Gem of the Week: Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith
"Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered.
No one was there." ~unknown
What's our worst enemy? - FEAR: fear of lack, fear of failure, fear of sickness, fear of loss, fear of aging, and on and on it goes. There's so much fear going around these days! A lot is due to the media and social media. It's constantly there, constantly reminding us of this issue or that crisis. It seems we can never escape it. And as a result, it's easy to become fearful and lose faith in the power of love and goodness.
Dictionary.com describes faith: confidence or trust in a person or thing; belief that is not based on proof; belief in God or in the doctrine or teachings of religion. How much faith do you have? How much fear do you have? God is love. Love is the greatest force of all. Love conquers all, including fear. Love IS.
As many of you know, I am a certified hypnotherapist with over 15 years of experience. Naturally, I'm a huge advocate of the power of our thoughts which stem from the beliefs held in our hearts or subconscious minds. Your subconscious mind governs 90% of your daily functions: emotions, feelings, automatic functions, long-term memory, habit patterns, addictions, instincts, intuition, creativity and spirituality. All input through your thoughts and senses are stored in your subconscious mind. You can think of your subconscious mind as the hard drive in your computer. Your conscious mind governs 10% of your daily functions: thinks, plans, organizes, short-term memory, gate-keeper. It can be thought of as your software or operating system. You must be careful as to what you are downloading into your subconscious.
Now, ask yourself these: What music am I listening to? What books am I reading? How much bad news do I watch on TV? How much do I dwell on the negative? Where and with whom am I spending my free time? What are my habitual thoughts or words? What am I downloading into my subconscious?
Your answers to the above either fuel your fear or your faith! Every input goes directly into your subconscious mind. And the stronger the emotional charge, the more impact it has in your daily living.
What is the most direct way to substitute fear for faith?
We are made in the image of God. The superconscious mind is the God Mind within each of us. It is the realm of perfect ideas. Jesus said, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you," and he said the Kingdom was within man. The Kingdom is the realm of perfect ideas and holds the fruits of the spirit: joy, peace, harmony, and love.
Connecting your superconscious mind to your subconscious mind is the perfect marriage in living a life of faith versus fear. Nothing stands between you and the desires of your heart, than doubt and fear. God wants to give you your heart's desires! "Ask and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you." But... you gotta have faith, faith, faith.
I believe the ultimate, strongest desire of each of our hearts is simply love - to commune in oneness with our Creator. Love is the greatest force of all. Love conquers all. Love IS. Find the daily practice that is best for you to commune in God's love to strengthen your faith and weaken your fear - joining your superconscious and subconscious in perfect union; to live a life with more joy, peace, harmony and love giving you your heart's desires.
Copyright, Denna J. Shelton, 2018
"Soul's Journey to Self-Love" eBook, www.dennashelton.com/TwentyGems.htm May it move you from judgment to acceptance, sadness to joy, powerless to empowered and, most importantly, home - home to Self Love!
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