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tw ms 1So I have always been one to do fun things anonymously. When I was a teenager I painted a huge sign that said smile and placed it among a highway. I’ve dressed up in long witchy wig hair and creeped along the cornfields at night. I’ve placed fortune cookie statements in people’s mailboxes and I’ve taped plastic forks with cake pieces on it to lawn gnome hands. I figure I could blog about it because most of you don’t know who I really am and if you do, then you have probably done some of these fun things with me!

Well here is my next adventure in doing free-spirited activities: I made charms I like to call Moving Statements…

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It is a positive, make-you think statement, laminated and made into a charm with recycled stuff (usually beads). On the back it says, “Keep or Pass Me On…” Hopefully people will see it and take it if they are inclined and either keep it for themselves or continue on the game of passing it on. I’m leaving them in public places. It’s a thrill to leave one. I like to imagine all the positive impacts it could possibly have. Even if it’s someone throwing it away, it still probably woke them out of their mundane routine. However, I doubt people will throw the charms away because they are so durable.

So far I’ve left one on a sink in a hospital bathroom. I’m planning on hanging them from public park trees, dropping them among the grocery store produce, sneaking them into on-sale clothes pockets and leaving them in elevators. Whatever floats my fancy. I’ve made a bunch, so I’m selling them for cheap at Twitchy Witchy, too. Have fun!

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Another option: You could even print out your own sayings you want public and tape them up places. It won’t destroy property, but it is still getting out there.

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Language is what defines our reality. In a postmodernistic view, where reality is subject to everyone’s own perceptions, language helps form our realities and can be different for different groups and individuals.

Words convey symbols. But what one word may convey to one person, can mean something so different to another. (Just think of all the connotations connected to the word “magic”).

It seems that with all religions, everyone has a word for God, but the words themselves do not match.

In fact, I personally think the word “God” is still too limiting to what it is I feel the Infinite Spirit represents. The word God feels so human to me. I once read in a Hindu scripture (can’t think of exact one) that people need a personal view and an impersonal view of God, so all the deities help a person connect to God, as there is a humanistic image of He or She, the impersonal view is called Atman (God within) and Brahman (God outside of ourselves). The goal is realizing that they are identical.¬† I like this perspective, as do many.

However, the word God, or even Goddess, is still limiting in it’s symbolic form. At least for me. Even if I try to connect to the impersonal God, I still end up imagining this old dude in the sky. Some people have an androgynous form of God they like to connect with, but it is still so human. Here’s the thing… out of all the hundreds names for God, what is it that God really means? What is it that God is?

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~LOVE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If everyone could just accept this about everyone else’s gods, this would be the start of peace.

If everyone could just place LOVE on their altars, we would have the ultimate ideal for our lives.

LOVE is limitless. It has infinite forms. This is why there are so many deities and ideas of what they are. The world needs so many forms of Love. From the love of creativity to the love of the future generations to allow for death. Love is why we are here. Even if your parents conceived you from what most would deem as loveless sex, you were still conceived because they desired connection.

LOVE IS CONNECTION.

I am not saying I’m giving up on paganism or the God’s. Since love is infinite and we are part of this Infinite energy then there are many forms. Just like there are many, many people born to serve Love in many ways (teachers, musicians, librarians, leaders, garbage truck drivers, mothers, morticians, acrobats, etc…) there are many deities needed to serve Love in many ways¬† (Allah, Kali, Diana, Jehovah) and yes, many saints and prophets and wise ones (Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, Mother Theresa, You?). And let’s not forget about the animals and plants of this world!

Thus, I am a servant of Love. I am love and you are love.

So Blessed Be

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