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Faith: a firm belief in something for which there is no proof

Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

The majority of our decisions are based on past experience and emotional reaction to fear of future pain. It takes discipline and practice to live in the moment, not obeying the past or worrying about tomorrow. When I persevere with trust in life’s process, a door opens to a space I never dreamed existed. I smile at times when I asked for a piece of bread and find myself in the middle of a bread factory.

In 2001 I was living my worst nightmare driving from Chattanooga to Joann’s cabin after receiving the phone call telling me my daughter was no longer alive. It was riveting as I heard my voice beg Joann for help. I no longer had any faith in a loving and protecting God.

My spiritual life up to that moment was one of contradictions. I prided myself as being a woman of faith, but within reason. I eventually realized that I stood at a spiritual fork in the road and the remainder of my journey depended on one decision. Would I become a woman of faith or fear? As a woman of faith I knew I had to believe in something beyond my touch and experience. As a woman of fear I would always live on the edge of madness, since fear reaches out and destroys.

These are the hard spiritual questions I asked myself and the answers I discovered during my journey to a deeper and renewed faith:

HOW DO I SEE MYSELF?
The answer goes a long way in determining the quality of life that I experience. Believing that I am inadequate can cripple me and cause me to miss some of the most spectacular experiences of my life. Hard days and decisions I made in the past can build gateways to spiritual growth. There is no such thing as a bad decision or emotion if it ultimately connects me with myself and your Source.

AM I WILLING TO RELEASE JUDGING MYSELF AND MY EMOTIONS AS RIGHT OR WRONG?
Judgment in itself carries a very low vibration that affects my ability to receive the answers I am seeking. The term “you can’t get there from here” truly applies to this situation. From this new perspective I live life in the moment with sincerity and marvel at my existence. I have the awareness that I am a spiritual being learning through human experiences on earth.

AM I WILLING TO LET GO OF EMOTIONAL BARRICADES THAT SERVED ME WELL IN THE PAST?
Releasing any emotional defense can feel like I am saying good-bye to an old friend as I freefall in the air with no net below. When I am not anxious to see far down the road or become overly concerned with my next step, I become aware of spiritual assistance in my life that if trusted lands me safely in magnificent terrain. I am then guided along a divine path to help me overcome dependencies and expectations.

AM I WILL TO LET LIFE FLY ME INSTEAD OF BEING THE PILOT?
It is OK to turn on my Automatic Pilot. I will travel through uncharted territories of my soul and re-learn truths I hold dear to my heart but have forgotten. This allows me to regain strength and wisdom by following maps that are clear to me in the moment and yet invisible to my eyes. I am given the opportunity to become a master of seeing the total landscape surrounding an event taking place in my life.

CAN I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?
People often say I have extraordinary experiences with the spiritual realm but in fact awakenings and messages are happening for all of us throughout our journeys. Living with an open heart and mind gives us access to this wise and loving energy.

Please comment below if this helped you along your journey in any way.  I’d love to hear from you.

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