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    What is holy to you?

    Hi all!

    I was just thinking, what feels holy (or particularly special, if you don't feel the term "holy" is appropriate) to you?
    And by holy I mean the things that evoke that feeling of awe in you.

    For myself, as an example, I often get a dash of that feeling when the moon is out or the night is particularly starry. Now, I'm not a moon worshipper - I've never made an active decision to be that - but being under and gazing up at a clear night sky gives me a sense of holiness. Often that is when I feel "close to god" (for lack of a better term).

    Also I'll get that sometimes when there is a moment of complete symbiosis between myself and an animal. Usually of course these are my cats (as I seldom get that close to animals that aren't someone's pet) but occasionally I'll get it from the deer that frequent our property. Like a moment of understanding, when you acknowledge each other and are totally okay with the other being nearby. That gives me a feeling of holiness.

    Perhaps there are others here that would like to share examples of what inspires religious awe? Since there are so many of us here on such different paths it would be interesting to see how our ideas of what is "holy" differ from each other. I'm sure there are many of us here who can agree on some things but never even have thought of other things as holy before.

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    Re: What is holy to you?

    I consider cats holy (that explains a lot). Plus, I avoid eating different kinds of meat out of respect to the Kemetic gods. Such as cow, lamb, frog and snake. I consider almost everything holy, because gods manifest in out lives in many ways. For instance, the moon- Khonsu, sky - Nut and Nephtys, earth - Geb, sun - Ra, rivers - Hapi, wind - Shu.
    The same with animals, too.
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    Re: What is holy to you?

    what is holy?

    nothing...





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    Re: What is holy to you?

    Cats and wolves , I guess I could say my pentacle is holy
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    Re: What is holy to you?

    Good food, good drink, my family, myself, what I do & what I say, what others have done for me and with me and taught me, and some other stuff.
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    Re: What is holy to you?

    Well,if ya gonna go holy,ya gotta include "Holy Sh*t"...But that's a story for another time...

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    Re: What is holy to you?

    My sleep. My sanity. My purse. Cheese. socks.


    on a serious note:
    Place of worship of others I consider holy out of respect. And that the people in there are being sincere in their beliefs no matter how much I think it's a crock of shit. I won't be a douche about it. I usually find those places to be a nice place to be calm and relax. I don't think places of the dead are holy. Only pretend to because those who are visiting are alive. And hence..don't want to be a douche. Also entering someone's home. That's their world. I'm just a visitor.
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    And Duce's point about other places of worship etc. I'll add other forms of worship/practises to that.

    My husband was asked to be godfather to the daughter of a friend who lived with us for a while. We know them very well. He bought me a bible for christmas once as a joke. But the missus actually came to me and said she was glad I came, and that I didn't have to if I didnt want to, considering, ya know, my beliefs...

    I was a bit dumbfounded. Here she is, doing what she feels is right for her and her child, and expecting me not to participate?! In my step-goddaughters christening? (So maybe I adopted her). Not only do I generally think of a godparent as a good idea (plus, this one I get to influence... muhaha) but does she really think I don't consider a christening a holy thing?! Regardless of whether I do or not, I thought she knew I have slightly more tact than that...

    Also holy to me is my amulet. Or crane bag. I don't know what to call it. I read that its a bag work around the neck that contains items of spiritual import to the owner. Crane bag is a native american term I think, so I'm not to comfortable with it. Amulet comes out of fiction (earth childrens series) so more comfortable. I don't use it for much ever, or even think about it. But when this discussion about holy came up my mind went to it... so yeah...
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    Re: What is holy to you?

    I love the Einstein quote about seeing everything or nothing as a miracle. I see everything as a miracle. I can think of nothing that cannot evoke some degree of religious awe if I open myself to its entirety (including sh**, anunitu). Even so, sometimes I have to look for it and sometimes it seizes me by the throat whether I am into it or not. Have to say that I feel the most connected in a forest, and with a cool mist about --- there are no words.

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    Re: What is holy to you?

    Liminal places and times - the shore, where the mountain meets the sky, doorways and windowsills, sunset, sunrise. Ravens, wind in the trees, the way the sunlight slants across the floor during this time of year. Sunmotes. This lemon-ginger tea and my sugar-skull printed mug. Seeds and roots and leaves and cactus skeletons. Persimmons and pomegranates, dates and datura. Words and deeds of sincerity, even if I don't like or agree with them.

    Me. I'm holy. My dog is holy, and so is my husband & the snakes, and Bob, the coyote skull on a staff. Everything that is, was and will ever be. Holy, all of it.

    You're all holy, too. Even Anunitu
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