Just a quick note to introduce myself. I live in the UK, I’m a wife, a mother and a worker. My religious background is Christian in the Anglican or Church of England tradition. In this blog, I’m hoping to share my journey as I attempt to have a personal relationship with the God of the universe, our creator.
I’ve been thinking about the story of the Two Sons or The Prodigal Son from the Bible (if you don’t know it you can find a version from Luke’s Gospel here).
For many years I’ve been searching for a way back to happiness, freedom, purity and love and freedom from fear, shame, deep sadness, anger, jealousy and hurt. I’ve tried many things and some have worked for a while. I’ve tried religion (Anglican christianity), cognitive behavioural therapy, positive thinking, the Work of Byron Katie, mindfulness and meditation. They all had their drawbacks basically, for someone who is naturally lazy…they were well, hard work requiring some sort of practice (everyday) and dedication (every moment sometimes) or service that did not appeal to me after a while. Having been in a religion, I had a faint hope that with God being this omnipotent being that he would have the answer….somewhere.
So I suppose the blog really is going to be focussed on my adventure in The Way or God’s Way of Love being taught here.
I first heard about it in a newspaper article in May 2011 which is still around and can be viewed here
I know…how embarrassing I read the Daily Mail. Instead of running a mile I felt that I’d found something at last, something I’d been looking for even though at that stage I did not have any idea about the teachings. When I looked at the teachings, they completely fascinated me and it’s probably taken me all that time to really digest what the teachings promise and that is summed up in Luke’s Gospel..
“Finally, he came to his senses and said, “My father’s workers have plenty to eat, and here I am, starving to death! 18 I will go to my father.”
So I came to realise, I was starving to death and in need of what my (heavenly) Parent could provide – right feeling, right thinking and right action through the power of Love, Divine Love.
So there it is , my experiment to see if it is possible to improve my life and have a real relationship with God by following these teachings.
Painting below By Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn derivative work: carulmare [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons