wheel of the year
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Posted 8/15/2008 4:43 PM (#9258)
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I've been attending a new thought church recently, and have found that I like it pretty much, except for a few of the teachings that are a little fluffy for me. We've been making a lot of friends there. So I'm thinking about opening my home on important days on the wheel of the year for informal potluck type gatherings. As far as I know the next one is Mabon, on September 22. I don't consider myself a Wiccan but I do like to recognize the important days of the wheel, and usually recognize them alone. But this year I sort of feel like doing something different... if you were me would open your home?
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/15/2008 5:15 PM (#9261 - in reply to #9258)
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I'm an olde hermit basically, so not the best person to advise on this .... !

... But I would say, seek to discern what your heart is telling you and follow that

Blessed Be
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instinctual
Posted 8/15/2008 11:36 PM (#9279 - in reply to #9258)
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Hi Kirsten! I guess it is obvious to say that if you feel comfortable with these people, then go for it...I suppose it is also obvious to say that if you have to ponder it...then there is some hesitance that needs to be addressed, whether it be a trust issue, etc. Trust that instinct, girl! It will never let you down!
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Posted 8/16/2008 12:12 AM (#9281 - in reply to #9258)
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Timing is everything!
Hey Dancing Lady.....I was just in contact with someone whom we both know. I read to her your post. She was a bit hesitant to say anything, other than to exercise caution in what you do. She particulary emphasized about opening your door to those that have appearances of friendship, kinship and comradeship....her word was "comraderie". She would not speak to the point, but I know from her reticence that the vibe is "bad".
Just thought I would let you know, since we both know you and I trust her judgement implicitly.

Peace and Love,
Marty and Kitkats, a burst of flavor, Lucky, Poppy and SissyGirl
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soulfire
Posted 8/16/2008 10:45 AM (#9304 - in reply to #9281)
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Hey Marty! Thanks and tell her hello for me. I will definitely take it into consideration. Altho' they would be mostly close friends and supporters. She may also be picking up the complex and somewhat negative energy surrounding me right now. It would be hard to explain right now, but suffice it to say I'm going through the hardest stuff in my life right now and flying blind w/ it. Yet waht is life without growth, eh? Trying not to be anything but sure.
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Posted 8/16/2008 10:57 AM (#9307 - in reply to #9258)
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If you get to know them enough, and make sure all your personal stuff is placed in a safe place, I would do it. I have had my kids senior parties here, for the last three years. This past year we had more high school kids in our house then of all the last years. I just closed off my bedroom, so that my purse and stuff like that was in a secured place. Other than that... all went well with no problems.  I always considered my church organization my extended family (that was when I went). I do miss them, but just don't believe in what they  teach, so I cannot force myself to do it. If we had a open type of church here, I might do that one. I also thought about opening one, but then again, have no place to put all the people. LOL

Enjoy!
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/16/2008 2:51 PM (#9324 - in reply to #9307)
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Depends on trust, intention & knowledge.
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Posted 8/19/2008 11:40 AM (#9381 - in reply to #9258)
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HI Kirsten! Love your photo, you are beaming!!! How did everything work out with your decision about your home? Hope all is well
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/19/2008 11:50 AM (#9382 - in reply to #9381)
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Oh well done Lori - I kept meaning to say lovely new photo of Kirsten too - though the former one was equally great - and kept forgetting (maybe my English reserve unconsciously wondering if it was polite to comment on such matters!)

Holy Memory Synapses x

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Posted 8/19/2008 9:45 PM (#9410 - in reply to #9258)
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haHa! What Is it about English reserve? And why is it so freaking charming? ahaha! And what the heck is Island mentality?

Signed, Yankee Doodle
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/20/2008 3:42 AM (#9411 - in reply to #9410)
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Charmed I'm sure, thank you kindly ... has Island mentality got anything to do with insularity ? Or independence ?
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soulfire
Posted 8/20/2008 2:52 PM (#9440 - in reply to #9258)
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Thank you for the compliment on my pic. I happen to think I look somewhat like a crazed maniac, but maybe that's what people see.

I sent out invites selectively - we'll see if anyone shows up. But I figure that doesn't matter. I just wanted to put it out there, but I'm doing it *very* casual. After I sent out the invites I realized just how 'non-stressful' this has to be because I'm planning a Court of Honor for my son and a youth fundraiser that all came up at the same time! Thankfully I was raised by an organizational nut so I should be OK after making the appropriate lists.

