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Terry, do you have assigned 'answers' to the numbers on the die? [sign in to see URL] does a 1 stand for? A 4? I've never heard of using a [sign in to see URL] concept and would like to learn more about that!

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Saijen SilverWolf1 wrote:

Terry, do you have assigned 'answers' to the numbers on the die? [sign in to see URL] does a 1 stand for? A 4? I've never heard of using a [sign in to see URL] concept and would like to learn more about that!



Well, It depends on the Question or context in which its being used but the way that I was raised, a 1 means change, so for example If I am reading a Book and I come across an Instruction that says, oh... 'Live in a commune and become a Vegetarian' I must go into a day of prayer and meditation to see if this instruction is right for me, I must cast the die to see what the answer is, If 1 comes up then This is the right course of action for me and I must start making plans to make this move and lifestyle change, Later after having completed every instruction that I felt compelled to do or that I was instructed to do, I ask if I have earned a Level on my way to being a 4th degree Witch, 1 again means Yes.

When deciding a Ritual day, a 6 means its a Ritual day where as a 1 means something else on my list and Generally, 2-5 means I should work that day, Today for example I rolled a 1 so Im just planning to go out later and get a sandwhich at Subway and not work at all, Just do trades and other things to bring in some extra cash.

When Giving a Tarot Reading (I work as a Psychic) 1, 2 and 3 means Yes to asked questions and 4 5 and 6 mean No but I personally do not use the die in this way for myself because I have come to see the answers as random, It used to be a long time ago that I saw the answers as coming directly from The Goddess but I just dont view it in the same way anymore, Ive seen it be random, Ive seen it lie to clients (be random again) but to use it as a Guide that forces me out of my own personal boxes on occasion and can lead me to many new spiritual and life experiences, Yes, It works!

When I first lost my faith in The Goddess as a deity (Became a hardcore Atheist) I decided that I loved the die so much in my life that I would secularize it, so I made it all about Food and Restaurants and travel and called it 'Dicing'.

Fast forward 12 Years and I have made a dramatic return to Paganism (Though Naturalistic) and my partner and I still use the die in a Food and Restaurant manner, we go every week and let randomness lead us around in Vegas (I even have a blog on our experiences.

Of course I use the die in the ways above I mentioned but agree that Yes, its Random, I dont feel that it takes away the Validity of using it in any way, It can still teach me powerful lessons.

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Very [sign in to see URL] very interesting. In a sense, I think a great many forms of Divination could be considered [sign in to see URL] serve as more a guideline than an absolute. Just like the Death card in a Tarot deck does not always mean death in the corporal [sign in to see URL] can also mean [sign in to see URL] to a certain thing(job,dwelling, etc) or way of [sign in to see URL] you will.

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[sign in to see URL] do you use the die for restaurants? do you have a list of choices that you assign the numbers to, and whichever number comes up is the one you try? That would be fun, if you had enough places to try. LOL. Where we live, that wouldn't work very [sign in to see URL] many fast food joints, and less than a hand-full of good, sit-down restaurants. Tiny town here!!

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Saijen SilverWolf1 wrote:

Very [sign in to see URL] very interesting. In a sense, I think a great many forms of Divination could be considered [sign in to see URL] serve as more a guideline than an absolute. Just like the Death card in a Tarot deck does not always mean death in the corporal [sign in to see URL] can also mean [sign in to see URL] to a certain thing(job,dwelling, etc) or way of [sign in to see URL] you will.

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[sign in to see URL] do you use the die for restaurants? do you have a list of choices that you assign the numbers to, and whichever number comes up is the one you try? That would be fun, if you had enough places to try. LOL. Where we live, that wouldn't work very [sign in to see URL] many fast food joints, and less than a hand-full of good, sit-down restaurants. Tiny town here!!



Actually, the way that we do it, is this...

if its just me and don anyways, lol...

1/2 I choose the restaurant we head to
3/4 he chooses
5/6 the die chooses from a list of every restaurant in town, small towns work just fine, you write down every restaurant in town you have and havent been to and let the die choose from the list, roll a 1/2 and the die has chosen it.

Once inside, we each have to try an item off the menu, One bite and then we can choose whatever else we wish, It took me 15 years to find a man willing to even TRY dicing in this manner with me, the men I kept meeting said it scared them and out and out refused it and then I met Don and he LOVES it, I cant wait to go on a random road trip using the die, letting it pick which direction to drive and which towns to stop in and explore!

I can give more details if interested and Yeah, The die is random to me, I have a friend who asks me to ask the die questions a lot, like-is she getting out of Jail soon, lol and I dont think it knows the answer to that, It could tell the truth, it could lie, The die to me is to be used as a guide/as a friend who can give me reasonable advice that I can choose how to follow.

Like last night, the die said I should log in to work and stay there for the day and make some money and show them that i am serious about working but then when I woke up I was sick as a dog so I decided that I couldnt possibly work today but if I lose the Job because I didnt log in, that doesnt mean the die knew the future. Its all random to me. emoticon and I love it!
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That sounds like a fun way to try new [sign in to see URL] even revisit already tried things.

The problem with doing something like that, here, as I said, about 90% of the restaurants here are all fast food like McDonald's, Arby's, Burger King, Wendy's, Hardee'[sign in to see URL] whatever that taco place is that's gone in with them, KFC, Long John Silver'[sign in to see URL] you'd not really be that interested in going to this extreme for.

