Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

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. 3,881 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The difference is my beliefs aren't public.

    Their private for the most part. I don't need other humans to be close to God
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Human compassion cannot be contained within any

    one religion, so why should God's?
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    okay, so the Mormons

    who live across the hall had visitors arrive before they returned home. Two "elders"- missionaries they say...I allowed them to use my facilities, lol! and then invited them to return, after the business for the eve was concluded. I sat with them for a half hour and conversed...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    MY VISION OF THE UNIVERSE,

    LIFE AND GOD. The universe and life are the most logical and rational manner of existence of reality, and it is precisely what happened. While life is almost impossible to happen because, taking into consideration all possible variables, the laws of nature, the formation of...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was raised Roman Catholic

    and went to church with my parents regularly until my late teenager years, but.....and it is a big but. I am disillusioned with the workings of the church with all the child abuse reported around the world. I believe the church should have a political stance, after all the...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I believe no one is bad

    or good. It's what we do that becomes bad or good.
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Death, it is a main factor in our lives.

    In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present because tomorrow is uncertain). It also feeds the emotions, love (the need for someone to complete our meaning of existence), liberty (explore...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 7 Responses Jun 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i really want to help poor people ,

    i have seen people dying because of no food , no clothes and bcoz of dieseases and i feel really very bad abt. it , bcoz we all people in this world born as a human being , we all are same their is no body who is poor and nobody is rich , everyone says that the world is becoming...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    we where put here to make change to make people

    look at similarity other then difference. Religion is the main cause of people being close minded. Religion is one of the main reasons we fight. Because of all these different theories of god people just fight over what ifs. like how big of a waste of time is that.
    Johnnyboy57 Johnnyboy57 18-21 2 Responses Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am in desperate need of a car!

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I believe religion is far too constricting.

    It offers answers to things, that I believe, need to be found out on one's own. I'd much rather pray when I'm surrounded by nature than in a stuffy church. I feel closest to Him when I can hear the breezes and rustles of the leaves... I feel most accepted by Him there. I'm not...
    Evanna27 Evanna27 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    rajchkraborty rajchkraborty 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    see I'm under the understanding

    that with proof from the bible, god does not judge and does not need or want anyone to go to church, so I am urged by my spirit, to correct anyone who says they need church to find god, he is within everyone
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 Responses Jun 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Little problems in our life take away the

    beauty of life and all its blessing that go unnoticed by us because of our never ending need for something missing, kind of like an in finished puzzle piece. Something is always missing, we can never be satisfied because we don't have the things we hold most dear, the thing that...
    AristaEverdeen AristaEverdeen 22-25 2 Responses Apr 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel