Saturday, December 12, 2015

Having Faith in the Creative Force

I have listed a few spiritual philosophies to live by below, ranging from the Law of Attraction to the treasures of the East and the Bible. Spirituality is an awakening to the fact that we have unlimited creative powers as we merge with the Creative Power of the Source. I would differentiate these different paths by the faith in the Beyond, ranging from complete personal autonomy from the divine as expressed by the Law of Attraction to complete faith in the Lord's benevolence as expressed by King David's Psalm 23, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." Along this theme I came up with six different approaches:

The Law of Attraction - We are the creator. All we need to do is to find a way to align subconscious and conscious beliefs and let our creations flow through us.

Tao Te Ching: the Creator is behind everything. For the lack of a better expression, Lao-Tzu calls Her the Way. We can see the Tao in the interaction of people and the flow of events, but to capture Her Magic, we have to let the Force flow through us without getting in the Way.

Bhagavad Gita: Lord Krishna's mandate is that at one stage of our life we understand our mission, and then are asked to do our job to the best of our abilities. The karma of previous life times flow through us without getting involved with new baggage until that blessed day when we are finally free.

Holy Spirit: the Universe is wholly benign as long as our ego doesn't get in its Way. Once we put the ego aside, love flows through us and the people we are with.

Psalm 23: King David's Prayer, "the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." Let life happen, and let's not worry. If we do everything in good faith, things will magically work out at the end of the day.

I Am that I Am: Yahweh introduced Himself to Moses in front of the burning bush with the words "I Am that I Am";  the meaning of Yahweh. God Himself is the Flow. And we have the power to be part of this amazing Force.

So we in fact have gone full circle from the Law of Attraction given that Yahweh encouraged Moses to be that flow, manifesting life as God's Co-Creator. So ranked by the autonomy of our faith, we can align the different path along the following circle:


                Law of Attraction                I Am that I Am

Tao Te Ching                                                   Bhagavad Gita

                Holy Spirit                           Psalm 23


While autonomy is high in the Law of Attraction and the I Am that I Am moments,  
Psalm 23 and the Tao Te Ching have less creative autonomy and more faith in the Creative Power behind everything. The faith in the Holy Spirit and the good Lord's ability to prepare a meal in midst of our enemy, as the Psalm 23 maintains, is yet another step up in our ability to trust the divine intervention. Yet, there will likely be a time when Lord Krishna knocks on our door and gives us the creative pen to start writing down the next chapter of our life story. In a similar vein, we may manifest the Law of Attraction with a scientific mindset until one day we find a residual fear or uncertainty that we simply cannot shake. This is the day when we observe our ego at work and its interference in action with the Way; only spiritual soul searching can advance you further along your path.

So you see that there is no telling where we might mend up along this circle.Have faith in the Creative Force, and alternate between being God's creative Co-Creator and being simply an amazed spectator, just as the situation requires. Most likely you will dabble in all spiritual styles along your path. Enjoy!

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