When you are just starting out on your spiritual awakening journey, it is not uncommon to find yourself in a lost and confused place. You might find yourself having a hard time trying to figure out where to begin as you embark on this new journey. So I've outlined, the first few steps to take when you are new to this spiritual awakening journey.
Affirmative Prayer, is a prayer technique that centers the mind on the desired positive outcome instead on the present situation or negative circumstance. It operates by aligning your thoughts with what you desire through the process of creative visualization in which you become a co-creator with the divine.
All sacred texts express our human interpretation of that which we refer to as a higher power, highest consciousness, God, Source or The Universe. There is truth hidden within all sacred text. No matter what sacred text you choose to read you can learn about the nature of the Divine from it and, how our relationship to what we define as God has evolved throughout time.
This year I've decided before I can fully doubt the words of the Bible, I have to fully study it. So I picked it up again. This time when I read it, I gained a newfound meaning for spirituality and the purpose of the Bible. It is as if I am now seeing God through a new lens. This new lens has made it easier for me to read the Bible again.
Well, being skeptical about Christianity doesn't necessarily mean you doubt the existence of God. Maybe you just aren't quite sold on the idea of Creationism because of the overwhelming evidence and hard science that backs evolution. Maybe you believe Jesus existed but aren't quite sure about his whole resurrection story. Or maybe you you’re not certain about the omnipotence of God.
As a young girl I was taught to revere God. To believe in God with an unwavering faith. To never question a word of the Holy Bible. To perform the necessary actions to feel the warm embrace from the divine Father. So with devotion, I studied the scripture, sang hymns and whispered daily prayers. In church my ears would soak up every utterance from the preacher’s mouth, waiting for the moment of God’s sweet presence to sweep over me.