Where do you look to find faith?
Do you look to the security of the economy, or to the attention and affection of your significant other? Maybe you seek to strengthen your faith by reviewing your past successes? Or by acknowledging the blessings that surround you?
When things around you are going particularly well, we benefit by focusing on these positive manifestations. After all, what you focus on expands, and appreciation always brings more blessings into your life.
But what about those times when you perceive that very few things are going your way, and feel very little to appreciate? How can we find faith when it appears that things around us are falling apart? Can faith actually be renewed once it’s been shaken? And most importantly, can we locate a center of faith within us that remains steady, even in instability and uncertainty?
The fact is, we are never without faith. Because in every moment, we’re either placing our faith in what we want or in what we don’t want. Certainty and eagerness are indicators that we are aligned with an outcome we desire. And fear is an indicator letting us know that we’re directing our faith toward unwanted realities, circumstances, or experiences.
Here are 3 universal principles that will help you find faith in the one thing you can always count on: your innate power to create.
Faith-Building Principle #1: There is no “is” in what currently is.
It’s easy to look out into the current climate of our lives and make a blanket declaration about what’s so. After all, in this very moment, your bank account reflects a certain, finite amount of money. Your body weighs in at a certain number on the scale, and your home environment is in a particular state of order or disrepair.
To the individual who doesn’t yet understand the energetic nature of all things, conditions like these appear fixed and static. But once we understand that everything is energy, and energy is always in flux, a new, more empowering picture emerges.
Understanding energy helps us to find faith, even before there is evidence to support it.
Everything is energy, and energy is always moving, changing, and becoming more.
All things are in a process of becoming. This means there truly is no “is” in what currently is! The reality you see in any given moment is manifested only for this brief focal point in time. Every condition in your life is in the process of evolving to its next expression.
When our faith has been shaken, it’s helpful to remember the old adage that “this too shall pass.” And how we perceive the present moment has a great deal of influence in how the next moment will unfold.
Faith-Building Principle #2: Our perception is independent of the circumstances we find ourselves in.
The circumstances you find yourself in do not have to control the way you feel. You have the power to affect your own mood and attitude by deliberately choosing your perspective. Or you can decide to bring into yourself a higher, more hopeful vibration. You can make an effort to view any situation from a more positive vantage point. In every moment, you have the power to decide between giving into fear or finding faith.
A great way of doing this is to ask yourself, “What would love to have happen in this situation?” or, “What can I find to appreciate about this situation as it exists right now?”
By virtue of the direction of your focus, you are always placing your faith in something. You’re either nourishing your fears or your desires. And when you realize you’re more aware of what you don’t want than what you do, deliberately recalibrate your focus.
Invest some mental energy in identifying what this faith-shaking experience is calling forth within you. Use emotional words – like clear-minded, resilient, strong, or determined – to describe the transformation that is underfoot. Have faith that this expanded reality is what you are moving toward. Everything that has happened up to now has merely set the stage for your continued growth and expansion.
Faith-Building Principle #3: Faith is like a muscle that gets stronger with practice and intention.
Faith is believing in that which can’t yet be seen. It arises naturally from the understanding that everything that is now visible was created first in the invisible realm of vibration. When we boldly choose to give more of our attention to what can’t yet be seen, we strengthen our muscle of faith.
You cannot be focused on fearful thoughts and allow a state of faith. You cannot focus on the loss of a love and attract more love into your life. And you can’t focus on a lack of anything without increasing your experience of lack. To find faith, we simply need to give more attention to that which is becoming than to that which already is.
Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Intentionally choosing to see each moment as a miracle in the making is the essence of finding faith.
Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships. You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.