Saturday, April 04, 2015

Keep the faith

I used to be a "do it yourself-er." I learned to pray for the big things in life, for the things that we learned were "holy," for family, friends, and everyone else. But when it comes to asking for things for myself, I had to learn to turn to God rather than trying to make my own dreams come true. One by one I learned to surrender to the higher power that loves us more than we can imagine.

The angels' message this week reminds me of a story from years ago. The first time I taught manifesting I decided I'd demonstrate the concepts to the class by creating a vacation where I'd learn something about shamanism - native spirituality. I had no idea how I'd afford it, where I would go, or even how I'd find such a thing! But it was in my heart for some strange reason, so I said, "Yes please God. Show me the way," and waited. Weeks passed and a beautiful vacation in South America led by a shaman I'd read about came to my attention. It looked perfect, and was affordable! I signed up. Within a few weeks, it was canceled. The voices of doubt began to rise from within. "Are you crazy? Maybe you're not supposed to do this. Where are you going to get the money for another trip? Do you even have a passport?"... and so on. I spoke faith. "No, God is going to show me the way. I'll get my passport. I just need to be patient." I waited.

Another trip came to my attention, this one to Peru. A shaman I had met at a conference years ago called to tell me he was taking a small group on a tour of the ancient mysterious spots in Peru and Bolivia. I wanted to go with everything in my heart. I told him I didn't know how I'd afford it but would get back to him if the way was revealed. The day I had to let him know I had the urge to go to the mail box. In it was a statement from some stock I had purchased years ago. The stock was worthless for years. This year it issued dividends - enough, exactly, for me to go to Peru!

And while vacations and stuff hardly seem like "holy" pursuits, according to the way I was raised, the angels point out lovingly that anything offers us a chance to grow in greater faith and greater love. So if you want something trust God. Speak words of faith in the love and goodness of the creator. Trust divine timing.

It is so easy to give up on our dreams, our hearts, and ourselves, simply because we don't see proof that what we desire is coming to fruition. But as the saying goes, "Faith is belief in things unseen." And as the angels remind us, it feels better to love! It feels better to expect good in your life! We don't because we fear disappointment, but if we don't have faith, we guarantee disappointment! Give love a try this week... this month... this year. Have faith in a God that is nothing less than a greater love than any of us can possibly imagine. Mm... truth feels good!

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