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If I am asea about religion and spirtiuality, should I stop chasing it and let it find me?

I was steered toward Christianity by my grandma, later I studied Wicca and Paganism, but I never felt connected to either like I thought I should be. I read the first half of the first Rig-Veda, I’ve read a little about ceremonial magick, and stuff like that, but the story’s the same. Nothing has really clicked to make me say, “This is me.” If there is a creator and s/he/it made a religion for me, it’ll come my way, right? If no creator exists, I don’t need to search painstakingly, right? What do you guys think? All opinions are welcome, but please be polite.
Thanks for trying, but I was asking for opinions and insight, not recitation from a 2000 year old book.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Isa 55:6 ¶ Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
    Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
    TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!

  2. You’ll never know, one day you’ll walk down the street and *wham* it’ll get ya…or not.
    Try Chaos, and make up something that feels right!
    Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia!

  3. I spent years doing what you have.. then I decided to just “be” and you know what…. I found me. I don’t have any beliefs that are 100% inline with any one religion. I did however find spirit guides, psychic powers, and an immense amount of love for others and best of all for me. Don’t let anyone tell you what you SHOULD do not even me….but one thing you could try (only if the idea works for you) is every night, if you believe in a “higher power” (even your own) you could ask to be guided towards things that benefit your spiritual growth and try not to ignore that inner voice and subtle signs you may disregard as “coincidence”
    Good Luck 🙂

  4. First I would like to say that it is a sad day when a Women feels compelled to ask people to be polite.
    Next, Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven.
    Now, God will call, give it time, just do not get lost in the meantime.

  5. I think your grandma was on the right track. I think you also need to take the word “religion” out of your vocabulary. Focus on a relationship with Jesus Christ. What does that mean? Start by talking to God and asking Him to reveal himself if He is true. Read the bible (yes, that 2000 year old book) so that you can understand who God is. Seek him with an open mind and you will find him.
    I do think that you will say “this is me” once you develop a relationship with the Lord. I’ve had many friends search and search and felt that way when they accepted Christ. If you do decide to go down this path, find a good church to get involved in. With a good church comes good people and lifelong friends. You might try a nondenominational one. I also do think that you need to seek Him out yourself. Jesus says whoever seeks Him will find Him if they seek Him with all of their heart. This is His promise to you.

  6. Here is something to think about: Perhaps you can be spiritual with out a religion?….it seems a lot of folks are religious with out being very spiritual. Perhaps religion it just a well traveled path to the reality of what we call spirit, it may not be the only path… if you focus on spirit and you feel a wholeness of being, all the other details may be unimportant.
    I think you may enjoy the book “Awakening Spirits” by Tom Brown Jr.
    Be Well
    Oh! I also meant to say that the beliefnet web site has a fun survey called Belief-o-matic that you can use to see if the way you see religion is in line with a religious path. It may not have the answer but it is fun to try it and see.
    Most importantly be yourself.
    oh p/s…you may want to check out the Theosophical Society, they have great libraries full of books on spiritual stuff.

  7. Dont sweat it religeon is in your heart. You must be a descent person or you wouldnt ask this question. Treat people well and your gonna be ok. Noone really knows truly what the creator /creators call themselves people just made up names cause its hard to identify with the intangeable I have a belief system but I wont tell you what it is cause it is irrelevent Im only mentioning it so you know I believe in something Go some place quiet and meditate on your question and hopefully your truth will become clear Hope Ive been helpfull

  8. Every man and woman is a Star, hun…that means YOU pick the path and others revolve around you, not the other way around.

  9. My advice to you is to keep studying in every way that you can. Because you will feel empty inside until you find the answers that you are looking for. I am still searching for the right path and the more I learn the more I find that I must know even more to satisfy my hunger for knowledge. I am on a life long quest to find my own true personal religion. I hope you find your way.

  10. Follow your heart.No one can tell you how too feel about this when the right path finds you then you will find it

  11. I truely believe that it will find you, and when that happens you will know in your heart. I have for a long time not had an outlet for my spirituality, I tried Christianity, dabbled in Buddism and it just didnt feel right for me!!! Way to much dogma. But on finding Wicca and Paganism it was for me like a coming home!!! I felt straight away this is for me and I feel so much happier in myself it is amazing.
    I am only a beginner, but everyday I feel more and more that this is the right path for me. With you having studied Wicca and Paganism, and not feeling connected, you maybe are not in the right place spiritually for dedicating yourself for it yet. I would recommend, keep reading different books and using different forums. There are so many different types, maybe you haven’t found the right one for you. Give yourself a break, and Im sure that when you are ready you will feel ‘connected’ to one path or another.
    celtic_maidx

  12. I think that you have the right to live and learn and understand things on your own.
    Not everyone is satisfied with prefab schemes of thinking and believing.
    Questioning begets understanding.

  13. If you have been searching then there is something that you are looking for. That is God way of telling you that something is missing. Keep Searching. I went through it and found God and have never looked back.

  14. For what it’s worth, I believe that if there IS a right one for you, it will present itself. You shouldn’t have to search for it.

  15. I think you are on the right track, but I would;t say a religion will come your way. If you are seeking the “truth” I am certain you will put yourself in a position to have “it” find you. I am happy you have read for yourself other choices and paths. The most important thing is that you are searching.,inside. stop the external looking and you will see.

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