In this world, we all have our own beliefs. Whether you follow a form of Christianity or something else entirely, you probably feel like your religious beliefs are the ‘right ones,’ don’t you?
Well, to be honest, there is no ‘right religion’ or ‘right God’ that can be followed. However, there are religions and Gods that can be right for us as people. For instance, if the God you serve makes you feel as though you’re living a full life and caring for the people in your life properly, who’s to say that you should be following some other kind of God?
When you break it down we could all just be following different versions of the same God. Everything in this world is God if you really think about it. The Source, the Divine, God, whatever you want to call the higher form of being that places us where we are is all there actually is, right? Well, in that case, does it really make a difference what you call it/him/her?
The path you move through in this world is one that was created/designed for you. The version of God you follow is in your life for a reason and serves a purpose in your life. God exists for everyone on some level and the way we embrace that in our lives helps us along our paths. There is nothing wrong with believing something that other people do not believe and there is nothing wrong with being true to yourself in regards.
Other people do not have to follow or serve the same version of God that you do and coming to terms with that is important. They will follow the version of God that is right for them and take things in the way this universe has laid out for them on their journey. They are just trying to follow their paths as you are here in your current time and place.
“When you find your path, you must ignore fear. You need to have the courage to risk mistakes. But once you are on that road… run, run, run, and don’t stop till you’ve reached its end.”
― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love
Our perception is something we own and have to come to terms with. You cannot force your version of God on someone who has their own beliefs or lack-there-of and honestly, you shouldn’t be trying to in the first place. Trying to make other people experience the same version of God that you are is disrespectful and should not happen.
Whether you are someone who sees God as Mother Nature herself or someone who follows the teachings of the Buddha, you have the right to that. If it is helping you better yourself and create the life you deserve to live, go for it. Believe whatever you see fit and follow whichever version of God works in your life.
You do not have to follow the version of God you were force-fed as a child if you don’t want to, you can educate yourself and find a God that you truly resonate with if that is what you want. Don’t be so closed off, embrace all that there is before you. We are all unique, and we all get to know the higher beings of our world in our own ways.
There is no absolute version of God that rules over the rest. We all experience the same God in our own ways and that is something that I cannot say enough. Really think about the message this article is sending out and let it sink in properly. Don’t judge other people because of the way they choose to believe or because of how their views differ from yours. We are all headed towards the same place once all is said and done.
“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.”
― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations
The more you work to understand the different versions of God that are present in this world the more you will realize just how similar they all are. We have a lot more in common with one another than you might realize at face value. Just because someone is taking a different road than you does not mean the road they are taking is a wrong road.
God presents his/herself before us in the ways we need and that for you might not be the same for me. Never stop questioning yourself and always be willing to see things from a new perspective. How do you feel now that you’ve stepped outside of that box?