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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    I firmly believe this to be true: “Really

    important meetings between souls occur long before the bodies see each other". This happens when we reach a limit, a stage when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. And if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Apr 12, 2014

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    Thou Shall Murder, Rape, Commit Adultery, Steal, Covet Your Neighbour´s Wife And Anything That Belongs To Your Neighbour. It´s OK. The Bible tells me so.

    I found this gem in the Bible that I want to share with you. It is a lovely, endearing story.  It ´s very inspiring.   It sounds like the kind of  tale us parents should read to our kids  before they fall asleep. Plus,  it also teaches our children how to behave as God´s...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    While in Meditation, I received the image of a

    deep Lapis Lazuli colored Ganeshani (female Ganesha) standing on the top of a fully bloomed mushroom (rather than a lotus). Fully nude aside from decorative silver and gold, she stood with a leg lifted as though dancing, her breasts full with milk and her yoni visibly moist. Her...
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The unbeliever says, "show me God

    and I will believe." The believer says, "I believe, now show me God." There is not a difference in the two. Be different-know God,enjoy God,love God, be with God, see God, hear God.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Princes shall come out of Egypt,

    Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. -psalms 68:31
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Growing up I was led to believe that

    if you are Religious then you are Spiritual. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most people think they are being spiritual when they go to church, but for the most part they are just mindlessly following their leaders, performing actions and following dogma...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jun 16, 2014

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    Seeking out my spiritual journey.

    More so within in rather than religion. I believe in meditation and want to learn more. I'm not against religion as such, just the concept Of only ONE religion being correct bothers me. I believe in one God but that God takes many forms. There is one thing that binds the whole...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I am trying to attain to some blessed spiritual

    state. I hear that God is good and that she cares for our well being. I hear that Good God wants us as spiritual beings in earthen tents to be good and do good... And so I do. I however am in difficult times. Very up and down. I get blessings and they seem to be counteracted by...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I hate it when people think Spiritual

    and religious is the same thing... It's not! .-.
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    You hear about God in churches

    and temples; you can read about him in books but can experience God only through self realization attained by practicing definite scientific techniques. In India, religion is based upon such scientific methods. Realization is what India specialized in, those who want to know God...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 4 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Finding My Soul-Part One

    It’s my belief that each of us experiences God* differently. How could we not? Aren’t we, each of us, unique? I published a book several years ago which is now out of print. I’m compelled to share excerpts from that book, here. Some of my story is universal—you’ve...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    I Am Cynical About Organised Religions (a Rant)

    I follow a spiritual almost paganistic outlook on life.  I follow no organised religion and would resist any approaches to do so.  Even my pagan outlook is individualistic as paganism died out several hundred years ago and any books on the subject are I believe conjecture...
    Eastsaxon Eastsaxon 51-55, M 11 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    These are some differences between religion

    and spirituality. Please feel free to disagree. I am against the institutionalisation of beliefs. 1. Religion is about rituals and formalities. Spirituality is about reaching spiritual ascension WITHOUT dogmas. 2. Religion is for those who require guidance from others. 3...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 Oct 26, 2014

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    So ghosts can go through walls

    and when your out of your body , with practice you can go through walls . I think that proves theres an afterlife and a spiritual world.. Or it could be all a stoner thought haha..
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There is more to "reality"

    than you perceive with your basic senses..
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    There is a feeling associated with every

    circumstance...if you allow it. What is it to feel despair? What is it to feel at peace about something? Isn't it a choice? How do you choose peace over despair? You must have been ready beforehand for despair is the inertia of the heart when the tiny computer of the mind...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Land Of Confusion

    I don't care who the person is that is saying something. I care about what is being said. I don't care who wrote the book. I care about what is said in the book. I don't care what you have done. I care about what you are doing now. The focus seems to be a lot on who is saying...
    Abyss25 Abyss25 22-25, M 31 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    For me spiritual means finding faith

    and strength in yourself and also making decisions on your own .. Not from a god .... Tho i have a spirit animal (native american-canadian)..
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M Dec 14, 2014

