My name is Braya Running Wolf, a name that reflects two different heritages within me. Braya is for my British Celtic heritiage and Running Wolf is my Native American side. My beliefs reflect this blending of two very different yet very simular cultures and heritages.
I believe that religion is a way of life not just something you attend to on week-ends, or other special days. It is intertwined into my daily life from my morning prayers to performing rituals and ceremonies with my significant other. The rituals and cermonies I follow are my worship, my sharing my life with the Creator, and giving back what has been given to me. I celebrate the holy days of the Celtic calander.
in a Supreme Power, our Creator, which by it's very nature, is unknowable
us. I believe that the creator is aware of this 'unknowability' and is also aware that we, as humans, need to connect with the divine. I therefore believe that the creator has given humanity numerous archtypes, 'gods' and 'goddesses', throughout history in order to satisfy that need.
I believe that a true religion must provide a paradigm that enables and encourages long term spiritual growth. I am learning every day what spirituality means to myself in my everyday routines and I continue to grow in the knowledge I gain in my efforts to explore my spiritual side. I believe that each life we live is a series of lessons, and that we reincarnate many, many times, (on different planes) learning and growing with each life.
I believe that this Supreme Power's life force, or vibration, or spirit, is in all things, all beings, animate or not. I respect all life around me and try to honor this life. I believe we are all connected to each other and nature and a balence must be reached, not only between each others as humans but between humans and nature. If we do not learn from our past mistakes, we will be the cause of are own destruction.
I believe the Rede, "An' it harm none, do what thou wilt," is a moral and ethical guideline, not dogma.I believe the Threefold Law (whatever you do returns to you threefold) is a natural law, like gravity. What goes around comes around. Basically, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I believe that all religions that provide the above are valid and good.
No one religion is"THE WAY" for all people, and none should be forced upon
anyone. As I said, our creator has provided us with many choices and the
freedom to choose.
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