What was that Small Creature I Saw in the Garden?

Before answering, you must know that I’m not crazy and I didn’t suffer any head injuries lately.

It was almost dark when I went into my parent’s garden to get some peppers and I saw near the thyme bush a little creature with something like an orange hat on its head. It seemed like a lizard standing on its hind legs (its skin was green). When it saw me, the little creature went into my mother’s flowers and disappeared.

My parents have a huge garden, with many flowers, trees and they even grow their own vegetables. At night, you can hear all sorts of things running trough the bushes and strange sounds. I always blame it on the frogs.

Did I see an unknown creature? Or maybe I just have a mild case of schizophrenia?

Asked by anielle

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  1. Hello Anielle,

    No schizophrenia .. you hear voices more than you hallucinate.

    I think you saw an elemental being. Mind you, there could be lizard people in the world, and other unknown species .. but I tend to think most ‘natural’ beings are elemental. You might know them as fairies or gnomes or names like that. How tall was it?

    Love & Peace
    Ama Nazra (victorian Paranormal Connection)

  2. What you are seeing is a creature that escaped from the astral realm to the physical one. This once rare phenomanon has been happening alot lately. It appeared to you because you are usually in good spirits or atract spirits.

  3. thanks for your answers!

    @Ama: I think the weird creature was about 25-30 cm tall.

  4. That�s odd. Well maybe it was a quick glace or the fact it was getting dark in the garden (plants with bright colors, leaves etc.) that gave the lizard this weird appearance. I�m sorry, but all this, �gnomes, astral realm” stuff isn’t really logical. Don�t get me wrong, I believe in the spirit realm (heaven.) But being a student of the bible to believe in pagan teachings would be against Gods laws. It�s just another way to mislead people from God. Another explanation if you�re going to the extreme would be another species. It�s known that some species evolve to adapt to their environment. But i highly doubt that in this case.

    • The modern day church is filled with so-called “pagan” teachings and traditions. Christmas, Easter, confessionals, statues, sunrise services, and much much more

  5. The astral realm does not go against god. The opposite is true, it heightens belief though it goes against the bible completely. The bible is now corrupt and the only original bibles are long gone.The corrupt bible makes you think god is 1 creature but he/she is not he/she is all of us. You can choose not to believe me its your choice.

    • Joel,
      I happen to think you are right!! You see, even in Catholic teachings, we were taught that The Holy Spirit resides in each one of us. The Holy Spirit is part of The Holy Trinity, being The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. All as one. So, The Holy Spirit is God and God is in all of His creations. He is everywhere. It doesn’t mean that WE are God, it just means that to seek God we only need to look inside ourselves and all around us!

      • Which is also a metaphysical teaching. :-)

        Love & Peace
        Ama

  6. That I totally agree with you on. After the apostles died, True Christians lost the correct teaching that God accepts. Now Churches produces �Counterfeit Christianity.� They teach from the desires and intentions of their heart. Nowhere does the Bible say we need the celebrate Christmas. Every year you see, Pastors and priest all decked out in the Christmas gear singing holiday jiggles. Disgust me. These are supposed to be the �older men of the congregations.� These should be the ones sherperding and leading the flock on the right course. In fact, Jesus was never born in/around December 25. That got merge with the Romans sun god, Apollo�s celebration. Whatever!!� Doesn�t make the Bible wrong. It clearly states its �beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight (2 Tim. 3: 16).�
    The Bible informs us what worship God accepts. Confessionals?? The bible does mention to go to the old men of the congregation so they can pray over you, that you have committed a sin. Later I can find that scripture for you, if you want. Statues or images worship God does not accept (Exodus 20:4, 5 Isaiah 42:8 Psalms 155:4-8). He detests it. So all you people who have crosses� you�re giving worship to that instead of God. God does likey. Scriptures like Psalms 22:22 & Romans 1:12 encourage a meeting place for worship to praise God in a form that�s clean and is in harmony with his will.

    • Right On! Except I would say something about the crosses. I think that if you have or wear a cross simply for jewelry or sentimental purposes then it is fine, but if you pray to it, look upon it as a “good luck” token or believe that it holds some power or special connection to your Lord then it has become a graven image. Many churches have portraits of “Jesus” on the wall and some people even pray to these images.

      Wow! we are really getting off topic here…. I better shut up :) so we some folks can figure out what this weird creature was.

      Weird creature?

      You mentioned that it appeared lizard like. There are types of Lizards in Texas (probably other places too) that actually get up and walk on their hind legs from time to time. No kidding. The ironic thing (in light of the discussion) is that it is commonly called a “Jesus Lizard” Some of them even have a collar like thing around their neck that flares out when they stand up.

  7. What is your Definition of astral realm, joel?

  8. basicly it is the spiritual realm. it has a few differences.

    1. if spirits learn their lesson they may leave hell.

    2. there are different levels of heaven, the lower the level the more physical it appears.