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    Finding My Soul-Part Two

    [Author's note: be sure to read Part One first... it sets the context]CHANGES A month and a half after my second reading, Anne, my vice president suggested lunch. We walked across the street to a nearby restaurant. It was crowded, noisy and unappealing. I watched Anne take in the...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    When point of awareness moves up ur spiritual

    body, ur identification of self or ego transforms.. on the way u get attached with variouse aspects of mind and "feel " that its you.. Not all the time point of awareness remains at same place. When it goes to lower chakras u almost feel one with the physical body so in ur...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 5

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    I am more spiritual,

    even though I am Christian/Catholic. But I don't practice any kind of religion. I do pray, meditate, attend church. On a spirtual level, I do believe and have a close relationship with God. I do not believe in religion, myself because there is so much that I do not agree with...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I am convinced mercy,

    compassion and agape love are the true hallmarks of spirituality.
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    We live on a blue planet

    that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles?
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Who's Spiritual?

    I'm not sure we have agreed on what spirituality is, though most of us have definite ideas of what it is not. My definition would not include anything about the paranormal and it would not mention religion or belief.I wonder if we could agree that spirituality involves living...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    I Am Fallen

    I will make this short (pssh, maybe not). I graduated The Hogwarts School of Wizardry at 12. I was a 4th year student when Harry Potter joined. I moved on to begin my training as a Jedi at 13 but of course the Jedi council said I was to old. They couldn't deny my perfect score on...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 9 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Choose Life, not Religion

    I have always doubted all religion. C'mon, magical stories, demons, gods and angels. Is this stuff any different than Harry Potter? Everyone can easily see the silliness of someone else's superstitious primitive magical explanation of reality. Who believes in Thor, Zeus or...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 14 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    I believe in the higher consciousness.

    I am not a religious person nor do I believe in God. I believe that the entire award as we know it is composed of pure energy. The universe is whatever we chose to make of it. Our attitudes and energies radiate into those around us. I believe psychedelic drugs help elevate us to...
    kaliintheskywithdiamonds kaliintheskywithdiamonds 16-17 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Spiritual Vs Non-spiritual

    A spiritual person knows that we are all connected.  She is able to see the fullness of God in each and every person with whom she makes contact. This connection sense eliminates much conflict inside that  non-spiritual people experience. ...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 13 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    As I sit in silence I sense the source of all

    things to be near. I ask for power to be moral and do the good within by ability. I ask to be led towards what I am best suited and to ask what is best.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I'm spiritual, but not religious,

    Inut I respect all others and there beliefs . From a young child I understood that I was a little different to other kids , in I was blessed with a gift . If you would like to read more , check out my medium post , thanks
    fromthem2mefromme2you fromthem2mefromme2you 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    http://www.meetup.com/Lindenhurst-Spiritual-Meetings/
    Elalala Elalala 26-30, F Nov 19, 2014

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    I Think Too Independently To Be Religious

    I've tried a lot of religions. I was even baptized in a baptist church when I was 15, believe it or not. Didn't last though, because everything the youth minister said, I researched and I found him to be misleading with scripture. I called him on it with questions, quoting...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    For "christians": Can You Pass This Angel?

