The original question was “What are your Religious Beliefs?” and, at first, I was taken back by this because I thought, “Hey, this is a health blog!” But after some personal reflection, I soon realized how health-related Religion or Beliefs truly are…
Religion is one of the most taboo subjects to discuss objectively, yet it is one of the most prominent to be objected from group to group. I like to think of myself as having Spiritual Beliefs because the world “Religion” or “Religious” provides too many barriers, restrictions, rights or wrongs, guilt, or shame. I grew up in a Roman Catholic home and went to Catholic School from 1st to 8th grade. While I yield many of the morals and values which were instilled in me at an early age, I began to develop my own belief system in high school as I was exposed to other religions and ideas. Over my years of exploring, I experienced a much larger picture than what had been previously painted for me: There are so many Religions in this world and so many who vow that they are “right” in their beliefs, who’s to say they’re wrong? When I looked outside of myself for answers I ran into many limits and boundaries, and over time I slowly turned inward to find a place that did yield obstacles, but they were merely illusions of what I perceived to be real (meaning, I built those obstacles in my mind compared to other platforms that built them for me).
I believe in myself.
I believe that I am a part of something greater; a higher purpose.
I believe that I am as much of a part of this earth and this universe as any other living organism that has lived, is living, or will live upon, above, or within the soil.
I believe that I am a spirit living in this body to carry out my greater purpose.
I believe that I am on a non-phsyical path in a physical reality.
God, by my definition, is life. We are all living, breathing, perfectly crafted organisms that have come to be through the miracle of life. “Life finds a way” and that concept absolutely fascinates me.
I believe that arrogance towards or a neediness in “God” can be transformed into responsibility through a consciousness and awareness of self.
I believe that we are all “God.”
I believe that “God” is a part of everything and that everything is a part of ”God.”
I believe that in order to “find God,” that I need to find myself as “God” is within me.
These are my beliefs as I have developed over time and as I see fit for the current moments of my life. What are your beliefs?