Today we are digging deep.
This post is going to give you an up-close and personal view of my conscience and it may even be considered controversial. But, when I began writing this blog, I made a promise to my fellow millennials that I would be honest. So, here we go…
My spiritual journey over the past couple of years has been a roller coaster ride. I have studied Christianity, the work of Abraham Hicks, hypnosis, chakras, meditation… You name it, I’ve tried it. I have always been fascinated with the different ways people achieve peace and an overall deeper meaning to life.
But recently, I have been battling conflicting beliefs. The more I attend church and participate in bible studies, the more confused I become.
For example, if you’ve ever watched an Abraham Hicks video, you may understand my struggle. Abraham Hicks is not a real person. He is a spirit guide that works through a woman named Esther Hicks. Before her speeches, Esther summons Abraham to take over her body so that his words of wisdom can flow through her.
Yeah. Mind blown, right? So what do Christians think about this?
This week in bible study, we spoke about the devil working inside of people to lure us away from our faith which made me think of Abraham Hicks.
This concept of satan also brought to mind the concept of horoscopes. The zodiac is based on a pagan religion, so is it a sin if I have the Daily Horoscope app on my phone? Even if it’s just for fun? How do all of these spiritualities intertwine? Or is that even possible?
I would like to think that there are segments of each spiritual branch that can go hand-in-hand. Every spiritual practice that I have studied has one common goal: to become a better person. If we live to serve others, treat everyone as we want to be treated, and maintain gratitude, then God will be happy with us, right? Or is Esther Hicks being possessed by the devil?
Basically, I am confused as f*ck. I may be the only one who is struggling with this issue and, if that’s the case, I would love some feedback!
How do you walk with Christ and practice personal development? Do you use different techniques to relax that include meditation or listening to guided hypnosis videos? Does God condemn us for relying on other ways to ease our pain and reach fulfillment? Comment below!