It’s been a while since I’ve written, because changes have been happening in my life. I woke up this morning with this blog entry writing itself in my head. I finally understood. I’ve struggled for years to define why I follow the belief system that I do, because it is so different from my family of origins beliefs.
It comes down to the degree of separation between myself and all other living things. Basically, I chose to be part of the flow of life. I don’t see myself separate from the land, wildlife, birds, other people or world happenings. We are all one circle. We are all related.
I think it does matter what we call our Creator. I think it affects our relationship with him/her, each other and with all living things. Our relationship with all things is affected by how we see the world. My view of the Creator is one that goes by a thousand names. He is a loving and caring entity, which values my existence.
I think that most beliefs or religions are based on the fact we are made in our Creator’s image, and he/she is in control of everything. Some have books to follow, and other belief systems follow the “heart.” Some are based on rules, and others on love and compassion.
I admire those who can bring love and compassion into religions based on books and rules, such as Mother Theresa or Gandhi. I believe the civilizations of the North, Central and South American continents have/had the most balanced approach to their beliefs. Their “religion” permeated every aspect of their lives, yet they didn’t live in a constant state of fear, like many who follow other beliefs.
I think this quote sums it up well. . .
“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree,
the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”
Love & Light to All. . .Karen