Hunter I really do understand what you are saying, as this is how I also sense things. I call this spiritual belonging universal energy. Unlike a manmade god, it is just something that is there, it has no character, no form, it asks nothing of you, you do not pray to it. There are no manmade holy books to follow. It does not judge you, but this energy is there none the less. I have seen this energy leave a person when they die, I sense this energy in myself and others, I sense it in animals, plants, the environment, it is simply what in everything and everywhere.
There is no religion attached to my understanding, there are no rules, no moral standards made up by someone else. I don't have to serve others , or preach to others, I don't have to fear punishment, or long for reward, I can just be.