Happy New Year Everyone! 1/01/2014
I wanted to start this year out with some explanations to a question about Spirituality and Religion. I hope this explains a lot about who I am and what this new year is bringing.
Religion is an institution established by man for various reasons. Exert control, instill morality, stroke egos, or whatever it does. Organized, structured religions all but remove God from the equation. You confess your sins to a clergy member, go to elaborate churches to worship, told what to pray, how to pray and when to pray it. All those factors can remove you from God.
Spirituality is born in a person and develops in the person. It may be kick started by a religion, or it may be kick started by a revelation. Spirituality extends to all facets of a person’s life. Spirituality is chosen while religion is often times forced. Being spiritual is more important and has benifted my spiritual path in a new light towards the Holy Spirit. So for me, being spiritual is better than being religious.
True spirituality is something that is found deep within oneself. It is your way of loving, accepting and relating to the world and people around you. It cannot be found in a church or by believing in a certain way.
However I have found that by separating the two, one can still enjoy going to church knowing your own spirituality is what defines who you are.
Blessings, Love, Light and Peace