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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    I've figured out how to make sure to have an

    out of body experience. I listen to soft instrumental music for 20-30 min and clear my mind by focusing only on the music. Then when the time is up I am so relaxed I can easily just sit up out of my body or float out. But be warned. Things out of body are very different from...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I can't understand why people want to

    for religion on you. This is not a phase of my life it is my life.
    JazzyNicole JazzyNicole 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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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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    I feel like I am being told

    that I should be something I'm not. I am spiritual but not religious. I don't want to be part of any religion. And I feel that my relationship with God is my relationship with him and that he knows me better than anybody. God knows what my purpose in life is. And no other person...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Mar 17

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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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    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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    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 on a journey of spiritual food,

    a quest to experience more of Gods love and kindness in a world of darkness. I feel a great dark cloud is hovering over all the earth. It is very important at this time, to send up our gratitude our love and compassion for our fellow man an ask God to intervene and give us a...
    Shellfinder Shellfinder 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    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 the placement exam, however. During my teenage years I enjoyed wisdom, spiritual...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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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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    Just believe. What if you are believing out of

    a wrong motive? What if you are afraid? As humans we live with the understanding we will die. What are some older than Jesus teachings about life after death? Living now is important as living after here I would say. In fact if there is a review and grade post death... How we...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response a week 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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    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 66-70, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Best answer to "what does God want".

    .. Nothing. God doesn't want anything. Humanity is in the state or channel of wanting and receiving... This is the mode we are in. God is in the state of giving... He needs nothing...at all.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Mar 11

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    jjbatty jjbatty 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 Jan 24

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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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    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 Jan 23

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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 2 Responses Jan 8

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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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    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 18-21, F Oct 26, 2014

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    What I Pray To

    I am spiritual but not religious i havnt been religious since the 11th grade in highschool when i found out tht alot of the worlds biggest religions were spread threw slavery imperialism and war. The undeniable proof of this is shown threwout world espeacailly along the western...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 11 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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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 66-70, F 6 Responses May 22, 2013

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    There is soooo much difficulty

    and unsure things going on in life lately. It's as if God is trying to see what kind of response you will choose. It's best to choose calm. Calm responses to outwardly upsetting circumstances. You could rage and let the problem get way down deep inside of you...but that would...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Religion is bad inasmuch

    as it refuses to admit its decisiveness among souls and omits compassion and unity amongst all.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Jan 31

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    The chief eat problems people have in life have

    to do with either not wanting to deal with difficulties that are completely inevitable or with the issue of not wanting to be here at all. To the first point, life is going to be hard. I mean we come here not even knowing how to do a single thing. Adjusting to life outside of...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Realized very clearly today

    that I am part of a big family... But not a beloved part of it. The family has its stars, it's legends, those who stand out and are notable. I have had beef with nearly every one of them... Turns out I have been trying or at least thinking all along that because I was born into...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    What you think, you become.

    What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. ~BUDDHA
    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Spirituality is the best way to live.

    Until you have given religion your very best and come up empty, you can never know how good it feels to spark your fire outside of the rules and spring forth anew. I live. I am alive.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 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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    I have had vision of bliss.

    I have taken a photo and can clearly see my angel in it. There is a burgeoning world next to me. I am interested in my benefits from this sphere. I going in....
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Being An Empath - The Keys To The Ferrari

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It can be divided into ability EI and trait EI. Ability EI is usually measured using maximum performance tests and has stronger relationships with...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    My girlfriend told me

    that she sees visions when we make love and has since shortly after we first got together. She was afraid to tell me because doesn't want me to think she's insane. She says it's like being dissolved in God among many other visions. Also said that it is addictive. That when we...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Society and its people will call you many

    things. They will praise your achievements, insult your tendencies, even question your abilities. Changing yourself to satisfy the demands or the emotions you have towards it only molds you into their image. Words mean nothing. How one can take offense is beyond me. This is one...
    SerMarcus SerMarcus 31-35, M Mar 14

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    Religion seems to be more

    and more about being afraid to death of it's deity. While claiming to love a deity adherents seem quick to either spread their fear or the propoganda associated with fear. Tell me I'm wrong. After you join the ranks in an attitude of love and salvation from the difficulties...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I am forming a group

    for those gifted with the lack of emotions and personal well being. If this sounds like you, you like me, are the remnant of a spirit few know about or have witnessed. If you wish to learn more message me and I will be sure to get back to you.
    SerMarcus SerMarcus 31-35, M Mar 17

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    I don't know why this experience is just "I

    believe in God but not religion!" God is in only three religions. You're religious. At any rate, spiritual to me is believing in the paranormal and demons. Christianity doesn't have a hold on the spiritual realm, nearly every culture has some sort of spirituality incorporated...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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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 Jan 23

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    So I am ruminating on this idea of joining

    planet fitness(of which I have been a member in the past). I have been dieting and lost 11 pounds in two weeks. Dieting and eating healthy and not late at night is really an effective way to make your pants fit again lol. So I am feeling tired and like I need a change... Thus a...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Feb 20

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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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    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 am yes.. Most people think the two are the

    same. But to my way of thinking they are not. Being Spiritual - for me is more about, attempting to understand the meaning of life. And so then the concept of Self & Others. & ... How we matter and relate to each other, the Plant the intentions behind our birth as well...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    Any Advice?

    I was raised in a spiritual family and am also spiritual and decided to talk to someone from every different walk of faith (or religion if that term is more accurate) and get to know their beliefs personally instead of just assuming or reading about it. I am not going to disclose...
    FancyThis FancyThis 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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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 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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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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    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 int