Apr
16

How to talk to God

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Sometimes I get emails from people asking me how to invoke the angels or how to make God hear you, if I have technique to share with them, and things like that and so I thought I’d write an article about it.

I don’t have that kind of relationship or perspective on God anymore, or the angels or whatever else there is; to me they are all One.

One consciousness expressing itself in the way that each individual can relate to and feel most comfortable with.

It’s just all different expressions of The One.

So there is no need to invoke anything, no need to say an angel prayer three times in order to call upon them, and there is no need to lit incense and candles and ohm your way to an altered state where you can imagine yourself meeting your spiritual guides, but if you feel that that is right for you to do, then it is right for you to do.

That’s just not my perspective so I can’t give you any techniques or advice in those things because they are irrelevant to me.

There’s no need to have a special altar or shrine with pictures of Gurus, you don’t have to ‘be grateful’ in order to have the ‘right vibration’ so that your frequency is the same as Gods (or else he won’t hear you) and all those kinds of ideas.

As long as you pray to a conceptual God, or you have beliefs that says that you should say a specific prayer every sunday then that’s what you will do, until you don’t. Nothing is wrong with doing those things as they all play their part in our spiritual development.

Some have never prayed, or have no interest in God, and then they suddenly have a spiritual awakening and realize their oneness with the One consciousness, so our efforts in that regard has little or nothing to say.

To “try to get closer to God” actually keeps us from realizing who we really are in relationship with God, because we assume there is a power outside of ourselves that we must bend ourselves as pretzels for in order to please the good Lord above. 

It’s not like that at all, but most spiritual beliefs, concepts and ideas have some kind of requirement that you think you need to fulfill before you can be One with God.

Truth is not like that, it’s beyond beliefs of the mind. 

There’s a relationship going on, a communication, at the same time as there is only Oneness.

When we realize that there’s no God outside of ourselves, that we are One with that, we may initially stop praying altogether (as I did) because you realize you are talking to/with yourself but then that will stabilise and balance itself out and prayer may come into our lives again but in a totally different way than before.

Now it’s just as if you’re having an ongoing, continuous, never-ending communication going on with “God” or whatever you wish to call it.

So you don’t need anything, you don’t need to do anything special, you don’t have to raise your vibration and you don’t have to pray on special days and times only.

God hears you, always, because there’s no space or distance between you.

Just like it is with nature; there is you, and then there’s nature, but in reality it is all One. We are one with that. Everything is One.

When we live in union with this One Consciousness we are constantly directed and guided by our intuition; that is God speaking to Itself.

So to get “closer to God” is simply to get quiet enough to hear the inner voice, the heart, and by living in harmony with that, you are One with it.

But its not something you need to do or invoke, it’s happening as I write this and as you read this, it never ceases, but it can seem to be drowned when the voice of the ego is made more significant and important.

That’s all.

It’s not difficult to talk with God at all.

Talk to God as you speak with your best friend.

That’s it.

Very simple.

Then the feeling of gratitude is not something you have created out of a belief that you ‘should be grateful’ so the great guy upstairs will hear you, but because it’s a natural outcome and way of living when you follow your hearts knowing for the single reason that you love it. Because you love God and you trust it. 

Not because it gives you love, but because there is nothing in you that opposes the love that you always feel in your heart for that power we like to call God.

Then things unfold naturally.

An example: 

I’m out walking, and within me I’m talking with God, (as I always do, non-stop, about everything, but it’s not as if there’s an “I” that speaks to a God outside of myself, the conversation so to speak is one single movement/happening, I’m only illustrating it here) saying:

“I really enjoy singing God, and I know it comes from my heart because there’s so much joy in the act of singing itself. If this desire to record in a music studio is from you, then lets do it; show me the way so I can move in that direction”. 

I continue walking and I come to some tables outside by a school so I decide to sit down a bit before I continue walking.

I see a few cars driving by, all filled with instruments; drums and things like that.

I think that’s a bit odd, because the school is closed and there’s no apparent reason for a bunch of cars driving around in that particular area with instruments, and while I think that I also hear a voice within telling me to go ask them what they are doing.

