1.) What is your belief, religion, spiritual view etc...? What do you believe in?
I dont believe in a specific god or a goddess. I believe in the universe and I believe in energy. I believe in my intuition. I believe in my divine self and discovering the divine in me. I believe that our minds are more powerful then we know and that you can manifest anything you want in your life when focusing on positivity, love, and what your goal is. I believe in finding a balance in all things!
2.) How did you come to find your beliefs? Did you have an epiphany? Was it something you grew up with? Was it a conclusion you came to over time?
I think that it has always been apart of me, I feel like my beliefs are so deep into my core that it has effected me throughout my life. I felt like I always had this inner battle going on between my beliefs and someone elses. I had gotten so used to living through someone elses beliefs that it was slowly pushing my beliefs further and further away. It wasn't until I put a stop to it all, let go of my ego, and opened my mind that it happened naturally. My beliefs sort of slipped back into place and I felt at home :)
3.) What do you LOVE about it and what does it mean to you?
I love that its mine. I love that it isn't something you can put a title, label or a name on and that it is customized to fit me and my unique self. I love that it is focused on love and positivity, I love that it pushes me to be better every day, I love that its forever changing with me, and that its a huge part of who I am, where I have been, and where I am going.
4.) What makes your beliefs unique?
So often religion is focused on worshiping the divine and being more like the divine. My belief is that I am divine and my journey on this earth is learning more about me and becoming my best self. I will use these beliefs to help my children find their own unique beliefs.
5.) Are you apart of a community/group? Who do you look to when you need advice or guidance?
I am not a part of any group or community. I identify best with spirit walkers, light workers and pagans. I enjoy talking and sharing experiences with people of these religions/beliefs because they respect my beliefs.
6.) Are you open about your beliefs? Why or why not?
Absolutely! Its a huge part of who I am. I don't push my beliefs onto anyone because part of what I believe is everyone deep down has their own unique beliefs and part of the fun in life is discovering it. I love to hear about others beliefs just as much as I like to share my own.
7.) Are there any misconceptions about your beliefs/religion?
People tend to judge what they don't understand. I imagine that using a stone to clear a chakra would be pretty fucking weird to anyone who has never done it.
8.) What tools or references do you use to practice your beliefs?
Yoga, meditation, stones, tarot cards, music, chakras, essential oils, incense, self help books ;) Gotta love those!
9.) What are your thoughts on life after death?
It doesn't matter. I live in the here and now and I am focused on living life to its fullest with no regrets. I will experience that journey when its my time to experience it.
10.) What books/websites would you recommended for anyone interested in learning more about your beliefs/religion?
I think meditation is the best thing anyone can do when looking for any kind of answer. When you relax your mind and open your heart to what it is that you are needing I believe it will come to you. The mind is powerful! If meditation is weird at first and praying is more comfortable, do that. Putting it out there, thinking, focusing, and saying it out loud are huge parts of manifesting things into your life. Just do whatever works for you!
You are going to be your best resource! I don't think that attending a church or reading a book is necessary to discovering your beliefs. I believe its in you somewhere and has nothing to do with religion. How YOU decide to bring it about is up to you!
http://www.beliefnet.com/ is an awesome website that gives general facts and info on different religions. They even have a quiz too which was really interesting and fun! Google will continue to be one of the best tools out there and when I was on my hunt for info I found different meet up groups and stores out there that had answers to what I was looking for. Remain open to other possibilities. I have always been agnostic up until now and Josh is atheist. Like I said earlier when I started this shin dig I wasnt expecting to discover my spiritual self, it happened naturally by being open to whatever and because of that I have found a huge part of who I am and I am so grateful for that! If I would have gone into this close minded I don't think I would be where I am now writing this :)