Keeping the faith in times of darkness, sadness, or confusion, can seem impossible, but it is doable. Stay strong and grounded in the hope of things to come – truly, things that are already so, but hard to discern on the earthly plane. When we are able to center ourselves in our spiritual reality, we can experience heaven on earth in this moment. Despite any appearances to the contrary, God is in everything.
During my experience with God, which you can read about more here, I felt true peace in a way I had not thought possible beforehand. I experienced so much beauty, light, and joy by connecting to God that I became seriously sad and depressed when I looked out into the world after my experience. I didn’t want to stay here. How could God be so beautiful, and our world be so full of pain, hardship, inequality, and strife? It’s something I still struggle with if I think too much about it.
I’ve learned to reconcile it somewhat by spending time each day connecting to God in whatever way works for me – usually this is prayer, meditation, writing, and spending time with my family. Even though our world is not perfect, we can help anchor God’s light here more each day by being love. I know it might sound cheesy, but that’s the place I came to after my experience and trying to live in the regular world. If I could share some of that peace and joy each day, with myself and with others, then maybe it could grow and eventually, hopefully, our earth could start to reflect all of that peace, love, and happiness.
Keep the faith. Know that God loves you and is with you.