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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    Spiritual awakening involves releasing negative

    and overcoming limiting beliefs. Being at peace deep within. The higher your positive vibration becomes, the more peace you have. There are actuators, teachers, books, organizations and spiritual beings who can assist us immensely in transcending ourselves, but "ultimately the...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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)..
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M Dec 14

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    IN THE URBAN JUNGLE, I have been too busy

    as well, but only, too busy enjoying myself and living life as it was meant to be lived. Life, was always meant to be enjoyed. So yesterday I was in a "taster class", when this ex professional performer says this, as if reading my mind: " - Dancing is like a prayer without...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 25

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    I believe in God. I believe

    that there is something after this life. I believe in reincarnation. But I don't go around pushing my beliefs off on other people & I don't go to church anymore. Got tired of hearing that we're all sinners & aren't worthy of Heaven. Who wants to go hear that every Sunday? I...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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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'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 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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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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    Lord Prepare Me

    When I used to work as a singer, dancer, and actress, I would have to sing a song over and over all day long while I was rehearsing it with the teacher. I used to go home at night after the last session of the day and could hardly sleep because the music and lyrics of the songs...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    We are infinite spiritual beings having a

    temporary human experience.
    ChristianKekoa90 ChristianKekoa90 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    wilddesert77 wilddesert77 36-40, M 6 Responses Oct 5

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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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    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

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    The church hijacked Jesus' true message,

    that anyone and everyone can do what he had done. You do not need a Rabbi, priest or mufti to explain you g-d. So there, I am not at all religious. I do not think g-d is a person nor that he is a "he". There is not Hell or Heaven either. There is reincarnation and karma, in my...
    MysticDude MysticDude 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    There are no gods to tie me down.

    No worlds to be chained in, stuck by their laws. I'm a traveler. The dimensions are my roads. One day, the traveling may destroy me, somehow, in someway, but it won't stop me. No matter how much it hurts, I must no stop. I will never stop.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Oct 24

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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 5 Responses Nov 16

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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 not perfect but I believe in Jesus

    and know he has saved me but I respect other people and you are free to believe what you want I don't Jude that's not my job
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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

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    Has anyone else used spirit candles?

    Don't bother trolling I'm jw
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I stumbled across EP searching to answers to a

    few “life” questions, like many of us. On the outside I am tough business man, but secretly on the inside I am on a quest to enlightenment myself (if that’s what it is called), which I hide from my friends. It started a couple of years ago when I begin to read a few...
    Mike191960 Mike191960 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    Okay I always have others ask me

    if I believe in god. They ask that because I don't attend church anymore. Well, I do believe in god. I just don't feel like I have to attend church just to believe in him. Personally, my church is filled with hypocrites which is why I don't like going.
    yesenia33 yesenia33 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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

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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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    One very spiritual aspect is LAW OF ATTRACTION!

    ! I created a Law of Attraction Frequency Increaser! For £5 1 will send you a PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each! Message me for this fast productive cheat sheet to increase your frequency Much love :)
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 28

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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...
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 1 day ago

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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

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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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    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

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    I guess I'm an eclectic spiritual person.

    I take pieces from almost all "religions" and form it to fit me.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Jul 20

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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 had this amazing dream last night

    but I don't know what it means. I saw my own eyes in the dream, and they shone with this brilliant green light. I could feel the light coming from them as if I were staring at the sun. The green was REALLY green, and I remember thinking that it was like crystal and light at the...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M Oct 14

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    Yay me too.. I believe in God,

    love Jesus & that the universe is always working in my favour.. In fact I'm a little pronoia..
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Holy Fire of Love Come phoenix my heart

    so it comes alive and burns people with tenderness, hope, zeal for the life you have given them. Use me so that others would blaze on in your fiery works of love Yeshua...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Oct 23

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    I'm not religious, I'm very against organized

    religion and feel awkward and uncomfortable in religious buildings. My boyfriend grew up very religious, and he is still religious (though not as much as his parents) he asked me and guilted me into coming to church with him a few weeks ago. It was the first time in months he...
    Redwhiteandpinup Redwhiteandpinup 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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