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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    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 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 6 Responses Nov 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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..
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 believe in good and bad,

    but I don't worship anyone.
    veexx veexx 22-25, F Jan 3

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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 3 Responses Jan 8

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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 1 day ago

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    I am more spiritual,

    even though I am Christian/Catholic. But I don't practice any kind of religion. I do pray, meditate, attend church. On a spirtual level, I do believe and have a close relationship with God. I do not believe in religion, myself because there is so much that I do not agree with...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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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    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 16 hrs ago

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    Mantra power is not only limited to mental world

    but it can work wonders in physical world too. There r three types of mantra : 1. Tantrik mantra. 2. Saburi mantra. 3. Vedic mantra. For first two kinds if u gain their power u can manipulate mind and matter at will. Can Work many miracles like changing bodies, hypnotizing...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 4

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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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    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 a week ago

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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)..
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M Dec 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Have you opened your third eye ?

    What was your experience?..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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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, 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 70+, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    We live on a blue planet

    that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles?
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    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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    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 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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    The tingling feelings in my forehead .

    My spirit/power animal. My lucid dreams and out of body experiences. Things are coming together .
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M Jan 11

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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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    While in Meditation, I received the image of a

    deep Lapis Lazuli colored Ganeshani (female Ganesha) standing on the top of a fully bloomed mushroom (rather than a lotus). Fully nude aside from decorative silver and gold, she stood with a leg lifted as though dancing, her breasts full with milk and her yoni visibly moist. Her...
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M 1 Response 3 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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    http://www.meetup.com/Lindenhurst-Spiritual-Meetings/
    Elalala Elalala 26-30, F Nov 19, 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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    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 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...
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 14

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    When point of awareness moves up ur spiritual

    body, ur identification of self or ego transforms.. on the way u get attached with variouse aspects of mind and "feel " that its you.. Not all the time point of awareness remains at same place. When it goes to lower chakras u almost feel one with the physical body so in ur...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 5

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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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    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 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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 trying to attain to some blessed spiritual

    state. I hear that God is good and that she cares for our well being. I hear that Good God wants us as spiritual beings in earthen tents to be good and do good... And so I do. I however am in difficult times. Very up and down. I get blessings and they seem to be counteracted by...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    There is more to "reality"

    than you perceive with your basic senses..
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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