Shrine of Luntiang Aghama
Celebrating Life with the Dead: Samhain 2010 Message
The dead cannot remember! But the Living! We live because of the Spirit. The dead has a body but it cannot move. The Dead can have a nose but cannot breathe. The dead has the same feature like us but it has no life.
We are alive! Because we live!
The dead are dead because they have no life.
We have life because the spirit is within us.
Today, people gather to the grave of their love ones who already passed away from this world. They celebrate and commemorate the memory of their love ones when they were still alive. They are not celebrating the dead, but the memory of the one who have died. The memories are the lessons of the past when the dead person is still alive. The lessons that the living should lived by.
Today, we attune not to the dead, but we attune ourselves to the spirit. The Spirit of Life!
And as i attune myself to the spirit, a massage has been given to me:
“Your Future is consuming fast because of the mistakes you are doing in the present time. You have not used well your past, and you cannot undo what you have done in the past. Your present is still burning; every action you make today will reflect your life in the future. Do your best to do it right for your future sake. You only have one life in the present; and one future in the making! Your action in the past must serve as a lesson in the present so that you can move forward to live your future!”
There are lessons in the past we must learn now in the present. As we are living our present life right now, let us be careful not to do the same mistakes that we have already done in the past. Like the dead in their grave, let us burry the wrong doings we have done in the past. Forgive ourselves from doing it, and heal ourselves from the wounds of the mistakes we had done. Let us not cling ourselves to the past, but let us hasten to make our future bright by doing the right things in our present time.
Not later, but NOW!
Happy New Year!
Yours in the craft,
Rolando Gomez Comon AM, MH-SOLA
a.k.a. Aghamang Bughaw, Rev. Aron Aghama
Shrine Keeper of Luntiang Aghama/
Study Group Head of Philippine Correllian Aghamic Circle
OCM- Correllian Nativist Tradition
Paganism is an old age religion of the craft. It even dated back during the Paleolithic period when our ancestors wander from the face of the earth. Pagan faith coincide with animism where nature worship was adhere. Together with this faith of our ancestors, civilization arise and knowledge of technology was possible to make our life easy as of today.
I belong to the craft, the religion of the wise. With this faith brought to us by our forefathers, I found Freedom. Freedom to do everything I want unless I do no Harm. This religion gives me power. Power to partake in the creation process of the Universe. With these power given to me by my religion, I found satisfaction. Satisfaction that gives me contentment. Contentment that gives true Happiness in my life.
I believe in the Freedom that brought by Paganism. It is like a free size shirt that can be fitted by anyone. A clothing that you can wear anytime you want at your own choice of fashion. There's no limitation in my religion.
There is no "NO-NO". There is no do's and don'ts. A FREEDOM that taught me to live harmoniously with every
being by harming none.
Paganism is my Religion. She is the link that bind me to my creator. I am a true Son of my Religion. I am a Pagan. I'm proud to be a PAGAN.
Yours in the Craft,
Rolando G. Comon, AMP
a.k.a. Aghamang Bughaw
The Shrine Keeper
D I S C L A I M E R
- To conduct religious services, rituals and ceremonies in celebration of esbat's, and sabbats as a free expression of faith and beliefs and attunement to the Goddess and God.
- To provide community religious services such as Healing Circle Mission, Spiritual Counselling, Dedication, Blessings, etc...
- To promote awareness on Earth (Nature Based) Spirituality through private lessons, lectures, seminars and workshop.
- To grant non-academic religious degree title to all its members through a non-formal training and home studies.