These are my personal beliefs. I think we all have our own path and our own personal belief system. I respect everyone’s experience and choice. I agree with Mark Nepo – I’m a student of all traditions – I look to learn from where they all meet.
For me, there is one God. Period. I believe that being may be called by many different names. Or none at all.
I believe I have a mind, a body and spirit/soul. My soul is the essence of me. It is the part of me that loves. My soul is my spiritual experience and guides my life. When I manage to be still. When I listen. My soul is my guide. I believe it is God in me. I also call it “my gut”, intuition, a “knowing”.
I pray, mainly when I’m in a difficult place in my life. I have a running conversation with God – in my head and heart. Very rarely out loud.(Smile)
One of my favorite books, life changing, I might add, is Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. When I was reading it, I wondered if I wrote letters to God if he’d respond to me like he did in the book. But I never tried.
Last week, On Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, I was listening to her interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. When I heard Elizabeth say that when she was at her lowest, she wrote a letter to God and he responded to her. Not a booming God voice, not her voice, but it was an immediate response and it comforted her.
Well…I decided to write a letter to God and see if it would work for me.
Ok. I did it and was given immediate responses. I recognize that it was the same inner voice that guides me when I talk to God in my head/heart. To see it in print (I saved the letter), to be able to go back and read it again…well, it’s pretty amazing. One of the answers was something that I had not thought of. It was news to me. It was also really exciting advice. I did it and it worked.
Whatever it is – it’s adding a new dimension to my life. I’m grateful. It’s fun too.
Just thought I’d pass it on…
Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray Love
Neale Donald Walsch – Conversations With God