Loss Of Faith And A New Awakening
For many individuals, losing confidence in something—religious, political, or interpersonal—is very painful. To minimize the anguish caused by loss of faith, I write about the many spiritual and religious growth phases. The transition from one stage of spiritual growth to a higher stage may be made more readily for a person if they are aware of the many stages of spiritual and religious development. Knowing that losing faith is a normal part of growing up and is an invitation to a genuine spiritual awakening, in my opinion, is helpful.
In a video, I recently viewed, the sun was rising over a mountain. The video’s presenter told a tale about a person they knew who attended a neighboring Christian church. This person had disclosed that they were going through a spiritual crisis. They admitted that the religious teachings they previously revered had lost their significance and had become stale. The phrases that had previously inspired them with faith were now just words on paper.
Many secular individuals can not relate to such a crisis of faith. However, if you have experienced a loss of trust in a relationship that was important to you, you may have a better understanding of how it feels. For the person who enjoyed this religious experience and what it previously provided for them, it may be a painful experience.
Connection to Something Greater
When a person loses trust in a set of beliefs that formerly allowed them to feel connected to something greater, they go through a true pain sensation. This also enables the individual to feel a sense of community. I have seen firsthand how this loss of faith results in the dissolution of long-standing friendships, the dissolution of marriages, a loss of community, and a loss of identity.
This is why learning about the transitions involved in the many phases of faith growth is beneficial, at least in principle. Regarding the difficulties one will face while dealing with a crisis of faith, I believe it helps to be aware of what occurs along the path. As with many other life events, losing faith may also provide a chance to strengthen one’s ties to what one writer refers to as the “process of faith.”
Religion and Doctrines For a New Awakening
As discussed below, faith needs not only to have confidence in the doctrines of a particular religion. It might very well be confident in one’s adherence to a political ideal or fundamental set of values. The phases of the spiritual path that may lead you to a faith that can and does move mountains are shown on several maps.
According to this author’s examination of these phases of spiritual growth, a significant change entails losing trust. At this point, one transitions from relying on external authority to directly understanding the underlying truths at the core of all faiths.
The Inner Shift
The shift from an exterior emphasis to an inner focus is a crucial turning point in the spiritual journey and the growth of faith. This is seen as a kind of initiation in many different spiritual traditions. It marks the transition from the exoteric to the esoteric path. This is the point in the spiritual journey when widespread belief gives way to the unfathomable, and only a select few choose to take this path.
Many honest and religious searchers find this procedure to be complicated. They are being tugged in all directions. They struggle to accept that what they previously had is no longer functional, yet they are also lost and unable to go ahead. Also, they feel as if their religion is eroding and that it is their only safety net in a turbulent world of meaninglessness.
A genuine soul relationship is helpful in this situation. This is where having a genuine Anamcara—a soul friend—can be pretty beneficial. While you are losing faith, you are also starting the process of waking; your soul companion can assure you. The language that formerly could have provided comfort is now an invitation to spirituality beyond words. This shift from verbal communication makes other facets of your existence more conscious. What was once a belief system is now an invitation to the direct knowledge of the unbelievable.
The Anam Cara
This procedure is known as the Anam Cara. They have passed beyond that stage of ignorance and reached a stage farther up the slope of spiritual growth. They are a seer who may entice you into an enlightenment that transcends your current spiritual crises. The loss of faith may thus be seen as the emergence of a new. It is a more profound faith that is not dependent on verbal instruction or outside authority.
It is waking and transitioning from an externally directed religion to an internally motivated faith. This is a very profoundly personal trip. Even though this is a challenging adjustment, everyone who goes through it becomes more confident in the procedure.