My Faith and Chronic Illness

Recently I read a particularly inspiring post called 'Devotional tips for those with chronic illnesses and limited energy' by Michelle at Northern Tamarisk. It really helped me remember that I am certainly not alone with chronic illness and it also encouraged me to write about my own illnesses and how I deal with it interfering with my … Continue reading My Faith and Chronic Illness

Faith and Prayer

Due to the traditional, inherited nature of Shinto, many practitioners do not have what would be described as 'faith'. Instead, they follow the customs due to national identity rather than any personalized spiritual experience. Shinto is so deeply ingrained into the Japanese psyche that it can be hard to even know where to start from … Continue reading Faith and Prayer