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. 4,370 People

    Religion is practiced by those

    who are afraid of Hell. Spirituality is practiced by those who have been there.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2016

    When you abrogate your choices

    and blindly follow someone else?s script, you become a puppet. You loose your identity and freedom.
    alia101990 alia101990
    26-30, F
    Apr 4, 2016

    Okay, I'm wondering if there are other people

    that are in this boat bc I've struggled with this for a while. I believe in GOD, that He is my heavenly father. I also believe that Jesus died for my sins, that he js my savior. At the same time, I won't say that I belong to a certain religion. I don't believe that a title helps...
    BrittBratz BrittBratz
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    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

    Today I went to the church again.

    .. Born as a Muslim, studied the Holy Books and became spiritual. But I am a person who communicates best with touching. So the church, relieved me, lighting a candle, praying there, kissing my cross necklaces... I have both the spirit and the body. The spirit feels empty if I...
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2016


    kristymom kristymom
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    Interested in things other

    than just the bible. Have a dream healing book and meditation book.. Interested in reading about different religions in the future.
    Ilovemusic86 Ilovemusic86
    31-35, F
    Mar 22, 2016

    last night I encountered a bartending ghost

    or milkman who still has a nice grip on his delivery bottles lol,or maby even an coca-cola sipping bobby soxer? **** IF I KNOW ,all i know is HE or SHE LIKES SHUFFLING GLASS after a long night of posting my creepy experience i decided to find more information on the afterlife...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    I used to call myself a Christian.

    But the more I learn the less I can say that... I believe in God and I believe in Jesus whole heartedly. But I never felt closer than when I opened my mind to everything that is love. I'm not talking fake bullshit I'm talking the love in the everyday life around us all. Animals...
    BeanLife22 BeanLife22
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Before I take another step,

    I look to You. Father without You I am nothing but with You and through You I can do Any and All things. Right now I take a deep breath of You in and breathe out saying my steps ahead were preplanned by You. As all Your children's steps have been planned. Today You have set...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    I am writing this because I too am a spiritual

    person. I do believe in a higher power or a Supreme God, but to me it's so much more than that. I find that the spiritual side of us is a part that is not talked about much. We must try and remember that there is a side of us that goes beyond the physical. Whether you call...
    spine315 spine315
    36-40, M
    Mar 26, 2016

    So, kind of a weird anniversary to remember,

    but today is the one year anniversary of the day I wanted to die. I tried to kill myself one year ago, because I lost my soulmate, my best friend, my love. I lost my heart and spirit. But, ... I'm glad I was unsuccessful, because I am reminded every day that my purpose has yet...
    joshypoookc joshypoookc
    36-40, M
    Nov 30, 2015

    I believe that religion often ***** things up.

    Being spiritual is different to being religious. Sometimes there are stupid and unexplainable things that religion makes you do but being spiritual means that you can focus on you and your soul and not worry about doing anything wrong.
    zrendi zrendi
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    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

    Thinking how after the day came to an end

    yesterday, I looked back and saw the way Your hand twisted everything to work out. Far above what I thought it would have turned out. So I give You Thanks! As I sit to think right now, how I would love for things not to pile up and then have to run to You, I begin by saying here...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Dec 16, 2015

    “To begin with,” he said heavily,

    “you’ve got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull, and your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself.” The young gulls looked at him quizzically. Come on, they thought, this doesn’t...
    Arkimede Arkimede
    46-50, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    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

    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
    5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    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
    9 Responses Nov 29, 2014

    Wake up as a person with no past.

    Clear your mind of any regrets, failure, or success. Clear your mind of what could have been, what should have been, or what would have been. Do not judge yourself or your current circumstance good or bad just allow it to be. See everything with new eyes, things and people. Do...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    Today I'm tired, I'm in no mood to move forward.

    So today I shall need You Father to help me move forward. My heart hurts when I see those around me in situations that I cannot help. My heart hurts when people are stricken with illness that no meds can fix. My heart hurts me when people are in situations that are financially...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    I know that I believe in something,

    however I am not confident enough to give that something/one a name, voice or gender. Right now, that's all I need. Faith that out there in the great void of space there may be some grand design/plan/machine tick tick ticking away and that I fit in it somehow.
    RikkuDreamer RikkuDreamer
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    I dropped religion. I can't believe it,

    honestly. 'Cause the old me a few years back thought Christianity was the only way. I would've NEVER thought about being anything other than Christian. Boy, have I changed. I've realized that I don't need to belong to a religion to worship The Most High, The KING of kings, GOD...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    When younger I was told by a preacher

    that I was going to hell for not attending church. This is after I told him I believe in God and that he is in my heart and service could be held in a park if needed not just a church. I can't believe a person of GOD would say such a thing.
    Heart4me Heart4me
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    On this Holy Saturday.

    ...and always, Especially bc EP is closing down.... I want you ALL to know.. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PANiveIKVX0 Listen to ALL of Chris Rics's music, he's truly Spirit-Filled!
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2014


    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
    5 Responses Nov 4, 2012

    I believe in a God. I wouldn't say it's

    necessarily the one from the bible. I just believe in a good, powerful leader who encourages kindness, respect, and goodness. And sacrifice. I still refer to God, Lord, Jesus. And I live by those traits. But I still find myself scoffing when people say this or that happened...
    jursicurr jursicurr
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    Footprints in the sand come to mind

    when I think about how my day will be. Father if there comes a time in my day that I start to feel alone. Father remind me that is the time You are carrying me. You have never left me and never will. But You know Father there are times when the steps get harder to walk forward...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Today You have planned my steps.

