The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars were Christians who broke away from the Catholic church during medieval times. They did not label themselves as “Cathars” — rather, “good men” or “good women” or “good Christians.” The religion was a dualistic and Gnostic movement. Unfortunately, the Catholic church eventually struck back and they died out by the 1200s — whileContinue reading “The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation”

Dealing with guilt ~ the bully vs. the wise teacher

Guilt is a tricky thing to deal with. In some ways, it acts as a malicious bully: beating you down for the sake of hurting you. In other scenareos, it can act as a wise teacher: telling you to do the right thing and make healthier choices for yourself and everyone around you. And itContinue reading “Dealing with guilt ~ the bully vs. the wise teacher”

I wish to be a good girl

When someone says that they want to be “better” or “good” it can mean a lot of things. It can refer to something specific, like quitting or developing a certain habit. Or it can be very general, involving overall life-change. People also have different versions of what “good” or “bad” means. So what does itContinue reading “I wish to be a good girl”

Good date, bad date ~ a short story

A continuation of good day, bad day. Electra and Adonis were about to go out on a dinner date at a fancy Italian restaurant: Red Mane. It was her favorite place to eat, right by her apartment. She had only been there a few times with friends, but it was always a great experience. However,Continue reading “Good date, bad date ~ a short story”

A short story ~ good day, bad day

Electra woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Panicking, she jumped over to her phone to realize her cat had unplugged the charger in the middle of the night, causing it to die and therefore her alarm never went off! She was now a good thirty minutes behind schedule! Still able to makeContinue reading “A short story ~ good day, bad day”

Caturday ~ I knead you

“Kneading” is the act of massaging or squeezing one’s hands against something. Kneading is very common yet unexplained behavior in cats. Often, cats will knead a person or soft object such as blanket, pillow, or stuffed animal. They tend to knead when they’re feeling relaxed, sleepy, and content. While kneading, cats will purr, sometimes drool,Continue reading “Caturday ~ I knead you”