I was in a pharmacy last year when I realized it. The woman helping me there, was very kind. Some people are like that – they have a gentleness about them. I realized at that moment that I could not accept the idea that this woman will burn in eternal hellfire, unless she believes a certain way, or unless she prays a certain way. I had lived with that type of thinking for a long time, and now I did not believe it, and I wanted nothing to do with it. I had changed in a major way. Harsh, judgemental thinking, was not for me, and it really had nothing to do with the faith that I had, living in me. I didn’t happen overnight, but it seemed that way.
Then I started blogging. I was stunned. The beauty of what you create opened up the world to me. Or another way of saying it is, I opened up, and took in the incredible beauty of our world. Wow! Thank you for what you create! I saw something in you that I knew was from the Creator. I call it the divine spark. So I began seeing light, and love, from people that held different beliefs, or in some cases no belief! So I changed more, and saw that even though I have a certain faith (and I still do), all people are to be loved and respected. I guess I knew this before in an intellectual way, but it has become even more clear now.
I am a seeker, I will always be a seeker. That’s why I love nature, and why I study other cultures. That’s why First Nations culture and spirituality strikes such a cord in me. If I ask questions about your religion, my questions are honest and sincere. I see wonderful truths in different places and beliefs.
Thank you for being with me, on my journey.
Note: I had not planned to write this, it just came to me. I will be posting a number of posts today, which is something I have not done before. I will make each one different. Here it goes!
Blessings to everyone and PEACE!
“If you love nature, you will love people.”
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