Sunday, November 6, 2011

What do I believe?

This is from a Journal Entry on Saturday 11/5/2011

I believe that each of us is a manifestation of the One underlying Life/Love which is Sacred. I believe this is what is meant when the Bible says that we are created in the image and likeness of God. God is the life within me, within all things.

This is from a Journal Entry on Monday, 10/31/2011

I have also posted an adult entry: I am a child at play

So. what do I believe? I've begun to see myself as a Sacred Intimate – a sacred prostitute. This is so appealing on so many levels, but I can't give myself to this idea.

If I have been led astray by Satan, how do I find my way back to God? Maybe I am so far gone that there can be no redemption. Maybe when I think I'm worshiping God, I'm actually worshiping Satan. Have I been deceived by the great deceiver? If so, then woe is me. In that case, I will never find my way home because I am easily deceived.

I am not trying to unravel this thought. I need to know if it is true. If I pray for God to lead me home, am I praying to Satan to lead me astray? How can this prodigal son find his way home?

If it is up to me, then I am lost. But my faith is strong. There is nothing beyond God's reach - not even me. I believe that the God of my fathers can and will save me in all situations always.

Since this belief comes from the same place as the one that is afraid I have strayed, it should be neutralized. Never be afraid to investigate a thought that frightens you.

I believe more and more that I am not these thoughts, emotions, sensations or body. I associate with that which perceives these things. I choose what I allow into my consciousness. I can dedicate more attention to improving my inner experience so that I can help others do the same. I can know Truth – that I am how I see the world – and be freed to improve my world inside and out.

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