Word of the Month for Sept. 2016: Faith

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FAITH

Faith is the Virtue and Self Doubt is the Saboteur.

We always live in the unknown, we always live in faith.

Every day is an unknown. Every day holds countless possibilities of unfoldment. These may be experienced by us as good or bad. There is so much that is unknown that it can actually paralyze us. We can become so overwhelmed wondering about what’s going to happen and trying on various possibilities in our mind that it can scare us into non-action.

Our mind can become a major traffic jam because we have visualized so many worst case scenarios that now we can’t move forward. it’s good to anticipate problems, but sometimes we can take it to ridiculous extremes.

Faith is the antidote to that paralyzing fear that makes us want to crawl under the covers and spend the day shaking because of the scary movie that keeps playing in our mind’s eye. I understand we need to have a reasonable understanding of what could go wrong with our plans and I also realize that we need to spend a reasonable amount of time viewing what could go well with our plans. Read more

Word of the Month: Faith

FAITH

 

Virtue is Faith

Sabateur is Self Doubt

Faith and doubt are but a breath apart.

 

The Yogi’s teach us that self doubt is the greatest hurdle on our spiritual path. When we have self doubt we also lack faith in our own Divine lineage. Faith empowers our human efforts to make all things possible. Without it, we remain the same. We don’t explore, we don’t create and we don’t intuit. Faith leads us to courage and vision. Faith in oneself can take us from doing what we think we can do, to doing what we haven’t even thought of doing. We are prompted to fulfill our potential rather than merely satisfying the expectations of others.

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