So many things to ponder 🤔

Voodoo and Catholicism.

Hoodoo and Protestant Christians.

Growing up I never equated magical practices or beliefs with Christianity.

Actually quite the opposite. My encounters with most Christians pointed me in the opposite direction.

But why?

There are so many beautiful blends of religious beliefs that I was unaware of.

Never taught, never spoken of.

Is this intentional? Do some just have a natural embrace to it all and others can’t fathom the similarities?

In traditional Christian beliefs haven’t they always been separated by choice?

Or is this just my naivety to a world far outside my own?

Occultism…beyond religion

Occult is a very broad term. The belief beyond religion and science. Wouldn’t some say that certain religious beliefs are similar?!

What’s the difference?

What makes this so different then Spiritualism, Shamanism, and certain monotheistic and polytheistic religious beliefs?

What is the beyond?

What is the normal scope that it reaches beyond?

Is it truly possible for mere humans to possess these supernatural abilities?

Have you witnessed such a thing?

Ahh, To explain the unexplainable…

Food for thought…

What if… the key to peace is simply the act of understanding everyone has a story and granting the ultimate gift of “Forgiveness”.

During your last moments, your transition to the afterlife, what if your only hope was for the person you “wronged/hurt” the most to forgive you? What if they held the power and determined if you would experience true peace in your Heaven.

Oh the power that would give them/you. Would they choose to save another’s “soul” and grant you peace?

Now, Imagine the person that has hurt you unimaginably…

Now imagine them standing in front of you.

You just know you hold the key to their peace.

Even if they don’t ask for it, maybe not even want it…

Would you grant it?

It is not necessary

We do not have to change the beliefs of others just because they are different than ours.

There most be some truth found in all.

But… if we could open our minds to hear other’s’ truths, we could stop the division!

Can we learn from one another without the hate or fear?

Shamanism

Where to begin?!

Absolutely fascinating…intriguing!

What is typically frowned upon in one part of the world as possible mental illness or even possession, is revered in another!

This is what I’m talking about. While all opinions considered, where do yours originate? What research and consideration was applied?

Gifted/special/chosen individuals that have a lifetime of suffering until they follow their path. Abilities demonstrated since young childhood and still mistaken as ill.

Is it because we fear the unknown?

Is it because of what we are raised to believe?

Is it intuition?

If we as a society were to open our minds for a second to believe the “Impossible is possible,” maybe we could actually grow as a civilization.

To be tormented with no choice; all to help save and guide your people is without question honorable.

To be a medium, clairvoyant, and lead your people into the afterlife?!? How scary and enlightening that must be.

The question must be asked, in Western societies, are we drugging our prophets and healers?

How desensitized are we?!

In today’s society of social media and instant gratification; what have we exposed ourselves to along the way?

Thinking back to your youth, what was that first horrifying exposure experience like? Maybe the horror movie you weren’t suppose to watch or a traumatic instance that is forever etched in your mind. Is that where it all began?

Slowly over time seeing, hearing, and feeling these things made us just not quite react the same and with that overtime how desensitized have we become?

When we are exposed repeatedly, we lose the fight in us just a bit more. It creates a sense of “Oh there’s nothing I can do to change it or here we go again.”

How do we get it back?!? That fight for what’s right in life? That childish stubbornness that refuses to accept anything less.

Is it Spiritualism?

I would love to know the religious beliefs of Native Americans…

Doing some research it is a bit confusing.

From my understanding depending on location the beliefs did vary.

Christianity did heavily influence their ideology, but many of their beliefs were simply passed down orally through family members.

Anyone familiar that could share some thoughts 💭

It’s a bit sad that that their culture, beliefs, and history aren’t celebrated or shared more.

Ancient Egyptian Religious beliefs *polytheism*

Although not really practiced today according to my research. The place that many women held in those days is priceless.

The ideology that Gods and Goddess took many forms and may possibly be walking among us today is a rather impressive thought.

The care that they gave to those that passed over so that they could be prepared for the afterlife and one day return is remarkable…

Can you imagine a world in which these Gods and Goddesses were walking among us and literally carried thousands of years of knowledge with them?!?

Can you imagine…

My journey starting as simple as this and ending in exploration to other countries to celebrate their beliefs/rituals/ideation?

I can