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I really like what you write here. I also love your royal flush. My heading "answers" I will come to in a minute, not that I have solved the riddle of life.
I also grew up a Protestant, in Denmark, but could not make heads or tails of Jesus' birth nor death. Neither the sugar sweet persona with blond hair he has been made in to.
Nevertheless, as a person who was never carefree, but always thinking, that was what I was doing, trying to figure things out. I always quite liked the Jesus who seemed kind to the underdog.
Very briefly about myself: Got married, divorced, immigrated alone with two small kids to Australia, where I had an uncle. Not easy! But I chose to believe what this man Jesus is supposed to have said, that if you really have faith you can ask for anything and it will be given you. Even move mountains. Surely, only a metaphor, but still. Being not quite the average I decided to challenge this. Ha, by psychokinesis, just like you do. Where do I get a mountain? Maybe size is irrelevant, so I got the idea of throwing dice. I sort of prayed, but not like in church, now I can see that it is something else, call it visualisation. Sending my own thought out, probably to that field Sheldrake is on about, can't right now remember the word.
I started out modestly with one dice, but progressed to six and then I was brave enough to want six sixes, and when they came my heart nearly blew a hole in my chest! It was all done after the kids were in bed, all alone, no chance of proving this to anybody. I even repeated it a few times, but then it dropped to five sixes and one other. But I also did it with one after the other, unlike first where I did them all at the same time. Like with Rhine, after a while it bores you and you can't do it as well any more. It has already been proved, so what is the point?
Call me a lier. Call it chance, delusion. AFTER this, I discovered a book in the library about the Rhine experiments with dice. Have you come across the word "library Angel"? It is finding just the book you need at this moment. To this day it happens to me a lot.
I also sat, all by myself trying to guess cards. Shuffled them, relaxed, drowsed off, took a card, so I could not see it, and guessed correctly, several times. I don't think it was guessing, I somehow knew. Tried it with some friends across the room, got it spot on, the guy who held the card knew we did not cheat, the others believed we did.
Then later came the drawings in sealed envelopes with work colleges and friends, and I still have them.

This is all just demonstrations of how we are of one consciousness. What about the loving God, looking after us? VERY GOOD QUESTION, and you are not the only one asking.
Well, I care very much about others and give to charities, as I am a bleeding heart, which some snear at. I as a person, has had struggles and overcome them up to now. I am near the end of my life and dread the end in case it might hurt. But as I am writing this, there is bugger all wrong with me. Nothing wrong I think, except a bit slower. Soon to be 87. I have prayed/visualised all my life AND GOT, received, plenty! Also worked very hard at everything, but got that extra help when needed. No kidding. What Jesus said works. I am no better than anybody, being good has nothing to do with it.

So why all the evil? Does there have to be evil? Who is doing the evil? Well, a lot of humans are, but there are also germs and defects. Could it maybe be true, about reincarnations and learning the hard way that love is the only answer? I would like that to be so, as it sounds like a good explanation, and what with the researchers who have done something to find out, apart from all the anecdotes.

Answers. I have been answered, many, many times. I have also written a lot down, synchronicities and all. I don't go to any church, waste of time for me, but if it is of comfort to some, why knock it? It will sort itself out in time. Will science be of help? What was it Einstein said about science and religion are no good without each other. He did not pray either, like you.
I do, but not in the religious way. And I receive, not because I am any better, I receive for asking. Nice! I like it!

GG.



Darryl Sloan Wrote:
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> drrayeye Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How would you propose testing your belief?
> > If it's not testable, isn't it just like your
> > former Christian belief?
>
> Great question, Ray.
>
> My philosophy is essentially pantheism and
> non-duality. I don't subcribe to these views out
> of personal preference. For instance, I don't
> believe there's a plan for my life, mapped out by
> some higher power. It would be comforting, but I
> can't fool myself that it would be true, not when
> the data shows that this is a world where children
> are raped, killed, or die of malnutrition. Nothing
> is taking care of us. So the "God" that I beleive
> in isn't a personal divinity that I can pray to.
>
> Why not just abandon the idea of God, then? you
> might ask. Because atheism/naturalism doesn't cut
> it, either. We live in a Universe of phenomena
> that requires explanation, a Universe that
> mysteriously began in a highly ordered state and
> has been getting more disordered ever since
> (entropy). So I subscribe to pantheism because
> it's what I'm left with after I deal with
> monotheism and atheism. So, it's by a process of
> elimination, really.
>
> Non-duality is actually easier to defend, because
> all of science's attempts at a Theory of
> Everything are "field" theories. In a field,
> everything is a unity. Reality doesn't consist of
> fundamentally separate objects floating in space.
> It may appear to be like that, but that is a
> surface appearance over a more fundamental
> quantum-entangled reality. The question is not
> whether non-duality is true, but what *kind* of
> non-duality is true. Science is currently not
> regarding consciousness as a very important aspect
> of non-duality, whereas I see it as central.
> Science sees a non-duality of the material
> Universe, with consciousness being a largely
> insignificant factor of that. I see consciousness
> as being as significant as matter, if not more so,
> and my fascination with psychokinesis was a way of
> trying to make that testable. Scientists like Dean
> Radin have done far greater work than me in this
> regard.
>
> My book is called "I, Universe", not because my
> ego is so gigantic that I think I'm the Universe,
> but because there is no "I" inside my head. The
> ego is a fiction (albeit a useful and necessary
> one). But in terms of the fundamental nature of
> reality, the only intelligent way to use the word
> "I" is in reference to the whole, because the
> Universe (literally "undivided turning") is a
> unity.
>
> Best
> Darryl

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Parapsychology and wonderment 33794 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 169 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 158 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 154 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 154 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 153 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 128 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 157 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 128 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 148 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 145 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 142 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 143 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 187 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 164 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 139 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 160 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 140 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 142 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 144 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 142 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 135 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 134 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 132 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 140 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 150 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 153 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 128 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 135 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 124 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 121 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 136 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 125 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 123 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 129 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 129 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 134 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 123 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 147 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 136 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 139 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 140 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 139 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 132 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 151 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 134 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 125 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 131 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 134 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 128 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 134 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 146 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 126 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 130 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 126 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 133 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 126 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 123 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 133 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 146 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 136 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 137 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 134 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 136 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 159 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 141 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 152 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 145 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 137 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 726 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 140 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 145 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 136 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 146 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 132 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 151 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 154 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 151 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 146 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 147 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 134 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 146 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 146 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 138 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 138 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 138 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 131 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 145 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 151 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 135 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 135 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 141 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 123 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 130 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 159 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 160 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 152 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 128 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 151 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 123 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 128 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 129 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 127 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 127 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 125 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 123 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 119 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 122 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 123 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 111 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 126 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 114 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 129 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 123 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 124 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 116 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 122 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 127 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 115 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 118 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 103 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 345 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 116 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 116 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 116 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 121 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 112 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 127 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 112 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 127 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 123 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 114 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 110 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 116 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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