Recently I spent some time with a friend from 'way back when' - the 'when' being when we were both adolescents. We were best friends then and have kept in touch over the years. We spent a couple of days together, and I was astonished at how divergent our worlds are, especially considering that we live on the same planet. She described her world as a Better Homes and Gardens one. I don't usually try to describe mine, but if I did I might call mine the magical one and her world the mundane one.
Competition is the key to survival.
Magic is all trickery and a fake.
Miracles don't happen.
The universe has neither meaning nor purpose.
The world is a scary place.
Life is a hard struggle and full of disasters; hard times just happen.
Protecting yourself, looking after number one is what matters.
Most of the universe is dead; life is like a scum on the surface.
Bad things happen to good people; life just isn't fair.
I am alone and separate from all others.
Disease just happens to you, and there is little you can do about it except to depend on medical professionals.
We live and then we die.
There is no god, or if there is, he has set things up so that I'll go to hell if I enjoy life.
Cooperation is the key to survival.
Magic is a natural part of life.
Miracles happen every once in a while.
The universe and everything in it has meaning and purpose.
The world is full of wonders.
Life is joyful and full of opportunities; hard times are one form of opportunity.
Being loving and giving is what matters.
The universe is alive and rejoicing; everything in it lives.
We get what we need; we need what we get; the universe is helpful.
I am an integral part of the One.
Disease tells us that we have in some way, perhaps very complex or obscure, gone astray and may need to make changes in our attitudes, beliefs, and/or behaviors.
We live and grow and change.
God/dess is (or even the god/desses are) a personal friend, wants me to have a fulfilling life, and will help me achieve this if I ask - although god/dess may have its own ideas about how best to do this.
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