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We are the authors of our own lives and it’s up to us to write the story we would like to share with the world. You can write yourself as a victim or a victor, but you have the power in your own pen! The more I learn and experience, the more I grow as a person and the better my story becomes.

How Do You Imagine God?
God in America and USA WEEKEND Magazine are partnering to explore Americans' images of God.

How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I imagine God, Goddess and Guides to be in us, of us and around us. Energy is all connected and never ending. We are all part of the same consciousness and able to go from this realm to that realm easier than we think. God is a whisper in our ear, a voice telling us to move our water from near our keyboard, the laugh of a child, the bark of a dog, the tears of a mother. "God" is everything. 5 people liked this

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in the good of all or not at. In the power of three, in no harm and love and compassion.
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My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Since childhood I have been very tightly connected to the other side. For me, the veil between here and there is very thin. I hear and see “things” and always have. I continually develop my connection to spirit world. I studied and studied and studied and still study. And although Carnegie Hall may not be in my future, I always attract the perfect maestros along the way. I have practiced with Shamans, Psychics, Mediums, Buddhists, Pagans, Santeras and the list continues to grow daily. 2 people liked this
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I have doubted myself, others, but never my faith.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Every person I meet enriches me, I believe there are no accidents and you are not reading this by chance. We all have a calling and a purpose. Once we finally figure out what that is ¬— or even just the fact we should search for it — happiness seems to overflow and life gets in sync. We are the authors of our own lives and it’s up to us to write the story we want like to share with the world. The more I learn and experience, the more I grow as a person and the better my story becomes. 1 person liked this
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator is that because I have such a strong connection to the other side that I am scary or weird. People think I can read their mind or I am just crazy.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Buddha, Jesus, Deepak, Doreen Virtue, Michele Knight, Laurie Cabot, John Holland 1 person liked this
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No decision will always be right, no intuitive reading will ever give you a road map that is 100% clear, but I believe taking the Next Step is where our true story is born and where the Universe keeps all the surprises! 1 person liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I saw dead people....and I was right :)
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I am a psychic. Not your normal, ha "normal" funny, ok, so not the standard psychic story. I am NOT from a long line of psychics who raised me to be psychic. Yes, as I mentioned "people" visited me as a child, I always knew things and tried for years to pretend I didn't. But, in my thirties, I truly began to embrace this knowledge and have seen my life change at light speed for the better since kicking the door open, proudly standing outside it with my broom at my side and not letting it close.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A good little Catholic girl
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator YES...although they always call me so I can "do that thing I do"!

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I pray daily, I talk to my angels most of the day, I commune in nature almost everyday to see what animals might have to speak to me....I am pretty much ALWAYS in my faith. I don't practice, I live it.
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Does your family practice more than one religion or faith? If so, how do you blend the traditions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Work in progress. I find as I get older and stronger in my belief system it is getting tougher to celebrate my holidays and their holidays! 1 person liked this
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator It can be very difficult. I won't say I live in fear, but I am careful who I share my beliefs with and I find as I am more public about my beliefs, my true personal circle gets tighter as the people who circle me grows wider and wider. 1 person liked this
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My altar with tools of Wicca, Shamansim, Buddhism, Santeria, Catholism....you name it's there. I am an equal opportunity worshiper! 2 people liked this
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The Alchemist and the Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coehlo

Religion & the Public Square

Should courses about religion be taught in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes..education is the best ticket to tolerance and understanding. 2 people liked this
Should the Bible, Torah, Quran or other religious texts be taught as works of literature in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes...see above.... 1 person liked this
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, again see above... 1 person liked this
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator It depends. I feel comfortable sharing what I "hear," "see"or "feel" sometimes in ways that do not freak people out....Too often though people think I am a freak or weird because I consider myself a witch, psychic, medium...not really talk for tea! 1 person liked this
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes...one of the basic tenants of my faith is for the good of all or not at all..i try to practice that daily, but alas, I am only human.
Has 9/11 had any impact on your thoughts about religion? Are you more/less interested in learning about other religions? Do you feel more/less comfortable expressing your religious beliefs? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Did not have any impact on me as far as religion...just showed the horrific tragedy hate can breed. It was not in my mind a religious/spiritual action and never was... 1 person liked this

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