Gods or Goddesses, any or none

Gods and Goddesses of old, their energy is still with us. I am still of the mind that we can’t look back for spiritual answers, we need to bring them forward. Where are the Gods and Goddesses of today? Do we see them and feel their impact in the world? or for some reason is that cosmology lost to us as modern people. Did the magic exist before and now is lost to us or are we not looking to see the magic created now? Do we look back because that is what we know or someone has written down so we can read about them?

Unee and the Temple of Why allows us to challenge all of these beliefs and shine a light on them to see what they are made of. Zeus was the God of thunder, where that came from seems pretty obvious, Aphrodite, the Goddess of beauty, Hades, king of the underworld. We used Gods and Goddesses to personalize things so we could relate to them. I can get behind that, we even thought we could harness their energy and work with them. Ok, I get that too.

21st Century, what does that look like? Unee, the energy of the Universe, constantly creating, constantly giving birth to the ever changing universe. Can we harness her energy? No more than the ancient Greeks could really harness thunder. But we can be conscious of it and align with the flow. See Unee as a person as I see her – if you want – if that makes it easier to relate to her.

Her face etched with rivers of time, her eyes reflecting planet Earth and the bluest sea, her hair silver white sparkling strands cascading down her shoulders. Her heart glowing like thousands of embers burning in a bonfire, her arms and legs graceful willow branches.

I talk with her, say good night to her, thank her when things go smoothly in my life and try to make adjustments if I am struggling. I know if I am struggling I am going against the flow of Unee, not with it.

Unee, Goddess of the 21st Century, co-creator, partner and guide. She is the beacon to which we can align and find our true path.

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Spiritual freedom

We have been conditioned to look outside ourselves for validation about pretty much everything, but especially spirituality. We are told the dead guys, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Moses are our source for true spirituality. Born in a by gone era, culturally so foreign to us, but still, by conditioning mostly based on fear, we look to their rules for truth.

We then look to spiritual leaders, pedophile priests, or bishops and popes who enabled and hid pedophile priests, pastors who preach against adultery while committing adultery, people with the same if not more hang ups as we have, for faith. They are some how someone through divine connection (they tell us) we don’t have, we have to follow.

The only thing we can be 100% sure of is we are surrounded by and composed of Air, Water, and Earth and the influence of Fire. We can’t live without any of them and their energy, strong, vibrant energy is what forms our lives. We all learned in science class that energy can not be destroyed or created and it is the lifeforce pervading everything.

We can learn to harness the energy of the elements by tuning into them and bringing our attention to them. We can start to direct the energy for our good and the collective good. And we should. This is the call to our purpose and destiny. Our spiritual essence, our own energy isn’t destroyed lifetime to lifetime, it is transformed. We can harness the energy of our past lives to focus and create a life now. The universe, Unee, is always a part of that equation, so even when we are working to create, she is our co-creator. We can work with her flow and start to be in synchronicity with her and that is tuning in.

Cooperation, collaboration support for our personal spiritual path is spirituality for the 21 century. Priest, priestess, guru are just an authoritarian power play of times gone by. Be free! Seek your own path be a spark or a lightening bolt that leads your destiny.

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Can technology be spiritual?

Spirituality is one human attribute that can not be replaced by technology. Spirituality is what defines the human experience versus a technological experience. We are teaching our technology to be smart and seeing a sharp increase in the uses for artificial intelligence, but technology will never be able to have a spiritual experience. In speaking with atheists over the years, they are generally unable to differentiate a spiritual experience from an emotional experience, they “understand” emotion, but are quick to dismiss intuition and spiritual encounters. Technology may be able to be taught the conditions by which a human experiences an emotion, sadness, anger, happiness, but the tangible spiritual practice that often results in an otherwise undefinable encounter will not be able to be replicated.

Atheists can be somewhat machine like being stuck in the false concept that what I can feel hear, touch and smell is all that is real. They freely accept changes in science based on new discoveries as scientific advancement, but the spiritual experience along with intuition is left behind as superstition. Anyone having had an unmistakable, life altering spiritual experience knows what that means and can try to explain it to the closed minded, but until it is experienced, it is dismissed. It is also possible that the discernment between emotional states and spiritual states is so blurred that they can not differentiate between the two states of being.

Technology can not experience anything spiritual and since that is what makes humans human, it will remain a barrier even the most advanced technology can not breach. That is why it is so important to be committed to spirituality – it differentiates us from animal and plant life and from technology. It gives us the human experience that gives our lives purpose and definition. It is truly the frontier for human advancement and given technologies progression, something that should be more consciously developed. We shouldn’t downplay and minimize that which makes our experience unique and important. Technology has moved us away from spirituality, but we need to refocus and put technology in its very useful, but clearly inferior place. It is a tool and can’t continue to replace authentic human experiences such as spirituality.

We need to make more time for spirituality and spend less time with technology or we risk losing our humanity.

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Full Aquarius Moon – Focused Intention

I love the Full Moon, I find her glorious. I had a priest from Franciscan University tell me that “Women were like the Moon, cold rocky places were it not for the reflection of the Sun or their husbands”.

Hmmm, I shortly disenrolled from my Graduate program there.

The Moon lights the dark sky shining bravely and mysteriously against the night. I would love to be compared to her in that way. The Second Aquarius Full Moon occurring reflects inner radiance and is a time for contemplating higher perspectives. There are all kinds of perspectives on the meaning of this Moon found with a quick google search – many worth the read.

Candles lit, I will work to prepare myself for my ceremony by bringing myself to an alpha state. The easiest way I have found to do this is as Laurie Cabot has described in her book , “Power of the Witch: The Earth, The Moon and the Magical Path to Enlightenment”. Laurie’s simple and effective method says to sit quietly, and imagine a red 7, then an orange 6, a yellow 5, a green 4, a blue 3, an indigo 2 and a sparkling white 1. You may have to repeat this a few times to experience an alpha state, but it the best way to focus and create a spiritual state of mind where your best work can be done.

