What We Believe
We believe in a Divine that is greater than the universe we behold. The Divine has always and will always exist. Everything that we are aware of is merely a small part of the Divine.
The Divine includes all forms of energy including, our physical world, knowledge and consciousness; we are a part of the energies of the Divine.which embodies all possible knowledge, is omniscient and is the universal deity; neither male nor female but simultaneously both in nature.
The Divine comprehends all possible aspects of existence with the God and Goddess representing the Male and Female aspects while other specific gods and goddesses represent more limited aspects. We use Deities of various pantheons to represent those characteristics of the Divine with which we choose to focus and work.
We have Free Will which is exercised as the ability to influence changes in the energy of the universe. Using our Free Will, our goal is to gather knowledge and optimize our existence to lead us to happiness and become more attuned with the natural resonance of the Divine.
The accumulation of knowledge is necessary to aid us in making the best choices. Our ability to influence the energy of the universe is strongest with the energies to which we are most closely associated and can perceive meaning, the physical world and that is where each of us must begin our journey. In the physical world, science provides a means to accumulate knowledge; but science alone is insufficient to ensure positive actions and outcomes.
Through study and focus, we can extend our reach to energies that are not directly part of our physical world. The greater our reach and our ability to resonate with more aspects of the Divine, the greater the opportunity to extend the influence of our Free Will and choose the best actions.
There is no absolute good just as there is no absolute evil; the effects of our actions; however, can be positive /constructive or negative /destructive. Actions, whose effects are in opposition to the natural resonance of the Divine, are considered negative and destructive; bringing tension, discord and ultimately our own unhappiness.
Our actions and their effects are permanent and no amount of divine or human forgiveness will counteract their effects. Future acts can reduce or amplify those effects caused by our actions. Karma is accepted as the concept of cause and effect in our lives and the state of our lives is the result of our past and present actions. We are each responsible for our actions and as such our lives and well being are our own responsibilities. Belief in a perfect will of God, undermines our Free Will and the law of cause and effect.
At any point in time, our lives are the sum total of the effects of our past actions and what we will be is dependent on how our future actions modify the effects of our past actions. There are many paths in physical life from which we can choose to live using our Free Will; similarly, there may be different paths available after physical death from which we can choose also using our Free Will.
Just as we have many paths to choose from for our lives, so do others; as such, each has the right to choose their own paths and beliefs without challenge or consternation from others.
As a result of the strong influence of the physical world on our existence, we recognize cyclicality such as seasonality, represented by the Wheel of the Year and the phases of the moon. By attuning our lives to the cycles of our physical surroundings we can leverage the energy of the physical world to our benefit and development.
Duality demonstrates the different aspects of the same concepts: positive and negative; male and female; yin and yang. To be better attuned to the natural resonance of the Divine; we must strive to balance the effects of duality.
As our guiding principle: As it harm none, do as ye will.