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Conscious Contact

Conscious contact is another way to describe prayer and meditation. Open contact with my higher power is where it’s at for me. My days just seem to flow over me when I reach out and remain open to the messages my higher power quietly whispers to me throughout the day. When I look, I receive responses back to my prayers through communication with others and events; they’re everywhere.

For example, I was just saying to C yesterday how this one thing never seems to afflict me. How’d I dodge that bullet?

Then today? BAM! There it is, and what do I do? I breathe. I take a second to process the event unfolding, and I proceed laugh out loud. Seriously God? Your timing amuses me. My higher power gets that I listen up to irony.

Also, there is a potential opportunity hanging out there in the near future for me. In my character defect laden mind, I start to plan how I can make this work so that materially the best outcome will occur. I received a gentle nudge that perhaps the most lucrative option might require spiritual sacrifices? Oh yes, I hear you God, I’m listening!

Most days, I am in constant conversation contact my higher power. I heard it said  A LOT in meetings that people get down on their knees to pray. My higher power does not require that from me. #TYG

Also, if I’m not careful meditation can get seriously overcomplicated for me. For me, it’s about having my spiritual house in order, slowing down enough to “be”, keeping my eyes open, and perking up my ear for hushed tones of my higher power.

If you’re still struggling to figure out what you think about a higher power or you are on the fence about what it means to have faith, I highly suggest checking out the chapter “We Agnostics”, from the basic text (aka the “Big Book) of AA, “Alcoholics Anonymous”. It says,

“When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn’t. What was our choice to be?”

Today, I choose to let God by my everything.

-Z

3 thoughts on “Conscious Contact

  1. “Conscious Contact”…I really like that way of putting it! “Prayer” can sound too formal sometimes, like we have to be in just the right sort of mental and spiritual place for it to happen. “Prayer” makes me think of heads bowed. “Conscious Contact” makes me think of heads raised expectantly. Thanks for this post! And this new and different way of thinking!

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    1. Yea! Me too, same thoughts! Its so easy to get stuck on the “formalities” and “shoulds”…. sometimes that stuff keeps me stuck. So glad for the ability to choose my own conception of a higher power!!

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