I need to start this post with saying that I respect your beliefs and, I respect the fact that you have a religion you follow if that is the case for you. I don’t ‘belong’ to an organized religion myself anymore, but that was a personal choice I made once I started listening directly to God. If religion is to be believed, than EVERY SINGLE PERSON on the planet is going to Hell. I don’t believe in hell as portrayed by religions, they invented hell so they would have something to threaten us with.
I sometimes have clients (or acquaintances), that say, “I can’t talk about this, I’m Christian”, regarding my work. I have no problem at all dropping the subject, or answering difficult questions, if you have them. I think it is sad though that some Religions have replaced God and Love with Fear and Separation.
I simply do not understand why having a “Religion” keeps you from talking to and listening to God. I was brought up Roman Catholic and there was a lot of fear instilled in me from a young age about my gifts, I get it. In church they talked about “demons” and “Satan”, and how bad things were all over. They also talked about the Bible, and how in the bible stories God was everywhere, and God talked to people. That we were God, God was IN US.
Where and when did it come about that when God speaks to us we are not allowed to listen for fear that it is not really God at all? Faith is a good thing to have, it helps many people, myself included. Religion is another matter. Having a religion and going to church can be a wonderful thing. Just being in the presence of other people in a church, and feeling all the good and loving energies can be awe inspiring ~ I know, I have been. It is nice to have like-minded people to be around, where you can open up your heart, and feel connected to other’s and to Source.
It is important to remember though that “God is in YOU”. You are not separate from the Source of all that is. This is where organized religions fall short sometimes. On the one hand, they teach that God is everywhere and in everything, and then in the next moment they tell you that you are not worthy of “listening” to God. You are allowed to talk to God through prayer, but you are not allowed to listen to God.
I can tell you right now, that God talks to each and every one of you all the time. Your religion has just made you afraid to listen. You are told “God is Love” ~ then two minutes later you are told to “fear God” ~ followed by talk of “the Wrath of God”. Really? Love and Fear are two COMPLETELY different energy vibrations. It is simply impossible for them to occupy the same space. Just as it cannot be light and dark at the same time, you cannot have love and fear and wrath all at the same time.
You have been told you are not ‘special’ enough for God to talk to you. I am telling you, you are special. Stop being so fearful, and be loving, allow yourself to listen to God. God/Source talks to you all the time.
Obviously Faith has changed over the last couple thousand years. Religions have been taken over by “leaders” that want to stop you from listening to God, and from connecting to your own Infinite Source. A lot of Religions now just want to keep you disempowered. Faithful, but powerless.
I am not saying that you should stop going to church, or ditch your religion. I AM saying that maybe it is time that you stopped listening to MEN (or women), that tell you to stop listening to God. God wants to talk to you, God wants you to listen, and to trust. Source is there, always. Has always been there. Please remember your connection, and listen to God and your inner wisdom, that part of you that is a part of God, not to “humans” that would like to disempower you by having you shut down your beautiful connected soul.