A Wiccan Grove

January 25, 2011

Death. What if ….

Filed under: General Discussions,General Information,Samhain,World Unity — ravenbird @ 11:16 pm

So, been thinking about how to present this thought.  I can’t come to something reasonable so let’s out with it.

Death.  What if ….

As it is, really, I don’t know that anyone knows if there is life after death.  There’s a lot to be argued one way and the other.  I have died, went down the tunnel, met someone, came back, cried because I had to come back.  My mom cried, after I was 6 days in a coma, when she saw me come back.  I saw my brother get killed while gazing into a crystal and his spirit saying goodbye as I stood on a beach 1,000 miles away.  So, it would appear that I could argue for “life after death”.

But…

What if when we die we die?  What if this is the only time and place?  What if there’s only today?  What if we “made up” the Goddess? 

Scary?  Yes?  Why?

This is a case of “you might as well give in”.  There’s absolutely nothing that you or anyone else can do about death.  As it is, we’re born to die.  So, what about the journey in between?

Do we have fun (become enlightened – “lighten up”) and do we make up stories to make ourselves feel better?  Personally, I don’t mind the feeling better part and look forward to it and the stories.  Why not?

So, what if you knew you could not fail, what if you really “knew” you had only today – right now?  What would you do?  Would you suddenly look up and see the stunning beauty of this planet, of the people (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 legged people) and their constructs.  Consider the imagination involved.  Consider that you and I are less important in the scheme of things than grass (which is third, IMHO, on the list behind air and water – everything else is 4th).

Hmmm, do you become crazy and try and do it all in one day?  Do you sit in front of the TV (or other device) and become a numbed mind?  Or, somewhere in between?  Or do you start following your bliss?  Your art?  Your love?  Why wait?  There may not be a tomorrow; no way to know either.

Where do we fit in?  Where/what is it that we are just as happy as can be when involved?

And do we make up stories?  Call them plays.  Call them fables.  Call them holy.  But, the point is, we do call them.  And, as long as it’s fun, I can’t see any reason not to call them.  After all, I think I’m an enlightening loving individual. 

And, you might as well do it in “beauty and strength”.  Be the best, learn as much as you can, pass it on to your kids and their friends.  It’s been proven that there is only 6 degrees of separation between any of us.  6 people between you and your goal.

Can you imagine a world of enlightened people?  Everyone being the best they can be at what it is they’re good at and really love doing?  Ok, probably impossible because what you love I may hate, but what if?  What if when we live, we live?  I think we were born to live and part of the living is dieing.  Such is life.

All I can say about it is Become Enlightened!!  Have Fun.  Don’t wait for tomorrow.

And, Her name is Fun.

Raven Crone

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December 20, 2008

Yule Moon Cookies

Yule Moon Cookies

1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup grated almonds (blanched)
1 tsp. vanilla

Icing:
2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 Tbsp. water

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Add grated lemon peel, salt, flour, grated almonds, and 1 tsp. vanilla; mix thoroughly. Place dough in bowl. Cover and chill thoroughly. When the dough is well chilled; or the next day, roll out dough to 1/8″ thickness and cut with moon/crescent cookie cutter. Place 1/2″ apart on un-greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 375° oven for 8-10 minutes.

Icing: While cookies bake, combine confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and water. Spread over the tops of cookies while still warm, but not too hot, as icing will melt. Thin with additional drops of water if glaze is too thick. Allow cookies to cool.

Yield: 10 dozen cookies

Papaya Pasta with Pepper-Mango

Papaya Pasta with Pepper-Mango
(Serves 2)

4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta, rice noodles, or spaghetti
1/4 cup green bell pepper strips (approximately one medium
pepper)
1 cup chopped ripe papaya (approximately one small papaya)
1 cup chopped ripe tomato (approximately one medium tomato)
1/2 cup chopped ripe mango (approximately half a mango)
or frozen, thawed cubed mango
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or flat-leafed parsley
2 teaspoons oil
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 Tablespoons slivered almonds, as a garnish (optional)

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain,
and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine bell peppers, papayas, tomatoes,
mangos, cilantro, oil, ginger, and pepper and toss to mix.
Add pasta and toss to mix. Top with almonds, if desired.

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