I came across THIS article.. You don't have to go read it, I'll just quote the bit that really grabbed me about it. It's purpose was to define the difference between an eclectic pagan and an eclectic spiritualist.
If you're questioning what faith you belong to, or you're practicing pieces of multiple faiths simultaneously, you may well be an Eclectic Spiritualist. If you know you're Pagan, but you don't fit in any specific subgroup or you feel attuned with parts of multiple systems, you might be an Eclectic Pagan.
No matter how you look at it, being eclectic can be a good thing. Many people question their faith because they question some of its practices or beliefs, but not all of them. Some people feel drawn to certain things about certain faith systems, but not all of them. Becoming eclectic allows those people to practice as they see fit, and build a faith system that rings true for them.
It has crossed my mind that perhaps more and more people becoming eclectic in terms of faith may be part of the "greater plan". Maybe this shift is a small way in which people are putting aside their differences and becoming more connected. When we share faith, we grow closer together. Maybe one day we will all be Eclectic Spiritualists, united in a single belief system made from all the currently existing ones.
For me, this works best for several reasons; Primary one being, I consider myself a student of history, of cultures and how they develop and change over time. I believe there is a beauty in the fact that over 2000 years of one religion or a small handful of monotheistic religions attempting to force people into believing a certain way, and there are so many people the world over who refuse to let that stop them. There are too many who won't even allow a refurbished ancient religion push them into believing the way said ancient religion demands.
As it stands, there are different things I might call upon for various reasons.. this is most evident in my meditations/visualizations. When I began the Element Walk, the very first one.. Air was associated with celtic or native american woodwind music and the imagery of a mountain top in the smokeys surrounded by mist and clouds. Fire was native american drums, or something resembling Egyptian music and the imagery of an underground cavern with a well of fire in the center that, when allowed, would whirl around, spreading almost to the walls (ala Dumbledore when he was helping Harry find the horcrux in the little basin thingie). Water was nature/ambient sounds.. rainstorms primarily, sometimes it would be either Tibetan monks or the Tibetan singing bowls; with images varying between the beach and the woods during a storm. Earth would vary.. sometimes it was bagpipes and drums, other times it would be something along the lines of Eluvetie; the imagery would be of the Scottish highlands or some snow-covered area in a remote part of Scandinavia. I think that the choices of music and imagery reflect best where my interests lie when it comes to religion/spirituality. They show what I associate the Elements with, and must be explored.
I think it's a fairly safe bet that I will most likely never consider myself to have "mastered" anything where my Path is concerned. There is always something worth learning. There is always something bigger waiting to be noticed, recognized. This universe is way too large to ever fully know all things, to think otherwise is to be arrogant and well.. small-minded. I think I am forever destined to be... Padawan. And I'm perfectly fine with that!