Coming closer to God, the infinite source of life should be our primary goal. This is especially true as I explain in my other article 5 Reiki Principles; we use His energy to effect healing.
This little allegorical story illustrates it best:
As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my friend.
But then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried, “How can You be so slow?” “My child”, He said, “What could I do? You never did let go.” –Anonymous
We live in a society that is always telling us to strive for more, do more, and be more. This can have a lot of negative effects on our ethereal vibration and frequency (i.e. deplete us). In case you are wondering what I’m talking about, refer to this article.
And while there is nothing wrong with ambition, sometimes we need to step back and let God take care of things. After all, He is in control and He knows what is best for us. So how can we learn to let go and let God take care of things?
Here are three ways that work wonders for me:
- Pray about it.
Prayer is our direct line to God. It is how we communicate with Him and tell Him our concerns, our joys, our fears, our successes, and our failures. When we pray, we are opening up our hearts to God and invite Him into our lives. If you are struggling with something, tell God about it. He wants to help you; He wants to carry your burdens. Give it to Him in prayer and then let Him take care of it.
- Read His Word.
The Bible is full of promises from God that He will never leave us or forsake us, that He will work everything out for our good, and that His love for us is never-ending. These are just a few of the many encouraging verses that remind us that we can trust God with anything and everything in our lives because He loves us unconditionally. If you are looking for specific guidance on a certain issue or concern, try reading through the book of Psalms —this book is full of reassurance and hope from God.
- Talk to a friend or family member who will pray with you.
It can be helpful to talk to someone else about the things you are struggling with—someone who will listen without judgment and who will pray with you. Lean on your friends or family members who are believers; they will be more than happy to prop you up in prayer and help you through whatever it is you are facing.
What do you consider to be wonderful? What makes you happy? A lot of people would answer that wonderful thing and happy moments are always attached to an event or a person or an acquisition.
The true spiritual seeker might answer very differently. A wonderful moment might be when you are completely still and heart-centered in need of ‘nothing’ – nothing at all. When your personal energy is at its highest.
Happiness might flow out from you when you think of how much you love someone, or you think about how much God loves you.
Beautiful, wonderful, happy moments are not reserved for the few – or the special – or the rich – or the beautiful. They are internal and they are there for you to claim.
Beautiful, wonderful, happy moments flow into you every time you establish an open connection with the Divine.
If you are always busy – thinking, managing and working, – you may have never experienced the true joy of being.
In your state of just being – just being centered – just being with God – just being connected to Divine love —— in that state you will find all the joy and wonder you will ever require. Those are the keys to happiness in life.
No matter what you are going through in life, know that you can always turn to God for help. This is especially true when feeling lost after spiritual awakening. Nothing happens by chance.
Pray about your concerns, read His Word for encouragement, and talk to a praying friend or family member if you need someone to listen or if you need someone to help carry your burdens in prayer. When practicing mindfulness daily, make sure to thank Him as well for all the good bestowed upon you. Wear gratitude like a cloak, as I always say.
And most importantly, remember that God loves you unconditionally and He wants what is best for you—so let go and let Him take care of things!