I’m Not Sure What I Believe About God


I’m Not Sure What I Believe About God

When I was a young boy we went to church on a regular basis: every Wednesday night, every Sunday and every Sunday night.  I had a great youth group to be a part of and we were all pretty good friends.  God and Jesus weren’t really pushed down our throats, but the church was a Bible teaching church and believed that life, Earth were all created by God in 7 days, Adam and Eve were the first humans and if you didn’t confess Jesus then you would go to hell.  I think these beliefs are fairly typical of most Christian churches.

When I left for college many of these ideologies were challenged and I abandoned most of these beliefs.  At this point it has been proven that our planet and universe have been around for more than five thousand years, humans evolved from a primitive form of proto hominins who had limited faculties and it is highly unlikely that the world was created in 7 days.

I look at some of my early beliefs much in the same way humans once believed the Earth was flat.  Or that people who suffered from seizures were possessed by demons.  Or that witches in Salem existed resulting in thousands of innocent women being brutally murdered.

As I have interacted with people from around the globe and met people from all religions my eyes have been opened to the fact that the world is an enormous place with people who hold differing world-views.  My views have been influenced by many people and have become an amalgamation of my experiences.

As the title reflects, I’m not sure what I believe about “God”.  I do believe there is a higher power in this world, I just don’t know what it, he, she is exactly.  I’m fairly certain God isn’t a person.  It is easy for mankind to view a deity in our form as it is the only form we know.   Maybe God takes on a human form?  I don’t know.

I am always put off when someone pretends to know or believe as definitive fact something that humans cannot possibly know.  I have no idea if aliens helped build the pyramids, but I doubt it happened.  I don’t have any insight as to Nessie being a real creature living in a lake, but I have my doubts.  And I will never state as fact what happens when we die because I have no clue, nor does anyone else.  As it stands, we are all guessing.

And we guess about a lot of stuff, but I’m satisfied not knowing.  It actually feeds my curiosity and that makes life that much more interesting.  Not knowing sometimes is most of the fun.  It forces me to dig for information.  It challenges me to expand my mind.  Not knowing allows me to use my imagination.  Not knowing makes anything possible which is exciting and scary all at the same time.

So, what is “God”?  I have no idea and I’m okay with not knowing.


Mahogany Obsidian in the Morning Light


Obsidian is a naturally forming volcanic glass. This makes it neither a crystal nor a mineral, but I refer to it as a mineral. I have a couple of specimens, a black tumbled stone and a sphere of Snowflake Obsidian, but I had never seen Mahogany Obsidian prior to finding this gorgeous piece in a local shop called Mystic Moraine Minerals. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable. They offer a wide range of crystals and mineral for sale, both raw and tumbled. They also offer classes in wire wrapping and other interesting crystal related things. If you would like to check out the Facebook page you can find it at @MysticMoraine  

Like all Obsidian, this variety can be found anywhere there is or has been volcanic activity, but two nice sources are China and India. It gets its beautiful color from either Magnetite or Hematite inclusions in the molten material. As the lava cools it can form…

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What is Love?

Humbly Seeking the Lord

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.- Matthew 22:37.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And love never fails-1Crorinthians 13:4-7

 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent…

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Choose Kindness Today

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Be kind to all so you can in turn receive kindness.

It’s a no brainer that when we are kind to others that it sparks our own light and causes us to high vibe and feel good about it.

That it causes others to be kind to us in some way because we are sparking that same light in them. That when we are being kind, it means we are happy or at least positively neutral about ourselves.

When we are feeling low or not so happy in ourselves – you will notice you judge more, don’t feel like smiling, pick and moan all the time.

So time to turn it around and be kind to others and most importantly yourself!

Do the world and yourself a favour!

“I choose kind today and Express it in all I do, say and feel. I am kindness”

Till next time… keep walking…

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The Journey Holds The Nuggets

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The journey holds the nuggets.

It is the journey that gives us our learnings, our pleasure, our pain. It is the joy of getting through all the possible set ups, the step throughs and the aha’s that makes reaching the destination that much sweeter.

The journey can give us our greatest teachings if we allow and open our minds to these nuggets. It never truly is about the destination as much as what we can gain from achieving it and what we did along the way.