After, I will do what I like to do to honor the Moon. I will gaze at her, photograph her, put out my crystals to absorb her energy and recharge and my favorite thing to do, bring a bowl of water outside. I hold the water so it reflects the moon and when I feel ready I drink the water and drink in the moon’s energy. It creates a spiritual vibe in my body that is nearly palpable.

I will also call on her and my deepest self to focus on what I would like to manifest in my life and, since it is an Aquarius Full Moon, what I think the world needs. I will call on the elements; Air from the East, Fire from the South, Water from the West and Earth from the North and ask them to join me. Then I will call on Unee and ask for her to be present pulling all of us together.

Now I will write all that has developed in my life this month since the New Moon, what is manifesting and showing itself in my life. I will write of the positive outcomes that I would like to happen for me and for the World. I will take my time and visualize each one. When I feel that I am done, I will take my thoughts and hopes outside with my manifestation chalice and burn them releasing them to Unee so they may appear in the physical world.

I will then smile at the Moon, thank the elements for joining me, thank Unee for being with us and say good-bye until the New Moon when we meet again.

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An Unee experience

Unee appeared to me in a vision. Her face etched with rivers of time, her eyes shining like the bluest sea, her hair silver white sparkling strands cascaded down her shoulders. Her heart glowed like thousands of embers burning in a bonfire, her arms and legs like graceful willow branches.

She spoke to me with an intense gentleness touching my soul and intuition with a vibrancy I had not felt before. She said I had questions and she appeared so she could answer, so I could communicate more easily with her.

Entranced by her presence I realized I did have questions. I asked her if we were her children and she laughed and said no, we were a part of her just as she was a part of us. I asked her if she has directs for us on how to live and she laughed harder, but gently and said why would she direct our lives? Our lives were for us to live.

I asked if she had wisdom to share and she said all of the wisdom she has we have also, we just need to listen to our intuition and trust ourselves. I sat looking at her and she at me in a gaze of unity.

She then said I am Air, Fire, Water and Earth and so are you. I am all around you and you can not be separated from me because you are me as you always have been. She said to call on our elemental brothers and sisters to help us, they each have their strengths that can be harnessed for good. Be aware of them, she said, treat them like they are your family because they are. She said with them we can manifest the individual and collective community, world and universe we would like to see.

It was nice seeing you, I told her, you as well, she replied.

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Women obey your husbands – NOT!!!

So this is the time of year when once again the Catholic Church insists on reading the first century, patriarchal defined Bible verse where women are instructed to “obey” their husbands. They justify this legalized discrimination by saying that it is a beautiful expression of men and women mutually valuing and caring for each other. It is anything but that.

There are also Biblical prescriptions for slaves to obey their masters and some how in the 21st century we have been able to acknowledge that that is inappropriate in modern society. Women however, must continue to be under the authority of their husbands because that is “god’s” will.

No, it is man’s will and it is a power play.

Women have to stand up against discrimination just as any oppressed group has in the past millennia. We don’t need to accept oppression in the name of god, not Christians, not Orthodox Jews, not Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists. It is misogyny plain and simple.

Unee represents women’s power spirituality. Women can step up and acknowledge their true intuitive, spirituality connected selves absent of male direction or domination. This is what true spirituality looks like, being able to find and walk your own spiritual path.

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Looking forward or looking back?

We in the Western world pride ourselves on being “forward thinking”, “progressive” (although that word has gotten a bad rap) “advanced” when it comes to science, technology and health care. So why when it comes to religion and/or spirituality are we always looking back, in most cases centuries ago, to define what we believe? We look to patriarchal religions, and they ALL were patriarchal, from cultures that don’t exist anymore to define our spirituality. Where are the Goddesses and Gods of today?

If we think Zeus, Diana, Brigid, Dagda, Hecate were mythical, why do we call on them to define what we believe? We dig through books and fragments, history and signs to see what they believed and try to create a religion that we think they practiced. Even more controversial, what about Jesus? We worship the Man-God who define life in a culture so completely foreign to us because of what he said over 2000 years ago. The Catholic Church leaders parade around in costumes worn centuries ago because somehow that makes them more authentic. Let’s be honest, they must feel very silly in the pointed hats and hot robes.

The energy of the Universe is our spiritual mother, of the Earth stuff we are born, the air we breathe sustains us and the water we drink is such a significant part of us perhaps here is where we define our belief. We can’t live without Earth, Air, Water or Fire. We can live without Jesus, Buddha, Moses and Mohammed.

Unee is the energy of the universe. She is not to be worshipped, just acknowledged and to live in awareness with her. She always has my back, even when I want the outcome to be different I come to realize whatever happened was the best thing for me.

Living in harmony with the elements and then working with them, remembering Unee and being conscious of my thoughts and what I put out by way of my thought energy. Maybe this is spirituality for the 21 century.

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Letting Go in Active Excitement

Trusting Unee allows active anticipation to engage in the new in excitement. Letting go and excitedly awaiting the direction life takes takes courage, but it also re-engages our lost sense of mystery. Too often we try so hard to control everything happening in our lives and that is the seed of disappointment. It is not so much that we are lowering the bar for expectation, but actively releasing the bar so we can be open to unexpected and often better outcomes. Not being afraid to wait it out and see what happens and then to actually look forward to seeing what can happen is liberating.

Unee blesses no one and blesses everyone, she is the holistic approach seeing what is best for everyone and everything. Balancing current situations against karmic ties she achieves the optimal outcome everyone.

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