My Kind of Spirituality

My kind of spirituality is the kind that needs no name. It respects no rules and fits no form. It’s as unique as an evening star, and fluid as the morning mists.

My kind of spirituality doesn’t come from the pages of a book, but rises up from the depths of my soul. My sacred scriptures are written on the river currents and my favorite hymns are whispered on the wind. The forest is my church and my body is my holy temple. My favorite teachers are the birds and the trees; and among my guides are the sun, moon, and stars.

My kind of spirituality honors all prophets and respects all saints; and it recognizes truth no matter its guise. I hang out with Buddha and talk with Christ. I serve love and obey my heart. I bow before the mother earth, beauty, light, and father sky; and I think of worship as writing poetry, planting flowers, and making love.

My kind of spirituality is the kind that respects all life and knows the consciousness in all things. It’s about honoring people, beasts, the skies, and the seas at once and equally. I speak to the animals and sometimes hug the trees. I humble myself before mountains and streams, flow with the breeze, and speak directly to the sun.

My kind of spirituality is the kind that dives down deep. I see peoples’ colors and hear their vibes. I feel what others feel. I know what you’re trying to tell me even when you have no words.  I believe in the healing touch and the power of unconditional love; and I see divinity in everything.

My kind of spirituality is about being as free as the birds, grounded as the trees, and honest as the clear blue sea. My heaven is here on earth, and my hell is too. The whispers of my spirit are my pastor, priest, and cleric, and my savior is in the mirror looking back at me.  In divine synchronicity I trust, in love I am purified, and in my own tears I have been baptized.

My kind of spirituality isn’t at odds with yours, whatever it may be. I love your spirit. I respect your truth. I see the light that shines from behind your eyes and I’m in awe of the beauty that you hold inside.   I’ll be your teacher if you will be mine.

My kind of spirituality is the kind that others may not always understand, but it leads me to truth as surely as the rivers run into the sea.  All that really matters is that my kind of spirituality is exactly what I need it to be. My kind of spirituality is the kind that’s right for me.

©2017 Cristen Rodgers

Photograph by James Autery

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  1. I liked going through your blog. The last piece on sprituaily is great and very true . I feel that our way of thinking converges at same point. For me, we are all a handful of pearls scatered over an endless meerrow. Wondering, To whom we are owned but non. i feel there is no reason for us to feel lonely, sad and weak. we are blessed with beautiful color of flowers, we are blessed with melodious tune of music, and the most importanly, we possess great intelligence. We are chasing for something that is already with us. Definitely there must be a truth and destination. Some of greatest teacher in our history like Christ, Mohamad and bhudha has discover some truth. They made some judgments on worldly affair according with their own experience and that they share with us. I believe we have very right to seek more truth. The basic objective is that we all need happy life, compassionate family, successful career and freedom from fear.

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  2. Amen sister 🙏 Namaste. I share your perspective and feelings. This is my kind of spirituality… sovereign, free spirited, grounded and expansive. All inclusive and self reflective.
    Shine on SiStar

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  3. It is the spiritual kind of spirituality. Mine, yours, and everyone’s. This writing will be treasured for a long long time, in my soul’s sanctum sanatorium.


  4. I agree with your brand of spirituality. Every since my near-death experience, I only looked for love and acceptance in spiritual gatherings. Judgement has no place next to worship, and the love of the divine is all healing and all loving. I enjoy your writings!



    is not

    a look
    a lingo
    a style
    a practice
    a decor
    a diet
    a technique
    a position
    a posture
    a countenance
    a group
    a book
    a place
    a doctrine
    a philosophy
    a theology
    a religion

    is LOVE

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