Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Reincarnation: do you believe in it?

I could answer this very simply by saying, Yes – I do. Which is absolutely true, but then you leave all the “whys” hanging in the air. The real question is, why not?

I believe everyone has a Soul, a shard of the great driving force at work in our Universe. A Soul’s principle follows along the same lines regarding the scientific laws of matter, it cannot be destroyed nor can be created. At least not by human hands that we’ve seen so far. If matter cannot be destroyed it must take on a new form or shape as needed.

When we die, we shed our physical vessels (bodies) and the Soul merely seeks to take on a new form. This form can re-manifest in this plane of existence or another as just about anything and everything depending on the agreements (Aye; some of us believe in this too. Whole other lengthy explanation there) we make prior to being incarnated on the plane we are looking to exist upon. More

Daily Prompt Response: All About Me

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

Yes; the response to this might be late, but better late than never, aye?

When I was initially creating my blog I sat for probably a good 10-15 mins trying to think of a good title. I knew I wanted to create a new blog, as I lost access to my old LiveJournal and the customer support wasn’t exactly being very helpful with recovery, but thinking of titles is sort of a last-minute thing for me. I’m a little too easily excitable sometimes when it comes to new ventures but that’s not all bad (I still want my LiveJournal back though *le sigh*).

Being a poet who sometimes fancies using the term “Bard” now and again for herself, for fun mind you, I decided something a little old-fashioned and perhaps harkening back to a different sort of thinking/phrasing might be nice. Thus resulted in the title you get for my blog.

Aside from feeling like an inside joke of sorts the title of the blog says exactly what the blog is about, “The Musings of Lady Gwendolynn“. It says it’s about whatever I am, whoever I am at whatever given point that it is now. For those who read my blog, they also know this means I talk about anything and everything, but preferably if I can find something to discuss regarding Spirituality, the meaning of life or something else – those are my most favorite subjects next to inspirational (though I don’t always know which posts of mine are categorized as that).

And now you know! And knowing is half the battle G. I. Jo- oh wait, whew! Almost made that mistake again. Thanks for stopping me!….I still want to do it now. Darn it!

Thanks for reading!

~Infinite love and gratitude, blessings – Namaste~ _/\_

The Illusion of Maturity

Experience

Experience (Photo credit: djniks)

While this may not be anything new to some of you and there could be a ton of stuff out there on this subject, we all have to tell our stories and point-of-view on certain subjects at some point, in our own way. So here’s mine on “Maturity“.

People like to throw this word around like a rag-doll all too often, Maturity. If you’re into dating older people than yourself there may have been a time or two you might have heard, “I thought you were more mature than that“. Those are dreaded words for, I’m sure, any good young man or woman to hear. Sometimes it is true. Other times it is a matter of the other party, the one thinking they are more mature themselves, that are missing the bigger picture entirely.

They forget that you are younger, they treat you as an equal but they may find themselves setting their standards a bit higher than they should, perhaps unfairly so. They set themselves up for disappointed. They also forget to use their understanding, compassion and tolerance. Hence the disappointment when you do anything they consider “Immature” and fall from the pedestal they put you on. However, I have come to understand that there is a difference between “Saying” one is mature and “Acting” or rather “Demonstrating” how one is more mature. More

You Want the Truth?! You Can’t HANDLE the Truth!

English: The Priestess

English: The Priestess (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So a discussion with my S.O. (significant other) reminded me of this topic I wanted to write a few weeks ago. I initially wasn’t feeling up for writing today/yesterday, but had a change of heart as soon as I remembered this, feeling it was far more important to write than to not write at all. As a Priestess there are situations I encounter I’m uncertain of how to resolve or solve. When I run into a situation like this I try to consult with friends, because I don’t know many other Priests or Priestesses I want, can and have access to talk to – not to mention trust. Believe it or not – I don’t feel I can talk and or trust every Priest or Priestess I meet, neither should you unless you get a good vibe.

Often times these experiences I have come to me through personal growth-life lessons. I don’t always know what “Pearl of Wisdom” I am meant to gleam from the situation, but I typically hope the right choice I eventually do make will result in the da-dah-da-DAAAHHH! prize (the wisdom, :P ). Not only will I be able to use this information for myself, but more often than not – what I have learned can help heal or benefit others in some way shape or form. Which is exactly what I use it for with anonymity established out of respect, of course.

Now, some of you out there may be asking, “Alright Gweny, I follow you. Though I’m confused about where the title of the article comes into this.” and we’re getting to that – now. The situation I was discussing with my S.O. had to do with someone who said and at times demanded to be told the Truth - always. This also meant the Blunt, honest to God/dess, Ugly Truth. Overall, I admit I’m a pretty honest person. I may omit things for typically a very good reason. It’s something, I think, most honest and good people do too. I don’t sugar-coat but I try to be honest in a way that is compassionate, understanding and will be accepted and understood – or close enough. If not, maybe they aren’t meant to learn that lesson from me. No biggy. More

That’s Mine, That’s Mine & That’s ALSO Mine

Various neopagan religious symbols (from left ...

