. We need to learn to recognize and respect sacred sites, as if they were our own because they are!

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October 7, 2017 – We Need To Hate Hate!

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Hate distracts, and sometimes throws us off-schedule. Yet again, someone accused me of hate, when the truth is that I only hate hate. And so, something about a special blessing dating back to our most ancient ancestors and available at your fingertips today will have to be next week.

It is a proven fact that hate is wasteful. Even ignoring the actions of nations and looking at small communities, how much is lost because of refused service, substandard service, ignored employment applications and the like where someone uses hate as an excuse to ignore opportunity? And, of course, never forget the fact that the “geek” you tormented in school might become your commanding officer or the person reading your resume.

Education at the national and community level is not the entire answer. We must be able to reach the consciousness of each individual.

Blessed Be!

PS: I might have gotten the date wrong on the audio, don’t let that get in the way of the message!

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