"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." (Voltaire)
One of the primary principles of recovery is faith. Finding a reason to believe when life is a struggle can be, well, a struggle. Integrating faith into daily living can create a newfound abundance, flow and ease where struggle and strife once existed. Faith becomes clear when eyes are open to see the blessings, when gratitude enters and what is going right rather than only what is going wrong is acknowledged.
Living in recovery means recovering who we really are. Recovery provides the opportunity to get connected to what guides us, the life force that is taking care of the details, bringing everything together in its own perfect way. Showing up with curiosity and a feeding the willingness to believe in what cannot be seen builds faith. What results is freedom, space to embrace the moment, and the joy that comes from a faith led life.
Faith is what brings me back to the path I am destined for, the one that is lit with connection and synchronicity and safety. Faith is the strong foundation underfoot always holding me safely. Having faith in life and in the beauty that comes from all perceived darkness is a choice I get to make whenever I choose. There are times when no reason to believe can be mustered by my mind. This is where faith comes in, asking me to believe, to stay the course of my inner compass. Coming to know how this state of being shows up in us is an adventure, full of learning and growing and discovering.
What does faith mean to you?
If you were to describe faith and how it shows up in your life, both inner and outer, what words would you use?
Who taught you about faith, either why to have it or why it’s no different than believing in the Tooth Fairy?
If faith spoke, what would (s)he say?
We all believe in something. Getting to know what and where our beliefs lie is the privilege of the conscious person.
If you wonder where and how faith reside in your world, take a look at its opposing energy.
Yes, I am talking about fear.
That dreaded phantom force, the one some of us spend more time with than others; the goblin who shows up in countless forms, inner mean girls, pipsqueaks with Napoleon complexes, and bullies galore.
In every moment, each of us has a choice. Will we acknowledge fear, or give faith a chance?
Whoever grows bigger is the one that gets fed more.
Find your faith. Then feed it.
Grab that journal you love, go back to the questions offered above, and get to know your definition of faith. Give it some attention, feed it, then watch it grow!
In the Flow,
Darcy Helene Meehan
As an advocate of Reinvention + Recovery, I work with clients to achieve balance, alignment and purpose in all areas