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This past week while volunteering at Deepak Chopra’s Seduction of Spirit conference in La Costa, I had a variety of duties, such as assisting with registration, guiding people to events, and manning the doors of the ballroom space. It was incredible to be among more than 400 people who were seeking a greater connection to the Divine, through Deepak’s programs and teachings.

One of the days, while manning my post at the door, I got into a conversation with an attendee.

She asked, “Do you work at the Chopra center?” I told her I was simply volunteering during the week for the conference.

SHE: “So, what is your job? Did you have to take a whole week off from your job to do this?”

ME: “I have my own business, so I gave myself the week off.”

SHE: “What do you do?”

ME: “I am a nondenominational minister – I perform weddings, baby blessings, memorials, home clearings.”

SHE: “But what is your church? Do you give services?”

ME: “I don’t have a flock, nor do I give sermons.” I shared with her that I officiate and facilitate ceremonies and blessings for sacred moments. And I don’t follow a particular religion. Instead I read books and learn tools and attend programs that will help me connect with God/the Divine. To bring that same energy to every service I officiate or perform. Whatever it takes, my end goal is to experience my own direct connection with God.

I have had this conversation often, in many variations and with all different kinds of people, and I so appreciate the questions. I think a lot of people feel confusion about spirituality and religion and how it fits into our lives.

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