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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 34790 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 356 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 336 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 329 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 331 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 321 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 301 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 323 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 312 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 319 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 322 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 310 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 324 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 396 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 354 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 306 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 347 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 317 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 312 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 310 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 326 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 310 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 322 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 298 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 308 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 330 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 346 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 298 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 300 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 293 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 286 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 316 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 301 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 286 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 299 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 308 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 317 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 301 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 315 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 312 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 330 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 316 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 337 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 314 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 338 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 321 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 294 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 304 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 311 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 298 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 317 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 310 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 294 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 305 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 291 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 302 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 308 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 290 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 310 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 322 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 301 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 307 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 307 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 332 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 302 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 334 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 315 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 315 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 901 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 319 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 323 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 309 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 327 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 320 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 341 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 371 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 342 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 317 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 321 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 313 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 323 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 328 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 313 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 323 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 305 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 314 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 329 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 306 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 313 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 316 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 287 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 305 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 333 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 332 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
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Re: How to make gold 296 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 328 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 286 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 302 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 306 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 309 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 296 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 304 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 296 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 284 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
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Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 298 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 280 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 297 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 279 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 298 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 299 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 287 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 279 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 277 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 292 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 280 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 297 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 268 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 599 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 278 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 286 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 275 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 293 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 283 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 275 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 278 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 274 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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