  9. @CareTaker:I read about those ,yet where I live there are no such lizards.Sometimes,frogs appear in the garden after the rain.
    I don’t know.Maybe it was just a cat or …a mutant frog.I don’t know what to believe.

    Off topic:Maybe this is not important but in my country people used to have a strong belief in the so called “nature spirits”,fairies,goblins,dragons etc.My mother has a book containing the description of strange creatures people claim to have seen,namely in the rural area.Some people believe in fairies even nowadays.

  10. Joel,
    I know we are going far subject. Way off. Don�t know if it�s against the rules to but I like to pick people’s brain. I have a few questions, if you dont mind answering them?
    How is the Bible corrupt?
    How is God �All of us”?
    Hope you understand that isn�t me trying to argue, but see people’s view point.
    oh anyone could chime in?

  11. 1. It was changed over the years to make people easier to manipulate.

    2. we all have a little bit of god in us. I believe in the begging their was 1 god but when he created us he put a little bit of him in each of us till he was no more. Another point I have on this is that we have 2 souls. our ego and our god soul it is possible for them to meet. I know this is true because the archangel Michael told me himself.

  12. Hi Aneille,

    They beleave there are fairies or faey because they are real. I have encountered quite a few on the astral plane. they are realing fun creature to play with and will always lift your spirits

  13. In the astral and in the real world, elementals exist as part of God’s kingdom. Christianity, bless their hearts, didn’t want people following pagan ‘beliefs’ and the elemental world is part of pagan beliefs .. and could not be Christianized … so they became ‘demons’, things to be frightened of. Make them mad, they can be pretty scary. LOL They might seem ‘small’ but in truth, there are some truly powerful beings, known as Devas, but they are also lovely.

    Joel, they don’t ‘escape’ from the astral realm, they live in both .. its us that separate one from the other.

    Social_D, I am also a student of the bible .. but I include the Apocrypha in the knowledge. There is so much more to understand now that we are finding ‘lost books’, and original copies of the ‘books’ that are accepted as part of the bible now (and compare the differences). It was not ‘God’ who said don’t trust the pagans .. it was the Christian ‘fathers’/teachers .. while subsuming important pagan events, such as Yule (sun return) and turning into Christmas (son return), and ‘editing’ out bits they didn’t like, or made them the ‘only’ way to reach God. Sigh. Christianity has a lot to answer for, and I call myself a Christian.

    Love & Peace
    Ama

    • yes they do but i consider it as escasped because they usualy stay more on the astral than the phsycal. this is probably my last post for a while. I need to think through some of the things I have been thought.

  14. Ama,
    I�m not here to claim i know everything. I don�t. I understand there ” the deep things of God’ that exist in the Bible. Stuff you need to mediate on. Also I agree now there are certain things in the bible that has been reveal, that wasn�t back in the day. But to incorporate other books that has been discover, which i don�t know if it contridicts or goes along which the bible, is dangerous. As revelation 12:9 says” Satan is misleading the World�, and “transforming himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). We should just becareful what spiritual food we partake.
    By the way, isn’t the Book of Mormon a lost scrolls of the bible or written by a prophet commissioned by God? Even though they may deny it, they only base there teaches on the Book of Mormon. That�s one example i base my opinion on. Not that talking bad about that religion. It just leads us away from the bible.
    God warned us the dangers of pagan worship. 2 Corinthians 6:17 say get away from it, calling it unclean. God is a clean, and wants everything that�s associated with him clean.
    It�s important that any student of the bible take the time to examines one�s self and ask, �if my actions and view point are in harmony and pleases God.”

    • Hi Social_D

      I agree about Satan (by whatever name).

      We have to remember that many of those ‘other books’ were already in the Bible before the church fathers, over the millenia, had them removed. The question then becomes
      ‘which ones go back in?’ And which ones need some serious editing? Oh no, that’s already been done.

      For example, Jesus was a man, only later he became a ‘God’, or the son of God – so do we take John out (my favourite gospel) .. and what do we replace it with? ?? Why do I say this .. one reason .. Jesus was said to be ‘King of the Israelites’ because of his lineage .. from the house of David, the kingly house. But .. Joseph was from the House of David, Mary was not. So how can Jesus be of David’s lineage, if his father was not Joseph, but the Holy Spirit? I love this stuff! So the church then said Mary was Joseph’s second cousin … or something like that .. suddenly they were both descended from David, but this correction has been traced to a source hundreds of years after the Bible was created ..

      And no the Book of Mormon was not an original bible book. It was given to Joseph Smith by an angel called Moroni .. all the angels of God have names that end in EL, btw .. long after the Bible was actually created. He then invented his religion.

