Hi, I’m Anekia Nicole!
I have always been an inquisitive being. Always questioning, always searching for answers. I would consider myself a spiritual seeker.
However, being raised in the church I was taught to believe in God with an unwavering faith and to never question a word of the Holy Bible. So with devotion, I’d study the scripture, sing hymns and whisper daily prayers to God. While in church my ears would soak up every utterance from the preacher’s lips, awaiting the moment for God’s sweet presence to sweep over my soul. But it was not enough.
Hungry for a divine connection I'd search deep within the scriptures for answers to many of life's questions. But, it would often lead me to even bigger questions of which the Bible fell short of answering.
Overtime, my faith began to shift as my searching for answers expanded my knowledge of the world around me, and reformed my own personal values. I began to from ideals that didn't comfortably fit within the fundamental Christian values I was raised to believe. So the church was no longer a place where I found solace and peace.
I now know what I had perceived as a shift in faith was a sign of spiritual growth. As I have come to acknowledge that God was much bigger than the church walls I once boxed him in. Ever since this spiritual awakening I began to see God in all things.
It is out of this spiritual awakening my personal blog, A Soulful Rebellion was birthed. I started this project with the personal goal of documenting my spiritual journey, personal growth and to build a connection to those who also identify as spiritual seekers. But most importantly, to let those of you like me know that you are not alone.