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He told them, that if they ever chose this branch, they would lose their power. They would be co-creators no more, for they would forget Spirit as their Loving Source. Father gave them this choice out of Love. It was the gift of free will. To give this gift, which fully empowered His children, He too had to give them every possible choice. Otherwise, there would be no true individual liberty, independence and freedom.
The tree of such a life could not be limited — for how could She as infinite creator, create the limited? He warned them not to climb out on this tree limb of separation.
Being the naturally curious and infinitely creative children that they were, they chose to anyway. The toxic fruit growing from these branches have diseased your mind with fear, doubt, worry and forgetfulness of who you really are. This in turn begets a child that is lost in the mind of illusion. It has blinded you to the power of Perfect Love within you, though never completely, or by no means permanently. Yet the mistake was made. Your ancestors chose the branch of fear in the midst of all possible thoughts and choices; and in so doing, began reaping the bitter fruits of this choice.
The result: they forgot their Divinity. In their forgetting, they never taught you of yours. So today, your Divinity is lost in the mistaken choice made generations ago. Your awareness of who you really are lies dormant, asleep and untapped.
But come on, it was garbage. It was throwaway stuff. I looked around to see if I could spot anyone else who might feel the same way.
We were in the songwriting capital of the world, after all. Maybe I'd see someone with her mouth agape, or someone holding his ears and crying. But what I saw were hundreds of my peers with closed eyes and raised hands singing those absolutely nonsensical words.
It was then that I felt the opening of my first true and conscious schism with religion, and with my religious self. The sight scared me. This is dangerous. This is really weird. These people are singing words that literally make no sense; which would be fine if they were singing along to some dumb song on the radio, but they're not just singing along to some dumb song on the radio, they're offering this nonsense directly to God.
Giving it as a gift! How can they do this? How could they not think before they sing? Doesn't God deserve better? Something that makes logical sense at least? Sweet as the singers are, might God be holding His ears and weeping right now?
When I got done looking at the crowd I thought of myself, and I saw myself as one of those people and it frightened me. I had sung a million songs like this without thinking. Maybe not as horrendously nonsensical as this one, but close enough. And if I had sung songs like this without thinking, what else had I done without thinking? What else had I been taught to do that I had never questioned?
What did I believe, what had I professed , that I didn't actually understand? How come I am singing nonsense with all these other people? Such profane questions got my good heart to racing, and for the first time in my life my Catholic voice had no good answers.
They're great at telling everyone else what to do, but they can't seem to get their own lives together. They tend to be emotionally distant and view matters of love and life as puzzles to be solved rather than as experiences of the heart. How to Deal With the "Counselor Impostor". Is your friend trying to save you from making your own mistakes?
Giving you logical advice you just don't want to hear yet? Simply tell them that you're not ready for their suggestions yet and that you'll call them later. If you are actually going to a trained therapist or counselor, stay open and allow them to help you dig through your layers.
Sometimes, I've had some clients who have come in with their guard up and trying to prove me wrong, wasting their time and mine. When they finally opened up, they allow themselves to start having shifts in their lives, rather than staying stuck with old thinking and patterns.
Self-reflection is healthy and can help guide certain self-realizations. I'm an advocate for traveling alone and spending time in nature, however, trying to be your own counselor in a hard situation is a different story. Science shows that even particles behave differently when observed, so accept the futility of self-psychoanalysis.
Allow yourself to be human and ask for help in times of radical shift in your life. Leave the Counseling to the Professionals. Voting Made Easy. Register now.All Time Top Christian Songs. Casting Crowns - Who Am I; Newsboys - You Are My King (Amazing Love); Glory Revealed - By His Wounds; Caedmon's Call - God of Wonders; MercyMe - I Can Only Imagine; Aaron Shust - My Savior My God; Michael W. Smith - Breathe; Chris Tomlin - How Great Is Our God; Laura Story - Mighty to Save; Tree63 - Blessed Be Your Name; Chris Tomlin - Holy Is The Lord.