"An idle mind is a tool of the devil" was one of the greatest misconceptions of my childhood. I'm pondering this morning on the subject of guilt, particularly on the subject of religious guilt. It was such a part of my childhood that it was the driving force behind my low-self esteem. Even as a … Continue reading An Idle Mind Is A Tool Of The Devil…Not
I discovered that the fear-based beliefs of my childhood religion were a greater abuse than any physical or sexual abuse I endured. Spiritual abuse affected me in a very deep an profound way that prevented me from finding true happiness.
I grew up with the notion that the mind was the devil’s playground and that it should always be kept busy with the words and works of God. Anything that came through imagination came from Satan and was to be dismissed as such.If it was not justified by religious dogma, it simply did not exist or was considered evil.