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The Implicit Atheism of the Sedona Method
 
The feeling that life has no meaning is just a feeling. It can be changed.
 
Try the Sedona Method.
 
Ask yourself,
 
What feeling do you have now?
Can you welcome that feeling as best you can?
Can you allow yourself to let it go?
When?
 
Do this several times until you feel some improvement. With practice you will release all the bad feelings that hurt you.
 
You can go deeper by asking
 
Is the feeling I have now really about wanting (CHOOSE ONE FOR THE EXERCISE approval, control, security or separation from something I don't want)?
Can I welcome this wanting (CHOOSE ONE FOR THE EXERCISE approval, control, security or separation from something I don't want)?
Could I let go of wanting (CHOOSE ONE FOR THE EXERCISE approval, control, security or separation from something I don't want)?
 
Notice that it requires that you drop moral concerns such as religion and therefore God assuming God is a moral being. Also, note that the desire for approval is really a desire for safety or security. You think that if God and enough people like and approve of you then you will be safe. We have enough to worry about without worrying about God's approval. And as God has no needs it follows that looking for his approval is just a form of self-punishment and shows severe trust issues with yourself.
 
The exercise is about you allowing yourself to feel better. Worrying about what God allows only gets in the way. You are on your own. You have to be for the exercise to work.
 
The method recognises that it is not positive thoughts that will help us but developing positive feelings. It helps you live in the present instead of having you worried about your overall purpose.
 
To worry about morality is to worry about punishment for morality is about rewarding the moral and paying back the immoral. You end up thinking you may deserve punishment. You fear punishment from somebody outside of you so you may punish yourself in the hope of averting this. If you believe you are immoral you will be wilfully attracting punishment and you may end up feeling you have never been sufficiently punished. Your guilt makes you as good as punish yourself and it lies to you that it protects you from punishment. It lies that it can stop you doing the bad thing again. Belief in a moral God will only make guilt worse. Looking to a moral god for an answer to the problem of your life which you think has no meaning only creates new problems perhaps at the expense of seemingly solving one problem.