This an extraordinary time in history! Personally, professionally, economically, politically and culturally – transition and challenge are evident. We are being bombarded with information about the struggles that we are engaged in and that are before us. We are also seeing people like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Marianne Williamson, Michael Bernard Beckwith and President Obama telling us that WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. People want to believe in possibility but it is difficult to get beyond the circumstances and events of life. It is challenging to have faith when the details of our lives tell us that “life is hard”. I would like to suggest that we begin to learn to see things differently. I would like to suggest that we clean the lenses of perception that see pain and powerlessness. What if we put on invisible glasses that showed us how to see through the eyes of faith….unwavering faith?
Ernest Holmes says, in his book The Science of Mind, “Always the man who has faith in his own ability accomplishes far more than the one who has no confidence in himself. Those who have great faith, have great power”. The Bible states, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
Both of these statements are showing us that where we put our attention is essential. Just because we do not see it, does not mean it is not available. Mystics and sages of all kinds have declared that we must become clear that there is good available. Scientists tell us that there is a field of pure potential that awaits our recognition of possibility. Our job is to activate a faith in the unseen. We are being called to stand in an unwavering position in our thoughts, words, deeds and actions that life is for us and not against us. We must declare “I shall not be moved” from the knowing that the universe is conspiring for my greatness ALWAYS.
Take a moment to write down your challenges on one side of a piece of paper. On the other side write “I stand as a space of unwavering faith declaring that I AM……… (prosperous, healthy, creative, employed, etc). Put in the quality or word that is the opposite of the challenge. Read this list before you go to bed and once you have gone through the list say: It is done! I accept It! I stand in an expectancy of good!
Take a moment to remember this:
There has never been a time in history, no matter how challenging, that there were not people that prospered. So in this time of great change ask…what is the nature of my destiny and how can it be fulfilled now with grace and ease?
Cynthia James is a transformational specialist guiding thousands of people to make changes for lasting healing in their lives. Ms James is a speaker, teacher, performing artist and the award winning author of “What Will Set You Free”. Cynthia has facilitated hundreds of workshops, and keynotes; including Celebrate Your Life, Woman Arising, the Gift in Shift, Colorado Behavior Healthcare Council, the Women’s Success Forum, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Facility, and many others. She is the founder of the Cynthia James Support Network; an online support community. Cynthia’s newest book, “Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence”, offers practical tools for self empowerment. www.CynthiaJames.net
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