After one ends a duration of reflection or prayer, it is a powerful experience to write out words that pertain to you. Complying with are a few of the suggestions that involved me concerning religious beliefs springing from my life experience. They, of course, might be really different from your personal views.
My granny was an extremely impassioned member of the Episcopal Church. She believed completely in religion. She was a deeply spiritual woman that continuously looked for God’s will in her life. My mother, elevated because setting, was likewise deeply spiritual. When she wed my daddy she became a Roman Catholic, not also different from the Episcopal Church in numerous means.
What I’ve seen within religion are two teams of people. There is the spiritual and then those thinking about control over others.
The spiritual are connected to God. They’ve discovered that what they recognized intellectually as the Supreme Being was not outside of themselves, yet love within themselves. Someone who has had a really spiritual experience will certainly talk about just how much stronger they feel by providing themselves over to whatever name they use for God.
With the exploration that God is within, people that have had a spiritual awakening uncover their individual power which is within them. It is not unusual for this sort of experience to result in what can be called magical experiences. Mysticism leads people to recognize that they do not need somebody “out there,” as in religious leaders, to tell them what is God’s will. Much of these people leave what is called conventional faith and find their means right into what is called New Age spirituality.
After that you have others in the churches that have, in my opinion, perverted what church has to do with. Religion initially was a method of organizing people to come together in community to tap into the power within, connecting the “little” self with the better Self. That link is, for me, what petition as well as meditation do.
What I have actually found, nevertheless, is that much of the institutional element of church wants people to think the power is not within themselves. Power is only within specific ordained people. This is definitely creating an issue. Many people are leaving their religions since they are not locating their spiritual link. In fact, they locate that scenarios within churches, some being the horrors of sexual assault, hinder connection with God. People are yearning to find the God of love that they were increased in becoming aware of, however they weren’t experiencing in their institution.
Many people still within the institution of church do not recognize this. What I see taking place in culture is a terrific department. On the information and also radio people are saying that those that leave the typical church, who think that God is within, are not absolutely spiritual people. Some pundits also call them atheists as well as have actually lumped them with those individuals who believe there is no God. This causes fantastic dissonance.
Individuals totally involved in the organization of faith find it tough to comprehend those that no longer really feel nourished there. There are several avenues for spiritual food. The “spiritual”call those that have left the establishment the “unchurched” as if someone making that selection has a health problem.
There are lots of avenues for spiritual growth and advancement. I have actually seen that in individuals that involve my workplace and talk about their connection with God, Spirit or whatever name they use for their Greater Power. Some find this relationship with arranged conventional religious beliefs. Others most likely to non-traditional spiritual companies such as Unity and also Scientific Research of Mind. Still others collect in private meditation groups often.
What I observe in those that are what I would call really spiritual is their love and also approval of others as well as their dedication to individual development as well as advancement whether they are in an “arranged” religion or have actually selected another opportunity to connect with the Divine.