I am searching for God without Religion.
Once upon a time we were all innocent, pure and loving little beings. We came into this world with primal intelligence full of love, trust and faith. We gave of our love freely, we put our trust in the ones closest to us and we had faith that all our needs would be met. We then journeyed through life and became shaped by the people, places and ideas that surrounded us.
Religion is part of what we were taught. As children we were guided to have faith in the collective belief system of those closest to us. This was done with loving intentions.
As we reach adulthood we have the ability to consciously decide what beliefs and ideas work for us and which are better left in the past.
There may come a time in your life that you decide organised religion is no longer for you, as I did, but that does not mean you have to give up on God. In the wise words of John Lennon- “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
Whatever you call the source and intelligence of all life is entirely personal. Words have no meaning other than that to which we give them. Sometimes words can mean one thing to one person and something entirely different to another. What matters is that you acknowledge there is a force that powers your existence and that you are a small part of something truly magnificent. We are all united by life and when you truly love life, you naturally gravitate towards peace, harmony and acceptance.
I do believe in God despite the fact I do not subscribe to one religion in particular. Which leads me to the title of my blog ‘My God Wears Gucci’. The purpose of the title is to break away from stereotypes and also breakthrough the idea that material objects can somehow stand in the way of being a spiritual person.
The way I am choosing to worship God, or if you prefer the source and intelligence of life, is to live my life authentically; To enjoy each moment mindfully, give love to myself and everyone around me near or far, to pursue my passions in the face of fear and be brave enough to believe, hope and have faith in the greater good, despite all reason to believe the opposite.
Spirituality exists outside of religion and we are all capable of experiencing sacred moments in the most unconventional places. It is entirely reliant upon the awareness we bring to the moment and the intention we set. Giving up on all semblance of spirituality because you do not find one particular doctrine that suits you is not the way. Create a spiritual path that enriches your life and respect others have the right to choose another path entirely.
I believe when we connect to the source and intelligence of all life, we turn reality into something truly magical. We see beyond the trivial details of our everyday experience and recognise the incredible nature of life. We go beyond thought to the place of silent stillness where there is nothing and everything all at once.
Next time you look up to the sky think about this and see if you experience it differently. Set the intention of having a sacred moment. See beyond the labels and expectations you have and truly look at it with the fresh eyes of the pure, innocent and loving being you once were.
Love and magic