Peace, Faith, Joy
These words have been important to me since I started my reboot of this site, they keep cropping up in my everyday life, I have decided to contemplated on them and below I have written as concisely as possible what each word means to me. The are obviously the bedrock to this sites new direction.
Simply fleeting moments spent in the company of the divine nature of all things.
A belief in a Divine Universal love based on spiritual conviction rather than proof or dogma
A state of pleasure and bliss that cannot be truly reasoned or obtained in any material way.
Going forward this site will be a reflection of these elements from time to time. We cannot continue to dwell on what has been done or said in the past. I have made many mistakes in my life, as I am sure you have.
Like me, you may have been a seeker who always resonated with elements of the christian message, but can not embrace the all the dogma of fear and separation that abounds in the Bible. Like me, you may be troubled and confused by the lack of love in the world.
If people find comfort, peace and joy in the old ways then I for one have not come to Judge, I just don’t and I just can’t. I know what people cloaked in religion say about people like me. I also know what they have done to people that don’t follow the dogma of the times correctly… Jesus on the cross comes to mind.
I find myself resonating with the sentiments of George Fox ( founder of the Quakers)
‘ as I had forsaken the priests, so I left the separate preachers also, and those esteemed the most experienced people; for I saw there was none among them all that could speak to my condition. And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could tell what to do, then, oh, then, I heard a voice which said, “There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition”; and when I heard it my heart did leap for joy. ‘
Like George Fox in 1647 maybe it’s time to go it alone and start anew. For one wonders if we ‘belong’ anywhere. In a world of information overload, I know adding another way of seeing life is probably the last thing we need, but then again for others like me, lost, alone and spirituality alienated maybe it’s worth the risk..