A whopping 89% of people in the US, believe in some sort of "God". And that % gets higher if we expand the term God to include any kind of Higher Power, like the Tao, the Universe, Spirit, the Source, and so on. Yet, the % of people who consider themselves affiliated with a specific religion has dropped down to about 77%. And of those, only 60% attend a house of worship.
Many of us who don't fit nicely into the surveys are actually becoming increasingly spiritual. Our definition of religion is expanding. We're finding new ways of connecting with the God of our understanding. We're redefining what sacred, spiritual, and religious mean for us. We have spiritual practices that come from multiple faith traditions. We may do yoga in the morning, meditate in the afternoon, hit a Shabbat service some Fridays, pray at a Church service some Sundays, and teach our kids about the power of the Force.
What would YOUR spiritual journey look like as a playlist? This is mine:
Read more from Sarah Bowen in Void if Detached: Seeking Modern Spirituality Through My Father's Old Sermons.