Potential communication blockages between you and the Divine:
Ignorance: You had experiences of communication but you didn’t recognize them as Divine interaction, or in some instances, you bought the lie from others that it doesn’t exist. You classify those blockages as ignorance.
Ego: Some barriers are created by ego, as in, “I don’t trust the inner voice because it isn’t real, or they are only my misguided thoughts.” Or, disbelief that there is a conduit, that there is only separation. But the inner you knows better. You know there is no separation or there wouldn’t be this connecting channel. But when categorizing the ego-obstructions you realize they are only a subcategory of the larger category of…
Fear: Fear of not being good enough. Fear of ridicule, which is a fear reaction. Fear of being harmed by a debased spirit. Fear of the unknown. And any other fear you can think of that bars you from opening to Divine communication.
Another that fits in with fear is busyness or the constant need for distraction. Fearing idleness, or stillness, you might be the type to clutter up every precious moment of your life with TV or radio, or doing, or going, filling your time with the less important instead of stilling yourself and merely listening.
Not asking for Divine help. In other words, ego. Or, you don’t feel the situation is important enough. Remember, the end of Part 5 said there is no too small or insignificant. What we might think of as insignificant might be an important foundation for something larger. Don’t compartmentalize your life, putting aside the part you feel is unimportant (or you hope to keep secret, which is impossible), and only offer the other part of your life you feel is worthy of God’s attention. That is limiting a limitless God. That is separation. We are to go to the Divine for everything.
Habitual negative lifestyle. A lifestyle issue to consider is staying in negative situations, whether television or companions, and most importantly, negative thinking. Negativity drags you down. blocks you from a positive attitude, and changes the vibration in and around you. A positive outlook and surroundings are desirable for the most open communication because you’ve made yourself available. Again, you aren’t to do this alone. Ask for Divine help.
Fear blockages aren’t permanent or total. Don’t misunderstand. No matter your stubbornness, the Great Communicator breaks through anyway, and often in surprising ways that get your attention. But if you want increasing, free-flowing communication—because that is the key to a richer, happier, more abundant life—then ask the Knows-All what you can do to strengthen that connection, then trust, and follow-through.
Which of the above are challenges for you? List them, then write what you might do to overcome the challenges. Your effort in discovering what is blocking you from receiving Divine messages is worth it. Once you become aware of what is holding you back, then you can release them. When you do that, then…
You are empowered! You now have continual access to the Greatest Power in the Universe!
Excerpts from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015
(To be continued)
Next: Divine Messages, Part 7: Divine Communication Exercises. Final.
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