Assert("I am peaceful soul. I am happiness. I am peaceful. I am pure.").Regular Assertion is a reminder to ourselves as to who we really are. When you lose faith, you describe the assertion as hypnotism. God has to be a personal experienced. Knowing yourself is really about yourself. Both are highly personalized and customized solution.
It is your responsibility (Ability to Response) to create your destiny. Be your destiny. Live your destiny. When you hold the world responsible, you give the creation of your destiny to the world, to the people outside and then you dance and tremble at their whims. Spiritual organizations can facilitate but cannot substitute your efforts. The will has to come from you, the drive will have to be owned and then experience has to be personal. Expression has to be for the world. You will never be able to transform the world nor expect it run according to what you think is right. You will have to let go this disastrous assumption.
Meditation gives you glimpses of God. Extend those little experiences by expressing yourself. When you express it gains momentum and transposes your old nature. So you turn inwards. Turn and Shift.