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

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



494 thoughts on “Are We All Born Religious?

  1. Knowing that we are born religious exposes the fact that we do not need to be “converted” to a religion or baptized into a religion. That is all just man made and serves only those who want people disempowered.

    1. What you have written Elizabeth is spot on we do not need to be ‘converted’ or baptized it is all a lie that keeps all in the illusion that we have to attain something, when in fact God resides within all of us, we just need to reconnect as Aimee says we are born with this knowing this connection already within us all.

  2. What it further exposes is that love is our religion and that it is not complex at all. It is so simple that we like to make it something ;complex, which it is definitely not, but the opposite. Great way to bludgeon our truth.

  3. I think that’s a good point – that we can relate to the beautiful body awareness and connection that babies can reflect because it is a connection that lives within us too and as such is always there ready to be re-ignited.

    1. Yes instead of being or looking at a baby thinking how lovely we can say ‘I am that too’ it is just loving ourselves enough to connect or re-connect to the innate essence within us. It is always there and always has been there.

  4. We are for sure all born religious, as what else are we impulsed by to move and express when we are born. As babies we are at one with our Soul, as such connected deeply with God and for me being this is precisely what being religious is, to live in a way that is impulsed by our connection to our Soul where our relationship with God is a given. And really, we all know this and what this means as we have lived and breathed it before, which shows us that it truly is our innate way of being and the foundation where we can return to live together in the harmony of Brotherhood which we are designed to live.

  5. We all love babies and feel disarmed by them and we just accept that is how babies are. Yet we should actually look at this a bit deeper because how come that we as grown up adults don’t have this same melting and joy every time we see each other? What do we change from when we were a baby to being an adult? If we can’t hold this immense love what is our parenting and education doing that is not treasuring and nurturing this to be even more there in the adult?

    1. So beautifully and innocently put Lieke, if we were to take a moment and stop to ponder your words
      ‘If we can’t hold this immense love what is our parenting and education doing that is not treasuring and nurturing this to be even more there in the adult?’
      It seems to me that instead of nurturing ourselves we deliberately crush our beauty, sensitivity, fragility all those qualities that melt us when we are in the presence of a baby.

  6. We are all born religious – awesome beings that need to appreciate the love we have inside. We need a true form of education that leaves us to be from young absolutely glorious as we are, the spark we are born with needs to be accepted and expanded further. Not going any less than that spark children are born with, only allowing them to grow – grow into more of themselves.

  7. ‘For a baby there is no class, no creed, no color, no separation – they are simply a single humanity.’ There is so much in this sentence because when we are accepting of all equally we have true love, and true religion

  8. Do we love the innocence of babies because they reconnect us to a quality we have either forgotten or disregarded within ourselves?

    1. And in those moments with babies, that same natural, religious connection is recognised in ourselves? It is always there, simply waiting for us to realise this and walk with it.

  9. ‘we just need to reconnect with ourselves and feel what is true for all of us’ Here here! and Serge Benhayon is truly helping us to do just that ✨

    1. So true Chris – it is something that we can never truly be separate from, which is very beautiful and humbling to realise, but we can certainly choose to live in ignorance of our innate and divine religiosity and who we are in essence.

  10. God has given us reincarnating until we get our life to an understanding where we can live the truth of who we are. The Way of The Livingness has us informed about how we shall come to a true point of evolution so we can deepen our understanding of God and thus continue to expand our awareness.

  11. There is a difference between people when they get born what they remember or connect to with God.
    It depends how we lived in our other lives. Were we connected within us with God when we died or were we drifted away. That what we leave behind is what we find when we get back and from there we can expand in our evolution back to soul.

  12. If I read your blog about religion and how we all are born religious, it makes no sense we as human beings have made all this complexity about religion, manmade religions with God outside our bodies. One thing is for sure when you hold a baby in your arms, or look a baby in their eyes there is an instant connection with the divine if you want it or not.

  13. Great call in asking what are we religious with as we can be religious with work, fitness, food etc but what is the true meaning of the word religion – to re-connect, re-bond, re-align to the truth of who we are. It seems we are using the word religion, as many other words, not in their true context.

  14. I think it can be really helpful to discuss the word religion and unpack some of the many beliefs and ideals that are or have been associated with it and that we may be reacting to – because in that reaction we may in fact be throwing the baby out with the bathwater so to speak and labeling religion as something it isn’t in truth…

    1. Agree Fiona, there has been atrocities throughout the ages that have taken place under the banner of religion, that would have many disassociate with the word and understandably so. Though these acts could not be further from the truth of living in connection with oneself, others and all of life…or religiously.

