Faith is the corner stone of our heart’s connection to the Universe, to Creation, to Divine and to each other. It is the pull for us to understand there is always more, something else, something greater that is unfolding in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
“Have Faith,” is the heart, one’s soul telling the brain, “Don’t Worry.”
Emmanuel Teney said, “As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.”
Faith is the ability to tap into the awareness of one’s never-ending nature. Awareness shows human lives, and all its experiences are to hone the skills of compassion, peace, and love. Faith is lessoning control and making decisions based on the truth that all experiences are part of the Divine and that each can choose to share the joy and the gratitude, the silver linings of the experience knowing that faith perseveres.
Aligning heart and mind, each experience, each joy, each dilemma, each relationship, each career change, each weather event, all has its place. Having more or less faith does not mean that the Universe will act more or less harshly in one’s direction. It does mean that no matter the circumstances, each individual has the backing of Spirit to make choices that are correct in the moment, experiences are not a punishment or reward but an opportunity to witness Divine working through and with everyone in every aspect of life.
Expanding the heart in the fullness of faith leads the way for miracles. The mind stops over judging, the mind lessens worry, and together the mind and heart move the body into action recognizing the faith within the One Light all Creation shares. The body becomes the instrument of sharing the compassion, peace and love offered through faith. Everyone is shone as an aspect, a spark of that faith even if it is not evident to the mind. Each act within faith creates space for more, and more. People are fed, clothed, and sheltered. Children are educated and have an opportunity to experience life as children. Hatred and anger lessen, cooperation becomes more important. The individual feels less alone, less a victim of circumstance, more connected to all the hearts radiating the faith available to all hearts.
The challenge is to not allow the mind to control the situation. The mind, melded with the heart of faith leaves way for all possibilities, not just the one it is most comfortable. Each heart and mind combination has the capacity, and the will to thrive within the expansion of faith. The notion of ‘Have Faith,” truly is “Recognize Faith.” Recognize the Faith gifted to each heart and share breaking the boundaries between mind and heart for another to do the same.
Blessings, Rev. Jenn Shepherd