    I was once a follower of the religion of Christianity. I no longer claim to be so. And I it is with peace and happiness that I say this. The Christian religion brought me to the "Kingdom of God". And then I entered the gate and left religions behind, as they are no longer needed...
    bricmpt bricmpt 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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    I believe in God. I believe in an

    after life. I believe in reincarnation. I believe that God does operate in our lives constantly, but not in any realm of mysticism. I believe there is a flow to the universe that, the better we flow with it, the better our lives become. I do not believe in any form of magic...
    LonelyKite LonelyKite 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    The problem is no one wants what everyone else

    wants. Human beings need to practice "being human" tht is to say from a conscious state a spiritual state that we are something higher than human yet we are Human. And from the place higher than animal we should be human from That place of being.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Religion Vs Spirituality

    To me religion is man made and spirituality comes from within ourselves. I much prefer the latter of the two.
    waterdragon541 waterdragon541 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    So i have a native american name

    that has the word bear jn it .... So a week ago i was thinking of giving up on my name because i thought it was a waste of time and didnt work, anyways i had a dream ( i lucid dream every once in awhile) i was getting attacked by a bear i dont know if this means anything but i...
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Empowering Lesson

    A friend was in terrifying danger and I had no way to get news. I was standing in my living room thinking of the situation and, I suppose (my notes don't tell), crying to That Which I Call God. Suddenly I was frozen in place and a robed figure appeared from/in the ether. I...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 6 Responses May 22, 2013

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    We are spiritual beings living in physical

    bodies having spiritual experiences. Many people don't know anything about their spiritual self. It's marvelous to discover it and its a remarkable journey.
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I believe in good and bad,

    but I don't worship anyone.
    veexx veexx 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I don't believe in a god,

    but I believe in things like fate, souls, spirits etc.
    DontBeModest DontBeModest 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    Being spiritual doesn't mean you can't set

    boundaries, be flirty and sexy, appreciate material comforts, make mistakes and do silly things, freak out or get angry, or any other human stuff... Being spiritual means knowing that you're connected to an energetic higher force, you have the choice of making a conscious effort...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Spiritual Evolution

    I grew up a devout Missouri Synod Lutheran. My parents were very involved in the church, holding key roles in the church's school and governance, leading me to spend several days a week at the church throughout my youth. Because of this intense and singular exposure to a certain...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M 9 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Chance Meeting

    Agnostic: Do you have a religion? Not believing anything made me an agnostic - well I have my own sets of beliefs now but that’s the closest word to it. Pantheist: My religion is truth. I am a believer in one truth/reality. But I have a very open mind and toss around different...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M Dec 10, 2012

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    Have you opened your third eye ?

    What was your experience?..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Religion Limits Spiritual Growth

    I believe that caging ones self inside any one religion limits spiritual growth. When we put those blinders on, we block out teachings that may come our way.Everyone has their own truth. When we connect and communicate, we share our truth. I take a little of your truth and you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    I seen shadow people all my life .

    My first at my grandmas at 7 . Once at 13 at my moms . One was next to me a couple of days ago. Something is trying to scare me . I do not fear . I am a strong spirit in myself . I dont let anything scare me . I am mihko wakayios. I do not let anything even spirits get in my way...
    Onikanohtakew Onikanohtakew 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    In my many years of seeking a spiritual path

    that is strong and relevant has been difficult. In my strong desire and effort in Christianity, guilt and sin- sin and guilt seemed to be the pivot and centrality of the doctrine. I strongly agree that morality is a strong component of good spirituality, however there is not a...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Jan 17

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    Mantra power is not only limited to mental world

    but it can work wonders in physical world too. There r three types of mantra : 1. Tantrik mantra. 2. Saburi mantra. 3. Vedic mantra. For first two kinds if u gain their power u can manipulate mind and matter at will. Can Work many miracles like changing bodies, hypnotizing...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 4

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    Supply And Demand

    It's all about balance I guess.   I believe that life, that is all living things, is the personification of love. Maybe we are love, but in a human form,  made up of what I imagine to be "love particles." And I also believe that when we interact with one another we...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 21 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Reposted from www.preparefor4d.

    wordpress.com Thoughts on Religion and the Bible Before anyone gets silly with me please understand there are my thoughts and feelings. The truths that resonate with me. I am very spiritual and absolutely believe in a Creator, Source, God and Goddess, or whatever you choose...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 4 Responses May 16, 2014

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