      1. Victoria Picone if we were to study history we would indeed find that there have been many atrocities that have taken place under the banner of ‘religion’. The Alexandrian Library was decimated and the scrolls were either destroyed or plundered, the ones that were plundered were then twisted and misinterpreted by so called religious people of the day. The wanton brutality that occurred was to stamp out any resistance, mob violence was whipped up by the religious people of the day, to keep the population in check. Succumb to the will of the church or your business, homes, life will be destroyed. The Cathars were persecuted in much the same way by the Roman Catholic faith. This ‘religion’ also spread around the world and broke no opposition to its doctrine. The Crusades were another ‘religious’ war where people were murdered, raped, lives destroyed all under the banner of so called ‘religion’ it’s the complete opposite to the true meaning of the word. Is it possible this is a deliberate ploy as it keeps us away from the true nature of our essence to re-bond with God. So that there is a deliberate movement or configuration within our bodies born out of life times of persecution so that we don’t want to have anything to do with the word God, the word is a complete ‘turn off’ deliberately so. Is it also possible we have been lied to on such a grand scale that we are for now unable to see through the lies that have encapsulated us for life times. We will never be left alone to decide for ourselves, because behind all of this there is the Astral plane which influences everything we do, it will keep up the resistance to make it harder to return back to our soul, because in the resistance is the energy they use to sustain themselves. We are mere puppets to be used as an energy to feed off. When we can allow ourselves to come to this level of awareness we will be able to get a sense of the lies about God we have been fed over many lifetimes.

    2. Religion, as it is commonly known today, is so far removed from what religion in truth is, that it is not strange that more and more people are turning away from it, looking for something different. Innately we know religion and God even if we do not want to use those words for the bastardisation they have become. The call from our divine essence is growing and more and more people look for truth. And as is divinely designed, for those who seek they will find.

  15. “Are We All Born Religious?” I like this because it shows just how hugely wrong every single religious war has been and is.

    1. Love what you say here Elizabeth. Power hungry politics is not religion. Anything that separates us is not religion.

  16. Since it is an ineffable truth that our bodies belong to God, most definitely, when we are born, we are one with the divine. And this is somewhere we can return to at any time if, we simply choose.

  17. It is so beautiful to read the true meaning of the word 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;” connecting us to our inner self and each other as all equal as one. So different to the religion of dogma, churches, rules, institutions that divide, separate, create hostilities and war.

  18. To me babies just are with the grandness they are from and intensively connected with. It is the adult that finds it difficult to relate with because they have lost this connection in heir growing up in becoming a valued and contributing participant of our current societies that do not recognise and appreciate the value of the quality our young born’s are born with and bring to the world, every time a baby is born.

  19. There is no question we are inspired by something babies reflect to us, and I have often wondered if seeing that reflection of their connection connection reminds us of our lack of it. The way you have described a baby’s connection to itself, to its body and a way of moving that is fully aware of and exploring its movements is, sadly. very different from the way we live. If our connection to where we come from is potentially accessed from our bodies then no wonder we smile as we feel the love lived by a baby.

  20. Religion is a difficult topic to write about in today’s society, there are so many different understandings, beliefs, ideas, judgements, dogmas, and information sources that each have a different perception on this world. This confusion with religion has made it taboo to talk about it openly.

  21. Came up in conversation the other day that when we’re little we have no filter of what we should or shouldn’t say. That should or shouldn’t though comes from a right and wrong and also don’t rock the boat. You say exactly what is there and the truth rocks the adults in our lives especially when other adults hear young people say it as it is. For me I’m slowly coming back to saying how something is, and being more okay with reactions.

  22. “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?”

    So clear when you put it like this, and then the baby/child gets loaded up with a whole bunch of ideals, pictures, beliefs from parents, friends, other kids, school etc… but we certainly dont start out that way.

  23. We should question it differently around actually: what makes us not connected to everyone and everything? What have we been avoiding, not wanting to feel — the disconnection we have been living with all this time?
    So it is more fair to ask ourselves: why do we avoid connection with each other and most importantly first ourselves?
    What does it ask us to then let go of if we make our lives about connection and togetherness?

  24. My whole perception of what being religious is has changed since being introduced to The Way of The Livingness. I’ve gone from perceiving it to be rules or dictatorship that one follows, to knowing Religion is something that lives within. Yes we are all born religious, for being Religious is a birth right we are all born with that we can choose to claim.

  25. Thank you Aimee, you remind me of the fact that it is our body that is our connection to God, and in neglecting the body when we grow older, we too neglect our doorway to God. A doorway that is just there, always ready to reconnect to, but what we knowingly ignore and instead start to look for that religious connection outside of us, a movement that has resulted in the many institutionalized religions we nowadays know in our societies to exist.

    1. I love the connection made to our relationship to our body being a doorway to our relationship to God. I almost changed the wording to window, which shows how easy it is to see our relationship with God as something we observe not something we are free to accept as ours to walk beside in equalness.

      1. Yes, a window or door, but actually there is no wall at all that separates us from God. It is only from our own making from the mind that we need doors or windows to connect through, but in reality as you say Lucy, God is always beside and with us and it is up to each of us to make that a reality to live with.

      2. I am realising how unimposing this is, there is no need from God for us to believe, or feel, ‘get’ or understand. There is simply a constant steadiness about the support offered that is mightier than anything.

