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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am the life of this person.

    When this body stops. The heart. The mind. The wonder of the involuntary non conscious mind ceases I will continue. The person i am is not the person people see. I am the hidden person thinking, praying, considering, choosing, living. Where did I originate, I do not know. Who...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M Feb 3

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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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 13

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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'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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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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 1 Response Mar 20

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    If anyone has questions about anything

    spiritual I am your man. Let me know :)
    IndigoAwakened IndigoAwakened 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    jjbatty jjbatty 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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