Law of Attraction was something tangible, something that seemed to have more evidence, which I wasn't finding in my religion. It actually filled in the missing pieces in a lot of ways, not only in theory but in what I've experienced. Your experience too?
You don't mean the LoA is "tangible", you mean that some of the evidence can be tangible to us. LoA is still an abstraction, but has some verifiable aspects in science AND religion....
LoA is a description/concept of how the Universal Field of Possibilities is organized.... Where as, if interpreted properly, all religions make mention of it in different terms.
The problem with religion is, there is a lot of mystical misinterpretation... but on the otherhand, there is a lot of mystical misinterpretation in spiritual thought, and misinterpretation of science.... For example, there are many people who believe that aliens make crop circles, many people who think that "God" is a dude in the sky, and there are many people who will use psuedo-science to explain why the Mayan Calendar/2012 is truth.
I was a profound atheist before I learned of "the LoA". But as I learned, I discovered that even the Bible is full of "the secret".... I just prefer not to engage in ANY mystical junk.
("Full of the secret"... lol... I did a double take on my own typing, because I thought I'd accidently typed "full of shit".)
Ha ha ;) I got ya. I like how you put that, about engaging in any mystical junk. That's how I see it too, even though I'm still gonna respect people in the way they perceive or believe. Right. I think I'm trying to express that there's more evidence to back up the experiences, to show that they are real.
Thanks for the clarification on the word tangible too. Learning a good vocabulary has been a big challenge for me.
I have found that LoA is more practical.
I was never comfortable with the whole ONE WAY thing.
Now I really like it when I come across something that helps the old Sunday school teachings make sense.
There was a minister on Oprah radio a few nights ago who said something like, "Jesus can appear to people in many forms."
Like maybe Buddah, Esther Hicks, and you & me...ya think? Kind of shoots a hole in the old ONE WAY...
Just gotta open the mind a tiny crack.
I get what you mean Donna. Jesus is still etched into my mind as the ONE WAY, even though I don't "believe" that anymore. The idea of Christ consciousness makes more sense to me.
Right, a lot of religions make it seem that you are below, or less, while something or someone else is above you. I thought of God before as a big dad figure waiting to make sure I got punished if I did something wrong. I didn't think that consciously, but looking back on it, that's how it felt. Now I think we really are all ONE.
I think the technical term for "everythingian" is "pantheist".
The basic definition is pretty loose; Pantheism is basically the association of God with the universe, all of existence, the self, or nature. It's spirituality, but not religion. Anyway, that's what I like to call myself, but if you're more comfortable with everythingian, then go for it!
In the past I have facilitated group discussions centered around the Conversations with God books by Neale Donald Walsch. The first discussion is for everyone to describe his/her idea of what God is. Part of that discussion is also the 'issues' we've had with those ideas in the past.
It's very interesting how many differences there are in our understanding of god. Just goes to show that it is a very personal thing. It also points out that the indivdual's own experience form the reality of 'God' for each one.
There is no one definition of god, but todether we all contribute to that definition, or All That Is.
"Law of Attraction was something tangible, something that seemed to have more evidence, which I wasn't finding in my religion. It actually filled in the missing pieces in a lot of ways, not only in theory but in what I've experienced. Your experience too?"
Yes that has definitely been MY experience, but for other people, their experience or as they say "mileage" may vary and they may have found a lot of good in their religion.