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 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Synchronicity and other things along that line - maybe...
Posted: 12/24/2007 5:04:21 PM
A couple of theories on the multiple numbers thing, from the Angelscribe website:

From one of Doreen Virtue's books-Angel Therapy, I think:



here is a thumbnail explanation of the number sequences that the angels use to communicate with us:

Whenever you see the sequence 111 or 1111 show up, it is a great sign of a golden opportunity. Both sequences mean that a "doorway" has opened up in which your intentions and goals will manifest extremely quickly. The Angels have taught me to focus my thoughts and intentions whenever I see 111 or 1111, almost like making a wish when a cake with candles is presented to you.

In addition, you may notice that 1's show up next to other numbers. The other numbers mean something, too. Anytime you see the number "4" next to 1's, it is a sign that the Angels seek to help you to manifest your heart's desire. For instance, 114, 411, etc. Four ones -- 1111 -- which adds up to "4" means that the angels want you to ask them to get involved with manifesting, especially when the manifesting involves your life's purpose or giving service to the world.

1's next to 7's means that you will experience great fortune, synchronicity or what some people would call "good luck" that will lead you to manifest your heart's desire. A "9" next to the 1's means that your goal is almost completed and/or that you are coming to the end of one phase of your life (one door is closing and another is opening). A "3" next to the 1's asks you to surrender your goals and desires to Spirit, and ask for guidance about what to manifest.


and then this one:


from Rob in the Netherlands:

I had been practicing the Merkaba meditation now for almost one and a half year. This I had learned from a facilitator from The Flower of Life which, as an ancient secret and very powerful meditation, has been brought back to earth by Drunvalo Melchizedek. According to Drunvalo the numbers have the following meaning and in these final times will repeatedly show up in our lives because of the process we have to go through. Here they are:

Three of more of the same number (digital clock 2:22, 11:11, etc.) 111: Energy flow * Enhancing whatever level you are presently in *

111 or 1111 Energy flow of water, money, sex, kundalini, magnetic
It happens when one of these energies manifests.

222 or 2222 In the middle of the process of resurrection or the process of ascension

333 or 3333 A decision number. Either one of the following can happen: 666 = material world or 999 = spiritual world.

444 or 4444 The Resurrection number.

555 or 5555 Christ consciousness

666 or 6666 Material world, chosen reality.

777: Symbolizes an integration of some portion of the four lower bodies with higher spiritual frequencies within the third-dimensional plane, or at level in which you are manifesting your physical reality on the Earth plan

888: Symbolizes infinity * The unified spiral of the physical merging with the Spiritual * Moving toward the completion of the ascension process through the energies of the 222 and 444

999: Symbolizes the three levels of the triune * completion

000: Great Void * Experiencing a null zone * switching or moving into a new energy field

11:11 Beginning of a whole new level or phase of development * Another dimension or frequency of experience * A PORTAL WAY OPENING *

12:12 A COSMIC CONNECTION * A bridge to the future * Signifies a level of completion or graduation.

Pay attention to clocks, license plates, perhaps what you were doing at the time you saw that particular number.......what were you thinking, etc. I have found these to be very much a signal or sign after I have asked a question etc.


Just throwin' it in...for what it's worth. Peace.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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God is Dog Spelled Backwards
Posted: 12/10/2007 5:57:20 PM
And then there is the agnostic, dyslexic insomniac who lies awake at night wondering whether there really is a Dog

Forgive me...I know it's an old one, but one of my favorites
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Impotence
Posted: 12/9/2007 8:08:02 PM

when you fall in love with someone, they become beautiful to you.


My thoughts exactly


Like it or not, we age. And unless we learn to love each other in spite of our aging and learn to love ourselves and others even if they are aging, we won't be able to find love


Thank you, friendlyldy, for putting this into words for us. You said it beautifully!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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non dualism
Posted: 12/9/2007 1:22:04 PM

the highest Yogic belief systems see this world as pure illusion like one long dream. They only believe in ONE being that is experiencing itself in this grand play of life. Pretty far out belief system, but I have been exploring it, just curious if others were.


I've been exploring this belief system, too...through A Course In Miracles and the Conversations With God books (among many others). I agree with you... it is a pretty far out belief system, but once it touched my soul there was no turning back for me.

I still have trouble sometimes trying to conceive of myself as connected to All and to the One...not to mention the difficulty in conceiving of myself... actually, all of us together... as God. I had a religious upbringing that called that blasphemy, so it is a difficult thing for me to wrap my mind around. When I find myself having trouble with it, I try to relate it to drops of water in the ocean. We cannot really tell where one drop of water begins and another ends -- and "all together" they are the ocean.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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did i do the right thing?
Posted: 12/8/2007 4:09:44 PM
kurt, I congratulate you for holding to your principles. You shouldn't even have had to go into the stuff about your ex...it should have been enough to tell her, "I'm not ready...it's too soon for me." You don't have to feel bad about breaking it off with her...the two of you obviously see things very differently, and it doesn't sound as though she respected your feelings on the subject at all. You were wise to break it off when you did. You two only dated for a week...she'll get over it. I know you feel bad to have hurt someone, but I'm sure you saved yourself...and probably her, too...a lot more hurt in the long run. Good job. Hugs
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Do you believe in ghosts?
Posted: 12/8/2007 8:23:39 AM
Shadowdancing, I didn't mean it made ME sad and fearful...I meant that it seemed like a sad and fearful belief system. ..but...as I said...I certainly respect them. I don't want to "skip over" your posts or anyone else's, because I do like to hear what everyone has to say about their beliefs. I'm sorry if I offended you in any way...it's just that these are ideas I've never heard expressed by anyone before, and I was wondering where you came upon them (books, church, etc.) Very interesting to me that you came upon some of them through a near death experience. Would be very interested in hearing more about that.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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what movies can u relate to spiritually ?
Posted: 12/6/2007 5:57:49 PM
I thought that What Dreams May Come was pretty neat...it's kind of the way I think the afterlife may turn out to be. Also, it had great FX, and I do love FX.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Impotence
Posted: 12/6/2007 4:44:24 AM
Desertbro,

