5 Strange Misconceptions About God We Need To Set Straight

Have we got our ideas about divinity wrong? There are so many man-made misconceptions about God, that I’m compelled to set the facts straight now!

I often wonder if we’ve got our idea of the Creator all wrong. There are so many misconceptions about God, so many strange expectations! To begin with, why would ‘God’, who has access to everything and needs nothing that we can offer (because He IS everything), not give us what we want?

What would God do by keeping everything good for Himself?

Note : While I’m not declaring a gender for God, but I don’t want to write He/She every time I make a reference, so let’s use He.

And is it even God, if He enjoys seeing us ‘begging for mercy’? Does God need His ego to be flattered, and really does God even have one?!

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And just like those questions above, I have a few bones to pick with humanity. Let’s throw out these misconceptions and get our facts straight about God, shall we?

Misconception #1 – God’s grace is only invoked through prayers, rituals, sacrifices, lighting candles, etc.

What about the atheists? I know a few, and they don’t look miserable. God hasn’t even punished them yet, for being so bold and declaring Him non-existent.

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And think of this.

We’ve all met someone we can call the ‘most selfless person ever’. It would make sense that God is the combination of all the highest qualities everyone has. Including selflessness.

So, does it even make sense that God would only give you something when you worship and please Him with intense sacrificial rituals?

What would God get with all that glorification – who is He even competing against to prove his glory? Does God even need validation, could God be insecure?

Truth is there really is no right or wrong way to invoke the omnipresent, all-pervasive presence in our lives. Your relationship with the Universe is whatever you make of it. Here is an one example of how we can organically deepen our spiritual connection with the Creator.


Misconception #2 – God needs to help other people, so maybe today’s not our turn.

But if it’s really God, then there is an omnipresence. There shouldn’t be a Round-Robin service, in fact I think it should be available to us, ’round-the-clock!

This thought process is a sign of living with the mindset of lack. When you think there are limited sources, or that help can only get to you in specific ways, you shut down all the possibilities that were being created for you.

It’s about staying wary to the infinite possibilities that are unfolding for us. It also reflects our lack of self-worth, and judgment towards ourselves, thinking we don’t deserve care or help in moments of need.

It’s important to address how we see ourselves, in order to experience God inside of us. Think along the lines of shadow work and inner child healing.


Misconception #3 – But what if God gets ‘fed-up’?

Is there really a limit on how much God will do for you before He decides He’s done enough? Who decides that you’re a lost cause, and it’s time for God to abandon you? What happens to such people – do they get thrown out of the Universe?

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Adding to the previous point, the idea that people are too toxic to be saved is just barbaric. If you can understand this metaphysically, we’re all under soul contracts, obligated to treat each other in ways that help us learn our spiritual lessons once and for all. Even if, more often than not, this is unpleasant to us.

But outside these temporary human roles, our ultimate relationship with the Creator is permanent. There is utmost love and compassion available to us at all times – if only we can retrain ourselves to become aware of it.

And no amount of struggle is a life sentence. It is just a chance to heal our karma and step into our true nature. So why hesitate to surrender your worries, and to ask the Universe to step into your life to help you through this?

Maybe you think it’s a weakness to ask? Let’s take that misconception on too, then.


Misconception #4 – Asking God for help is a sign of weakness.

It is ego that says “I am INDEPENDENT. I will do this all by myself”.

There are people who claim they’ve never asked God for anything! There’s another growing trend of people calling themselves ‘SELF-MADE’.

So then I wonder how much of a self-made person are you, really?

Do you harvest your own food? Stitch your own clothes from the cotton growing in your backyard? Grow your own trees for all your well-carved furniture? You know where I’m going with this.

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You see – no matter how hard you try, you cannot be a self-sufficient, isolated ecosystem. We were never made to do unnecessary heavy-lifting in the first place!

We are here to come together with our unique qualities and to put our resources together, to help each other grow towards our Oneness with the Universe.

By being ‘self-sufficient’ and never asking for help, who are we even trying to prove a point to? This is in fact signs of a wounded masculine.

I am not preaching here, because I came from the same mindset of self-sufficiency. And it was this huge blockage that disconnected me. After all, I was saying I am separate, and therefore I must take care of myself separately. How can such a person experience Oneness?

There is no delay in the Universe. It appreciates the fastest way to evolution. It wants to help you. But it’s YOU that’s deciding to ride a bicycle to the finish line, when really, you could be on a Hayabusa!

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Misconception #5 – How can you believe in something you’ve never seen before?

We need to understand that we are always, constantly being helped and looked after. But because things are manifesting behind the scenes, instead of counting our blessings, we’re usually questioning if they’re occurring at all.

The Universe is NOT beating a drum for you every time it helps. Would you have preferred that instead? Would have been kind of annoying, honestly. We must admire it working in a wondrous silence.

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But then there are moments in life, when we are met by Divine Intervention. We know in that moment, “this couldn’t have been by chance, this wasn’t ME. This was something much bigger, more powerful”.

In retrospect, we can always agree that things worked out for the best. Why? Simply because things were working in our favor, even when we didn’t think so.

Even the placebo effect in research medicine is shown to heal patients that truly believe their ability to heal. Then why can’t we trust the universe, and let go of these misconceptions about God that hold us back from our own healing?

Concluding Thoughts

So what I’m trying to put out there is that the creator, God, the Universe is always working for you. Whether you ask for it or not. Divinity isn’t against you, it’s working FOR you. At all times.

YOU can make your life much better and more meaningful, if you let go of your guilt of asking for too much, or trying to figure everything out on your own. And instead choose to work with the Universe to co-create a reality that elevates your human experience.

