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Faithful Living

What is it to live without faith?  Could you be living a faithful life without even knowing it?  I believe most people are living in faith whether they consciously choose to or not.  Over 90% of people believe in a higher power according to a recent Gallup poll so this easily translates to faithful living.

So just what is Faith?  According to Dictionary.com it means:

1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.

2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.

3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.

4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.

5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.

Number 3 means over 90% of the people have Faith!  Number 4 is really general and would apply to ~99% of people as we all believe in something! (Atheism and Science are beliefs)  So the proof is mounting, but then number 2 indicates we need no proof to have faith.  Whatever you believe is true!  For those who have been around a while having confidence or trust in another person is bound to have occurred at some point in your life and if you are a Spiritual person it is most likely a daily practice.  The religious belief category is the only one which may not apply to the majority of people, although most have been there at one point or another in their lives.  So you can see Faith is a part of everyone’s life.

Making it a conscious part of your life simply takes the commitment to be aware of your practices.  Practicing faith consciously is something we can all do easily.  First of all look within to find your beliefs, principles, and morals.  As you define them just be observant of your life – your words, behavior, and thoughts.  How are they aligned with these beliefs?  The more conscious you become the easier it is to align with the Faith you already have.  Practice makes perfect is applicable here, however as your journey continues this becomes perfection is always present, now and forever.  Faith is instinctual to one who has chosen it.  Perfection resides in all people, places, things -the journey makes this perfectly clear!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Perfection

Have you ever considered how perfect your life is?  I know this is a pretty uncommon way to think but it is actually the road to success.  Not just success but happiness and authentic inner joy.  How does one discover this?  By embracing the sadness, the failures and the losses!

I am not saying that you need to seek out pain, trials or tribulations, but what I am saying is that when they show up in your life, see the perfection in that.  Embrace the gifts you are given for the simple fact that “resistance is futile”!  As Carl Yung so eloquently pointed out long ago, the fact is that what you resist persists.  What this means is as long as you fight something the more likely it will be in your life.  Look at the USA government for a perfect example.  The war on drugs, the war on crime, etc. etc. all lead to more of what they resist.  We have more drugs in society today than ever before and it can be attributed to the “war”.  What are you fighting in your life?  A war on alcoholism, a war on prejudice, or maybe it is just a dislike of your fat thighs or pot belly.  It is time to throw the towel in!  Give up!  Sometime when you win you lose and this works in reverse too. 

Take a different perspective on your life and see the perfection in all that occurs.  Look deep within and see how you really feel about losing that job which you did not care about anyway.  What puts you into a panic is the fear of loss.  Starving to death in this day and age takes some determination, but there are still some who insist on taking this road.  May they be blessed in the adventure. 

Have you considered the possibility that you create your life by your thoughts and actions?  I must agree that some things seem out of your control and beyond the scope of your desire.  I certainly have wrestled with my inner urgings and a few years ago I gave up the battle and embraced them.  The inner battle I speak of is my gender identity which did not match my outer appearance.  I was given a male body but a female brain and I have been fighting this all my life.  Transition is letting go of the battle and accepting life as it needs to be

The path to acceptance is paved in understanding.  Get to know yourself and accept him or her as you need to be.  Not as you want to be or even desire to be.  Your inner self is patient and when you (your ego) step aside it will emerge!

Life is full of easy times, hard times, trials and tribulations.  Once you accept this and start seeing the perfection in the grand plan which is beyond your control the world will open up for you and you will experience life as your choice as if you designed it all.  Because you did 😉

 🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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