This morning when I was meditating…………….which means sitting on the edge of the bed, in that dreamy waking state, asking for guidance for the day…………….. one of the messages I got was to do a blog about one of the books I’ve written called Look for the Good and You’ll Find God. The message said that alot of people are struggling with their relationship with God and are searching for answers.
As I often do, I asked for a sign to validate the message to make sure this wasn’t something I was making up and when I went to my computer, there was an email from a woman who said “I just started reading your book A Still, Small Voice. I got to the part about getting closer to God, and thought, “well I’m not sure if I believe in God. What then?” Do I have to believe in God to open up to my inner voice, my intuition? I believe in spirits, life after death, etc., but I have difficulty believing that there’s one guy up there watching over everyone, deciding our fates, calling all the shots etc.” and that was the validation I needed to write this blog.
I’ve already written the book, so I’m going to keep it simple here. Most of us have been taught since we attended Sunday school that God is up in heaven, keeping track of every good and bad thing we do, (making a list, checking it twice, gonna make sure we’re naughty or nice, no wait. That’s Santa Claus. Or is it?)
Okay, I’m back. We grow up hearing this over and over and over and we don’t know what to believe. Who are we supposed to turn to when we’re hurting? Grieving? Confused and needing direction? This is the part where I get angry about the crap we’ve been fed about God, so I’m going to jump past all of that and just say that , I got to the point in my life where I wanted to find out for myself what this God guy was/is all about.
Much to my surprise, I found quite the opposite of the negative things we are taught. This whole journey of finding the “real God” as I call Him/Her has been really fun. The source that created us is so loving, compassionate, creative and full of joy AND a sense of humor!!! Who knew!!!!
If you are struggling with the religious concept of God and feeling an emptiness because of it, it’s time for you to take that spiritual journey to find the truth about the Source that created you. Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt? There’s two teams. Someone hands you a piece of paper with all these crazy things to go find ie; emery board, toothpick, hair brush, nails, gas can, stick of gum, deodorant, pack of cigarettes, etc..
I don’t know if these are still happening but back when I was in college, we would play this game at parties. It was a fun way to connect with people on your team and always fun and creative to find the items. You never knew what was going to pop up or where you were going to find the obscure things on the list.
If you are someone that is struggling with your belief or your relationship with God, I’m handing you a piece of paper right now with the word GOD on it and I want you to go find out what He/She is REALLY all about. It’s a very fun journey with constant surprises.
I recommend you get a copy of the book Look for the Good and You’ll Find God (Amazon). You’ll read about my spiritual scavenger hunt and it will help you understand your own journey. The clues and truths along the way. It’s also a great book about manifesting.
If you’ve got alot of anger towards that guy in the sky, I really want you to consider the idea that maybe there’s a whole lot more to the story. I’m going to end here because I could go on for pages about all of this and like I said, I’ve already written the book. Enjoy your day.
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