Greetings, Beloved Ones,
A recent conversation with a student has prompted us to respond in depth to the questions of Faith and Trust in God. The concept of having Trust in God is quite complex and has many layers; developing Trust in God is required to actually establish Faith. Without Trust in God Faith does not exist.
Faith is the embodiment of Trust in God. At the highest levels of Faith there is no questioning, only action. Have you ever wondered why the Angelics do not intercede in your life beyond offering love and emotional support? Why do they not help more actively when they can see humans are having a difficult time? It is because they have Faith and Trust in God. God saw every possible action and choice available to you in your lifetime before God allowed you to incarnate into your current form.
Humans have a very hard time from the get go. You get dropped into a body, it is uncomfortable and cold from the first day, you are helpless to deal with anything going on around you and entirely dependent upon others for everything. Worst case scenario you end up in a horrible environment…and people wonder how God could do this to them?
God knew what goals and objectives your Higher Self had when the plan was made and God allowed you to come here. God saw every permutation of every life and every interaction of every life…for all that exists, everything is finite to God. God saw your life and how it interacted with everything and ok’d it, giving you the opportunity to be here.
There is a saying humans state that God never gives you more than you can handle. Yet there are many individuals who would disagree and say that if God loved them then God would not let them experience pain. Humans view everything, including death, as bad or good…never just is. When you are in a dream do you remember you are asleep or is the dream “everything” to you?
Human reality is just a dream in many ways…a fleeting existence that is valid at the time one is experiencing it, but human death is not the end of all there is, so why would God be worried if someone should die, either through natural means, murder, or suicide? All return to God in the end…so it is all good. Why would God shield individuals away from pain? What stimulus would individuals then have for change and growth?
Yes, it is the experience that is important…not whether something is good or bad, or whether someone feels something is “too much”. That expression is without meaning…just because someone feels pain does not mean that one has been given “too much”. Your life situation was created from every choice you ever made. How many of those choices were taken and made out of greed, selfishness, unwillingness, wantonness, resentment, and other negative emotions developed out of a state of Fear?
When you develop your Faith in God, you start to release Fear and thus are able to heal more easily. Love is all there is, but if you are in a state of Not-Love then you are in a state of Fear and thus you must reverse the process. You must release the conditioning that you were raised with to discover that which resonates within you. By being transparent with what you resonate you will come to a greater understanding of who you are and how you were designed. Thus, you will have valuable information as you design your path to return to a state of Grace and Love with God.
If you believe that every choice you have made or not made has led you to this place in your life, how would God give you too much? You created your personal reality and you are living it…and you are each the one responsible for changing that reality as well. Not God, not the Angelics, and not anyone else. Just you. Understand – as long as you stay confused and mixed up emotionally you will always be giving your power away. By developing a state of Grace and a state of Love you will have a platform to base your life choices upon that is not a state of Fear.
Love is All There Is. The perception that Love does not exists is Fear and it is a lie. When you return time and again to the idea that Love is All There Is then you will grow to realize that all this, the images, the politics, the pain, the promises…all are just wisps in the dream you call reality. How much energy you put into this reality will make it more or make it less real to you. It does not invalidate your experience – it just means your energy creates the reality you choose. If you don’t like your reality, it is up to you to change it. Many don’t because they are either fearful it will be “worse” or they are afraid of some unknown ramification…change scares many, many people.
So, if we return to the knowledge that God ok’d your life, then who are the Angelics to countermand God’s decision and take matters into their own hands? They are embodiments of Love and Compassion, and have a constant connection with God, thus their Faith has a stronger reason to exist than Humanity does. Thus they understand that God knows all and understand that this is just one aspect of a larger whole, an experience designed and approved for you to have.
“Why is my life this way?” This is the basis of your questioning of God. Even in the “happiest” of lifetimes everyone SHOULD ask this question. It starts one on the path. Even those raised in a religious environment should ask this question as it will lead to the path of self-enlightenment and a deeper connection with God.
