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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    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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    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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    What you think, you become.

    What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. ~BUDDHA
    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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..
    Yungneechie Yungneechie 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 21

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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 2 days ago

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    From the book, Miracle of Love,

    by Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) "In 1967 when I first came to India, I brought with me a supply of LSD, hoping to find someone who might understand more about these substances than we did in the West. When I had met Maharajji(Neem Karoli Baba), after some days the thought had...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 4 Responses Feb 23

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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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    RAGECries of rageIn hushed whispersI dream of

    them, the people in sunlit placesTheir lives of ease, caressed by blue oceanFrom my world of deep shadows, I dreamI want to SCREAMBut ears don't want to hearI want to pull the heavens downUntil they hear the ROARThat echoes inside, incessantScreaming, asking why ~For God rules...
    HarlequinRose HarlequinRose 26-30, T 2 days ago

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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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    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 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 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    If anyone has questions about anything

    spiritual I am your man. Let me know :)
    IndigoAwakened IndigoAwakened 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    jjbatty jjbatty 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    James Swartz Mystical Experience in India- Part

    2 Sitting on the sand one evening shortly after sunset, I was overcome by a terribly dark energy, as if the weight of the whole world were pressing down on me. Unable to sit, I lay on my back with outstretched limbs staring into the sky in which a few stars were appearing...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    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 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...
    Yungneechie Yungneechie 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 14