      And I check in with God daily. I agree, everyone should. But that is just my opinion. God loves us all anyway .. from my experience. :-)

      Love & Peace
      Ama

      • 1) Okay say there�s other book that was previously in the Bible, what are the names of the books? Does it go along with the theme of the Bible? In harmony with it?
        2) Some passages in John can be easily misread and interpret wrong at first glance. I must agree. All Trinitarians favorite scripture john 1:1 great example. The term �god� is only a title. Like �King�, �President�, & �Lord�. 2 Corinthians 4:4 talks about a god, but it�s not referring to God our heavenly father, of Jesus. Back in the days there where so many gods, that term was used loosely.
        3) Jesus linage ��..i need to do my research and get back to you.
        4) I don�t know much about the book of Mormon, except from what they preach to me at my door. I was sure to have them explain this to me clear. That the book of Mormon isn�t a lost book that was supposed to be in the Bible. It�s supposed to be addition later to the bible that gives of a clear understand of God and his purpose. Like the example of the Israelite�s experiences and other faith men of old of the Old Testament. The example of the ones in ��..N. America., I think. We could learn and expand upon. If any Mormons in the house, feel free to correct me.

        Hey if there is something I don�t know, I want to know. If I�m wrong about a certain topic, I�ll be the first to acknowledge it. If there is something that�s missing I want to find it. No matter how much God loves us, he requires us to worship him in a certain ways. He has set guide lines for us. Matthew 7: 13-14 gives us the indication that there is right way and a wrong way. Example is the illustrations of the two roads in Matthew. There’s a road that�s wide leading to destruction. These are people who claim to love God but don�t follow his commandants as stated in Matthew 7:21-23. Those won�t be saved. Then the road that�s narrow leading to everlasting life.

        • Hi Social_D,

          1) Have you read the Apocrypha? Here’s a link that explains the situation.

          http://www.thelostbooks.com/missing.htm

          There were also other books referred to in the bible, that the people of early times would have known, but they might not have been in the original ‘Christian’ bible, eg. the book of Jaspar. One of them ‘the book of Jubilees’ is still canon in the Ethiopian Bible.

          2) Yes, the god of this world is not the God in heaven most Christians believe in. Instead, it goes around sending its ‘evil angels’ to harass people. And I wouldn’t be too sure those ‘old gods’ aren’t still very much present in our modern societies.

          3) I have not read in the bible anywhere that says God said ‘hang around a few thousand years and I’ll give you some more ‘gospels’ to add to MY book’. Yes, people create religions. They might do it for wonderful motives, or they might do it for money. That’s between them and their ‘god’.

          I like the whole of Matthew 7. Good stuff!

          Love & Peace
          Ama

  15. Demonic

  16. By the way, here is the Wiki definition of an elemental-An elemental is a mythological being first appearing in the alchemical works of Paracelsus in the 16th century.

    Pay very close to the first part of the definition of the word elemental, MYTHILOGICAL, this is a very important part of the definition when you are talking about seeing an actual entity. People throw lots of words around these das as if they are fact, this is a myth.

    • A lot of people believe the stories of Noah, Moses and the Garden of Eden etc are myth and you will find them described as such on many different websites, books, etc. Wiki is not the end all authority on definitions and facts. Just saying…

    • I agree, CareTaker, but its a good place to start. LOL I bounce into there and out through various of their links .. and I love google!

      JK,

      I’ll be sure to tell the next elemental I talk to that it is a myth. It might describe you the same way .. you see, you are invisible to me, and most people, you don’t use your true name (you might be using your initials, but how can I know that?), I have never heard your voice, nor touched your hand .. which makes the elementals more real to me than you are, because I have SEEN them, had conversations with them – person to person, touched their hands, and shared the experience with other living people who were present at the time. They also saw and touched. So who is now the myth? Hmmm….

      And they have a longer history than you .. even if you are over 100 years old .. elementals have been described by humans since the history began.

      Love & Peace
      Ama :-)

  17. Ama, the only message that I have that you can pass on to the next elemental, spirit guide, kundulani, shaman and whatever else you converse with is “Jesus rebuke you”> I am not attacking you and I will not but if you notice I do not respond to your comments on my posts very often, because Jesus taught me to love everyone and treat them as I would want to be treated. Afterr reading many of your post now and I do mean many, I started to notice that you and I believe very little in common. I do not pretend to know everything but through the leading f the Holy Spirit I and God’s gift of discernment that He so graciously lets me borrow from time to time, I can usually through prayer and study of God”s Word tell if something is Biblical or not. You speak a great deal about the Bible and Christianity deceptively and unbiblically mising in your own spiritis with God message to all of us. So I will not get into a debate nor argument with you about what is Biblical because I think down deep you know what is and isn”t and you have become enchanted with the little extras that somehow came into your life and skewed your Biblical knowledge.