Very, very cute! You are pretty talented!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Synchronicity
Posted: 12/5/2007 4:59:13 PM
Synchronicity...the kinds of coincidences that make you believe that some Divine Intelligence knew just what you needed, even before you knew you needed it, and ...like a miracle... there it was.

James Redford, author of the Celestine Prophecies and The Tenth Insight, wrote a book entitled The Celestine Vision: Living the New Spiritual Awareness, in which he focuses strongly on synchronicity as an indicator of transformation of awareness (or, as Jung maintained, as a law that operated to move human beings toward greater growth in consciousness) and personal spiritual evolution. A couple of examples of synchronicity from this fascinating book:



Abraham Lincoln wrote of one such coincidence that happened in his youth. At that time, Lincoln felt that he was to do more with his life than be a farmer or craftsman like the other residents of his Illinois community. One day he encountered a peddler who had obviously fallen on hard times and who asked Lincoln to buy an old barrel of goods, mostly worthless, for a dollar. Lincoln could have easily brushed off the failed merchant, but he gave the peddler the money and stored the goods. Only later, when he cleaned out the barrel, did Lincoln find among the old cans and utensils a full set of lawbooks, with which he studied to become a lawyer and went on to pursue his remarkable destiny.




Deepak Chopra, a leading advocate of the new mind/body medicine, talks about a series of experiences that first led him to seriously consider alternative medical approaches. Up until that time, he had practiced medicine as a traditional Western M.D. and held prestigious positions at Harvard and other universities as a professor of immunology. Then his life began to change. During a trip to deliver a lecture, he was invited to visit with an Eastern leader of meditation, who suggested he study Ayurvedic medicine, an Eastern approach that focuses on the prevention of disease. Deepak dismissed the idea, wanting nothing to do with any approach that sounded mystical. After the meeting, he drove to the airport, where to his surprise he ran into an old friend from medical school. In the course of their conversation, this friend pulled out a copy of the basic text of Ayurvedic medicine and commented that he thought Chopra would find it interesting. Overwhelmed by the coincidence, Deepak read the book, recognized that to champion this medical approach was his destiny, and went on to pursue his career of popularizing alternative medicine around the world.


For myself, most of my synchronicities involve my spiritual journey. I seldom buy new books...I don't need to. My local Goodwill store has a used book section...there are maybe two hundred books there at any one time. But all I have to do is begin to ponder... say.. the nature of time.. or the concept of forgiveness...and I will soon find the appropriate book on the shelf. I always find them to be exactly what I needed. I have to chuckle, because occasionally I will hear of a book that I feel I simply must read, so I go to a lot of trouble to find it at Barnes and Noble or online at some outrageous price, and usually find it disappointing. Now I just wait for them to come to me. And by the way, sometimes I will be needing clarification of something I am thinking about... or maybe just jonesing for a dose of positive energy... and I can usually find just what I am looking for somewhere in these forums. As the saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher will come."

Just one more quote from this lovely book:



...The new spiritual awareness we have been discussing is a balance between our rational and intuitive selves. We aren't discarding our hard-won powers of rational discernment; rather, we are bringing them into balance with the higher part of our being. In this way, we are entering a universe that provides a constant stream of little miracles to guide our way.


Sorry for the long post, but I love the topic, and hope everyone will post their thoughts and opinions. I learn so much from reading what you folks contribute, and feel so uplifted by the positive energy! Thanks to all!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Repulsed By Age ....
Posted: 12/4/2007 7:02:03 PM

I may not be repulsed by older women but I prefer not to date anyone over 40. thats preference, not repulsion


Kup..if you fell in love with a 38 year old woman, I hope you would not have to break up with her 3 years down the road...
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Do you believe in ghosts?
Posted: 12/3/2007 8:16:51 PM
MysticWater, I agree with you entirely...that one about the babies dying was just abhorrent to me. I agree that some souls change their minds, while waiting to be born or shortly after they are born, and decide that this was not the right time and place for them to incarnate. Also, some souls incarnate simply as teaching souls, don't they? Babies who die very young may have incarnated to teach something, rather than to learn something. I have to believe that their short lives have served a purpose ...either for themselves or for those who were blessed to know them.

Shadowdancing, these beliefs of yours seem so sad and fearful. I respect your right to hold them...though I do not agree with them...but I am just wondering, who taught you this stuff? Was it your church or a certain book? I have read and studied so much about spirituality... and I confess I have never run across these ideas before.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Impotence
Posted: 11/29/2007 5:54:28 PM
Desertbro and BooBoo, I am so sorry...I didn't mean to cause all this ruckus! In a way, you are both right about my posts...let me explain.

