Friday, February 3, 2012


I'm reading Conversations With God-Book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch which states on page 14,
The soul speaks to you in feelings. Listen to your feelings. Follow your feelings. Honor your feelings.
 That's not what I was taught in church.  Instead, I was taught that it was not about my feelings, it was about what the Word said. But don't you have feelings about what the Word says? Absolutely. You feel good when you read certain passages which seem to speak directly to your life and truth be told, you feel fear when you read other passages.

If you are like me, the Book of Revelation scared you speechless. After reading that book a couple of times, I refused to read it any more. After all, it talks about the great red dragon, a war in heaven, a seven headed beast, then a second beast, etc. Death and destruction. Be for real. You know this book frightened you. I was terrified until I was made to understand that this was John's revelation and until I began to question why a God who had ALL power needed to battle His own creation. Selah

If you have read the Book of Revelation or saw any of the scary Christian movies like the one called Burning Hell which depicts scenes of hell and images from Revelation, you felt the same way. OMG! If I curse or go the movies or listen to rock and roll music, I'm going to hell. What did you feel? Fear. For what purpose? To keep you in line with the doctrine of your church. The result? You thought more about the devil and staying out of hell  than you did about God. Besides, didn't God create hell? (That's another story.)

How do you feel when you're in love? Being in love is not just an emotional state. There are physical changes that take place in your body also. Science has proved it. Physical as well as emotional feelings. When you are making the right life decision, how do you feel? You may call it intuition or gut feeling but it is nonetheless a feeling. Have you ever felt the Presense of God? We feel joy when seeing pictures of loved ones, babies, cute little baby animals. We feel calm when looking at a beautiful sunset. We feel peaceful observing the silence of falling snow. We feel sad at the news of someone's passing. We feel anger or injustice when watching the news. The list goes on. So my question is, why are we taught in church to deny the feelings that the Creator instilled in us? Let's stop denying who we are.

Return to how you feel, not how you think. No longer deny your feelings. Embrace them. Listen, follow, honor your feelings. They are divine.

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