You gotta have it.
|I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith and now I’m marrying my dreams.|
Today’s Daily Manifestation Challenge is about Faith. I actually asked a friend who is going through a hard time what my challenge should be today. In particular, her baby boy is dying from Tay-Sachs Disease.
She gave me a list.
I will slowly work through the list. Day by day. As she does.
So she is struggling with Faith.
I get it. I struggle with it a lot too.
Faith is trust, hope and belief in the goodness, trustworthiness or reliability of a person, concept or entity. It can also refer to beliefs that are not based on proof (e.g. faith that a child will grow up to be a good person) . Religious faith is a belief in a transcendent reality, a religious teacher, a set of teachings or a Supreme Being. Generally speaking, it is offered as a means by which the truth of the proposition, “things will turn out well in the end,” can be enjoyed in the present and secured in the future. The concept of faith is a broad one: at its most general ‘faith’ means much the same as ‘trust’.
I get it: how can she trust in the Universe when her baby is being taken away from her? How could one ever have faith in anything again after that?
It’s a tough one. But the alternative is grim. If you lose faith or hope or trust or whatever word most aptly describes ‘faith’ to you, it becomes a slippery slope.
A slippery slope until you become simply a shadow of who you once were.
Take a look at your life and where faith plays a part. When do you experience faith or a lack thereof? For me, I feel faith in myself when I can clearly see that something I have said or done has helped someone have a breakthrough in their life in some small way or when one of the kids I teach yoga to with special needs learns how to Om. I feel faith in myself when I realize that I have found my bliss and the world is conspiring in my favor. I have faith in my nephew Blaise who struggles with Prader Willi Syndrome when I see how many strides he is making daily. The list goes on.
I used to think God hated me.
I decided that at a young age because a few things happened in my life that I could not comprehend. I did not understand what having faith meant for a long time. I had faith at a young age it and what good did it do? My dad still died at age 38.
I realize now that faith is renewable. At any given moment I can restore it.
I have found things that allow me to experience faith and I revel in what that feels like. I trust in things again. I allow myself to believe. Not just in myself but in human nature and kindness and love and all things that I once had lost faith in.
It is not always easy.
| To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
St Thomas Aquinas quotes
Faith and trust , in my universe, are much the same. At the moment, I am out of words to offer my dear friend Emily who is losing her baby. I do, however, have faith in her talent and humor and kindness and beauty and courage. I have faith that her book will sell and help many others who are experiencing similar grief.
Today’s Daily Challenge: You Gotta Have Faith!
In the Comment Section Below write where you have faith in your life or where you are lacking it. Where you may be struggling with faith. Or simply what Faith means to you. Can you renew your sense of faith in yourself? In love? In your career? In the Universe? In wherever it may be that you are lacking it? Can you offer someone else some glimpses into faith, someone who may be struggling? It’s not always easy, these daily Manifestation challenges. But they will get you to take a look at your life, and, if it’s applicable, make a shift or two.
Are you ready?
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Wow-Faith. I have always had it and I always will. I believe that Is what has kept me going in this life. Things have not always been good, or easy, and some of them have made my heart break in two……but….I always have faith that things will be better. I have faith that there will be a cure, or a better way of life, for my precious grandson Blaise. I always had faith, and I still do, that my daughter Rachel could take this PWS challenge and beat it with a stick. I have faith that one day my friend will be able to get through a day without feeling so much pain from the recent loss of her precious only son because she is a strong, beautiful person who knows that he would want her to shine. The list goes on and on. The bottom line is faith has never deserted me…ever.
Funny you mention God. I’ve always believed in my personal spirituality but definitely lost faith in a Religious establishment practiced in a structure with this idea there was a “God” there to support us. How could there be such an entity when I felt so abandoned and alone? Even as an adult I felt God had abandoned me. Surely he would not give me the capacity to Love an abuser or have friends who would put me in harms way or work for employers who had no regard for anyone ‘beneath’ them. I became numb, bitter, angry, self loathing. I buried my pain through addictions in every form and lost many years of my life disowning my own brilliance and separating my Self from how powerful I am as a woman and a creative spirit.
The residual energy left is dissipating…because I have Faith. For many years it is all I had. I had to believe. My organism was too strong to be put down. It wasn’t really my choice, but my Voice had this desire to be Heard so determinedly that it persevered through all the sickness I dwelled in. I wrapped my body so tightly in that coat of darkness my only witness was in suffering. What I didn’t know all those years is that Spirit that dwells in me, that Faith, is God…a Universal organism living and breathing and Loving! I was so afraid to let go of circumstances and individuals who I believed made my life ‘something’ valid I gave up living entirely outside their demands, judgement, insult, deceit and manipulation. Now that I am Free, I will never look back. And I have so much Faith that My life will continue to blossom and expand as I Manifest my future there can be no outcome for me other than complete Joy in Living. Thank you, JennyJenP for offering up the challenge. This is going to be fun. oxo
I love your challenges sweet Jen. Having Faith is a good one. Faith is a tricky thing for me. I fancy myself a pretty spiritual person but most days I find that I feel panicky and I have to remind myself to have faith. I got the word “Faith” tattooed on my back when I was 20 as a reminder. I try every day to remember the universe is on my side and to have faith that I will always be ok despite my fears.
So today I will have unwavering faith that I am held, protected and loved by the universe.