How To Be Born Again Without Needing Religion
Would you love to be born again?
To start over anew leaving behind your old difficulties to feel exuberant, energised, and carefree?
To move from die-hard desperation to new born elation and starting a new life?
Sounds wonderful but beyond most people and beyond human abilities too unless, of course, you are a religious follower as the born again concept is alive and well within some faiths.
But, what if you aren’t religious or have a particular faith? Do you not qualify?
What if you don’t believe in ‘sins’ to renounce to be able to be reborn?
And, above all, how can you be born again if you don’t even think it’s possible?
Fear not friends as there is good news.
You can be born again without needing just religion and I’m going to explain why and show you how. Bless you for dropping by on this blog, now read on!
Live or Die?
It’s well documented (and I have nothing to hide) that I wanted to end my life on New Year’s Eve 1999 as it had got so physically and emotionally awful.
But, I bounced back and started again. Despite being clinically depressed, with my personal and working life in tatters, and my finances flat lining, I chose to live not die.
And that’s where I was born again…I chose to. I gave my self permission to have a better life and a more positive life and began the process that’s lead me to today when I can’t stop smiling and having heaps of fun.
I didn’t need a church (my anxiety was so bad I couldn’t have attended anyway) or to adopt any other practice to initiate this re-birth. I simply decided enough was enough, the pain had been round too long, and that my personal happiness was long overdue.
So, I set about creating it as a new born ready to make the most of all the delights that life has to offer all goo-goo and ga-ga at everything I discovered.
If you want to be born again for whatever reason here’s 5 short steps to help you do so without asking a priest or agreeing to cease being in league with the Devil (except, perhaps, that cheeky little one inside you ;)).
First – Forgive and forego
The past must be put firmly in the past. First move to achieve that is to forgive – yourself for anything you’ve done or thought you’ve done, forgive others for the same reason, and forgive life for all it may have brought to date.
Then forego any decision to get your own back, blame, or leave a bad taste in the mouth. Forego being bitter and annoyed at what you’ve been through. It’s over, done, and finished and in the past – leave it there.
Second – Make peace
You can’t be re-born if you hold anger towards your old life and everything in it. To be the whole new beautiful you make peace with all events and circumstances no matter how they stacked up and the people involved with them.
Accept that they happened and view them as an opportunity for you to become this new person that you wouldn’t have if they didn’t occur. Bless them and release yourself peacefully into a brighter future.
Third – Give thanks
You have much to be thankful for primary of all that you now have the chance to fly free and start afresh and come alive like never before. You’re in an enviable position of having your whole life ahead of you and the world your oyster because you are allowing that to happen.
Add to that giving thanks for all you’ve learnt that’s strengthened you and for life itself and you’ll soon see you have much to be grateful for. Finally give thanks for being you – as unique and special a person as ever has been born (and re-born!)
Four – Love more
This isn’t just the physical stuff of relationships and feelings and a warm heart it’s about the shadow side too. This means disliking less about the world and people and seeing the wrong in every situation or the state of things.
To love more means to begin witnessing with joyful eyes seeing children playing happily, the sun in the sky, hearing laughter and generally spotting the marvellous and fantastic. It’s to welcome love into your life in all forms by recognising it’s very presence every day.
Five – Aspire
No, not the the structure above a church, but the life injecting process of high quality, major shifting ambition. To aspire is to ignite yourself to go achieve, to scale your personal heights, and to move mountains to make things happen.
Aspirations are dreams in waiting and visualisations of a world to come perfect for the newbie like you who’s constructing and creating their life ahead of them. They are the final frontier in re-birth and the first ones in re-invention and re-generation. Aspire means to re-fire every hope and passionate intention within you to come forth and exist.
There you have it – you are re-born, re-created, a whole natural new you.
Welcome to this world, your world you have just begun living in again as the freshest soul there is.
It feels divine, you’re in heaven, you have wings. Now go fly free all over this Earth!
Have you been born again? How did it come about? Was religion involved? Do you think we can be re-born during a lifetime? Tell me your opinions on being born again and starting life with a fresh slate.
Image courtesy of Walt Stoneburner