One of my good friends shared that she didn’t have the faith that I have. My words, paraphrased. She made this comment during a life mapping workshop I did for my consultants back in the day. I remembered that recently and began reflecting on faith.
Faith – the belief in things unseen. Unseen, not unknown. I have powerful faith. Not in some white guy in the sky. I have faith in the power of love. That energy that makes the sun rise, that allows for us to recover from deep greif and loss, that makes us get up and try again after falling on our face and feeling like a failure. I believe in things unseen but not things unknown. I have faith in my vision. I have faith in my ability to change my cricumstances. I have faith in the power of love to make every one of my dreams come true, not because I deserve it, but because I am willing to do everything in my power to make it happen and I have faith that the Universe will meet me the rest of the way.
My testimony is my life. The pure love I have in my spirit for every human being. My testimony is coming from a shy, nearly broken place, getting my nickers tied in a bunch because my grandmother wouldn’t let me take tap dancing lessons and be in the school play, the Good Ship Lollipop. I was so mad and disappointed that I vowed to be a movie star when I grew up. And that fueled my through my 20’s. Then I fell in love and birthed to amazing children on WIC and medicaid. We had nothing and we had everything – I was so happy with my new family. As my love for them grew so did my commitment to making the world a better place for them and for me. I committed to my business and my personal and spiritual growth so I could teach them by my example. It cost me my marriage. I never wanted to be a single mom and that’s where I found myself. But my vision prevailed and despite my independent employment status, some how my faith delivered my dream home and gave me the stability to keep it even with the economic downturns of the early 2000s. My children grew. My business grew. And I grew. I became happy, healthy and whole. And that is when my dreams started to manifest before my eyes. The book, the speaking, the clients, then the long awaited soul mate. When I think about all that it took to get each of us ready and then put us in the same town, in the same bar on the same night and get us to talk to each other, I am so grateful that the Universe met me in my vision and that I had the faith to continue to hold that vision of myself and my life and my love, unwavering even when it didn’t come as fast as I wanted it.
Faith is believing in yourself even when you have no idea how to make your vision a reality. Faith is putting one foot in front of the other and doing what is needed in each moment as best you can to move towards your vision, your ideal life – one action, one decision, one choice at a time. I put the technologies into action and my faith was that these ancient practices would work for me as long as I didn’t give up. And now my vision is to share them with you so you can create an amazing life and tell someone else about it.