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I Am Spiritual, Not Religious

For everyone who believes in a higher power, be it God, Great Spirit, or whatever you may call it, but doesn't necessarily blindly believe any of the "Holy Books" that every religion has. 3,501 People

    Once I was a Christian.

    Now, I'm not. Obvious enough, right? I'm actually terrified of the Bible, and here's why: I'm left handed so I go to hell. I am friends with those of other religions. I celebrate almost every holiday. I support LGBT rights. I think I'm bi. I was told in Church when I was young...
    Kivaria Kivaria 13-15, F 12 Responses Jun 23

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    Sometimes I really believe I am in some kind of

    matrix-like programme. Right now I am having a crisis of reality, I beg God to show me what is real. I notice things, I see something and it doesn't match up to my memory. Something appears to have changed that could not possibly have changed, and it leaves me feeling insane...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    The Divine Feminine

    A poem, from the Gnostic gospels...one of the many portions of the Bible depicting the feminine as divine..with spirituality and sexuality described as inextricably linked.  It was also, not surprisingly, one of the many portions of the Bible denounced as "heresy"  by church...
    SweetGG SweetGG 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    To Be - The Being In

    The being to BE The being to be out of the jail of the human mind The being to be all that is known now That can Be in the Be The being the vibration of the notion That that God particle floating around and through (hix particle) Is the love you are looking for is at your mind...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Nov 10, 2012

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    To all the so-called religious leaders--

    why they to preach, prophecy and make follow their religion or uphold their religion use the instruments and ammunition, which not the religion has created but rather science has given birth to; (pls don't misunderstand me science is not destructive, it is the the men's mindset...
    rajchkraborty rajchkraborty 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Damn, the things I could type on here

    if only I could describe my thoughts. I feel like the only thing holding me back from changing the world is this lack of communication that holds me back at every step of my life. I wish I could describe some thoughts I have had pertaining to theories I life and spirituality...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    White Light, Dark Light Or Grey Light?

    Every atom is a mini universe with all the majesty of the one we reside in.  Every mind is another universe.  There is a whole cosmos within your head to explore.  Sometimes we need to try to stop conquering the outer universe and instead explore the inner one in our head that...
    badbinary badbinary 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I believe what I want

    and don't shove my beliefs down other people's throats. I wish no one would try to convince people to abandon their believes, just to follow their own.
    VioletCarroll VioletCarroll 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    The silence and solitude of a winter's night is

    the most tranquil experience. It helps to unwind the mind to just sit in the dark and become pure perception (or at least attempt to do so).
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M Nov 4

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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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    I believe in God and the bible however I don't

    see myself as 'religious'. I pray and stuff but I don't feel like I need to start flailing around like a psychopath for God to notice me. I admit that I am a hypocrite, however I do try and I'm a forgiven hypocrite. I believe that many pastors are misleading and are liars. I...
    KuroKitsune KuroKitsune 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    The Journey

    Spent 15 long confusing years searching for answers within.  Experienced many different pathways to inner peace, learned deep meditation and wondered what each experience was teaching.  I found myself most effective as a shaman and discovered my journey took me all over...
    Libra56 Libra56 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Spirituality Exists Without Theism Too...

    i do not believe in deities or any kind of religion but i am one with awareness and i am seeking impeccability in my life. spirituality does not require some omniscient being guiding me through every step of my life, i am aware that the journey is unique and there are many paths...
    Arelya Arelya 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    'Ever consider and think upon the world

    as being one living substance, and having but one soul, and how all things in the world are terminated into one sensitive power; and are done by one general motion as it were, and deliberation of that one soul; and how all things that are, concur in the cause of one another's...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M Nov 16

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    My "Christian" friend called me up

    and insulted the crap out of me and is no longer my friend because I'm not Christian as well.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    I Have Tried Religion - Man Made

    I am very spiritual, but I have learned thru trial and error that the answers are not in what others say is the truth.  I have learned to do research and I adopted what felt right for me deep in my soul.  My research as shown some very interesting things, like the bible...
    krazeeKimberly krazeeKimberly 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Extremely Anti-religious

    From my point of view all religions are man made... if there is a god then he's the same for everyone and he's not waiting for one to follow this or that religion to take him to "heaven".. the point is that all the so called  "messengers of god" have...
    pepperony pepperony 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    I believe in the religion of myself.

