Religious Or Spiritual: Finding Common Ground
July 11, 2013
Hosted by Leah Brenda Smith
Historically, the words religious and spiritual had been used synonymously to describe various aspects of the concept and experience of participating in organized religion. Gradually, the word spiritual has become more associated with the private realm of thought and inner experience whereas; the word religious has become associated with being an active member of a religious institution. The declining membership in organized religion, especially in the western world has given rise to individuals declaring themselves to be spiritual but not religious. Some people who identify with being spiritual but not religious join organized spiritual communities where they participate in spiritual practices together. Other people pick and choose from a variety of spiritual virtues and practices and cobble together their own sense of spirituality. Join me this week as we find some common ground between being religious and being spiritual.
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Leah Brenda Smith
Leah’s pursuit of consciousness began in 1972 at the Institute of Applied Metaphysics. She has studied, practiced, and taught various approaches to religion, philosophy, meditation, healing, movement, art and music.
Leah is a Reiki Master, and founder of The Divine Lineage of Reiki, and Bone Medicine. She is also certified in Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy, Channeling, Hypnosis, NLP, and Snoezelen. In addition Leah has experience treating many chronic conditions, abuse and addictions recovery, palliative care and bereavement support.
Concurrently, Leah has provided services to people with developmental and other disabilities including sign language interpreting, relaxation techniques, and opportunities to learn about and practice Jewish life.
Leah received the Who’s Who Outstanding Health & Wellness VIP of the year for 2012. She was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association for her contribution to Family, Career, and Community.
Leah has always held the vision of a peaceful world inhabited by a loving population; she continues to serve humanity as an international educator, practitioner, and spiritual life coach - in person, by phone, or via Skype.
What her clients are saying: “Leah provides practical information that is easy to apply.” “Leah’s 15 minute treatment gave me the same benefit as the best one hour treatment of any kind.” “Leah’s classes are a delightful expression of spirit.” The bottom line is, fabulous!