So I say “Okay, I’ll do that”, even if it feels a bit weird to go ask complete strangers what they are doing, but okay.

So I’ll sit there for a few more minutes enjoying the sunshine on my face, enough time for me to forget what the voice said and I’m about to go in the other direction and continue my walk when a lot of snow falls down from the roof and gets my attention back to the direction where I had seen the cars go so I remember again what the voice said.

I say “thank you God, for reminding me”, and I feel that this is important so I head over there and I ask them what they are doing and the woman tells me that shes a teacher at this school but also a singer in a band and they use one of the classrooms to practice in in the weekends.

The voice within me says: “ask her if theres a recording studio around here that aren’t that expensive, say that you want to sing in a studio and ask her if she can give you any advice”.

So I do that.

She gives me a phone number to someone she knows, and I say thanks, and I walk away – with a very happy heart – feeling that this is important and I feel deep gratitude to God. 

I could go on, but to make a long story short, that was how I found the studio where I sang yesterday.

Because I asked God without using my voice or any kind of techniques or special prayers, I just asked within my heart and he/she/it showed me the way.

Note that I could have gone with the voice of the ego, and that could have developed like this:

The inner voice says “Go ask those people what they are doing”, ego says “how embarrassing, I can’t ask them that, what would they think of me, a complete stranger asking them about their personal business that I have nothing to do with” or something like that, and then walked the other way and forgot all about it.

And when God wanted your attention with the snow falling from the roof, the ego would only had seen it as snow falling down from the roof and ignored the feeling in the heart that told you that this is important, pay attention.

(And yes, the woman looked at me weirdly when I approached them asking what they were doing, but only the ego is afraid of looking a bit foolish, not the spirit, God is fearless). 

We don’t even have to say “Help!”. Or even ‘elp’ :) . (If it feels right, then of course we can use words and our voice). 

God hears us regardless, it’s just us that aren’t still enough to hear the answers to our prayers and the direction we have asked and prayed for.

I feel that I have always lived like this; I remember another unfolding that happened when I had tried to get into rehab many years ago and I was on a spiritual fair (I think that’s the right word) and the voice within told me to go talk to a person and ask him a specific question.

So I did, and things unfolded and suddenly I was in rehab (a few months later) and all could happen that way because I was listening to my intuitive knowing so it could lead me to where I could get help and become free from my addictions.

What is different now is where I have my identification, so in that regard it’s more intimate you could say, there’s no gap anymore.

But even when there was gaps (when I did drugs for example and didn’t always hear clearly what the intuitive knowing told me), even then, God was always there.  

We clutter the channels of communication with all sorts of techniques and means to try to attain something that is already available without any means or effort, or we cloud the seeing with drugs or entertainments for the mind.

But God never goes anywhere. 

Right now; try it out; just speak with God as if you were speaking with your very best friend and see what happens and notice (pay attention to) what starts to unfold before you. (Look with your heart). 

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Maria Erving

Spiritual Teacher, Healer and Inspirational Writer ― Be True To Who You Are And From That Space Your Real Life Will Unfold Naturally!

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  1. Joe Faulkner says:

    Maria

    thanks for sharing your belief etc – It is so true all we have to do is believe and trust without fear or suspicion and most of all speak form the heart and be lead by the heart. By the way do you do any seminars and would you be coming to Ireland with one anytime

    Namasta

    Joe

  2. Maria Erving says:

    Thank you Joe, glad to hear the message in the article resonated with you/spoke to your heart.

    Where people would like to have me speak about the things I share, that’s where I would go, if my heart said yes and it felt right.

    I go where I’m invited, so by invitation I would go to Ireland, yes :-)

    I can be contacted regarding spiritual meetings/Satsangs by anyone that feel inclined to meet me, and we’ll simply take it from there. (http://mariaerving.com/satsang)

    (I don’t share and talk about beliefs though; I’m dedicated to Truth, and my sharings are pointers to that).

    Namaste <3
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