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Comment by John Hodgson on September 18, 2014 at 9:50pm

Nature, strutting her stuff..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_tMqSSeVPM

Those rocks at Land's End, Cabo San Lucas are easily 100' high

Comment by Martin Berka on August 14, 2014 at 6:17am

The amazing part is that our thoughts can control our bodies. The brain consumes about as much power as an eco-friendly light bulb, so it would not get very much done with pure radiation. By steering a large and mechanically skilled body, it works smarter, not harder.

Comment by David William Kiebert on August 13, 2014 at 10:26am

Deb,

First of all, welcome. It's gratifying to meet new like-minded people.

As for "mind over matter" so to speak, I believe there is no separation between mind and matter -- "mind" is simply the subjective software of the brain. So "mind" affects matter and matter affects "mind". So "we" -- that is, our "minds" -- do have some control over nature, limited by the physical laws of nature. But really, since our "minds" are integral parts of nature, "mind controling nature" is really Nature controling itself.

Comment by James Bertam Heaton on August 11, 2014 at 5:59am

    I have trouble with my Christen friends when tell them that they are (God) as well as the tree's and J,C, are. But realty when one gets this fare in to that thought one can only enjoy what comes out of knowing it. One of those things is in sharing it.

Comment by Shane W on August 10, 2014 at 7:41pm
Hi Deb,

If you're on Facebook you should check out the Facebook group:

https://facebook.com/groups/2230619808

The discussion is much livelier over there, this site is almost defunct.

Also check out the page: Facebook.com/pantheism
Comment by Deb Schmidt on August 10, 2014 at 3:47pm

Hi all!  Thank you for sending me some personal welcomes! I much appreciate that :)  Not familiar enough with site yet to know how to send individual responses.  ???  Just so happy to have found fellow believers.   Yes!!!  It is all about oneness and connectedness through love of each other and nature. I have far from figured it all out yet, but I am learning from each of you. Many comments are profoundly thoughtful, intellectually and spiritually stimulating.  Philosophical enthusiast here.  So, I live in an area that is bible-belt like in belief, and am grateful for this venue of communication where I feel understood and can have these  conversations without feeling like a heretic.  Something I've been pondering lately... When I hear the word God, I think of a supreme energy force within all of nature.  That being said, how much do you think our personal thoughts (energy) affects our lives to make things happen.  I guess its what many recent authors are calling the  "laws of attraction".  Do you think the focus on our positive/negative thought patterns and affirmations have the power to determine and change our lives by just our thoughts alone?   Do we really have that kind of power?  Or could this be another hopeful but futile attempt to believe that we have more "control" over our lives than we actually do?   What do you think? :)

Comment by Hartmut Friedrichs on August 4, 2014 at 2:58pm

What you demand from god,

demand it from yourself.

Comment by James Bertam Heaton on July 28, 2014 at 8:39am

  Well it is all a wounderas thing . God, Energy, Nature, Universe, just to have a mined to conceive it all is pretty cool. For me it is and has always been one word to say it all that word is (Oneness) it all seems to be attached in one way or a another.

  Great poem Deb, David, Antony, Walter,Don, Shan, thank you all for your comments as always my fellow Pantheist did not let me down and I have learned more about a subject that I am constantly  challenging my self with. Bowing

Comment by Deb Schmidt on July 27, 2014 at 2:41pm

Hello everyone. New here. :)   Pantheism in poetry is beautiful to me.  Some of my favorites are by poets such as Burroughs and D.H. Lawrence. This poem touches me.  Enjoy.  

 “Every walk to the woods is a religious rite, every bath in the stream is a saving ordinance. Communion service is at all hours, and the bread and wine are from the heart and marrow of Mother Earth. There are no heretics in Nature’s church; all are believers, all are communicants. The beauty of natural religion is that you have it all the time; you do not have to seek it afar off in myths and legends, in catacombs, in garbled texts, in miracles of dead saints or wine-bibbing friars. It is of today; it is now and here; it is everywhere.” 
~John Burroughs, Accepting the Universe 

Comment by David William Kiebert on July 26, 2014 at 6:48pm

Calling the universe or energy  "God" is an equivocation, and perhaps a euphemism, like calling a bathroom a "powder room."

 

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