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I Am On My Own Spiritual Path

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    I Believe In a "Higher Power"

    At this point in my life, that's all I know for certain. I pray to Goddess, only because I find it easier to think of my higher power as female. I find it easier to talk and to feel as if I'm being listened to. My biological father was 1/2 Native Canadian, so I'm looking into...
    Sylverwynd Sylverwynd 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    The Fact Of The Matter (1989)

    I was dying of alcoholism and drug addiction. I've been to jails. wrecked cars, walked on the railing of bridges with about a 200 ft drop waiting to die. My experience as the result of the steps in A.A. changed all that. Some for the good. Some for the bad. But ultimately it...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I grew up being Buddhist

    and started my path of understanding later down the road. I do not follow religion rather I follow philosophies of religion. The Buddhist philosophy carries me the most. Compassion, kindness, forgiveness is only a few of what I strive for. I've learned that everybody has a story...
    Rethsun Rethsun 22-25, M Jan 20

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    The Path

    It's as distinct as making a patch while swimming in the ocean. There are no roads. No signs. No way of knowing what is going to come up next. Sometimes this path feels like too much, like I'm drowning and can't swim. Other times, I feel natural and at home swimming around...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 5 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    I Am On My Own Path And No One Can Follow..

     I wouldn't want anyone to follow my spiritual path because it is a personal journey that everyone needs to follow themselves. It shouldn't be judged, nor taught. It comes from the heart  or soul however you choose. It comes from truths that weren't taught. Some figured...
    wanni wanni 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    My Own Path

    I think, at this point of my life, that yes I am on my own spiritual path. Although, I don't believe it has anything to do with religion (in the sense of a defined religion at least). It is a spiritual journey of myself, of who I am as a person, and of my place and my view of the...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jul 9, 2012

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    Riding The Storm...

    I am on a spiritual path. I know that. I somehow can feel that.The thing is, I am not on that path of my own volition, because I have always felt it and I've always been on it, for as long as I can remember.That is why I don't understand some people saying they started to look...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Walking Out Of The Darkness

    For the longest I felt something was missing. It wasn't money, friends, relationships, material things. Even when I had it all...I felt so alone although surrounded by people. I wasn't living the life I was happy with. I wasn't being true to myself. I was raised a Christian but...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Shining...

    And there is always someone who does not understand the addiction that exists in being happy. Since the day I have learned not to hold things to me at any price and that my feet don’t always need to be imprisoned to certains grounds, my visions for life have changed a lot.My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Finding Your Spiritual Path

    Finding and following your spiritual path is an individual and personal experience.  For many people, it can take a lifetime to find the correct path to follow. How can you know which path to follow?  Joseph Campbell said "follow your bliss".  That is...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Love

    things are changing. since I started my spiritual super-diet, almost two months ago, I started to feel small, gradual changes. not only in myself, but in other people as well. and this is what brought me to today's topic. you know that Depeche Mode song, "I feel loved"? that's...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    5 Ways to Forging Your Own Spiritual Path Here

    are just few suggestions on how to get started when beginning your own spiritual journey… 1. Let go of your fear. There’s nothing to be afraid of! At first I found it hard to accept that it was okay for me to drop those old beliefs and find new ones. But by letting go of...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    The Journey

     Have no fear, your Guide and Angels are hereEver so present and ready to hearguiding your steps when you ever so near.This Life is a journey of sorrow and cheerthat I must know before living from hereTransformed!!! Back to the place from which I first appeared.
    luda123 luda123 31-35 6 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Discipline

    if there was a single most important lesson I should learn in this life, I think this is it. discipline. I've struggled with it ever since I was a child, and now it seems even harder. but I firmly believe I can keep learning, and I can keep working on myself, as long as I see...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Exuberance

    Hafez (Hafiz Shirazi) was a Persian poet who lived in the fourteenth century. his poetry was heavily influenced by his Muslim faith. legend says that he had managed to memorize the Quran by an early age, and in fact this is what a "Hafez" has become to mean nowadays. he was a...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Who Says The Spiritual Path Leads Only To Happiness ?

    Love can grow so large it breaks your heart Compassion for another can set you soul on fire Clarity of vision can shatter your everyday illusions Life can leave you shivering naked and awestruck befoer the mystery   From Nothing Left Unsaid by Carol Orsborn
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    My Quest

    I am a highly spiritual person, by nature, highly passionate about things. But for the past four years, I've been struggling to find my true path, to figure out who I am as a person, and trying to reach the ultimate enlightenment and closeness with my gods(and goddesses, of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    There Is No Truth, Only Your Truth, My Truth.

    In this 'system' we live in, we are bound by illusions and beliefs. Without beliefs, no one can live. What comes real to us, or 'truth' as some prefer to name it, is only real if we believe it. Still, there are so many out there who claimed they have awakened and want to 'teach...
    SolitarySol SolitarySol 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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    Where....