Desertbro, you took my post #105 correctly. I was recently with a man that I cared deeply about, and as the relationship progressed, he revealed that he had been impotent for many years. I should have seen that coming, since I am in the health care field, and he was 57, an uncontrolled diabetic, with high blood pressure. But because the relationship had progressed to that point of wanting more intimacy, I asked him if he would consider seeing his doctor for a prescription... which he did. Unfortunately, even with the Viagra, he was not able to even obtain an erection, let alone sustain one or ejaculate. I'll not tell you all the tricks I tried, but suffice it to say that I'm pretty sure I know most of them and have a lot of patience to boot. No, no pulling, yanking or cranking...honest. I know he enjoyed all that I did...afterwards he looked at me with such love and said, "Bless you". So I have to believe that in some way it did feel good, but my question was...if your partner can't reach orgasm, how do you know when you're done? When is the stopping point? As Arugula mentioned, the feeling of being close to orgasm but unable to achieve it is a very, very frustrating feeling. It almost seems it would have been better not to try. I wonder if a man with ED feels so frustrated that it is better not to even try, or if he truly enjoys the efforts made toward physical intimacy and emotional closeness. And if he does enjoy the effort, how do you know when to stop? I guess the best case scenario would be that when he feels that he is ready to stop, he should just put his arms around you and give you a kiss and say something like, "Thank you, Honey...that was very, very nice...I enjoyed it even though it didn't turn out as I would have liked." At least that way you would know it was time to kiss goodnight and go to sleep. So, Desertbro, you had the correct take on the question, and I thank you for your response.

However, as the thread went on, it did seem to me that lots of people were saying "He must not care about the person", "He's probably not attracted to her", "She doesn't know how to please her man"...and although I was not the OP, I did take offense to these comments. The caring was there...on both our parts...of that I'm certain. My looks? I'm no 10, but he claimed to find me quite attractive, and I believe he was sincere. And, no, we didn't try just once, but numerous times. So I did post msg #123, stating that I didn't see how ED was suddenly the woman's fault...it seemed so ironic, since for years...before we found out more about our own bodies...we were also blamed for not having our own orgasms. The simple answer was that we were just frigid if we couldn't orgasm. I found it odd...no, insulting...that women were being blamed for male impotence. Nobody is to blame.. our bodies just get older, and certain health conditions cause it to not function so well. Why try to assign blame? So, Grandma BooBoo, I know that this is where you are coming from, and that you were supporting me in that comment.

So you are both right, and I am sorry for creating confusion by posting 2 very different takes on the original question.

Oh, and P.S., for the record, he did not neglect my needs, nor am I afraid of sex, nor am I willing to do without sexual intimacy just because I am willing to maintain a relationship with a man with ED. Without putting too fine a point on it, I'm sure we all know there are plenty of ways for women to get an orgasm without penetration...

Can we all just kiss and make up now?
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Joke of the day !!
Posted: 11/29/2007 3:49:26 PM
Did you know there is yet another reindeer? His name is Adolph, the Brown-Nosed Reindeer. He is every bit as fast as Rudolph, he just doesn't stop as quick.

 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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I used to be gay
Posted: 11/29/2007 2:58:15 PM
I agree with many posters who say that "gay" and "straight" are not choices. I had a close friend and a sweet little niece who both had the heart-crushing experience of falling in love with and marrying men who left them a few years later to be with men. A woman cannot do anything to fight this...she has no way to keep her man...she just doesn't have the equipment, so to speak. He has done you a huge favor by telling you up front about his sexual preference. Lots of gays (men and women) do date and even marry members of the opposite sex...sometimes as a way of trying to "fit in with society"...more so in the past, I'm sure. If there is mutual attraction and you enjoy each other's company, by all means develop your friendship. As for a dating situation? I say, "Steer clear and protect yourself from major heartbreak down the road."
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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what would u do?
Posted: 11/28/2007 7:47:12 PM
Three people so far have voted to delete this thread as self-pity. Sorry...I disagree. This guy is sincerely asking for advice...he's confused...doesn't know how to handle his feelings and the situation. He isn't asking for any pity. What's up with that?

OP, I know this is a new situation for you. Maybe for 2 years you were close, maybe saw each other every day at school...had a whole routine going. Now she is at school, and you know that she is being exposed to lots of new ideas, new people... she's probably thinking all kinds of things right now, like, "Hey, this is a whole new world here...have I tied myself down too soon...before I really have a chance to participate in all this? Or maybe that's crazy...I have a loving guy at home that is sweet and treats me right, so maybe I should not be too quick to let that go?" Everyone goes a little crazy their first year away at school, especially if they have had kind of a tight rein on them when they lived at home.

If you are currently not also in school, she may feel she has less to talk to you about than before; hence, her reluctance to talk on the phone during the week. I also agree with other posters that she does need time to study, too...and even time to make new friends. Be supportive...ask questions about her classes and how she is doing in them...but allow her some space, too. Offer to come to the school for any special events that may be going on, so that you can be at least a part of her school life. (She would probably love the chance to "show you off" a little, too!) And talk, talk, talk about how you feel...and listen, listen, listen to how she feels, too.

