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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 35332 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 569 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 558 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 531 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 537 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 528 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 511 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 524 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 524 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 530 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 540 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 524 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 536 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 617 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 563 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 518 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 566 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 531 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 525 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 512 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 544 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 524 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 534 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 512 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 525 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 537 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 562 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 516 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 509 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 501 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 498 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 525 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 513 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 491 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 517 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 532 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 523 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 494 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 530 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 523 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 539 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 522 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 549 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 522 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 554 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 530 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 496 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 513 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 524 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 499 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 528 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 516 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 505 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 512 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 494 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 513 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 526 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 499 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 524 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 530 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 511 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 522 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 522 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 522 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 545 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 504 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 533 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 525 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 521 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 1118 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 528 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 546 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 527 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 542 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 526 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 553 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 586 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 547 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 525 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 536 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 525 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 529 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 538 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 553 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 529 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 534 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 517 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 519 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 541 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 523 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 528 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 522 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 492 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 504 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 542 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 544 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 529 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 509 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 533 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 496 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 522 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 521 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 518 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 513 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 518 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 515 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 500 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 501 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 492 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 489 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 498 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 494 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 508 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 508 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 501 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 501 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 484 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 503 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 489 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 513 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 471 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 894 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 489 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 508 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 483 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 504 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 498 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 493 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 493 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 479 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 475 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 468 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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