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[Day 2] Spirituality

Day 2: Spirituality

Today is day two of Amethyst Mahoney’s 30 day blog challenge. Interested in participating? Go here.

Yesterday I decided to do my own thing and created this video post (my first!) about addiction.

But today I’m going to talk about spirituality. And just so you know, there is a huge part of me right now saying “don’t share too much.”

Not just about my spirituality, but in general. Why? Fear of course. I’m afraid I’ll offend someone or lose business or (insert other excuse here). One thing I miss about being a teenager is how I did not give a flying f bomb who I offended, I wrote whatever I wanted. Carefully planning every word has become constrictive.

So I’m not going to do it anymore.

Religion and spirituality have always been a large part of my life and of my business (on my end), but when it comes to talking about it publicly, I don’t.

For a few reasons.

1. I’ve been called crazy A LOT.

I’ve even got the diagnoses to prove just how insane I am. So if I tell you I do moon rituals you probably won’t take me seriously.

(Assumption)

2. I have mixed emotions about religion. Always have.

I’ve been to many different kinds of churches and at each one I experienced the same thing. The words were different, the terminology was different, but what I felt was exactly the same. Love, being, connection. And yet, so many wars are fought in the name of someone’s religion. And that really pisses me off.

3. I don’t want to fight about it and I don’t want anyone to feel forced to believe what I believe.

I refuse to be that person. You know, the one who says “This is the only way. I’m right. You’re wrong.” I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t try to convert people. I know other people know what’s best for them. That applies to religion as well.

Interestingly, now that I’ve shared these three things, I feel a little less intimidated about sharing my spirituality. Now that I know you know where I stand with it, I feel like I can tell you.

So I will tell you…
  • These past few months, I have never felt more connected to God.
  • Pieces of the bible are deeply meaningful to me. Others pieces I find misogynistic and downright offensive to women.
  • I feel a strong connection to Jesus.
  • I love listening to what other people believe and allowing them to connect to God in the best way for them.
  • I find myself always surrounded by religious and/or spiritual people and it does not bother me whatsoever. In fact, I love it.
  • The universe speaks to me in license plates. “trusthm” (trust him) and “Iblieve” (I believe) are two I just saw yesterday. I feel amazing connection and appreciation every time this happens.
  • I don’t believe God is vengeful. I believe people are.
  • And lastly, I don’t believe God is going to change the world. I believe we are.

So let’s start now.

What are your thoughts/feelings about all this? Please share with me in the comments section below.

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