Hang in there...if the relationship is strong enough, it will survive. Best of luck to you both.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Spiritual Channeling
Posted: 11/27/2007 7:18:15 PM
Hi, Water! I do understand your comments on how you can be immune to attacks by not allowing fear to enter, and by creating your own positive reality by not acknowledging negativity of any kind. I was just worried for Ice because she said she had already had a scary experience, and so it seemed to me that she needed some protection and mentoring before she proceeds further. It brings to mind the innocent party games, like seances and Ouija boards....sometimes just a bunch of kids having a little fun...no real fears and no real negativity on their part... but at times can attract more than they've bargained for. Sometimes, too, an entity may claim to be "someone" they are not...and it may be difficult for an inexperienced channeler to discern. Not that any of these entities could cause you actual physical harm...but can create such a psychic drain on you emotionally. I am no expert on these things whatsoever, but somehow just felt sort of impelled to inject a word of caution to Ice...some kind of maternal/ protection instinct, I guess. Such a sweet girl...would not like to see her get in over her head.

By the by, I am fascinated that you feel so at home on the other side. I would love to hear you tell what it is like there...although a part of me believes that it is different for us all, and that we create it ourselves. Why don't you start a thread about your experiences there, and maybe others will come forward and tell of theirs?

Blessings ~T.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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does a french on a first date = wanting sex?
Posted: 11/27/2007 4:00:34 PM
I have known men who ONLY ever kissed with tongue involved, and quite frankly, I don't think it meant anything other than that it was the only way they knew how to kiss. Too bad there are not classes for kissing...some could use it. You kinda try to teach by example, but usually they do not get the drift. Pretty hard to try to change someone's way of kissing without insulting the heck out of 'em.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Spiritual Channeling
Posted: 11/27/2007 3:39:23 PM
Hello, Icequeen...

Isn't it nice that you got so many positive responses to this thread...and not one was a basher! Maybe we are evolving!!!

It sounds like you are a loving, compassionate person who would like to learn more about channeling so that you can help others...i.e., your interest in healing. I do agree with Touchsamadhi, who said that it is not necessary to channel in order to do healing work. Ravenstar, too, mentioned Reiki as a method of healing. I am not trained in Reiki, but I do not believe it involves channeling, per se, either.

My concern is that you had a scary experience...and that is not good. Channeling can be extremely dangerous for some...as has been mentioned, your own energies must be at the highest level and most balanced. Your own aura must be healthy and strong. As some others mentioned, I too am highly empathic, but I also have a weak aura...it is like a sponge, and I pull everyone else's emotions and spiritual energy into me like a vacuum...this is definitely not good for my own psychic health! Although I used to do quite a bit of divining and the like...and felt myself to be pretty good at it... I gave it up completely due to problems in this regard. You may be aiming for the highest possible vibratory plane, but you have to go through the lower astral planes to get there. Along the way, any manner of lower entities may try to attach themselves to you, or even enter you... especially since you have set your intention as being open to becoming a channel. Just reading a book about it...even with the highest intentions... is probably not enough training for you to get involved with this. Have you ever heard of a walk-in? If the channeled spirit is strong enough...and your aura has holes or weak spots in it...you can find yourself in a situation that you cannot get out of alone.

Some major red flags: 1. feeling as if you are not in control of the process, or that you are being unduly controlled or influenced 2. difficulty sleeping, nightmares 3. crying or feeling depressed for no apparent reason 4. becoming accident prone, having things seem to be "going wrong", losing things more than usual 5. having the sense of being watched or followed even when nobody is there 6. feeling anxious & edgy all the time, unable to relax 7. finding yourself fixating on certain thoughts or ideas and not knowing why. There are more red flags to watch for, but first and foremost, if you do wish to continue your efforts to channel, I hope you will either find yourself an excellent mentor (as has already been suggested), or at the very least, get yourself a good book on psychic protection. I recommend Thorsons Way of Psychic Protection by Judy Hall, but I'm sure there are other good ones out there if you google it.

Lots of people are open to psychic attacks...or psychic attachments at the very least. If you meditate, do yoga, do any sort of healing work, do any recreational drugs (including alcohol), if you give a great deal of energy to other people or have the ability to "feel for them", you should have the knowledge with which to protect yourself, and unfortunately, your highest intentions are not enough to protect you.

I really wish you all the best on your journey...it sounds like you are a very caring person and the world certainly needs caring people! Hope I am not sounding "preachy"...I was just concerned for you...as I had to find all this stuff out the hard way.

I would love hearing about people's experiences with channeling...good or bad. Why kinds of messages came through? Who did you channel? This stuff just fascinates me!

