Growing up I went to church because my parents made me go. Now I’m happy to say that I’ve passed down that tradition to my own children. Yes, I am forcing them, sometimes dragging them out the door, while listening to their pleas and complaints. “But why do I have to go?” or “It’s so boring!” or the most popular argument, “I’m tired…”
There’s something to be said for consistency. I believe even though consciously I didn’t want to go to church as a child, just like my own children, attending church set the foundation subconsciously of long-lasting faith. An enduring faith that has gotten me through some really, really tough times in my life.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man ~ Dwight L. Moody
There are many, many things we have to do in life even though we don’t want to. Making your children attend church with you sets that building block of sometimes we do things just because.
Once I moved out of my parents’ home and got to decide whether I wanted to go to church or not, the not obviously reigned supreme! Sometimes it’s good to take a break. Then I became involved in a serious relationship (with my now husband) and I found a small spark of desire forming to return to church.
We went occasionally as a couple. It seemed to strengthen our relationship and it was fun to try out different churches and compare services; albeit, sporadically. But the big kicker was when we began to have children of our own. Then all of a sudden we both wanted to go to church, and regularly.
There came a point in time when I got bored with church and began to question if it really mattered. After some deep contemplation and personal reflection I began to realize I was going to church for all the wrong reasons. I was attending because I wanted to ensure that my children grew up with the same values I had as a Catholic Christian. That was certainly noble, but I was beginning to feel like I was going because it was the “right thing to do.” For some reason that was no longer reason enough.
Then I had a shift in consciousness. I now began attending church because it had deep meaning for me. I began seeing it as a place where I could purge the stress and emotional trauma of the week and be renewed and replenished. It was a time where I could pray for my family and friends on a completely different level.
Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults ~ John Calvin
In church I began to connect with the deep spiritual vibration only found in such a sacred space, where others come together to seek hope, solace and inner peace. I began to realize we are all on the same journey with the same challenges, and for a brief moment we can unite and heal, leaving with hope that next week will be better. Or at the very least, next week I can come back here again.
I feel very deeply connected to God and the Universe, especially now that I work full-time as a psychic medium. I believe church helped me strengthen my connection and opened a gateway of communication with the Divine that I now use to assist others. I am truly honored and grateful for my ability to speak directly with the spiritual realm and relay inspirational and life-changing messages to others.
To go, or not to go, is a very personal question that only you can answer. But as I always tell people who express frustration over religious dogma in a church setting: “It’s all about perception. Focus on the semantics of the word and the division of religions, and that’s what you’ll get. Focus on love and healing in a church setting, and reconnecting with your spirituality, and that’s what you’ll get. We get what we believe and pay attention to. Whatever we choose to see is really just an illusion anyway.”
| PsychicAccess.com.Julie is a psychic Medium, healer, and spiritual educator from Wisconsin with a plethora of metaphysical credentials too long to list here. After her father’s passing, almost eighteen years ago, she fully embraced her natural gifts as a psychic Medium and now works full-time helping others all across the globe with spiritual readings and teachings from the beyond. She is the host of two radio shows, the owner of her own healing business since 2007, and heads an online University for international soul development (HSU). Julie is a Channel for Archangel Metatron, delivering clear messages to clients that transform their lives. If you’d like to experience this highly qualified and gifted metaphysician for yourself, you can find Julie at |
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