God – a loaded word 6/14

God is one of those words that seem to ignite some type of feeling or reaction in many people. It’s a loaded word…loaded with different meanings to so many.

When I entered into recovery I was taught to be flexible in my thinking. The exact words were to be open minded. I was introduced to the idea that what I was taught as a child or raised to believe might not serve me at this point in my life.

Nobody told me to think like they thought. They told me to learn to think and feel for myself. This was a foreign concept to me especially in dealings with the big g-o-d.

At first due to my conditioning I thought this was “blasphemy”. God was jealous, angry and to be feared.

But time, guidance and grace allowed me to discover an incredible energy that I call god.

It is beautiful. It is everywhere. It is in everything and everyone.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

29 thoughts on “God – a loaded word 6/14

  1. God is perfect love and goodness and truth above everything else. There us nothing God does without love and movement involved, vibration of grace, euphoria of mercy, restorative and creative power, deeply interested in relationship and cooperation with His creation. So much bigger and more complex than we can know but simple enough to grasp enough to say yes to Him and His huge love in partnership for life. Amazing. A good topic. ❤️😃❤️

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  2. I have had no addictions like drugs or alcohol to recover from. However, I am in recovery from other types of addictions. I have also had to unlearn many things concerning my religious upbringing. I have found it to be a very healthy endeavor.

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    1. Thank you Tony – even when I put the drink and drugs down I found other behaviors that were not so …..spiritual let’s say 🌈it’s just awareness and doing the best I can when I can💜

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  3. Wow. Dear Danielle, I love your beautiful thoughts and your association with God. You are doing a wonderful work. Please continue to inspire us by sharing your experiences. 😊😊😊😊. Keep smiling, shining and rocking.

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  4. Interestingly enough, the Hebrew word that many English translations provide as “jealous”( קִנְאָה pronounced qinawh) also carries the meaning of zeal, intense enthusiasm and passion). So it reframes God’s perspective on us as one who is intensely interested in your/my spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. In other words, the Lord cares. 🖖🏻

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    1. Thank you for that – 💜it’s exactly the point I was hoping to portray. One word can mean many different things to many different people. God happens to be one of those words that I always enjoy the others perspectives on 💜❤️💜

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  5. For me the hardest thing to overcome was changing my beliefs that been instilled into my being. I still fight them and they are very powerful because they represent everything I was in my life…We just go along with the program until one day the program no longer works! It’s a tough one…Glad you are finding you and nothing can take that away…Blessings…VK ❤

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    1. Yes it is not easy, I find I still have ones that creep in and then I realize that I have the power to change any belief as long as I am aware of it.
      The best definition of a belief that i ever heard was from Abraham Hicks – she defines a belief as a thought you just keep thinking. When it was put that simply to me it took the fear out of changing beliefs because its really changing the way I think…and hell I can do that every day! lol Thank you for you comment and kind wishes!! More to you friend!

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  6. I never felt comfortable with the religion of my childhood, so rejected the concept of God outright as an adult. But I heard a speaker once who had some great concepts to share, but kept using the word God. I wanted to hear what he was teaching, so came up with my own definition that I inserted every time he said that word. It was ‘energy’ and that opened it all up for me. ‘Infinite Source’ now works for me perfectly! ♥️

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  7. Love this. I believe in God and think a choice to believe Him or not is up to each individual person and not mine to try to influence. “Loaded words” are difficult as they cause such huge responses. Everything calls for compassion and kindness ✨️

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    1. I agree fully – ❤️I like to simply even bring awareness to the fact that what means something to me does not mean the same for another 💜❤️💜😃thank you Janet

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  8. Beautiful! and, in my way of trying to connect with like minded people, I will share with you the fact that I, too, was raised in a mixed household – with a religious upbringing on some fronts, via a variety of Protestant churches (both sides of my family tree, have ministers sprinkled throughout various branches) AND by one who never ‘felt/experienced’ the God-feeling others ‘shared/testified’ to, until alone observing nature – or reading history, biographies or learning about other cultures, by themselves – To be sure, I hear you! In innocence of a child, I explored the ‘golden threads’ of that …..um…. can I word it right? To convey? “heart shift’ – the moments when time stood still, I stood still, in full awe of all that is, that surrounded me, supported me, answered the deepest please for something beautiful, in my heart – I, too, have been accused of blasphemy, paganism, devil worship/witchcraft, due to my love of observing nature, finding peace and beauty in it – the perspectives and beauty to be found in what are considered by some a ‘blasphemous works’ (i.e. astrology, herbal wisdom, shamanism, eastern based religions and philosophies)

    Sigh, thanks for listening, for allowing me to share, here, in a forum I believe I might ‘fit in’ better than wading into places where I…..am…..um…… blasphemous, simply for sitting with the struggles, or experiencing the beauty of all that is, by myself, in the quiet of the late night or early morning light, instead of in a building where I’m told what I should love and what I should hate – that changes over time – in interpretation…. ❤

    I HEAR/See you! And it is beautiful to my eyes/my heart & soul – I don't claim to speak for anyone other than me – so take it for what it's worth – 😀

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    1. Excellent my friend!! Yayyyy for you and your understanding and 🎁 gifts!! I believe it’s ALL been created so we can resonate within to the beauty ❤️you know – when you FEEEEEEL IT!
      We are supposed to feel good and hating and judging or calling something or someone wrong even does not truly feel good ❤️
      Much love to you and please express yourself freely here it is very welcomed 🙏🌈❤️💜

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