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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. 4,013 People

    Lately when I've been crying at night

    and can't sleep, I pray & beg God to take away my pain, to help me. & almost instantly I stop crying & fall asleep. I never been religious , I don't pray every night , and at one point I didn't even believe in God.
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 6 Responses May 18

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    Human compassion cannot be contained within any

    one religion, so why should God's?
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I was a demanding child

    and my single mother had to work hard to fulfill them. Now that im an adult i have become the kinds not motivated by money and just get by. Is it unfair to my mother?? When my turn came to fulfill her demands am i running away and avoiding responsibilities as a lazy *** in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4

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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 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    This year I am going to explore my spirituality

    I am tired of talking to god through prayer I am going to listen to god through meditation
    Starrmoonchild Starrmoonchild 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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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, 2014

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    All my life I've grown up believing in God,

    going to church reading bible verses and joining in church activities. The thing that I'm trying to say is that my belief in God will never fade, especially when I stray in embarrassment from reaching out because of all the guilt I have in me, I'll always pray with every beat...
    womanofletters womanofletters 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    God...this notion this feeling this intuition.

    ..this dweller of the higher plane, of every plane every level this idea of a creative source expressing via all details of the seen and unseen worlds. Despite the rampant misdeeds and or bad behavior of people, animals and nature the overall impression is that this source of...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    I make up things as I go.

    ...like...lighting a puke green candle for my insecurities...then blasting the **** out of it with a potato gun.
    BluChild BluChild 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    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 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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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, 2014

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    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

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    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    And yet because of my strict upbringing I find

    myself enjoying the traditions of religion. :/
    BeauKitty BeauKitty 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 11

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    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 10 Responses Jul 5

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    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...
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    ok so I mention Jesus

    when I talk about spirituality not just him though and that seems to get people pissed they think I am a hypocite but in reality Ive witnessed the power of Jesus yet I feel that its not right to be conformed to one path to eternity, eternity just is were all a vibration our...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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

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    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

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    when i was younger i used to consider myself a

    christian , id go to church and bible studies . i used to believe anything and everything they said about the bible like what you should and shouldn't do. I was fearful of going to hell if i didn't obey all the rules . Looking back i felt i was being brainwashed as a child , i...
    hiimmy hiimmy 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 21

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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, 2014

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    The greatest religion is to be true to your own

    nature. Have faith in yourselves. - Swami Vivekananda.
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 10

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    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

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    Funny... Seems like religion is believing in

    others experiences and spiritual... Things is more like having your own experience
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 1

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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    Vell2u Vell2u 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    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, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    Please read my story...i am extremely desperate. gofundme.com/wxvpew
    abis17 abis17 31-35, F Jun 14

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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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    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...
    BrowningEmpress BrowningEmpress 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    i want to believe in God.

    ive experienced alot though. so sometimes my faith is shaken.
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Ashishishe Ashishishe 36-40, M Jul 20

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    I think it doesn't matter what anyone believes

    in, whether they follow Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Satanism, Atheism, and so on. As long as you don't make people believe in something they do not. I'm not sure if they have another name for what I believe in, so I suppose I'm Spiritual.
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 3 Responses May 13

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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, 2014

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    I think one of the saddest things about

    religion is how it can create a chasm between any creative spirit and ourselves. I remember as a child absorbing talk of inherent sinfulness and hell and ending up feeling alienated from the entire universe.  Too often abusers use religion as a weapon to control those they...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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