Hail and well met from Vancouver B.C. once more! I’m doing a little better today (as I have been a little under the weather last  few days) and  I have yet another topic for you. Sorry, on a bit of a semi-religious kick. Don’t mean to be – just happens to be the way of things, but at least it’s on topic on what I usually love to talk about in general. This is definitely a “Food for Thought” topic today.

Something I have heard and seen is a good handful, possibly more, people out there in the Rescontructionist communities like to say, “That’s ours, that’s ours, you STOLE that from us – it’s originally ours!” to anything that they feel originally was a part of their ancestral traditions. This ranges from holidays to holiday activities to general rules/guidelines, beliefs, principles and other things.

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Ego vs. Spirit – What is the Difference?

This person is sitting on the embankment of th...

This person is sitting on the embankment of the harbor of Wijk bij Duurstede and looking to the moored boats. (Photo credit: dirkjankraan.com)

Some of us out there often wonder how people can treat others poorly without a single thought, care or concern for the mark they leave behind on the people in their lives or that they meet on the street, even the internet. I’ve especially wondered this myself when it concerns people who are very “Egocentric” vs. “Spiritcentric“. In order to understand the two words though, you need to define them. What does Egocentric mean?

Egocentric – Definition from Dictionary.com:

1. having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things: an egocentric philosophy that ignores social causes.
2. having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one’s own; self-centered: an egocentric person; egocentric demands upon the time and patience of others.
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Lying Naturally

me and my friend

me and my friend (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In light of some recent events – I feel like I have enough to work with to finally write this up and publish it thanks to a special muse. It isn’t my old muse. It’s a new one.

An online friend I chat with now and again once told me Psychology can be interesting and fun, but they remarked upon the fact that some of the higher levels of Psychological study, such as social/physical cues when others lie, can be pretty tough to handle and deal with on a daily basis. He understood how the ignorance of not knowing what he does now, could be considered bliss.

When we don’t know those we love or otherwise are lying to us – than there is no real suffering or pain, until perhaps the truth, whatever it may be, is revealed. But if you knew every time someone lied to you, how would that make you feel? Some people believe lying is NOT a natural thing at all, that in fact only humans do it but why? Thing of it is – lying IS a natural instinct. We have only to look to nature in all her splendor to see how it is. There are some types of moths or butterfly for instance that have certain types of patterns on their wings to help them nearly become invisible to the naked of eye of predators, by making them appear to be a face of another animal, a leaf, or something else entirely. There are even more animals out there whose fur changes colors as the seasons change to better blend-in with their surroundings during the winter or spring. It’s a type of deception that is for survival. More

What Makes Someone Beautiful – to Me

Tibetan endless knot

Image via Wikipedia

I’ve been exploring this venue since I was wee lass to the present and beyond (I’m sure). What makes someone beautiful to me – isn’t just “physical” it is also mental and spiritual. Their heart and soul. Are they intelligent? Can I have a conversations with them that keeps my interest? Do we share any common interests? What type of “character” are they? What are their morals, codes, ethics, philosophy, belief, and conduct? What is important to them as human beings? What kind of “company” do they keep (by company I mean “friends”)? How do they treat others?

I try to look at a person from many levels & angles. I look at their actions and listen to their words to see if they hold true to what a person believes. Or if they are merely wearing a “Mask” over their true intentions. I feel every person has a great amount of depth that is WORTH exploring and learning about that makes them beautiful. Yes; some people read like “books” but there still must be something, to me at least, that makes them unique as human beings.

To me, beauty is many things and yet so much more than words can adequately describe. What is beauty to you?

~Namaste~

A Father’s Rules For Finding Fulfillment

A Father’s Rules For Finding Fulfillment. I actually really enjoyed this and I could just imagine hearing my own father’s voice uttering these words to me if he were still alive.

How Does One Stay True to Themselves?

5 Masks by Joseph Michael Linsner

Topic: 272 Posted by “The Daily Post“:

I feel part of the answer to, “How do you discover who your true self “ lies in how you were raised, what is important to you, your moral, codes, ethics and what you KNOW you are not and what you do NOT agree with. Our environment, friends, and family shape us early on in life as does eventually society as we get older. We are taught what “Society” feels we should believe is “Beautiful” or “Acceptable” in life. We are taught things such as “Sex sells” and that we can’t be “Fat” we should try to be “skinny” like Barbie, or “It’s not okay to cry, you’re a boy, so SUCK IT UP”. More

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