"I am divinely created & guided.
I lack nothing & am abundant in all ways.
In the protective embrace of faith,
I know I am loved & I am safe.
I trust my heart & that I am always being
guided in the right direction."
-My personal faith statement
We are just beginning to see little glimpses of Spring here in central Pennsylvania. For me, Spring is the ultimate representation of faith & hope. So much new life bursting forth from what seems like an endless winter. Spring is the season of rebirth. The grass turns green, trees and shrubs are covered little buds ready to open, the daffodils and crocuses are popping up from the frozen ground with their yellow & purple blooms, the birds & bunnies are out frolicking. So much hope, so much faith!
This winter I read The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein. The cover promised me it would transform my fear into faith. Well it has quickly become on of the best books I have read in a very long time. I see the ways that my once very faith-filled spirit had gotten highjacked by disappointment, ego, fear.... Oh that ego, it is a real good liar! Ego wants to control everything, the problem with that is we block the flow of the miraculous, the magical, the serendipitous, the ah-ha moments. Ego is not our friend & control is just an illusion. If we want certainty, we must release control and step into the flow of faith. From this space, we can be certain that we are connecting with our true nature, our true essence. That is when the good stuff begins to happen! That is when we can regain equanimity, experience miracles, see the magic & beauty all around us, manifest our desires & live in full service to our hearts.
"The more we embody faith, the more we will flow in love, miracles, abundance & create new experiences."
In The Universe Has Your Back, Bernstein has this terrific little idea...create a personal faith statement. As soon as I read this, I was like YES!!!! I put the book down, sat in quiet meditation for a bit, ask the universe to help guide me & with absolute ease, my faith statement came to me. "I am divinely created & guided. I lack nothing & am abundant in all ways. In the protective embrace of faith, I know I am loved & I am safe. I trust my heart & that I am always being guided in the right direction." For many months, I had been using the mantra "I am loved, I am safe" when I felt anxiety sneaking up on me. Anxiety is just your ego leading you down the path of fear but with this short little mantra, I could get back on the path of my heart.
Go ahead now, its your turn...write your own faith statement! Don't overthink it, just let it be something that you feel emotionally pulled towards. Come to this project with an open heart & open mind, have fun with it! My faith statement has helped me realign with living in full service to my heart, to connect with the loving energy of the universe/God, to living in the flow of faith. In the weeks since writing my faith statement & reading it daily, a sense of calm has come over me, a certainty that I am on the right path. So many cool things have happened to me & around me. It really is mind blowing! The hard days still happen, I still experience fear, despair, anxiety but I can step out of it much more easily envisioning the protective embrace of faith around me. In the flow of faith, I can be certain that all things will work out, they always have....