Now, the various Mexican restaurants and little Mom n Pop type places may be worth doing this. The nicest restaurants we have in town is a Chinese place that you can order from a menu or do the all-you-can-eat buffet, and a Mexican place. That's it! There are smaller Mexican places here and there, and one of my favorite [sign in to see URL] country home-cookin kind of place, there's a new brick-oven pizza type place. it's in a pretty shack-y looking place, as is the only full blown Italian place (and the food there is not all that good).

Now, a random road [sign in to see URL] an absolute blast that would be to do it using the die!
I'm glad you've found a partner who enjoys doing some of the same things, like this, that you do.

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Terry, that sounds like a totally brilliant way to live! How exciting, it's like an adventure waiting around every corner! emoticon

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Saijen SilverWolf1 wrote:

That sounds like a fun way to try new [sign in to see URL] even revisit already tried things.

The problem with doing something like that, here, as I said, about 90% of the restaurants here are all fast food like McDonald's, Arby's, Burger King, Wendy's, Hardee'[sign in to see URL] whatever that taco place is that's gone in with them, KFC, Long John Silver'[sign in to see URL] you'd not really be that interested in going to this extreme for.

Now, the various Mexican restaurants and little Mom n Pop type places may be worth doing this. The nicest restaurants we have in town is a Chinese place that you can order from a menu or do the all-you-can-eat buffet, and a Mexican place. That's it! There are smaller Mexican places here and there, and one of my favorite [sign in to see URL] country home-cookin kind of place, there's a new brick-oven pizza type place. it's in a pretty shack-y looking place, as is the only full blown Italian place (and the food there is not all that good).

Now, a random road [sign in to see URL] an absolute blast that would be to do it using the die!
I'm glad you've found a partner who enjoys doing some of the same things, like this, that you do.



I just have to ask you where you live, lol, It sounds like half of the towns Ive visited by die and Don really wants us to move to a smaller Quaint town someday-of course one that accepts us as a gay couple or at least will tolerate us somewhere down the line emoticon

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Terry, that sounds like a totally brilliant way to live! How exciting, it's like an adventure waiting around every corner! emoticon



Exactly!

I also read various devotionals and meditation manuals and when I come across an instruction in them, such as, Become a Vegetarian or move to a Dojo in China or Volunteer at a local animal hospital, I first do meditation on what my needs/desires are and if I want to make the instruction a new part of my life I can of course, but if not, I roll to see if I have to do the instruction for 30 days, I call it the 30 days program and I even inspired my church (Unitarian Universalist) to start a similar program where they take random members of the church and put them in fish out of water situations for 30 days, for example making an Atheist live with a Muslim family for 30 days or a Christian having to join a coven and there is even a Tv series like that called 30 days.

This has led me to some VERY interesting adventures and experiences, I was to become a Christian for 30 days a couple of years ago, I learned to listen to-and love Christian Pop/Rock, I read the Bible and learned that its not completely evil, lol and I learned that Christians arent such a bad bunch of people so it was a wonderful (but very stressful) 30 day experience for me, I have been led to Veganism through this and I loved it, I now have an appreciation for Vegan cooking that I didnt have before and I was even led into my church by using the die but decided after 30 days to stay and become a member and that was 8 years ago!

Diceliving has truly been one of many 'godsends' to me, here is a website which talks about the dice and letting random chane/fate or the Gods decide what happens to you

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There is a man in San Francisco who was interviewed once by SF Weekly who takes his family out every weekend and they walk up and down the street rolling the die to see where they will explore and eventually they let it lead to a restaurant, there is a man I met in Utah who uses it to decide his entire financial situations in life and he is pretty well a millionare now though it could have easily gone the other direction!

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I like my way. I get to use my Brain and 'fate' together. well, Im excited and so I am rambling!
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Oh that is just brilliant! emoticon
In a way, for the last 5 years since selling our house and going full-time into the RV we've done our "Summers" that way, not by die, but by 'dart'...LOL [sign in to see URL] take out our United States map and both get to throw 2 darts at [sign in to see URL] head in the basic direction of whoever got their darts closest to the same spot! 3 years ago we ended up getting all the way to MAINE from [sign in to see URL] all sorts of wonderful sights along the [sign in to see URL] doing what 'feels' good and right..... emoticon

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Irishdize wrote:
I just have to ask you where you live, lol, It sounds like half of the towns Ive visited by die and Don really wants us to move to a smaller Quaint town someday-of course one that accepts us as a gay couple or at least will tolerate us somewhere down the line emoticon



Terry, I live in a small town called Rogersville, in upper Northeast Tennessee. Very much a part of the Bible Belt. They don't tolerate much of anything out of their 'norm' here. Not very many here know I'm [sign in to see URL] is VERY much frowned upon, as is homosexuality, which really burns my [sign in to see URL] both issues. I really wish people could just accept things and just either ask questions about what they don't understand, or get over themselves and realize that all people are entitled to what they believe, feel and how they live as long as no one is being hurt. Small towns in areas that aren't in the South, or in the Bible Belt are probably your best bet for a town that's accepting of things that most people don't understand. I love it here, but it's really hard to find friends who are like-minded here. Or, who can accept my oldest daughter and her girlfriend when they come to visit. (Yes, my oldest daughter is a lesbian, and I adore her girlfriend.)


You're more disciplined than I am. If I didn't like the direction the die was headed in, I'd just ignore it, and not even bother with meditating on [sign in to see URL], but it sounds like you've had some pretty interesting adventures. I grew up Christian, and know that most Christians are hypocrits. Not all, but most. And the Bible has a LOT of good in it, but it is also contradictory in some areas, which confuses the heck out of me LOL. But, there is a lot of excellent guidelines in there!!

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who rambles, now! emoticon I love reading about your adventures!!!



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