I am an intellectually independent woman who believes in self accountability. I am an Atheist who rejects all religion and religious philosophies. Any interest in "spirituality" within my personal psychodynamics is satisfied through nature, animals, fine art and gorgeous music. I believe in causing no harm to others, human or animal on any level of being. I reject magical thinking, the trinkets and accoutrements that are found in religions and metaphysical orientations. This book: "The Origin of Consciousness in the Break Down of the Bicameral Mind" by Julian Jaynes, PhD, taught me the fallacy of primitive belief in a "God" or "gods".
I am a scientist who embraces empiricism. After a lifetime of observing others and their religious delusions, in my multiple careers as a Registered Nurse, Critical Care Clinician and Clinical Psychologist, I have learned the futility of human nature that embraces an external heavenly source to intervene as a "rescue remedy". These observations have formed my belief that no one lives for you and no one dies for you. One is on one's own.
Just as nature moves through the energy cycles of birth, death to infinity, at 71, I am aware that my journey in this life is moving toward closure. I am at peace with myself and hold no delusions of finding some "greater spiritual reward". I firmly believe in the Law of Physics, that at death one's energy/atoms return to the Universal Consciousness/Mind that IS. This unknown consciousness is without "god head", "avatar" or conduit. The only reality I acknowledge is: What is, IS. Clyde Reid illustrates a similar consciousness in his beautiful book, "Celebrate the Temporary". I am embracing the here and now.