The Angels want you to say ” I open my mind and heart to the gold in my journeys”

Till next time… keep walking your spiritual path xx

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Alive To Face Another Day

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Wake up this morning and every morning and say
“I am alive, what a fantastic day to be alive. I am going to make it a blissfull day”
You are alive to face another day – woohoo!! That alone is a celebration! So let’s act like this each and every day.
Who can put their hand up to wanting to hit snooze several times, to moaning and groaning in your pillow that getting up sucks and grumbly you have to do this and that today?
And remember a time when you leapt out of bed even before the alarm got to ring, all excited for what was coming?
Which one made you feel better?
Wherever we put our energy, grows so why not make it a great start to the day and affirm before you are even out of bed what a mighty spectacular day you are going to have.

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There are No Negative Emotions

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There are no negative emotions if expressed in the right way. They are all valid and needed.
The only reason we feel they are wrong is because some where along the way we either say them expressed negatively or were told off and not allowed to by those bigger than us.
All emotions are valid and should be expressed though. You wouldn’t have been given them otherwise.
There are right ways and not so right ways to get them out though. But it is important you do…
Because those emotions that you keep pushing down. They need to get out in some way… so you start to see them leaking out in not so pleasant ways – stress, anxiety, illness and problems.
Nothing ever goes away until dealt with so let’s deal with them now while they’re fresh and a bit easier too than when they festered for years and…

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Why I Believe God Is Dead


Why I believe God is dead…

Or at least the mythological version which exists in most religious people’s mind.  To think there is some figure with a long beard living in the clouds is ludicrous and is the story given to children.  “God” is not that easily explained.  He/she/it is not human.  I’m not sure what god is, but I’m almost certain it is spirit and not “he”.  And I also believe the pronoun used to describe the force is important because using “he” immediately directs most people’s minds directly to the guy in the sky with the beard.

For Jews, Muslims and Christians the image of God was formed during a time in history when people viewed man as superior to woman, therefore men controlled the story.  And that story was that man was made in the image of God, more importantly it meant that God looked like a man; a premise I reject.

For most Christians the word “god” immediately has them picturing Jesus as a blue-eyed, brown haired white man walking through meadows; an image created 100% by Europeans for Europeans.  Jesus was neither white nor blue-eyed and there were few meadows in 1st century Judea.  More than likely he was a shorter man with dark eyes and a dark complexion similar to every other man and woman living in that area in 30 c.e.

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So what do I believe?

I believe there is a force or a spirit which exists in our world, but my “god” is not a fairy tale version of a man controlling and manipulating humans like chess pieces.  My god allows me to use my actions to directly impact my life.  My god allows me to make mistakes.  My god does not put qualifiers on love.  My god has no face nor gender. 

There’s a lot up in the air with my god because I simply don’t know; and I’m more okay with acknowledging I don’t know than pretending like I do.

I read a book many years ago Hymns To An Unknown God by Sam Keen and it changed my perspective on “god” forever and I highly recommend it for anyone.  It is not a religious book, but a spiritual journey journal.  In that book Keen touches on reforming a new version of what God means in modern society.

Trying to expand my brain in order to better understand deep philosophical matters is not easy, but I will not believe simply because I’ve been told to believe.  I must make it make sense for me.


Numerology with the Angels message for 14th Feb

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The best present you can give this Valentine’s day… is the gift of loving yourself. Not only does this make you a love magnet… it also goes out to everyone in your circle 💖💖

Numerology with the Angels message for 14th Feb

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Spiritually Malnourished

Issues from the Heart

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In an era where being health conscious is the order of the day the spiritual man is often neglected. The focal point of being healthy is on the physical man, while the theocentric part of man is left famished. Keen attention is directed to what should be consumed and its quantity. While this is good and important, I dare to say that we have missed the mark as it is not what enters a man that defiles him but what comes out. As such much focus should be given to the spiritual man.

The Bible characterizes humans as being able to display two types of reactions, namely the characteristics of the fruit of the spirit or the manifestation of the works of the flesh. Whichever is fed the more will be the strongest and more dominant in an individual. Although we all like to wear a mask and act like we are the…

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