    You know exactly what I shall walk into. What troubles will come my way. But You also said You will give me a way out. Father today in my venture of ups and downs. You are molding me, and because You consider me a diamond in the ruff, You are squeezing me here and there...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    I'm against almost every religious group.

    They simply don't focus on Jesus. They focus on you and me. It's redundant. We know we are sinners we know we need grace. What more do we need to know about each other? It's time to learn about God not ourselves.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 25, 2016

    I hope during this most difficult time of year,

    people can remember that God does not abandon us during the hard times. God cannot abandon us, for God is in everything. God is not "out there, somewhere," waiting for us. God is already within us, from the day we are born until we move on to other worlds and still even then. So...
    joshypoookc joshypoookc
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    I started going back to church with Climber.

    I had a need to meet the good folks of this area. I have visited this little church several times and another church only once. I watch, listen, and take it all in. sigh......... But by the time I get out of service, I am all bent out of shape. I am a sinner that judges harshly...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    I try to follow the Old Law just

    as much as the teachings of Yeshua because although many people believe He did away with the Old Laws He actually fulfilled them. The first is to love though... Always love.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I want to do good. I think about the rules of

    religion, giving to the central church and while it is a good benefit to be there and partake of the programs and music and children's activities... It really is.. Why do we do bigger and bigger buildings and ... Meh I dot know I just think how can I best use my spare money to...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    Father at this moment my arms are up like a

    little child reaching and pleading for You to pick me up. Father what steps I have taken are ones that I just don't feel I can take one more step. Father everything and everyone seem against me, and no matter which way I turn it seems that there are nets waiting to catch me and...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Dec 15, 2015

    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, 2014

    Whether it be in the beginning,

    middle or end of my week, it is the day that I need to get through. Father as I take my next steps, remind me that today is all I need to work through. Yesterday is over, and tomorrow is not here yet. Today I can look at each step is one accomplished step. What ever I just...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Dec 2, 2015

    When I was young Kneeling down Closed

    eyes Hands together As an older soul I hike and climb My eyes wide open Holding flowers, hugging trees When I need comfort I don't look up Now I look all about As I sigh in relief
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    Sitting and thinking how my day will be.

    Before I get to the steps that will having me walking on shaking ground, may You remind me that I am not alone. You have given me another day to see how You work. Father may the remembrances of times I did not think I would make it through and how I stopped, took a deep breath...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    I will only be posting in "I seek inner peace".

    This will be so I don't hog anyone's place in posting. I've posted today...so feel free to check it out! BIG (((HUGS)))
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    12 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    Our time is never known.

    With the news and conversations talking about what's happening, the panic and emotional roller coaster of fear, anger, hurt, rage, and overall negative is being radiated in the hearts and minds. Father I lift each person that has experienced trauma and those that are in the...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Dec 3, 2015

    You know I joke, but I really do pray

    for you. I pray that you find happiness. I pray that you achieve everything in life you want. I pray he loves you like I couldn't. I pray you are healthy. I pray that your family achieves everything they dream of... this includes your big sister, and little siblings. I pray...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 13, 2016

    I believe in the higher power

    that is God but have never been much of one for all of the rituals. I'm not sure he is either. I believe God cares more about following his teachings and all remembering that he is there.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 25, 2016

    Religion can be the best

    or worse influence in someone's life. People like Mother Theresa make you think, "Wow... That's religion at its finest." However at its worst it can create some horrific situations. In some cases, religion can make you feel like you're never good enough. No matter what you do...
    11skymoon11 11skymoon11
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    I dont believe in a god,

    a church, a book, a confession, a priest, a list of moral law, a certain way to be, a prayer, a pew, a song, a cry for help, no. I believe in the mind. I believe in opinion and the power of it. I believe in deep breaths and what ever it is that makes you happy. I do not think...
    girlinteruppted girlinteruppted
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    Merry Christmas to all,

    and to all a sexy, fun, naked night. I don't really attach Christianity to Christmas, because it's become something altogether to me. For starters, didn't it start as a pagan holiday? And, didn't Christianity pick it up as an opportunity to control the population? Anyway, it's...
    joshypoookc joshypoookc
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    Why do I always feel like I'm hurting myself

    or giving away precious information when I talk to some people?
    StarseedPower StarseedPower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    get this, Jesus is like all of us,

    except he was spiritual, and knew how to connect with god. god is energy, creation. god experiences his creation through each if us. he gave us the breath of life, in that the gift of do creator. we are gods as our natural nature was to be like Jesus and living in a world of...
    kristymom kristymom
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    Don't let fear choose your way of living.

    Learn to listen your inner longings and desires and to become empowered. You need to learn to trust your inner voice affirming your self worth. You should never relinquish your identity to anyone.
    alia101990 alia101990
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2016

    Actually I'm neither.

    I'm just really high.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    Ok here goes something

    that might sound trivial but it's true. This past March I drove down to Texas and wanted to see my friend Josie who I haven't seen for like 15 years. And it didn't work out. Then I found out that she was coming to visit the DC area. So I told her to call me when she got here...
    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    The greatest religion is to be true to your own

    nature. Have faith in yourselves. - Swami Vivekananda.
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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

    religions. My friends think it's super weird
    sundersara sundersara
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    I believe there is a voice within us all.

    Perhaps it is what connects us all to one another. In Christianity, they call it "The Holy Spirit," but I like to think of it as "consciousness." Being connected to your inner being. Your heart is beating in your chest, but can you feel it? Can you hear it? There are these...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Mar 16, 2016
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