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?!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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?
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! 😉
Vasundhra is the Founder & Writer of My Spiritual Shenanigans. After seeing 11:11 on the clock one fateful night, her life turned around. Ever since, she has been blending modern psychology and ancient spirituality, to help herself and people around the world elevate the quality of their lives.
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