Are We All Born Religious?

What are you religious with? Are you religious with sport, food, work, a religion, fitness, Jesus, a Guru, Yoga, Love, Family… the list goes on?

Religion for me is not just about believing in God, reading the bible, going to church or following a certain order in life. A big part of it is how we live and our relationship to life, ourselves, to others and our values.

What are we religious with when we are born?

Our body, are we not? Just completely connected and feeling the presence of our delicate body, feeling and completely listening to our body’s cues and connected to what we need to support ourselves first and foremost, and of course connecting to our loved ones closest to us and our new environment.

Are babies not pure love and the absolute definition of joy and isn’t this what we all strive to be? So is it possible that babies are connected to something greater and more beautiful than we can even fathom, and obviously without any instruction to be so?

Could I go as far to say that babies know within – not on a conscious level but subconsciously and naturally as a part of their being – that they are a child of God? All knowing, as in feeling everything and in complete connection to themselves and everything around them. Babies accept and embrace people for all that they are with no judgment, all the while energetically feeling everything and everyone. For a baby there is no class, no creed, no color, no separation – they are simply a single humanity. Everyone is the same. Is this not being religious?

As we grow up, outside beliefs, peer pressure, societal expectations, ideals and knowledge come in and we can start to separate from that connected space we once held as true. The burden of these outside forces takes its toll so we begin to disconnect further from ourselves and from an otherwise body of God, a body of love and a body all-knowing of a deeper wisdom.

We’ve had it before, we have lived it before, we knew it inside out and it has never left, we just need to reconnect with ourselves and feel what is true for all of us.

The origins of religion come from the Latin words re-ligare or re-ligio which simply means to re-bind, re-bond and re-connect; perhaps this is referring to us returning to our natural state as we all are at birth.

By Aimee, Full time Mum of 2 children, Auckland, NZ

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God. It’s a Science.
Living a Religious Life & The Way of The Livingness
My Relationship with Religion

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358 thoughts on “Are We All Born Religious?

  1. It’s great you include Jesus in your opening question Aimee ‘What are you religious with?’ I’m pretty sure Jesus would have never agreed with, let alone wanted, the cult of personality that has arisen around him in the centuries since his passing.

  2. How very revealing Aimee, thank you for showing us the true meaning of religion ;
    “The origins of religion come from the Latin words re-ligare or re-ligio which simply means to re-bind, re-bond and re-connect; perhaps this is referring to us returning to our natural state as we all are at birth.

  3. “…For a baby there is no class, no creed, no color, no separation – they are simply a single humanity. Everyone is the same. Is this not being religious?…” This is a true description of religion, yet we don’t see this displayed in our world do we?

  4. Religion is very much about relationship for me too. It is in every part of life and the way I relate to it. There is a ritualistic aspect to how we are in life – how we cook, clean, the hobbies we pursue are all religious. The great thing about our relationship with God is that it is naturally there when we are born and it never goes away, no matter how we deny or squash it, its back again next life!

  5. We separate from that innate knowing because we are not met for the love that we are, then we take on ideals and beliefs in the hope that these will deliver the love that we have separated from. A very devastating choice indeed.

    1. Well said Jenny – thus is a devastating circle of choices that lead us further away from the love that we already are. Confirming each other, from core to core, being to being, love to love is so important so we are reminded of that inner spark and inner knowing that has never left us.

  6. It is amazing to connect to the feeling inside of belonging to something much grander than we can see and then realise that this feeling has been a constant presence in our lives and it is simply our connection to it or not that wavers… that is why we can call it a re-connection.

  7. Clearly after reading this blog it is clear to see that the word ‘Religion’ has been bastardised into something outside of ourselves, and used as a form of controlling people and gaining power. If we take it back like the author of this blog has done, we can feel how each and everyone of us knows the true meaning of religion at birth.

  8. Our relationship with everything and everyone reflects our relationship with God. What’s beautiful is that God is always having a relationship with us, and never are we not absolutely loved and cherished.

  9. Aimee, thank you – you have nailed it here: “The origins of religion come from the Latin words re-ligare or re-ligio which simply means to re-bind, re-bond and re-connect; perhaps this is referring to us returning to our natural state as we all are at birth.” True meaning of religion is to re-connect to who we truly are – something we all yearn for and seek all life long till we encounter it again at some point when we are ready for it – in other words when we are ready to feel the extent of ourselves that we have travelled away from the extent of love that is there to greet us and embrace us again and was waiting for us all along.

  10. Absolutely Aimee – we are born all knowing and this all knowing-ness never ceases, it is us that move away from that inner wisdom and attracted to mental intelligence that mankind have favoured over the intelligence of our inner heart.

    1. Yes Rachael, the mental intelligence keeps is trapped in this world of creation is which we are in separation from God, while religion to the true meaning of the word, brings us a life in co-creation where we work with God and harmonious together.

  11. What a great expose that we are all born with an innate sense of our connection with the whole of life and the Universe and open to feeling the expansiveness of it all and that we actually train our young out of it so we end up as an adult with a fraction of the awareness of that connection.

    It was significant for me to read: “Religion for me is not just about believing in God, reading the bible, going to church or following a certain order in life. A big part of it is how we live and our relationship to life, ourselves, to others and our values.” Because that shows how my every single choice in life matters, and when chosen with care, love and honouring has the potential to support me in deepening my awareness.

  12. If it is true that we are all religious because our our natural connection with God through our inner heart, the the concept of the institutionalised religions is exposed in its illusory ways in full, as these religion do not bring us closer to God but instead leads us further away from him.

  13. Could we even be religious with ourselves when we are born? Could we realise our connection to the Universe from day one? Could it be that it is so natural and normal that we do not even have to think about it? In fact when do we start thinking and what fashions that thought?

  14. I reckon we are born religious, we are born knowing innately who we are, we may at times forget this, but whether we choose to hang onto it or to bury it deep down we know it lifelong, and as a wise man once said we are only ever a breath away from knowing it again.

  15. “Are we all born religious?’ This is such a great question and one that I would say is seldom, if ever asked. If we consider religion or being religious as having a connection to and a relationship with God, the universe and everything in it then we are most definitely born religious. This has nothing to do with being born into an institutional church/religion and everything to do with our innate divine nature.

  16. Thank you Aimee, the simplicity you shared is profound and life changing if we only stay with what is felt within our inner-most. What then keeps us in that connection is our movements and the power that comes from expressing our truth and not holding back is universally needed! Moving with the freedom that comes from living in our divine truth is a reflection that is constellating those who are blessed by that reflection.

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