6.16.2005

Simplified Aura Colors


This is a simplified explanation of colors commonly found in auras.
I can't see auras, but am fascinated when someone looks me over and tells me what colors they see. Last month a young woman standing in a line ahead of me, turned and did just that.
I don't know how or when the colors change, but by last report - hers, I had an aura comprised of white, blue, and pink. I sound like I was swaddled in a baby blanket! Maybe it was just that I was surrounded by good people, in a natural setting ~ grass, forest, marshland, creeks, and all the wildlife that calls it home.
I wonder if my aura would be horrid colors when I'm in the city. Or jagged rifts of color in our apartment with the downstairs neighbor screamin at yet another abusive man ~ or maybe the same one. Alex & I can't decide if she keeps recycling the one or pickin up his clones ~ they all use the same script.
Should probably avoid anyone who can see my aura in this circumstance. Don't think I really want to put them or myself through this.

Aura colors and meanings:

Red: Strength, fire, energy, creativity. May indicate strong passion, mind, and will.

Orange: Creativity, warmth, emotion, courage, and joy.

Yellow: Wisdom, intellect, mental activity. Psychic ideas may be developing. Deep yellow may indicate over analyzing, and being overly-critical.

Green: Sensitivity, compassion, growth. Bright green indicates a healing ability.

Blue: Calm, quietness. May indicate the ability for clairaudience, & telepathy.

Violet: Warmth & transmutation.

Purple: Practical & worldly.

Pink: Compassion, love, purity, innocence.

White: Often seen in the aura mingling with other colors.
Alone: truth and purity.

Gray: Initiation, developing innate abilities.

Brown: New growth, earth color.

Black: Portent of illness, protection. Shield from outside energies.

Gold: Dynamic spiritual energy.


I've come to the conclusion that I need to live to be 150 to learn about everything that interests me. Yet another entry on my To Do list... lol

6.09.2005

Chatty Pagans


I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. Using chat as a way to search out and make contact with other pagans has been a great success over the last few weeks.
Stacie & I met online a coupla weeks ago and have chatted almost daily since then. She and her husband have 2 boys just a year or two younger than Alex, and they live only about 1/2 a mile from us.
Today I had meant to go over and meet Stacie in "real life". Unfortunately I'd fallen asleep and it was almost time for Alex to come home when I woke up. When she got in from school, she began begging to go swimming. This usually involves 15 minutes of quietly swimmming and diving, followed by an hour of bored chants of "Mom! Watch me... Mom?" but with other kids along we squelch that neatly. So I combined meeting Stacie and her kids with inviting them to come over and swim with Alex. Stacie and I got to sit quietly talkin in the shade while the kids hopped back and forth from the hot tub to the pool. They preferred the hot tub since the water of the pool was too chilly for them. Into July and August that shouldn't be a problem.


There are several groups and covens in the immediate area that we are interested in meeting. Making friends with other pagan families as the summer goes on will help us find our place within the local communities.




6.08.2005

Celtic Paganism FAQ


This is taken from a site I found today. The link at top will take you to it and you can explore more for yourself. But this sums up most of my beliefs quite succinctly.


Here is a guideline of the general tenets of Celtic Paganism (adapted from several Celtic Pagan groups, including Keltria and Imbas):

1. We believe in a living religion able to adapt to a changing environment; therefore we recognize that our beliefs may undergo change as our tradition grows.

2. We believe in divinity as it is manifest in the gods and goddesses of the Celts (from the pre-Christian era) and in ourselves. Polytheism, pantheism, panentheism, animism, and pan-polytheism are all valid theistic perceptions of divinity.

3. We believe that nature is the embodiment of divinity/divine forces and that we are a part of nature. Therefore divinity is inherently a part of each one of us.

4. We believe in honoring the gods through the cyclical celebrations of our ancestors and the historical Celts (i.e.: the four Fire Festivals). This includes developing a connection with the ancestors and land spirits. In our modern world, this means honoring our immediate and extended families, realizing how we fit in with our "global" community, and being aware of ecological issues.

5. We believe in the immortality of the spirit, that there is some type of afterlife, and that our spirit does not die when our body does.

6. We believe that our purpose is to gain wisdom through experience, and that we may undergo several incarnations to facilitate the variety of experience necessary to gain said wisdom.

7. We believe that reason and observation of Nature rather than doctrine should be used to gain clues to the Mysteries of life, the afterlife, and the universe.

8. We believe that all life is sacred, and should neither be harmed nor taken without deliberation or regard. We also believe that death should not be feared but celebrated, as it is a natural part of the cycle of life.

9. We believe in the relative nature of all things, that nothing is absolute, and that all things, even the gods, have their dark sides.

10. We believe that every individual has the right to pursue enlightenment through his/her chosen path. Therefore, our path is not the only path to enlightenment, nor will we preach such ideas.

11. We believe that learning is an ongoing process, and should be fostered at all ages.

12. We believe that morality should be a matter of personal conviction based upon self respect and respect for others. Furthermore, our behavior should be based on a moral code which stresses truthfulness, honor and personal responsibility.

13. We believe that natural law reflects the will of the god/esses and/or the supreme force in the universe to which we are all connected.

14. We believe that while men and women each have mysteries that are unique to their gender, they each have an equal part in Nature, one not being above the other, and this should be reflected in the community.

15. We believe our religion is open to and may be participated in by persons of any gender, sexual orientation, color, nationality, or ethnic background.


Find more information at Celtic Callings.


I need to explore Animism. I had never heard this term, but it may answer some of my questions and make sense of what I feel when I'm in nature.
Ah, another reason to read.
I never tire of learning.