A man on a journey to find what is the most difficult; that which is simple. The Truth.
Through the travels, I have loved, cried, felt over whelming joy and fear. I have felt at peace and have smelt the stink of violence. I have held close and pushed away. I have felt the rapture of God and felt the chill of isolation. These events, although few, helped shape me. Most other days on my journey have been mundane, trivial and normal.
The constant factor helping me through this trek is friendship, Love, Laughter, nature and God.
Beliefnet is not a means to an end but a waypoint on my journey.
Like most of my friends, I look to find enlightenment. I look to find the truth. I am searching for Gnosis. The closest I have felt that I was close to this was when I communed with Nature. I can feel the power and light that courses through all things. I feel it enter though me. I seem to recognize the spirit and energy in the tress and stones. My Church is nature. My sacraments are laughter, love and friendship.
After years of faith research, I came upon the Liberal, unprogrammed Quaker community. The Liberal Quakers are not creed or dogma based. Members come from all faiths. In fact, they even like me! Pagans are starting to join as well as other earth based, unitarians and early Christian followers.
The faith is open to all who recognize the light of God in all living things. The basics of peace, equality, simplicity and truth struck a cord in me. It was a cathartic experience.