Do you consider yourself a religious person? If so, which religion do you affiliate with? If not, why not? Do you consider being "religious" different from believing in a higher power?
I do. I identify as Lokean, meaning I work with Loki (no, NOT Marvel; fuck Marvel) and, in my case, his family.
There's no objective answer as to whether belief and religion are one and the same, but to me, practice without belief is meaningless. If I did not believe I was meaningfully surrendering my time, energy, food, fuel and occasionally my bodily autonomy (I stopped cutting my hair, and I've spent long periods covering it as a devotional act), I wouldn't bother. All those gestures being directed at absolutely nothing would be a waste.
For me, there has been ample *subjective* proof that it's going somewhere, so I keep at it.