I am totally in this boat!
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I was raised catholic and was never raised with guilt. My mom was very positive to us finding what worked for us. However, the religion its self is a religion by guilt and that is something my mom, dad or anyone can hide even if there are saying “you are free to find what works for you”
I read the book “Conversations with God: Book 1” it really opened my eyes to how ‘organized religion’ really is religion by guilt. I know that my God loves me for who I am and not only if I follow ‘rules’. I truly feel that most religions have a ‘you are going to hell if you don’t, xyz’ attitude and that’s just not for me. That book really resonated with me! I finally felt like things I felt before were not totally crazy. I kept saying that’s so true, I thought that before and its ok. I no longer felt like I had the weights of religion tying me down. It was such a freeing experience!
For me I have yet to find a religion that works for me, so for now I am on my own. I believe that all souls (people) are equal and some are younger then others. That what God really wants from us is to find our path. The older souls are closer to that path and the younger souls are more far from their path. I believe in reincarnation. I have no clue what I am trying to say, but I totally agree, I believe in God, but have yet to find a religion that fits.