This past month of Facebook, I've been making daily posts about the things that I geek out over (here's a link to my initial post on the subject: http://mid-centurymystic.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-month-of-groovy-geekery-what-does.html ). It's been a lot of fun, challenging at times (like when we were away on a FREE trip to New Mexico and I didn't have the best Internet connection. Maybe it was the extraterrestrials near Taos??), but I did it and am now embarking on my next-to-last day of the thirty. These are the things I wish to bring along into my NEXT 52 years on this lovely blue marble.
My Geekery spans many worlds and disciplines - that's what makes me (and YOU) a unique individual. I've posted missives and video links and photos about a wide range of topics, from Monty Python to Barbies, Mid-Century Modernism to Beagles - and the Beatles. And let us not forget Disneyland and vintage clothing and Pee Wee Herman. But now as I begin to wind down the list, I'm coming upon that which really matters. Really, REALLY matters.
Day 29 of my Month of Groovy Geekery is spirituality. My own particular brand of spirituality. I call it Christlakotapaganamasteism.
You got that?
I've been a spiritual seeker all my life (and am working on a book about my experiences), but in the last few years, certain belief systems have decided to stick onto my soul and find a restful place. Pay close attention to the following:
I am a Christian. I follow Jesus's teachings about love and compassion.
I subscribe to many of the philosophies of the Lakota Sioux, who believe we are All One, and that all living things on Mother Earth matter.
I practice Neo-Pagan principles of positive magic, gratitude, giving, and loving esoteric ways.
I meditate using a Primordial Sound mantra which I've received by studying with Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center (where I will receive my certification in meditation instruction later this year).
Seems like quite a soup, huh? Might look like it, but when I re-read my declaration, what came up for me was that it can be crystallized into one word: LOVE. My spiritual practice is about love. Under that umbrella are all positive, life-affirming things, like gratitude and gentleness and acceptance and giving. All else is fear-based and have no place in my philosophy.
|Serena agrees with belief system. And says, "Namaste, baby!"|