I can't seem to keep myself close to the Holy Spirit as often as I like, I'm alone, all most all of the time, I raise my children myself, I've tried to get involved in a church or with Christian friends, or spiritual people, but I frequently find myself back where I started, I have no car, and there are no close by spiritual churches, how can I keep encouraged in the spirit when I constantly find myself being battled?

asked 17 Jan '13, 06:22

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Laura Monroe

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@Laura Monroe-just an observation on your phrase, "the world is filled with such evil and blindness" ... we all see the world through our own eyes.

(18 Jan '13, 04:57) blubird two

Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of Heaven. Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell. You can choose heaven on earth or hell on earth

From a course in miracles....

(19 Jan '13, 03:02) ele
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What you put out is what you get back, so while your holding this judgment over your current situation you stand in the way of change.

Let go and put your faith and trust in the "Holy Spirit". Realise that this greater power knows better than you how to bring about positive change in your life. Let go of how you think your life should be for a while and have some fun. Be easy on yourself. Focus on things that feel good to you. You might be pleasantly surprised :)

"I am where I am and it's OK". " I am where I am and it's OK".

"Why is it OK?"

"Well it's gotta be ok cause it's where I am!" "I have no choice because its where I am! "I am where I am and it's OK!"



answered 17 Jan '13, 13:52

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edited 17 Jan '13, 16:42

I love this :)

(18 Jan '13, 04:53) clearheart

@Satori, spot on! I often listen to it, helps feeling relief in the moment.

(18 Jan '13, 20:19) dreamersmiles

@Clearheart - @Dreamersmiles- Thank you both. Glad you like:)

(19 Jan '13, 06:00) Satori
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My dear, the Holy Spirit is not something that is far away from you. It is within you and without you. Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Then dear it should be that the Spirit of God is in his Creation.Though the world seems to be filled with evil and blindness, they are all under the divine will led to a certain destiny. God sent his Son to die in the hands of the same evil and blind people you speak of, do you think he did it out of Hate towards them? NO! he did it out of Love! - So never give up on the world because it seems to be filled with evil - Give your love to it- Work with the evil - Show them the way - Show them the truth - Show them the Light.

You are a very strong mother, and your children are lucky to have you. You are far better than those people who go to the Church daily for their hypocrisy. God can hear your prayers because he listens to your heart and in your heart you can find God always, not in the Church. Man created the Church, God created your heart.


answered 17 Jan '13, 13:42

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mm,mm2,kfc - I like your metamorphysis. This is beautiful and powerful.

(17 Jan '13, 18:45) No Brainer

@No Brainer Thank you Anne :)

(19 Jan '13, 00:02) Kevin Flycatcher

@Kevin Flycatcher Nice answer. Hmm, we both logged on at the same time. Do you mind me asking exactly what type of counselor you are. I would like to be sure. Right now, I don't have the time & I have too much real world stuff to contend with in addition to not being in the mood to go back to that thread; it does not make me any too happy. Patience is an indispensable virtue. I will get back to you.

(19 Jan '13, 00:18) ele

@ele I'm going to delete the comment I posted above in a few minutes because I don't want it to be permanent here. I guess you can read it from IQ email. I'm sorry if that is too much trouble for you.

(19 Jan '13, 02:08) Kevin Flycatcher

@Kevin Flycatcher No, it was no trouble at all. Thank you.

(19 Jan '13, 04:22) ele

@Kevin Flycatcher You should read , "The Four Agreements"; it will help you greatly in your practice.

(19 Jan '13, 04:23) ele

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(19 Jan '13, 05:09) Barry Allen ♦♦

@ele Thank you for the Book suggestion! I will read it. :)

(19 Jan '13, 05:15) Kevin Flycatcher

sorry @Barry Allen Apologies. If you wish, please restore my edited comments to their original version. I will not be chatting with this user again here or anywhere for that matter. TY for helping me make my decision. Correct me if I'm in error, not only site monitors, but anyone with enough Karma points can see both deleted answers as well as comments. Thank you.

(19 Jan '13, 05:33) ele

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(19 Jan '13, 05:46) Barry Allen ♦♦

@ele Words can never poison my heart..Love you...Take care ele! Grumpy ;P

(19 Jan '13, 08:02) Kevin Flycatcher
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Learning the teaching of abraham [through Esther Hicks ]have taught me how to have a closer relationship with myself, so then it's easier for me to get connected to the holy spirit. I firmly believe she is speaking from good and not evil in any sense of the word. She may have her own beliefs, however the ideas she gives help so much. Bashar also help so much, and again I don't need to worry about the where it comes from since it is good and not evil.


answered 18 Jan '13, 04:26

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I would recommend the book "The Power of Your Spirit" by Sonia Choquette. If you can get it in audio, she is really great to listen to, and I think it will help you out. All of her books are good, but I think that this one, as well as "Traveling at the Speed of Love" might be what you are looking for.
Blessings to you!


answered 17 Jan '13, 08:51

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Hi Laura Monroe,

Here are some useful links and suggestions (in response to another question) to get you started:


If you have any more specific questions, fire away, and I'll see if I can help.

