In my previous question, I was given advice related to how to manifest the life I want. I know the theory (the theories, actually) but I don't trust Source. I do not feel safe in life. I feel betrayed by Source. I've read the advice of "letting go", of "being happy where you are", of "practicing on something small", I've read of all sorts of "logical" reasons why I should trust but I don't.
I don't feel safe "practicing on something small". I don't feel safe "letting go". I don't feel safe immersing myself in what I want. I don't feel safe "working hard", or "trying something new". I don't feel safe taking anti-anxiety medication or receiving treatment for depression from a medical professional. I don't feel safe going to sleep. I feel an existential danger; I am terrified that God does not love and support me, that my destiny is death and that everything is meaningless and there is nothing I can do. I am terrified that there is something I should be doing, something I could be doing, but don't know what it is and won't figure it out in time.
This is something that I've been trying to deal with for years, trying to focus on the thought that I am safe, that I am free, that God loves me; when necessary, numbing the fear with whatever I have available. It's not working. I am not happy with the way things are and it is becoming harder and harder to believe they can get better.
Looking for help in some old questions I found this written:
"Einstein said it this way: The most fundamental question we can ask ourselves is whether we live in a friendly or unfriendly universe."
I feel like an abused wife trying to find a way to excuse my husband for beating me up. Sometimes he isn't that bad and I get my hopes up, maybe he promises to take me out on vacation, to treat me better, but the relationship doesn't really improve. I start questioning if it is not all my fault, if maybe he isn't trying to teach me a lesson; but all of that is just an illusion, a way of coping with the abuse.
"the most fundamental question we can ask ourselves is whether we live in a friendly or unfriendly universe" ... this phrase gives the key to your question ... in other words "how do i restore trust in god" could be phrased "how can i transform negative feelings into positive feelings?" ... remember that negative thoughts attract negative and positive thoughts attracts positive.
The answer to your question now becomes crystal clear for there are many methods described here on IQ treating this topic ... here is an easy and efficient method that i use regularly to "restore" myself, just sit quietly and listen to this
answered 30 Dec '12, 06:46
When we believe that God is outside of us we can feel separate from God. Then we can wonder if God is there, does God love us, does God have time for us? All of this comes from believing that God is someplace out there. God is the beginning and end, everything including... You.
It is impossible to be separate from God, it is impossible to have thoughts that God doesn't know. It is impossible to have feelings that God doesn't feel.
I will give you a letter from your father God.
I have reread this question and see that it also talks about changing belief, so here is my follow up.
As much as you see the popular videos say things like, "Fake it until you've made it." It is not that easy, we can't put on a facade. It is not the outwards appearance that matters but the inside. While your mouth is saying, "I am wealthy." Your brain is saying, "What a load of garbage! Who does this guy think he is fooling! Whatever, Yeah Right!"
If you don't believe it, pretending to believe it is not going to help. It has to be true real belief. So now we come to the part of just how to change that belief.
First to change a belief we need to look at what we do believe and ask does this belief serve me? Second we need to know that a belief is a personal choice and as we believe there are others that believe the opposite of what we believe and are functional in their beliefs. In other words there are others that believe the opposite and their beliefs are serving them. Third we need to realize if beliefs are personal choice then and everyone has their own that works for them then what makes beliefs so valid? It seems the experience is the confirmation of the belief. But if opposite beliefs are getting results then the experience is merely the end product of the belief. Hence if we are all experiencing according to our beliefs then a belief is nothing more than a creation tool for experience. If this is so then it doesn't need to be a convincing thing to change my belief but a choice thing. What do I want to experience?
Have you heard of christie marie sheldon? She works with people to release the belief that god does not support them (This belief actually gets in the way of you finding a better path- connecting to source)- in a way you might have handcuffed yourself. She had a free call on limitless universe radio show recently- and talks alot about this belief and how its blocking people and how to release it- she shows you how to connect to source and that sort of thing. Another cool resource might be mashur anam- he does really interesting work with holographs and harmonic fields of energy- that also might help clear or release that beliefs energy that is blocking you from your own glory of experience. Here are a few replays that he did recently- if anything they are super relaxing. The trick is to just feel into it and not question it consciously http://nrqiradio.com/our-guests/
hope that helps
answered 29 Dec '12, 23:15
This is an interesting paradox in itself, as this also translates to how can I restore trust in myself. The most important thing with this is to consider that what our mind associates our self as is the "Ego". That EGO is not really the true essence of who we are. The EGO is the materialistic world around us. The EGO likes to take over our thinking and it loves to add fear, anger, resentment, doubt, worry and other negative feelings. If you can separate yourself from the EGO and be aware of yourself, you will just know you are connected to the universe by the powerful energy source that resides in all of us. That source has many names, most commonly known as GOD. Remember, we have been told that GOD is in you as you are in GOD. So, the real question is when are you going to stop letting your EGO rule your "Outer" world and trust in yourself to let GOD work through you for a common purpose.
answered 30 Dec '12, 09:30
I wonder if it's the idea that God is something other than Love that is making things feel difficult for you?
When you say I'm not sure that God loves me, it's like saying I'm not sure that water is wet. I'm no theologian, but what I understand is that God IS Love. No more, no less.
God cannot help but love you, flowsurfer. It is in the nature of God to love, and that is all. It's is first for you to decide to accept that love, open yourself to it, and then I think that the wisdom we all discuss here on IQ will lead you into a place of peace and understanding much easier.
I am sending you my love, and hoping you find your peace soon. I'm very glad you're here.
answered 31 Dec '12, 13:37
replace the thoughts of fear
allowing a more
answered 29 Dec '12, 21:51
if you do not trust in you,how can you trust in God?why not know your self? you are created in is image after all.you have free will and are responsible of it. but if you do not know your self how can you know other.if you do not know the living one that you are ,how can you know the living one outside of you? are you lost on the wide gate of destruction. caught in duality and darkness of this world.a blind being lead by the blind?not wanting to see or ear.why do you wash the outside of the cup,you should wash the inside of the cup.if you do not know your self you live in poverty and you are that poverty.why do you not take the narrow gate?and open your eyes and ears? why not solve your own duality and darkness that is always a good place to start. solve your own puzzle see how the pieces of the puzzle relate to each other.then you will know the truth about your self. are you afraid of your own darkness?are you afraid to see the light that you are? are you afraid to Be the light that you can be?are you afraid to experience and enjoy?
so let there be light,Be the light that you can be ,experience and enjoy.
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