Saturday, July 11, 2009

Looking in all the wrong places

Sometimes I get annoyed with all the religious/spiritual path claptrap. I used to read a blog about toltec wisdom, a pretty blog but with no real content. I stumbled over it again today after having seen references in other blogs that people were buying books about it (toltec Wisdom, not the blog). Oh puleeze...you want a history of it google it, I did, I wasn't impressed. Especially about toltecs being part of the Aztec mythology; discovered by Carlos Casteneda who never impressed me either or anything New Age-y, drug-induced or consciousness altering. All the airy-fairy bush-wha; candles and crystals and drums (oh, my!) - whatever way someone could devise to separate people from their money. Of course that applies to most organized religions as well - buy yourself some forgiveness, pennies for penance. I don't really want to go there.

I've said it before, I will say it again - If you are looking for answers then look within. Doesn't take any special paraphernalia, training, music, or pimped out guru. You don't need to change your name, or how you eat or who you live. You want to see god? Look in the mirror. You want answers? First figure out what the questions are and then be prepared to find out there are no answers. Realizations but not always hard answers.

I am a person of Faith. I believe because I have no choice but to believe. I tried not believing, didn't work. What do I believe in? I believe in the circle. No capital letters, no name, no anthropomorphic image. Even using the word "circle" bothers me, but human beings seem to have this need to name everything. I can understand that but now it has go to the point where it interferes with communication. The same word will mean different things to different people.

Sometimes I will say I believe in the "Universal Intelligence", or a "Higher Power", tho I'm not so crazy about that one, the word power has a negative connotation for me.

I just get so annoyed with the "follow me" philosophy. Everyone is looking to follow when all they have to do is look - within themselves. It's all there. Always has been, always will be. Why is that so hard to understand?

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