In today’s fast-paced world, presence can seem like an unattainable goal for many. With the constant distractions, demands, and the weight of negative thinking, being present seems like an impossible mission. Healing and gaining control over our minds are often necessary preliminary steps to making us “present-ready”.
We must also be willing to hold a higher conversation in our minds if we are to break free from the constraints of our past. This is important since the cumulative effect of negative thinking can have a devastating effect on our auric field.
The auric field is the energy we emit serving a magnetic field around us that attracts and repels our experience.
One of the keys to achieving this state of presence is faith.
Not faith in the religious sense, but rather a practical and actionable kind that revolves around the concept of willingness.
In this article, we’ll explore how embracing faith, even while doubting can provide us with a most remarkable means of turning our lives around.
The Essence of Faith: Willingness to Believe
Faith, in its most practical sense, does not need to be cumbersome, as my own experience has shown. It is simply the willingness to believe despite our doubts, and being open to possibilities, even when our minds and past experiences tell us otherwise.
It’s not about having unshakable conviction either, but about embracing our doubts and being willing to believe in ourselves, in others, and in the benevolent forces at work in our lives, even when the odds are against us.
For example, you might doubt your abilities but still be willing to believe in yourself. Or, you may have doubts about the existence of angelic help, let’s say, but you’re willing to believe that you are being guided towards fulfilling your life’s purpose.
Contrary to what many believe, faith doesn’t require the unwavering conviction of a saint, or monk. It’s simply being willing to believe and allowing that willingness to shape our lives.
How Faith Can Transform Our Lives
When we choose to embrace faith and practice willingness, we align ourselves to powerful forces that can transform our lives. Faith allows us to:
1. Heal from past traumas: By embracing faith (or being willing to believe to use more simplistic terms) in ourselves and our abilities, a process of healing of past wounds and traumas naturally commences. It’s as if we are suddenly permitted to go where we have never gone before, and in so doing leveraging the profound understanding that our past experiences do not define us, and we have the power to create a new narrative for our lives.
2. Gain control over our minds: When we practice faith, we learn to break free from the shackles of negative thinking and destructive patterns that have kept us in the gullies of our lives. By simply being willing to believe, fear and doubt are displaced as conditioning experiences, and we begin to cultivate a more positive, empowering and appreciative understanding of our selves.
3. Enhance our aura: Our thoughts and feelings make up the magnetic field of our aura, which attracts and repels our experiences, and shapes our reality. Embracing faith and willingness helps us condition our aura, which in turn, attracts more positive experiences and opportunities into our lives.
4. Develop emotional resilience: Faith also teaches us to trust in ourselves and in the unfolding of our lives, even when in the face of adversity. We are no longer mere victims of circumstance, and are capable of
influencing our circumstances by influencing our thoughts and feelings. This trust and willingness to believe, helps build emotional resilience, making us better equipped to navigate our living experience on an even keel.
5. Foster a sense of purpose and meaning: When we practice faith and willingness, we open ourselves up to the guidance of a higher power, availing us with a sense of purpose, meaning and direction.
In the words of the prophet Muhammad “If Muhammad will not go to the mountain, the mountain will come to Muhammad.” This quote beautifully and powerfully illustrates the power of faith to shape our lives and bring us closer to our goals and aspirations.
Practical Steps for Cultivating Faith and Willingness:
1. Acknowledge your doubts: Recognise that doubts are a natural part of the human experience. Accept them without giving them undue importance, and don’t let them prevent you from embracing faith. All you are required to do is just to be willing to believe.
2. Practice self-compassion: Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, and remember that you don’t need to be perfect to embrace faith. Good will and a willingness to believe are more fundamentally more important than unwavering conviction.
3. Stay open to possibilities: Be open to new ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This openness invites curiosity and allows you to cultivate faith and willingness more effectively.
4. Seek out inspiration: Surround yourself with people, books, and other resources that inspire you and reinforce the power of faith and willingness. Learn from others who have successfully incorporated faith into their lives.
5. Meditate or pray: Develop a daily practice of meditation or prayer to help you connect with your inner guidance and strengthen your faith, which, to repeat myself, is simply the willingness to believe.
6. Set small, achievable goals: Start by setting small, achievable goals that require faith and willingness. As you experience success in these endeavors, your faith will grow and become more robust.
7. Reflect on your progress: Regularly reflect on your growth, achievements, and the impact of faith and willingness on your life. Acknowledge your progress and celebrate your successes.
Embracing faith and willingness in our lives can have profound effects on our mental and emotional well-being. By acknowledging our doubts, practicing self-compassion, and staying open to possibilities, we can transform our lives inside out, and cultivate a deeper sense of presence. The power of willingness and faith can guide us towards healing, self-discovery, and a more fulfilling life. So, take the leap of faith, embrace your doubts, and let this power shape your journey towards a more passionate, purposeful and present life.