This is the final installment in a five-part series this week about the topics that motivate my clients to see me, the topics that weigh heaviest on their hearts and prevent them from living life to its fullest. It is my hope that just one nugget of my truth resonates with your soul and brings you comfort...
Truth #1: Religion does not equal spirituality. Religion is a "particular system of faith and worship." Just because one partakes in this particular system does not mean they are spiritual. Spirituality is the "the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul." We all know plenty of people that are religious but lack spirituality. By the same token, it is quite possible to be spiritual without participating in religion. Honor those who are concerned with the human spirit or soul, even though they may not participate in a religion. They are moving humanity forward!
Truth #2: Don't necessarily abandon religion. If your religious practice grows your spirituality, then by all means, participate! Take what you love about religion and leave behind what you don't love. In either case, don't carry guilt about what society has deemed "right or wrong" regarding religious practices. It only matters what is in your heart. Remember, that is your soul's GPS system and guilt dulls the communication line.
Truth #3: Religious doctrine that promotes fear (like the threat of "hell") was designed to keep society in line. There is no room left in our world for fear. We have enough fear circulating in the media, politics, medicine and government that continuing to promote fear in religion is simply archaic and unnecessary. Find the joy in your spirituality! That's where we are headed in this new age of enlightenment.
Just like this transparent butterfly, see religion's transparency and use it to your advantage. Grow your spirituality! It is my hope that these truths lighten the burden you feel so that you can allow your light to shine upon those who need it most here on Earth.
Please contact me if you need help connecting with your spirituality, it's my passion and expertise: 610-419-4979.
Live in Love,
Carrie, with a lot of Spiritual guidance!