Some people wonder if i am a buddhist because i have buddha images at my home, i pray with mala beads and sing buddhist mantras, etc..
I am a believer and have faith in God in my own way. I include in my spiritual practice teachings that touch my heart and feels true to my being and way of living, such as buddhist, hindu, sikh and christian. I respect the teachings with all my heart but i can’t say i belong to this or that religion. My heart says i belong to everything that spreads love, light, respect and compassion.
Growing up in a chatolic family, sometimes when we were kids we had to follow to church. I didn’t felt like i was 100% home there. I liked to be inside churches actually but only when it was quite. I found out later in life how much i enjoyed to listen or sing buddhist, hindu mantras, etc.. Even though this was not a reality where i grew up, today i nurture my soul with the sacred teachings and chantings that i relate to and i choose my temple to be Nature instead.
Last time i have been to a church was with my family in Portugal, for my mothers 1 year departure memory. It came to my awareness one person saying that the faith belongs to the church and others agreed..no wonder there is so many conflicts in the world when it comes to this subject..
Faith belongs to everyone, regardless of religious choices..
I think it does not really matter what religion we have, what race, skin color, background or social status.. because our true Self, the SOUL is not attached to an identity, does not have any label or category that limits and divides us. The soul is free, infinite and goes beyond descriptions of this world. It just is and anyone will ever be able to describe it 100%.
Who am i then, you may wonder again?.. I am Marlyn, not more or less than anyone else.. ONE, Light that comes from my soul and for me this is good enough 😉
Namaste 🙏, thank you for reading and if u like, feel free to share your experiences/perspective on this subject 💜
Love and Light,