The Consciousness Has Shifted...The Awakening Has Begun
Honestly, I'm not really sure what I think about religion. On one hand, I've seen it to be a frame of mind that has caused people to really live up to high moral values and follow their idea of God/Pure love. It's given meaning to peoples lives, and some people believe in a universal love (God) that created everything and is in all things. I've seen people do amazing acts of love and charity and continue to raise their vibrations through prayer and self reflection with religion. But everyone has a different mindset. Everyone has their own unique perception of how religion influences them and what it means to them.
Some people really externalize their power. Some feel that God is "out there somewhere" and they are inherantly unworthy sinners who can only be saved by partaking in religious practices.
There are so many interesting elements and mindsets that people can have with religion. It's so hard to have an opinion on it. I honestly feel like im just gathering information of what I see without really coming to any conclusion yet. It's still too early for me D:
Long, long ago religion was used as intended- a positive and good thing, but religious leaders quickly saw a way to manipulate and control the masses with fear and intimidation. And it continues that way through today. Millions of people are killed in the name of God--- very, very sad
In the past religion was really, eer one track minded? so to speak, but now it seems many people can follow a religion but have it constructed to fit their own spirituality. Such as christian wicca, christian witches, spiritual satanist, etc. People can find spirituality in religion a lot...I guess easier then they could before, since in the past religion did nothing but damn and twist things. Now it's more free flowing or atleast trying to be, hell I'd go as far to consider new age to be almost a religion, or atleast for some of the elitist (tend to get my head bit off with that statement but it has to be said) The movement isnt like it's "intended" focus, it's expanded, and has been adjusted to fit individual spirituality and faith. The first sign of an elitist atleast in the movement revolves around starseeds who think being a starseed means you have to conform to a certain way of thinking to become enlightened or whatever fluffy ideas that's been revolving around the existence of the starseed phenomenon.
But to put it short, in the past religion was closed and detrimental, in the present it's starting to be more diverse and branching out to different things, the movement included and people find spirituality in their religion that construct though doesnt make them close minded, simply means they constructed their own path/religion from an existing one whether they continue to alter it as they grow is up to them.
Personally I do not follow a religion neither a current one or one of my own construction, though I do have a set beliefs that tend to change as I learn more or experience more.
I disagree, they both can create one from the other and vice versa, but to each their own in that case.
The way I see spirits are just beings physically unable to manifest here, but are physical in their own plane of existence, just as valid as starseeds, but then again starseeds could also be just a figment of humanity's imagination, so never know. While the movement is a 'legitimate' thing I do indeed strongly believe some "starseeds" and the elitist of them warped it into how religion was in the past, dogmatic and restricting. Although, at the the same time I do see those outside of this (and a few inside) finding spirituality in religion, in a more free flow way. Most have a large amount of bias towards religion which is understandable, but at the same time it opens up quite a few doors for flaws in such judgements, that's just my minor opinion. spirituality can be found in religion, and religion can be found in spirituality, atleast if one takes a more free flow approach. Here you will see a few starseeds who damn Christianity but speak very similar to extremist of it, but in terms of their pseudo-feeling of enlightenment and the need to either force those who do not follow their ideals or see themselves above them, but then you will see some who are not following religion, but do not damn it or act above or forceful. It's kind of ironic if you ask me, but also proof for me that things aren't as black and white as people make them out to be.
I think that's a neat thing to do, makes more sense and possible simmers a lot of un-needed conflicts, atleast I believe it could.
I would rather many look into blind confirmations personally, from my observations the most falsified "spiritual" contacts are ones of claims of attacks or a being that is for some unknown reason wasting their time with a stranger. There tends to be a lot of inconsistencies in those. Personally I focus on my clairs for projection/oobe purposes, but I always question my experiences with such.
i think religions is made to inprisson human minds and controll their behaviors
Religion is nothing more then a belief system created to control the people through fear and lies.
I agree, minus the use of "evil" but other then that I'd say spot on :p nothing is ever perfect, even spirituality.