(Edited for finger stutter)

Edited by soulfire 8/20/2008 2:55 PM
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Tracy Martin
Posted 8/20/2008 3:05 PM (#9441 - in reply to #9258)
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Actually I have wanted to say how beautiful you look in your photo too. Not a crazed maniac, but lots of gentleness, maybe some sorcery! I think it will be fun to have meetings in your home, new friendship, rapid transformational possibilities! 
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soulfire
Posted 8/20/2008 3:54 PM (#9443 - in reply to #9258)
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Tracy - you are so sweet and quite a poet, too, btw! I have for a long time considered myself an eclectic/practical witch so you were spot on! Wow an intuitive poet- can I be like you when I grow up? :D And I must give you credit for the help you gave me on my dissertation topic (another thread), because of the nudge I am getting my thoughts together, so hugs to you!
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Tracy Martin
Posted 8/20/2008 4:02 PM (#9444 - in reply to #9258)
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Thanks Kirsten! When I grow up I will let you know!

The poetry is fun..kind of like 'role playing' and it has been spontaneous too!

I have enjoyed "Wheel of the Year" ceremonies and celebrations for many seasons and years.

I feel hugged!!

I don't know why those letters are big and bold! Probably the Universe/Self responding!

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Posted 8/20/2008 4:15 PM (#9446 - in reply to #9444)
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I remember one year we did mehndi suns on each other at the summer solstice, and another time we had a small bonfire at Beltaine and did fire jumping (safely of course), but this was all just with my family. For a long time I've wanted to do something with friends...
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Tracy Martin
Posted 8/20/2008 4:53 PM (#9447 - in reply to #9258)
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We have done manifesting boards, corn dolls that get burned in the fire, maypole dances, hide and go seek in the Woods on Halloween. We always shared meals together being mindful of where our food comes from - how it is produced, what the chain of delivery was, from seed to plate. One young couple became pregnant (upon their wish!) before the next celebration, and delivered none months later during another celebration. We have done informal unrehearsed scripts/plays. Then, of course, there were the sacrifices.....hehehe.
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Posted 8/20/2008 8:20 PM (#9456 - in reply to #9258)
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opening your home to someone is a gift to yourself as well as the guest. there is no church or gatherings in my area that support my belifes, but i would open my home to others if there were any here.
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Tracy Martin
Posted 8/20/2008 9:13 PM (#9460 - in reply to #9258)
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Betcha there are wonderful hearts and minds there, o Searching one! How can a place attract only one awakening soul when we are all so connected? Tell me in a private message, if you like, the name of the town you dwell in.
More than two are gathered here!

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soulfire
Posted 9/18/2008 11:30 AM (#10296 - in reply to #9281)
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mruppert - 8/16/2008 12:12 AM

Timing is everything!
Hey Dancing Lady.....I was just in contact with someone whom we both know. I read to her your post. She was a bit hesitant to say anything, other than to exercise caution in what you do. She particulary emphasized about opening your door to those that have appearances of friendship, kinship and comradeship....her word was "comraderie". She would not speak to the point, but I know from her reticence that the vibe is "bad".
Just thought I would let you know, since we both know you and I trust her judgement implicitly.

Peace and Love,
Marty and Kitkats, a burst of flavor, Lucky, Poppy and SissyGirl


Marty- I just wanted you to know (and pass on) that she appears to have been 'spot on' as we go forward. I have had some exp in the past couple of weeks that have shown the true colors of some of our friends. Some good, some questonable, and some flatly muddied by materialism (think greasy salesman style). I feel we are at least going on with our eyes open. We have only had a few friends call and say they are coming Sat, and so far everyone is OK. We'll see. The timing of our get together is also a little stressful, so I'm just letting go of everything for now. I want to enjoy the equinox like I've been enjoying the full moon this week. Still my favorite time of year.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 10/8/2008 5:33 AM (#10901 - in reply to #10296)
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Wasn't sure where to post this note, and here seemed about right, in terms of festivals and celebrations.... just to recognise that today is Yom Kippur, probably the most sacred day in the Jewish calender, where atonement is made with God; atonement is an interesting word, as Joseph Campbell drew attention to, broken down it becomes at-one-ment



http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday4.htm
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Posted 10/8/2008 6:02 AM (#10910 - in reply to #9258)
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hi just noticed this post,i don,t know how long youve been attending said church,but i wouldn,t let anyone into your home,even if you think they are nice,if you do not know them very well,for a long time,this is just a feeling from me,even if this has come to pass while i post this,and people from this church have come,and they were ok,i would stil be very wary,some people may take advantage of your good nature,and try to gain your trust,sorry if i sound manic,just concerned,irisx
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soulfire
Posted 10/9/2008 11:32 AM (#10964 - in reply to #10910)
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Thanx for your concern, Iris. :)
It has happened, and not only did we only invite people we know, but we always take protective measures when inviting people into our home so we simply had a very nice time with no complications.
Blessings, SF
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