Every now and then I jump on the blog circuit to see what’s out there when it comes to ‘Spirituality’, “God” or “Enlightenment”. Most of the time that look is quickly ended with me shaking my head and giving a side-lined grin and a tip of my hat to the strength and cunning of delusion.
Today my search ended with a blog post by a woman who was now certain that there was no God because her cat died. I hear this type of thing often. Now, to preface this, I’m not saying that there is a “God” out there either because the problem with the modern-day idea of “God” is that it’s been so misused and distorted. What people, like this woman with the cat, think God is is what is getting in the way. Any idea of what you think God is…is wrong. It’s wrong. It’s a belief and no belief is true. What this woman with the cat is upset about is that her ‘idea’ of what she thinks God is was challenged. Her thought-up God didn’t rise to the challenge so instead of questioning her thoughts, ideas and beliefs on the subject she just dumps the whole thing altogether. My cat died. It’s not what I wanted to have happen. There is no God.
The lesson here? If you are upset that something didn’t happen the way you thought it should happen, then it’s your misunderstanding and no one elses. It’s up to you to question your beliefs behind it because it’s your beliefs, your thoughts and your ideas that are keeping you from knowing the truth. You are standing in your own way. It’s as simple as that.