Badassery Magazine March 2018 Issue22 - Page 59

A re you afraid to have a real relationship with a High- er Power? The way society and religion have portrayed this all-mighty, all-powerful being, I’d be afraid too. We misunderstand what the Creator is. It is a Life Force that created all of the Universe and every being in it. Einstein told us that, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” You can call this Life Force, God, Universe, Creator, Great Spirit, whatever name you choose. The fact of the matter is that you un- derstand and know that this en- ergy flows through you. It flows through everyone and when we stop being so afraid, we can har- ness this powerful, unlimited en- ergy for our own good. God is not vengeful. The Universe is not punishing us for any wrongs we may have committed. The rea- son we have a hard time accept- ing this is because we want to believe that the people who hurt us are punished for their wrong- doings. The truth is, they wouldn’t have hurt us if they weren’t already tormented in some way. Pain can make people do the unthinkable. Until we break the cycle, pain and suffering will continue to spread. We wonder why God doesn’t just take all the pain away. Why does the Almighty allow such tragedy? Why are children dying of can- cer? Why are there so many mass shootings? Why are little girls be- ing sold to the highest bidder? You can blame God all you want, but remember this energy flows through you. So we must then consider, where are we at fault? This is what scares so many peo- ple. It is difficult to imagine your- self with so much power. It is in direct opposition to what society has taught you to believe. We were given free will. We can choose to accept that we are sep- arate from God or we can choose to know that we are One with this powerful, unlimited Life Force and do what we were called here to do. How do we do this? We start by ac- cepting our connection to the Cre- ator, by knowing without a shadow of a doubt that God and I are One. It is impossible for the Ego to view itself as one with God, so this is not about having a god-complex, this is about harnessing your own cre- ative and manifesting potential for your highest good and the highest good of all. Once you have accepted this fact, you can then begin building a re- lationship. This is why self-care is 58