The doorway to the dark side of existence is opened when you choose to fear what you don’t understand. Whatever is hidden in the darkest corners of your mind and heart will come alive and you will react when you doubt what you are observing in your reality. This doubt leads to the perceptions of scenarios that possibly ‘could’ happen and the onset of worry begins to stifle your actions. As you travel down the path to the dark side the possibilities of what could happen become the probabilities of what will happen and fear takes control. Once you arein the grips of fear it is difficult to let go of its grip on you because you associate it with being in the best interests of your survival.
Would anyone in their right mind do ANYTHING to put themselves at risk? There is a fine line between taking a risk and moving forward with confidence. If your confidence is based on the assuredness that your ego knows what is best, then you are on shaky ground. The ego can only see from its perspective and not that of the Divine. If your confidence is based on the complete trust in the Divine, then you are on solid ground.
The Divine’s perspective is that of knowing everything, being present everywhere, emanating the power of Divine love and parenting the entire omniverse. Don’t you think that the Divine’s perspective is more aware than that of your ego? If you don’t, then you are not completely trusting in the Divine. There are no ‘levels of trust’; there is either complete trust or none at all! Anything less than complete and utter trust in the Divine is ego-centered and will result in the downward spiral from doubt to worry to fear.
Complete trust of the Divine comes when you are certain of the Divine’s existence within you, your experience of Divine love reassures you with every breath and your faith comforts you in knowing that the Divine will protect you and lead you to experience the best for all concerned. Trust is not earned; reliance is earned. You can rely on your friends and family to defend you and love you until you do something
Divine assuredness comes from being grateful for the Divine grace bestowed on you from ‘flowing’ Divine love. If you at any point ‘dam’ up this flow by moving down the path to the dark side, You are getting in your own way to experiencing the blessings of Divine love that come from Divine trust. Your greatest enemy is your ego telling you it’s ‘all that’ and that you MUST listen to its guidance. When it rears its controlling, dominating and manipulating head with all kinds of reasons to do what it ascertains you MUST do, stop and take a moment to consult with the Divine.
Go within and feel the presence of Divine love immersing you in the peace, understanding and joy of KNOWING what to do instead of BELIEVING what your ego says to do. Your ego has one agenda; self-survival at ALL costs. This is NOT sharing Divine love because it is a selfish motivation. Divine love encompasses all of existence and is not limited to the egotistical agenda of self, but the divine agenda of all. When you realize that you are on the path to the dark side, stop and turn around.
Let go of all thoughts, feelings, beliefs, verbal expressions, actions and behaviors that are self-centered and look out for yourself AND others. Move toward the certainty of the Divine’s presence within you, the reassurance of the Divine love that’s protecting you and the faith in knowing that the Divine is comforting you. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)