“To thine own self be true.” – Shakespeare
We all get lost and confused a bit at some point of our lives. Not literally lost, it could be spiritually in most cases. It’s easy to lose a part of yourself as you travel the highways and byways of life. Have you ever felt that way? Many people do. It could be from a friendship or relationship breakdown, or emotional and mind fatigue.
Lost souls are people who are spiritually adrift. For whatever reason, these individuals have blocked the intuitive guidance coming from their higher selves. In doing this, they have also cut themselves off from feeling the infinite love of the universe, and this leads to being a loner, sadness and anger. Eventually you would find out that a lost soul’s life is very challenging for them, not being able to interact with their friends, or perhaps with their source. In most cases, they are unable to speak out about their dilemmas, have zero motivation to kneel down and say them to the Lord.
We Might Be Lost Without Knowing It
But being lost is not at all a bad thing – if you know you’re lost and you know how to benefit from it spiritually. Most of us consider being lost a bummer, highly undesirable or even terrifying. We all have important things to do, there’s not enough time in the day as it is, and getting lost is a major fly in the ointment of success, a monkey wrench in the gearbox of progress. In the Western world, where “progress is our most important product,” we are encouraged from our earliest years to know exactly where we are at all times and precisely where we are going. Yes, such knowledge is often desirable if not necessary, but not knowing is of equal benefit.
That’s where you need Divine intervention
It is very important that we keep close to our sources, not only in times of sorrow and loneliness, but at all time. We are told to abide in the Lord and that he abides in us. We all have different believes that work out for us. I have always considered prayer for soul healing, finding my place, sacrament of replenishment and giving thanks to the Lord. Prayer is not an unknown entity. We all pray, but with some reflection on the subject we may be more inspired and therefore draw closer to the Lord and so become more angelic and better people.
Many people who take their time to pray would agree with me that prayer releases anger, bitterness and all that unwanted negative energy within us as well as receiving guidance we need. We may not know exactly what happens and how it happens, but something happens when we pray genuinely.
- Faith encourages us to trust that we are held in divine care during our time of being lost.
- Faith kindles our warning hope and assures us that God will never abandon us.
- Faith continually invites us to trust that God is close, surrounding us with immense compassion even though our human emotions of loneliness are such that we cannot sense this abiding presence embracing us with love.
Written by Jolene Tshakane