My Unusual Spiritual Experience Can Help You
One painful summer afternoon, I sat alone on a black wrought iron bench in the center of a monastery’s lush green lawn. I was determined to do what I had to do:
Talk to God. Ask tough questions. And hear the answers, like it or not.
I meditated, then wrote down my sincere questions in this Letter to Christ–and His Reply:
I didn’t demand a response, but a tingle inside told me I’d get one. I was ready. I’d been “almost ready” for too long.
A sleepy butterfly hovered over my hot bench while I waited. The sun beat down like a silent hammer, but I waited.
Finally the silence ended. Crisp words began to blow through me like gusts of fresh air in a worried sail. I wrote without censorship or fear–I had to record it exactly as I got it.
I just imagined that this was a wise old friend talking, who hadn’t visited me in ages. Every word of our conversation was precious for me to record.
As I wrote, the sun seemed to glow instead of shine. I felt a great comfortable warmth.
Later–as I still sat alone on the bench–I would second-guess myself. Maybe I wrote down certain words wrong? Would Christ, or would God, really say that? Hmmm. So I corrected myself and I fussed, and meditated. I crossed-out and uncrossed-out some words in a lengthy process until I was certain all was correct.
Then I realized: I’d “corrected” the transcript until it read exactly the way I’d first written it down!
…This brings the conversation back to YOU.
If you don’t try to get direct answers from God or Christ or whomever you pray to–why wait any longer?
Maybe you don’t think you deserve any answers? Or you couldn’t handle them? Or you might hear wrong?
It’s really okay. God allows us to be abundantly imperfect. This question-and-answer process is both possible and good.
You don’t need to write a Russian novel. God accepts postcards, and probably tweets too.
You can ask about anything. It’s your personal secret.
Maybe you fear that the answer you get might conflict with what religious leaders say is correct? Maybe the answer might not agree with what you are hoping to hear?
Relax. If this happens, remember we’re all here to learn and grow. Your Creator always supports you for trying. For caring!
No true religion will tell you that you don’t have the right to ask God questions–and get answers! Because the religions & the spiritual paths are for mankind’s help.
To prepare to receive your guidance, you can affirm, “I am loved by God. My Creator is my friend. I affirm this true relationship on a new and deeper level than ever before. I release all past experiences that deny this truth.”
“I have the right to ask. I have the right to listen. I have the right to know God cares–no matter what He says to me.”
Affirm this again and again. Pray that you be surrounded with Divine Love, Light and Protection. Pray that what you receive be only from God or from the highest servant of God available–be that an angel, a teacher of yours in Heaven or in the Spirit World.
Start to write when the feeling’s right. Then–listen with the same welcoming openness as you would to a long-lost friend of yours. Suddenly back in your life, standing in your doorway before you.
In my experience spiritually counseling so many people over the years, here’s the main reason why people don’t hear answers to their questions to God:
Because they forget to let their hearts listen. They try to judge whether every word is perfect, or perfectly acceptable, before they’ve even heard it!
Don’t worry if you get earth-shaking results or not. You might see colors or hear music or sense a couple words that stand out like an eagle silhouetted against a cloud. Any answer feels incredible.
Remember, God has every thing on Earth available to use to speak to you.
Your answer might not be heard right away. It might come to you from a commercial jingle on TV, or you might see a message on the side of a passing truck that suddenly makes unusual sense to you.
Your answer could come from kind or harsh words that someone you like–or dislike–speaks to you. Truth has its own strong integrity.
Your answer could come from the twisting shape of a playful cloud, or from a phrase in an inspirational book that leaps up at you as eagerly as your pet dog when you come home.
You could write it down in the form of a few scribbled words on a pad by your bed, when you jump up wide-awake from an unusual dream at 4 in the morning.
The key can be to grab hold of these honest words of Christ:
“I am your friend.”
Apply this fact to Whoever you believe in, or are trying to believe in. Imagine that all people, voices, guilts and fears that try to tell you differently are washed away in a pure, clean stream.
Remain open to your results. They will come. If not immediately, then sooner or later.
Keep your faith my friend.
Let me know any way I can help you or any questions:
Rev. Scott Ufford,
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