Everyone these days seems to get touchy when it comes to religion, myself included to some degree. I’m not a fan of organized religion, thus scratching out a lot of big names out there. What I am a fan of is spirituality. That being said, I also don’t like pinning labels onto myself. I wouldn’t call myself one thing exactly. I like a lot of aspects from various belief systems, though if I had to name myself, I would probably be an agnostic Zen Buddhist who prefers solitary practice and likes a lot of things about Wicca, but mostly thinks a lot of its practitioners are loopy. And this is why I don’t label myself!
So what do I believe in? I believe that whatever divine/spiritual/holy/whatever force is out there is in all of us. We are all one and one is all. We have the power to make things happen. There aren’t rules that we need to live by in order to be happy, but more like guidelines. We make mistakes in life and from that we learn. We should never be punished for them. Though if there is one thing to take away from life, it’s to be mindful. So many people are anything but that and it would make such a difference if we were all a little more mindful.
I heavily believe in karma, too. Everything comes around to bite you in the ass eventually, or perhaps reward you. How good or bad we are in this life will reflect the things to come in our next life until we reach enlightenment and can be free from our physical bodies. So far, I’m probably no where near close to getting to this point, but I like to think I’m on the right track!
I believe spirits are always with us. Call them ghosts, totem animals, guardians, angels, whatever… I call them spirits. If we become intuitive enough, sometimes we can see them, hear them, or perhaps even talk to them.
Throughout the years, I’ve always been interested in astrology and each culture’s version of putting people into groups. No matter what it is, I’ve always been a fire, except in ayurveda where I’m considered to be air. I have a strong connection to both and I find my personality tends to relate to how both of them act and react.