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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 35217 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 519 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 509 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 483 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 488 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 480 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 461 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 475 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 475 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 482 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 492 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 474 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 487 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 564 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 513 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 467 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 515 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 481 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 474 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 464 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 494 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 475 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 484 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 463 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 470 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 488 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 510 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 465 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 459 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 451 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 449 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 473 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 464 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 442 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 467 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 478 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 475 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 448 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 479 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 472 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 488 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 472 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 496 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 472 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 503 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 481 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 449 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 464 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 476 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 452 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 478 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 466 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 456 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 464 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 446 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 462 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 476 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 451 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 475 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 479 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 463 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 474 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 471 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 473 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 494 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 457 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 485 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 476 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 472 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 1067 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 477 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 495 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 478 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 489 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 477 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 503 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 535 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 497 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 478 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 485 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 476 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 478 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 484 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 503 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 477 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 485 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 468 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 469 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 491 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 472 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 477 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 475 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 443 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 456 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 492 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 493 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 479 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 458 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 484 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 447 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 472 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 470 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 469 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 463 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 470 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 464 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 450 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 451 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 446 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 441 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 451 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 445 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 461 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 459 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 451 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 445 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 434 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 454 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 439 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 463 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 423 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 830 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 442 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 460 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 432 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 451 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 450 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 444 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 421 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 449 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 443 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 429 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 428 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 419 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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