I’m going to start a page for prayer petitions for themselves or loved ones going through a hard time. If anyone is so inclined please participate. Sending good energy can’t hurt, right? The page on the site will be called: Prayer Petitions.
I must say that not all things can be cured this way but the prayers can at least help the person going through a tough time feel a sense of love and community. Always ask anyone who is sick whether they want people to pray for them before hand. This is of absolute importance. I will post requests e-mailed to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post whatever you want in the comment section. We can all use help sometimes. I want to mention here however that it is my belief that disease can sometimes be emotional but is not always. I think we have a real problem now with magical thinking in America. In place of the Christian form of it which was, those who were good and pure begot wealth. We have this new secular version of it. This is seen from how fat ones bank account is to how healthy one is. The truth is that we can’t control everything with our minds as much as we’d like to think we can. If we could we’d all have gorgeous houses in perfect neighborhoods, perfect health and be wealthy beyond our wildest expectations. I’m not saying that being positive and trying to make lemonade out of lemons isn’t a good plan. I’m just saying “IT AIN’T MAGIC!” and The Secret, is bullshit. Sorry, it’s just a plain old unadulterated medicine show. There are truths to some of what is said in The Secret and one can affect one’s destiny, but it’s not as simple as sticking happy faces all over your mirror and memorizing a dozen (or more) positive affirmations. Things are far too complicated for that. One can not change their genetic structure, the toxins that inundate our lives, stress, other people who are nasty or sociopathic who we come into contact with, and a million other things. All we can control is our reaction to those things that happen to us. And that is for each of us to deal with how we need to deal with it. It’s not for anyone else to tell another person to “be positive” when they have AIDS or Cancer or imply that somehow they did something to deserve it. This is tantamount to a “Blame the Victim” sort of mentality and frankly it is very upsetting. It shows how vapid, narcissistic and lacking in empathy we are as a nation. When I saw Barbara Ehrenreich, on John Stewart talking about this I was relieved that I wasn’t the only one railing on about this topic. This quasi-scientific belief system is dangerous. Some people probably do have good intentions, but how would you feel if you found out you had liver cancer and told your friend and they said, “Just be positive. You’re going to get through this if you just thinking good thoughts.” Really, you’d want to strangle them. Not cool. Very lame. I guess she experienced this very thing.
And in reality anything negative that other people have to go through takes time from friends for real support, true empathic listening and lot’s of love. Things that we don’t value at all in our culture in the slightest. Things that hopefully we will learn through this crisis as we fall further into the black hole of rich and poor. Sometimes things just happen, sometimes people just randomly kill other people for no rational reason, take them off the streets and out of this world. For what? And is it ever the person’s fault who is murdered? NO! I don’t care if that victim walked down the street naked with a gun in their hand at 3 AM in South Central LA, that doesn’t give anyone the right to hurt that person. That’s all I’m saying here. Sometimes shit just happens.
And now for the other page I’m going to add. It seems that I get random information about people and places for no apparent reason. I believe this is from relatives trying to say hi to their loved ones and for some reason they’ve now decided to use me as a vehicle. So I’m going to just put down the information as received on the blog. No matter how crazy.
The page will be titled: Random Ghost Notes.
I looked up some of the names and their supposed occupations and found them to exist so I guess I should just put stuff out there and let those people who I’m getting messages for figure it out. I have also gotten information about abductions and criminal cases, but I will not put that up on the site, except perhaps a description of the victim and a feeling of where the crime occurred. If law enforcement wants to contact me via my e-mail that’s fine. I will then call them back and talk to them about whatever other information I received if I have anything. These things are strange and often disjointed. And I have no idea what the spirit/soul is trying to tell me. It’s like listening to a radio dial moving in the dark, skipping from one thing to the next. I have no context to put the information in so I can’t make heads or tails of it. But those who need the information will be able to I’m sure, which I’ve figured is probably why I’m receiving this info.
If anyone else gets info, put it in the comment’s part of the page. Maybe it will make sense to someone. You never know.