What Is Spiritual Freedom?
Spiritual freedom is seeking God on your own terms.
For those who have spent time in high-control religious groups, it is realization that you can still have a rewarding inner walk with God beyond the restrictive, lifeless repression you experienced in the group.
Growing numbers of people are realizing that what has been passed down to us as “this is the way it is” is nothing more than bondage: the inability to question dogma and expectations to follow self-righteous rules and regulations.
Religion helps many get started down the path of spiritual discovery, but it is not enough. We were not created to be (or, at least, act like) sheep. We were created to seek God, seek the Truth, and seek Meaning and Answers as individuals.
Spiritual Freedom is . . .
- A release from the bonds of restrictive religious groups
- The ability to think for yourself without guilt
- The power to move beyond religious or spiritual dogma
- The pursuit of spiritual growth and knowledge in the absence of fear and unhealthy restraint, ties, and obligations
- The power to exercise our God-given right to personal liberty in our spiritual journey to find our purpose and fulfill our destiny in this life
Who Is Looking for Spiritual Freedom?
Anyone who has become disenchanted with religion because of their experience with any high-control situation:
- Abused by priests or nuns or monks
- Left a religious cult
- Shunned for getting divorced
- Shunned for asking difficult questions that are seen as heresy
- Left a church that was unhelpful during an extremely emotional situation
You don’t have to give up God because you gave up on a religion that gave up on you!
As the saying goes, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.David Steindl-Rast
Do you . . .
- Still have a desire to know God?
- Sense God exists, even though the perception of God you were given is lacking?
- Think the God that was passed down to you seems petty, vengeful, and basically no better than humans?
- Worry that God is going to strike you down because you left a religious organization that warned you about leaving the flock?
- Worry that God is going to reject you because you’re such a bad person?
Looking for God is why we’re here!
Looking for God beyond the strict confines of traditional religions is not a sin!
It is our personal responsibility to learn and grow.
It is our personal responsibility to experience life.