    I will ask for guidance from enlightened spirits , but I never pray to the source of our existence. We as humans only use a portion of our brain, we cant fathom what actually happens when we die . Religion only creates hate and division
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Spiritual, what is spiritual?

    We believe in ourself, we understand feelings, we accept and forgive those. Sounds to familiar like religion, and they to have spiritualist churches. Is it the new wave for the religious fanatics to get more followers to believe we need a place called a church or a place of God...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I am really looking for others opinions.

    I was born and raised in the church ( I'm Methodist). I was told if you believe in God and you're good you will be rewarded in many ways. ( Never went into great detail of such rewards except when I pass on I will be able to go to heaven). As a 5 year old hearing this they made...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 29

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    Sitting with the family

    and they're trying to push Christianity on me.. I don't have a religion I just don't know enough to believe
    jae1013 jae1013 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Most do not have an understanding of free will.

    Free will literally means we each get to choose our outcome. We each make choices to grow and evolve us. We each are teachers to one another. My most painful teachers have imparted the greatest wisdom on me. Why? Because they taught me boundaries...when to say no, when to stand...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 6

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    I am an overthinker. Religion is hard

    for me because I think about too much. If I am Christian, am I say all other religions are wrong? What if as a child I hadn't been introduced to God? Would I go to hell for not knowing? I don't believe in any religion or that any religion is more wrong or right that the other. I...
    moonchild621 moonchild621 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 7

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    While I was caught up in religion I was

    probably the most depressed, critical, pig-headed person, I ever saw. I'll never go back to religion.
    smoothpaddle smoothpaddle 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 17

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    Perhaps it is childish of me,

    but as I write this I seek to express my belief that the sensations I feel, are not solely the cause of an unusually turbulent, bodily chemical make-up. There is a tingling at the base of my spine, it travels down the tops of my legs and up my back. My body seems to hum, my arms...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Think of the cosmos as one substance

    and yourself an accident of the one substance because your existence is contingent and fleeting; by chance you were born, but by necessity you will die. The more you reflect on this truth and keep it present in your mind, the less you will find things to be vain about, and...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M Nov 16

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    You Make Your Own Music

    Ring tone of your soulYour craft dipped in magicSlow in motion fast in devotionSlipped by the road to DamascusYour hands are the toolsYour heart is full of courageTo bring change beyond human comprehensionCall me names of confusionI am not your slave human mindI make my own music...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Constant Companions

    My eyes have always just radiated to you To lie in bed and wonder what you are up to Not realizing the guidance of your light Just knowing that you are my home Just knowing that you are their Even now in the daylight hours your presence is felt Thanks you stars Thank you lights...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Feb 5, 2012

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    Islamic apostasy laws — a big disgrace in

    the 21st Century Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:08 by Nahla Mahmoud It is absolutely ridiculous in the twenty-first century to have laws where one could be criminalised and punished for thinking differently or expressing an opinion. Just this year, Kuwait jailed Abdel Aziz...
    Freedom4all Freedom4all 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    Religious Ignorance

    Over the years I have spoken to a great many individuals attached to various religious organization, and recently through EP I have managed to expand on these encounters and confirm what I had believed to be a pattern amongst these missionaries; be them officially holding that...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Inherently, you will understand this.

    We each have a purpose. We have reincarnated many times to experience many different things. If I could label one thing as sin, it would be what we privately say to ourselves. We live in a society where fear and shaming and guilt mongering is the status quo. We are Humans. We...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 16

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    What exactly is the difference between being

    spiritual and being religious? Someone enlighten me please.
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 4 Responses Nov 16

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    I believe in the afterlife

    and I believe in heaven and hell. But I am in no way religious. I believe we are dimensional beings, death is the transition between our 3D world into the 4D world of the afterlife. Heaven and Hell are just different places occupying the same reality, both situated within the...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    As a child of Tribal Peoples,

    I believe Nature is our teacher for spiritual ideas. I believe that life forms show us examples of how to live and how not to. Celestial and terrestrial events expand the mind, and spirituality is more than just morality or deity worship. It is the science of everything. In...
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jul 6

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    elmaghfiroh elmaghfiroh 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Morning Yoga practice in the wood.

