I am just getting back to my belief, and working very hard on it.
I feel God through all that I have to be thankful for. I know my difficulties have been for reason, and that in a way He is trying to show my through my pain that He is here and He will take care of me if I trust in Him.
It has been a very difficult road to get here, but I wont turn back now.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Rotton Kind of Cute:</b>" This is a question for those who believe in God or whatever Higher Power you believe in. How do you ... [snip!] ... When do you feel it? I am struggling with my spiritual side right now and just need any and all wisdom."</blockquote>
I don't know which "God", is the right god to believe in. I can tell you that religion is not something I am a huge fan of. I fully believe in a higher power. I have my catholic roots but am far from devout. Let me just say that everything major that we have prayed for, has happened for us. There has to be someone listening.
I feel him more when I am talking to him, praying, or just looking at what a happy little miracle my daughter is. I'm sorry you are going through a rough time.
I would suggest listening to this song. It is beautiful and might help:
ive never been a huge believer but when i had my miscarriage dec 31 i cried and cried. i finally prayed. and honestly a had a feeling of relief. weifht lifted off my shoulders and im finally at peace with it. then 3 days ago i found out im pregnant once again. and from the beginning i have felt great. feel good about this one and i havent steessed. despite the 800 i just had to dish out to fix our heater and dealing with a smurffy roommate. it may not be much but it was sonething for me.
When I have an unexpected positive outcome from a smurffy situation. Or when I am thinking about my life now versus how it was and how lucky or blessed I am to be here... In both those situations I feel warm and secure, like I'm where I'm supposed to be
I can't explain it...I have just always felt God, in a sense of security and purpose, if that makes any sense. As bad as my life has been thus far, my faith has never wavered....and for that I am grateful.
But these songs explain how I feel sometimes...life can be really difficult, and I find that music can really speak to my soul and it helps me heal. Music is such a blessing.
THIS one especially....Though I may feel alone sometimes, I know he's always there, and I can have faith in that. He may not always be there to catch me when I fall in the way I WANT him to, but he's there nonetheless, doing what needs to be done. I look at God like a parent....We protect our children as much as we can, we love them, nurture them, etc...but eventually, we have to let them take those first steps on their own...and we have to watch them fall and make themselves rise up again, and all we can do is be there to guide them and kiss away the pain, even if we can't take that pain away. But our children know we are there, "Such a deep deep reassurance you've placed in my life"
I am Wiccan, I believe in goddess and god. Wicca is very nature based. I see them in nature, when snow falls in Winter, a flower opens in Spring, tomatoes ripen in Summer, and leaves fall in Fall. All of the small things remind me. I understand that these things are also explained scientifically for example photosynthesis for plants, but why and how does photosynthesis exist? That unexplainable part is where I see goddess/god playing a part.
Quoting Clk:" I am Wiccan, I believe in goddess and god. Wicca is very nature based. I see them in nature, when snow ... [snip!] ... for plants, but why and how does photosynthesis exist? That unexplainable part is where I see goddess/god playing a part."
I used to study and practice Wicca. I felt though that it wasn't quite right for me. Although I hold many of the beliefs, I didn't feel anything for the whole spells/rituals area.
Quoting Rotton Kind of Cute:" I used to study and practice Wicca. I felt though that it wasn't quite right for me. Although I hold many of the beliefs, I didn't feel anything for the whole spells/rituals area. "
Most of the spells part is a little made up, especially by those who watched Charmed and Harry Potter. I do believe in some of the rituals, the ones that help you to clear your mind and are nature based. Those rituals just help me to focus on accomplishing my goal, not to instantly make a goal come true. At least that is my belief. ;)
Quoting Clk:" Most of the spells part is a little made up, especially by those who watched Charmed and Harry Potter. ... [snip!] ... rituals just help me to focus on accomplishing my goal, not to instantly make a goal come true. At least that is my belief. ;)"
I agree with you on those rituals. It's the same way other religions pray, or fast, or give something up for lent.
The spells part always seemed silly to me though. Light a candle this color with this flower and eat this fruit and your spell will work. Bah humbug.
I still use many rituals from wiccan. Whenever I move into a new home I always cleanse it and I do a sage stick cleansing every few months in our home. I use many meditation skills I learned during my wiccan years still.
I believe that God is one being and yet many. Like the facets of a diamond. All different but still part of one. Gods, Goddesses, all from different religions and regions, I believe are all just part of one being.