Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cause you gotta have faith

I have been reading a great deal about faith lately. I am sure it has to do with the changes I want to make in my life. I imagine it feels a lot like staring off the edge of the Grand Canyon. Since I am terrified of heights, it would probably scare the snot out of me, and yet, I would be excited to see one of nature’s greatest wonders.

That is how I feel now. Scared and excited to stand here, on the edge of my own Grand Canyon, arms outstretched, ready to take the plunge. And who knows you might feel like you are in the same place. This is the time when you and I need faith the most.

Faith is what carries us through and sustains us. When there is an absence of faith there is fear and, more than likely, self-doubt. When it comes to fear I cannot help but think of the book (or movie for those who do not read Sci-Fi) Dune and a quote by the Kwisatz Hederach, “fear is the mind killer.”

I/We allow fear to have a great amount of control in our lives. Think of the fight or flight response. We allow it to hold us in place, make us ill or make us mute as in stage fright. Fear can come from anywhere. My fear comes from two places. The first being: how do I know if this change is a good one and the second being: what if I’m wrong and make a fool of myself?

According to my Spirit Guide, if what I feel in my heart is truly my calling, then a way will be made. People and opportunities will come into my life when the time is right. I must have faith. I will tell you it’s already happening. Some wonderful and knowledgeable people have been put in my path and I begin taking Level One Reiki Classes next week. Score one for my Spirit Guide. I am pretty sure he is keeping track.