What Do You Believe?

I'm home from Tennessee and a journey back to my childhood. Reminiscing with my family takes me to places I haven't visited for years. The experience is at the same time joyous and heartbreaking. As I grow wiser along this grand journey, I often reflect on what was and what could have been, but the greatest challenge for me has been one of spirit.

Jennifer Pastiloff is a new FaceBook friend I am following and she asked a simple question today:

Do you believe in God? What does it mean to be spiritual, to you? Whether you believe in God, or something God-like or The Universe or none of the above, I would love to hear your thoughts below. Intelligent and respectful comments only.
— Jennifer Pastiloff
 Pausing to consider the grandeur.

Pausing to consider the grandeur.

After some thought I answered the following: 

I believe in God because I was brought up to believe in God. What God is to me has changed many times through the years as spirituality is ever-present in my life. I no longer subscribe to any particular religion because my God is bigger than any of them. When I was young I felt very close to God and have explained that as having just left the womb of heaven; As I grow older, I am rediscovering the longing to be reunited with an entity that is beyond my understanding. I have always loved the verse from I Corinthians, Chapter 13: Now I see through a glass darkly, but then shall I see face to face. God is beyond, but some day I will know.

Now I ask you to weigh in on this question. Lillie Lisle explores the question from many perspectives in Dance of the Hummingbirds. If you would like to know more about Lillie's thoughts, I challenge you to read her story. For now, I'd like to know what you think. 

Continue to enjoy your journey and from time to time, stop a moment to dance.