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The Colicky Shadow: A Short Memoir Series – Ep 2 & Conclusion (for now)

In “The Colicky Shadow: Ep 2 & Conclusion,” Shaunna K recounts her struggle with her unusually clingy baby who screamed constantly unless held. Despite misunderstandings from doctors and others, Shaunna clung to her love for her son, eventually embracing his neediness as a unique bond. She emphasizes the importance of maternal mental health and the resilience required in motherhood, aiming to highlight the often-overlooked struggles many mothers face.

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Breaking Free from the People Pleaser Trap: Embracing the “Danger” of Speaking Matter-of-Factly

In today’s post, we explore escaping the people pleaser trap, emphasizing the importance of speaking matter-of-factly. This approach involves recognizing our inherent worth, setting firm boundaries, and confidently speaking our truth, despite potential backlash. By doing so, we reclaim our power, honor our needs, and encourage authenticity, moving away from conformity and fostering personal growth. Emphasizing assertive communication and vulnerability, the goal is to liberate ourselves from the need for constant approval and challenge the status quo.

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Creating a Christian Ritual: Nurturing Self-Care and Closeness to God

Introduction: Self-care and spirituality are deeply interconnected, and incorporating rituals into our daily lives can foster a sense of well-being, peace, and a closer relationship with God. As a Christian, developing a personal ritual that combines self-care practices with spiritual nourishment can be a powerful way to honor your faith and nurture your soul.

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Sacred Rage: Righteous Anger

Today’s discussion centers on the concept of righteous anger within a Christian mystic framework, enhanced by astrological insights. Righteous anger is a deep, justice-rooted response to witnessed injustices, distinct from unchecked rage. Astrological influences from Mars encourage this potent energy, which can be channelled constructively through self-awareness and aligning actions with love and forgiveness. Key strategies include experiencing anger fully, exercising discernment, acting with compassion, forgiving while remembering, and prioritizing self-care. Embracing this energy can deepen one’s compassion and commitment to justice.

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Bridging the Gap: Communicating with Spirits as Revered as Saints

Exploring spiritual dialogue beyond religious conventions, I question the exclusive communication with saints and consider the broader potential for interaction with spirits, including unrecognized but virtuous individuals like my late mother. Her potent spiritual presence, transcending institutional limitations, exemplified the possibility of profound intercession and divine connection beyond recognized sainthood, challenging traditional notions of sanctity and spiritual exchange.

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The “Trinity” Controversy

Three years into a spiritual revamp sparked by a voice she believed was her deceased mother’s, Shaunna reconsiders her understanding of life, God, and spirituality. Gripped by the loss and familial strife, she hears a voice urging her to acknowledge mistakes. This revelation kickstarts her quest for truth, leading her to question and ponder the biblical underpinnings of the Trinity doctrine. She discovers that while the Trinity isn’t explicitly outlined in Scripture, the Bible’s teachings imply this complex unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a cornerstone of her faith’s doctrine.

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What is the “Divine Council”?

Several biblical texts describe a “divine council” of celestial beings who serve God and engage in decision-making, known as “sod.” These beings, while diverse, are depicted as subordinate to the Creator. Prophets sometimes access “sod” for divine revelations. Scriptures such as 1 Kings 22, Isaiah 6, and Jeremiah 23 illustrate this concept, differentiating true prophets who witness these councils from false ones. Psalm 82 and Amos 3:7 further highlight the council’s role in divine plans, as does the Book of Job.

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How the Bible Came to Be

The Bible, a collection of 66 canonical books, represents scripture recognized by early Christians and confirmed through consistent divine inspiration rather than church councils. The Old Testament matches the Hebrew Bible’s 24 scrolls; the New Testament has universal agreement on its 27 books among churches. Discrepancies arise with apocryphal and pseudepigraphal writings, debated for centuries. Central to the canon’s formation was the Holy Spirit’s guidance, distinguishing God-inspired texts from others, resulting in enduring Christian scripture.

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There Are Other Gods in Christianity

The author explores the notion of multiple gods in Christianity, considering translation errors and ancient language complexities. They reference scholarly work and texts, questioning traditionally accepted interpretations of the Bible. Acknowledging the presence of other gods in biblical passages, they suggest these deities represent fallen angels and liken global serpent worship to this perspective. The summary of biblical monotheism evolving over time implicates redactions in creating a monotheistic narrative from polytheistic origins.

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