Scientific randomness in the universe goes beyond particles at the molecular level and can extend to everything we encounter in our lives. Random Library Book is a series of my walks down different library aisles and I randomly pick out a book. I bring light to books that might otherwise get lost in the large repetitive physical aisles of a library.
Religion and Self-Acceptance: A Study of the Relationship Between Belief in God and the Desire to Know
By John F. Haught
This book was first published in 1976 by New York's Paulist Press. Sitting at 189 pages, the book appeared to have been read three times since its life on that library shelf in the Philosophy section. Flipping through the pages I began thinking about the questions of life that just do not go away. Where do we come from? Does God exist? Why are we here? Why an ultimate fate of having to decide to believe in God or not? Author John F. Haught takes the reader through his questions on religion and why we have such a desire to know. This book would be of interest to those who enjoy deep philosophical views on religion.
Every month’s New Moon is full of opportunities to those who take advantage of personal reflection. Fresh starts are always highlighted and will help all of us to look at elements of our life with new perspective. No matter what spiritual background you come from, participating in this monthly exercise can help you connect to your soul’s purpose and plan steps to get closer to it. Give yourself permission to connect authentically with yourself this month. Since we live in a Universe that is constantly moving, each month the New Moon is at a different place in our Cosmos allowing us a chance to plant different intentions throughout the year. A new cycle begins this time in Libra which is about continuously transforming ourselves and society.
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WORD FOR THE MONTH
Partnership, teamwork, peace, social, beauty, passion, fairness, balance, and counseling.
Happy New Moon in Libra! This is the first New Moon of the season change and it is a wonderful time to achieve some grounding and balance in our lives. This energy is urging us to balance and attend to everything that is a priority in our life. This balancing act is easier said than done when work tends to be where we spend the most energy. But don’t forget to protect yourself. Your day can’t always be about everybody else. Libran energy is urging us to take time for ourselves every day, in a quiet reflective state, to relax and check in. This New Moon is reminding us that we have many things that are important to us, and doing them all in the right quantity is crucial to our happiness and ultimate survival. All around is an epidemic within humanity of poor emotional, physical, psychological, philosophical, relationship, behavioral, social, creative, and spiritual health. Everyone is dealing with too much. These are side effects of negativity, fear, inequality, capitalism, and patriarchy. When will it end? The amazing thing is that you get to actually decide how you want to feel. Libra is continuing to push along a new vibration of energy that the Earth has been churning up that more and more people are connecting with. It all begins with taking regular moments for you. For the self.
Libra also brings with it an energy of detoxification. Our lives are heavily bombarded by chemicals, not just in our food, but our air is full of what comes out of our cars. We breath that in everyday, all day. This also includes the detox from society and it’s conditioning. The root cause of self-esteem issues is confusion about who we really are and what defines us. Getting to know our real-selves, and connecting with our inner light that defines us, requires a healthy body. Therefore, clean living, a healthy diet, exercise, and mental health are most important. Pay attention to what in your environment is poisoning you, then do something about it!
A radical transformation with this New Moon is a possibility. An invigorating burst of energy and initiative is at our disposal. Issues that started, or were brought up at the beginning of the year, are called up for review again. Circumstances and patterns from then may be reliving themselves. This is an opportunity for us to review our responses and immediate environment. Is it amazing? How do you feel about it? Does anything need to change? This energy, however, is overall positive and can resolve ongoing problems, finish things that were started, or collect upon investments made (time, money, or physical).
The New Moon in Libra is also concerned with the human element of personal relationships, and the human qualities of kindness and appreciation. This is a time for giving our relationships their due attention and giving them priority. Resolution of conflicts is in focus. You may feel more sympathetic to those who you are in relations with. Make it a priority to reinvigorate happiness, social goals, and friendships.
As always a drop of wisdom - channel negative energy into ambition and hard work.
With light and love,
HOW TO MAKE A NEW MOON LIST:
Gather paper and a pen, pencil, marker or other type of writing tool.
Review the focus areas for this month and begin to think about how they apply to your personal and professional life.
Write a list of what your hopes, dreams, goals, priorities, wishes, and prayers are for that moment. Typically no more than 10 is recommended. Be very specific, or extremely vague.
Review last month’s list and revise them on this month’s list, if necessary.
Place your notes somewhere safe and special to you. Some tape them to a window, under a lit candle, or leave them in their notebooks on their desks. Create the space that works for you. Leave it there all month until the next New Moon.
Allow and have faith in the power of inter-connectedness in our universe to manifest your list.
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WANT
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