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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. 4,496 People

    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 10 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I am coming to You not knowing

    where to begin and cannot see an ending. At this time, I am choosing not to take one more step without taking a deep breath in and letting a deep breath out. I am reminded of the many days You have gotten me through. I did not know how, and I was not able to see an end, but the...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Nov 30, 2015

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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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    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

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    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

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    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

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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 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 5 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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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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    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

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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 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I am only one person with two feet

    that at this time walking forward with all the hustle and bustle of things to do, I know that my two feet can become two left feet. So as I begin to tale my next steps, remind me on who I am. I am Your child l. I am able to do all things with You. That with each step even if I...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Nov 24, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    I know that God is there watching.

    I do believe. It's impossible however for me to remember all of the rules and I've read the Bible cover to cover. Best I can do is go with the common sense things and hope I'm getting it right.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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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    Something to ponder on.

    ... What other people think of me is none of my business. One of the highest places you can get to is being independent of the good opinions of other people. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer <3
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    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

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    I am an ancient Druid.

    I am animistic I am monotheistic, l am pantheistic, I believe that God is a part of everything and everything is a part of God and I believe in metempsychosis and the power of ahimsa.
    PrettiestPirate PrettiestPirate 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    DEAR ONES, WHEN YOU SHOW,

    TALK ABOUT, RE-BROADCAST OR GIVE ENERGY TOO THE TERRIBLE THINGS THAT ARE PLACED IN FRONT OF OUR FACES ON THE MEDIA AND ON THE INTERNET YOU SIMPLY CREATE MORE OF IT! PLEASE UNDERSTAND YOUR CREATOR GOD POWER! IN THIS CONTEXT WE ARE SPEAKING OF HOW YOU CREATE IN 3D! THAT?S RIGHT...
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    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 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    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

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    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.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    What is "God?" To some,

    he is this mighty being, responsible for the creation of life and all that is involed with it. To me, he is a concept, an example of good if you will. Though my human years are short, (16 on monday!) I feel as if I have lived for hundreds of years. Hell, at times, I forget how...
    ETZ3ta ETZ3ta 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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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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    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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    Hump day they say, 1/2 way through the week

    they say, but it is only the beginning of the pile up of emotions, and self centeredness each person feels due to a holiday season beginning to unravel. Father may You bless me with eyes to see each person with the love, acceptance, forgiveness, and mercy the way You see me. May...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Nov 25, 2015

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    I believe in a transcendent,

    spiritual side to life, based around developing our imagination and creativity, increasing our emotional intelligence, cultivating our faculty for compassion and empathy with others. and recognising the need for a more balanced and harmonious relationship with our natural...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 41-45, M 9 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    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 1 Response 4 days 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, 2015

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    I would create a world

    where people look inward for God rather than externally
    hijude hijude 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    Actually I'm neither.

    I'm just really high.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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