    The breeze through the trees and the tweet of the birds was absolutely serene.
    QuietlyQuesting QuietlyQuesting 31-35, F Jun 23

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    Spirituality Is Freedom

    For me spirituality is freedom. Religions contain so many rules and can be very restricting. Although, of course, a lot of what religions teach is wonderful and loving. But I think that religons makes us forget that we are all a spark of God, that God is in everyone of us and...
    moa moa 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    This morning, when I was in

    that special place, between sleep and awake, I concentrated within, and I was talking to God in my mind. All of a sudden, I heard a deep, booming, male voice. It would be easy to suggest that it was like thunder, but it was not, it was like lightning. The voice struck me, I...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I became more aware of my life

    after I met such positive people. I was waiting for moments to happen so I can have a conclusion to my thoughts on my own life. Lately my dreams and reality has been so compelling, that I know that life is just a harmonious tone. I have given myself years of training and...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 17

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    Why Lock God In?

    You can’t box in or place this pure entity in boxed words…. Like truth “It has no boundaries” That is why……. The shift is occurring so that the OLD ways of religion can no longer contain hold the never ending expanding pure essence that all is….. Peace to All!
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    Being religious is going to church,

    saying that you're a Christian, but not understanding where you stand with God or feeling his love. When you are spiritual, feeling God's love is raiser, and you spend more time experiencing God and talking to him, instead of wearing crosses and saying #Christian. Spirituality...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Religion is like spraying perfume on a casket.

    BTW the church is NOT a museum for the "holy" but a hospital for the broken.
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Serenity

    In learning about philosophy and history, we talked about religion. Primarily, yoga is NoT a religion; but a mere belief to attain the spark of divinity within yourself, regardless of what religion you may have. There is a prayer written by a theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr. It is...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    I Am A Child Of God

    Love to knowI do not follow any religionnor denominationI keep this to myselffor I know,others will not understand.That's fine with mebecause it's personal.I have grown accustomed to being, me with the one beyondyou see. I am at peace with thateven when my life is so stressful...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses May 8, 2012

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    A year ago in Arkansas it came to mind

    that people werent supposed to live at a frenzied pace. My dogs showed me that by barking at what moved too fast or, more accurately, what was not harmonious with their environment. So something that I couldn't seem to shake from my thoughts this last week was 'Rhythm' and...
    back4da4thtime back4da4thtime 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    I am a Spiritist. A Spiritist is one

    who communicates with Spirit. I realised early in my recovery I had a special gift, at first I thought it was the connection with soul. However as the years progressed and I gained more faith in myself, my talent started to shine. I started seeing things before they happened, at...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 26

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    Yes I am a spiritualist I have studied many

    religions and philosophies and taken what I need and works for me. You put these in your tool box and use when needed.
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    I did a seven day spiritual cleansing at the

    age of ten. Now I am doing it again this week. I am leaving for ten days spiritual meditation. No work email, no conference calls, basically no gadget will accompany me at all for from November 19 till November 30th. Hope my soul gets lighter and learn to fly again.
    Beyondfourthdimension Beyondfourthdimension 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I'm not sure if god is really real,

    or if he's just a huge misunderstanding. I feel there must be some higher power if some sort, but who, what.... Why?
    iJada iJada 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yin/Yang of an OLD Soul

    I knell at the temple of the soul To be touched with divine love The hunger is thirsted The now is the word The word is love The truth is love To be filled and flow over The grail cup embodied in light Flying to the moon and back in pure delight Power… Wisdom… Love In...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Dec 21, 2011

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    I believe in God. But I don't believe in any

    religions. My friends think it's super weird
    sundersara sundersara 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 17

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