I grew up in a very religious home. My parents found religion when they were young adults and it saved their lives, gave them direction and purpose and fulfillment that they had been looking for their whole lives.
When I was a teenager, I started to wonder if what I was always taught that our particular church was the only all the way true church. That didn't seem likely or true or even rational. My parents were very upset that I would wonder that and my spiritual awakening was pretty much cut short there.
I'm in my 40s now and the awakening that I couldn't finish as a teenager started again for me last year. I left my church for some time away at the beginning of this summer. It has been a very spiritual and learning experience to break away from my church. I don't want to go back. I can't go back to my old way of thinking. If I do go back, it will be to support my husband who is still very active and my time away is very stressful for him, but I can't go back to my old way of thinking because I can't unseen and unknown what I've learned.
One thing I am really beginning to wonder is about the nature of religion. Before, I very much believed what I was taught that the church I was in was the truth. I always believed that all religions had truth and goodness and merit, but that mine was the ultimate truth. That wasn't true. I was really blind to the fact that people are all different and each person has an individual spiritual path that is best for them.
I'm wondering, and please forgive me if I am being offensive here, I am still stripping away some of my unhealthy programming and related black and white religious thinking. Do you think religion belongs in higher vibrational levels? For me personally, I had to leave my faith to grow vibrationally. At the same time, I know my church is very good for some people and has many truths and good things. For some people, being religious is what raises their vibration. Is it true that some of us can just move past it vibrationally, because I kind of feel like I grew out of my religion. I did not know that was a thing, and I'm so new at thinking of this differently. I wonder what you all feel about religion and higher vibrational levels and being an empath.
updated by @sarah: 06/05/17 01:14:26AM