Galaxy M51, visible just south and west of the last star on the Big Dipper's handle.
While I find much to sympathize with the pastors I described in my last entry, I suspect that there are a lot things we would not agree on. We may be in the same library, but I don't think we're quite in the same book. You see, I don't believe that God/dess and Creation are separate. Creator and Creation are one and the same. So if there is no difference between Creator and Creation, where do we stand? And if we are all part of the Creator, why do we treat each other like shit?
This was written by Rae Beth, who wrote The Hedge Witch.
I am the gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man
Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal;
and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before.
Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold,
I am the Mother of all living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.
I am the beauty of the green earth,
and the white moon among the stars,
and the mystery of the waters,
and the desire of the heart of man.
Call unto thy soul, arise, and come unto me.
For I am the soul of Nature, who gives life to the Universe.
From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return;
and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men,
let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.
Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth;
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength,
and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And thou who thinketh to seek for me,
know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knoweth the mystery;
that if that which thy seekest thou findest not within thee,
thou wilt never find it without thee.
I have been with thee from the beginning,
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.