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« Topic Start: December 19, 2010, 04:42:12 pm »

Ok....

I have been Pagan for about 6 years now.  I have not felt a connection with any god/dess, or even a figure head, i.e. The Goddess, what have you.

I do however feel connected to a force, power, great flowing energy.  I use this for my spells, prayers w/e.

I have done things to try to connect with a deity, but nothing so far.  It does not bother me not to have someone/god to pray to, or worship.

I do believe there are gods out there.

I just seem to connect with the 'universal energy' more than anything else.

I am now starting to realize that instead of looking so hard for a god to connect with, that this great energy flow, which is loving and somehow I can connect with, and in some ways have a 'feeling to feeling' relationship/conversations on occasion,  is what I should have been looking at. The is no real identity or way I can group this energy to any path or god. It is almost like an universal feeling.   Huh

I jut have no clue as to what kind of Paganism, if it is, this may be.  And I do not know where to begin looking.....

Any help would be great.
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« Reply #1: December 19, 2010, 05:46:29 pm »

Ok....

You could try looking at Taoism. It's definitely not for everyone but it may be something of interest to you. There's a lot of information on Taoism out there and, unfortunately, quite a bit of it is rather poor IMHO so it may take a bit of searching to get a good general overview. If nothing else you may find some aspects of it to be useful. Good luck in your search... Grin
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« Reply #2: December 19, 2010, 06:14:43 pm »

Ok thank you!
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« Reply #3: December 20, 2010, 01:20:03 am »

You could try looking at Taoism.

If I may make a suggestion, a great beginner book on Taoism is "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff. It was the first of two books that I have ever read on Taoism and I enjoyed it very much. It uses the characters from Winnie the Pooh to teach the basics of Taoism. It's a pretty short read, but definitely worth checking out.
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« Reply #4: December 21, 2010, 02:00:23 am »

I am now starting to realize that instead of looking so hard for a god to connect with, that this great energy flow, which is loving and somehow I can connect with, and in some ways have a 'feeling to feeling' relationship/conversations on occasion,  is what I should have been looking at. The is no real identity or way I can group this energy to any path or god. It is almost like an universal feeling.

To be honest, this is pretty much how I experience Brighid a lot of the time.  I tend to not anthropomorphize, so I usually don't think of Her has being...well, a "her" or a "him" or any other human-shaped entity.  With certain specific exceptions, Brighid, to me, is a Force, an Energy, while still being fully sentient and open to communication.

I don't know if this makes any sense.   Undecided  I think what I'm suggesting is to try exactly what you've suggested, and work on connecting with that Energy.  After a while, you may be able to associate It with a particular deity.  I know that doesn't help much, since that's what you're doing anyway, but maybe knowing others have similar experiences will help you. 

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