I believe that the energy that you put out in the universe, is the energy that you get back. So I believe that if you do good to others, then good will happen to you.
I think it’s lessons learned. Sometimes you feel that bad things happen to you and you think, oh gosh what did I do, how did I get here? But everything that happens, all the little coincidences and things that happen are leading you to where you’re supposed to be. I’m a strong believer in the energies in the universe, right, so I believe that what you think is the worst thing that could ever happen to you, is probably the best thing that could every happen to you. Because the universe is telling you, ‘no, you think that that’s what’s good for you but that’s not’. Everything happens the way it is supposed to. Fate, I guess, I believe in fate.
My husband and I were involved in a car accident. And at the time it seemed like it was the worst thing that could ever happen to us. I had a shoulder injury; the car was a wreck; fighting with the insurance company to get them to pay for the damage; because of that accident it was difficult to get to work… It literally felt like everything was falling apart. But I look at my life now, and where I am now, and how that accident was the catalyst for the turn of events to where I am today and that’s why I say sometimes you think it’s the worst thing that could ever happen to you, but that was what was supposed to happen to you to drive you in the opposite direction.
I think I would say I’m a Christian. I believe in God, I believe Jesus is his son, I believe he sent him here to die for all our sins. It’s just that there are so many different sects of Christianity, like you get Seventh Day Adventists, you get Baptists, you get Roman Catholics, and it’s like…aren’t they supposed to all be one? At the end of the day, don’t we all believe in God? But they all have these little rules. I feel I believe in Christianity as a whole, but I struggle to identify with any particular sect. Because they all argue, ‘oh, the Roman Catholics they don’t follow God’s Ten Commandments’…So I identify with Christianity but I struggle to say exactly ‘okay this church shares the values that I share in terms of religion’.
And then of course there’s that issue in terms of Seventh Day Adventists and Roman Catholics – which is the seventh day? So, Seventh Day Adventists believe it’s Saturday, and Roman Catholics believe it’s Sunday. I struggle…From what I’ve heard and read, it kind of seems like the Seventh Day Adventists may have it a bit more accurately, that Saturday would be the seventh day, and that the pagan church changed that to suit them. But I really don’t know, I’m caught in the middle.
Maybe you don’t have to choose! Because I feel like I believe in doing good to people, I believe in being honest, I’m raising my son to be a good person. He does believe in God, he prays. We thank God for all that we have, and we do believe that there’s a greater being, of course our son knows that, but that’ll be his choice one day what he wants to do, I’m not shoving it down his throat.
I feel like, what’s wrong with me going to a restaurant and having a glass of wine? But according to Christianity you’re not supposed to drink alcohol, right, your body is supposed to be the temple, and you’re not supposed to put anything in it that can harm it. But I do have a glass of wine and I really don’t see what harm a glass of wine will do to me [laughing].
To be honest with you, a lot of the time – because I do go to church when I can – I find that at some churches, the people that are supposed to be Christian are the ones that tend to be the most judgmental of other people’s lives. And I feel that that’s not what Christianity is about. You’re supposed to be there to share your beliefs and try and enlighten people – because that’s what the Bible says, you’re supposed to go out and try to win souls for God – so how do you do that by judging people and drawing them further away from the church? You’re supposed to invite them in with all their imperfections, but I find that a lot of the time, Christians are very judgmental, and sometimes people that are really interested in learning and wanting to know more about God, they feel like ‘okay I’m not welcome here, I don’t fit in here’, ‘I dress differently’, or ‘I talk differently, and they’re not accepting of that’.