Religious or Spiritual: What Do You Believe?
By Rev. Sandra Schubert, excerpt from Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own
These days, the terms spirit, spirituality, and religion are open for interpretation. Many of us grew up in a religion. At the time, we didn’t think of being spiritual as something different. Now many do. People are fond of saying, "I am not religious. I am spiritual." Do you consider these two separate things?
I like Spirit explained as the "breath of life." It has an animating quality to it. The creative force has a spiritual quality. Divine inspiration comes to you just when you need it the most.
- Do you believe God breathed into you?
- How do you think you came into existence?
Even if you no longer follow your religion of origin, it left you with some ideas about the world.
Journaling and scrapbooking about Spirit can serve as an inspiring exercise.
My Lenten Project
I took on a Lenten project for myself. The goal was to each day read the scripture for the Lenten season and interpret the readings visually. I would pick a line or paragraph that struck me and the images followed. I did not aim for perfection, allowed for mistakes and was willing to let my creative spirit be the guide. The end result is a collection that was meditative and can be used again and again. I share two pages of this project with you here:
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Religious or spiritual? What do you believe?