“I am realistic… I expect miracles.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Whether we realize it or not we all have faith in something. Even if our faith is in that there is nothing that exists that we cannot sense with our five senses or that hasn’t been scientifically proven, that is still faith in something.
However, the faith I am speaking about in this article is in something that has not been “proven” by scientists…yet. It is something that is way more powerful than us. You could call it a higher intelligence, a higher self, God, the universe, or pretty much anything that you want to. It is something that is deep within us, in the core of our souls.
It is something that we can sense on an intuitive level but not necessarily something that we can explain easily. When we think about it our heart perks up, feels “curious” if nothing else, and at the deepest level of our being we feel a tinge of yearning. We yearn because we know that this is the answer, this is what “home” feels like, and we long to feel the complete safety that this thing provides us when we are in connection to it.
This higher self is inside every single one of us and when our soul connects with something that we can feel as “the truth”, we know that there is something to all of this spirituality stuff. Even if on a logical, mind based level we have no idea how it could be possible, our soul knows it doesn’t need to “know”, it only needs to feel it.
However, the term “faith” has been tainted. Religious fanatics have over used and misused the term to the point that the mere mention of it makes people immediately shut off. It now seems to be being associated with the “sheep”, “still asleep”, or the logical realists who refuse to associate with anything that can’t be scientifically proven.
It has become a term that is associated with the infantile and ignorant minds of those who need something to believe in. What many people may not realize is that having faith in this unseen force actually makes us happier, less stressed and more peaceful.
And while it’s completely understandable that some people are still operating from the perspective that there couldn’t possibly exist something that is more powerful and smart than, GASP… us and our logical based minds, for those who have begun their spiritual awakening process having a faith in a force that is much greater than our small minds can comprehend sounds completely logical.
When our souls begin to awaken to higher state of consciousness wisdom that is on a more metaphysical level becomes something that we just instinctively “know” versus something that we just “believe in.”
Below are three ways that having faith makes you a happier person –
1) You realize that you are not alone
This is perhaps the most important and most comforting that faith provides us with. As our spiritual self blossoms it becomes apparent that love is the ultimate truth of the universe. When we believe that there is a force that loves us even more than we love ourselves, that there is something that wants our happiness as much as we want it and something that is helping guide us through life’s trials and tribulations, a sense of peace overtakes us.
We haven’t been abandoned here to just fend for ourselves, although sometimes it may feel like that. Not only is this higher intelligence always with us, we actually are it, therefore we can never truly be apart from it. It won’t let us fall, unless falling is part of the plan that is.
2) You realize that there is a reason for everything
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” ~ Asha Tyson
So from where we are standing we can’t see the bigger picture of our lives. We don’t know why things happen the way they do, in the timing it does, but through faith we see that there is always a reason behind the circumstances of our lives.
When we operate from the standpoint that life is giving us whatever situation that is going to help us grow and evolve in the quickest manner possible, we see that everything that happens to us is ultimately helping us. When our faith is only in ourselves and our conscious minds, life can seem like one problem after another.
Through the eyes of faith we go from asking, “why is this happening to me?” to “how is this here to help me?” Next time you are faced with a strenuous circumstance instead of throwing your hands in the air in utter defeat and hopelessness, go internally and ask your higher wisdom how this situation is ultimately helping you. You may be surprised how approaching all adverse circumstances from this perspective actually moves you through things much quicker and with a new found wisdom than ever before.
3) You realize that you are only the vessel in which the universe experiences itself
“Life is the universe experiencing itself in endless variety.” ~ Alan Watts
The ironic thing that happens is that on one level of understanding faith comforts us by letting us know that we are not an “accident” and neither is anything that life brings us to. However, from an even higher level of understanding we realize that there really is no purpose to all of it.
Yes, life brings us to situations that are meant to guide us back into our most unconditionally loving part of our being, but it’s all simply done so that this higher being can experience itself through us. From this level of consciousness there are no “wrong” or “right” emotions.
There are no “right” or “wrong” people, or belief systems, or ways to experience the all that is. Everything just is, and all is part of a perfectly orchestrated divine plan. When we are completely free to feel any thought or feeling that arises within us without judging these things as “bad”, we reach a point of even deeper faith that everything is perfect, everything is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to and we are merely the space in which all things are experienced.
Faith in the utter perfection of everything is when we begin to see the beauty and joy of every circumstance, even if it is a circumstance we do not prefer.