I am a person who want to do things myself, right up to a point where I run out of ideas. Then I say a prayer, not to an old man on a sky throne, not to a Christian God, nor any other religion. And none of that churchy language with thou and thee - yack!
My prayers could also be seen as "visualisation" if you don't agree with the word prayer. No snivelling or begging, more like sending one's thoughts out, to where? Don't know! But it blooming well works! With small problems as well as bigger ones. There is a book called something like "Careful what you pray for, you might just get it".
I sort of see it like a community of consciousnesses, could also call it the spiritual world.
Enough of that! I was born in Denmark, Copenhagen in 1932. Got married in 1955 and divorced in 1960. Had an uncle in Australia, and after not having any success with anything I tried in Denmark I asked my uncle if I should immigrate to Australia. We did, me and my two small children, 6 and 4. I must have been mad, and most probably thought so.
But here we are, my children retired persons, and I a great grand mother, and the little boy is going to be baptised today to become a little Catholic, poor him, sorry, should not have said that! Anyway, his parents are not that much of churchgoers, but that is none of my business.
I should not be sitting here, I should be getting ready and sort out the dogs to stay in the hall for a few hours.
Very interesting to meet all those nationalities in Australia. We are Australians too, for all those years.
We live in Tasmania now, were on the mainland for our working lives mostly. Lovely here in the bush, but the fire danger, like your country. Not today, has been raining heavily for many days, but both my son and I are on hills.
Bye for now, got to get ready!
> Hi Gerda,
> I am glad you enjoyed my book!
> Ancient Greeks used to say (free translation) that
> goddess Athena will help you, but help yourself
> too. I mention it in reference to your phrase
> about the Greek gods and also because it fits with
> your mentality. And a very healthy mentality I
> might add.
> So, you have not lived in Australia your entire
> life, where were you born, if you don't mind me
> asking? I bet it was hard in the beginning.