My place in the Universe
No one can decide this for you. This is absolutely the one thing you MUST discover for yourself.
To blindly follow one single belief in this regard because you were told to do so is pure naiveté and you will most likely find yourself completely unfulfilled.
Spirituality is not something I take lightly.
I have studied, and by studied I don't mean read a single pamphlet or book on the subject, around 35 different spiritual paths. I tend to call the spiritual paths because some of them are not considered a "religion".
So, did I find the one true faith? Not exactly, I still look for enlightenment every day and believe that we are meant to do so as long as are around in these meat suits.
I have found incredible similarities between them all, things that don't just pop-up with a casual understanding or cursory overview.
I was not one of those people born seeing auras, strange lights or being taught by channeled teachers. Frankly, I just don't have any personal experience with this.
When I was young (under 10) I do recall being able to feel some things differently than I have as I have gotten older. I used to pass this off as just day dreaming, however, I have since reconsidered that I most likely learned to suppress this freedom of spirit from peer pressure and social acceptance.
I have had significant spiritual experiences during prayer and meditation to know that there is a deep spiritual connection between what I identify as myself and the rest of the universe. I will place quite a bit of what I want to believe into the "I don't know" bucket for now. I continue to search and look for spiritual meaning. The student is ready, but the teacher has not yet appeared. It is not from a lack of looking. It will resonate when it is right.
As my gestalt increases, I do see more dots connecting and deeper understanding developing.