Questioning Your Concept of God
Today I wanted to touch on something that is affecting your entire experience of life, although you might not even realize it:
Your concept of God.
So many people go through life without ever pausing to reflect on this core, fundamental concept. It’s something so simple, yet addressing and clearing it can reap tremendous rewards because of the belief structure that stems from it.
To shine light on this concept with you, I'm going to share a powerful affirmation I found on Page 75 of Catherine Ponder's book, "Open Your Mind to Receive". Here it is:
“A loving God wants me to be happier than I’ve ever been before! I have a divine right to be happy, so I claim my happiness now!"
Notice that Catherine begins the affirmation with "A loving God". Take a moment and allow those words to be present your mind and heart.
Do you believe that God is loving? Many of us, myself included, have heard opinions to the contrary. So what do you believe?
Albert Einstein is attributed to saying, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”
Think about that for a moment.
This is a fundamental, core belief we're talking about. It may not be something you consciously think about every day, but your beliefs about the nature of God, and the universe as a whole, exist within your subconscious mind - along with the rest of your beliefs, and they are influencing every aspect of your life.
For example, if you believe God is an angry, punishing God, or that the Universe is an unsafe, hostile place to live in, that is setting the tone for your entire experience of life.
I’m not here to sway you into any specific beliefs about God or the Universe. I’m simply here to help bring the light of awareness to this topic so you can see if it’s something you’d like to shift or change.
Core Belief Check-In Practice:
If you’d like to start shining some light on your concept of God to see if it needs some clearing or aligning, try this:
Write down the above affirmation.
Take 5 minutes to close your eyes and really meditate on it.
Then, write down and answer the following questions:
How does the affirmation make you feel?
Do you believe it?
What does the word "God" mean to you?
How do you feel inside when you hear or say the word "God"?
One of the most beautiful things about being human is our ability to change our minds, which in turn, can change our lives.
If you come across any thoughts or ideas that you know are not serving your highest good, you have the power and ability to release and replace them.
The above practice and Catherine’s book are a great place to start, but if you find you need more support, connect with a life coach or even a therapist who can help you through the belief-changing process. You can also reach out to me directly by commenting below and I will be happy to recommend someone for you.
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