I had gone through difficult times in my teenage years. After growing up Catholic, and taking the idea of heaven and hell quite literally, I had developed some sort of inferiority complex. I tended to draw a stark difference between what I thought were "mundane" and "spiritual" things, thus, I opted out of "living" a regular teenage life, and grew increasingly isolated, pessimistic, feeling less than everyone, and in general, miserable.
I stumbled upon the New Age movement and many tenets of Wicca made sense to me, so I began to pursue learning more about the philosophy. That opened a door to reading about more religions, and learning that what I had grown up to believe to be true was just one of many ways of looking at things.
This newfound freedom was relieving, but also left me feeling... purposeless, with no structure.
One day, I watched the old SW Trilogy, and "BOOM" it hit me: I want to be a Jedi.
I was a member and a Knight at Jediism.org at about the same time Camile David was. When that site went down, and an era of ezboard sites popped up, I lurked and participated at some of those as well. I had a short presence at Sithism.org and at the Sanctuary as well, until I went "dark" (started exploring parts of my personality I previously had held taboo).
I came back to Jediism when I became a father, in 2010. Since then, I participate a bit, but oftentimes lurk.
The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don't like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they're 95 percent dead wood. - Jordan Peterson
I have. It's difficult to describe. Further, Im not 100% if it can also be classed as "The Presence of God" or "The Anointing" or if I might have felt it because I wanted to feel it or if my mind supplied a name for "intense emotion" as feeling the Force
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“Such things never happened in real life. Or do they? Most of us are called to perform tasks far beyond what we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart.
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The variations are endless..
Every journey begins with the first step - we ALL know this. From the first story we hear or read or are told - begining is where the story’s usually begin.
Some begin with - THE CHASE
Some in the middle
Some in the future
All begin with walking...
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Rex has agreed to step up and assist TheDude in carrying out the various duties of Knight;s Secretary. In the absence of TheDude, Rex will serve as the point of contact for the Knight's Corps. In addition, Rex will be helping TheDude as...