Best of luck!


answered 17 Jan '13, 19:33

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Hi Laura.

I would immediately stop TRYING to gain any closeness to the Holy Spirit. Ask yourself this question " do you consciously try to gain a sense of closenesss to your arms and legs ? "

No of course not. Your ONE with the Father. ONE ONE ONE. No separation.

Any separation exists in your own mind...nowhere else.

So theres the first bit of real encouragement, the struggle to stay close to God is over.

Now for the physical issues in your life. Your consciousness needs to change. Your question and the short paragraph after it show me that your very conscious of being in a bad place at the moment.

When your conscious of happiness, wealth and friendship these things will automatically come into this life experience. They MUST do.

So how to change your consciousness? Ive no quick answer to that one, and no SINGLE answer.

Why not hang around this site and pick up the MANY pointers available here.

Its anonymous and free.



answered 18 Jan '13, 03:52

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@Monty Riviera, good answer. Just hanging around here makes such a huge difference. such a wealth of knowledge on well being and so many kind souls, I love this place!!!

(18 Jan '13, 20:24) dreamersmiles

simple you are looking at the wrong place for what you seek. you are searching outside in this world for what you should be looking for inside. the flesh is flesh but the spirit is spirit.why are you on the wide gate you should use the narrow gate. get to know your self.

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. http://bible.cc/matthew/7-13.htm

Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty." http://gnosis.org/naghamm/gthlamb.html

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.



meditate,know your self, make the 2 become one,born of water and spirit.

so let there be light,Be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.


answered 17 Jan '13, 21:55

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edited 17 Jan '13, 22:06


+1 Looking out of a window you can't see your home.

(18 Jan '13, 03:08) CalonLan

Hmm, there are many good answers here. So I won't take much time. One thing to know for sure is that what you dwell on is what you become full of. It will color your life in ways that you couldn't imagine. So to help, one of my favorites is Christie Marie Sheldon and her Heart Space meditation. Take 5 minutes and just sit quietly and let her guide you gently into the awareness of the Love in your heart. Blessings. http://www.unlimitedabundance.com/open-heart-meditation


answered 18 Jan '13, 12:48

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Thankyou, I am enjoying this right now :)

(18 Jan '13, 20:02) clearheart

Are roses beautiful and do they smell well? It's 'cause you're blind and evil, you live in hell.... And all your ignorance took you so far, you even blame the world for each of your scars.... Hypocrites go to church, to not appear shallow, looking for spirits 'cause they are hollow.


answered 17 Jan '13, 06:53

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I'm so I was looking for a more kind and helpful answer, something a little less pius or hypocritical, I need a helpful answer from someone a little more like Jesus, but thank you for your attempt, God bless you!

(17 Jan '13, 07:25) Laura Monroe

I mentioned nothing of blame or fault, I asked for the guidance of someone as loving and kind and understanding as Jesus or at least made some attempt to be like him

(17 Jan '13, 07:29) Laura Monroe

ha ha. If all of your reasons change with the year's seasons. Then how on a hot summer day would you know, meaning of a story told in deep snow? When goodness is lost - kindness appear, surely some evil kind is lurking near. And may God undo all of his blessing of me, so not even his praises hold me from being free.

(17 Jan '13, 07:42) CalonLan

I'm sorry, maybe you misunderstood, I'm looking for someone helpful, not someone who has nothing better to do than to scoff at someone who is on an INWARD QUEST!!! Is there anyone who has a more kind and helpful answer that Is less cryptic and more to the point and helpful?

(17 Jan '13, 07:54) Laura Monroe

Maybe someone who cares about the spiritual progression of others and doesn't get a rise out of trying to wittily belittle others to their own amusement!

(17 Jan '13, 07:57) Laura Monroe

With little less sense and ropes for your hopes that you can climb. Whole village will gather to help you go further, just give it a little bit more time. ;)

(17 Jan '13, 08:06) CalonLan

@laura monroe if a blind lead a blind booth will fall in a pit. do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? i am he that is speaking to you.

(18 Jan '13, 10:52) white tiger
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