STEP TWO CONTINUED: Come to believe that The Divine has no religion, is greater than religion, and can heal us from our hurts.
Instruction: Look for coincidences.
One of the main points in Step Two is to understand that The Divine can, and will, heal us from our hurts. For those who find it difficult to hear the voice of The Divine, a little help comes in handy. Coincidences, or another term is synchronicities, are like the gentle voice of The Divine trying to wake us up. We need to pay attention when these things occur. If we are prone to making “wrong” choices, and we’re particularly speaking of religious choices now, then how do we let our Higher Power guide us? This is especially important if our request for direction is merely a request for confirmation of our decisions instead of opening up to say, I don’t know what to decide, please lead me in the way I should go.
When we are ready to let the Universe help us find our way, most of the time that guidance will not be a voice thundering down from the sky. It will, instead, be little signs and signals that tell us this is a good way to go. Trouble can come when the ego gets involved and has us question whether we really are seeing the handiwork of a Higher Power working in our lives. These answers might not come right away, and we might go through a lot of trial and error until we learn to pay attention to the synchronistic events taking place before us. But, we will become increasingly more aware as long as we continue to do the work and therefore will escape repeated religious abuse faster each time until we are free.
As you go about your daily life today, pay attention to the world around you. Notice the little things, the little indications that might otherwise go unnoticed. Could the synchronicities we discover be more than just coincidences? When we look, listen, and pay attention, we will find guidance.
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