Baptism and a few odd coinky dinks
I have thought about a few things in reference to religion and spirituality, of which includes in a specific manner in reference of baptism aspects. I realized I have had multiple Baptisms, though possibly not in the most normal ways. I will in this journal blog entry attempt to keep a timeline order, though I know there are certain aspects which the order will be in a bounce around sort of way.
1). My first Baptism had been in a Methodist Church, shortly after my birth when in New Jersey.
2). My second Baptism was at Old Tenant Presbyterian Church, shortly before being the first live baby Jesus for the nativity both years.
3). When I was sick in 5th grade with Mono, Epstein Bar, Lymes Disease, Bronchitis, and the Flu all at the same time when visited by what I think were Jehoviah Witnesses because of the books/magazines I saw when in Tacoma Washington which were the same as I had read back then with the two females who arrived as well as the male shortly afterwards; there was a Baptism then in the bathtub, which I wore a white dress.
4). Shortly after their visit there was another visit with a group of males and females which I went through a different Baptism, though a different white dress I was dressed into for that Baptism; that particular group of which the point which I wrote of and discussed in reference to an atache case, and the oils of.
5)., 6)., 7)., 8)., 9)., 10)., and 11). Though my Confirmation Class graduation did not require another Baptism, I did go through a 7 day initiation ritual in which there were aspects of which were partial Baptism; which had been a very different aspect each night, of those 7 days.
12). and 13). The time after waking up from the coma from my Psalm Sunday 2000 head injury, I went through a Baptism at a church near Lincoln Green apartments in two different church locations, one Evangelical church and one Presbyterian church. Though I also had my son and my daughter Baptized at Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church in Crystal Lake Illinois, which my biological mother had arranged for such at my request.
14)., 15)., 16)., 17)., 18)., 19)., 20)., 21)., 22)., 23)., 24)., 25)., 26)., 27)., 28)., 29)., 30)., 31)., 32)., 33)., 34)., 35)., 34)., 35)., 36)., and 37). The next Baptism which is not in a religious/spiritual way though could be considered as such in a different means, would be for each of my SCUBA Diving certification courses; albeit in a different manner and different aspect set of which could be a view of a half and half sort of way, as each certification course was its own version of initiation as well.
38). and 39). After my SCUBA Dive specifically referring to the Vandenberg SCUBA Dive there was a Baptism I went through, which was similar to the one in regards of both when I was sick in 5th Grade; though different because of my biological age which one was in the bathtub at my house in Carrollton Texas at the time, and the other one was later when in Irving Texas in that apartment.
40). Each time I landed at the bottom of the ocean when I was a child and surfaced when swimming in the Atlantic area of the ocean could hypothetically be viewed as a different version of a Baptism when going to camp field trips to both Pointe Pleasant as well as Seaside, in New Jersey; which the same could be hypothetically said about each time I landed at the bottom of the ocean and surfaced during the Cozumel SCUBA Dives when going out on the speed boat as well as in Boca Raton Florida area when doing the same in reference to landing at the bottom of the ocean to surface from the speed boat, including the Vandenberg SCUBA Dive where I landed at the bottom of the ocean in the Matthias Abyss within the outer limits of the Bermuda Triangle and surfaced.
41). Though not considered in any way, shape, or form as the same though a portion thereof, I had gone to a Mikvah bath when in Washington state shortly before returning back to the state of Texas; as the Hebrews do not do the Baptism aspect, in the same way. Ironically when thinking about the reference of SCUBA Diving and those particular aspects of not being the exact aspects of though because of the certification aspects and the requirements for my SCUBA Diving Instructors in conjunction with the fact I began my venturing into SCUBA Diving because of a Jewish Medical Journal article I found before researching the possibilities of such to be able to help assist in reference of my headaches and migraines, the ironies in regards of the Mikvah bath and the SCUBA Diving portions in a joint aspect.
However if taking additional aspects of certain views thereof in other religious and spiritual references, the additional aspects of such types of Baptismal aspects I cannot count or number because of certain specifics in regards of such. Even if I wanted to attempt to count those particulars, there is no way for me to; not just because I cannot count that high, though also because of the arithmetic aspects involved when in conjunction with several other aspects of. Additionally the fact of various religious and spiritual studies in conjunction both before and after my Psalm Sunday 2000 head injury as well as the Reverend-ship which I did study well before that and much further well after that title earned in 2005, then takes into other considerations for the Baptismal views thereof for the additional aspects of immeasurable counting for such.
Then in reference to Baptism I have done in comparison whether some realized at the time of because of the religious and spiritual aspects of myself, that is a whole other ball of wax. Previously I had not considered such in regards of keeping count as that aspect is what it is the first of which would be both of my children of course in reference to when bathing them as infants and children, though later in more adult aspects; that particular set of individuals would be of a different counting, and of a different measure of such. If only taking into consideration of after the last tattoos I have had completed, then the numbers are far less in comparison to the times of before my tattoos as well as during the process of getting each tattoo; though still the numbers are quite limited in such, because of the way such would be.
Though some might find such to be a joke, I took each Baptism and look at each Baptism I went through with seriousness of as each could hypothetically be viewed as not simply just a Baptism though also as an initiatory process in a variety of others ways. Though in such initiatory rights, that is a whole other ball of wax in a religious and spiritual manner. At this point I think the only Baptism I have not gone through is through Angel Moroni's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints founded by Prophet Joseph Smith, despite having been able to see certain aspects which he wrote about in reference of the golden inscriptions that were labeled back then as tablets when growing up in New Jersey and the congregation decided to remove the original Pastor's casket to replace it with a different casket because of the regulations required since they did not listen to me when I told them to leave it and respect General George Washington's initial decree. What the congregation of Old Tenant Presbyterian Church had done with the original casket, I do not know; though I think they destroyed it, after they switched it over. Ironically when looking at the reference of what my ex-in-laws did in reference of my dead-ex-husband's casket their spiritual husband, is what it is.
A different irony, I was the first live Baby Jesus for the Old Tenant Presbyterian Church drive through nativity which the square mile cemetery gave a live version of the events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ for two years in a row. I was the first live baby Jesus Christ the congregation had in over 10 to 15 years, as there had been a pregnancy and delivery decline throughout that time for the congregation up until my birth and time in the drive through nativity Christmas scenes. After my birth, there were many children born who were able to follow in such though I had been the only child who did such twice.
Irony, especially when one thinks of the Second Coming in regards of the Messianic times. Though I think the same can be said in reference to my SCUBA Diving certifications, as I think I might be the only person at minimum up until 2009 which PADI had earn 26 SCUBA Certifications in 11 months.