How to Create Lasting Transformation-Part 1

Nov 11, 2011 | Sufism


We want to be closer to God. We need physical or emotional healing. We search for our life purpose.

In our seeking, many of us have gone to workshops and trainings, and tried different techniques and methods. You likely experienced a change or something different. It lasted for a while; maybe it lasted for a few weeks or a few months. But eventually most of us had the experience that these changes faded.

What does it take to have a breakthrough really last and for the changes in our lives to be consistent?

The Sufi perspective is different from what you’ve likely heard before. In the Sufi way, having a lasting breakthrough revolves around our relationship to God, meaning our relationship to the Lord of love and mercy.

God is the healer if we are sick. God is the mover if we are stuck. God is the changer if we want transformation. God says in the holy book, the Qur’an, He doesn’t change the people until they change what is within them self. So we have a responsibility.

Now, what needs to be changed? Our attitudes, our emotions, our beliefs, especially our belief in unworthiness and our belief in a limited image of ourselves, the belief that we don’t deserve to have or deserve to be better.

Beliefs like this come from misconceptions from our childhood and they can be changed. These beliefs are veils over our true nature, which is true purity and goodness. The veils can be removed by God who is the mover and the remover, if we allow God to help us, if we turn our heart toward God as our source of help.

How do we do this?

Through healings, through prayer, and especially through receiving the love and the mercy from God into our heart. Love and the mercy are the qualities of God’s essential nature.

Stay tuned for Part 2 on Receiving Love and Mercy into Your Heart on November 14.