Understandably, there are many forms of spirituality in existence: there is mainstream religion, agnostic, neo-druidism, Wicca, etc. However, I'd like to know if you follow a personal path, out believe in something no one had ever heard of. I'm just trying to provoke discussion, not trying to accuse anyone of being wrong in their choices.
Re: Personal paths
By: Tiredofgaggs Moderator / Novice Apr 25, 2013
Post # 2
Good question. I think that in the beginning you follow a path. You have to learn the basics of the path and the foundations of the tradition. Unfortunately most people get caught up in the path as the whole of their experience and never develop that unique relationship with their inner beings. This is the trap most Christans fall into. That path will be a path unheard of by others because it is unique to you. Some people try to build this inner connection without the foundation of basics. It's kind of like trying to build a race car without a frame. It doesn't work. Both the tradition and development of the personal path are important. The advantage to using an established path is that you are not starting from scratch. It can be done, but it takes a lot longer.
Something Tiredofgaggs did not mention is that not following a specific path can lead to a feeling of being outcast, especially if you share it and the moderators label you as fluffy. For this reason, most who do have very unique beliefs tend to stay quiet about it.
Re: Personal paths
By: Beagna / Beginner Apr 25, 2013
Post # 4
I agree with Tiredofgaggs. I started out with Wicca, just for a foundation for my path, but now I practice "Old Witchcraft", which is really just a generalize grouping of Pagan, Heathen, and my family beliefs, while still following my own individual path. I think many of us have learned, or have started to learn, that its really whatever feels right for you personally. I'm comfortable doing things that I've found many others don't agree with, in real life and on site, but I'm comfortable, and that's what matters.
Personally, like tiredofgaggs mentioned, I follow a personal path which may get me labeled fluffy, so I more generalize it into a spiritual context, taking what I know from experience and sharing, rather than spreading my beliefs.