    Where are the lullabye's to sing one to sleep The child within already knows of comfort deep The adult yearns for peace...abiding peace The song that has not been sung Deep inside the yearning is still young Pollyanna faces an everyday challenge Still keeps her head high in...
    cyn9157 cyn9157 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    My Son And I

    The other evening I was speaking to my son about something of an ethereal nature when I drifted off the track a bit and off handedly said (more to myself than to him) "I used to be kind of spiritual, when you guys were little, do you remember?" He looked at me and said "Really...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Harmony Between The Two Kings

    The two kings "mind" and "heart" are constantly battling inside the human being.Sometimes "mind" defeats the "heart" and vice versa.They become loggerheads,their conflicts creates confusion.This is the irony of every individual.We think only one can rule but the fact of matter is...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    My Theravada Buddhism

    I am on a renewing learning curve spiritually speaking. I was raised a Roman Catholic but decided early that the hutch was not for me. I wasn't confirmed. Instead, I stopped going to church when I was ten, and we were living in Australia. I had noticed how the church behaved...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Oct 5, 2013

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    Searching, Researching

    ever seen, or heard, or felt something so beautiful that your mind stopped its constant blabbering and you experienced a little bit of precious stillness? did you feel that glimpse of an oceanic sense of peace and joy inside you? were you even aware of the treasure you keep...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Must I Go Alone

    Is it possible to reach self-transformation, let alone enlightenment, if your partner is not on the same journey as you?
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 21 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    No Way Out

    ive realised that every single thing i do to be enlightened doesnt work , how can anything make me enlightened ? the very searching is mental concepts searching mental concepts. its just another mind came. knowing this and not getting anywhere , but where is there to go ? is...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    The Mountaintop

    I don't know who said it, but there is a wonderful saying that there are many paths up the mountain, and it doesn't matter how you get there as long as you get to the mountaintop.  I believe in feeling my way along.  I believe in a Higher Power.  I believe that we...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Inside

    Epeeps started to comment on an older post I had. Thank you, Princess. So you may take this story as a sequel to that one. Giving a brief introduction among ourselves, we took turns in a circle saying 2-3 sentences about us that first came to mind as the question was asked...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    It's A Lonely Path I Admit

    I sometimes wish I had someone to tell me what to do, but I know that this will eventually lead me away from my own truth. I want to be connected to nature, God, the universe, everything (Its all the same afterall) on a deep level. I want it to dictate my life. I want to...
    Wispen Wispen 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2010

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    Spiritual Path

                     i guess i have been on a spiritual path almost all my life. i did get a little sidetracked for a few yrs.but now i am older and even wiser i have returned to a life filled with the...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Soul

    So if the eyes are the Window to our Soul.... Our written words are the Voice of our Soul. Understanding and taking action... develops the Character of our Soul. Love shared becomes the Outpouring of our.... Soul.
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F Jan 22, 2013

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    I have been consciously aware of my path

    for many years. I have a belief that experiences and decisions we make on our life journey is food for the soul. I am not a religious person although I respect all religions and understand their benefits and certainly their disadvantages. But my spiritual truth is always...
    akwoman68 akwoman68 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Related Experiences

    Ok time for the rest of the stuff I've come to learn on my spiritual journey! Please read my first post on this if you haven't already. Otherwise a lot of this one won't make sense...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    The probable outcome This card shows you the outcome of your question based upon your current path. Remember, the future is always changing. If you don't like the outcome, this is...
    PsychicAnnaOnline PsychicAnnaOnline 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Who am I? 1 Who am I You are not the body, you are not the senses, you are not the thoughts, you are not the unconscious state in which objects do not appear. 2 If I am none of...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I walk my own path, and people don't understand it. At first, I was forced to take this path as my own, but now, despite of all the hardships and pain, I do my best to walk with my...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I don't believe that we are responsible for the things that befall us in our lives. For example, if someone is experiencing hardship, that does not AT ALL mean they are a bad...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I believe life is more important than money, i will do anything i must to maintain my life and the lives of those in whom i love and care for. Currently money is what will do this...
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I wanna talk about what I've found in my spiritual journey :) 1. I believe that Earth serves as a sort of school for us. We come here to learn important lessons. For example...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    The Real Battle As I wrote about in the previous entitled article Demon Possession and the Real Battle, I discovered that the spiritual battle did not involve yelling and screaming...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Because of my own experience, I feel that I have to share these words: see faith as a window with thick blinds or curtains. When you make the choice of opening those blinds...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I DEVELOPED low self esteem and lack of confidence in my childhood. At the time it was very difficult time for me moving to a new country so foreign to me. I didn't speak English...
    uabman90 uabman90 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Everyone have their own privacy, even with their closest one.. What do you think? 😒
    undiscribed undiscribed 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I was no raised in a church, but I got saved after reading the bible in my early 20's....I went to church a lot over the next 4-5 years, but got very disenchanted with what I saw...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Demon Possession and the Real Battle I shouldn't be, but I am constantly amazed by the stories of spiritual abuse, not only in this group, but in others. One of the recurring...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    The Story About Hummingbird Feet, or The Great Unknown Unknown I guess I'm spiritual. As a child, I rejected organized religion as nonsense. That hasn't changed. I thought we...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 3

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    Hello I am a excellent tarot reader and spiritual guide and I can enlighten you on any questions you may have even for a small fee..but like my Fb page and see that I offer random...
    lalive lalive 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think? Either way I'm dealing with something. I feel highly emotional on the inside and but on the outside very lifeless. Before someone asks, I'm not depressed. I had a dream...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I feel lost in my own world today, cannot reefer the last time I saw life so empty.. It's a strange place between angry and depression that seems to hang over my head like a black...
    jenimagination jenimagination 26-30, F Mar 29

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    I'm just a whatever type of girl who's always in her own world.
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    The probable outcome This card shows you the outcome of your question based upon your current path. Remember, the future is always changing. If you don't like the outcome, this is...
    PsychicAnnaOnline PsychicAnnaOnline 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I'm not religious, by any means ...just to get that out of the way. Love is my religion (if that counts lol) but I do identify with spirituality. I'm into meditation, & positivity...
    peaceloveindigo peaceloveindigo 18-21, F Mar 25

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    The Truth The phrase, "the truth," is held in high esteem by most churches. Orthodox churches teach that there is TRUTH and then there is truth. In this article, I am addressing...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    This year I am going to explore my spirituality I am tired of talking to god through prayer I am going to listen to god through meditation
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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