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Over the years, a majority of political, religious, government, and education leaders have insisted that forces of good and evil are forever battling for supremacy over the world. They encouraged us to adopt a large inventory of things moral and immoral, strong and weak, positive and negative, winners and losers, etc. Our life experiences propelled us to add to this list. Those things that caused pain are bad, and those that gave us pleasure are good. As we learned to judge and compare ourselves to others, we added names to the list’s winner and loser category, often using these people as a standard to gage our level of success in the game of life.
Until a few years ago, I believed being patient was for losers; winners made their own way. The proverb, “where there is a will, there is a way” had me convinced that—if I wanted something bad enough—I had to rely on my willpower to make things happen exactly as I wanted and in my timing. From my vantage point, this is what successful people did, they made things happen, obstacles be damned.
As I looked further for the existence of a Higher Power guiding me, I was not satisfied with the idea that choosing good thoughts would lead me to a greater connection with my highest, most authentic self. This seemed such a nebulous and unconvincing way to start a new path. If there truly was a Higher Power, then surely He/She would reach out to me in a way that left no doubt. I became the modern version of Thomas in the Bible who would not believe in Christ’s resurrection until he touched the nail wounds in Jesus’ hands. Such was the beginning of my search for personal messages from a Higher Power in the form of mystical experiences.