In this blog, I share what I have learned over the years through decades of my own spiritual searching. I am a Christian, but I try to write from a perspective that does not exclude people of other faiths, or those who believe in a Higher Power but are not affiliated with any particular religion. I believe that by keeping an open mind and heart, we all can learn from each other, regardless of our religious affiliation (or lack thereof). We “spiritual searchers” are just ordinary people who want to know how to relate our faith and spirituality to everyday life, live our dreams. and fulfill our destiny according to God’s plan.
My writing has appeared in various spiritual books and publications, and besides writing, my areas of interest and study include art, public speaking, acting, and Christian Counseling.
You might notice that, despite the current popularity of the term “the Universe” to describe where our power originates, I do not use that term. I believe in God, and I believe that God dwells within each one of us, but also that God exists as the Origin of everything and the giver of all good things. “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” ~ Hebrews 11:3. So, if God created the Universe, the Universe in and of itself has no power to create. Nor do I believe that “we are God,” but I believe that we are all a part of God. My perspective on it is that if you filled a billion cups of water from the ocean, the ocean would still be there as itself, but you would also have a part of the ocean in each one of those cups that you filled from it. So I will use the term “God” in my posts, but call this Higher Power whatever you wish.
I also will sometimes use the pronoun “He” when referring to God. I believe that God encompasses both male and female characteristics, of course. So my use of the male pronoun, which is traditional, is used only for better flow during the writing process. It does not mean that I am limiting God to just a male persona (except in the case of Jesus Christ).
I believe that all of us have access to the God within us, by tapping into our inner guidance. I use this term to describe wisdom and inspiration that is clearly outside of our conscious mind’s ability to give us. Some choose to believe that this wisdom comes through their Soul or Higher Self, some believe it is from the Holy Spirit, Jesus, angels, archangels, saints, or guides, etc. I believe in all of these sources, and that we can receive guidance from any one of them. But I also believe that ALL good and true guidance originates with God and flows through to us in various ways, assisting those of us on earth who are struggling to live the best lives we can. Much of what I post here was directly given to me through this inner guidance.
As it says in Matthew 7: “By their fruit you will recognize them…every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit….Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” This is how I discern what is authentic, good inner guidance for me, and it is how I know that it originates with God.
MY MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide hope, encouragement and motivation to those who, like me, are striving to lead a good and productive life and stay true to their High Ideals, while effectively coping with the stresses and problems of everyday living. To reassure people that you are never alone — that God and God’s helpers are always nearby to assist you and will never abandon you!
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