Even as a small child I questioned spirituality and the various beliefs of people.
Sadly, my questions were met with disdain and disapproval.
Eventually you just stop asking out loud. The questions kept rattling around in my brain, but I learned quickly to just not ask at all.
I failed to understand why no one, who was with me inside the bubble that I grew up in, ever considered for one moment that there may be more to the truth than what we were told? As hard as I tried to connect with that information, I just couldn’t. It led me to believe that there was something wrong with me.
Yes, saying “there must be more” is indeed a simplistic statement, and of course there is much more to it. I also mean no disrespect to anyone’s belief system or religion. I am simply sharing my thoughts as they were then, and as they are now. It is really about whatever truth we connect to and gives us peace. And even those who seem to have found that ‘peace’ still question from time to time.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other – Mother Teresa
I have concluded that the peace we seek and the answers we seek are not to be found through others, but within ourselves. Such ‘knowing’ or insight is given to us as a gift. I also find that the biggest problems in religion, spirituality, faith and belief systems always arise from the struggle of not connecting to the common answer that everyone else seems to relate to.
I have attended many gatherings that touched on the two taboo subjects in modern society: Politics and Religion. As is always the case, many had their views and argued them vehemently when questioned or opposed. Meanwhile others would stand back, listen and not participate (there is much wisdom in that at times).
The fact of the matter is…can anyone really be swayed in their opinion? I’m not so sure about that, especially if they are satisfied with the answers they already have, and more importantly, if they no longer have any questions.
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men – Voltarine de Cleyre
Shamefully, we still have to arrive at the place of mutual respect for each others belief systems. This brings to mind events like the Bartholomew’s Day Massacre or the Rwanda Genocide, where 80,000 Tutsi and Hutu were mostly hacked to death in the name of religion. How many wars have been fought and lives lost all in the name of “we’re right and you’re wrong”? These wars had no other purpose than killing others who do not follow the same doctrine.
We can start our own journeys by finding our personal peace and the unique truth within ourselves. If each and every one of us did just that, the death toll stops.
Perhaps I look through my rose colored glasses too much. But do I want world peace and religious freedom? Absolutely, I do everytime I look at my daughters and my grandson.
| PsychicAccess.com.Isthemus is an experienced psychic advisor with her own Metaphysical Company based out of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. A natural born empath, clairsentient, clairvoyant, intuitive Counsellor and psychic advisor. Patty still does Paranormal Investigations as well as teaching workshops on how to interpret signs. You can talk to Isthemus at |
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