Why is it that when people hear that I'm a Pagan, they automatically assume I don't believe in science? I'm totally into science. I think that the more we know, the better.
I also believe in a giant winged serpent.
The two, religion and science, don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Let's say I get diagnosed with something like cancer. I'm not about to give up chemo in favour of just Reiki or crystal healing. There is no reason why I can't have both. A little less drastic: if I have a bad cold and I just feel like hell, why can't I wear a crystal instead of going to the doctor or popping pills that clash with my thyroid medication? Even if it's a placebo effect, if it makes me feel better, does it really matter?
Some people who then say alternative healing is just expensive and a way to make money. I admit, it IS expensive because there is little competition. That doesn't mean that the people who do it don't believe in it. We do go through a lot of training.
This is why I want to get my initiate degrees.
Heh...I missed the eclipse. Go me...
It's very early in the morning, but I'm very awake. Our renovations to the downstairs are going more slowly than planned. It's been very loud here.
Tomorrow--err...later today--I'm doing only two things: If I feel religious I'll work on this site, and if I feel nerdy, I'll be making icons for my LiveJournal. I'll probably do both.
We've got a page on colour magic ready to code and link out, I've just been very unmotivated.
Later: I'm sitting upstairs, ready to code. I'm in my parent's room because I don't have a TV in mine, but I'm right in front of the bathroom where a minor repair job is taking place. It stinks, sort of like wet, burnt rubber.
The cat is on the bed with me though, looking like a jelly-bean, so that's nice.
You know, in one week's time, I'll have my Reiki I.
Speaking of careers, this may sound really weird, but, I'm thinking about getting a Wiccan degree. Sacred Mists has one, as does Cherry Hill Seminary. The only issue is, I'm not a Wiccan, and I never was. Why do I want to get all my degrees in Wicca then? Well, I was thinking, if I had all three of my Wiccan levels...well, it's a good base to branch out on. Even if I just get my level 1.
Yesterday, I was helping organize my dad's new office (they just moved office buildings) and that space just struck a cord. I want an office like that, but where I talk about healing methods and religious work. That's what struck me. I want to be a voice for my religion, and I don't want to exclude Wiccans because I'm not one.
I'm going to think about joining the Sacred Mists program until September, then decide.
I have a crystal healing session today. Hopefully the installer coming to hook up our new stove and dishwasher isn't too loud.
Usually, my spa room drowns out most sound, because I have music. However, with a guided meditation, I don't use music because I haven't found the "right" thign to set to it yet.
I'm actually pretty excited. So is my friend. Because I'm still getting all the practise in, she gets the work for free. She loves free things. It's sort of a win-win!
My first review is up!
We're getting some work done in our living room, so I'm pretty much in my bedroom for a good week. I expect a LOT to be done on this site in that week. Woot!
Happy Independence Day to my American friends. I hope you guys don't get invaded by aliens!
Why yes, I am watching Independence Day on tv!
I posted my meteorite article that got so many troll comments to my blog. But, I do say it looks pretty on my new WEBSITE!
So, here I am, Hetshepsit Quetzalxochitl with a new blog. But, instead of having an entire site devoted to a blog, this is just for news, updates on my life, you know..fun stuff like that.