Love and light ~ T.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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punishment /forgivness
Posted: 11/26/2007 7:40:24 PM
Diva~Doll, God is pure Love, and when He forgives, He forgives completely. A good way to picture it is "wiping the slate clean". There is a quote from ACIM that I think of often, referring to the way God forgives us: "All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing."
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Conversations with God...The Books
Posted: 11/26/2007 5:55:19 PM
I remember how bitterly I fought the emotional battle within myself, when I first read/thought the idea that "I am God". It sounded so blasphemous to me! Conversations With God, Book 3, was filled with that idea, and I just couldn't handle it...I gave the book to Goodwill about 6 months ago...I just wanted it out of my sight. Since then I have discovered a Course in Miracles, and some other readings that helped it all make sense to me. I believe now...actually, I know now...that we are God. You and me and everything that exists all make up what is God, because God really is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. He is all that is...which is why He calls Himself "I Am"....because He is all that exists, and as you and I exist, we are part of Him...whether we like hearing that or not. And everything that we do or say...everything that we experience in our lives....occurs to help us wake up to the fact of Who We Really Are. Once we do that, we won't have to keep coming back...lifetime after lifetime...unless we want to do so to help other people discover who They Really Are! I had to laugh at myself, because 2 days ago I saw my own Conversations With God, Book 3, at the Goodwill store that I had given it to, and I bought it back...I'm ready to read it again....I'm not afraid anymore.

The most comforting part of it for me is that you don't have to read or accept Conversations With God, ACIM, Seat of the Soul, Celestine Prophesies, or any of the rest. You don't have to believe the Koran, the Bible, or any other books. You don't have to be Catholic, Jewish, Methodist, or anything else. We are all going to get where we're going... which is to say, we are all going to wake up to Who We Are, and we are all going to return to Source at some point and exist in blissful Oneness. There are millions of ways to get where we are going...billions, I guess. No one way is any better than the next, really. We really are all going to get there. Well...and not to try and complicate the point, but in actuality, we all are already there, we just need to come to the realization that we are. In the Bible Jesus says, "May they all be one. Father, may they be one in us, as you are in me and I am in you...." (John 17:21)

New thoughts, ideas, revelations, prophecies...they are so hard to wrap our minds around. Imagine how brave the apostles had to be to accept what Jesus was trying to teach them 2,000 years ago. Up until that time, God was thought to be a vengeful God, who demanded certain sacrifices in certain ways using certain rules in order to be appeased. Jesus came along and told them to forget all that...that God is a loving Father, who demands nothing more from us than to love Him with all our hearts, souls, and minds...and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Three simple guidelines, yet unheard of until then. Three simple guidelines, and still we have not mastered them. And Jesus called God "Abba"...which does translate loosely to "Father", but more appropriately translated as "Daddy". They really must have thought he was insane to speak this way! And yet...Jesus says quite plainly (for those of you who accept only what the Bible tells us): "I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will say only what he has learned...." (John 16: 12-13). For the past 40-50 years more and more books have come out about spirituality... some claiming to be brought through the Holy Spirit, some claiming to be God speaking...some claiming to be coming from Jesus. Are they coming now because we as a species have evolved to the point of being able to begin to accept these ideas?

Read one or two of these books if you like...maybe begin with The Seat of the Soul...it is such an excellent primer! Accept the concepts if you can....and if not, don't sweat it, and please, please don't knock it! If you are tied to the idea that good works will be your salvation, then try your best to practice them. If prayer and meditation are what bring you closer to the image of God that you hold in your heart, then pray and meditate... and please remember me in your prayers! If you feel that the Holy Eucharist is the key to redemption, then go to mass and participate in the Eucharist with all your devotion. If the Wiccan way calls you, follow it, and blessings to you. Incense, candles, crystals, the crucifix, sacraments, teaching, preaching, learning, loving, healing, forgiving, chanting, drumming, singing praises, sacrifice, The Secret, astrology, past-life regression, mushrooms, holy scripture... whatever Way resonates with you and brings you your greatest joy and blessings, go with it with all your heart and soul...for none will be lost...none. We'll all find our way back home and I will greet you there with a kiss when I see you.

Love and light....T.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 38 (view)
 
A question about mushrooms
Posted: 11/25/2007 6:33:35 PM
I just can't get over the thought that mushrooms are fungus, and athlete's foot is fungus. Ya might as well be eating toe-jams. Throw 'em away!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
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How To Let Go?
Posted: 11/20/2007 5:50:43 PM
You got all the right advice here...namely, you just have to present the situation to him honestly and ask him what he would like to do. You are very kind to want to spare him from being with you during your surgery and recuperation period...especially as you will not be able to be intimate with him...but give him a chance to decide on his own! If you just tell him to go away...no matter how well-meaning you are...you have deprived him of the opportunity to show how kind and loving he can be, without expectation of anything in return. Put yourself in his place. If he were having surgery, and would be unable to be intimate with you for a few weeks, would you want him to push you away? No! You'd be crushed and insulted that he did not give you credit for wanting to stand by him and help him. You have probably already had your dinner, and the conversation, too. Now I am so curious! I hope you will post and tell us all what his reaction was! I hope everything goes well (including your surgery), and that all ends well.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 13 (view)
 
antidepressents and sex drive
Posted: 11/20/2007 4:53:25 PM
Please...do not stop taking antidepressants until you talk to your doctor...and you should always be weaned off of them...never stop taking them suddenly, as this could be very dangerous to you. ALL of the heavy-hitting antidepressants have sexual side-effects... notably difficulty achieving orgasm. Some of the lightweights may have fewer side effects, but I think they have fewer "effects", too...not very helpful for someone in the throes of a major depression. Sometimes the family Doc is not very knowledgeable about these drugs and their side effects...other than what the drug rep has told him. Of course, I don't know what your specific diagnosis is...severity of the depression, etc...but if the sexual side effects of your medication are very troubling to you, you may want to see a mental health professional (ideally a psychiatrist), who may be better able to monitor and adjust your medications for the best overall control of your depression with the fewest side effects. Most health insurance plans have what they call a "Behavioral Health" component, which covers mental health visits. I wish you all the best!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 5 (view)
 
dating celebrities
Posted: 11/20/2007 3:33:12 PM
Maybe because of his celebrity status, he is having trouble finding time to spend with his family while he is home. Could be he had just a small amount of free time available and was torn between spending time with his little sister and spending time with you. Maybe the best way he could work it out was to agree to dinner with you, but to ask to bring Lil Sis along. How many women could he have felt comfortable enough to do that with? I would look at it as a compliment and go from there. Since you already like his sister, you will probably have a doubly good time. It must be hard to be a celebrity and have to make choices like that every day
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 5 (view)
 
