Today i had the misfortune of learning that religious acceptance is not awake in the world.Of late i have been having a falling out of sorts with many of my "friends"...This because i chose to share my interest in a path that is broader than dogmatic Christianity..They all began to shun me per say...i feel like a heretic in the 16th century lol...Is this common among us and if so how do u all cope?Also should i be looking for new friends since all of mine are apparently turning away from me...one friend even suggested i practice satanism...how unfortunate...i really loved my friends to bad they didn't really loveme
yea i agree i shouldve kept my mouth shut....and as soon as i proposed unorthodox questions the feces hit the fan and all minds closed lol now i find myself hermiticized lol guess it time to find new freinds...man this is getting old...i guess the more we grow the more we out grow our friends...
Mo Javi speaks the truth. Old friends are precious memories. This community really does make the most of "vibes".
First I commend you for the strength to brake the lashings of your religion. I think that a Pastor Melissa Scott said the origin of meaning is to be lashed to you beliefs regardless of every thing else. As for the friends, I would say be their example. It is like many see lose threads in many things but feel pulling on the threads may cause all to unravel. Giving them time to see how much value there is in fallowing your own light for your path. And any that are true friends will encourage you to seek your path. And you do have many friends here, you just haven't met them yet!
I fully understand you. I truly believe in Jesus, big parts of my life where accompanied by the christian-orthodox world. Well the church knows a lot about sin and it's details, temptation and the struggles of the soul and the spirit. I does not change that the church condemns beliefs in Reincarnation or even the POSSIBILITY of this phenomenon without a regular basis like the Hindus and the Buddhists believe... it does not change I followed my church and first of all the first rule: Make your own relationship with God. Well that's exactly what I did! I asked God and HE HIMSELF told me abour reincarnation and made me remember lots of my past lifes. Also in this life now, I believe that Jesus is God. It does not change nor delete my belief in Reincarnation. I understand how you feel. The regressive church teachings do not allow to ask God for wonders. Although the bible is full of God's wonders and presence on earth. Why do I have to explain my orthodox father(who is very believing in God the Almighty) that God KNOWS even how he feels? The church makes idiots of the christian believers so they loose connection to logic and God, who is logic. Of course God knows how you feel, I had to explain to my father. I also experience judgement of my experiences even on esotericforums. So I created my own forum. Maybe this is for you? http://yourownbelief.xobor.com/ but it is not only about your own belief also about twin flame love experience.
I will share some inspiration from the bible itself..Sorry to hear your friends are not up to date in spiritual terms...
11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one [b]jot or one [c]tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
keep on your current path..Gautama buddha said " if the aspirant cannot find master or friend to walk the path with..let him rather walk alone than with fools for company"..Jesus says " forgive them father for they know not what they do".. I just dont hang out with those freinds..Now I only really have 1 or 2 freinds left that i can be myself with..I started off with many many many freinds..over the past 12 years..they have all not agreed or rather if i see someone not on my wave length i just move on..Not point hanging out with people who do stupid activities and discuss silly topics.
Love that's pure won't lead you astray
Won't hold you back, won't mess up your day
Won't pervert you, corrupt you with stupid wishes
It don't make you envious. It won't make you suspicious.
Bob Dylan "Watered Down Love"