Okay, so I admit it: I’ve been immersed in the study and practice of spirituality for decades. I’ve had a lot to overcome, tear-down, and then rebuild – more like a renovation of my Absolute Truths. Why? So that I can have a greater sense of understanding of the workings of the Universe, its Divine nature, and how I participate as an aspect of the Universe.
First of all, I wish on no one the anguish of growing up within a religion that I experienced as void of spirituality. Perhaps my experiences as a child have led me to discover that I would love to ensure that all children possess some form of spiritual competency by the time they reach adulthood. I had none, and I’m pretty sure that, although my parents raised their nine children Roman Catholic, they didn’t model for us an ability to share their truths in a way that allowed us to explore, investigate, and to question reality –which, by the way, are all massive spiritual competencies. We weren’t allowed to question the tenets of the Catholic Religion; it was a sin to do so, which meant I’d probably go to hell. Case closed. Discussion over.