    To Joel: I am not picking on you my friend but those are the oldest and most warn out satanic statements of them all. Almighty God created this world from nothing and even though He lets satan run things on earth right now, He is still ultimately in control of all. If someone tried to change the Bible from what God intended it to be right now, don’t you think that He coulld have stopped those men who corrupted it, Or have you ever thought that God used man to put the Bible in the order and content just as He Himself wanted, come on. When I read and study the Bible and pray for God’s Holy Spirit that lives within me to descern it for me and give me the understandingthat God intends for me, the Bible tells me everything that I need to know about what Christ did for me on the cross and exactly how to live a life that is pleasing to Jesus and how I will spend eternity in Heaven because of it. The rest is just fluff. I have read the Apochrypha, interesting but nothing in there t help me live a mosre Christ like life or to feed and cloth the hungry, just stuff to peak my curiosity and that is what kills the cat every time. All this is not just for me, God did it all for you too. Take an honest open hearted read of the Bible especially the Gospels and the new testament. You will see that Jesus has already taken care of what others seek through guides and mediums and psychics. I am sorry if I offended anyone but Jesus also told us Himself that thise who follow Him would be persecuted for His name sake and like always He was right. If you don’t agree with me it is His message talk to Him if you don’t agree. I am just the messenger.

  18. Hi JK,

    No, quite honestly, I have not noticed you not answering my messages. And you are right, I do know ‘what is’ and ‘what isn’t’ God’s word. As much as I love the New Testament, and am fascinated by the Old, I don’t see it as God’s ‘word’, knowing, as I do, that it was written by men, and changed by men. It’s a historical fact, JK .. it doesn’t disempower God and Jesus for us to accept that reality, and it doesn’t disempower those of us who follow God in our hearts. Yes, there are people like you, who follow blindly, ignore the contradictions, and gloss over things they cannot explain .. but that’s your right. God allows all of us to follow Him, whichever way we do. So .. no problem, you are welcome to your opinion.

    Joel, I think we hit a nerve!

    Love & Peace
    Ama

    • Right on! I really like the way you put that. By the way Ama, I havent said it enough if at all but thank you for your efforts here. I look forward to reading your comments every day! There are a lot of great people here commenting and sharing. I am so glad I decided to add this new section to the site!

      • Thank you, CareTaker. Yes, you have said it before. :-)

        I agree we are blessed by the people writing on this Q&A section of your site. I especially like the ones I can debate things with, and I don’t mind when they end up deciding they can’t talk to me anymore. LOL It’s happened so many times before. It’s often easier for a person to retreat, than to change their views. And that’s fine. As the saying goes ‘the seeds are planted’ .. doesn’t that make me sound wicked. LOL

        Love & Peace
        Ama

        • Hi Ama

          You said: “It�s often easier for a person to retreat, than to change their views.”

          or maybe … they ‘retreat’ because they don’t feel the need to argue their case with you??? They see you as a lost cause, as much as you see them as a lost cause – LOL!

          That is what I love most about God – the roads to Him are many. Some smooth and easy to walk, whilst others rocky and treacherous with many pitfalls. But, although one path might be right for one person, it doesn’t make it right for another. So long as we act in a humanitarian manner, then our Faith must ultimately be for the good and therefore pleasing in God’s eyes.

          Its just a shame so many war’s are the result of ‘religious differences’ and intolerance.

          AJ
          x

          • I believe that all wars are fought over money and power and never religion. Religion is just a tool that is used by those in power to manipulate the people into war.

          • I agree CT – that’s why I put it in quotation marks. But Religion is a darn good excuse for causing trouble for some folk – it kinda justifies it all in their minds some how! Strange things, humans!

            AJ
            x

          • Hi AJ,

            I never see anyone as a lost cause. That would be appalling. God doesn’t abandon us, regardless of our opinions, I try to follow ‘its’ lead.

            Love & Peace
            Ama

          • Hi Ama

            I am so sorry – I read your original ‘retreat’ post as ‘tongue in cheek’ and so replied in the same vein (so i thought). Seem’s I didn’t pull it off. No offence meant – I know you’re heart is open in that respect.

            AJ
            x

          • Hi AJ, no problem. :-) If I am joking, I put a smiley face, or some comment, so its obvious .. otherwise I am usually dead serious! The written word is too easy to be misinterpreted, as we know.

            Love & Peace
            Ama

          • NO FAIR, AJ!!! You stole my “Roads to God” theory!!!! LMAO!!! I think I coined a phrase somewhat like that on a different post here!! I guess great minds really do think alike! :D

        • Hi Ama

          It was the “LOL’s” that fooled me – hahaha!

          AJ
          x

          • Hmm… the LOL was about being wicked. Sorry!

            Love & Peace
            Ama

  19. I agree very well said and that is where my greatest worry comes from. I am not here to pick on mormans or pagans or anyone else but I do try to the best of my knowledge to discern for other who may not be able to, what is Biblical and what is not.

