a reply to: Stormdancer777
This is very much me. I have no need to believe in beards and bellies, but I DO believe in a higher source. Something bigger than we are. Not a
I don't need religion to make me be a happy and good person. My goal is, as the article says, to live a happy and healthy life, while enriching the
lives of those around me. To live is human, to feel is divine. Not just doing what you're supposed to because you were threatened with hell and
damnation... but to do what is right by feeling. By knowing at your very core (your soul if you will) that you are adding to the universe and it's
positive energy. By raising the vibrations around you.
I believe we are all made up of energy and vibrations. In fact, you could go as far as saying that reincarnation HAS to exist in some form. I say
this, because energy doesn't die. It doesn't stop and it doesn't end.
It is a scientific fact we are made up of energy and vibrations. Yes, energy can slow and transform... but it doesn't disappear. Our memories are
vibrations and energy. Think about that on a much deeper level.
So, when we die. What happens? One idea is - our energy is released from the cells that bind it. Proof in decay, etc. And it is absorbed into the
Earth, into bugs, into the air. Whatever... it is transferred, if not transformed. Taking the most basic viewpoint (in the cases of "proven"
reincarnation) - a fighter pilot from WWII crashes and perishes. The grass around him grows, absorbing his energy. An animal eats that grass,
absorbing his energy. A human eats that animal (or it's many years predecessor as energy would just continue transferring), absorbing his energy.
It is passed through his sperm or her egg and a child is born who is sensitive to energy and vibrations, and those "memories" are passed on.
It's a lot like the idea we are drinking the same water the dinosaurs drank.
Anyway, that is a little beyond the basic subject at hand.
The article is a very good idea of the direction a vast majority of the people I know have begun to feel.
Funny thing, I'm from Utah, and yes - I was born LDS (Mormon). But fell away from religion when I was 12 years old. One question put me on the path
to question everything and find my own belief. And boy was it a ride. I asked my bishop "If God is Jesus's father, who is God's father? And His
father? And His father? What about their mothers?" And my bishop, who OBVIOUSLY couldn't answer that question, said "Some things we just aren't
supposed to know." A simple, honest answer. And it completely destroyed my 12 year old little brain's belief in religion. I started to think and
question everything I was being told. I became very rebellious and difficult (at least according to my parents.... they really just couldn't handle
a child thinking for herself). It was a brutal process to say the least. And one that was finally completed when I went through Massage Therapy
School when I was 24. Now, I deal mainly with sports and injuries - I'm not much of a Shiatsu or Energy Therapist... and for a reason. I feel too
intensely. I have to work hard at blocking other people's energies, emotions, and vibrations. Anytime I do energy work.... I have to cleanse my
room, my body... everything. Or I hold onto it all, and eventually become as sick and in as much pain as the individual I helped. Doing more Western
Therapies is much easier to block those things.
I truly think people who are "Spiritual Atheists" as the article puts, are very much a like in that we are very Empathetic. We feel.
But the point of that comment - saying I'm from Utah - less than 50% of Salt Lake City's population is Mormon. The majority think very much like I
do. Free Thinkers, Hippies, Atheists, Yoga Junkies, Tree Huggers - whatever.... the basic belief is there is something bigger than we are. As long
as we do right by others and ourselves - we have achieved what we need to in this life and set a very good building block for the next.