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Author Topic: What exactly should i describe myself as?  (Read 719 times)

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What exactly should i describe myself as?
« on: February 18, 2013, 12:33:25 am »
I have a set of beliefs that really doesn't seem to fit anywhere and i was wondering what classification it should have.

I believe in a great spirit (Creation) that has multiple lesser aspects (Gods,Angels, spirits, Fae, whatever). When we die our souls do one of two things, Rejoin the great spirit (literally and figuratively) , or if we have bogged ourselves down with too much negative energy we stay here, if we have WAY too much negative energy we become something similar to a demon or other malevolent spirit (Eventually these get absorbed back into creation as well). There is energy all around us that can be used for magic (which does work, just not LOTR style). I don't really worship, but i pray to creation and i pay heed to its different aspects (life, death, music, Love, etc.) I follow the rede and i vaguely follow astrology and read Tarot from time to time.
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Re: What exactly should i describe myself as?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 12:37:50 am »
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I have a set of beliefs that really doesn't seem to fit anywhere and i was wondering what classification it should have.

I believe in a great spirit (Creation) that has multiple lesser aspects (Gods,Angels, spirits, Fae, whatever). When we die our souls do one of two things, Rejoin the great spirit (literally and figuratively) , or if we have bogged ourselves down with too much negative energy we stay here, if we have WAY too much negative energy we become something similar to a demon or other malevolent spirit (Eventually these get absorbed back into creation as well). There is energy all around us that can be used for magic (which does work, just not LOTR style). I don't really worship, but i pray to creation and i pay heed to its different aspects (life, death, music, Love, etc.) I follow the rede and i vaguely follow astrology and read Tarot from time to time.

 


I still don't understand the need to self-label, it is ultimately restricting. Imposing self-limitations is rarely a positive thing.

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Re: What exactly should i describe myself as?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 11:50:52 am »
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...I follow the rede...

 
Which part, and how?

On the subject of labels, well, is there a reason you'd like to call yourself something specific?
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Re: What exactly should i describe myself as?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 11:58:04 am »
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I have a set of beliefs that really doesn't seem to fit anywhere and i was wondering what classification it should have.

I believe in a great spirit (Creation) that has multiple lesser aspects (Gods,Angels, spirits, Fae, whatever). When we die our souls do one of two things, Rejoin the great spirit (literally and figuratively) , or if we have bogged ourselves down with too much negative energy we stay here, if we have WAY too much negative energy we become something similar to a demon or other malevolent spirit (Eventually these get absorbed back into creation as well). There is energy all around us that can be used for magic (which does work, just not LOTR style). I don't really worship, but i pray to creation and i pay heed to its different aspects (life, death, music, Love, etc.) I follow the rede and i vaguely follow astrology and read Tarot from time to time.

 
The Rede is specifically Wiccan, the rest of what you described, I would say, is generally New Age. Don't worry so much about labels, they are not that important.

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Re: What exactly should i describe myself as?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 12:00:39 pm »
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I still don't understand the need to self-label, it is ultimately restricting. Imposing self-limitations is rarely a positive thing.

 
It's only restricting if you refuse to let yourself grow beyond the label. Having a label gives you a target to aim at along your spiritual path (though, again, you have to let yourself grow beyond it if/when it comes to that).

As for the OP, you could probably call yourself a neopagan. That's a pretty nebulous label, but it's not a negative.
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Re: What exactly should i describe myself as?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 01:05:36 pm »
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It's only restricting if you refuse to let yourself grow beyond the label. Having a label gives you a target to aim at along your spiritual path (though, again, you have to let yourself grow beyond it if/when it comes to that).

As for the OP, you could probably call yourself a neopagan. That's a pretty nebulous label, but it's not a negative.

 
True. It just seems like an all-too-common occurrence. :(

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Re: What exactly should i describe myself as?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 01:13:33 pm »
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Which part, and how?

On the subject of labels, well, is there a reason you'd like to call yourself something specific?

 
I just want to be able to tell someone what i am without having to ramble for about ten minutes :S
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