This is my version of Tuna caserole, the destitute version
Posted: 11/20/2007 3:22:28 PM
Quick, easy, delicious:

1 cup elbow macaroni, cooked as package directs & drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
1 can (water-packed if you have it) tuna, drained
Tablespoon of milk, if you have it

Mix altogether...cover...bake at 350 for half an hour or till heated through.

Extra fancy: Throw in half a cup of peas if you have 'em

Have used this recipe for years. One time, I even forgot to put in the tuna, and everyone liked it anyway! Enough for 4 people! Enjoy!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Feelings and chance encounters
Posted: 11/19/2007 9:39:29 PM
My own belief is that there are no coincidences, and that nothing happens by chance. Best of luck to you.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 14 (view)
 
disturbing death
Posted: 11/19/2007 8:52:17 PM
I can't bring myself to watch the video...it's hard enough to even think about it. But it brings to mind something else I saw on our local news about a week ago. They are selling personal tasers now...hoping to sell them to women. They showed a short clip of a woman shooting one at the backs of a man's legs... for demonstration purposes. Two big men were holding his arms... that taser brought his feet right out from under him. The tasers come in a metallic hot pink color...I guess so that a woman can look sexy while she is inflicting unbearable pain on someone. Unbelievable.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 123 (view)
 
Impotence
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:04:43 PM
We know, collegeprince, we know
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 7 (view)
 
hiding profile
Posted: 11/19/2007 5:38:42 PM
Thank you! I did not realize that my profile would be accessible if I posted on the forum. The reason I hid it is that it is not updated...guess I better do that. Thanks again.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 3 (view)
 
hiding profile
Posted: 11/19/2007 5:12:03 PM
I, too, have had my profile "hidden" for at least six months. I noticed today that 10 people have added me to their favorites list in just this past month...these are not people I have previously been in touch with. How does this happen? Could POF be still sending me as a possible match when people search? I sure hope not, but cannot figure this out.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 120 (view)
 
Impotence
Posted: 11/19/2007 4:32:13 PM
I'd love to know how a discussion topic of MALE IMPOTENCE could turn into an opportunity to bash women. So far, it seems that women are responsible for ED because 1. we put too much emphasis on sexual performance, 2. we are afraid of sex, 3. we don't know how to please a man, 4. he does not find us sexy or attractive, and maybe even because we 5. don't bake enough pies. Interestingly, if a woman has a problem reaching orgasm, that is ALSO her fault because she is frigid...hates men...afraid of sex...whatever else. I am glad our shoulders are so broad.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 49 (view)
 
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 4:04:06 PM
I had a boyfriend once who was the worst speller on the face of the earth. He once wrote me an email in which he said he put me on a pet stool. I pondered long and hard over that one. What would a pet stool be? A little stool that your doggie can stand on to get to the doggie treats? Finally I figured it out....a pedestal! I thought it was very sweet, and his misspellings often made me smile...he was actually a very sweet, loving man who had difficulties in school because he was abused as a child. His brains were in his hands... he could fix anything and always tried to fix whatever was "on the blink" at my house. A hell of a nice guy. His poor spelling didn't change that in the least.

Some people say that spelling a word the same way every time you write it shows a lack of creativity or imagination. Who knows?
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 102 (view)
 
Impotence
Posted: 11/17/2007 7:43:35 PM
I have had several experiences with men who suffered from ED...from their diabetes, high blood pressure, antidepressants, etc. And, yes, I agree with all those women who say that there are many many ways to sexual satisfaction that don't involve penetration...at least for the woman. BUT the other half of a satisfying sexual experience is the man's satisfaction, and that's where I get all confused! After doing everything I can think of to do to please him...there is still no erection (even with pills), and no orgasm. So...and I hope this doesn't sound mean in any way...but how can you know when to stop? How can you ever "satisfy" him? When your partner does not have ED, it is all so straightforward...he gets an erection and then he cums. But with a partner with ED...well, I just feel so frustrated for him, and I find it so hard to believe that he is "satisfied"...for lack of a better word. I understand that the things I do feel good to him...but is that really enough for him? How do you know when to stop doing what you're doing? I know this sounds really dumb, but believe me, it is an honest, sincere question. Guys, can you fill me in?
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 38 (view)
 
A Course In Miracles --- is God talking
Posted: 11/17/2007 6:42:30 PM
I have been reading/studying A Course In Miracles for a couple of months now. For the record, the entity who is "speaking through" Helen actually purports to be Jesus, not "God". ..although, as the Son of God, He may also be considered to BE God, just as we all may be considered to be God, as we are all Sons of God and brothers of Jesus. (Many of you have read the Conversations With God books, by Neale Donald Walsch....a wildly popular series of books...and of course Neale claims that God was speaking to him directly, and that He will speak to you directly, too, if you will open your heart and mind to Him.)

