One of the greatest keys to effortless manifestation is your ability to trust in the Universe. In fact I'd say that your success with manifesting is directly proportional to your ability to trust. But, trust doesn't come easily for some. This has been one of the major themes I've seen in those I work with, […]
In Monday's post, I gave you the introduction to where the gods fit in, and why you might want to be working with them.
Today, I'm focusing more on the how. Many of you commented that you were interested in possibly selecting some deities to work with, so this is the post for you.
How do you select your personal pantheon and deities? How do you get in contact with them? How do you receive their messages? What should you do once you've established a connection?
Those will be the questions answered today.
I've been focusing lately on the importance of deepening your connection with the Divine.
But, what exactly is the Divine? Who is God (or the gods)? What is the Universe?
After all, how can you hope to connect to something you're not even sure the nature of?
So, this week, I'll be focusing on God / the Universe. Today, I'll discuss in general my view of the nature of Divinity. On Thursday, I'll discuss the process of choosing a specific deity, if that is your path, and I'll give you my own experience in choosing mine.
But before I start, I want to give some caveats:
Firstly, these are all my opinions. If your view of the Divine is different, that's great. I've come to my conclusions through a lot of meditation and research. But, they are my conclusions.
The Universe couldn't care less how you see Divinity. You have to find what works for you. But, read through this post and see if what I say resonates. If not, let's discuss it in the comments. 🙂
Secondly, my practice is also my own. As I said in last Thursday's post, you can have a devotion to a god/goddess, angel, master, or whatever else you feel drawn to. I do suggest a devotion of some kind, but the nature of that devotion is totally personal.
In Hinduism, there are four basic paths to the Divine:
- Karma yoga: the path of action
- Bhakti yoga: the path of devotion
- Raja yoga: the path of meditation
- Jnana yoga: the path of knowledge
These paths, however, are not mutually exclusive. For instance, you can have a devotion to one or more deities (bhakti yoga), which inspires you to perform good works (karma yoga). Your mode of connection might be through meditation (raja yoga), and you might also inquire into the nature of the Self (jnana yoga).
But, they will all help you to connect with the Divine. As long as you are doing something, that's really all that can be asked. The rest is between you and the Universe.
With all that said, let's get started.
One of the most common complaints I hear is that resistance is just too hard to overcome.
I've tried my best throughout my various posts to give tips of how to overcome resistance. But, the question remains, what do you do when it is just way too much?
What do you do when you feel like you are drowning in a sea of resistance—when you can't seem to see a way out of it?
We know that the Universe can't give you what you're not putting out there energetically. So, it becomes a bit of a catch-22: have resistance, react to the resistance, which creates more resistance, which causes you to react more strongly to the resistance, and so on.
Surely there's an out? Surely there's a way to circumvent this issue of resistance?
What would a life living as the true Self look like? What would it mean to totally drop any pretense of identification with the ego?
Would it leave you wandering life aimlessly, or would you live with greater purpose and direction than ever? Would you lose all of your desires, or would they manifest all the more easily?
Most importantly, is such a life within your grasp, or is it only accessible by fully-enlightened masters?
In last Monday's post, I mentioned the importance of persistence in manifesting your goals. This generated a bit of a discussion on the forum about living from the true Self. I promised I would write a post on that topic, and so, here we are. 🙂