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Faith It ‘Til You Make It

When there is an obstacle the size of a mountain on your path, what do you do?

Do you turn and run? Or do you stand and face it?  Do you fear it or do you “faith” it?

Confucius says, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Jesus says that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we’d be able to move mountains.

Both spiritual leaders are telling us what steps to take to move mountainous obstacles from our paths.

Confucius says we must take action by starting small. Jesus tells us that we must have faith, even the smallest amount.

Our spiritual prescription is to use our faith as a verb, not as a noun.

As a noun, faith is an abstract concept. For some, it means the practice of following a certain religion like the Christian faith or Jewish faith, etc.

While grammatically not a verb, faith as a verb denotes action. When we act on something, we are doing something about it. We are not taking a passive approach. Even when we start with a small action, we are unleashing the power of faith for things to begin happening in our lives.

To strengthen our faith muscles, we must choose faith on a daily basis. Just that choice alone is action. Our choice activates faith.

As you make faith a daily habit, it’s important to focus on how good it feels to believe that everything is working out for the highest good, especially in the face of challenges. Rather than run in fear, be honest and acknowledge any fear felt. Admit it. Bless it. Release it.

Then, declare that your faith is stronger than any fear, and declare it daily. Declare it over and over. Every time you do this, you strengthen your faith muscles. Soon you’ll notice that despite the obstacles, you will feel a sense of being taken care of…this is the peace that passes all understanding. We come to “know” in our bones that all is working out for the best.

Faith will not magically prevent you from ever being worried again when challenges arise. But it will strengthen each time you choose it and give energy to it. Faith, as a concept, is just a concept…until we act upon it and make it a way to live every day.

When an obstacle appears, don’t fear it. Faith it!

Faith it ’til you make it!

What words of wisdom do you have about faith? Please share!

Jesus and The Law of Attraction

In the sacred text of the bible, the Gospel of Matthew 7:7-8 states: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” In Mark 11:24, Jesus states: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
In these verses, we see the roots of the Law of Attraction. And Jesus knew how the principles worked, even if he didn’t have the scientific knowledge we have today.
One must remember that Christianity did not exist in Jesus’s time, and it certainly didn’t exist in the form as we know it today. Instead he laid out a set of principles regarding the manifestation of one’s reality and desires. He had access to special knowledge that he claimed we could have as well, if we opened ourselves to it. The Law of Attraction was around long before Jesus or any other avatars or master teachers knew of its power. Jesus knew the Law of Attraction as God. And he knew it as a loving God, not the wrathful God of the Old Testament.
What can we glean from these powerful verses about the Law of Attraction?
1.  Have a clear vision of what you desire to manifest. When you pray, meditate, visualize, or concentrate, you are deliberately releasing energy into the Universe toward God, your Higher Power, the Infinite Intelligence, Source, etc. The emotion, or conviction, in your words/images sends out a vibration, or a frequency, like a radio signal that gets picked up. If in harmony with the Universe, those desires manifest.  Believing equals receiving. Whatever you desire, know (believe) that you have it. The Universe always provides.
2.  Have faith, not doubt. Faith, being the essence of things not seen, is a force of positive energy that releases whenever we pray, meditate, or visualize. Doubt is rooted in fear and will negate any of your efforts to manifest your desires. Having faith in God’s power/Universe/Source will bring about particular results as Jesus emphasized. Jesus never told people that his faith had healed or restored them, but rather that their own faith had made them whole. The power of their own minds was key. You become a magnet of energy once you establish an inner conviction that the law works.
3.  Take control. Jesus speaks in the imperative in these verses. He says, “Ask,” “Seek,” “Knock,” “Believe.”  In other words, you ask, you seek, you knock, you believe. You are in control of co-creating your reality with your Higher Source. These are not passive words; they are words of action. Jesus is telling us that when we act, God/Universe acts in accordance with our desires when we are aligned in harmony for the highest good.
Jesus served as a spiritual beacon. He lived in tune with his purpose for which he had been incarnated. He may not have known the Law of Attraction as the Law of Attraction, but he knew how it worked and he knew it as the power of God. Having faith and believing are acts of love and positive energy. He knew that having a clear vision coupled with faith and magnetized by prayer, thought, meditation, and/or visualization attracted results, and he came to teach us that we, too, have access to the same power that he did.