How Deep is Your Faith and Does it Complicate Your Life?
How often do you think about your faith? Have you ever questioned what you have your greatest trust in? Was this faith developed over time or are you living under the constructs of someone else’s beliefs? Maybe you are one of those people that live with such deep conviction, nothing could ever shift your perception of this life, or the afterlife. Keep reading and discover if your faith is bringing great peace and ease into your life or maybe your faith is quietly complicating your world.
Faith is built on what we believe to be true about the world we live in. We all have beliefs, or faith, that subconsciously and consciously influence our day-to-day decisions. At first glance, faith is often based on what is believed to be good versus bad. This belief system is often created by our upbringing, society and life experiences. With all that being said, it is completely possible and healthy to gain an expanded faith as your perceptions and mindset shifts.
Is faith always linked to our fears?
Many people have a faith that includes possible evil influences or hellish outcomes. When people believe in said hell, they usually attempt to create a life far from that scenario. Everyone’s idea of hell or misery is different. Does your faith include the possibility of hell or purgatory?
As we live our life, we weave on and off the path that promises personal glory. After all, we are human. For some of us, glory is acceptance into a dream college, and finding the perfect partner. Failure to accomplish this and other goals can become a personal hell. Worrying about the believed failure opens the door to suffering and therefore living in some degree of hell.
What if your faith wasn’t based on good versus bad? How would it feel to believe that life is an experience that you co create with the Universe or Source? This mindset could alleviate suffering.
Most of us have some very powerful convictions. It can be very insightful to determine if your faith is founded on love, or based in fear. In your deep moments of connecting to your truest beliefs, do you feel completely love struck, or stuck in fear. How do you feel in the searching moments of your life?
How Deep is Your Faith?
Some of your faith and beliefs are stored in the farthest shelves of your mind. You might not be able to identify everything you are faithful to. It takes a transformative situation that calls for self-reflection and self-awareness to reveal your forgotten or hidden faith.
When you explore what beliefs, you are most loyal to, does it complicate your life or bring ease and peace into your days?
Faith in a Higher Power
Can your mind reach beyond any fragments of fear and find peace regardless of the outside world?
Having faith in a higher power that doesn’t judge or punish, will help you let go of punishing yourself or believing you are failing. Knowing that there can always be love in your life, even if it sometimes holds hands with grief and disappointment. A loving faith will always stay near you through all the ups and downs.
Has your faith evolved?
Do you believe the unspoken rules that designed your faith? An example of living in accordance with your deepest beliefs might look like this. If you trust that you live in the flow of abundance, it is easy to let things go. You trust that your life is always abundant. You are living in alignment with a belief system that evolved with you.
What if you were raised to believe hard work and determination will get you everything you want, and yet you struggle with obtaining your dreams. Maybe you begin to believe you are not working hard enough; or maybe your faith led you to a place where you feel inadequate. This is a perfect example of needing to shift what you have faith in.
Evolution of Faith
Arizona sunny days are just starting to remind us of the heat we will experience this summer. I love going out on the trails early in the morning. It is not uncommon to see familiar faces somewhere on the path. Sometimes I see new people. Usually, I say good morning and continue on my way.
One of my favorite trails has a little stone bench that is the perfect place to stop and drink water, or just give thanks for all that is.
Recently when I arrived at the sweet little bench, it was occupied by a middle-aged man. We began talking, and it wasn’t long before he was sharing that he is at a crossroads in life. His lifestyle was changing and he was questioning much of the fearful and sometimes harsh beliefs he was taught in his childhood home.
Everyday brought more questions than answers about the faith he had lived by for 50 years. He wasn’t turning his back on his family. He just wanted to let go of the practices that keep him stuck in a mindset that caused him pain throughout his life.
He shared about seeing colorful orbs as a child, but knew he couldn’t mention it. He had other experiences as a child and adult that didn’t align with the faith, he was raised in. His belief system is actively shifting. He is ready to live life fully and this requires discovering his own faith and trusting his internal guidance.
Signs your faith is evolving:
As your faith evolves, life flows easier. It will become easy for you to look at other possibilities or meaning to life. This doesn’t mean you are redesigning your life on every choice out there. It simply shows you are living with an open mind and heart. Challenges and transformative times are expected; but change is not resisted. As your faith evolves, life becomes easier to live in.
What about the suffering in the world?
Regardless of how evolved your faith, heart and mind are, we can usually find suffering in the world. I invite you to turn to your faith and know this is beyond the human mind to fully comprehend. We can also make lifestyle changes to decrease the suffering in our world. We can choose to do what is aligned with our faith, and notice when the suffering shifts from our view.
Last but not least, what is your faith?
Have fun exploring what your deepest faith is. What do you believe about yourself as a person and the universe at large.
Now is the perfect time to let go of ideas and feelings that have limited your life. Imagine that releasing past perceived failures and anger is like reshuffling the deck in your subconscious. This allows your awareness to expand and your faith to shift into a holy space. This has nothing to do with religion and everything to do about self-love.
Find comfort in your growth and your ability to evolve.
If you are ready to explore your faith, contact me at Pollywirum.com. We can explore life coaching and help you design a practice that is aligned with your ever evolving faith.
There is an awareness within that has no limits and no form.
Imagine this to be pure source energy.
Fold this idea into your thoughts
Trust in your ability to be compassionate
Trust in your ability to be wise
Trust in your ability to be loved
Trust in your ability to be peace
Trust in your ability to be in the space of nothingness