Getting to Know Me

Hi. I always wonder what drives people. I guess that's the reason that I have a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. What drove me here today was an Oracle card. Yes, I am a practicing Pagan and I am borrowing Artemis' name because I like my privacy.

"So what card?" you ask. Well, this card.

(And to give credit where credit is due: This oracle set was created by Rebecca Campbell with artwork by Danielle Noel, but I will tell you more about that later.)

In the guidebook, this card comes with a question. What are you being called to create in your life? For me, the answer was this web site. I also read Tarot, just for myself at this point, to get more insight into what I need to being working on in my life. Nearly every reading screams creativity. So today, I'm taking a step to nuture the creative side of me.

I'm also receiving messages that I need to share my knowledge. My thoughts. I have hesitated in this because I feel like I'm rarely heard, but I've decided that I have to at least give people to option to hear me if they want to.

The main thing I want to do is provoke people to think. You don't have to agree with me, or like what I have to say, but what I do want is for poeple to think. Don't just resort to the same boring answer you have always given to a question because it's easy. Really look at the questions and ask "Is there another way that I could look at this situation?". "Am I really being reasonable with how I think about this subject?" and "How can I challenge myself to open my mind all the way up?".

I believe that the only way we can grow as human beings is by being open to everything. I grew up in a devout Christian family. I now consider myself Pagan. I have read Suffist writings, read parts of the Koran, read many of the past pagan origin stories and myths, read the writings of different First Nation tribes, and read many of the writings of the Budda. I am always open; I am always learning. I respect these writings but always keep my mind aware that living humans have written them and with or without their knowledge, their personal biasis have crept into some of their writing. This doesn't take away from the power or imprtance of what was written. It just simply means that I never accept something just because a certain person wrote it or this is how it's always been done. I think about what I read and see how it fits into my life to put me on a path to being the best human I am capable of being.

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