The longest time ago, I was having a fairly deep discussion with my dear friend Mrs. Robinson about faith, beliefs, and spirituality. She is a Christian woman, and she isn't afraid to shout it from the rooftops. It is one of the things I love the most about her. Another thing I love about her is that she respects that I am not at this time following the Christian faith. She doesn't demand that I convert in order to be my friend. She loves me and takes me where I'm at. I love that about our friendship.
So anyway, I told her at that time just a little bit of my story of my walk in faith. I've sought faith for the majority of my life. Sought peace. Sought to be the best... whatever I can be, whether it be Episcopal, Christian, New Age spiritualist, Tantric (has surprising little to do with sex... like almost nothing, despite what you've heard)... I've tried a lot. I've found a few things that resonate deep within my soul. It has been a hard journey... less a walk, more a climb. Some other day I will start to tell the story of my climb. Every time I start that post, the words come out wrong. But today, I will tell you what I do believe to be true in my heart of hearts, because I trust you all, and I love you. I feel so blessed to have found a group of people who make me feel safe enough to share.
I believe that each of us is born with a spark of the divine within us. That we are all capable of experiencing the divine, and taking part in in.
I believe that the most important lesson that we as humans can learn is to love.
I believe that people choose to worship in different ways and with slightly different beliefs, but that on the whole, MOST religions seek to encourage, love, peace, and joy.
I believe that I have no right or ability to judge the morals and beliefs of others as "right" or "wrong", unless their actions directly cause bodily or emotional harm to a living being.