    Caretaker, I understand exactly what you are saying, to many people these days Jesus is no different than a viking or a pokemon character or warcraft character, and that is where the danger in mixing other text beliefs with the Bible can lead people to inacurate conclusions, conclusions with eternal consequences. I say inacurate because I do have God’s Holy Spirit within me to discern discern what is of God and what is not (and it is not exclusive, God loves all and Jesus died for everyone that invites His Holy Spirit in and follows Jesus which is Christianity in its purest form. There is no need for ceremony, intermediaries, priest, preachers, to have a loving and eternal daily one on one relationship with God through Christ Jesus) It is such a simple yet awesome gift, that people today, mostly cynical and wary, just can’t believe that being a born again Christian is that simple. No one human can live perfect life, but Jesus, God come to earth as a human, did live a perfect life, and through His infinate mercy, grace, and love makes His perfection available to us all.

    When many of the people that come to a site like this express that they are in spiritual trouble, offering up advice that includes misleading and inaccurate information about the Bible and God/Jesus, God takes it very seriously. Why do I believe that mormons are in error? Because the Bible says that this is it and if it is added to or taken away from, the penalty is Hell and we know that the Bible is the complete, accurate an inerrant Word of God. You may say, “No that is just what you believe as a Christian”. To that I would say, “No, I am absolutely sure that it is the Truth and the only way that you can know the Truth for sure is to invite the Truth into your heart and soul, give up all the mystereous unknown stuff that you chase after and you too will know that God’sWord is true”.

    I know that what I am saying is not going to get rave reviews from the powers that be here because the mystery in all this is what brings people here. The problem is, and why people that come to a site like this turn a blind eye and deaf ear to and debate vigorously Chritianity is because Christ has demystified the occult, witchcraft, consulting with the dead, and everything of that nature which takes all the fun out of it. I urge you to just stop for a moment and take a look at your eternity.

    Do you think that life and death is just dust to dust or that you have been reincarnated as a door knob, or that you float around in oblivian, or some hoe become and angel in Heaven? Fat chance, and it takes more blind faith to believe in all that jazz than to believe that Jesus is who He says He is. He came to earth to stand in the gap between and awesome and Holy Almighty God whowill not look upon sin, and He bridged that Gap with His own sacrificial blood that is the only thing that can cleanse the sin from us so that we can one day stand in the Presence of our Holy God and Creator.

    • Hi JK,

      I am always curious as to why a true believer (and that is not an insult in my opinion) comes onto a paranormal site, knowing full well the type of response they will get. We are not looking for missionaries. The people who come here are seeking help with paranormal problems, not spiritual ones. Many of them are Christians, and when the church fails them .. as it constantly seems to .. where do they go? I am not saying Jesus Christ fails them, because He never does (in my opinion), but … (and here I am shaking my head) .. in the past week, thanks to the All Experts site, and my name all over this site, I have had 2 or 3 emails a day from people who have gone to the church for help and been turned away .. congregational members or not. The priests and ministers either don’t believe them, tell them they are deluded or insane, or tell them they are not good enough Christians .. but, as I said somewhere else, even priests are beset by ghosts and demons at times.

      One point .. we all have the Holy Spirit within us. I know the Christian church specifies only ‘they/we’ go to heaven, but so does the muslim church, and their foundations are the same. The difference is they believe Jesus was a prophet, which is what the Christians started out believing, before the church ‘fathers’ start deifying him in about 100AD (and it didn’t become official until Council of Chalcedon in 451AD). Check theological history. Jesus reached out to everyone from the cross, if you believe Athanasius (which I do), not just the believers, and we are all God’s children, regardless of our belief system. He created us, and He’s never abandoned us, regardless of us abandoning Him. And I am a true believer in the profound power of the Christ energy to bring change to our world, if we let it. God gave us free will. Yes, we have to choose to follow .. but which church, the one that hides pedophiles? The ones that teach us to hate every other religion in the world because they don’t believe what we believe? The ones that say ‘you must go out and PREACH the WORD, and save the heathens from themselves .. or their ‘false’ Gods? And if they won’t believe .. kill them. According to Christian ‘belief’ that will send them straight to hell. Really nice bunch of people, the Christians.

      While we continue to shut our eyes to the ‘fact’ that change happened to the Bible, and that Christian religion has grown and adapted over the millenia, we are living a lie .. and you know who the Lord of Lies is, just as well as I do. Allowing the possibility of the change happening, at least allows a quieter reality in .. the one that says we are all in trouble now. The foundations of all our faiths, the Catholic Church, is crumbling from within .. and none of the rest of us know the ‘facts’ of just how much really was changed. But we will one day .. even if its after we are dead.

      Until the churches straighten themselves up people will still be seeking help, and not condemnation, anywhere they can. If it takes mingling metaphysical (one of God’s creations) with the Christian .. so be it. I am not the only one who does this. I know a few church ministers who do as well. God bless them. Oh btw, sidelining here, but it does amuse me, I know a number of Catholic nun who are Reiki Masters .. you can’t undo that .. even though the Pope finally got around to banning Reiki not so long ago. LOL Can’t have it in the church, its foundations are in Buddhism and spiritual healing .. but .. didn’t Jesus ‘lay on hands’?

