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.
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.