The biggest single hindrance to hearing the voice of God is believing that we don’t already hear it.
Who gave you to believe that? Right–the same people who told you to come to them, that God tells them what you need to hear, so all that’s left is for you to listen. They’re so considerate.
Why do you go to your pastor or priest or guru to find out God’s opinion, when God has been telling you directly all your life? God’s voice isn’t lacking, nor is its volume, nor is its clarity. All that’s lacking is trust.
You already know, down deep where you hide from others’ scrutiny; where you might rarely go because you’d be judged if others found out what it’s like there; where you write your internal journal; where you let yourself be honest with you, shutting out The Judge and Condemner for a while to enjoy yourself for who you really are, even if you feel guilty about it and quite sure it means punishment later. You know the place.
Maybe it’s time you gave The Punisher the boot. The Bible calls him “the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world” and “the accuser of our brethren, who accuses them before our God day and night.” Maybe you thought that was God on your case, LOL! Surprise! God has never done that to you. Not once.
Aren’t you fed up with being harangued by imposters? It’s your head. Don’t let just anyone in. Feel like it’s too late–the assholes are already in there, making the place a living hell? That’s not a problem. You can evict them. Absolutely.
Give this a try…
Take what you know in your heart, what you really want deep inside –they’re the same–and put all that at one end on an imaginary, inner table. Then take all the worries, fears, accusations, threats, ridicule, and nay-saying against what you know and want, and pile that crap on the other end of the table. Then go over and sit down at the end where your true beliefs and desires lay, (because that’s what they are,) beautifully arranged. All your noble, grandiose, idealistic, wonderful passions and dreams, the ones everyone said are “impossible” and “unrealistic” or even “foolish” and “stupid,” all set out, intact, unblemished, clean, sparkling, smiling up at you. Got the picture? Good. Take a moment and appreciate the wonders you’ve kept secret for so long.
Now, imagine a giant, razor-sharp, wall-to-wall guillotine that comes crashing down, smashing through the table, chopping it in half between you with your lovely desires at one end and the pile of crap at the other, without disturbing the end you’re at, which magically remains standing, undisturbed. Now the guillotine forms a permanent, impassable, indestructible wall between you and your desires on on side and all the crap on the other side, banished. That’s it. You’ll never see that bullshit again. It’s gone. Take a long, deep breath; hold it a moment and enjoy the sweet solitude and peace. Then slowly exhale…
Now, enjoy your meal in safety and at leisure! The whole squwaking, shrieking, noxious mess that once fouled and crammed the air, squeezing your head, heart, and gut like a vice, squashing your courage like a face into dirt, maligning your heart and heart’s desires, is GONE! Cast out in irreversible, absolute boycott.
You can even throw in a cool string quartet over in the corner, or a nice little jazz ensemble, or a chill DJ, or whatever suits your bent. Add in a special friend or several to share it all with you! Everyone’s beaming. Beautiful.
But ask yourself: who put all that good stuff there for you to enjoy and gave you friends to share it with? Who inspired all that beauty, lush and delectable?
You guessed it. Who else? Are you actually going to take credit for all those incredibly awesome aspirations? Well, yeah, you really should, you know. Joint credit. You and God are quite the duo. Partners for life and eternity. Inseparable. Look what you came up with already, in spite of opposition and contempt, maybe without even realizing it! Just think of what you’ll whip up when you’re trying, with all the perverse self-distrust out of the way!
Now that’s fun.
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