      Wishing everyone a lovely rest of the weekend,
      Love & Peace
      Ama

      • Hi Ama

        I couldn’t have put that better myself.

        Talking of religions … Father Gabriele Amorth (Chief exorcist at the Vatigan) claimed that “The Devil resides in the Vatican and you can see the consequences. The evil influence of Satan was evident in the highest ranks of the Catholic hierarchy, with cardinals who do not believe in Jesus and bishops who are linked to the demon.” No to mention the pedophilia which, according to the Pope, wasn’t considered ‘so serious’ in the 70′s!!?? (Still trying to work that one out!)

        Sorry …. gone off topic – AGAIN! LOL!

        AJ
        X

        • Yes, I’ve read that too, AJ, God help us all. When the foundation of the faith is corrupt .. the energy flows through to everyone associated with it. No wonder people are abandoning God .. they think ‘he’s’ part of religion.

          Love & Peace
          Ama

          • Ama,
            Sweet! I’m so totally stealing that line, sister! (“they think ‘he’s’ a part of religion”) Bwahaha.

            And agreed. I am no longer Christian because my sites were always set on God. Religion hurts a lot more then it helps, in my opinion.
            But this great response is a reminder that God (the source, the CREATOR) has nothing to do with Religion. yay!!!!!

            :)

      • Oh Ama!! I have a good Christian friend who practices Reiki, too! She live in India for a year. She went there origionally, on a Mission for the poor!I also love how the church can change things at will, Because they deem something wrong with it!! Also, the church changed it’s mind on many views that were once considered unacceptable! Anyway, I could go on and on! LOL! I have recieved Reiki before and let me tell you, what an experience!!! I could feel the energy as the woman’s hands passed over me, and the change after, was incredible!! And this was performed by a friend of mine who was Catholic!!! Hmmm?! Good point, Ama!!

      • I think there is no doubt that the Catholic Church has been infiltrated by demonic forces at various times over the years, especially during the medievil era. However, the only religion out there now that is calling for the death of non-believers is Muslim, specifically the radical factions of Islam.

        • Hi Erik

          I need to pull you up here …

          Less than 1% of Muslim’s agree with the Taliban. Most are appauled by the radicals within the Islamic brotherhood. So please, do not judge the entire Muslim faith by a handful of evil, sadistic criminals who hide their crimes behind the Qu’an.

          I agree that beheading is still used as punishment in some Arabic states, but that is a punishment of Law. There is a specific place where this would take place – usually in a city square, and after a trial. That is not the same thing as blowing up trains in London or the twin towers etc. And remember, Muslim’s died in those incidents too but the Taliban didn’t care because, to them, those Muslim’s who died were not ‘true Muslim’s’ because they did not agree with the extremists view-point.

          Besides, Christian’s are not better ………. just think about all the troubles over the decades in Northern Ireland between the Catholic’s and the Anglican’s. The list could go on … and on …and ….

          AJ
          x

          • I agree with AJ’s comment here. There are extremists in all religions .. and groups like the neo-nazis. They are not a true measure of either their religion/group or their Gods.

            Love & Peace
            Ama

  20. Sorry Jk,
    The Bible is not complete. It has been written and rewritten, edited and parts removed to the point where it’s true meaning is probably lost. Sorry. This fact. Do the research. It had to be translated many times, and in translation, I am sure, much was left up to interpretation. Gospels were removed because some “wise men” deemed them herosy. Or did these Gospels just not go along with that wise man’s plan. Here are some reference for you to ponder, further proving that “you Bible” is not complete:

    http://www.thelostbooks.com/intro.htm

    And my favorite, (and Ama, I think you will actually like this one, too!) The lost Gospel of St. Thomas!!!

    http://reluctant-messenger.com/gospel-thomas-Stephen_Patterson.htm

    I could go on and on, but you see, if you choose to do the research, you will find what most of us are saying. In the end it boils down to those who are enlightened and those who choose to remain ignorant.

    • I am not sure about Thomas, Luna.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Thomas

      Have you read the gospel of Judas .. also ‘interesting’, although I take it with a grain of salt.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Judas

      Theology is fascinating.

      Love & Peace
      Ama

      • Thanks, Ama! I will read the gospel of Judas, and yes, after I read Thomas much further I was unsure myself, so thank you. I read things in it that I was not impressed with. One in particular statement being that a woman must become a man to go to heaven? Sex change? Cross dresser? sorry, being humorous, but in other words, only a man can go to Heaven? Malarky!! So yes, I am sorry I posted it. But, in truth, it only proves my point that the Bible, King James, or any other, is incomplete.

        • Hey Luna,

          You have to read a gospel with an understanding of society in the time period it was written .. so much of the writer’s personality and personal beliefs goes into the message … doesn’t mean its completely wrong, just .. biased ..

