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Believe It (or not)

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It’s time for the 24th day of Just Jot it January. Thanks to our host Linda Hill for keeping us going and to Jill for today’s thought provoking prompt: “unbelievable.”

With the title of my blog being “Anything is Possible,” there aren’t many things that I find unbelievable. Unlikely maybe. Unimaginable, perhaps…. It is possible to believe in the possibility of most things. So how do we choose? Logic helps. We can look at our own experience which grows with the years. Sometimes it helps to ask people we trust what they believe. Sometimes we just feel it in our bones.

One thing I find difficult to believe is the possibility that there is no divine higher power. Call it what you will, experience leads me to believe in some kind of intelligent, benevolent power beyond this material world. I feel it in my bones. The easiest thing for me to call this power, is God, but that’s mostly out of habit and upbringing. When I see the word, “Father,” I tend to change it to Creator, Mother, or Great Spirit. Sometimes I change God to Goddess. “The Universe” works, because it’s all encompassing.

Like the blind men and the elephant, we may each perceive this divine higher power in different ways. We all have the right to believe what we want to believe. Or not. As long as we don’t hurt anyone. Karma steps in, sooner or later. We reap what we sow, though it might take a while. Perhaps Karma and angels are helpers or appendages of the Great One with many faces.

What do you believe?

Have your beliefs changed over the years?

For more Just Jot it January posts, rules, and a link to Jill’s blog, visit our host, Linda Hill by clicking HERE.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “Believe It (or not)

  1. What comes around goes around. Things happen for a reason. Two things I say a lot! My beliefs have changed but I will always believe that there is a higher power of some description. Thanks for sharing

  2. I enjoy spiritual conversations and this is a good one. Does God exist? It’s up to each individual to make up their own mind about that. For me the answer is yes, but for many, there is no proof. Without proof there is no God they say. Each of us is on our own unique path back to God. Believing in God or not believing is all part of that uniqueness. This was a Great post!

    • Thanks, Dave. I enjoy spiritual discussions, too, with open minded people. I don’t know about proof of God’s existence, but I feel there is evidence. I guess faith fills in the gaps. Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

  3. My beliefs have definitely changed and hopefully for the better. Life and struggles have thought me so much and changes my perspectives.

  4. I’ve always been a seeker and not so much a finder. My beliefs have, for the most part, stayed fairly constant, that there is “something” out there (although I did a stint as an atheist, it didn’t stick). That something has changed in form and thought in my head (the Tao that can be described is not the true Tao). Right now I’m not so concerned with the who and what IT is, but more how to live in harmony within IT. Roads to go on that one…

    • Thank you for this thoughtful comment. Now you’ve got me thinking! There’s something about the process and adventure of seeking that makes us stronger and wiser along the way. I think our brains are designed to seek deeper meanings. I agree about living in harmony with IT. The relationship is more important than understanding specific details about who and what. Good reminder!

  5. I believe in the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), the communion of saints, the realms of angels, and in Jesus’ (the new Adam) mother as the new Eve; I believe in the Son’s magnanimous Redemption of us (and, thus, His victory over death), in apostolic succession, and in sacramental grace. (Or, I’m a Roman Catholic!)

    I have of course been dissatisfied, looked around, delved, and found (for me) that the very Core was missing elsewhere.

    What HAS changed greatly over the years via life and death and love experiences and via little day-to-day surprises/gifts/helps and even merciful answers — all of which so often seem truly tailored to me, is that I now think Him (and Mary and the saints and angels) as being very Personal indeed as opposed to being far removed from us, as I thought of it all when young.

    Yours is a well-thought-out, kind, and hopeful post– and I hope my comment wasn’t TOO long!

    • When I first looked at your comment, I thought, that’s a long one. But as I read, I became absorbed in the rich content and rhythm. I had not heard or thought of Jesus’ as the new Adam and mother as the new Eve. I love what your wrote about what has changed and the divine relationships becoming more personal. That is happening to me, and I want more of it. I think genuine conversations with Jesus, God, and angels help. I wonder why I don’t talk to Mary more. Hmmm. I appreciate your comment very much!

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