Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 01:42 am
My name is Donna, I am just looking around here and getting an idea about how things work here. I've always been interested in the spiritual side of life. Nothing really calls to me though. I guess I'm really just searching for a way forward as I really feel stuck. I'm 27 and a barista for a local mom and pop coffeehouse. I love the whole coffeehouse culture thing. When I was a teenager my family owned a coffeehouse in Santa Cruz California. That's where I grew up. I studied art in school, never graduated but I still dabble. I guess someday I hope I could become the type of artist that gets paid for her work but whatever, someday right? I'll probably always have paint splattered clothes and paintbrushes by my sink you know?

I'm single now but just got out of a really rough relationship. I feel like I gave so much but he didn't appreciate it and in the end I found out he had cheated on me. He was another artist type and had this whole free love thing going on. When I found out he cheated he didn't consider what he had done was cheating. Supposedly his heart was always mine but sexuality is supposed to be open as part of human experience? WTF? I mean come on. I seem to be old fashioned in light of the company I keep but I really want to be with someone who really wants to be with only me? In every way! Does that even exist anymore? Did it ever?! It seems like everywhere you turn someone is cheating on someone else. I don't want that stuff. I want what I want I guess I just don't know if anyone else wants it you know?

Anyway that's beside the point I guess except that this breakup really made me start yearning for something more in my life a spiritual connection I want to get closer to the Divine, not the whole white bearded god in the sky like was taught about in my grandmas churches but that divine that thing I feel when I am painting or when Im'm hiking? That probably just sounds silly but its how I feel anyway. I just don't know where to start. I'm really lost.

Anyways, that's me for now.
~Donna
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 02:22 am
@DonnaYeats,
I'm glad you found us, and hope you find something to hold your interest. The US elections are a big topic now. I'm not sure of the spiritual part of the forum as I usually avoid those topics
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MadHouse
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2016 06:48 am
@DonnaYeats,
Hi Donna,
I hope you are well. In reading your post it sounds like you are searching for inner peace and true happiness. I can tell you that you will not find it in any human or things. I know because i was there. I read every secular book i could find on how to be happy. Then it finally hit me. The only way to TRUE peace and happiness is a relationship with your creator. Isaiah 48:17,18 says "i am the one teaching you to benefit yourself, if only you would pay attention to my commandments. Then your peace will become like the waves of the sea."
Try reading and meditating on the scriptures. You will find that God wants you to have a relationship with him. In fact it says at James 4:8 "draw close to God and He will draw close to you." I hope this helps.
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Count of Banterbury
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2016 07:29 am
@DonnaYeats,
Well hallo New, I am Count of Banterbury .


Your post made me quite giggle. You actually registered to a public forum to express your personality, seek for positive people and make ease to your recent breakup by starting a thread in a relationship section. Girl, you are way more lost than you think. To give you a slight glimpse, I have started 3 topics here, 2 ended up in senseless b*tching I did not ask for. And yeah, this is one of the best places when you are looking for not annoying people. No irony meant.

So, good luck with whatever agenda you have here, but to give you a word of advice: if you are looking for wisdom or spirituality, I would trust more people whose faces I've actually seen.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2016 09:31 am
@Count of Banterbury,
There are as many forums here as there are tags, as a tag represents a forum. All she has to do is put spirituality in the Search Forums window, and she'll see many threads on it.

http://able2know.org/forum/spirituality/

There are 161 threads on it there (7 pages, at this time)

She can also Search the tag Religion and Spirituality... and so on. Or, the tags Pizza or Sports, etc.

Welcome to A2k, Donna Yeats.
Count of Banterbury
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2016 03:32 pm
@ossobuco,
That is true. What I mere meant seeking for rejuvenation from a bunch of stranger in the public forum might not be that good idea, speaking from own experience. Not all are like that but majority, I am afraid so.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2016 03:41 pm
@DonnaYeats,
There is nothing unusual about wanting a faithful relationship. They do exist. It doesn't mean that you never be attracted to another person, it means you don't act on it because it's hurtful to your family and spouse/SO.

Hope you find kindred spirits on the forum.
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