Opposition To Spiritual Beliefs
Well, hearty congratulations with your book,'Be loved, Beloved'. It sounds wonderful and I love the title.
I guess as spiritual seekers we are often guilty of failing to love ourselves in the higher sense and of putting ourselves down from time to time as being unworthy.
This feeling arises especially I feel, when one faces hostility and misunderstanding from one's spouse, family, friends, and acquaintances who are 'unawakened' as it were,and still chained to the strictures of orthodox religion and materiality.
May you be greatly blessed with this new book and thank you for your efforts to bring light into the world.
Robert GresakNote from webmaster of a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com
Your congratulations on Be Loved, Beloved
are received with thanks! Thank you.
It is interesting you mention opposition to spiritual beliefs being a block to self love. The journey to live comfortably with possible opposition to spiritual beliefs and resolve them within myself is the journey I make in my first book It's OK to Believe, A Journey with Faith and Reason
It is a common story to hear people say they experience such opposition at some stage of the spiritual journey.
The other one I hear is that people feel somewhat lonely or different because they have spiritual beliefs that are not shared by their friends.Be Loved, Beloved
takes the reader with me to receive love on a much more fundamental level – to receive God’s love and allow it to become the rock on which we build our life.
Resting in that love makes us less and less dependent on love from any other source, although the delight is that the more we let God love us, the more the world responds. First we learn to feel love for ourselves, then the world sends us those who love us. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ( Matthew 6:33 , KJV)
For me the kingdom of God is found when resting in God’s love.
I truly believe that to receive God’s love is the most important thing we can do.
I would put it before any commitment to service to others, because when we receive God’s love, anything we do from the place of receiving love will naturally make that same love available to others.
I think that is why Jesus says there is only one main commandment – to love God with all our heart. The second commandment - love for ourselves and our neighbour naturally follows.
With thanks and with the LOVE we are blessed to know,
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Helps me be Open about My Faithby Steve, UK
Thank You Katherine for your website.
I liked the `debate` of Spirituality versus religion`.
In particular Are spiritual groups better than religious ones?
I found this useful to aid me in my countering the flack I am beginning to `invite` by being openly `with God` now.
With thanks again,
Steve, `spiritual searcher`