Although I have not completed my journey, I purposely stay with pro LDS sites like this one to help me find positive and amazing experiences during my faith crises navigation. I am fairly new to this site but Mormonmatters pod-casts helped loads. Although they are overall too liberal for my core beliefs I found that it is OK to question and even to require validation for things that don't sound right, and most importantly it was liberating to find out that the church, it's leaders and some history is not perfect, as I was lead to believe growing up.Ray Degraw wrote:
...Those who are able to navigate faith crises by seeing new and amazing things actually can experience joy and happiness in ways that others simply can't - because those new and amazing things are invisible to the others.
It is so hard to go through life daily with the feelings that a faith crises brings on while others simply can't understand the almost tangible feeling of depression that goes along with it.Ray Degraw wrote: ...I believe this has direct application to faith crises - and the more intense the crisis, the more difficult it can be to explain to those who have not experienced anything similar. Just like the thestrals that are so obvious to those who can see them, everything about a faith crisis can be "invisible" to those who have not experienced what causes a faith crisis...
There is so much in this post that intrigues me but I need to try harder to focus on fewer things in order to resolve one at a time. Even though I have not experienced grief initiated by witnessing death, the consequences or results described seem to be what apply to my situation and feelings . I just can't understand why after so many years, I cannot get through to anyone what my issues are (that's not entirely true. My limited ability to articulate and speak my thoughts is hindering. I am a much better thinker than talker.) These confounding issues are trees blocking the forest for me.
Don't mean to hi-jack, I'm sure there is another thread somewhere where continuing my post and evolving into a discussion would be more appropriate.