How can we say our spiritual food is nourishment if it doesn’t involve self-empowerment? Self-confidence? Self-progression?
Does your spiritual food have some deficiencies? Is it initiating healing or encouraging suppression? Is it an addictive drug or is it medicine? Is it a balanced meal or is it disproportionate? Does it make your spirit feel harmonic or dis-eased?
Today is Sunday..a day that many are encouraged to run to a place outside of themselves in order to find a deity/God. Because of COVID-19, this habit has been prohibited to an extent. But most will return after the restrictions lessen.
This forum is not to discourage anyone from having confidence in a higher power. I believe that each person has a right to follow what suits their spirit. And from my own experience, I have gained balance in my everyday life by practicing spirituality. I am not in the business of recruiting or persuading someone to follow one particular spiritual system, but to be transparent, I follow biblical teachings. However, when it relates to spirituality, my intent IS and will always be to help unlock the codes that many of us have been introduced to in some form or another. I support TRUE FREEDOM in every aspect of life’s journey.
For those of us who were introduced to biblical teachings at an early age, we still have those concepts within us. It was the foundation for our comprehension of our spirit self. We were introduced to this idea that there is a greater purpose for our life that is not merely physical and this is awesome! This wisdom is comforting during the chaotic parts of our journey and it gives us precepts that initiates our compass for our life. It is like an instrument that we use for our benefit versus the instrument ruling over us.
The conflicting part of religion comes into play when CONTROL and strict dogmatic teachings seep into the guidance. This is the portion that inhibits us from elevating to our greatest aptitude.
Many who follow spiritual systems only comprehend the practical matters but aren’t introduced to the metaphorical understandings. I say many because I am clear that this is not the case for ALL spiritual practices. But in most organized INSTITUTIONS, the idea is to get a person to a certain point of enlightenment with a goal to keep them coming back for more just like a collegiate institution. You need MONEY (disguised as tithes to God) in order to get a different lesson for higher understanding.
Once I saw this pattern firsthand, my intuition was guided towards a path that broke me free from the ILLUSION of enpowerment. I remember always feeling like something was missing. There were some deficiencies in my experience with organized religion.
I reached a point where I had to study for myself, which is what the biblical text (2 Timothy 2:15) said to do in the first place. Afterwards, I realized the original intent for the ALLEGORIES and parables was to lead people back to themselves…self-empowerment and self-confidence. That is when I was led to some unpopular messages such as:
-‘God’ is within you. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
-‘God’ does not reside in a temple made by man’s hands. (Acts 7:48-49, 17:24)
-The kingdom is in you. (Luke 17:21)
-If anyone asks who sent you..tell them I AM has sent me to you..(Exodus 3:14)…Hence..I AM THAT ‘I AM’..
These were all CONCEPTS that were supposed to be self-empowering. I mentioned above that spiritual food that is genuinely nourishing SHOULD help us to become more progessive in the same way our food that fuels our physical body does.
Progression: the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state.
This is why I always say we have more so-called leaders directing people from a place of self-interest than we have on the opposite end and sometimes it’s because of ignorance. But most times, it’s due to greed. Now, we have entities hiding behind non-profit titles who are indeed profiting from a person’s lack of complete trust in their self and their own intuitive abilities that The Almighty Creator equipped humans with.
I also questioned…
If ‘God’ is within us, what are we looking outside of ourselves for? Why do we put on an external program to serve or worship a deity when Acts 17:25 states the opposite? Why must we go through a mediator disguised as a “prophet” or “Pastor” in order to comprehend ‘God’? Shouldn’t we be encouraged to go within?
Flowerchild777 was created as a call to remembrance. There is something within us all that KNOWS we are enough. We are capable of accomplishing so much when we exercise our gifts without guilt, shame, or beliefs that we are mischievous. With self-confidence, we have more trust in our own judgments, qualities, and superpowers.
Once we invest time in our HEALING, we will find just how easy it is to trust ourselves. We will see how much more SAFE it is to rely on our OWN intuition/spirit instead of running to a mentor or another human to DIRECT our life. Only ACTORS require directors. I’m only interested in being my authentic self and the only PLACE that holds the key to who I AM is within myself.
You are a free spirit when NO-THING or being can block your soul from elevating to its fullest potential. It’s impossible to be liberated and be a codependent simultaneously. You will either be free or bound and the bondage is not always physical. An inability to think and process information on your own is mental enslavement. You will either have full FAITH (complete trust and confidence) in your own abilities OR have complete trust in someone else to make decisions for you.
Freedom: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint (bondage).
So I ask again..
How can we say our spiritual food is nourishment if it doesn’t involve self-empowerment? Self-confidence? Does your spiritual food have some deficiencies? Is it initiating healing or encouraging suppression? Is it an addictive drug or is it medicine? Is it a balanced meal or is it disproportionate? Does it make your spirit feel harmonic or dis-eased?