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Spiritual confidence arises from your KNOWING, your connection to Divine Presence. This can be as a result of a spiritual awakening or it can be because of growing confidence in the way you allow the Divine to commune within you and as you.
The word ‘confidence’ translates as “with faith in.” This is not faith as is unusually promoted by religious hierarchical institutions. That kind of faith is cerebral assenting to some creed or dogma. I refer to this as “blind faith.” It has far more to do with the head rather than living from the heart.
This kind of faith tends not to be because of direct spiritual awakening. The basis of faith is belief rather than KNOWING. Most religious teachers I have met have no true KNOWING of what they profess to believe in. That they use the word belief is a pointer to the fact that they are not KNOWERS and not mystics. The focus on belief is a key indicator that there has been no direct revelation of the Divine.
The Knowers of Spiritual Confidence
The people who have real spiritual confidence are the mystics of all spiritual traditions. They do not profess belief. They KNOW. These are not the blind leading the blind. They are not the believer leading the believer.
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.― Lao Tsū, Tao Teh Ching.
Spiritual confidence has to begin with the acknowledgment that you “do not know.” Any mystic will tell you that if you think you know the experience of Divine revelation, you do not. This experience of Divine revelation which is the ultimate confidence booster will blow your overthinking mind.
When you begin from the acknowledgment that you do not KNOW the experience of the Divine, then you become open to the possibility of being KNOWN through. When you are known through, this will give you real spiritual confidence. You will cease to be a believer and move into the realm of those who are KNOWERS.