For as long
as man can remember, we have been subjected to organized religion. We have all
been placed in a specific group whether that be Christian, Jewish, Muslim,
Catholic, etc. But what exactly makes them all different beyond the fact of who
we send our praises to? How can we have so much negativity surrounding something
that is meant to create joy, love and peace? Universal throughout all religions,
we will see that we all follow the same blueprint: To love everyone and
everything unconditionally, compassionately, and whole-heartedly. It doesn’t
matter the deity you call on or the name you have for the Creator. If you have
faith and believe that there is a higher force that plays a major part in your
life on this Earth, that is all you need.
first started learning about the difference aspects of religion, I was a
practicing Christian. I grew up in a very religious family, although they all
worshipped something other than Christian. I was brought up believing that
having faith in something was all you needed no matter which path you took. One
day I found myself not feeling truly fulfilled by listening to a sermon one day
at church, so I decided to branch out and see what everyone else was learning.
When I began to research the different religions, I found that if we stop
looking at the words in a literal aspect, we will see they are merely
instructions on how to make it through this journey we call life. Being unique
is one of our most prized gifts as humans and we must embrace that uniqueness.
We all grew up with the idea that our family traditions would be the way to live
and follow, but as we get older we find that something’s just don’t fit into our
lives the way they did for our parents, grandparents, etc.
But if you don’t follow religion, are you an atheist? Far from it! In fact, being able to expand beyond the little boxes that we have been placed in allows us to be able to have more understanding for our fellow man and animal as we cohabitate this wonderful planet. I have come to learn that being Spiritual not only keeps my faith high, but also keeps me connected with everything in the Universe. Being spiritual allows you to break free from thinking inside the box, knowing there are limitless possibilities and if we can keep the idea present that there is a Higher being, a Creator.
We have the
right to choose who we want to be, where we want to go, and how we want to do
it. To stay blinded by any hype, blocks messages that our Higher Source has for
us and keeps our lights dim as we move and allow others to lead our lives. When
we take into account that we have the power to connect to Source without the use
of a middle man, will we then be able to awaken our higher selves and walk
spiritually having true, unconditional love, empathy, and kindness for all of
the Universe’s beautiful creatures that walk among us.
into the richness of all sources and see what is in store for you.