• Rebecca Mott

The Day that I Gave Up "Religion"


The word religion comes from the Latin and while there are a few different translations, the most prevalent roots take you back to the Latin word “Re-Ligare”. “Ligare” means “to bind” or to “connect”. Adding the “re” before “ligare” causes the word to mean “Re-Bind” or “Re-Connect.”

Greg Trimble, The Definition of "Religion"

www.gregtrimble.com

"Religion" is a controversial topic. Everyone has an opinion on it. Religion has been misunderstood, maligned, and celebrated. Traditional institutions of faith are being challenged with new ways of thinking and believing. And the battle of differing views and opinions is played out in the world through wars and politics.

One day, I decided to walk away from it all.

I don't want to mislead you. I am NOT an atheist or an agnostic. What I am is tired of people yelling at each other about who is right and who is wrong. The day that I gave up religion, I was REALLY fed up with it.

re·li·gion

/rəˈlijən/

noun

the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

All of the talk about rules, lists of do's and dont's, and pointing at "them" had worn me down. And my study around the history of some major religious institutions wasn't helping at all.

I don't want to mislead you. I LOVE God. I wholeheartedly believe that "You are Uniquely created by God. There is NO ONE else like you."

But world religions leads us away from the very thing that we should be striving to get - reconnection to a power much higher than "self." Some of my posts talk to you directly about your spiritual health. We are NOT just physical beings. We are spirit.

And this truth - that we are spirit - is the beginning of understanding ourselves and the world around us.


Having a set of beliefs is a totally different story. We all "believe" something. I just want to know this: can we choose to believe BETTER for greater?

Petty arguments about rules take us AWAY from what we should truly seek - an elevated mind and spirit. Elevating our minds and spirits to connect with something above ourselves unlocks the power to a world that others cannot see.

Today I want to challenge YOU to give up "religion." No, I don't mean that you should give up on God.

Give up on "right versus wrong." Give up on knowing it all. Give up on understanding it all. Give up on social constructs. Give up on living by what you see with your physical eyes.

Open your mind to receive something greater than "religion."

Receive SPIRIT and TRUTH.


#relationships #truth #spirit

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