I’ve been thinking a lot about faith.
I realised quite a long time ago now that despite years of meditation practice and at times a powerful connection with the realms beyond physical matter and logic…my own faith was a bit holey ( as opposed to Holy) After all if I had a solid faith ..in myself and life and the divine. Why would I ever be afraid, why would I ever feel vulnerable, despairing, needy etc. Yet to understand fait is also to understand doubt, they are bound up in a relationship and like most things in life the answers are not black and white but filled with shades of grey.
I’ve long since given up beating myself up about any of my human frailties but I am interested in development and change and in growth and learning so when I established that my faith was indeed shaky I used this information in a positive way to ask…. ..well what can I do about this?
My work with REACH has taught me
Faith is the antidote to doubt. In fact it’s the catalyst for change. Faith is the power behind the throne. (REACH)
So if faith is the antidote I need to apply it daily to fear and to doubt. I can and indeed I do BUILD faith by injecting thoughts and feelings filled with faith on a regular basis. I also take small acts of faith regularly ( and for each of us these will be different depending on what scares you…so what is an act of faith for you ?
Some of my recent ones have been
Let some people go from my life who no longer match my value system . faith thoughts I draw to me people who enhance my life. I no longer hold on to that which does not serve me. I am never alone, I am connected.
Give away some money . Faith thoughts…More will come to me with ease as it always does. I always have enough. I am taken care of and I am extremely resourceful. True giving does not count costs. I am a giver.
Let go of worry about work . Faith thoughts Work will come to me as and when I need. All is happening in divine timing. I need a break so the slowing down of work is a good thing. I choose to enjoy the time.
Let go of the need to know…. Faith thoughts. I do not need to control outcomes. I know my intentions are pure and I know divine timing is at play. I trust all will be well
For you they might be very different, eg Buy myself an expensive dinner in a gorgeous place just to show myself how much I think of me Go on holiday alone, to enjoy my own company and to place faith in my own ability to navigate the world and feel safe. Do something out of my comfort zone…public speaking, driving a long journey somewhere unknown, saying yes to a challenge when usually I would say no. Enrolling in a new class, learning something completely new. Doing something I was told I could not do…singing, dancing……the list is yours. Build faith through ACTS OF FAITH. faith in me in life and in my spiritual beliefs if I have them.
I’ve been practising this for some time now and can honestly say when we employ the awesome power of the mind in thoughts of faith and then back this up with acts of faith…faith grows
I feel safer, more at home in the world, more positive, happier and more content than I have ever felt. Its taken may years of self work to get to this place but you can start today. Get involved in your own life. Do not be blown about by the winds of change…CHOOSE
Build your own faith.
heres some wonderful resources to print and hang on the wall and read/ watch every day, they will remind you to DO something
because its what you DO that counts
You Tube meditation
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