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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    jjbatty jjbatty 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I have this energy inside me

    that seems to rob me of my life force. If I had to describe it, it would a be a dark, fiery disturbance most potent in my chest which permeates throughout my entire body causing me insomnia, fatigue, and dullness. It has come and gone for as long as I can remember. Does anyone...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 22

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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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    There is something out there higher

    than all of us, it's not a man or woman, not a "God", it is energy. #higherpower
    higherminded higherminded 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Everyone always asks me

    whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and watch all the earthly suffering. I believe in spirits because of my family but in now way on earth do i believe in god.
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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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 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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    I hate it when people think Spiritual

    and religious is the same thing... It's not! .-.
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Ok so here is one for the Christians.

    Jesus is said to have ascended into the sky...well Jesus and Mohammad both were said to have ascended into the sky. A few questions about this. First of which is really? Did these people really float off the surface of the earth into the sky? Second...to where? To the clouds...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Worship His Way

    We can claim to know and love God, but if we are not worshiping and praising Him every day, we are in the dark about who He really is. "Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 Apr 28, 2013

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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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    It is none of my business what people think of

    me. I do not need anyone's approval. If people like me, what is that to me? If people dislike me, why should that concern me? I have my mission in life. I am going to do that and be the best version of who I am. I think God is here, right here. I see the intricacies of my world...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    I think that anyone has the right to believe

    whatever they want, so long as it does not harm or oppress another in anyway. I just wish others would return that in kind. I love hearing about others religions because they fascinate me, as long as a person does not try to continually convert me. I'm just trying to find...
    ellequence ellequence 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Someone who knows about chakras should MSG me

    so I can figure out which one is blocked
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 7 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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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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    Everyone always asks me

    whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and watch all the earthly suffering. I believe in spirits because of my family but in now way on earth do i believe in god.
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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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...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Religion causes division.

    It's true. Moral people do good because hey are good, not because they need to be told so.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    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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    I'm thinking the wonderful complexity of the

    known world is fabulous Let us allow tht the unseen unknown is fully more complex
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    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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    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 22

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    Never take decisions of ur life based on

    impulses you get. Impulses are short lived. What u actually want to achieve in life ? What should be the way u live ? These sort of questions which decides the flow of ones life shud never be answered and attended to based on inner impulse. Even animals act based on impulses...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 2 Responses Mar 7

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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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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    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 10 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    http://www.bbncommunity.

    com/why-are-christians-turning-to-buddhism/Why are Christians turning to Buddhism.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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