Initiation into spirituality

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DarkJedi
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Re: Initiation into spirituality

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I pretty much agree that we all need to have our own spiritual "Joseph Smith First Vision" experience. Not that we all need to have a vision, but I think we all need to have some sort of epiphany regarding our own faith, spiritual course, and relationship with God. I think the problem is that our individual initiations into spirituality don't necessarily always fit the church narrative about what it should be (and that's probably true outside of Mormonism as well).
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Re: Initiation into spirituality

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DarkJedi wrote: 05 Feb 2024, 08:09 I pretty much agree that we all need to have our own spiritual "Joseph Smith First Vision" experience. Not that we all need to have a vision, but I think we all need to have some sort of epiphany regarding our own faith, spiritual course, and relationship with God.
I agree. I also think that it's not a "just-once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity:)
DarkJedi wrote: 05 Feb 2024, 08:09 I think the problem is that our individual initiations into spirituality don't necessarily always fit the church narrative about what it should be (and that's probably true outside of Mormonism as well).
I think part of the problem by "generating the narrative" is assigning a specific meaning to a series of actions.
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