This time of year invites us to contemplate the light within us, the light of faith.
What exactly is faith?
According to the Catholic theologian, St. Augustine, “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
Mark Twain puts it this way, “Your faith is what you believe not what you know.”
For me, having faith means that I keep moving toward the goals and dreams I have, knowing that I am supported. Even if I cannot see the angels, guides or way-showers, I believe they are there, helping, healing and willing to be called upon for support.
Faith helps us to be buoyed and supported as we continue to choose love amidst all the fear and uncertainty that is perpetually stoked around us.
And as I look back at the turbulent 2018, and ahead to 2019, I feel called to invite all of us to strengthen our faith.
Here are 3 tools to help:
1. Ask for Help
The universe waits in silent repose, for you to ask. It’s often a lack of faith that prevents us from doing so.
What do you want?
Who can you ask?
There are people in the world who can help, of course. And there are lots in the unseen realms.
Sometimes asking takes the form of prayer.
Sometimes asking sounds more like pleading or begging.
It all depends on where you are and what you need.
But when you can remember that you are not alone, it automatically helps you relax which, by default, deepens your faith.
2. Commit to a Meditation Practice
Meditation allows you to connect to the absolute, the one-ness of all. I often refer to this experience as the refuge, away from the mundane trivialities and stressors of life in a body.
And in this place, you get filled with grace which allows you to easily flow with faith.
3. Reflect on the Past
Take 10 minutes and allow yourself to go back in time.
How often have things worked out for you?
Can you see the pattern of grace that runs through your life?
Express gratitude for being taken care of and see how God or the universe, or whatever name you want to use, has your back.
Now use that knowledge of the past to help fortify your belief as you walk toward your next challenge.
As you move deeper into this holiday season, allow yourself to tune into the vibration of faith. And fill yourself up.
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