(A few days ago I wrote part 1 of this email series about how to simplify your spiritual work. If you missed it you can check it out here.)
Today I want to talk about HOW you can talk to God direct and bring your awareness to this Source Energy of our Universe!
But first I want to share something…
I was reading The Power of Now yesterday by Eckhart Tolle. And he says that he doesn’t use the word God very often because people have an instant reaction to the word when they hear it. I completely agree…
And I feel the same about the word ‘spirituality’. We have so many assumptions about what these things mean!
So, I want to point out that I’m sharing is just one of the meanings available to us. With each different religion, each different spiritual teacher, each different person who has different life experiences… there are different interpretations.
But we’re all talking about the same thing at its essence. We’re talking about this Creative Force that created our universe, created us, and helps us create the lives we’re leading right now.
The difference is in our how we perceive God to think and act… or how we perceive God to BE.
God, from my personal experience, doesn’t think or act the way we do. God is PRESENT. God is everything and everyone. And God is greater than the sum of its parts. God is the knowledge of ALL.
God doesn’t judge therefore, God redirects. God isn’t there to tell us we’re bad, but to show us HOW to create a life that will bring fulfillment, happiness, even money…
So, it’s our awareness of this God presence that matters.
It’s our interpretation of this Greater Force of Life that matters.
It’s our own personal communication with the Source Energy of the Universe that matters.
And that’s what I’m trying to do here… get you to COMMUNICATE directly. So that you can understand this presence in your life, through your own internal voice.
And so that you can create a connection with this ancient, life-giving, guiding force.
A FORCE that resides within you as well as all around you.
A force that helps you build, create, and love yourself and others without need.
And the way you do that is to speak up.
Speak to God in a conscious way.
I often tell my clients to buy a notebook and call it a Question Book. And to begin to write down all the questions you have about life. The good, the bad, and the ugly!
I say that we are all always receiving answers but we are unconscious of this until we bring a direct focus to this communication that’s already going on.
So as you write questions down and review them once a week, you see that so many have been answered already! And then you begin to see, over time, that you often receive answers… only to get the question later on. Such is the power of this guidance.
Today, though, I want to add something more to that.
I want to point out that we are a have a PRESENCE too, that is also God’s voice.
I call it intuition, inner-wisdom, or the God-voice within us…
It is our Maker, our Creator, our Loving Guide. It’s the part of us that is NOT separate from God but IS the essence of God having chosen to lead a life in this human body. It’s our soul.
It’s the part of us that it COMPLETELY connected to a depth of wisdom and love that will CARRY US.
We are not burdened by this depth of wisdom. It’s just accessible 24/7. It’s not ours to carry but to access.
When we are constantly trying to manage our thoughts and our actions… we are in SUFFERING. It’s not possible to do this. Because we are coming from MIND. When we are given rules and regulations what we must abide by, we instantly go into mind-reaction – either trying to connect to or trying to repel these ideas.
When we are given, however, knowledge and wisdom that is deeply in alignment with our SOUL self, that IS the Source Energy of the Universe, then we just KNOW. There is no burden, no weight, just awareness. We don’t need to fight or argue, or even actively accept.
It just is.
So I want to share this one, very simple exercise with you today to help you enter that space:
Sit, close your eyes, and just breathe for a few moments. Let your body and your mind relax.
Then ask God to show Itself to you. And ask God if there are any messages for you.
Continue to sit and breathe. Let any images, colors, feelings rise up. Let any thoughts just float through your mind. Don’t hold a connection to anything. Just let it all move through you.
Here’s the key to this, though:
You are NOT here to hear God, see God, or even know what God is!
You are here to bring forward your INTENTION to get to know God. That’s a journey. It’s the journey of life. And it’s personal.
Whatever word God uses to describe Itself is fine.
Whatever image God uses to show you meaning is fine.
And remember too, that if you do not see anything as you do this exercise, you’ve already brought your intention to know God forward. So… trust that the information you need will come to you in a different way. Maybe a book will land in your hands, or you’ll be listening to the radio and it will suddenly make sense. Maybe you’ll be driving down the street in a weeks time and just suddenly know…
There ARE NO RULES here! There is no set way that this will occur for you.
Just begin this conversation right from the beginning as you ask God what It is, and then let it all unfurl around you 🙂
This is simple. This is a true spiritual connection.
Stay tuned for part 3.