Beginning my path, I did not know where it would take me. From the time I was a child, I had a strong spiritual connection. It was something that “happened” to me more than it was something I participated in. The strongest aspect of my intuition is my empathic ability. I learned early to sense if someone was safe or not. The ability to feel someone’s energy and to know their intentions is a pretty strong ability I experience. Just as easily, I can sense people’s gifts and their light energy. Sensing energy can be a pitfall. It can create mental confusion and stress if you are not adept at clearing it and shielding from it. Many people have a natural empathic ability and they are not always aware if the pain they experience is something that belongs to them or if they picked it up from another person. Feeling pain can be a block to staying connected to God’s light and love. At the same time, it is His light and love that frees us from all the negative energy around us.
I once knew a special person who was taught conflicting messages about God. God was used as part of any discipline he experienced and he became confused about whether God is loving or punishing. The actions of his parent caused that sense of confusion. Many human acts are often blamed on God and then people associate the negative that happens in the world with Him. They wonder how “it” could happen if He exists or they think He does not love them if they experience it. Certain things are inevitable in our life experience. We will experience death and loss as a natural progression of things. Sometimes we are called home and sometimes our spirit wants to go back there. We learn our lessons here and we become free of our physical constrictions so that we can return to God and live in spirit. The rest is often a result of the actions of people who choose to live a life separate from God. God allows us free will and choice. When we choose to seek His love and protection, we are often shielded from much of the negativity that would otherwise come our way.
Being a seeker means learning to take time to sit, pray and ask for His help and protection. Staying connected to God requires taking action toward learning about Him and choosing Him to be a part of your life. It is easier to stay connected if we seek help and healing for any past pain or difficulties we experience. We have a clearer and more stable connection to Him if we feel a greater sense of love verses pain. Sometimes all that is required is to ask in prayer that our emotions be healed and that He help us feel His love.
As I write this, I am reminded of how we are all just students learning. I am trying to allow myself to be lead on this path in whatever way God wants. I constantly seek His help in relationships, in work and in life. I feel like the longer I am on this spiritual path, the more the ups and downs of life fine tune me into what He wants me to be. It is a daily leap of faith and surrender. Sometimes there is fear and sometimes there is exhilaration. On those days I take the leap, I feel like a child jumping into the safe hands of my father. © December 29, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC