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Curiosity and Your Faith Crisis

 

To realize your true nature, you must wait for the right moment and the right conditions. When the time comes, you are awakened as if from a dream. You understand that what you have found is your own and doesn't come from anywhere outside. ~Buddhist Sutra

The right moment and the right conditions have aligned.

How do we know this?

Because you are staring your faith crisis square in the eyes. It is real and it is happening. Breath.

When I was in the early stages of my faith crisis ~ awakening, I remember asking why, a lot.

My name on the forum New Order Mormon was Wondering Why. New Order Mormon felt like a very safe place for me because everyone had an avatar and a name, like mine, and it was annoymous. I was so scared that people would find out I was asking questions and studying "anti mormon literature" that the NOM forum helped me feel not so scared. Back in 2006 I was talking with many of the well known post mormons, as some of them were using their real names. {{scary}} ;)

My point is that when this happens to you, you feel like you have just woken up from a dream, like the above quote mentions. It really does feel like that. Then, you have a million thoughts running through your head that try and make you feel guilt or shame about just wanting to find the truth. Those are two feelings that never help, ever never.

When you can sit with your new discoveries and realize that this is all happening in perfect time for you and you give yourself permission to follow your own path upon this journey, shift your thinking from thoughts about confusion, guilt, fear to thoughts of curiosity, this whole process will go so much better for you.

It is all in your head anyway, you get to choose the thoughts that will for sure come along for the ride.

Be curious. Stay in that frame of mind. 

What does curiosity feel like?

Easier. Not as heavy. Not a burden.

Ahhhh, doesn't that feel better.

Follow the curiosity and see where it goes.

Amy

Trusting Yourself After A Faith Crisis

One of the things I talk about with my clients after their Faith Crisis, is learning to trust yourself again.

Thoughts about feeling betrayed and how did this happen, are pretty common.

You may be a little gun shine because you feel like you truly trusted and believed so strongly the church/religion/gospel you have been living, and now it is not.

So how will you know what is true or false?

But, guess what?! This is great news. You know why?

The blinders are off. What you once believed with all your heart, is no longer true. Now everything else you approach, you will look at with your eyes wide open. 

Right?! {{{ The answer better be yes my dear. }}}

Don't worry about not trusting yourself.

Be excited AND curious AND trust yourself. These feelings and emotions will keep you in check.

So, go forth and explore! 

When you can shift the need to know all the answers to not feeling like you have to know anything, life literally takes on a whole new experience.

Enjoy this process and know, you can trust yourself more than ever before. It really can be that simple.

Trusting yourself is just a thought anyway right? 

Choose to trust yourself. It is so much more fun than living in confusion. Truth is, you may mess up from time to time. Life is messy. That just means you are doing it right.

I love this thought work stuff!!! I am happy to walk it with you. Email me at anytime. amyloganlife@gmail.com

You got this!

Amy