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the trinity

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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The Mystical History Behind the Tarot

This blog post delves into the life and artistic contributions of Pamela Colman Smith, particularly her role in designing the iconic Rider-Waite tarot deck. It explores the influences on Smith’s work, including her involvement in the suffragist movement and her spiritual journey, which culminated in her conversion to Catholicism. The post examines the intersection of mysticism and tarot, highlighting how Smith’s illustrations bridge the realms of occultism and spirituality. It also reflects on the enduring appeal of the tarot as a tool for introspection and self-discovery, drawing parallels between Smith’s life experiences and the themes depicted in her tarot cards. Ultimately, the blog post underscores the profound connection between mysticism and the tarot, emphasizing their role in guiding seekers along the path of spiritual enlightenment.

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Lilith. Adam’s First Wife?

Perhaps that is why you enjoy reading my thoughts on things like this, because I’m honest. I say it the way it is. I’m not afraid to call out the shit in the Bible that I find confusing, yet still love God and believe in Jesus (and say shit without feeling bad).

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4 Phases of Mastering Prayer

Learn the four phases I had to learn in order for my prayers to turn into blessings. My life was forever changed and I share with you those rituals, secrets and stories that all played a part.

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We Need the Darkness

As this year’s Autumn Equinox approaches, I have been finding myself drawn to darkness…

No, I’m not talking scary darkness. I’m talking about actual darkness, a dark room, a night sky, etc.

In a recent Instagram reel, I talked about looking forward to my dark autumn mornings, before the sun., and how that helped me find an odd sense of peace and stability.

I didn’t focus too much on that. I figured it was just me, being me, that this was normal and not a big significance. Turns out that simple comment is more profound than I thought.

I have been feeling myself being drawn to the night sky for some time now… I always have. I walk barefoot under new and full moons. I sit on my porch often, taking in nature and listening to the crickets. Since beginning those little “nightly rituals”, I have noticed my life adjust for the better in interesting ways…

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We ALL Have Rituals

rit·u·al?/?riCH(o?o)?l/?noun?a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.?”the role of ritual in religion”?adjective?relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite.?”ritual burial”?A ritual, for me, is the act of many of my mundane tasks that I take great care and enjoyment doing.?We All Have Rituals

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Are the Stories of the Moon True?

In Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Emilia tells Othello that the moon has “drawn too close to the Earth” — and driven men insane.

The idea that full moons hold power, can disrupt emotion state of minds, and might even cause physical illness or changes, is a very strong belief for generations and even in today’s generation.

In fact, one study says that nearly 81 percent of mental health professionals believe that the moon has the power of making some people ill.

Here’s what researchers have found about the moon’s effects on human bodies and behavior.

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