Saturday, April 5, 2014

E is for Emerging

As in the emerging self; stepping into who you are. 

When I started this challenge, I did so with the intent to be honest and put as much of myself in each post as possible.  The people impacted by my work deserve nothing less that the truth. 

Religion had a way of making me feel guilty for being who I was created to be. After all, they know what is best for you, what your station in life should be and how you should love.

I was emerging into an adult with a warped sense of self and misplaced boundaries.

When I finally broke away from an out dated mold of myself created by society, I found compassion and self-awareness.

We are all one, but there is no one else like us, I guess the difference is emerging self awareness. 

I had to find a way to merge my true self with what I believed to be true about spirituality.  I am the same as you because love is love.  

Merging spirituality of your inner truth can be a tough job, even more so, when you go to a Pride festival and see people, young and old, holding up signs that say GOD HATES YOU. 

Those signs of hate are soul crushing, especially to young people just following that innate instinct to be who they were created to be in God’s image.

I find it arrogant for any religion to think that they know what God thinks, much less dictate the image that would be created.  


  1. Emerging is such a grand word, isn't it? I would love to hear more about how you are emerging... I can see how you are not - organized religion has unfortunately caused more pain than presence for many. I would love to hear more... your writing has made me so curious about you.

    Well done! Happy A to Zing!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14.....
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

  2. Emerging is a lifelong word, isn't it? I'm enjoying reading your posts and looking forward to all that emerges this month. :D

    ~Tui Snider~
    My blog: Tui Snider's Offbeat & Overlooked Travel
    I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!

  3. "I find it arrogant for any religion to think that they know what God thinks, much less dictate the image that would be created. "

    I very much agree with this. I am not a religious person, but I find the hubris of those who try to tell me what god wants or thinks or feels to be insulting. They bill god as an entity that is too great for humanity to comprehend, yet these same people espouse that only they know the desires of god. Make up your mind; you can either understand god or you can't. This sort of mentality just pushes me further and further away from organized religion.

  4. Hi! I found your blog through the atozchallenge. Thank you for sharing. My heart goes out to you - I can only imagine how dreadful it must be to find yourself the target of those hateful signs. I'm sorry you've had to go through that. Emerging is a great E word! I feel I've been emerging into myself for the last few years, trying to figure out who I am (in the light of living with mental illness) and how to be true to myself. It's encouraging to read your thoughts on emerging. Wishing you all the best ... Natalie x