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Welcome to Earth's Joy Monday, March 10 2014 @ 05:14 PM EDT
Welcome to Earth's Joy
Do you love being in natural surroundings and feel you need to connect more deeply, as if something is calling to you? Do you feel there is something missing in your spiritual path or practices but can't figure out just what? Do you know exactly what you believe but have a hard time putting it into practice? Do you already have a spiritual practice but always wondered why a particular tool does this or stone does that without any real, practical explanation? Do you have trouble relating to existing spiritual pantheons? Are you perfectly happy with what you have but wouldn't mind adding something new?
Here at Earth's Joy, we share and teach methods of developing and/or enhancing spiritual practices through the Graxean Way (Graxean means "Of the Earth.") In these pages you'll find tools, information, and inspiration that appeal to both your practical and spiritual sides aimed at guiding you in your journey to experience the Joy of the Earth, of Nature, of Spirit, and of the Great Mystery of "All That Is." Graxeanism is a path of spirituality intended to inspire and guide one’s personal spiritual journey with primary focus on and reverence for Nature, taking its cues from science, mythology, mysticism, philosophy, psychology, arts, the core spiritual practices of other cultures and beings, and the personal experiences of its students.
Graxeans revere Nature as the material embodiment of Spirit and honor our connection to all its Beings, whether they are human, feathered, furred, scaled, plant, tree, stone, wind, or cloud. We recognize that regardless of where we are, we are one with Nature, even if we have forgotten this connection over time. Through Graxean teachings and tools, we define our own spiritual path and learn to benefit this world and ourselves during this life we have been given. We welcome knowledge of our world to enrich our spiritual practices and constantly seek to understand ourselves and the universe. It's not enough for us to do things the way they've always been done; we ask why, we seek the answers, and we embark upon our practices when we fully understand how it works and how we can make it work for us.
Come on in and sift through this site. Be inspired. Motivate yourself. Have a chuckle or two. Open to new ideas. Define, refine, and strengthen your spiritual path. Take what works for you, leave the rest, and share your discoveries!
Where to Begin?
Here are some topics and accompanying articles to get you started. Much more can be found in the menu on the left.
How to Use this Site (Resize fonts for easier reading, what you can do with an account, etc.)
Disclaimer: This website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical, psychological, or legal advice. Usage of any herbs and consumption of any wild edibles mentioned on this site is done so at your own risk. Follow your local laws regarding the collection of feathers, bones, shells, and stones as they may apply. The authors and Earth's Joy assume no liability in actions resulting from the use or misuse of information provided herein.
News and Recent Articles
Looks like I worked out most of the kinks since the upgrade. We lost our forum and have to look into a new one, so that will be coming soon, as well as a nice banner up above. But as the new schoolyear starts and little ones will be back in school, I will be working on replacing and adding content! Stay tuned!
You may have noticed some changes in the past few days. I am working on making the site a little easier to navigate to get the information you need. Hopefully I have succeeded, and you can easily find what you're looking for. If not, or if you have any suggestions, you may use our new Contact Form to pass your word along.
I have also added connectivity to my blog at Blogger where I'll be sharing the bulk of my experiences and inspirational messages and keep most of the articles here informational in nature. You'll find links to the articles at the top right of the homepage, or just head on over to Walking the Path of Nature and Spirit.
I'm still updating here and there, so check back often!
Red glass candleholders
Hay or other vegetarian animal food
If snow is not available, then a white cloth or surface that will hold the candleholders
Meat, eggs, or if vegetarian, some other significant protein source
The winter tale of gratitude