          Love & Peace
          Ama

          • Yes Ama,
            That thought had crossed my mind about the time period. Put, yet again proves my point that man has somehow tainted God’s word. A woman is just as much a creation of God as Man is and God has no desire to exclude one over the other. I think if the Bible needs to be translated/interpreted again, it need to be done by a woman!! LOL! Would be interesting to see how that interpretation would go! Thanks, Ama!

          • LOL! to Luna

            I had a bit of a Bible Study thing going on with my window cleaner this morning (He’s a Jehovah witness). It all started when he asked how I was, to which I replied my mum had died suddenly, which had happened since the last time we met. I then went on to say: “but at least she’s now in a much better place with God, in Heaven”. WRONG! Should NOT have said that! I should’ve known better! Bad me! (Where’s a DOH smiley, when you want one??)

            Anyhow … bless ‘im … he did go to great lengths to explain why JW’s don’t believe that our soul’s go to Heaven after we die … rather we just ‘fall asleep’. We spent 3/4 of an hour outside, on my drive, each armed with Bible in hand, going through quite a few passages about what it means (to him) to die. The neighbours must’ve thought we were mad.

            Still, it was actually a very interesting exercise, not least because my window cleaners Bible say’s things in a much different way from mine. His Bible has been revamped and is in modern english, were as mine is still based on old english (not actually using the Thee, Art and Thou’s, but old style never-the-less.

            So anyway, my point is, if you want to put a different slant on the meaning of the Bible, re-write it using todays language, and use new and specific words to emphasis what the old Bible “talk” means to you.

            AJ
            x

            PS He also invited me to attend a JW convention held at Milton Keynes this weekend and has also threatened to bring round loads of literature about death next time he does my windows. I’m sure his heart is in the right place, but the JW teachings are really not for me. Still, I’m more than happy to learn more about it … in fact, he has given me some homework already. I look forward to our next Bible session on the driveway – LOL!

          • Ahh…. AJ .. I love JW’s too. They are fascinating to talk to. Also the Mormon’s are good too. I have had a lot of good conversations with people from those groups over the years. Once they gave up trying to convert me .. and I find the JW’s Watchtower a great source of .. inspiration to discuss God from various different interpretations. Sadly, the people giving me magazines here at the house have stopped visiting (JW’s). And I always listened politely .. I just never changed my mind. And yes, our bibles didn’t match.

            Oh well,
            Love & Peace
            Ama
            PS the last JW I talked to at length told me he was not good enough to be one of the 144,000 saved in the end times. I asked him why he continued to believe in a God that was going to send him to hell? He didn’t have an answer. So much for unconditional love.

          • Oh and Ama, How did they come up with the number 144,000? Just curious as to how that was calculated! Almost seems random.

          • Heaven forbid, Luna. LOL

            Revelation 14:1 says “Then I looked, and there was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion! And with him were one hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.”

            My thoughts on this is that was the number of ‘saved’ Jewish people at the time of the writing of the book.

            BTW, totally off this bit of our ‘off topic’. Using gematria, explanation here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gematria the bad guy in the bible is numbered 666. Problem is the number for the ‘devil’ is actually 616. The number for Nero (the Roman leader at the time of the writing) is 666. So, it is speculated in theological circles, that perhaps the writer was not writing the future, so much as making a prophetic religious and political statement about what God was going to do to Nero in ‘those’ end times?

            Much like our newspapers these days .. only more creative? LOL

            Love & Peace
            Ama

          • Hi Luna

            144,000 divided by the 12 tribes of Israel = 12,000 sealed from each tribe. Revelation 7:3-8

            12 is an auspicious number!

            AJ
            x

          • Hi Luna,

            I don’t really want to reinterpret the Bible .. I want to take it back to the original sources, and get a really GOOD translation of the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek! That’s why the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea scrolls are so important .. from them we can see where the changes were made. I want people to really see, and connect to, the Love that is God, without the patriarchal biases, or the ‘Christian’ ones. While I think some of the new age (for want of a better description) interpretations of the energy world are good, they are not the whole answer. We have to look for it, in combining it all together, and keeping it very simple. Heaven works on the KISS principle, as I have said before.

            Love & Peace
            Ama

          • It still isnt perfect but I never study the Bible without a Lexicon to look up the words. I am convinced that no one can begin to understand what the Bible says in the first place without looking at the original language and sources.

          • Ama,
            yeah, I hear you!! :) I was being a bit tongue in cheek with that one! ;) Figured that men have been having a go at interpreting the Bible,t hat maybe it was about time a woman tried, just to see what would come of it, but I do agree, if some of the origional scriptures still existed, we would have a much better insight to it’s real meaning.

          • Women do it all the time, these days, Luna. Problem is, some of them are just as radical as the men. (sigh)

            Love & Peace
            Ama

  21. HI Ama,

    Yea I think we did.