A Course In Miracles is the most radical book you will ever read. Its concepts are mind-blowing and life-altering. I could not even begin to explain the concepts here...it is a book that will take me a lifetime to assimilate, but I am committed to that...no turning back. Yes, I have read the Bible....cover to cover...numerous times, and it has touched my heart and helped to comfort and guide me through the years. But A Course In Miracles challenges everything I've ever believed about myself, God, Jesus, the meaning of salvation, and the world we live in. The ideas presented are startling, even frightening to my ego at times... so why am I so committed to the Course? Because the things I read there "ring true"...that still, small voice within me says, "Yes! I get it!" My soul understands it, because my soul remembers all this from before I was born. My human mind forgot it...but the soul remembers.

A Course In Miracles is not for everyone, and the Course itself states that "a universal theology is impossible..." It emphasizes that there are many other spiritual curriculums, and they all lead to God in the end. It does not purport to be the best WAY or the only WAY, but it's the way that appeals most to me.

Please, if there are any other students of A Course In Miracles out there, I would love to hear from you...to discuss and learn together. It would not need to be in a forum...could just be emails and chat. Please drop me a line if you are interested...I would love to hear from you.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 25 (view)
 
Transexuals and religion
Posted: 5/4/2006 4:59:13 PM
liv, you are wise far beyond your years. An Indigo perhaps? On the subject of karma...it's at least possible that Taurus's friend (or any other souls that have chosen such enormously difficult paths for themselves) are here to help US...to give us the opportunity to accept, to be nonjudgmental, and to love unconditionally. Perhaps we owe them a great karmic debt for some of our comments and behaviors. Taurus, you might direct your friend to a Unitarian Univeralist congregation. I personally do not practice any form of organized religion -- and feel no need to at this time -- but Unitarian Universalist congregations are especially accepting of lifestyles that are...off the beaten path, shall we say. Of course, it pretty much hinges on the individuals in any given congregation, doesn't it? Alternatively, she might seek out a support group (I'm sure her physicians and counselors have recommended one...if not, she might get online and find herself a cyber support group. She might find some of the fellowship she is seeking there. I certainly wish her well. Her emotional pain must have been unfathomable.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Divorced men with ex-wives as their best friends
Posted: 1/13/2006 3:48:42 AM
Nothing turns me OFF quicker than to hear a man speak in a derogatory way about his ex...calling her a b***h, or whatever. Especially when it was a long-term relationship with children involved. He may not love her romantically anymore, but at least show her some respect as the mother of his children! Plus...she put up with HIM all those years, didn't she?
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 20 (view)
 
Over 48 to 58 Yrs. Old
Posted: 1/13/2006 3:26:43 AM
It's hard not to get your feeling hurt by some of the mean-spirited people on this site. I guess they think their looks will last forever...and maybe with yearly plastic surgery they will--but in the end, they will STILL be ugly people (inside)...and lonely, too, I'll bet.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 18 (view)
 
He has no clue what she wants...
Posted: 1/12/2006 6:07:55 AM
I think that the long and short of it is that the girl is a game-player. I still think that she is giving him an invitation....sort of like, "If we were dating again again, it could be you that I am having sex with." Talking about her short, casual affair is her way of clueing him in to the fact that she is willing and able. I am also willing to bet 5 bucks that your friend was a gentleman (or is on the shy side) (or wasn't all that impressed with her) and never even tried to get her in the sack. I get the impression that they haven't dated each other in a little while. She is probably wondering whether they ever will again....so she is trying to force the issue. He's not biting at the bait, tho...good for him. Tell him to move on... or to ask her if she was wise enough to use protection during her little casual fling.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 4 (view)
 
He has no clue what she wants...
Posted: 1/11/2006 12:27:35 PM
I think she is handing out an engraved invitation to him. Just for shits and giggles, what IS your opinion of why she is doing this?
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 92 (view)
 
Registered Sex Offender?!?
Posted: 1/11/2006 11:18:48 AM
Before you get involved with a guy who has a criminal record, you are morally entitled to get all the facts! I dated a guy who told me (after we had been several months into the relatinship) that he had been in federal prison for burglary... blah, blah, blah... was very young... in with the wrong crowd...boo hoo. OK... I said I could deal with that. Later.. I learned that he had been in federal penitentiaries twice...not once... and one of the charges was attempted murder. In all, he had spent 11 yrs in prison. I would never again trust someone with a criminal record. Did you know that for 10 bucks you can go online and check someone's criminal record? You may find out more that you suspected! I'd advise it to anyone.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 53 (view)
 
