On Faith

I woke up thinking about faith this morning. I have no idea why. It’s just how these things seem to work. If I question it too much, I end up missing the gift that is being offered to me. The key is to simply follow the thread. So, I did. And one by one, the pieces presented themselves to me, including this by Tracey Selingo. When the pieces were all in place, this is what I saw…

There is no greater faith booster than seeing the changes that it can make in your own life. “You made a believer out of me” is really “I made a believer out of me”. We believe what we see. We believe when we are able to forgive, when we are able to transform our lives, when we are no longer tormented and limited by our pasts. Faith is built on the changes it creates in our lives. The greater the changes, the stronger our faith. Faith for the sake of faith alone is empty, ceremonial, debilitating. It is about us. God doesn’t need us to believe in him. God needs us to believe in ourselves. God needs us to believe in the power that we all posses – the power that was given to each of us by him. God is not diminished by our lack of faith. We are. Faith is the seed that was planted inside each one of us. When exposed to light, that seed bursts open and begins to grow. Its roots dig deep within us and create cracks and crevices through which more light pours. The light is good and beautiful and inspiring. But it is the shadow created by the light that holds the most potential. Within that shadow lies everything that has held us back and kept us from living the life we long to live. We must explore our own shadows. We must go into them with a flashlight and uncover everything they hold. We must let them expose their secrets to us. Otherwise, the light will elude us. It will be fleeting in nature and limited in the effect it has on us. This is how faith grows. It takes us into the shadows and transforms it to light. It builds upon itself until we have nothing left to forgive, nothing left to prove, nothing left to fear.


The Call to Connect

January 21, 2015

Connection is everything. When you disconnect in any way, shape or form, you cut yourself off from everything you are. You cut yourself off from the flow of energy from which you came. And when you do this, you become a shadow of your self. You become depleted and dull, lifeless and empty. You need […]

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It Starts With You

January 16, 2015

Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.  That’s the key. Whatever you’re craving from others…  love, respect, approval, attention, encouragement, support, honor, trust, care, etc… is really something you desperately need from yourself. So much so, that if you don’t find a way to meet your own needs first, no amount of […]

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Go Time

January 15, 2015

It’s also all falling apart. Everything that needs to come into your life is on its way in. Everything that needs to go is on its way out. That’s the way it is. You are simultaneously being given and losing everything you need to in order to get where you need to go. Where do […]

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Wonder Twins Activate!

January 14, 2015

Recently, a friend of mine reached out to me for help. Everything is changing for her right now and she’d come to yet another big, potentially life-altering decision. She said she was afraid and didn’t know what to do. “Are you calm?” I asked. “Is there peace below the fear?” “Yes and yes,” she replied. […]

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Class Is In Session

January 13, 2015

Like attracts like. Like likes it that way. It makes it feel more valid, more safe, more real. Different is scary. Different is challenging. Different has the potential to change everything. We need both. We need like and we need different. We need comfort and we need growth. We need each other… the like, the […]

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Personal Choice

January 12, 2015

When you take things personally, they affect you personally. When you don’t… well… they don’t. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t take anything personally. I’m just saying that you have a choice. You don’t have to internalize every little thing that goes on in the world. You don’t have to believe that everyone is directing […]

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