Stop Trying

In my meditations today (on my prior post, “A Space for Transformation“) I found myself trying to force things a bit.  I felt prompted, at the beginning of the week, to meditate on healing … to see what God had to teach me.

I tend to be a fairly task oriented person … tell me to meditate on healing and I’ll burst a temple trying to make it happen (lol).  The main thing that I heard God telling me today was,

“Stop trying; just create a space and bring Me into it … allow Me to work.”

So that’s what I did … I focused on simply creating a space.  I started with my heart chakra, and opened it.  I focused on expanding the space that I normally think of my heart chakra being … eventually I expanded it all the way out to encompass my entire being and beyond … a sphere of openness surrounding me.

The results?  Well, the major reaction that I felt immediately was in my forehead; my Third Eye/6th chakra … I felt an electric tingling that was pleasurable; it made me purr like a kitten in the sunlight. 🙂  A little bit later I felt some discomfort in my abdominal region, on the left side; where I had a hernia surgery years ago.  I felt prompted to place my left hand there and visualize chanelling the energy from the Earth into that spot … creating a space there for God to do whatever God wanted.  In a few minutes the discomfort subsided.  No big deal … really … a pain in my gut that subsided after a while.  Right?  I’m not going to be some quack saying that I “healed” myself … for me, it was just a part of my meditation; what I felt led to do at the time and I simply responded to that guidance.

Here’s the part that really hit me later on.  I went to work and throughout the day I kept feeling this intense tingling in my left pinkie finger.  The reason this is strange is that when I was 18 I was waiting tables at an Olive Garden (my first adult job).  I dropped a glass and instantly reacted to catch it … I caught it alright, but it was up against the wall and the glass shattered.  A large shard of glass cut to the bone on the interior of my left pinkie finger.  Ever since then I have felt nothing on the interior half off that finger … you could put a needle into the skin there, and I wouldn’t feel it.

My pinkie kept tingling for a couple of hours while I was working until it hit me … I was FEELING something in that part of my finger.  I hadn’t FELT anything there for years, and years, and years.  I really had gotten to a point where I didn’t even think about the numbness there … I had simply acclimated with time.  I grabbed my pinkie and started rubbing the part that had always been numb, and I could feel it … I could always  feel deep pressure before, but not simple rubbing or caresses on that spot.  My finger somehow has been healed.  Bizarre.

I know this sounds weird … there could be some scientific reason where my pinkie just naturally healed over time.  However, I do believe that God has the power to do ANYTHING … and what are the odds that this “natural healing progression” just so happened to coincide with the week that God prompts me to meditate on healing?  I could have gone the rest of my life without having this happen … and I really wouldn’t have cared … I had gotten completely used to not having feeling in that part of my finger … the thought that it would even be something to heal would never have even occurred to me.

On some level, I felt that God was telling me,

“See, it’s not about you … it’s not about what you try to make happen.  You simply create a space for me to work, and watch what I do. THAT is how healing works.”

Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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  otove wrote @

“By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.”

Beautiful, keeping the Heart open and buoyant under the pressures and strains of life is perhaps the central truth behind all lasting progress, just to paraphrase you.

Thanks R4A, Otove

  Religion4All wrote @

Thank you! Nicely paraphrased :-).

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