Now that you know this, only one question remains, “slow-motion, or accelerated living?” Choice is yours! 😉


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5 Misconceptions about God We Need to Set Straight

Do You ‘Love Too Much’? Read this.

You’ll need to ‘see’ this post, just as much you need to ‘read’ it to understand the practical analogy for “if you love too much”.

“I do a lot for other people, but I never feel as appreciated. I feel like I love too much!” – If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Today, we’re going to use an analogy to understand what’s going on. Why do some people experience more heartbreak and burnouts in relationships than others? And, hopefully, how to overcome it.

NOTE: This analogy is not limited to romantic relationships. But we’re using it in that context because it’ll be easier to get. You’ll see what I mean!

The Rice Analogy

Imagine you are a shopkeeper who sells rice.

Why rice, you ask? Because that’s my food of choice. I’m an Asian. Shall we proceed now?

Okay, so.

One day, your crush comes up to you and asks for a small bag of rice. Trying to impress, you offer her/him a medium bag. FOR THE PRICE OF A SMALL BAG.

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She walks off happy with your extra rice and heart.

She comes back after a week. This time, she’s brought money for the medium rice. You play it cool, you only give her a medium bag of rice like she asked. She walks off disappointed though, and you have a feeling she’s not coming back.

“God, just please bring her back!”

You’ll ‘up’ your game the next time, you promise.
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She doesn’t come back for a couple of weeks, but when she finally does, she’s with a new guy. That’s it! You’ve got to make your best move now! You hand her the large bag of rice, for the price of a medium. New guy – 0, You – 1.

As for your finances, it’s a minus 1. But love conquers all, everyone knows that! Don’t be stingy! Money is an illusion anyway. Right?

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Over time, you both begin to build a good relationship. You share a couple of laughs, have coffee and cute moments like all rice-couples probably do. You’re ‘more than friends’. Or so you’ve started to believe.

But one day, she’s back at your shop with new guy. And now, you notice he’s got his arm around her. He isn’t new guy anymore, he’s the guy. So in a moment of panic, you do what you do best. You place an irresistible offer.

You offer a medium bag of rice free with the large bag, only for the cost of a large. You’re broke anyway at this point, but if you can save this relation, things will be alright.

She’s hesitant. “That’s too much”, she says. You insist that it’s for ‘old-time’s sake’. With a cordial nod, she takes the bags and they begin to walk away.

But what’s that? She hands the free bag to her guy. Gulp.

You just got LOVE-MUGGED.
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By this point, you’ve invested a LOT of rice in this crush. And your crush has ‘used you’, ended up crush-ing you. And all that free-loading has cost you a huge loss. You are suffering, not just emotionally, but financially too.

One day, a wealthy customer comes up to your shop. Her angelic face is a reflection of her heart of gold. This could have been the love of your life, your partner in crime, the perfect gravy to your rice.

But all the stress finally caught up with you – you’re closing down.

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Does any part of this sound familiar?

I know it’s a crude way to look at our emotional investment in other people. Unfortunately, we can’t see love like the undervalued rice. We can’t quantify it in bags, and put a price tag on it.

And thus, because of the mistreatment and taken-for-granted relationships, so many people spend their lives doing more than they need to for those who don’t need it, and thus don’t appreciate it.

“I will never trust/love/marry again”.

By the time life gives them a chance to form better relations, they’re emotionally depleted. Scarred for life! So many people lose their focus from work, go into depression and become victims of substance abuse.

So what’s the takeaway, and how can we overcome this?

Just because you can offer more rice, doesn’t mean the other person needs it.

In reality, the best way to check this is- if you stopped doing some of your out-of-the-way gestures, would this person even notice? Probably not.

Even if they did, it wouldn’t be a deal-breaker for them. The person that’s so used to being ‘spoiled’ might throw a couple of taunts and tantrums, but trust me – they’re not going anywhere! You’ll still be happy together. And imagine what you could do now, with all that spare time/effort!

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Hang out more with the people that enjoy your rice.

Ever heard the saying, “marry someone that loves you, not someone that you love”? Of course you don’t have to enter a pretentious relation where you don’t feel invested, but everyone deserves security.

Whether it’s a friend or romantic interest, if you are constantly admitting that this person is ‘out of your league’, there’s a chance that your rice is made for someone else.

So, don’t quit any relations. Just go spend more of your time (probably saved from doing less, from the point above) with people that make you feel more loved!

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Don’t close your shop. Use the rice that’s left, for yourself. Take a break, and come back with a better brand.

Don’t become ‘cold-hearted’. Don’t become a raging alcoholic. And don’t change yourself!

Use solitude, traveling, new hobbies, new friendships – handle it maturely. Invest your rice, your love, in YOU. And the best thing about self-love is that unlike rice which requires more money and planning, self-love generates on its own overtime, within YOU.

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Some Resources to Help You Heal Inside Out

Our relationships are a reflection, a mirror, an opportunity for us to see what we need to resolve within ourselves. Here are some resources to help you out with that.

  • Also understand what relationships are genuinely not serving you, and learn how to let them go when the time comes. Here’s another video with some reflections.
  • I also wanted to share this funny clip, of what would happen if someone was always there for us. Makes you think – what if that’s how people feel when they’re over-showered with love and they don’t have room to fall?

Concluding Thoughts

I hope a more serious topic was dissected for you through a little bit of humour and my silly stick men! This post is my dedication to every single person that’s loved a friend or romantic partner with all their heart, and still lost.

Don’t give up, it wasn’t really a loss. You just haven’t met your kind of people yet.

Keep going 🙂

P.S. Here’s another stick-men analogy about Identity Crisis, check it out!

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