    Hi Jk,

    It was probably stated up there but I was to lazy to read the comments. It is true that lower beings are in control of most at the moment, though less and less of this realm is being controlled, so first off if they have control than wichever `god` you believe in would not have the power to change it. Second, I dont beleave it matters what religion you are in. I believe it matters if you follow it, and if you do you go to `heaven` because if god is as loving as most make him out to be he will let you go.

  22. I can’t help the original poster that much, because I have seen all kinds of things in my life. Some I wold classify as real, others, I would really hope not. I saw images of skeletons hanging in my parents’ house for many years when I was really young. The neatest thing I ever saw was a ninja. For real! I was going to sleep (still very much awake, though), and I saw a ninja creep by in the hallway outside my room. So this could have been a multi-dimensional creature (why not? Lot’s of things are…we are as well). Or it could have been in your mind (Nikola Tesla hallucinated every one of his inentions, so this isn’t a bad thing at all).
    Or….it could have been a ninja lizard. :)

    JK,
    Just curious, when you say �Pagan�, are you speaking in terms of philosophic polytheism? Or do you mean it to be a general term to describe anything not of the christian god? Legitimate question. I don’t know how deep this debate really goes….but here is my main observation (though I never know how much history to believe in): I don’t know if we will ever truly know how much damage the Roman’s did to Christianity..heck to Judaism. We pretty much know what they did to the gnostics and pagans (really all �heretics�), and it was ugly, mean, hateful, vile and never at all what Jesus supposedly stood for. I used to revel in these debates, and would usually end on �Dead Sea Scroll’s� vs. �Nag Hammadi�. I’ve since become spiritually tired of this, I think. Besides, commenters above have taken on those rebuttals with gusto, so no need for repetition.

    In fact, I wasn’t even going to be a part of this….until I read your words, �reincarnated as a door knob�. I laughed because to me, the statement was lacking insight or knowledge. It may have simply been sarcasm, but you really should know that there were many early christians that believed in reincarnation. Actually, a lot of religions do. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think reincarnation is in the Bible directly anymore, so I wouldn’t expect a devout christian to know that spirits tend to like complete living systems over inanimate objects. There would be little karmic value/return/learning to coming back as a door knob because of karmic debt. Me thinks you would from this life forward, always be a door knob, because you can no longer improve spiritually in ways you were previously able to.

    Before I get too carried away, I’ll just make my point: I understand what you are saying (I really do, as I believed similarly for over two decades.) But you should know that some of us have made other choices in our spiritual walk because we don’t wish to be Christians. Not because we haven’t heard. I thirsted every day of my christian life, and was never fulfilled. So feel free to oversimplify what I believe in. But please be mindful of simplifications. You are correct that people can’t believe �being a born again christian is so simple.� I agree with that sentiment. It’s simple. But in my experience and reason, God is anything but simple. I will continue to seek God for the rest of my life, rather then hold blind expectation to one script that has been open for change, reinterpretation and malevolence for so many eons.

    I just want you to know that some of us know the information you have presented here, and we choose not to believe it. Not because we are spiritual invalids, but because we just don’t agree. Your �truth� still has a sneaking suspicion of sounding like �opinion� to me. That probably won’t change. But much love and peace to you just the same, JK.

    • Whoot! Whoot!!! :D LOL!!! Well said!!!

    • And then there’s me, sitting in the middle, sorting wheat from chaff.

      Lovely comment, Siddle.

      BTW, I got spiritually tired too, and had a long break .. not from my beliefs, but from talking about them on the net. Now I’m back .. and its like ‘deja vu all over again’. Spirituality is a growing experience, in my opinion – while Christianity seems rather static right now.

      Love & Peace
      Ama
      p.s. doorknob .. to give continuously (good karma), allowing others to make decisions for you (open, close, turn left, turn right)(not so good, perhaps) .. LOL ok, ok, I’ll be good now.

  23. Hello Anielle,
    Sorry, we all went WAY off topic!! LOL!!! The creature you have seen in the garden could be either a lizard or a gnome. Either is possible. And, if you have been reading this lovely long thread, by now, you know you are not crazy!! LOL!!! Either way what you saw is fascinating and nothing to be afraid of or think you are crazy over!! :D

    • also, if you are crazy, then we are all crazy and you have just entered the Loony Assylum!!! LMAO!!! No question is crazy here!!! :D

      • Ha! Ha! Ha!

        In the words of Rowan Atkinson (Black Adder) ….. *WIBBLE!*

        AJ
        x

  24. AJ,
    If you dont mind, what was your homework that the J.W. gave you?

    • I second that request. I would like to know too.

      Love & Peace
      Ama

      • Hi Social_D & Ama

        Reading all of John, but paying specific attention to chapters 10 and 14

        AJ
        x

        • Interesting, Thank you for your reply.

        • John 14 is definitely one of my favourites! And 10 is appropriate too. I am, afterall, a gatekeeper, and I work with the gatekeepers. :-)

          Love & Peace
          Ama

    • You’re most welcome! And after he’s ‘tested’ me on it, I’ll let you know why ….

      AJ
      x