Used for sex?
Posted: 1/11/2006 8:10:37 AM
eowin, you nailed it right there! Exactly! I was with a guy for 9 months... I LIKED him.. I think I LOVED him...but he kept saying that he "needed time"... "afraid of committment since his divorce (FOUR years ago!)". I bought it all because I really enjoyed being with him. He would go away for weekend fishing trips and bike rallies... always left me behind, even though I begged to be included.. and would call me on his way home on Sunday evening, to set up his Sunday night f**k. I just kept thinking that if I was patient enough, and sweet enough, someday he would let go of his "fears" and fall in love with me, too. I finally pulled my head out of my a** on New Years Day, and broke up with him. And, yes.. I do feel used. I was his unpaid whore for 9 months... I would love to send him a bill. But, yes, it was my own choice... and I am sorry now that I acted so stupidly for so long. He wasn't even a good lover. Thought that because he like to eat p***y and had a big d**k, that made him quite a Romeo... HA! Girls, if you in a relationship with a man and you are feeling like...on his part... it is for sex only, just make sure it is EXCELLENT sex. That way, at least you will get SOMETHING out of it!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 31 (view)
 
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 1/8/2006 6:02:08 PM
Scamming the scammers...extra sweet!
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 30 (view)
 
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 1/8/2006 5:59:58 PM
Hey, Hippe...Hurry! Match.com is advertising 3 free days. You'll have to pay for the first month, but just be sure to cancel before the free days are up, and they'll give you your money right back. You can email that cutie...straighten it all out...cancel... and not owe a dime...Sweet.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 55 (view)
 
Would you respect a man more if he came out and said he just wanted some ass or played head games
Posted: 1/6/2006 9:55:06 AM
Now, there is another little angle to this that I would like to mention. Girls, please don't assume that just because a man wants to have sex with you early in the relationship, that he is not sincere, not a good person, is a "player" or a pig, or into these famous "head games" that I hear so much about but don't know what the hell they are. I am 54 years old.. don't have a mean bone in my body... looking for a lasting, loving relationship with someone compatible. However, I usually do initiate sex soon in the relationship...usually by the first or second date. The reason? I was married for 23 years to a man who was emotionally and sexually cold.. had a low sex drive, and did not understand the concepts of "fun" or "imagination" or "adventurous" in relationship to sex. A wonderful man! An excellent father to our 2 children... grown now, of course. A humanitarian... an intelligent man. Good looking, too, and an excellent dancer! Made a good living. BUT I am a passionate woman. I want all of the above IN ADDITION TO fantastic sex. And, no.. I'm not going to date a man for 6 months or a year.. fall in love with him.... and then find out that we are not sexually compatible. I practice safe sex, and I respect the men I am with... I just am not willing to pursue a relationship for weeks, months, or years and then find out that we are not sexually compatible. I'm sure that there are plenty of women who will judge me harshly for this post.. but I think a lot of the men will understand what I am saying. Good luck and best wishes to us all, whatever our individual needs and desires....
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 25 (view)
 
Match.com and others
Posted: 1/6/2006 8:45:19 AM
Have any of you tried True.com? Yes, it is supposed to be free... and I am not a paying member, yet I can email people who are (if they are "featured members"), but the site is so fraudulent, it stinks to high heaven! If I am viewing a profile, and click on a section of the profile...say "About Me"... or "Who I'm Looking For".. True will send an email to that person telling them that I am INTERESTED in them, and would like to know more about them. Good grief! I can't even browse profiles, because every time I click on a profile just to freakin' VIEW it... True sends them a WINK from me, and tells them I am interested in them! It creates plenty of confusion! When you read your "winks", you don't know if it is a fake computer-generated one sent by True...or whether it was a genuine wink from an interested party. Worse, even emails are computer-generated by True. I am getting better at spotting the computer-generated ones, because they usually say something like, "I really liked your profile. You can contact me free if you are interested." Geez...like this whole online dating thing isn't complicated enough! After I send a few emails to people explaining that I did not really contact them (hate to leave people hanging...even when I did not have any control over it), I'll be removing my profile from that site. Man... it's a federal offense to tamper with the U.S. mail... how can a dating site get away with tampering with your emails...like sending someone an email in your name without you ever knowing about it? I think True should be sued along with Yahoo and match.com. Another one with lots of fake profiles and emails from WOMEN is FriendFinders. I was on there for a while, because you can respond free to anyone who is a paying member who contacts you first. Guys, beware... you'll pay your 30 bucks, and you'll get some responses from women, but you'll end up with lots of requests to access their websites... at $1.99 per minute or whatever. I love POF, and I love these Forums. It's not that I'm cheap (although I'm just a regular working stiff, like everyone else), it's just that I resent paying money to meet people. The internet in all its functions and roles should be completely free...I want to be able to find information about how to grow the greenest houseplants, what my E-Bonds are worth now, and what my bank balance is... and I don't want to have to pay for any of it. Granted...if something is copywrited...like a book or song...I SHOULD have to pay to access it. But if it is just a man telling me about himself...looking for a some conversation, a date, or a soul-mate... well, I don't think there should be a charge for that. Someone is making a lot of money on this ***t...how sad. Thank you, POF... you've got it ALL going on, and doing a great job of it.
 kitticat
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 28 (view)
 
Would you respect a man more if he came out and said he just wanted some ass or played head games
Posted: 1/3/2006 3:51:15 PM
Hmmm...would I respect a man more if he came out and said he just wanted a piece of a**.....or if he played head games. Are these my only choices?

I'm going to say that I respect neither. If a man just wants a piece of ass, there are ways to obtain that...you just pays your money and you takes your chances. (Don't forget to protect yourself.)

What kind of "head games" would cause a woman to engage in sex with a man against her will? Man, he must be some kinda expert game player.
 
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