I had planned to write a post called, “Practical Magic,” featuring sure and easy ways to bring more magic into everyday life. I promise I will write that post soon; however, I had a little Facebook rant this morning that seemed valuable. People say they appreciate my “emails turned blog post” so here’s a mini-rant turned blog post.
Context was a debate about some petition going around to bring Jesus back into the public school system. Responses ranged from outrage to complete support to suggestions for non-denominational moments of silence. I am actually a big fan of Jesus and find his words and divinity both wise and liberating. I am not a fan of how his words and teachings have been manipulated over the centuries.
Well, I’m not a fan of any manipulation. I value freedom. Not just “freedom of religion” but freedom in the sense of “liberation.” You could say I’m a “live free or die” kind of gal. Karmic ties, familial or societal “expectations” or deliberate, calculated mind control: if I see it happening, I like to provide people the means of releasing themselves. We live on a free will planet, so no one needs to unlock the shackles, but I feel an obligation at least to point out the existence of handcuffs (self-defeating restrictions or external controls) and to remind people that they themselves have the power to release. We really do hold the universe within ourselves and we have access to so many guides, such love, and so much power wanting to flow through us!
So … without further preamble, the rant:
“Very interesting line of discussion. As for founding father’s intent, historical research shows that they were VERY into their spirituality, and this country was founded with the intent of becoming a “new world.” I would NOT call them Christians, though. Deists, yes: “Deism is knowledge of God based on the application of our reason on the designs/laws found throughout Nature. The designs presuppose a Designer. Deism is therefore a natural religion and is not a “revealed” religion.” [They were also mystics who felt this design and order could come to them in a variety of ways — that we each have the potential to become Divine.]
As far as religions being imposed, though, this country has never actually had a separation of religion and state. It’s just been done very surrepticiously with lots of symbols coded to program the subconscious mind — for those who know the symbols, a path of “enlightenment and power” and for those who don’t know them, a path of following w/o questioning. These symbols are embedded all over the capitol as sacred geometry, numerology, references to the goddess minerva, etc.
I’m not taking sides on this issue, btw. I just happen to study symbols, sacred geometry, Runes and other codes. They’re all over the place, especially in the financial system and other sources of power! The people in power in this country know these codes and are working them to get what they want, both in and out of the public school system.
Dan Brown’s book “The Lost Symbol” shares a lot of research along these lines, although I came upon that book after many years of study myself. What’s odd is that the Catholic Church has been using many of these same symbols for millenia, with very similar effect.
IMHO, one of the biggest ways to ensure freedom of religion and I would actually add freedom of thought … would be to educate the populace about symbols and how they affect consciousness. My late step-grandfather was in advertising and used to tell me just how easy it is to manipulate people. Turns out he was right.
The more I’ve studied these symbols and their effects, the more I see how they’re being used. The symbols themselves are just tools. As my friend Tim Glenn says, “A hammer can build a house or bash someone’s head.” It’s all in the intent of the one using the tools. Enough rope to free or hang oneself. The problem is that w/o education most people don’t realize they can free themselves or even that they aren’t free.
So … we can fight about whether or not to have Jesus in schools or prayer or a moment of silence in schools, but until people wake up to how they’re being programmed on a daily basis everywhere they look, there is only minimal freedom of thought or freedom of religion.
LOL, sorry for the rant. It just upsets me when I see how easy it is and that a bit of education would shift the symbols from a position of power over into one of power to. Then people could truly make up their own hearts and minds about what to follow, worship or how to live.”
Thus ends the rant. As many of you know, I have a series of portal doors flowing through me, and I employ Runes, Sacred Geometry, tarot and other ancient symbols into the doors. I’ve painted them for myself and others have commissioned them. The process has evolved, and I recognize a universal aspect even in the doors coded for private intentions, hopes and dreams.
Some people have wondered why I include “occult” symbols in my work if I am not trying to control others. Occult simply means “hidden,” and in my opinion, these tools have remained hidden long enough. We live in a rapidly disintegrating world. We need builders. And we need builders who hold visions of a better world. If visionaries cannot access the necessary, helpful and powerful tools the world will take much longer to rebuild.
I love this planet! I see the beauty around me, and I personally believe it’s worth not only saving, but reclaiming and enhancing. I would like Earth not only to survive but to thrive. My work puts me in touch with some amazing souls with huge hearts. I see people wanting to make a difference and some of them already are in big ways. Others feel a bit lost or would like to make an even bigger, more positive difference. They just don’t know where to start.
If you feel confused and you know nothing or very little about symbols, I would encourage you to learn. You don’t need to become a master in order to free yourself. Just as in manipulative relationships the manipulative person loses some of their hold once the “victim” recognizes the patterns and mechanisms, we as a planet can do so, too. The more these tools find themselves in the hands of benevolent builders, the better world we can all enjoy.