Deity Concepts..... relationship with deity

Janesville, Wisconsin
May 13, 2007 11:46pm CST
Before I came to know Spirit Mystery personally, Spirit was a vague concept that I could not relate to or grasp... How would you describe your view of Spirit? G-d? Jesus? Allah? Is He/She/Em a reality to you or more of a vague concept? Or relationship with your Deity, or Deities.. Or your relation with G-d. - DNatureofDTrain
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
14 May 07
For me its a little complicated to explain...I believe that many of the deities arent seperate to me but rather a part of me and each of us really...the aspects of any given one are aspects that actually reside in us...There are however some that ARE seperate from me though.....Regardless of whether or not any given deity is within or outside, i've got a close relationship with many of them, though not all
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 May 07
I understand it is hard to explains.. Being Seperate and one all at the same time. In my path.. We end all our prayers with Alleh Ace Uno .. Means "All is one." German for all, and Ace Uno for Is One.. Interesting I had one Spirit that used to always say this to me, and it caught on.. and I thought it was important to always acknowledges that yes we are seperate, and yet one with all... Althought many do not believe in this. I understand you. :) . Thanks for sharing, - DNatureofDTrain
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
14 May 07
I see my relationship with my deities as highly personal. I see them as concrete beings, not vague concepts. I don't see them as some kind of far-away spiritual beings that I can't reach, but rather as my spiritual friends and family, that have formed loving bonds with me throughout my life. I know a lot of people for whom deity is a vague thing, who even often wonder about the existance of their god or gods. I just can't understand that point of view, because I've always been sure of what I believe, since I was a small child. Even while investigating other religions (which I love to learn about) I've never really felt that doubt.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 May 07
As a child, I always new and never questioned, but when I hit me preteen years and hit a serious depression, I found myself falling into the doubt trap, even totally lost touch with all things spiritual accept for my gifts of empathy, telepathy, and visions and dreams. Then I thought I was nuts, and just ended up terrified.. So the doubt is scary, and when you went from knowing to serious doubt it can be devasating.. I later found I was going through a serious growth stage... and after I came through it I was more aware of my place in the world, and all that doubt ceases to exist, as I had learned through experiences, and see unexplainable things... I understand the view of both knowing and not knowing, and it really takes serious faith if you do not know.. But the old Biblical saying of Ask and ye shall recieve.. I have witnessed as true when I personally start to doubt I ask for signs in nature.. and then I get a sign that eases that doubt or worry :) .. So I find alot of comfort in that.. I also enjoy learning and researching all faiths and traditions.. on my path it is required to learn all I can from everyone and everything, and live and walk my best way in truth. Take care, and thanks for responding. - DNatureofDTrain
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 May 07
I guess for me my first sign came when I was really young... I had dreams about a Goddess (though I didn't know it then, and only called her "Mother"). I didn't have any idea what was going on until I described her to my great-grandmother, and found out who she was. Since then I have seen depictions in books and descriptions in historical references that fit what she looked like to me... so I've never really been able to think maybe I made it up. There have been times over the years when I thought I was crazy, especially because I do actually have a mental problem (post-traumatic stress disorder from abuse I suffered as a child). But I never doubted that my Gods existed, just that they really cared about me. Even then, it pretty quickly was disproved, by signs in nature and such like you have talked about. I think it's wonderful that you had that period of doubt and found your faith again. In my case, I suppose I had that period of doubt about people, not about deity, if that makes any sense. It's strange for me being a pagan, and having grown up in an area that is almost entirely Christian. I spent a lot of my childhood being harassed over my faith, and I think in a way that made my faith stronger. I even at times wished I could change my religion to fit in, but my personal relationship with my gods just made it impossible for me.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
21 May 07
Yes, the doubt about people makes sense. I still struggle with that one on and off. And Althought it is unique to go from Christianity to Paganism you are not alone. I have spoken to many people who were lead through to Paganism the same way, despite their Christian community and upbringing... This flip flop in path values happens more often than people realise, being drawn towards the different or opposite path. I think it is so we understand the opposing viewpoint more, and have experience and lived to tell the tail to see both sides of the coin. Thanks for sharing :) - DNatureofDTrain
@riyasam (16571)
• India
14 May 07
well,JESUS IS MY PERSONAL SAVIOUR.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 May 07
Yes, and Jesus is a wonderful Savior. Thanks for sharing :) . - DNatureofDTrain
@Galena (9123)
14 May 07
God, however we interpret and interact with it, is the face we ascribe to the vast and incomprehensible forces of nature that drive us, and everything else around us. we can never ever hope to understand it, it's beyond our mental capacities. in order to develop a relationship with that creative force, human beings create Gods. I beleive that, and I beleive wholeheartedly in my Gods. they are completely real. but they are also a human way of understanding something too big to understand. this force is polar, so I interact with this force as a Goddess and a God. The Old Girl and The Old Boy. I see Her as a fairly feirce old woman. something of a Battleaxe, really. wise. stern. strong. He is an antlered man, and Wild and still. I've seen them, spoken to them, interacted with them, and yet I still know that their true form is something I could never mentally grasp due to it's vastness, and how different it is from us.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 May 07
Thank You for Sharing.. Yes, I agree trying to fully understand G-d entirely is truely impossible in our physical form :) .. I am used to praying to G-d as.. Mother of Mothers, Father of Fathers, and Spirit of All ascended masters.. .. I have seen and spoken with as well, Thank You for Sharing :). - Dana C. L. "DNatureofDTrain