Standing in my truth is what brings me the most joy in life. It is the backbone that allows me to pursue my goals and go after my dreams. Ever since I was a child I knew I was loved and cherished by God. Not the God that kept a ledger of good or bad, nor the God that was watching your every move, ready to pounce if you made a mistake. My God was filled with love, comfort and compassion.
As a child I talked to God all the time and I thought everyone else did. I would have long conversations with God about my life and how I was doing. As a teen, I sought out other religions to see how they communicated with Source. In my twenties, I traveled the world learning about how others meditated and prayed and what was real to them. The harshest crime I saw was that so many religions put guilt and barriers between people and God. How sad that they were turned away from the best comfort in the world.
I believe people in general want to feel connected to God and to each other. They turn to drugs, alcohol and sex when they feel empty inside and the pain is too great to bear anymore. The emptiness is what is killing them. They are lonely for themselves and their connection with Source.
When we teach people how to meditate or go within, they begin to connect with their inner spiritual side. Bringing awareness to your own spirit helps you automatically connect with the Source and the sense of oneness. It opens the soul to remembering its truth and its path. Loving your life and living it to its fullest is the greatest gift you can give to the Source and to each other. I don’t think God ever wanted us to be carbon copies of what society says is real or what our grandparents saw as real. We are meant to be unique, each of us expressing a facet of God and mirroring it to the world around us.
Our spiritual leaders have been great examples of this. Gandhi couldn’t have been an armed fighter; he carried peace and compassion in his every breath. He stood and walked in his truth, no matter what family or society said. He was being God’s mirror when he walked in peace.
Look deep inside yourself. What is the strongest part of you? What do you take with you no matter where you are? To me, it has always been my faith and a feeling of being held in the arms of God. Whatever it is in you, own it and be proud of the reflection of God that you have been given. Join me for my class, ‘How to MakeFriends With God!’ (See below.)
Mary Bell Nyman is the Director of Psychic Horizons Center in Boulder, CO and originally wrote this for the December 2014/January 2015 Newsletter. If you repost this message, or any portion thereof, please give credit to Rev. Mary Bell Nyman, www.psychichorizonscenter.org.