  26. Beautiful Aimee, even if we are not sure or do not have a relationship with God we all know how important our body is and so if we become religious with our own bodies we will get to know the divine anyway.

  27. Religion is a movement and way of being, a return to all that we are, a way of being. It is not confined to anything of human creation, it is of the universe, energy, God, of the All.

  28. If we understood what the true meaning of the word religion meant, then we would understand that we cannot escape at all being religious in life. It’s who we are and a part of all we do in life. Its not even a belief in God or going to church. That may be part of a religious expression for someone, but it not make someone religious. If we are human, then we are religious.

  29. A had a child ask me recently, why are there so many different Gods and how do you know what is true. I asked what they felt, they said there has to be something the same in all people, something that brings us all together not something that moves us away from each other, like the belief in different Gods.

    1. Wow that’s so gorgeous and highlights how we do all know religion and what is truly means. We need to have such wisdom recorded, so we are reminded of how much we do know when we are children and how much we are connected to all of life.

  30. If religion means to re-bind, to re-connect, we must be connected and bound to begin with. And what with is what determines the way we live.

  31. ” 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 ”
    This is so true and the innocence and beauty of a child is lost to what the world wants.

  32. ” 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. ”
    So very true re-connecting to the religion we are , from the inside out.

    1. So true and we have lived it in this life, it is innately within us so it makes no sense that we keep looking outside of ourselves as we have been ever since. We can never leave who we truly are we can only disconnect from it.

  33. When I hold a baby, I know God and I never thought of myself as a Religious person but that feeling and smell of a baby is pure love and the reason I just don’t want to let go when I am holding that bundle of cuddles and joy is because babies are religious with their movements and deep connection to their bodies. So, yes, I am wanting to live with that type of natural connection and every day is a learning, to return to what I was naturally gifted with as a baby, every day I am a student of the Livingness.

    1. I so know what you mean Sarah about holding a baby, there is not a skerrick of doubt that what you’re holding is from heaven. I also love hearing the truth bombs that come out of little kids mouths, uninhibited.

  34. Re-discovering the true meaning of the word religion has been very healing for me. Having had issues with established religions from early childhood on the word was tainted in a way that did not allow me to consider that I might be religious by nature. This is the evil of the religions we have today, they bring a false version of a truth so that what is true becomes very hard to access.

  35. ‘Babies accept and embrace people for all that they are with no judgment’ the more we all do that the more love we will see and feel in the world. We can be so quick to judge others with our eyes and thus condemn them for the way they are all that happens is they get further entrenched in their patterns. Where as when we truly appreciate another we remind them of the love they are and it can be the start of them returning the innocence and love of the child they were and we all were and can easily be. We just have to give it a go in full.

  36. I actually spent time in my early twenties looking at many different religions speaking to their church (etc) leaders and reading their holy texts only to discover they all seemed the same yet did not answer my questions about life and death and all that’s in-between. I have since discovered the knowing of my inner-heart and this is my religious teacher.

  37. My religion is living life, as a student of life and love, simple easy. There are no rules or beliefs to adhere to or get right, rather live and observe, life is my petrie dish…. Awesome blog Aimee

  38. We are born with connection to our true wisdom then take on a game of playing less to fit in. To return to this state of true grace and innocence without playing ball with the illusion of life – that is what religion is all about: a beautiful path of return – thank you Aimee.

    1. Yes, ‘beautiful path of return’ is what religion means to me. A gorgeous reconnection with ourselves and God that is a very intimate relationship and one that needs no middle person, just our willingness to return to who we are.

  39. When we look into the eyes of a little child we see God. But the doubts creep in as we get a little older and so many of us lose our way and blame God for our issues and for the world letting us down.

  40. “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?” I love this Aimee. We are indeed multidimensional beings.

  41. Letting all in is a deeply religious and expansive experience. We do not have to choose like everyone else but knowing there is no judgement only a respect for all choices is absolutely freeing and powerful.

  42. Absolutely — it is that simple. What we see in children is their religion, and whatever we or society introduces that is actually not their nature should never ever be imposed upon them, but given space to all that they are and feeling. Our world will by this very thing – be a whole different place if we start to allow children to be absolutely who they are in all their natural qualities, with of course the guidance of parents/family members and rest.

    1. It really is that simple Danna we just have to allow children to grow up being who they are and they will then be empowered to be the love they are and will not so readily conform to the expectations that society puts on us. We are all naturally love and so it is natural for us to be love, to be any less than love is not normal, we just need to make love our foundation and benchmark.

  43. We know all that we are from the day we are born. Over time we may have built up protection from hurts, ideals and or beliefs that have hindered this truth but we always have the opportunity to express, live and move in a way that connects back to God any time and this brings such simplicity and joy felt just as we were when we were born.

  44. It’s definitely true we all know this innate fact Aimee. Love was just love and we did not have to do anything to be held and adored as such. We just are. Perhaps that’s a clue for what true religion is all about.

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