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Unread 11-06-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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This is a safe place where members of the community can go and discuss spiritual issues.

As a reminder, this is specifically not a place to debate issues of religion.

So to be crystal clear -- No talk of religions is allowed here, sorry.

Welcome and enjoy!
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PS -- What is spirituality as opposed to religion?

Spirituality is:

1: of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit : incorporeal
2: of or relating to sacred matters

Religion, on the other hand, is a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.

So this forum's main focus is to talk about spirituality, not specific religions.

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Unread 11-06-2006, 06:02 PM   #2
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I am glad to see this area in the forum. Is this a new addition. I have been thinking a lot lately about spiritual matters, and the large vaccuum in my life in that area.
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Thank you so much, ((((((((((( Doc John ))))))))))))))

You're so good to us.

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Oh wow... this is soooooooo great......... Yeahhhhhhhhhh

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I would like to talk about a specific experience I had here...In this last relationship attempt I had with the Psych. Ph.D., I discussed my spirituality with him, to which he repied, "it was all in my mind."
Since then, in the emotional recovery, I've had a very hard time returning to my spiritual base, feeling somehow that revealing that to him contributed to the rejection. Trying to manage on my own, without spiritual support or counseling. I'm okay, but now looking back to my spiritual roots. Feeling the need for this, but also wavering.
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Gee, Seeker, that's hard! I think though that if we work out for ourselves what we believe, we're pretty hard to shake. My religious beliefs were shattered by reading a book. But, over the years afterwards I've built a spirituality of my own I'm very happy with and I don't think anyone could upset my beliefs now.
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we have a IRL support that hubby and I facilitate and we set aside a half hour for spirituality support, so this is really neat to have here
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WHOAAAAA!!! Doc John!!! !!!! I'm a firm believer that one can't reach full recovery without some kind of spirituality and support in that area!

Doc, I'm amazed!! Thank you so very, very much!
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Cool :-)

Er... Will stuff be redirected here from off other forums?

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