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Things both felt and observed beyond the ordinary

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: The Destination of Eternity in Him is Found by Following His Path Thought His Righteousness

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Nov 10, 2009 at 22:40

There is a saying amongst my folk, " The path and the guide have no meaning once the destination is in sight." So if I can see that place to where I am headed by my own intent then I no longer require a guide. I hold Yeshua to be a teacher, guide and exemplar for the way but I feel no compulsion to worship him as (or in the place of) G-D. For me G-Ds being is imanent in all of the livingness and that is what I experience most directly. My most trancendental experiences ( personal epiphanies if you will) have come to me directly without my willing them but in a form of a revelation suddenly burst in uppon my thoughts. Sometimes these things happen like a sudden explosion in my mind and it takes some time before I can put them into any uderstandable context. But slowly the words come to my mind which allow me to organize in some reasonable form the sequence of events and to discern some meaning in the experience. That is the best explanation I can give you in any language you can understand short of causing you to experience the same things which would be extremely difficult for me to do. Even then there is no guarantee that you would experience those same things exactly in the same way as I do. My biggest difficulty in growing up was the fact that I thought that other people experienced life as I do. It took me some time to realize that that was definatley not the case.


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