So – that is the beginning…and the end. But there is a whole lot in between. Humans are designed to have emotional depths and complexities, so healing a hurt is not easy – it takes a lot of work and effort and if you think you have healed something then start over, because the chances are you have not.
Human societies used to respect the elders and the wise people of their tribes and communities. Wisdom and maturity were goals that were valued and the individuals in the communities strove for those traits. Introspection and reflection were daily parts of one’s life and so while some hurts were never healed, the dedicated person would work their way through pain and gain wisdom of the events and grow in that manner.
Trust in God is one of the basic opportunities that all humans have, regardless of how they phrase it or how they define God. Abandonment is at the root of all lifetimes. Your connection to God was completely severed when you a small child and that created a lack in your life. A place that was filled became empty. In some households that lack will be more apparent than in others.
But the lack exists within each human. That is the basis of all addictions, the desire for love and companionship, and the desire to inflict pain upon others who seem happier than you…common human patterns of behavior. The root is the fact that you no longer Trust God, because God abandoned you here…alone and without your memories of what Truly Is…in this human world that is cold and harsh and you know something is missing…something is not right…but over time you bury that sensation in some experience or another.
School, activities, hobbies, family – all these things occupy your mind, but nothing quite ever fills the gap. When you feeling the failure that is to fill the gap, that feeling in turn feeds into the distrust and unhappiness. Maybe one’s life is far from filling that gap or maybe one’s life is close to perfect. It does not matter, really. The lack is there, present for each person to fill in some way, shape, or form.
Not everyone turns to the Spiritual to fill the gap. Some turn to food, drugs, alcohol, addictions, manipulation, bitterness, politics…anything where one can get some form of instant satisfaction that buries the gap for even a little while.
The Spiritual Path requires solitude and quiet. Why? Because when one is alone by oneself one cannot escape from oneself, one’s choices in life, and one’s perceived ideas of good, bad, happy, or sad. It provides the opportunity for one to reflect, which can lead to healing and growth. Not always, as many prefer to wallow in their poo poo pile, but some individuals relish in the solitude that is not aloneness, and they grow and develop in their connection to God.
But the human society does not approve of time spent in solitude. Your society today has done everything it can to create tools and toys that occupy every waking moment to prevent solitude. Why? Perhaps because the ego would find itself diminished if one were able to grow beyond needing its approval and existence. Perhaps because when one heals and grows the Detritus has nothing to feed upon. Perhaps because those around you are jealous and fearful of anyone who grows beyond their approved status quo. Perhaps because of these things and more.
Why would anyone or anything struggle to keep from changing a life that is unhappy? It is the same answer regardless of what it is – FEAR. Your solution to Fear is the absence of fear which is LOVE. LOVE must be present all the time, in all that you do. LOVE feeds Gratitude which feeds Hope and Charity for self and others.
These attributes were not just arbitrarily made up – they have a purpose and that purpose is designed to help someone move through the rough terrain of the spiritual path.
When you find Love then you start to heal the mistrust you hold inside against God. When you can look at your life – all of it, mistakes, shame, fear, all of it! – with understanding of how it was all allowed to take place to take you to a state of Grace, then you will experience Gratitude, another step towards learning to Trust God.
A State of Grace is a place of learning and growth in connection with God. It is an elevation from your current perspective to one where you have learned from your choices and have healed and grown from those choices. Misery leads to Grace because humans only respond to negative stimulation. Thus, Misery leads to opportunities to grow, thus leads to Grace. Grace is not Gratitude. Gratitude is not the same thing as Grace. You can be grateful for many things, but having Gratitude does not mean one has achieved a state of Grace. When you have achieved a state of Grace, however, you are grateful to all and for all you have gone through.
In its simplest state, Trusting God means viewing with Gratitude the life you have chosen and led as a blessing and not a curse, with the realization that even when you felt isolated and disconnected from God that God was truly there every moment along the way.