Reclaim Your Faith
Do you have faith?
I don't mean faith from a religious perspective.
I'm talking about one of the Merriam Webster definitions: a strong belief or trust in someone or something.
From my Infinite Possibilities training - Mike Dooley (one of my mentors) describes faith as believing in something that we may not see or fully understand. This is something we do everyday.
I have faith that my heart will keep beating. I don't really know how my heart chambers and arteries work, but I fully believe they will keep doing what they need to do!
Are you sitting in a building right now? Do you need to understand structural engineering to believe the walls will stay in place and the ceiling will stay a ceiling? What about when you open your mouth to speak ~ you have faith you'll formulate words and that sounds will come out of you in a coherent manner.
For many of us, we can lose touch with faith. Life events happen. We face disappointments and heartbreaks. Life can feel heavy and we may feel smothered by the weight of it all.
But when you look back over the timeline of your life and past challenges and setbacks, you have managed to get through them, right? Think of a time when you faced a challenge. Now recall that you rose to meet that challenge and you made it through. You got to the other side of it. And you probably learned a few things along the way.
What did you learn about yourself?
Isn't that what the cycle of life is about? We have a desire for something and set out on a path toward it. We face challenges and learn some valuable lessons. We reach a level of contentment and then new desires are born and the cycle starts all over.
Sometimes the setbacks come from out of the blue. A spouse who does a disappearing act, a medical crisis, the sudden death of a loved one, a job loss, natural disaster - any one of these can trigger us into the stress response and have us question our faith in believing in the eventual resolution that will come from even the most awful situations.
Just as an example, here is a video I watched over and over during some soul-crushing times when my marriage ended, to remind myself that I would be okay, and to be grateful for what I had.
You’ve gotten through trying times before. Now is the time to strengthen your faith and trust that you will overcome this challenge. This too, shall pass.
For your current situation right now, bring some faith into your thoughts about it. You have evidence from the past that you can get through disappointments, challenges and losses, so now apply that belief and have faith that you will get through this trying time, too. Have faith that just as in the past, you will learn things about yourself, develop new life skills and deepen your relationship with yourself.
Let the color blue remind you of the skies, and when you look up at that expansive vast space, have faith the sun and moon will continue to rise and set. And whatever you're facing, have faith this too shall pass.
How to remember this?
Set a reminder to glance skyward several times a day
Eat blueberries or blue cheese
Put blue balloons in your dwelling space
Take good care of your heart and soul,
Patty Blue Hayes
~ The Seed Does Not Become A Blossom Overnight ~
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