Since publishing my post All Religion Is Man-Made, I have been asked by a dear friend who regularly attends a Christian church if I am saying to people that you do not need to belong to an organised religious group, and do not need to visit establishments such as churches. Essentially, I am saying “yes” to that. However, I also realise that we are all individuals on a pathway of enlightenment, and we are all at different stages of our spiritual development; so it is for this reason that I will endevour to give further clarification.
God dwells within our physical bodies, our hearts; therefore our body is a temple (church) that we should respect and look after. If God is constantly within, above, below and around us, why do we need to travel somewhere to embrace what we already have? But having said that, there is no right or wrong in celebrating the Divine principle, or God, in any way that feels right to us as individuals. So, whether you attend a church, a mosque, a temple or synagogue, as long as you are able to connect with your God in that place, as long as you enjoy the experience and as long as you enjoy the fellowship of other worshippers, then continue with this practice because it is right for you; and remember, wherever you are at this very moment in time is exactly where you need to be in accordance with God’s Divine plan.
The person who asked me that question is someone who is a particualarly sweet soul who shines their light wherever they go. I will not mention the person by name because I do not want to embarrass them, but I will say this as I know they will read this post. They need you in your church dear soul, God has put you there because you touch the hearts of those in need. Continue to go to your church until your inner guidance tells you it is time to seek pastures new.
Much Love and Light.
Again, a great post and very clearly stated.
Thanks Vickie I appreciate you taking the time and trouble to leave a comment.
Truly God abodes w/in us & that for reason we hold the divine responsiblity to let his light shine through our examples.
Thank you Jo, great words. They truly reflect what’s in your heart.