June 23 2019
I was raised a Catholic, well, sort of. My fathers side of the family were Catholics. My mothers, atheists. My immediate family really didn’t attend church, my fathers side – the Curtis side – did attend, my Grandmother being heavily involved with the church. The only times I attended was during school at St James Catholic. My mothers side – the McCoy side- believed once you died, that was it. It seems almost a miracle that I would end up in search of spirituality with those family backgrounds, but I did and here’s how it happened.
I always believed in God in one way or another. I never really thought God was some old man in a robe and beard, sitting on a throne suspended on clouds somewhere in space, but I knew God was out there somewhere.. My idea of God has evolved over the years. Now I believe God is simply the universe. That is, the animating force of everything. To me, God is loving, not judgemental or punishing, and if God created a hell, he’s no god of mine. God is Love.
My way of thinking about the universe started changing when I was in my twenties. I’d always been open minded, but I think I can trace when it all started changing for me to a time I was in the library. An avid reader, I was scouring the aisles for something to read. I returned to an aisle I’d been in only a minute before, and there was a book on the ledge that hadn’t been there before. Odd, no-one had been in the aisle since I’d left. I picked up the book and scanned it’s contents. I was intrigued. It was all about the afterlife, spirits, reincarnation and angels.. Well, here was something interesting. I checked it out and took it home. That book started me on a quest for knowledge. Knowledge of all things esoteric, spiritual, and scientific. I’ve come to find out that they all tie in together. Today I have read oodles of books on the subject and have many more on my kindle. I just drink this knowledge up. It doesn’t all jell with what I am coming to believe. I retain what makes sense to me and my beliefs and dismiss what doesn’t. We mustn’t let others do our thinking for us, we must weigh what we learn and decide if it makes sense to us. I’m a fifty-eight year old man now and on a quest for the truth and knowledge, and to become more spiritual, to raise my vibration, and in doing so, hopefully to help raise the vibration of the planet.
I believe I was meant to find that book in the library. It changed the way I think and opened my mind. Let’s all have open minds and positive thoughts.
May you always be –
Safe, and Comfortable.