That seems to be a question that has been asked me my whole life. I feel a very close relationship now with God. Now, religion, that is another matter. For me, there is religion, then there’s spirituality. I always felt I was a very spiritual person even as a child. I felt very connected to God. As a child, He was a good God. He was a kind God. He was loving, considerate. Someone I could talk to about anything. Then religion got into it, He became the angry God and punishing. I had to talk to someone before I could talk to God. If I did anything wrong God was going to punish me. When you are little you are not sure what is right and wrong. I just knew in my heart this wasn’t the God I came to know on my own. God has always been with me. He is my optimistic, hopeful side. He makes me smile every morning and lay head down each night with gratitude. He understands, He forgives and has patience for all the imperfections that I have.
The other question is, is reiki a religion? No, reiki is not a religion. I don’t practice religion. Reiki is spiritual energy healing. God is with me during Reiki. I couldn’t begin to Reiki without asking God to guide and help me with this spiritual energy. But the energy comes through me to the pets or people that I am healing.
Its been a wonderful opportunity and journey for me. But not a religion. It has been very spiritual as I am.
So does Candy believe in God? Yes, I do. Very much.